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5G Automotive Association and European Automotive Telecom Alliance Sign a Partnership MoU

5G Automotive Association and European Automotive Telecom Alliance Sign a Partnership MoU

BARCELONA, Spain, March 2, 2017 -- The 5G Automotive Association (5GAA) and the European Automotive Telecom Alliance (EATA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding. The aim of this partnership is to foster cooperation in the field of connected and autonomous driving solutions as well as standardisation, spectrum and ... Continue reading

Axalta Researcher to Introduce Automotive Coating System Development at PITTCON

Axalta Researcher to Introduce Automotive Coating System Development at PITTCON

Dr. Chen Ling will present "Application of ATR-FTIR Microspectroscopy in Understanding Interlayer Migration of Automotive Coatings," at the PITTCON Conference and Expo on March 8. ... Continue reading

BorgWarner Expands Product Leadership with Gasoline VTG Turbocharger for the Mass Market

BorgWarner Expands Product Leadership with Gasoline VTG Turbocharger for the Mass Market

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., March 2, 2017 -- BorgWarner has developed specialized variable turbine geometry (VTG) turbochargers for a broad range of gasoline-powered vehicles. Perfectly matched to new combustion systems which will also be used in hybrid applications, the company's advanced solution is a core component of cle ... Continue reading

Citi Retail Services Renews Agreement with Ford Motor Company

Citi Retail Services Renews Agreement with Ford Motor Company

CHICAGO—Citi Retail Services today announced it will renew its consumer financing agreement with Ford Motor Company. Citi Retail Services is one of North America’s largest and most experienced retail credit solution providers. ... Continue reading

Decker Truck Line, Inc. Names First-Ever Grand Champion Professional Driver of the Year

Decker Truck Line, Inc. Names First-Ever Grand Champion Professional Driver of the Year

FORT DODGE, Iowa, March 2, 2017 -- Decker Truck Line, Inc., an industry leader in transportation and logistics that serves customers throughout the continental United States, recognized Arthur Clubb of Missoula, Montana, as its 2016 "Grand Champion Professional Driver of the Year" during a special ceremony last Friday ... Continue reading

Delta Reports Financial and Operating Performance for February 2017

Delta Reports Financial and Operating Performance for February 2017

ATLANTA, March 2, 2017 -- Delta Air Lines today reported financial and operating performance for February 2017. Consolidated passenger unit revenue (PRASM) for the month of February was flat year over year. ... Continue reading

Dodge Partners With Universal Pictures on The Fate of the Furious, Which Opens Nationwide on April 14

Dodge Partners With Universal Pictures on The Fate of the Furious, Which Opens Nationwide on April 14

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., March 2, 2017 -- Multitier co-branded promotional campaign includes television spots, social media and digital extensions and licensed products Dodge and SRT Dodge Chargers and Challengers featured in newest chapter of one of the most popular and enduring motion-picture serials of all time Dodge, w ... Continue reading

Enterprise Fleet Management Supervisor Earns ASE World Class Technician Award

Enterprise Fleet Management Supervisor Earns ASE World Class Technician Award

"Only a handful of technicians master the skills necessary to earn the award" ST. LOUIS, March 2, 2017 -- Of nearly 900,000 automotive technicians working in the United States, only 16 qualified for the 2017 World Class Technician Award from the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) and the Auto C ... Continue reading

Fleet Management Market Expected to Reach $34,629 Million, Globally, by 2022 - Allied Market Research

Fleet Management Market Expected to Reach $34,629 Million, Globally, by 2022 - Allied Market Research

PORTLAND, Oregon and PUNE, India, March 2, 2017 -- According to the new report published by Allied Market Research, titled, "Fleet Management Market - Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2014-2022", the global fleet management market size was $7,755 million in 2015, and is expected to reach $34,629 milli ... Continue reading

Global Automotive NVH Materials Market Growth Above 10%, 2017-2021 with 3M, BASF, Covestro, Dow Chemical & DuPont Dominating - Research and Markets

Global Automotive NVH Materials Market Growth Above 10%, 2017-2021 with 3M, BASF, Covestro, Dow Chemical & DuPont Dominating - Research and Markets

DUBLIN—Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Automotive NVH Materials Market 2017-2021" report to their offering. Global automotive NVH materials market to grow at a CAGR of 10.16% during the period 2017-2021. ... Continue reading

