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2017 Buick LaCrosse earns IIHS Top Safety Pick Award +VIDEO

2017 Buick LaCrosse earns IIHS Top Safety Pick Award +VIDEO

ARLINGTON, Va. — The redesigned Buick LaCrosse earns a good rating in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's challenging small overlap front crash test and qualifies for a Top Safety Pick award. ... Continue reading

2017 Honda Ridgeline Tops Pickup Trucks in Safety by Earning 5-Star Overall Vehicle Rating from NHTSA

2017 Honda Ridgeline Tops Pickup Trucks in Safety by Earning 5-Star Overall Vehicle Rating from NHTSA

TORRANCE, Calif., Feb. 16, 2017 -- The 2017 Honda Ridgeline, recently named 2017 North American Truck of the Year, is now the only pickup truck in America to earn the highest possible safety ratings from both the U.S. government and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The 2017 Ridgeline earned a best pos ... Continue reading

2017 Mazda CX-5 makes Canadian debut in Toronto

2017 Mazda CX-5 makes Canadian debut in Toronto

– Powertrain lineup will include new 2.2L turbo-diesel engine – TORONTO, Feb. 16, 2017 /CNW/ - Mazda Canada introduced the new 2017 Mazda CX-5 crossover to the Canadian market today during a press conference at the Canadian International Auto Show. ... Continue reading

Air Canada Inaugurates First Montreal-Shanghai Non-Stop Flights

Air Canada Inaugurates First Montreal-Shanghai Non-Stop Flights

Airline's First Boeing 787 Dreamliner service from Montreal MONTREAL, Feb. 16, 2017 /CNW/ - Today marks the launch of Air Canada's daily year-round flights from Montreal to Shanghai, China, the airline's first direct service to Asia from Montreal, offering convenient one-stop access to points throughout Quebec, Atlant ... Continue reading

AJAC Awards 2017 Subaru Forester with Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year

AJAC Awards 2017 Subaru Forester with Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Feb. 16, 2017 /CNW/ - Subaru Canada, Inc. (SCI) is thrilled to announce that the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) awarded the 2017 Subaru Forester with 2017 Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year honours. ... Continue reading

CIVIQ Smartscapes Expands WayPoint Interactive Info Station Network To New Second Avenue Subway

CIVIQ Smartscapes Expands WayPoint Interactive Info Station Network To New Second Avenue Subway

NEW YORK, Feb. 16, 2017 -- Today, CIVIQ Smartscapes announced the installation of  WayPoints in stations on New York City's new Second Avenue Subway, bringing state-of-the-art urban technology to the Metropolitan Transit Authority's (MTA) newest line. ... Continue reading

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company Declares 180th Consecutive Quarterly Dividend

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company Declares 180th Consecutive Quarterly Dividend

FINDLAY, Ohio—Cooper Tire & Rubber Company today announced a quarterly dividend of 10.5 cents per share on common stock, payable March 31, 2017 to stockholders of record at the close of business March 2, 2017. This will mark the 180th consecutive quarterly dividend paid by Cooper Tire & Rubber Company. ... Continue reading

Delta Debuts Free Main Cabin Meals in 12 Markets

Delta Debuts Free Main Cabin Meals in 12 Markets

ATLANTA, Feb. 16, 2017 -- Delta is introducing complimentary meals on some of its longest domestic flights, including transcontinental routes between New York's JFK and Los Angeles/San Francisco. ... Continue reading

General Dynamics Awarded $126 Million by U.S. Navy for Virginia-Class Block V Long Lead Time Material

General Dynamics Awarded $126 Million by U.S. Navy for Virginia-Class Block V Long Lead Time Material

GROTON, Conn., Feb. 16, 2017 -- General Dynamics Electric Boat has been awarded a $126.5 million contract by the U.S. Navy for long lead time material for the first two Block V Virginia-class submarines, SSN-802 and SSN-803. ... Continue reading

General Dynamics Wins $170 Million Enterprise Cyber Network Defense Contract from Defense Intelligence Agency

General Dynamics Wins $170 Million Enterprise Cyber Network Defense Contract from Defense Intelligence Agency

