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Axalta Invites Collision Repair Shops to Experience Innovative Tools at NORTHEAST 2017

Axalta Invites Collision Repair Shops to Experience Innovative Tools at NORTHEAST 2017

GLEN MILLS, Pa.—Axalta Coating Systems , a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, will showcase its innovative lineup of refinish systems and tools designed to help body shops boost productivity and profitability at the 40th Annual NORTHEAST® Automotive Services Show, presented by the Alliance of Aut ... Continue reading

National Charity Cars Program Announces Donation Of Vintage Autos By Collector And Preservationist Evan Metropoulos

National Charity Cars Program Announces Donation Of Vintage Autos By Collector And Preservationist Evan Metropoulos

LONGWOOD, Fla., March 16, 2017 -- The Original 1-800-Charity Cars, Inc., America's largest non-profit organization focused on providing free donated vehicles to assist families in need, announced that Evan Metropoulos, a principal at family investment firm Metropoulos & Co. and an ardent "preservationist" collector of ... Continue reading

Auto Manufacturers Refuse To Take Responsibility For Their Robot Car Failures: Safe Autonomous Vehicles (SAVe)

Auto Manufacturers Refuse To Take Responsibility For Their Robot Car Failures: Safe Autonomous Vehicles (SAVe)

PHILADELPHIA, March 16, 2017 -- The Safe Autonomous Vehicles (SAVe) Campaign today announced that out of more than a dozen automakers it challenged to take responsibility for failures in their autonomous vehicle technology, only Volvo has publicly agreed to accept responsibility for their robot cars at some levels of a ... Continue reading

NADA Praises Trump Administration for Restarting Midterm Review of Fuel-Economy Standards

NADA Praises Trump Administration for Restarting Midterm Review of Fuel-Economy Standards

NADA President and CEO Peter Welch on Wednesday issued the following statement in response to the Trump Administration's decision to restart the midterm review of federal fuel-economy standards, which was circumvented by the Obama Administration's "final determination" of MY 2022-2025 standards in January: "NADA applau ... Continue reading

Capital One® And Car Designer Chip Foose To Discuss New Ways Of Buying And Financing Cars At 2017 DFW Auto Show

Capital One® And Car Designer Chip Foose To Discuss New Ways Of Buying And Financing Cars At 2017 DFW Auto Show

DALLAS, March 16, 2017 -- Capital One, one of the title sponsors of the 2017 DFW Auto Show, March 22-26, will provide attendees with the opportunity to meet with well-known car designer, Chip Foose, at their Capital One Auto Navigator Garage. The Garage is a specially-constructed interactive space that will also featur ... Continue reading

Concur Debuts Automated Mobile Distance Tracking Tool to Save Time and Drive Savings

Concur Debuts Automated Mobile Distance Tracking Tool to Save Time and Drive Savings

Concur Expense Smart Drive Allows for Simplified, Accurate Mileage Expense Reporting That Can Save Companies Up to 20 Percent BELLEVUE, Wash., March 16, 2017 -- Concur®, an SAP company and the world's leading provider of travel, expense and invoice management solutions, today announced a new technology that automatic ... Continue reading

Lockheed Martin to Deliver World Record-Setting 60kW Laser to U.S. Army

Lockheed Martin to Deliver World Record-Setting 60kW Laser to U.S. Army

BOTHELL, Wash., March 16, 2017 -- Lockheed Martin has completed the design, development and demonstration of a 60 kW-class beam combined fiber laser for the U.S. Army.  In testing earlier this month, the Lockheed Martin laser produced a single beam of 58 kW, representing a world record for a laser of this type. The Lo ... Continue reading

National Science Foundation Recognizes 2 NYU Professors for Promising Research in Smart Cities and Smart Transportation

National Science Foundation Recognizes 2 NYU Professors for Promising Research in Smart Cities and Smart Transportation

BROOKLYN, N.Y., March 16, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Science Foundation (NSF) has selected two New York University faculty members, Joseph Y.J. Chow and Constantine Kontokosta, as recipients of the prestigious NSF Faculty Early Career Development Awards, more widely known as CAREER Awards. Each will ... Continue reading

News from Mertrux Truck & Van - Mercedes-Benz Vito adds polish for Shine!

News from Mertrux Truck & Van - Mercedes-Benz Vito adds polish for Shine!

[cid:image008.jpg@01D29E63.4B6AD850] Date: 16 March 2017 [Vito 114 BlueTEC - Shine! (8)] Mercedes-Benz Vito adds polish for Shine! When business success depends on your ability to undertake top-quality repairs to vehicle body damage, you need a van that looks the part too. For Shine!, that means the Mercedes-Benz Vito. ... Continue reading

Novelis Expands Automotive Capabilities in Electric Vehicle Market

Novelis Expands Automotive Capabilities in Electric Vehicle Market

SHANGHAI and ATLANTA, March 16, 2017 -- Novelis, the world leader in aluminum rolling and recycling, announced it has expanded its automotive supply capabilities by signing an agreement with next-generation car company, NIO, to provide innovative aluminum solutions for its fleet of smart, high-performance, premium elec ... Continue reading

Red Bull GRC Media Alert // Red Bull Global Rallycross to Stage Second Annual Atlantic City Event August 12-13

Red Bull GRC Media Alert // Red Bull Global Rallycross to Stage Second Annual Atlantic City Event August 12-13

[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 Stage Second Annual Atlantic City Event August 12-13 BUY RED BULL GRC ... Continue reading

Research Report on China Tire Industry, 2017-2021 - Research and Markets

Research Report on China Tire Industry, 2017-2021 - Research and Markets

DUBLIN—Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Research Report on China Tire Industry, 2017-2021" report to their offering. In 2016, the production volume of tires was about 1.71 billion in the global market, increasing slightly compared to 2015. ... Continue reading

