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Cathay Pacific announces nonstop service from Seattle to Hong Kong

Cathay Pacific announces nonstop service from Seattle to Hong Kong

SAN FRANCISCO, July 18, 2018 -- Cathay Pacific will commence a new nonstop service from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on April 1, 2019, becoming the only airline that will directly link Hong Kong with the fastest-growing city on the West Coast. The four-times-weekly service will see Seattle become the airline's ... Continue reading

Toyota Cars To Verify Road Repairs and Condition

Toyota Cars To Verify Road Repairs and Condition

Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota), with Toyota City, is to start Japan's first verification testing for road maintenance inspections using vehicle data obtained from connected cars, beginning August 1. The verification testing will enable assessment of whether the degree of road deterioration index values computed from ... Continue reading

Lexington Institute -- HOW ELECTRIC VEHICLES REDUCE THE COST OF DOING BUSINESS (From InsideSources)

Lexington Institute -- HOW ELECTRIC VEHICLES REDUCE THE COST OF DOING BUSINESS (From InsideSources)

How Electric Vehicles Reduce the Cost of Doing Business (From InsideSources) According to the Department of Energy, charging an electric car costs about half as much as fueling a gasoline-powered car. The U.S. average per gallon of gasoline is $2.50 while it would cost $1.10 per eGallon to charge an electric car. ... Continue reading

The Motorcycle Arts Foundation Launches Website and First Public Initiative

The Motorcycle Arts Foundation Launches Website and First Public Initiative

NEW YORK, July 18, 2018 --  The Motorcycle Arts Foundation (MAF) is excited to announce the launch of its official website, www.motorcycleartsfoundation.org . The MAF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit company dedicated to the preservation and distribution of motorcycle arts founded by Paul d'Orléans (www.thevintagent.com), S ... Continue reading

Ford recalls 550,000 Escape, Fusion Vehicles For Autonomous Vehicle Movement

Ford recalls 550,000 Escape, Fusion Vehicles For Autonomous Vehicle Movement

DEARBORN, Mich., July 18, 2018 – Ford is issuing two safety recalls in North America. Details are: Select 2013-16 model year Ford Fusion and 2013-14 Ford Escape vehicles to replace shifter cable bushings Ford is issuing a safety recall in North America for approximately 550,000 2013-16 model year Ford Fusion and 2013 ... Continue reading

Letter From Europe; Thumbs-Up Durango, VW GTI, Terrain; Thumbs-Down Brand Snobbery

Letter From Europe; Thumbs-Up Durango, VW GTI, Terrain; Thumbs-Down Brand Snobbery

Snobbery is a funny old business which I have never been able to figure out. I am talking about cars if course. ... Continue reading

The 23rd China (Shanghai) International Boat Show 2018 (CIBS) was a Resounding Success, and Plans Are Underway for a Bigger Event Next Year at a New Location

The 23rd China (Shanghai) International Boat Show 2018 (CIBS) was a Resounding Success, and Plans Are Underway for a Bigger Event Next Year at a New Location

SHANGHAI, July 16, 2018 -- The China (Shanghai) International Boat Show, organized by UBM Sinoexpo, concluded successfully as part of Hotel Plus in Shanghai New International Expo Center and established itself as one of the world's most important and innovative trade shows for the boating lifestyle and water leisure ... Continue reading

Top 6 Infant Car Seat Reviews of 2018 is Top6Digital.com's Latest Feature

Top 6 Infant Car Seat Reviews of 2018 is Top6Digital.com's Latest Feature

PHILADELPHIA, July 16, 2018 -- Buying a car seat for your child is not as difficult a task as it might seem to be.  Top 6 Digital has been educating parents on the different types of infant car seats on the market today. "Not all of the car seats are created equal," according to Top6Digital.com.  "An infant car seat ... Continue reading

Large Turnout at Lingenfelter Performance Engineering Blue Suede Cruise

Large Turnout at Lingenfelter Performance Engineering Blue Suede Cruise

Large Turnout at Lingenfelter Performance Engineering Blue Suede Cruise More than 2,500 show cars and 300 race cars rolled in and revved up for the Lingenfelter Performance Engineering Blue Suede Cruise, July 13-15 at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio. In addition to fun-runs, there was Nostalgia Drag Racing Lea ... Continue reading

