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3 Things We Can Learn From The Uber Driverless Car Accident

3 Things We Can Learn From The Uber Driverless Car Accident

PHOENIX, April 4, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Recently an Uber self-driving car in Arizona was involved in an accident.  Immediately, Uber suspended its entire autonomous vehicle program until their investigation was completed.  The investigation revealed the accident was caused by a human-driven vehicle that wa ... Continue reading

$7 Billion Growth Opportunities in the Global Automotive ACC System Market 2017-2022 - Research and Markets

$7 Billion Growth Opportunities in the Global Automotive ACC System Market 2017-2022 - Research and Markets

DUBLIN—Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Growth Opportunities in the Global Automotive ACC System Market" report to their offering. The global automotive ACC system market is expected to reach an estimated $7.0 billion by 2022 and it is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 24.1% from 2017 to 2022. ... Continue reading

Continental's Integrated Brake System MK C1® Wins 2017 Automotive News PACE Award

Continental's Integrated Brake System MK C1® Wins 2017 Automotive News PACE Award

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., April 4, 2017 -- The technology company Continental won a 2017 Automotive News PACE (Premier Automotive Suppliers' Contribution to Excellence) Award for its integrated brake system MK C1. The vacuumless braking system was among the 2017 PACE finalists, marking the ninth consecutive year the company ... Continue reading

Fix Auto World acquires global rights to Novus Glass and other automotive aftermarket companies

Fix Auto World acquires global rights to Novus Glass and other automotive aftermarket companies

Fix Auto continues to pave the way for horizontal integration through acquisition of global rights to 11 glass and automotive aftermarket companies. BLAINVILLE, QC, April 4, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - Fix Auto World has announced an agreement to purchase the assets of 11 glass and automotive aftermarket companies, previously ... Continue reading

From Hardware to Software: Automotive Digital Transformation offers Billion Dollar Opportunities

From Hardware to Software: Automotive Digital Transformation offers Billion Dollar Opportunities

Over 1700 startups along with technology companies are expected to disrupt automotive industry, finds Frost & Sullivan's Mobility team LONDON, April 5, 2017 -- From connected cars, Internet of Things (IoT), autonomous technologies, and the impact of smartphones on in-vehicle experience to intensifying regulatory and s ... Continue reading

Global Automotive Composites Carbon Fiber Market Opportunities 2017-2022 - Research and Markets

Global Automotive Composites Carbon Fiber Market Opportunities 2017-2022 - Research and Markets

DUBLIN—Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Growth Opportunities in the Global Automotive Composites Carbon Fiber Market" report to their offering. Carbon fiber in the global automotive composites market is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 10.4% from 2016 to 2021. ... Continue reading

Global Market for Automotive Carbon Ceramic Brakes Poised to Exhibit 10.3% CAGR during 2016-2026

Global Market for Automotive Carbon Ceramic Brakes Poised to Exhibit 10.3% CAGR during 2016-2026

VALLEY COTTAGE, New York, April 4, 2017 -- Compared to cast iron discs, carbon ceramic bikes might be four times costlier, but that hasn't side-tracked automobile manufacturers from using them to increase the USP of their automotive offerings. Performance of vehicles equipped with automotive carbon ceramic brakes is ge ... Continue reading

INFINITI Launches INFINITI LAB in Toronto to Accelerate Internet of Things Technology

INFINITI Launches INFINITI LAB in Toronto to Accelerate Internet of Things Technology

INFINITI is the first car brand to launch accelerator program for Canadian startups Builds on successful Accelerator programs in Hong Kong for Smart Cities & Internet of Things startups Startup companies from Canada can apply now here   TORONTO and MISSISSAUGA, ON, April 4, 2017 /CNW/ - Today, INFINITI announced the ... Continue reading

Minister LeBlanc Announces Electric Vehicle Projects in New Brunswick

Minister LeBlanc Announces Electric Vehicle Projects in New Brunswick

MONCTON, NB, April 4, 2017 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada continues to support green infrastructure in the transportation sector that will advance Canada's efforts to build a clean economy, create well-paying jobs for Canadians and reach our climate change goals. The Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Minister o ... Continue reading