FAIRFAX, Va., Feb. 16, 2017 -- General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics , was awarded a task order by the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) to provide a wide range of cyber security services required to defend intelligence networks and systems for the Agency, Combatant Commands and v ... Continue reading

Gray Line's Award-winning, Original Video Series, "The Bucket Life," Returns for Second Season

Gray Line's Award-winning, Original Video Series, "The Bucket Life," Returns for Second Season

DENVER, Feb. 16, 2017 -- Following the award-winning, inaugural season of Gray Line's original video series, "The Bucket Life," the global sightseeing company today launched 'New Orleans,' the second season opener.  A travel video series directly aimed at better connecting people with places and cultures, "The Bu ... Continue reading

Honeywell Ignites STEM Interest Through Interactive Space Camp Experience For 320 Students

Honeywell Ignites STEM Interest Through Interactive Space Camp Experience For 320 Students

MORRIS PLAINS, N.J., Feb. 16, 2017 -- Honeywell today announced that 320 students from 45 countries and 27 U.S. states and territories will attend the Honeywell Leadership Challenge Academy this year. ... Continue reading

Humble Design Fueled by U-Haul Expands Operation to Chicago

Humble Design Fueled by U-Haul Expands Operation to Chicago

CHICAGO and DETROIT, Feb. 16, 2017 -- Humble Design Fueled by U-Haul is expanding its philanthropic mission beyond Greater Detroit to assist disadvantaged families and veterans transitioning out of homeless shelters in the Chicago area. ... Continue reading

Intoxalock Calls for Stronger Legislation, Enforcement of Drunk Driving Penalties

Intoxalock Calls for Stronger Legislation, Enforcement of Drunk Driving Penalties

DES MOINES, Iowa, Feb. 16, 2017 -- In light of the recent study released by the National Safety Council, Intoxalock, a leading ignition interlock provider, is calling for more stringent legislation and stronger state enforcement of drunk driving penalties for offenders. ... Continue reading

Lockheed Martin Awarded U.S. Navy Contract for Full-Rate Production of Avionics Test System

Lockheed Martin Awarded U.S. Navy Contract for Full-Rate Production of Avionics Test System

ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 16, 2017 -- The U.S. Navy has approved full rate production for Lockheed Martin's [NYSE:LMT] Electronic Consolidated Automated Support System (eCASS). Lockheed Martin is set to deliver 63 eCASS stations to the U.S. Navy as part of a $166 million contract. ... Continue reading

Lykes Insurance Advises Fleet Owners About Avoiding the Costs of Distracted Driving

Lykes Insurance Advises Fleet Owners About Avoiding the Costs of Distracted Driving

FORT MYERS, Fla., Feb. 16, 2017 -- Business fleet owners should be aware of fleet liability issues caused by distracted driving, according to risk advisors at Lykes Insurance, a premier Florida-based commercial insurance firm. ... Continue reading

Subaru Forester Claims Top Honours as AJAC's 2017 Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year

Subaru Forester Claims Top Honours as AJAC's 2017 Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year

Data Driven by Canadian Expertise – That's What Makes a Winner TORONTO, Feb. 16, 2017 /CNW/ - In an early morning press conference at the opening of the Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto, the Subaru Forester claimed top honours when the utility vehicle was declared the 2017 Canadian Utility of the Year by t ... Continue reading

Supreme Industries to Announce 2016 Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year Financial Results

Supreme Industries to Announce 2016 Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year Financial Results

GOSHEN, Ind.—Supreme Industries, Inc. (NYSE MKT: STS), invites you to listen to a live conference call to discuss its 2016 fourth-quarter and full-year financial results. The conference call will also be webcast live and accessible via Supreme’s website. ... Continue reading

Thaiwoo and POMA Sign a Strategic Partnership to Develop Thaiwoo Ski Resort

Thaiwoo and POMA Sign a Strategic Partnership to Develop Thaiwoo Ski Resort

GRENOBLE, France, February 16, 2017 -- Today, the Chinese company Beijing Raissun Investment Co. Ltd, owner of Thaiwoo Ski Resort, and the French company POMA, ropeway transportation specialist, signed a strategic partnership to develop Thaiwoo-expected to be one of the sites hosting the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics. ... Continue reading