Goodyear Announces Offering of Senior Notes

Goodyear Announces Offering of Senior Notes

AKRON, Ohio, March 2, 2017 -- The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company  today announced that it has commenced a public offering of $700 million aggregate principal amount of 10-year senior notes. The notes will be senior unsecured obligations of the company. ... Continue reading

Haig Partners Advises Don Reid Ford On Sale To Peacock-Griffey Automotive

Haig Partners Advises Don Reid Ford On Sale To Peacock-Griffey Automotive

ORLANDO, Fla., March 2, 2017 -- Haig Partners LLC is pleased to have represented the owners of Don Reid Ford in the sale of their dealership to Peacock-Griffey Automotive. "We congratulate Chairman and CEO Warner Peacock and wish him and our former associates much success in the future.  Our family owned Don Reid Ford ... Continue reading

Honda Boosts Support of All-New 2017 CR-V with Latest Hispanic Marketing Effort Aimed at Pet Lovers

Honda Boosts Support of All-New 2017 CR-V with Latest Hispanic Marketing Effort Aimed at Pet Lovers

TORRANCE, Calif., March 2, 2017 -- Honda continues its launch activities for the all-new 2017 CR-V SUV with today's debut of an inspirational social campaign that runs from March 2-31 on Honda's social channels: @HondaLatino Twitter and Instagram as well as Facebook to drive awareness of the 2017 CR-V. The campaign inc ... Continue reading

Lockheed Martin Introduces Paragon™ Direct Attack Munition

Lockheed Martin Introduces Paragon™ Direct Attack Munition

ARCHBALD, Pa., March 2, 2017 -- Lockheed Martin has announced that its Dual Mode Plus laser-guided bomb (LGB) will be branded Paragon. The Paragon direct attack munition is an affordable, effective alternative to current dual-mode weapons. ... Continue reading

Motorcyclists Encouraged to Take Free Courses, Start Riding Season Safely

Motorcyclists Encouraged to Take Free Courses, Start Riding Season Safely

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 2, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the approach of warmer temperatures and the motorcycle riding season in Pennsylvania, PennDOT today urged riders of all ages to prepare by taking a free motorcycle training course. These courses are available to Pennsylvania residents throughout the common ... Continue reading

NASCAR XFINITY - Jacob Companies and Chip Ganassi Racing Announce Expanded NASCAR Team Partnership

NASCAR XFINITY - Jacob Companies and Chip Ganassi Racing Announce Expanded NASCAR Team Partnership

[cid:image002.jpg@01D29346.6AAC8290][JACOB Companies] FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Ian Moye at Chip Ganassi Racing (704) 308-6664 Jacob Companies and Chip Ganassi Racing Announce Expanded NASCAR Team Partnership Kyle Larson to Sport Jacob Companies Colors in Multiple NASCAR XFINITY Series Races in 2017 [17] CONCORD, ... Continue reading

National Action Plan outlines the road ahead in fight against distracted driving

National Action Plan outlines the road ahead in fight against distracted driving

OTTAWA and GUELPH, ON, March 2, 2017 /CNW/ - Distracted driving deaths have surpassed impaired driving deaths according to the latest fatality data from several Canadian jurisdictions. Nationally, distraction accounted for an estimated 25 per cent of drivers killed in fatal crashes in 2013. ... Continue reading

New Issue, Hellacious Hemi and Detroit Autorama

New Issue, Hellacious Hemi and Detroit Autorama

March 2 Xceleration Media P.O. Box 181332 Memphis, Tennessee 38181 This email is intended for submit@theautochannel.com. ... Continue reading

News from Hughes of Aylesbury - Charity sniffs out the right van for the job from Mercedes-Benz

News from Hughes of Aylesbury - Charity sniffs out the right van for the job from Mercedes-Benz

[cid:image007.jpg@01D2934A.A760FD20] Date: 2 March 2017 [Citan 109 CDI - Medical Detection Dogs (3)] He 'nose' a good thing when he sees one: Bio-detection dog Axel and trainer Mark Doggett, with Medical Detection Dogs' new Mercedes-Benz Citans Charity sniffs out the right van for the job from Mercedes-Benz A pioneerin ... Continue reading

Omnitracs Launches Route Race Game to Illustrate the Pivotal Role Technology Plays in Routing and Delivery

Omnitracs Launches Route Race Game to Illustrate the Pivotal Role Technology Plays in Routing and Delivery