Naked Lime Marketing Continues to Deliver Tangible Results for Dealers

Naked Lime Marketing Continues to Deliver Tangible Results for Dealers

KETTERING, Ohio, April 4, 2017 -- Naked Lime Marketing continues to deliver quality leads to automobile retailers through its full-service suite of dealership marketing, advertising, and web services. "What we're hearing consistently from dealers is Naked Lime's services are delivering tangible results that they see r ... Continue reading

Nevis to Welcome Crystal Yacht Expedition Cruises' Guests Starting November

Nevis to Welcome Crystal Yacht Expedition Cruises' Guests Starting November

CHARLESTOWN, Nevis, April 4, 2017 -- The Nevis Tourism Authority is pleased to announce with Cruise Global that starting November, 2017, Crystal Yacht Expedition Cruises', luxury yacht, Crystal Esprit will call in Nevis. Guests aboard the luxury yacht will visit the charming island on their 14-day sailings for the ... Continue reading

New electric gun for Phalanx® Close-In Weapon System passes first test

New electric gun for Phalanx® Close-In Weapon System passes first test

YUMA PROVING GROUND, Ariz., April 4, 2017 -- Raytheon Company successfully tested a new electric gun for the Phalanx® Close-In Weapon System. The upgrade allows soldiers and sailors to fire at varying rates, which uses less ammunition. ... Continue reading

Porsche Vehicles Are Now Available to Add Luxury, Comfort to the Experience of Delta Private Jets Customers

Porsche Vehicles Are Now Available to Add Luxury, Comfort to the Experience of Delta Private Jets Customers

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Renesas Electronics Enables Security and Safety for Next-Generation Connected Cars With Embedded Virtualization Technology for the R-Car Platform

Renesas Electronics Enables Security and Safety for Next-Generation Connected Cars With Embedded Virtualization Technology for the R-Car Platform

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Schaeffler Honored with Two PACE Awards for Automotive Innovations

Schaeffler Honored with Two PACE Awards for Automotive Innovations

TROY, Mich., April 4, 2017 -- Showcasing its success in developing next generation automotive innovations, Schaeffler was recently honored with two Automotive News PACE (Premier Automotive Suppliers' Contribution to Excellence) Awards. This is the ninth time in 11 years that the global automotive supplier – with an a ... Continue reading

Tires Market for OE & Replacement by Rim Size, Replacement Market, Aspect Ratio, Section Width, Retreading Market and OHV Tires Market, Application, and Region - Global Forecast to 2021 - Research and Markets

Tires Market for OE & Replacement by Rim Size, Replacement Market, Aspect Ratio, Section Width, Retreading Market and OHV Tires Market, Application, and Region - Global Forecast to 2021 - Research and Markets

DUBLIN—Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Tires Market for OE & Replacement by Rim Size, Replacement Market, Aspect Ratio, Section Width, Retreading Market and OHV Tires Market, Application, and Region - Global Forecast to 2021" report to their offering. The tires market for Original Equipment (O ... Continue reading

Fifth Annual Reality Rides® Tour to Help Put the Brakes on Distracted Driving. Sponsored By Allstate

Fifth Annual Reality Rides® Tour to Help Put the Brakes on Distracted Driving. Sponsored By Allstate

NORTHBROOK, Ill., April 4, 2017 -- Just in time for April's National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, Allstate is calling on drivers to avoid distractions behind the wheel, especially with safety experts finding distracted driving killed almost 3,500 people and injured nearly 400,000 in the U.S. in 2015.i To drive h ... Continue reading

LightningStrike XV-24A Demonstrator Successfully Completes Subscale Flight Test Program

LightningStrike XV-24A Demonstrator Successfully Completes Subscale Flight Test Program

MANASSAS, Va., April 4, 2017 -- Aurora's XV-24A LightningStrike Vertical Take-off and Landing (VTOL) X-Plane subscale vehicle demonstrator (SVD) aircraft completed its planned flight test program in early March at Webster Outlying Field in Southern Maryland. Funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARP ... Continue reading

AIADA - March 2017 US Auto Sale Lose Momentum Heading Into Spring

AIADA - March 2017 US Auto Sale Lose Momentum Heading Into Spring

March U.S. auto sales leveled off from the strong, rapid growth they experienced in recent months. The average length of time a car sat on a dealer’s lot hit 70 days in March—the longest stretch of time since July 2009. ... Continue reading

