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NASA's Johnson Space Center to Host Microgravity University for Educators

NASA's Johnson Space Center to Host Microgravity University for Educators

WASHINGTON, March 30, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sixty K-12 educators from across the nation will visit NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston to test student-derived experiments in a simulated microgravity environment.  Twelve teams of five educators will participate in the 2017 Microgravity University for Educ ... Continue reading

AAM's Next Generation EcoTrac Increases Fuel Economy, Decreases Packaging Size

AAM's Next Generation EcoTrac Increases Fuel Economy, Decreases Packaging Size

DETROIT, March 30, 2017 -- An industry first, American Axle & Manufacturing's (AAM) EcoTrac ® disconnecting all-wheel drive (AWD) system dramatically increased efficiency, safety and performance when it was introduced several years ago. Now, the second generation of EcoTrac will further this mission with even greate ... Continue reading

Advantage Rent-A-Car and ACE Rent A Car Earn Top Customer Experience Ratings for Rental Cars & Transport, According to Temkin Group

Advantage Rent-A-Car and ACE Rent A Car Earn Top Customer Experience Ratings for Rental Cars & Transport, According to Temkin Group

WABAN, Mass., March 30, 2017 -- Advantage Rent-A-Car and ACE Rent A Car deliver the best customer experience in the Rental Cars & Transport industry, according to the 2017 Temkin Experience Ratings, an annual customer experience ranking of companies based on a survey of 10,000 U.S. consumers.  Advantage Rent-A-Car to ... Continue reading

Annual All-American Classic Returns in 2017: The original Super Chevy Show auto show April 7 - October 14, 2017

Annual All-American Classic Returns in 2017: The original Super Chevy Show auto show April 7 - October 14, 2017

LOS ANGELES, March 30, 2017 -- The Enthusiast Network announces an All-American original returns in 2017 for the 31st annual original Super Chevy Show auto show tour that will once again bring together the largest collection of Chevrolet vehicles in one place as part of the multi-day, multi-location event that has grow ... Continue reading

Audi to Acquire Silvercar Inc., Expand Digital Mobility Technology and Service Offerings

Audi to Acquire Silvercar Inc., Expand Digital Mobility Technology and Service Offerings

HERNDON, Va.—The Audi board today announced it intends to fully acquire Silvercar Inc., a shared mobility company, to expand its digital mobility solutions and services. The companies expect approval of the transaction by responsible regulatory authorities, with the transaction concluding in the first half of 2017. ... Continue reading

Automated Passenger Counting System Market to Reach $298 Million by 2022: Increasing Demand for Real-Time Transit Information - Research and Markets

Automated Passenger Counting System Market to Reach $298 Million by 2022: Increasing Demand for Real-Time Transit Information - Research and Markets

DUBLIN—Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Automated Passenger Counting and Information System Market:Global Forecast to 2022" report to their offering. The automated passenger counting system market was valued at USD 105.3 million in 2016 and is expected to reach USD 298.0 million by 2022, growin ... Continue reading

Automotive NVH Materials Market to Reach $13.5 Billion by 2021 - By Type, Application & Vehicle Type - Increasing Demand from the Automotive Industry Owing to Stringent Government Regulations - Research and Markets

Automotive NVH Materials Market to Reach $13.5 Billion by 2021 - By Type, Application & Vehicle Type - Increasing Demand from the Automotive Industry Owing to Stringent Government Regulations - Research and Markets

DUBLIN—Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Automotive NVH Materials Market - Global Forecast to 2021" report to their offering. The global automotive NVH materials market is projected to reach USD 13.52 billion by 2021, at a CAGR of 6.0% from 2016 to 2021. ... Continue reading

Axalta’s Cromax Refinish Brand Becomes Silver Partner of Belgian Punch Powertrain Solar Team

Axalta’s Cromax Refinish Brand Becomes Silver Partner of Belgian Punch Powertrain Solar Team

Axalta's product technology and commitment to motorsports and corporate social responsibility emphasized as Cromax named Silver Partner of Belgian Punch Powertrain Solar Team (Photo: Axalta) Full Size Small Preview Thumbnail ???pagination.previous??? ???pagination.next??? Axalta's product technology and commitment to m ... Continue reading