DALLAS—Omnitracs, LLC, a global pioneer of fleet management solutions to transportation and logistics companies, today announced the launch of a new web-based game, Route Race. The interactive game is designed to bring awareness to challenges faced by companies making daily deliveries, from staying on schedule to ens ... Continue reading

Red Bull GRC Media Alert // Red Bull Global Rallycross Returns to Evergreen Speedway With Doubleheader

Red Bull GRC Media Alert // Red Bull Global Rallycross Returns to Evergreen Speedway With Doubleheader

[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 Returns to Evergreen Speedway With Doubleheader BUY RED BULL GRC SEATTLE ... Continue reading

Thermoset resin in the global automotive composites market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.6% by 2021

Thermoset resin in the global automotive composites market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.6% by 2021

IRVING, Texas, March 2, 2017 -- According to a new market report published by Lucintel, the future of thermoset resin in the global automotive composites market looks good with opportunities in various applications of interior, exterior and others. Thermoset resin in the global automotive composites market is forecast ... Continue reading

Turkish Automotive Suppliers Announced 2030 Goal: Turkey, Candidate for Being a Global Automotive Hub

Turkish Automotive Suppliers Announced 2030 Goal: Turkey, Candidate for Being a Global Automotive Hub

CAYIROVA, Turkey, March 2, 2017 -- Turkish Association of Automotive Parts and Components Manufacturers (TAYSAD) Chairman Alper Kanca said that they were determined to become a global automotive hub in 2030  The Turkish automotive supply industry, whose large market is Europe, is taking sure steps towards its goal of ... Continue reading

UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency Selects McMurdo for Latest Search and Rescue Satellite Technology

UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency Selects McMurdo for Latest Search and Rescue Satellite Technology

LANHAM, Md., March 2, 2017 -- Orolia, through its McMurdo brand, the most trusted name in emergency readiness and response, announced today that it was awarded a critical contract by the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) for nationwide enhancements to their existing Search and Rescue (SAR) satellite technology. ... Continue reading

Workhorse and Clean Fuels Ohio Ink Letter of Intent to deploy 500 W-15 Electric Pickup Trucks across Ohio Fleet

Workhorse and Clean Fuels Ohio Ink Letter of Intent to deploy 500 W-15 Electric Pickup Trucks across Ohio Fleet

CINCINNATI, March 2, 2017 -- Workhorse Group Inc. , an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) of battery-electric vehicles headquartered and manufactured in Cincinnati, Ohio, today announced it has received a Letter of Intent from Clean Fuels Ohio to partner with Workhorse to help deploy 500 W-15 Plug-In Electric Picku ... Continue reading

Advance Auto Parts Announces Multi-Year Partnership with the Mexican National Team

Advance Auto Parts Announces Multi-Year Partnership with the Mexican National Team

ROANOKE, Va. & NEW YORK—Advance Auto Parts, Inc. and the Federación Mexicana de Fútbol (FMF), the national governing body for the sport of soccer in Mexico, today announced a multi-year partnership, designating Advance Auto Parts as the Official Automobile Aftermarket Parts Partner of the Mexican National Team’s ... Continue reading

'Country Club For Gearheads' Opening To Fuel Seattle Car And Motorcycle Enthusiasts' Passion

'Country Club For Gearheads' Opening To Fuel Seattle Car And Motorcycle Enthusiasts' Passion

SEATTLE, March 2, 2017 -- The Shop, a state-of-the-art club for car and motorcycle enthusiasts, is currently under construction in Seattle's SoDo district with plans to open this spring. The 36,500-square-foot warehouse is being transformed into a car and motorcycle aficionado's dream: indoor storage with a viewing ar ... Continue reading

(Data Attached) New Survey: 18% of People are Terrified of Self-Driving Cars + Infographic

(Data Attached) New Survey: 18% of People are Terrified of Self-Driving Cars + Infographic

Following up on my last message, full data findings (and infographic) attached this time. Can also be found here <https://medium.com/@RavenCompanion/2017-state-of-driving-survey-61867972262f#.3b5grsi5j>. Apologies for the initial oversight. ... Continue reading

Delta introduces enhanced boarding process in Atlanta

Delta introduces enhanced boarding process in Atlanta

ATLANTA, March 2, 2017 -- Customers traveling through B Concourse at Atlanta's Hartsfield–Jackson International Airport today will notice a more streamlined boarding process at five Delta departure gates. The latest upgrade to the boarding process features branded pillars to create four parallel lanes, keeping custom ... Continue reading

Delta to fly newer, quieter, more efficient aircraft at New York's LaGuardia Airport