AT&T and Maxwell Air Force Base Pilot IoT Connected "Smart Base"

AT&T and Maxwell Air Force Base Pilot IoT Connected "Smart Base"

VIENNA, Va., April 4, 2017 -- AT&T* is working with Maxwell Air Force Base to bring the power of IoT to their base operations and infrastructure. We are installing and integrating network-connected sensors into the everyday operations of the base. ... Continue reading

Hino Trucks Adds Dealers To Certified Ultimate Network

Hino Trucks Adds Dealers To Certified Ultimate Network

NOVI, Mich., April 4, 2017 -- Hino Trucks is proud to introduce the latest group of dealers that have been selected as "Certified Ultimate", Hino's dealer excellence program.  From new products and services to training and dealership presentation, Certified Ultimate Dealerships are setting a new benchmark in the indus ... Continue reading

Second Annual 'Jeep® 4x4 Day' Kicks Off With Custom Interactive Snapchat Lens, Available for 24 Hours on Tuesday, April 4 (4/4)

Second Annual 'Jeep® 4x4 Day' Kicks Off With Custom Interactive Snapchat Lens, Available for 24 Hours on Tuesday, April 4 (4/4)

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., April 4, 2017 -- Jeep® brand's custom "Jeep Hair, Don't Care" Snapchat lens lets fans see themselves behind the wheel of an open-air Jeep Wrangler The custom lens is available for 24 hours starting Tuesday, April 4 (4/4) – the Jeep brand's nationally recognized "Jeep 4x4 Day" Fans can also get i ... Continue reading

Visionaries Join Michelin at Movin'On, the Global Summit for Action in Sustainable Mobility

Visionaries Join Michelin at Movin'On, the Global Summit for Action in Sustainable Mobility

CLERMONT-FERRAND, France and MONTREAL, April 4, 2017 -- Michelin, a world leader in sustainable mobility and innovation, today announced the first wave of speakers for Movin'On, the world's largest collaborative event focused on solving society's key mobility challenges. Movin'On will bring together experts and vision ... Continue reading

Bowling Green to host major auto event in July - Great value, registration & tickets available now!

Bowling Green to host major auto event in July - Great value, registration & tickets available now!

CHEVROLET PERFORMANCE CAR CRAFT SUMMER NATIONALS July 21-23, 2017 Now at Beech Bend Raceway Park in Bowling Green, Kentucky Register your car early to lock in special pricing and be a part of this major event! Spectator tickets for the general public are on sale now! Bowling Green, Ky. – Registration and spectat ... Continue reading

Clickdrive Using CrateDB for IoT-Enabled Vehicle Tracking and Predictive Maintenance

Clickdrive Using CrateDB for IoT-Enabled Vehicle Tracking and Predictive Maintenance

SAN FRANCISCO—Crate.io, developers of CrateDB, a leading open source SQL database for real time analytics of IoT and machine data, today announced that Clickdrive, an internet-enabled onboard vehicle monitoring solution, has selected CrateDB to enable storage and analysis of up to 2,000 data points per second, per ca ... Continue reading

Connected Car Devices Market Worth 57.15 Billion USD by 2021

Connected Car Devices Market Worth 57.15 Billion USD by 2021

PUNE, India, April 4, 2017 -- The report "Connected Car Devices Market by communication type (V2V, V2I, V2P), Connectivity Type (DSRC, Cellular Network), Product Type (ADAS, Telematics), Vehicle Type (Passenger and Commercial), and Region - Global Forecast to 2021", published by MarketsandMarkets, the market is proje ... Continue reading

Digital Transformation of the Automotive Industry - Digitalization Spending to Grow Rapidly to $82.01 Billion in 2020 - Research and Markets

Digital Transformation of the Automotive Industry - Digitalization Spending to Grow Rapidly to $82.01 Billion in 2020 - Research and Markets

DUBLIN—Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Digital Transformation of the Automotive Industry" report to their offering. In 2015, automotive industry investments in key focus areas were about $19.57 billion. ... Continue reading