CarMax Opens First Stores in Puget Sound Area

CarMax Opens First Stores in Puget Sound Area

SEATTLE—CarMax, Inc. , the nation’s largest retailer of used cars, today celebrated the grand opening of the company’s new stores in Lynnwood and Puyallup, as its first locations in the Puget Sound region. These new stores bring more than 200 new jobs to the area, and will provide customers with a selection of be ... Continue reading

China Zenix Auto International Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2016 Results

China Zenix Auto International Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2016 Results

- Net cash flow from operations in 2016 reached RMB179.2 million (US$25.8 million), Expenditures and deposits related to property, plant and equipment in 2016 was RMB29.5 million (US$4.3 million) - ZHANGZHOU, China, March 30, 2017 -- China Zenix Auto International Limited ("Zenix Auto" or "the Company"), the largest co ... Continue reading

Demand for Offshore Support Vessels From Shallow Water Projects to Pick up Faster Than Deepwater

Demand for Offshore Support Vessels From Shallow Water Projects to Pick up Faster Than Deepwater

PUNE, India, March 30, 2017 -- The report "Offshore Support Vessel Market by Type (Anchor Handling Tug Supply, Platform Supply Vessel, Multipurpose Support Vessel, Standby & Rescue Vessel, Crew Vessel, Chase Vessel, Seismic Vessel), Depth (Shallow & Deepwater), and Region - Global Forecast to 2022", published by Market ... Continue reading

DENSO News Release - DENSO Increases Participation at SAE WCX17 as Tier One Supplier Partner

DENSO News Release - DENSO Increases Participation at SAE WCX17 as Tier One Supplier Partner

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DrivingSales Selects Jazel Automotive to Speak at Upcoming President's Club

DrivingSales Selects Jazel Automotive to Speak at Upcoming President's Club

LAKE FOREST, Calif., March 30, 2017 -- Jazel Automotive has been selected to speak at the upcoming DrivingSales President's Club in New York City on April 9th & 10th. Along with top automotive industry executives and thought leaders, Carlos McEwan – a longtime industry veteran and Regional Sales Manager at Jazel – ... Continue reading

Ford Invests C$500 Million for R&D in Canada; Doubles Connectivity Team and Opens New Research and Engineering Centre in Ottawa

Ford Invests C$500 Million for R&D in Canada; Doubles Connectivity Team and Opens New Research and Engineering Centre in Ottawa

Ford has committed C$1.2 billion in Canadian investments in the past six months More than 400 connectivity, telematics and infotainment engineers are being hired in Canada and the United States to accelerate development of connected vehicles and services New Ford Ottawa Research and Engineering Centre to be established ... Continue reading

Genuine Parts Company Invests in Leading Industrial Distributor in Australasia

Genuine Parts Company Invests in Leading Industrial Distributor in Australasia

ATLANTA, March 30, 2017 -- Genuine Parts Company and Inenco Group ("Inenco") announced today that they have entered into a definitive strategic agreement whereby Inenco will issue new shares to Genuine Parts Company, representing a 35% stake in Inenco for approximately $70 million (US$) in cash.  The effective date of ... Continue reading

Global Luxury Car Ambient Lighting System Market to Grow at a CAGR of 7.37%, 2017-2021 with Federal-Mogul, Hella, Magneti Marelli & OSRAM Dominating - Research and Markets

Global Luxury Car Ambient Lighting System Market to Grow at a CAGR of 7.37%, 2017-2021 with Federal-Mogul, Hella, Magneti Marelli & OSRAM Dominating - Research and Markets

DUBLIN—Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Luxury Car Ambient Lighting System Market 2017-2021" report to their offering. The global luxury car ambient lighting system market to grow at a CAGR of 7.37% during the period 2017-2021. ... Continue reading