Volkswagen Golf (Alltrack) claims top honours as AJAC's 2017 Canadian Car of the Year

Volkswagen Golf (Alltrack) claims top honours as AJAC's 2017 Canadian Car of the Year

Data Driven by Canadian Expertise – That's What Makes a Winner TORONTO, Feb. 16, 2017 /CNW/ - In an early morning press conference at the opening of the Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto, the Volkswagen Golf (Alltrack) claimed top honours when the car was declared the 2017 Canadian Car of the Year (CCOTY) b ... Continue reading

Toyota Again Named the "World's Most Admired" Motor Vehicle Company by FORTUNE

Toyota Again Named the "World's Most Admired" Motor Vehicle Company by FORTUNE

PLANO, Texas, Feb. 16, 2017 --Toyota was once again named by Fortune as one of the "World's Most Admired Companies" and named the No. ... Continue reading

Honda Marine Engine Concept

Honda Marine Engine Concept

ALPHARETTA, Ga. Feb 16, 2017 Honda Marine breaks the mold for marine engines at the 2017 Miami International Boat Show with a bold concept engine that could power the future of boating. ... Continue reading

Bitauto to Report Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2016 Unaudited Financial Results on March 1, 2017

Bitauto to Report Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2016 Unaudited Financial Results on March 1, 2017

BEIJING, Feb. 16, 2017 -- Bitauto Holdings Limited ("Bitauto" or the "Company") , a leading provider of internet content and marketing services for China's fast-growing automotive industry, today announced that it will report its unaudited financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2016 ... Continue reading

eHi Car Services Forms Strategic Partnership with Yongda Auto

eHi Car Services Forms Strategic Partnership with Yongda Auto

SHANGHAI, Feb. 16, 2017 -- eHi Car Services Limited ("eHi" or the "Company") , a leading car rental and car services provider in China, today announced it has entered into a strategic partnership with China Yongda Automobiles Services Holdings Limited (03669.HK, "Yongda Auto"), a leading passenger vehicle retailer and ... Continue reading

Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles 2017-2027: Land, Water, Air - Only Up-To-Date Comprehensive Report on the Whole Subject with Presentations and Interviews - Research and Markets

Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles 2017-2027: Land, Water, Air - Only Up-To-Date Comprehensive Report on the Whole Subject with Presentations and Interviews - Research and Markets

DUBLIN—Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles 2017-2027: Land, Water, Air" report to their offering. This report is intended for those seeking to invest, support, develop, make, sell or use vehicle fuel cell systems and their materials and associated services. ... Continue reading

Global Automotive Terrain Response System Market - Analysis, Technologies & Forecasts to 2021 - Growing Demand for Driver Assistance Technologies in Off-road Vehicles - Research and Markets

Global Automotive Terrain Response System Market - Analysis, Technologies & Forecasts to 2021 - Growing Demand for Driver Assistance Technologies in Off-road Vehicles - Research and Markets

DUBLIN—Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Automotive Terrain Response System Market 2017-2021" report to their offering. The global automotive terrain response system market to grow at a CAGR of 11.05% during the period 2017-2021. ... Continue reading

Global Land, Water, Air Energy Independent Electric Vehicles Market 2017-2037 - Research and Markets

Global Land, Water, Air Energy Independent Electric Vehicles Market 2017-2037 - Research and Markets

DUBLIN—Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Energy Independent Electric Vehicles Land, Water, Air 2017-2037" report to their offering. This report "Energy Independent Electric Vehicles Land, Water, Air 2017-2037" reveals how energy independent electric vehicles (EIV) such as solar racers were a cur ... Continue reading

INVITATION: Marshall Oxford Jaguar Land Rover - New Showroom Launch Event

INVITATION: Marshall Oxford Jaguar Land Rover - New Showroom Launch Event

Good morning, As you may be aware, Marshall Oxford Jaguar Land Rover recently opened its new showroom in Milton Gate, Milton Park, near Didcot. The new Jaguar Land Rover retail concept showcases both brands operating side-by-side from the same location serving customers across Oxfordshire and beyond. ... Continue reading