Technavio: Pickup Truck Market in the US Report - Market Outlook and Analysis Through 2022

Technavio: Pickup Truck Market in the US Report - Market Outlook and Analysis Through 2022

Technavio has published a new market research report on the pickup truck market in the US from 2018-2022. ... Continue reading

Technavio: Used Car Market in the US - Market Outlook and Analysis Through 2022

Technavio: Used Car Market in the US - Market Outlook and Analysis Through 2022

This research report provides actionable insights to help you answer key questions surrounding the emerging trends, drivers, and challenges, that are projected to impact the global online on-demand home services market and its stakeholders over the forecast years ... Continue reading

Advanced Gear Shifter System Market for Automotive Worth 13.50 Billion USD by 2025

Advanced Gear Shifter System Market for Automotive Worth 13.50 Billion USD by 2025

PUNE, India, July 18, 2018 -- According to a new market research report "Advanced Gear Shifter System Market for Automotive by Technology (Automatic Shifter, Shift-by-Wire), Component (CAN Module, ECU, Solenoid Actuator), Vehicle Type (Light Duty Vehicles, Commercial Vehicles), EV Type, and Region - Global Forecast to ... Continue reading

Air Transat Selects Pratt & Whitney GTF™ Engines to Power 17 A321neo Family Aircraft from AerCap

Air Transat Selects Pratt & Whitney GTF™ Engines to Power 17 A321neo Family Aircraft from AerCap

FARNBOROUGH, England, July 18, 2018 -- Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp. , and Air Transat today announced the selection of Pratt & Whitney GTF engines to power 17 firm-order A321neo family aircraft: 2 A321neo and 15 long-range A321LR aircraft, the latest variant of the A321neo. All aircraft wil ... Continue reading

BC drivers pay the highest auto insurance premiums in Canada

BC drivers pay the highest auto insurance premiums in Canada

VANCOUVER, July 18, 2018 /CNW/ - British Columbia (BC) drivers continue to pay the highest auto insurance premiums in the country, according to the latest figures released by the General Insurance Statistical Agency(GISA), the statistical agency for Canada's insurance regulators. In its newly released data showing the ... Continue reading

Boeing Signs Commitments for 40 High-Capacity 737 MAX 8s, 53 MAX 8 Airplanes

Boeing Signs Commitments for 40 High-Capacity 737 MAX 8s, 53 MAX 8 Airplanes

FARNBOROUGH, United Kingdom, July 18, 2018 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] and four customers have signed commitments for a total of 93 737 MAX airplanes, including a carrier that has committed to 40 of the high-capacity version of the MAX 8 airplane. The commitments, valued at nearly $11 billion at current list prices, were ann ... Continue reading

Boeing, VietJet Sign Agreement for 100 737 MAX Airplanes

Boeing, VietJet Sign Agreement for 100 737 MAX Airplanes

FARNBOROUGH, United Kingdom, July 18, 2018 -- Boeing [NYSE:BA] and VietJet [HOSE: VJC] signed a Memorandum of Understanding today at the 2018 Farnborough International for an additional 100 737 MAX airplanes. The agreement, which includes 80 737 MAX 10s and 20 737 MAX 8s, is valued at more than $12.7 billion at current ... Continue reading

Carvana to Report Second Quarter 2018 Results and Host Quarterly Conference Call on August 8

Carvana to Report Second Quarter 2018 Results and Host Quarterly Conference Call on August 8

PHOENIX--Carvana Co. , a leading e-commerce platform for buying used cars, today announced it will report its second quarter 2018 financial results for the period ended June 30, 2018, following the close of market on Wednesday, August 8, 2018. ... Continue reading

EV Manufacturers' Demand for Lightweighting Creating Growth Opportunities for Material Manufacturers

EV Manufacturers' Demand for Lightweighting Creating Growth Opportunities for Material Manufacturers

Advances in battery development are aimed at enhancing energy density, lifetime, and recyclability, finds Frost & Sullivan SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 18, 2018 -- Frost & Sullivan's recent analysis, Material Technologies Shaping the Future of Electric Vehicles (EV), discusses the material technologies used in EVs by ana ... Continue reading