INRIX Parking Expands Reservation and Payment Platform for Automakers

INRIX Parking Expands Reservation and Payment Platform for Automakers

KIRKLAND, Wash., March 30, 2017 -- INRIX, Inc., the world leader in connected car services and transportation analytics, today announced the expansion of its parking reservations capabilities in INRIX Parking. INRIX has brought together availability, reservations and payments for both on-street and off-street parking ... Continue reading

Invitation to Volvo Group Capital Markets Day 2017

Invitation to Volvo Group Capital Markets Day 2017

GÖTEBORG, Sweden, Mar 30, 2017 -- The Volvo Group invites institutional investors and financial analysts to the Volvo Group Capital Markets Day in Eskilstuna on May 23, 2017. The Capital Markets Day provides an opportunity to get updated on the Volvo Group strategy and development. ... Continue reading

Jeep® Brand Launches Innovative Customer Experience With The All-New Jeep Compass

Jeep® Brand Launches Innovative Customer Experience With The All-New Jeep Compass

The Accenture-developed app allows car buyers to hold a Tango-enabled device and view, walk around, look inside and configure a life-size virtual Jeep Compass (Photo: Business Wire) Full Size Small Preview Thumbnail ???pagination.previous??? ???pagination.next??? The Accenture-developed app allows car buyers to hold a ... Continue reading

Leading Automotive Retail Dealer Integration Network Leverages Interop Certified ebXML ebMS Services for Data Exchange

Leading Automotive Retail Dealer Integration Network Leverages Interop Certified ebXML ebMS Services for Data Exchange

BROOMFIELD, Colo., March 30, 2017 -- Oxlo Systems Inc., the owner and operator of ODIN(TM), the Open Dealer Integration Network for the automotive industry, announces Oxlo's ebXML MSH software has completed Drummond Group Inc. ebMS 4Q16 Interop Certification and is conformant to the Base Profile, the Automotive Retail ... Continue reading

Lexus and Kia Earn Top Customer Experience Ratings for Auto Dealers, According to Temkin Group

Lexus and Kia Earn Top Customer Experience Ratings for Auto Dealers, According to Temkin Group

WABAN, Mass., March 30, 2017 --Lexus and Kia deliver the best customer experience across auto dealers, according to the 2017 Temkin Experience Ratings, an annual customer experience ranking of companies based on a survey of 10,000 U.S. consumers.  Lexus took the top spot out of the 21 auto dealers included in this ye ... Continue reading

Life360 Driving Behavior Data Reveals Distracted Driving Trends Across America

Life360 Driving Behavior Data Reveals Distracted Driving Trends Across America

SAN FRANCISCO, March 30, 2017 -- April is observed as Distracted Driving Awareness Month by the National Safety Council. To help raise awareness of this epidemic and encourage families to discuss safe driving habits, Life360, the world's leading family location app and driving safety service, recently analyzed driving ... Continue reading

More than 4,000 youth will discover Canada in July onboard VIA Rail

More than 4,000 youth will discover Canada in July onboard VIA Rail

MONTRÉAL, March 30, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - More than 4,000 VIA Rail Canada (VIA Rail) Canada 150 passes were sold in less than 36 hours. As soon as the pass was posted on VIA Rail's website on March 27, youth quickly seized the opportunity and shared it on social media to spread the good news. ... Continue reading

New Business Models and Service Expansion in European Automotive Aftermarket eRetail Strengthen Growth Opportunities

New Business Models and Service Expansion in European Automotive Aftermarket eRetail Strengthen Growth Opportunities

Delticom, Amazon, and eBay have the strongest overall eRetailer portfolios in Europe, finds Frost & Sullivan's Mobility team LONDON, March 30, 2017 -- European automotive aftermarket eRetailers are redrawing the boundaries of aftermarket service through innovative business models involving supplier collaboration, busin ... Continue reading

Nissan Congratulates the Government of Quebec for its Enhanced Drive Electric Program

Nissan Congratulates the Government of Quebec for its Enhanced Drive Electric Program

Electric vehicle accessibility boosted in Quebec by extending the electric vehicle incentive to pre-owned vehicles MONTREAL, March 30, 2017 /CNW/ - As the manufacturer of the best-selling all-electric vehicle in history, Nissan Canada congratulates the Government of Quebec on its recently announced pilot project for us ... Continue reading