Delta to fly newer, quieter, more efficient aircraft at New York's LaGuardia Airport

NEW YORK, March 2, 2017 -- Delta will stop flying MD-88 aircraft on a scheduled basis at New York's LaGuardia Airport effective March 2. The airline will instead fly existing MD-88 routes on a mix of quieter, more fuel-efficient Airbus A320 family aircraft, Boeing 737s and a limited number of MD-90 mainline aircraft, ... Continue reading

Fwd: Dogwood 300 Doubleheader On Tap For PASS Return To Southern National

Fwd: Dogwood 300 Doubleheader On Tap For PASS Return To Southern National

*Andy Marquis* Managing Editor: race22.com Media Relations: Southern National Motorsports Park <http://www.snmpark.com/> | Mason Diaz Racing Cell: 910.467.6395 | Email: andymarquis@gmail.com | Twitter: @amarquis32 <http://www.twitter.com/amarquis32> ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: Alan Dietz <alandietzpas ... Continue reading

Polaris Recalls RZR and GENERAL Recreational Off-Highway Vehicles Due to Burn and Fire Hazards

Polaris Recalls RZR and GENERAL Recreational Off-Highway Vehicles Due to Burn and Fire Hazards

WASHINGTON, March 2, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2017/Polaris-Recalls-RZR-and-GENERAL-Recreational-Off-Highway-Vehicles Recall Summary Name of Product: Polaris recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs) Hazard: The vehicle engine can misfire and the temperatures of the exhaust and nearby ... Continue reading

Press Release: Dodge Partners With Universal Pictures on The Fate of the Furious, Which Opens Nationwide on April 14 - New TV Spot Features Leah Pritchett

Press Release: Dodge Partners With Universal Pictures on The Fate of the Furious, Which Opens Nationwide on April 14 - New TV Spot Features Leah Pritchett

Hello, See below a press release on the new 30-second co-branded Dodge TV spot, launched as part of the Dodge brand's promotional partnership with Universal Pictures for The Fate of the Furious, which opens nationwide April 14. The TV spot also prominently features Mopar/Dodge NHRA Top Fuel Dragster driver Leah Pritche ... Continue reading

Public consultation on road safety - CAA-Quebec says bad behaviour needs to be tackled!

Public consultation on road safety - CAA-Quebec says bad behaviour needs to be tackled!

QUEBEC CITY, March 2, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - While good behaviour should be rewarded, the opposite applies to bad motoring habits such as using a cellphone while driving, failing to wear seatbelts or disregarding pedestrian lights. In addition, more needs to be done regarding alcohol or drug impairment at the wheel. ... Continue reading

Race fans can see a little slice of history at 61st annual Indian Lake Boat Show

Race fans can see a little slice of history at 61st annual Indian Lake Boat Show

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Teamster Mechanics Protest Harmful Cuts And Discrimination At Cummins, Inc.

Teamster Mechanics Protest Harmful Cuts And Discrimination At Cummins, Inc.

WHITE HALL, W.Va., March 2, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Cummins  engine mechanics and service-workers came down from their shop in White Hall, W.Va. to the main street, to inform motorists and community members about what's gone wrong with Cummins, Inc. Cummins diesel engines and generators are everywhere. ... Continue reading

U-Haul Provides 30 Days of Free Self-Storage to Southern Indiana Residents Affected by Severe Weather

U-Haul Provides 30 Days of Free Self-Storage to Southern Indiana Residents Affected by Severe Weather

EVANSVILLE, Ind., March 2, 2017 -- U-Haul Company of Louisville is offering 30 days of free self-storage and U-Box container usage to residents who were affected by the severe storms that caused damage throughout Southern Indiana on Wednesday morning. Many homes have sustained damage and a number of trees fell on I-69 ... Continue reading

Veteran Schrader To Run Stock Car Doubleheader In May

Veteran Schrader To Run Stock Car Doubleheader In May

* ​**Ken Schrader To Run Mid-American Stock Car Series Events In May* Series Will Visit Indiana Fairgrounds & Lucas Oil Raceway As announced in early January, the Mid-American Stock Car Series will be heading from Wisconsin to Central Indiana to compete in a dirt-asphalt doubleheader during the month of May. Add ... Continue reading