Geotab Opens Platform to Third-Party Telematics Devices

Geotab Opens Platform to Third-Party Telematics Devices

TORONTO—Extending its long-running commitment to open data sharing and integration, Geotab today announced the launch of its Third-Party Device plan. Now, customers can bring a third-party telematics device and enjoy the advanced notifications, reporting and dashboards, and data analytics offered by the award-winning ... Continue reading

Global $12.54 Billion Automotive Paints Market, 2022 By Coat Type, Technology, Texture Type, Regions - Research and Markets

Global $12.54 Billion Automotive Paints Market, 2022 By Coat Type, Technology, Texture Type, Regions - Research and Markets

DUBLIN—Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Automotive Paints market - By Coat type, Technology, Texture type, Regions - Market Size, Demand Forecasts, Industry Trends and Updates (2015-2022)" report to their offering. Global Automotive Paints market was 8.82 Billion USD in 2015 and is forec ... Continue reading

Global Automotive Personal Assistant System Market to Grow at a CAGR of 31.57% by 2021 - Driven by Government Intervention to Increase In-vehicle Safety & Improvement in Safety Controls - Research and Markets

Global Automotive Personal Assistant System Market to Grow at a CAGR of 31.57% by 2021 - Driven by Government Intervention to Increase In-vehicle Safety & Improvement in Safety Controls - Research and Markets

DUBLIN—Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Automotive Personal Assistant System Market 2017-2021" report to their offering. The global automotive personal assistant system market to grow at a CAGR of 31.57% during the period 2017-2021. ... Continue reading

Gogo Named Supplier for Airbus High Bandwidth Connectivity Program

Gogo Named Supplier for Airbus High Bandwidth Connectivity Program

CHICAGO, April 4, 2017 -- Gogo , the leading global provider of broadband connectivity products and services for aviation, has been selected by Airbus as a lead supplier for its High Bandwidth Connectivity (HBC) program.  The designation officially enables factory line-fit installation of Gogo's 2Ku global satellite ... Continue reading

ITT’s Motion Technologies Business Joins Global Stop the Crash Partnership

ITT’s Motion Technologies Business Joins Global Stop the Crash Partnership

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.—ITT Inc.’s Motion Technologies business has joined Stop the Crash (STC), a global partnership promoting automotive crash-avoidance technologies and working to reduce road traffic fatalities worldwide. The Motion Technologies business, which specializes in friction materials and other critical aut ... Continue reading

Mazda Canada reports sales for March 2017

Mazda Canada reports sales for March 2017

RICHMOND HILL, ON, April 3, 2017 /CNW/ - Mazda Canada Inc. (MCI) today reported March sales of 6,942 vehicles, representing an increase of 14.8 percent versus March 2016. Year to date sales are 15,484, which is an increase of 15.8 percent compared to the same period in 2016. ... Continue reading

Panasonic Avionics Launches the Next Dimension in Inflight Entertainment and Communications

Panasonic Avionics Launches the Next Dimension in Inflight Entertainment and Communications

HAMBURG, Germany, April 4, 2017 -- Panasonic's NEXT™ IFEC platform developed specifically in response to current generation's trends and challenges Enabled by the Panasonic ecosystem of value-added services, tools, applications, and partnerships System powerfully combines hardware, software, and functionality to prov ... Continue reading

T-Mobile SyncUP DRIVE™ Adds Allstate Roadside Assistance—At No Extra Cost

T-Mobile SyncUP DRIVE™ Adds Allstate Roadside Assistance—At No Extra Cost

BELLEVUE, Wash.—Un-carrier customers, start your engines. T-Mobile today announced its first major upgrade to T-Mobile SyncUP DRIVE—the Un-carrier’s exclusive, all-in-one connected car solution that easily transforms your car into a rolling Wi-Fi hotspot and gives you vehicle diagnostics, safety and security feat ... Continue reading

TradeRev & ADESA Strike Exclusive Partnerships with Many of Canada's Largest Dealer Groups

TradeRev & ADESA Strike Exclusive Partnerships with Many of Canada's Largest Dealer Groups