Northern Ireland Works with Aviation Industry to Increase International Flights

Northern Ireland Works with Aviation Industry to Increase International Flights

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, March 30, 2017 -- Belfast is hosting the Routes Europe forum next month (23-25 April) to bring new flights and improved international connections to Northern Ireland.      (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150730/250177LOGO )      (Photo: http://mma.prnewswire.com/media/48434 ... Continue reading

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Great Outdoor Activities and Unique Food & Beverages in Benzie County, Michigan

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Great Outdoor Activities and Unique Food & Beverages in Benzie County, Michigan

BENZONIA, Mich., March 30, 2017 -- Those who love to spend time outdoors will savor the warm weather options in Benzie County, Michigan.  Golfing, fishing, biking, hiking, events, as well as, numerous restaurants and class-act breweries, a winery/meadery, and a distillery create a wonderful start-to-finish getaway exp ... Continue reading

Solid-state LiDAR is Going to be Eyes for Future Driverless Cars

Solid-state LiDAR is Going to be Eyes for Future Driverless Cars

PUNE, India, March 30, 2017 -- According to the new report "LIDAR Market by Product (Aerial, Ground-Based, UAV, and Solid-State), Application (Corridor Mapping, Engineering, ADAS & Driverless Car, Exploration, Urban Planning, Cartography, & Meteorology), Component, Services, and Geography - Global Forecast to 2022", pu ... Continue reading

State Approves MAPFRE Insurance To Provide Gap Coverage For Rideshare Drivers

State Approves MAPFRE Insurance To Provide Gap Coverage For Rideshare Drivers

WEBSTER, Mass., March 30, 2017 -- In an important move aimed at protecting Massachusetts drivers, MAPFRE Insurance will be among the first insurers in the state to offer gap coverage to auto insurance policyholders using their personal cars to drive for rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft.  The state's Division of ... Continue reading

Subaru of America Celebrates The Return of Spring as The 2017 Cherry Blossom Festival Title Sponsor

Subaru of America Celebrates The Return of Spring as The 2017 Cherry Blossom Festival Title Sponsor

CHERRY HILL, N.J., March 30, 2017 -- Subaru of America, Inc. announced today its continued title sponsorship of the annual Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival as the Japanese cultural celebration marks its 20th anniversary of hosting the festival in Philadelphia. Subaru is sponsoring the Cherry Blossom Festival for the 14th ... Continue reading

Texas Armoring Corporation Celebrates 20 Years Armoring Innovation

Texas Armoring Corporation Celebrates 20 Years Armoring Innovation

SAN ANTONIO, March 30, 2017 -- Texas Armoring Corporation (TAC) is excited to announce its twentieth year in business as the leading innovator and producer of luxury lightweight armored passenger vehicles. Throughout times of conflict and global unrest, TAC has proven itself time and again to be the premier source of a ... Continue reading

Top 3 Emerging Trends Impacting the Global Marine Powerboats Batteries Market from 2017-2021: Technavio

Top 3 Emerging Trends Impacting the Global Marine Powerboats Batteries Market from 2017-2021: Technavio

Technavio has announced the release of their 'Global Marine Powerboats Batteries Market 2017-2021' report. (Graphic: Business Wire) Full Size Small Preview Thumbnail ???pagination.previous??? ???pagination.next??? Technavio has announced the release of their 'Global Marine Powerboats Batteries Market 2017-2021' report. ... Continue reading

Toyota Research Institute Brings Artificial Intelligence To The Hunt For New Materials

Toyota Research Institute Brings Artificial Intelligence To The Hunt For New Materials

PALO ALTO, Calif., March 30, 2017 -- The Toyota Research Institute (TRI) will collaborate with research entities, universities and companies on materials science research, investing approximately $35 million over the next four years in research that uses artificial intelligence to help accelerate the design and discov ... Continue reading

Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Yokohama Unveils 12-Round Schedule for 2017 Season

Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Yokohama Unveils 12-Round Schedule for 2017 Season