Superior Industries to Release Full Year and Fourth Quarter 2016 Financial Results and Host Conference Call

Superior Industries to Release Full Year and Fourth Quarter 2016 Financial Results and Host Conference Call

SOUTHFIELD, Mich.—Superior Industries International, Inc. , the largest manufacturer of aluminum wheels for passenger cars and light-duty vehicles in North America, today announced that it will release financial results for the full year and fourth quarter ended December 25th, 2016 on Thursday, March 2nd, 2017. The c ... Continue reading

Worldwide Autonomous Car Market is Rising at a Phenomenal CAGR of 47.50% by 2035: Constant Technological Innovations to Create Lucrative Opportunities, Predicts TMR

Worldwide Autonomous Car Market is Rising at a Phenomenal CAGR of 47.50% by 2035: Constant Technological Innovations to Create Lucrative Opportunities, Predicts TMR

ALBANY, New York, February 16, 2017 -- The strong presence of competitors will characterize the global market for autonomous cars, finds a new study by Transparency Market Research (TMR). Tesla Motors Inc., Nissan Motor co., Ltd. and Waymo LLC are expected to lead this market in future. ... Continue reading

WV DMV Announces Two New Self-Service Kiosk Locations

WV DMV Announces Two New Self-Service Kiosk Locations

CHARLESTON, W.Va.—Commissioner Pat Reed is pleased to announce that customers in the Beckley and Morgantown areas may now "Skip the Line" and take advantage of new "WV DMV Now" kiosks that process vehicle registration renewals in minutes. The two new kiosks, available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, are located in ... Continue reading

French National Railway Company Accelerates Innovation with Watson Internet of Things on IBM Cloud

French National Railway Company Accelerates Innovation with Watson Internet of Things on IBM Cloud

MUNICH, Feb. 16, 2017 -- IBM today announced that French Railways operator SNCF is using IBM Watson Internet of Things (IoT) on IBM Cloud to deliver superior customer experiences, heightened operational efficiency and enhanced rail safety to its 13.5 million daily passengers. ... Continue reading

Helping Home And Auto Owners Worry Less, New "MasterThis™" Platform Launches Partnership With HowStuffWorks®

Helping Home And Auto Owners Worry Less, New "MasterThis™" Platform Launches Partnership With HowStuffWorks®

BOSTON, Feb. 16, 2017 -- When facing challenges at home or on the road, whether driving in winter weather or preparing for a move, you worry less when you know more. ... Continue reading

Lithium Market Driven by Demand for Portable Electronics and Electric Vehicles

Lithium Market Driven by Demand for Portable Electronics and Electric Vehicles

NEW YORK, February 16, 2017 -- Lithium has become a major component of the battery manufacturing industry. Lithium ion batteries are rechargeable, capable of a longer lifecycle, higher storage capacity and better efficiency than conventional batteries. ... Continue reading

Navistar Honors 'Diamond Supplier' Status To Key Suppliers

Navistar Honors 'Diamond Supplier' Status To Key Suppliers

LISLE, Ill., Feb. 16, 2017 -- Navistar this week recognized 34 top-performing suppliers with its annual Diamond Supplier Award. ... Continue reading

Omnitracs Partners with Peloton Technology on Driver-Assistive Truck Platooning and Development of Combined Fleet Management Solutions

Omnitracs Partners with Peloton Technology on Driver-Assistive Truck Platooning and Development of Combined Fleet Management Solutions

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Penske Automotive Completes Acquisition of U.K.-Based CarShop

Penske Automotive Completes Acquisition of U.K.-Based CarShop

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich., Feb. 16, 2017 -- Penske Automotive Group , an international transportation services provider and a leading retailer of prestige vehicles in the U.K., announced today that it has completed the acquisition of CarShop, one of the U.K.'s leading retailers of used vehicles.  CarShop retails high-q ... Continue reading