Future of the Automotive Industry: Battery and Power Train Technologies for Electric Vehicles - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Future of the Automotive Industry: Battery and Power Train Technologies for Electric Vehicles - ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--The "Battery and Power Train Technologies for Electric Vehicles" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. This research study focuses on the latest achievements in the development of battery electric vehicle (BEV) powertrain subsystems, such as energy sources and propulsion, as well as on mul ... Continue reading

Global Automotive Air Purifier Market by type, Technology, Vehicle Class, End Market & Region - Analysis & Forecast to 2025, With an Expected CAGR of 16.34% - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Global Automotive Air Purifier Market by type, Technology, Vehicle Class, End Market & Region - Analysis & Forecast to 2025, With an Expected CAGR of 16.34% - ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--The "Automotive Air Purifier Market by type (Purifier, Ionizer, & Hybrid), Technology (HEPA, Activated Carbon, Ionic Filter, & Photocatalytic), Vehicle Class (Economy, Mid-Priced & Luxury), End Market (OE & Aftermarket) & Region - Global Forecast to 2025" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offeri ... Continue reading

Hainan Airlines Awarded the SKYTRAX Five-Star Airline Designation for the 8th Consecutive Year at 2018 SKYTRAX World Airline Awards

Hainan Airlines Awarded the SKYTRAX Five-Star Airline Designation for the 8th Consecutive Year at 2018 SKYTRAX World Airline Awards

LONDON, July 18, 2018 -- SKYTRAX, the leading global airline and airport review and ranking site, today announced the winners of the 2018 SKYTRAX World Airline Awards during a coveted ceremony at The Langham Hotel in London. Hainan Airlines Holding Co., Ltd. ... Continue reading

Hong Kong Airlines awarded Skytrax 4-star rating and named one of top 20 airlines in the world

Hong Kong Airlines awarded Skytrax 4-star rating and named one of top 20 airlines in the world

HONG KONG, July 18, 2018 -- Hong Kong Airlines celebrated a big win yesterday at the prestigious 2018 World Airline Awards, when it once again retained its Skytrax 4-star rating. Thanks to our customers' votes, Hong Kong Airlines also made historic headway in the global rankings and is proud to be represent Hong Kong i ... Continue reading

Iteris SaaS Solution Now Enhances Roadside Inspection in 22 States

Iteris SaaS Solution Now Enhances Roadside Inspection in 22 States

Full Size Small Preview Thumbnail Iteris SaaS Solution Now Enhances Roadside Inspection in 22 States (Photo: Business Wire) Iteris SaaS Solution Now Enhances Roadside Inspection in 22 States (Photo: Business Wire) Full Size Small Preview Thumbnail Full Size Small Preview Thumbnail SANTA ANA, Calif.--Iteris, Inc. , the ... Continue reading

Leading Blockchain-based Healthtech Platform, Aenco, Joins Enterprise Ethereum Alliance

Leading Blockchain-based Healthtech Platform, Aenco, Joins Enterprise Ethereum Alliance

SINGAPORE, July 18, 2018 -- Aenco, the world's first Blockchain-based healthtech digital financing solutions provider, has announced a major milestone in their project as they officially join Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA) today. The membership of the renowned Ethereum standards platform which has top Fortune-500 c ... Continue reading

Manheim Sees Record-Level Digital Adoption in First Half

Manheim Sees Record-Level Digital Adoption in First Half

ATLANTA, July 18, 2018 -- The Manheim Marketplaceā„  achieved record growth across its digital channels in the first half of 2018, confirming increased client demand for digital buying and selling options. Manheim observed double-digit growth in digital transactions, volume and sales as wholesale vehicle buyers and sel ... Continue reading

Penske Automotive Increases Dividend

Penske Automotive Increases Dividend

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich., July 18, 2018 -- Penske Automotive Group, Inc. , an international transportation services company, today announced that its Board of Directors has approved an increase in the cash dividend to $0.36 per share for the second quarter of 2018.  Penske Automotive Group President Robert H. Kurnick, ... Continue reading

SDChain Alliance releases the world's first IoT optimized public blockchain based on ISO / IEC six-domain model standard

SDChain Alliance releases the world's first IoT optimized public blockchain based on ISO / IEC six-domain model standard