VP Racing Fuels Continues Fuel Program for PDRA Racers in 2017

VP Racing Fuels Continues Fuel Program for PDRA Racers in 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE VP Racing Fuels Continues Fuel Program for PDRA Racers in 2017 PITTSBORO, N.C. (March 2, 2017): The PDRA welcomes back VP Racing Fuels as the Official Fuel of the PDRA for the fourth consecutive year. VP will continue to provide trackside fuel service and post-season awards up to $1000 in each cla ... Continue reading

US EPA to Deliver Keynote Address at Fuel Economy Detroit

US EPA to Deliver Keynote Address at Fuel Economy Detroit

PENARTH, UK, March 2, 2017 -- - Fuel Economy Detroit takes place in Dearborn, MI on 16 March 2017 - United States EPA to deliver keynote address - Hyundai, Toyota, BorgWarner, Honeywell and Valeo to discuss the future of powertrain technology - New for 2017: second high-level panel discussion featuring Ford, General Mo ... Continue reading

World Première in Geneva: Porsche Sport Turismo (Wagon)

World Première in Geneva: Porsche Sport Turismo (Wagon)

New body version of the Porsche Panamera Stuttgart. Porsche is expanding the Panamera family with the addition of a new body version: The Panamera Sport Turismo is celebrating its world première at the Geneva Motor Show (March 7 to 19, 2017), where five different versions will be on display: Panamera 4, Panamera 4S, P ... Continue reading

2018 Lexus LS 500h confirmed for 2017 Geneva auto show

2018 Lexus LS 500h confirmed for 2017 Geneva auto show

Lexus has released the first photo of the hybrid version of its newest LS sedan ahead of a debut at next month’s 2017 Geneva auto show. The fifth generation of the Lexus flagship made its debut in January at the 2017 Detroit auto show was only shown as an LS 500, which comes with a twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V-6 del ... Continue reading

World premiere of the Vengeance Volante by Kahn at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show

World premiere of the Vengeance Volante by Kahn at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show

Following the successful launch of the original Vengeance at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, this year will see Kahn Design debut a new convertible variant, the Vengeance Volante. Like its predecessor, the Vengeance Volante is built on Aston Martin’s bonded aluminium and composite VH platform, chosen for its lightweight ... Continue reading

US Auto Sales Scoreboard February 2017 - Light Trucks Drive Gains for International Nameplates

US Auto Sales Scoreboard February 2017 - Light Trucks Drive Gains for International Nameplates

Market Watch 03/02/17 Tweet This Share This on Facebook Email This Although the February auto market slipped slightly from a year ago, the sales pace remained strong due to high demand for trucks and SUVs. International brands were well positioned to take advantage of U.S consumer demand, logging a positive month overa ... Continue reading

Consumer Reports 10 Most Reliable Car Brands in America

Consumer Reports 10 Most Reliable Car Brands in America

YONKERS, NY February 2017; Luxury cars from brands like Audi, Porsche, BMW and Lexus are some of the best autos on the road, according to the 2017 Brand Report Card from Consumer Reports, the world’s largest and most trusted independent, nonprofit consumer organization. For the second year in a row, Audi (81) earned ... Continue reading

World Premiere: New Range Rover Velar Revealed at the Design Museum +VIDEO

World Premiere: New Range Rover Velar Revealed at the Design Museum +VIDEO

Taking its place alongside the design greats of all time, the Design Museum welcomed a new exhibit this evening: the Range Rover Velar. Velar launches with a suite of consumer technologies, working together to create an in-built technology butler. ... Continue reading

World Premiere at 2017 Geneva Motor Show: Porsche Expands Panamera Line with Sport Turismo Model

World Premiere at 2017 Geneva Motor Show: Porsche Expands Panamera Line with Sport Turismo Model

The Panamera Sport Turismo is celebrating its world première at the Geneva Motor Show (March 7 to 19, 2017), where five different versions will be on display: Panamera 4, Panamera 4S, Panamera 4S Diesel, Panamera 4 E-Hybrid and Panamera Turbo. Based on the successful sports saloon, the new version once again makes a p ... Continue reading

Mazda Partners with SPIN, VIBE and Stereogum to Create Official Venue for SXSW® 2017

Mazda Partners with SPIN, VIBE and Stereogum to Create Official Venue for SXSW® 2017

IRVINE, Calif., March 2, 2017 -- Driving its way into downtown Austin, Mazda will once again take over South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conference and Festivals as the Official Automobile Sponsor. Converging on the city from March 10-19 with a complimentary ride service, activities at the outdoor stage and a first-of-its- ... Continue reading

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