Raytheon developing first of its kind automated assessment system for 21st century wargame scenarios

Raytheon developing first of its kind automated assessment system for 21st century wargame scenarios

DULLES, Va., Feb. 16, 2017 -- The U.S. Missile Defense Agency has awarded Raytheon Company a contract to develop an automated tool that assesses the effectiveness of using missiles and interceptors (kinetic) and cyber and electronic warfare (non-kinetic) weapons in wargames. ... Continue reading

Red Bull GRC Media Alert // Red Bull Global Rallycross to Open 2017 Season in Memphis

Red Bull GRC Media Alert // Red Bull Global Rallycross to Open 2017 Season in Memphis

[Macintosh HD:Users:andrea:Desktop:RBGRC_cmyk_pos.eps]FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Media Contact: Andrea Sobel Red Bull Global Rallycross 213-745-2123 asobel@redbullglobalrallycross.com<mailto:ebronner@jmprpublicrelations.com> Red Bull Global Rallycross to Open 2017 Season in Memphis BUY RED BULL GRC MEMPHIS TICKETS: Click h ... Continue reading

Standard Motor Products, Inc. Announces Appointment of New Director

Standard Motor Products, Inc. Announces Appointment of New Director

NEW YORK, Feb. 16, 2017 -- Standard Motor Products, Inc. , an automotive replacement parts manufacturer and distributor, announced today that Patrick McClymont has been appointed as an independent director to the Company's Board of Directors. ... Continue reading

Standard Motor Products, Inc. Announces New Stock Repurchase Program

Standard Motor Products, Inc. Announces New Stock Repurchase Program

NEW YORK, Feb. 16, 2017 -- Standard Motor Products, Inc. , an automotive replacement parts manufacturer and distributor, today announced that its Board of Directors has authorized the purchase of up to $20 million of its common stock under a stock repurchase program. ... Continue reading

Wireless Charging Market 2017-2027: Focus on Phones & Cars - Research and Markets

Wireless Charging Market 2017-2027: Focus on Phones & Cars - Research and Markets

DUBLIN—Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Wireless Charging 2017-2027: Phones, Cars etc." report to their offering. This unique commercially oriented report has 180+ pages packed with detailed market and technical analysis with many new infograms, conference slides, roadmaps and ten year forecast ... Continue reading

Maserati Quattroporte S Q4 Gransport To Make Canadian Debut At International Auto Show In Toronto

Maserati Quattroporte S Q4 Gransport To Make Canadian Debut At International Auto Show In Toronto

Maserati Showcases Italian Elegance and All-Wheel-Drive Performance with Toronto Vehicle Display ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., Feb. 16, 2017 -- The all-new Maserati Quattroporte S Q4 GranSport will make its debut in Canada at the 2017 Canadian International Auto Show, the luxury Italian automaker today announced. ... Continue reading

Porsche presents two new models at the Canadian International Auto Show

Porsche presents two new models at the Canadian International Auto Show

Canadian debut of the Macan Turbo with Performance Package and 911 GT3 Cup car TORONTO, Feb. 16, 2017 Today, Porsche Cars Canada, Ltd. ... Continue reading

San Francisco to Host Forum On Future of Interstate Highways

San Francisco to Host Forum On Future of Interstate Highways

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 16, 2017 -- The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and the Transportation Research Board (TRB) invite Bay Area residents and visitors to take part in an ongoing Study of the Future Interstate Highway System, and to attend a pair of upcoming listening-and-outreach events in San Francisco at ... Continue reading

2017 Toyota Corolla iM Review by Carey Russ

2017 Toyota Corolla iM Review by Carey Russ

Toyota’s Scion division may be history, but its final product lineup is still extant. Only the names have been changed, and of course the badging. ... Continue reading

All-New Kia Picanto Revealed

All-New Kia Picanto Revealed

The all-new Kia Picanto city car has been revealed to European media for the first time today ahead of its public debut at the 2017 Geneva International Motor Show in March. The new Picanto will go on sale across Europe from the start of Q2 2017. ... Continue reading

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