TAIPEI, July 18, 2018 -- On July 18, at the "IoT Enabled Blockchain Ecosystem" conference co-hosted by TIOTA (Taiwan Internet of Things Association) in Taipei, Taiwan, the SDChain Alliance officially announced the world's first public chain that truly uses blockchain technology to secure IoT data reliability and establ ... Continue reading

Sikorsky Honors UK Maritime & Coastguard Agency

Sikorsky Honors UK Maritime & Coastguard Agency

FARNBOROUGH, England, July 18, 2018 -- Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company , today celebrated 35 years of partnership with the UK Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) and honored recent heroic lifesaving efforts of the MCA.  A recognition ceremony took place at the Farnborough International Airshow. ... Continue reading

U.S. Start-up Airline Orders 60 A220 Aircraft, Powered Exclusively by Pratt & Whitney GTF™ Engines

U.S. Start-up Airline Orders 60 A220 Aircraft, Powered Exclusively by Pratt & Whitney GTF™ Engines

FARNBOROUGH, England, July 18, 2018 -- Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp. , announces that the Pratt & Whitney GTF™ engine will power up to 60 Airbus A220 aircraft ordered under a memorandum of understanding by a start-up airline to be based in the United States. The first aircraft is scheduled ... Continue reading

Autoliv Joins Research Collaboration OSCCAR for Future Automotive Safety

Autoliv Joins Research Collaboration OSCCAR for Future Automotive Safety

Autoliv the worldwide leader in automotive safety systems, joins the new European H2020 research project OSCCAR to improve the protection and safety for occupants of the future vehicle. The future highly automated vehicle, with comfort and convenience enhancing features such as relaxed seating positions and rotated sea ... Continue reading

Clean Energy Launches Zero Now Financing to Put Fleets in Clean New Natural Gas Trucks for the Price of a Diesel Truck

Clean Energy Launches Zero Now Financing to Put Fleets in Clean New Natural Gas Trucks for the Price of a Diesel Truck

Zero Now Financing, a program that makes the cost of leasing or purchasing a new natural gas heavy-duty truck equipped with the cleanest engine in the world, equal to the price or even lower than that of the same truck equipped with a diesel engine. In addition, trucks financed or purchased through the Zero Now Financi ... Continue reading

Autotrader Names 10 Hottest SUVs for Summer 2018

Autotrader Names 10 Hottest SUVs for Summer 2018

Autotrader editors put together its list of the 10 hottest SUVs for the summer of 2018. These fun, practical vehicles are the 10 most-searched new, used, and certified pre-owned utility vehicles on Autotrader. "Utility tops the must-have list for today's car shopper, which is why SUV sales continue to set records among ... Continue reading

Hyundai Expands Lead-Gen Attractions On Amazon

Hyundai Expands Lead-Gen Attractions On Amazon

Hyundai new digital showroom on Amazon.com offers car buyers the ability to compare pricing and reviews, book test drives, check dealer inventories and other Shopper Assurance conveniences directly through Amazon Vehicles. ... Continue reading

2018 Lexus LC 500 Review By Larry Nutson

2018 Lexus LC 500 Review By Larry Nutson

The LC 500 in its “Infrared” exterior color turned heads. The interior is a dream; a beautiful dream. The cockpit is welcoming with its Toasted Almond color Alcantara sport seats, a leather steering wheel, carbon fiber door sills, and an Alcantara headliner. The 13-speaker Mark Levinson Audio system surrounds you w ... Continue reading

2018 Mazda CX-3 Review By John Heilig

2018 Mazda CX-3 Review By John Heilig

The Mazda CX-3 is not only larger than the sedan, but it has a hatch back, which nudges it into the small SUV, or more correctly, the CUV class. Thus, it makes up in cargo capacity what not may lack in rear seat legroom, for example. ... Continue reading

NEW CAR REVIEW: 2018 Mercedes-Benz E400 4MATIC Coupe Review by Larry Nutson +VIDEO

NEW CAR REVIEW: 2018 Mercedes-Benz E400 4MATIC Coupe Review by Larry Nutson +VIDEO

2018 Mercedes-Benz E400 4MATIC Coupe is a true coupe with no B-pillar. The clear expanse of glass provides improved visibility both over the driver’s shoulders and for rear seat passengers. In mild weather lowering all four windows offers true open-air motoring. ... Continue reading

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