Industry-Changing Deals Add Over 120 Canadian Dealerships and Tens of Thousands of Vehicles to the TradeRev Dealer Network TORONTO, April 4, 2017 /CNW/ - TradeRev, an innovative tech startup focused on streamlining automotive sales between dealers, today announced a series of exclusive relationships with some of the c ... Continue reading

ViaSat Unveils Second Generation Mobility Equipment to Deliver Fastest Speeds from a Satellite to an Aircraft

ViaSat Unveils Second Generation Mobility Equipment to Deliver Fastest Speeds from a Satellite to an Aircraft

HAMBURG, Germany, April 4, 2017 -- (Aircraft Interiors Expo, ViaSat Stand #2B30) -- ViaSat Inc. , a global broadband services and technology company, today unveiled its latest generation (Gen-2) in-flight internet equipment for its advanced satellite platforms: ViaSat-2 and ViaSat-3 class satellites. The Gen-2 equipm ... Continue reading

Bosch and Daimler join forces to work on fully automated, driverless system

Bosch and Daimler join forces to work on fully automated, driverless system

STUTTGART, Germany and SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 4, 2017 -- Bosch and Daimler are joining forces to advance the development of fully automated and driverless driving. The two companies have entered into a development agreement to bring fully automated (SAE Level 4) and driverless (SAE Level 5) driving to urban roads by ... Continue reading

Dayco Wins 2017 Automotive News PACE™ Award for ACTIVAC™ Vacuum Generation System

Dayco Wins 2017 Automotive News PACE™ Award for ACTIVAC™ Vacuum Generation System

TROY, Mich., April 4, 2017 -- Increased fuel efficiency. Lighter weight. ... Continue reading

Indian Motorcycle Takes Bagger Style To Another Level With New 2017 Chieftain Limited And Chieftain Elite

Indian Motorcycle Takes Bagger Style To Another Level With New 2017 Chieftain Limited And Chieftain Elite

MINNEAPOLIS, April 4, 2017 -- The new standard in bagger design and style is here. That's what Indian Motorcycle accomplished with the new custom-inspired Chieftain Limited and Chieftain Elite. ... Continue reading

The Best Beaches for Families in 2017

The Best Beaches for Families in 2017

EWING, N.J., April 4, 2017 -- Family Vacation Critic, TripAdvisor's family travel site, has just released its annual list of the Best Beaches for Families – naming the best beaches in the U.S. for families traveling with children of all ages. "Beach vacations are at the top of so many families' must-do list throughou ... Continue reading

U-Boat Worx: Deepest Diving Personal Submarine Series Unveiled

U-Boat Worx: Deepest Diving Personal Submarine Series Unveiled

Dutch submersible manufacturer U-Boat Worx introduces five new research submarines that open up the deep to private explorers and oceanographic research organizations AMSTERDAM, April 4, 2017- The deepest diving submersible of the new C-Researcher series is the 2-person "C-Researcher 2", which has an operating depth of ... Continue reading

2017 Red Dot Awards: Triple Victory for Kia Design

2017 Red Dot Awards: Triple Victory for Kia Design

‚ÄčKia has triumphed again in the Red Dot Awards, with another triple design win. The Optima Sportswagon, hybrid crossover Niro and the all-new Rio won in their respective categories. ... Continue reading

2018 Volkswagen Atlas (Made In Chattanooga) Prices Start At $30,500

2018 Volkswagen Atlas (Made In Chattanooga) Prices Start At $30,500

Volkswagen of America has announced pricing of the all-new, seven-passenger 2018 Atlas. With a starting Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $30,500 for the four-cylinder turbo 2.0L TSI® S FWD model (late availability), and $31,900 for the 3.6-liter V6 S FWD model, the Chattanooga-built SUV is loaded with sta ... Continue reading

2017 KIA SPORTAGE SX FWD REVIEW BY STEVE PURDY

2017 KIA SPORTAGE SX FWD REVIEW BY STEVE PURDY

2017 KIA SPORTAGE SX FWD Review By Steve Purdy The Auto Channel Michigan Bureau Wrapping up a slew of small and mid size crossover reviews we offer our best-in-category award to this new Kia Sportage, freshly redesigned for 2017. For just about the same price as a loaded RAV4, Ford Escape or the most generously equippe ... Continue reading

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