Southern National Motorsports Park Postpones Season Opener to March 26th

Southern National Motorsports Park Postpones Season Opener to March 26th

Southern National Motorsports Park Postpones Season Opener to March 26th [image: Inline image 2] *Frontstretch and grandstand area atSouthern National Motorsports Park (Andy Marquis/SNMP photo)* After monitoring several different forecasts for Saturday night, Southern National Motorsports Park has made the decision to ... Continue reading

TA-Petro Exhibiting Sponsor at the 2017 Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) March 23 – March 25

TA-Petro Exhibiting Sponsor at the 2017 Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) March 23 – March 25

WESTLAKE, Ohio—TravelCenters of America LLC, (TravelCenters), operator of TA® and Petro Stopping Centers® branded travel centers, is doing it BIG in Louisville at MATS this year. From the Shower Trailer, to FREE Truck Parking and shuttle service, to selling tires and servicing rigs, it’s well worth a visit. ... Continue reading

Car Site Survey Reveals Distance and Research Tops Priority List for Canadian Car Shoppers

Car Site Survey Reveals Distance and Research Tops Priority List for Canadian Car Shoppers

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 16, 2017 -- CarGurus, a leading car research and shopping site, today released a survey uncovering Canadian car shoppers' habits and preferences. The survey's findings showed that different types of car shoppers are willing to travel varying distances for a car, heavy online researchers have a m ... Continue reading

J.D. Power Finds Automotive Service Quality Rises Along with Overall Customer Satisfaction

J.D. Power Finds Automotive Service Quality Rises Along with Overall Customer Satisfaction

COSTA MESA, Calif., March 16, 2017 -- Quality of automotive service continues to show significant improvement and is driving an increase in overall customer satisfaction, according to the J.D. Power 2017 U.S. Customer Service Index (CSI) Study,SM released today. Service quality scores account for the greatest improveme ... Continue reading

McQueen Launches Search for Missing Bullitt Mustangs

McQueen Launches Search for Missing Bullitt Mustangs

LOS ANGELES—McQueen Racing LLC, founded by Chad McQueen, the only son of the late actor Steve McQueen, announced today that respected journalist and Bullitt expert Matt Stone has accepted a request and will lead an investigation into the whereabouts of the two missing iconic Bullitt Mustangs, in consultation with the ... Continue reading

News from Mercedes-Benz Trucks - Mercedes-Benz Unimogs conquer ice and fire in Cumbria

News from Mercedes-Benz Trucks - Mercedes-Benz Unimogs conquer ice and fire in Cumbria

[Header - MB Trucks] Date: 16 March 2017 [Unimog U500 - Cumbria County Council (44)] Mercedes-Benz Unimogs conquer ice and fire in Cumbria Cumbria can justly claim to have the highest, most challenging terrain and the worst winter weather conditions of all England's counties - when the going gets tough, the crews respo ... Continue reading

Now Is The Best Time Of Year To Buy A New Car, Expert Says

Now Is The Best Time Of Year To Buy A New Car, Expert Says

TORONTO, March 16, 2017 If you're thinking about buying a new car this year, you may want to buy it sooner than later," says Viraf Baliwalla, President of Automall Network, a vehicle buying service. According to Baliwalla, this is the best time of year to buy a new vehicle because there is the best balance between larg ... Continue reading

Magic Spigot Can Convert Your 24 MPG Of Gasoline Vehicle Into A 131 MPG Of Gasoline Vehicle And Save You Money

Magic Spigot Can Convert Your 24 MPG Of Gasoline Vehicle Into A 131 MPG Of Gasoline Vehicle And Save You Money

Dear Reader; With yesterday's announcement that President Trump will have the EPA and DOT revisit the CAFE 54.5 pipe dream which is not only impossible for car companies to reach, but counter-intuitively is actually a gift to Big Oil...how's that you say? Well here it is in real non MBA or PHD terms...there are 260 mil ... Continue reading

Ethanol Groups Praise Emissions Rules Review +VIDEO

Ethanol Groups Praise Emissions Rules Review +VIDEO

President Trump announced Wednesday that the administration is reinstating the Midterm Evaluation of the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) and greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) standards for the automotive industry, which is good news for the ethanol industry. “Today’s actions allow the opportunity for EPA to slow ... Continue reading

High Octane Alliance Applauds EPA's Recall of CAFE Rule

High Octane Alliance Applauds EPA's Recall of CAFE Rule

Washington, D.C. March 15, 2017: The High Octane Low Carbon Alliance called today's announcement that the Trump Administration was recalling the fuel economy rule an important first step in achieving realistic reductions in fuel consumption. Alliance Chairman Tom Daschle said the recall was necessary due to the fact th ... Continue reading

The New York Times Buys Into CAFE 54.5 Obfuscation

The New York Times Buys Into CAFE 54.5 Obfuscation

Growing up in New York I grew up with an unbending prejudice towards the invincibility and incontrovertible exactness of The New York Times on every subject printed within. I along with virtually every kid on the streets of Brooklyn and other boroughs (ok, except maybe not the Bronx) never argued about or questioned an ... Continue reading

BAC Mono Supercars Hit The Ice In Sweden, Enjoys Inaugural Mono Ice Driving Experience +VIDEO

BAC Mono Supercars Hit The Ice In Sweden, Enjoys Inaugural Mono Ice Driving Experience +VIDEO

Briggs Automotive Company (BAC) is celebrating a hugely successful inaugural Mono Ice Driving Experience trip, having hit the frozen lakes of Sweden in three of its One-of-a-Kind Mono supercars. A true British success story, BAC has achieved worldwide acclaim and success for the brilliance of its driver-focused Mono an ... Continue reading

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