New 911 GT3 Cup car will be seen on the starting grid in May MISSISSAUGA, ON, March 30, 2017 /CNW/ - A return to the Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal is a leading highlight of the 2017 schedule for the Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Yokohama, announced today by the International Motor Sports Association (I ... Continue reading

Vail Resorts Names Lynanne Kunkel Chief Human Resource Officer

Vail Resorts Names Lynanne Kunkel Chief Human Resource Officer

BROOMFIELD, Colo., March 30, 2017 -- Vail Resorts, Inc. today announced the hiring of Lynanne J. Kunkel as chief human resources officer of the Company, effective May 15, 2017. Kunkel will oversee all facets of human resources leadership and management across the Company's global operations, and lead the Company's eff ... Continue reading

Ford Windsor $1.2 billion Investment Shows Value Of Union

Ford Windsor $1.2 billion Investment Shows Value Of Union

WINDSOR, ON, March 30, 2017; The announcement of a $1.2-billion investment by Ford in Windsor is welcomed news and was made possible by Unifor's successful contract talks with the company last fall. "Unifor went into talks with the Detroit Three with one goal in mind – secure investment in the Canadian auto industry ... Continue reading

Driverless Cars and Shared Mobility to Transform Traditional Vehicle Interiors

Driverless Cars and Shared Mobility to Transform Traditional Vehicle Interiors

LONDON, March 30, 2017 -- Fully driverless technology will spark a transformation of personal mobility, enabling consumers to abandon costly vehicle ownership and summon shared vehicles when needed. ABI Research predicts that this will transform the vehicle interior, which car manufacturers will design to be reconfigur ... Continue reading

April is National Car Care Month

April is National Car Care Month

BETHESDA, Md., March 30, 2017 Each spring, vehicle maintenance is a trending topic across the country because April is National Car Care Month. This year will be no exception as the non-profit Car Care Council shares the benefits of routine vehicle maintenance via its website and social media platforms. ... Continue reading

Lexus To Offer "Lane Valet" Digital Safety Feature +VIDEO

Lexus To Offer "Lane Valet" Digital Safety Feature +VIDEO

TORRANCE, Calif. (March 30, 2017)—Autonomous driving and Vehicle to Vehicle (V2V) communications continue to evolve at a rapid pace, with Lexus leading the way. ... Continue reading

The Auto Channel: 100% Relevant And Safe Advertising Environment

The Auto Channel: 100% Relevant And Safe Advertising Environment

The Auto Channel – A “Focused Content Channel” Provides Web Users and Web Advertisers A Safe Efficient Place To Accomplish Their Tasks The Auto Channel offers automotive advertisers a 100% Relevant and Safe Environment for their brands advertising, and offers web surfers the means to eliminate information glare a ... Continue reading

2017 Subaru Outback 2.5i Touring Review by Carey Russ +VIDEO

2017 Subaru Outback 2.5i Touring Review by Carey Russ +VIDEO

A good mix of versatility and utility with style and safety, and a touch of luxury with the new Touring model DRIVING DOWN THE ROAD WITH CAREY RUSS 2017 Subaru Outback2.5i Touring Flash back to the early 1990s. Truck-based sport-utility vehicles were the popular items of the day, a triumph of fashion over practicality ... Continue reading

Kia Stinger Makes Asian Debut at Seoul Motor Show +VIDEO

Kia Stinger Makes Asian Debut at Seoul Motor Show +VIDEO

Kia Stinger shown alongside 2011 GT Concept New carbon fiber design elements demonstrate performance potential Kia displays innovative DRiVE WISE technology with Virtual Reality theatre Fully-interactive exhibition of new connected-car technologies SEOUL, Korea - March 30, 2017: The new Kia Stinger fastback sports seda ... Continue reading

2017 Volkswagen Tiguan Review By Larry Nutson

2017 Volkswagen Tiguan Review By Larry Nutson

2017 Volkswagen Tiguan Review havee you heard? Volkswagen is the number one, largest seller of new vehicles in the whole world for 2016. They’ve knocked off Toyota. ... Continue reading

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