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Goodyear’s Vector 4Seasons Gen-2 delivers great performance in snow and wet, according to new TÜV test

Goodyear’s Vector 4Seasons Gen-2 delivers great performance in snow and wet, according to new TÜV test

In wet conditions the Vector 4Seasons Gen-2 had the shortest braking distance by 3.6 meters on average compared to the tested competitors[3]. The test showed that once the Vector 4Seasons had made a complete stop, the competitor tires were still braking at an average speed of 24km/h in wet conditions. ... Continue reading

Amazon Alexa from Nissan Lets Owners Talk to their Car +VIDEO

Amazon Alexa from Nissan Lets Owners Talk to their Car +VIDEO

All-new connected car feature can control some Nissan vehicles remotely with Amazon’s Alexa, a cloud-based voice service From the comfort of home, Nissan owners can use voice commands to remote lock/unlock, honk the horn, flash the lights and start or stop the engine depending on the model The new skill will work on ... Continue reading

RANGE ROVER Velar Joins the Ranks of Europe’s Safest SUVs (NCAP)

RANGE ROVER Velar Joins the Ranks of Europe’s Safest SUVs (NCAP)

October 4, 2017; Range Rover is the latest brand to capitalise on increasing popularity of SUVs in Europe with the launch of the brand new Velar. The SUV segment has continued to grow more than any other and sales of small SUVs are expected to reach two million in 2018. ... Continue reading

ATV Market - Drivers and Forecasts by Technavio

ATV Market - Drivers and Forecasts by Technavio

Full Size Small Preview Thumbnail Technavio has published a new report on the global ATV market from 2017-2021. (Graphic: Business Wire) Technavio has published a new report on the global ATV market from 2017-2021. ... Continue reading

Automotive 3D Printing Market - Drivers and Forecasts by Technavio

Automotive 3D Printing Market - Drivers and Forecasts by Technavio

Full Size Small Preview Thumbnail Technavio has published a new report on the global automotive 3D printing market from 2017-2021. (Graphic: Business Wire) Technavio has published a new report on the global automotive 3D printing market from 2017-2021. ... Continue reading

Free Electric Vehicle Charging Stations for Businesses Now Available Through Leaders for Clean Air

Free Electric Vehicle Charging Stations for Businesses Now Available Through Leaders for Clean Air

SALT LAKE CITY—Leaders for Clean Air (LFCA) today announced a partnership with Rocky Mountain Power to increase the electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure in Utah. Available immediately, LFCA is providing qualified businesses across the Wasatch Front a Level 2 EV Charger, free of charge. ... Continue reading

Giti Tire Creating More Than 1,700 Local Jobs; Celebrates First U.S. Factory

Giti Tire Creating More Than 1,700 Local Jobs; Celebrates First U.S. Factory

RICHBURG, S.C.—Today, Giti Tire welcomed the Honorable Henry McMaster, Governor of South Carolina, and Greg Foran, President and CEO, Walmart U.S., to celebrate the company’s first tire factory located in the U.S. The new 1.7 million square-foot facility, located in Richburg, South Carolina, is expected to create 1 ... Continue reading

Global Electric Vehicles Markets, 2027 - Focus on Construction, Agriculture and Mining - Research and Markets

Global Electric Vehicles Markets, 2027 - Focus on Construction, Agriculture and Mining - Research and Markets

DUBLIN—The "Electric Vehicles for Construction, Agriculture and Mining 2017-2027" report has been added to Research and Markets' offering. Electric vehicles for construction, agriculture and mining will be a $80+ billion market in 2027. ... Continue reading

Groupe PSA Chooses Seattle To Launch Free2Move Mobility Brand in the U.S.

Groupe PSA Chooses Seattle To Launch Free2Move Mobility Brand in the U.S.

SEATTLE, Oct. 4, 2017 -- Today in Seattle, Groupe PSA has taken its latest step in the North American market with the launch of Free2Move, a smartphone-based mobility aggregation platform positioned to meet changing customer demands. ... Continue reading

Lockheed Martin T-50A Reaches 100 Flights in Greenville, South Carolina

Lockheed Martin T-50A Reaches 100 Flights in Greenville, South Carolina

GREENVILLE, S.C., Oct. 4, 2017 -- Lockheed Martin Corp. achieved a new milestone this week as the T-50A aircraft flew its 100th sortie at the Greenville, South Carolina, facility. ... Continue reading

Message from Caribbean Islands: We're Open for Cruise Vacations

Message from Caribbean Islands: We're Open for Cruise Vacations

MIAMI, Oct. 4, 2017 -- More than 40 islands visited by cruise ships on Caribbean itineraries have a message they want to share: They are open, fully operational, welcoming ships full of cruise passengers and hoping more will follow. ... Continue reading

Michelin's 28th Annual Golf Tournament Benefits 10 Community Charities

Michelin's 28th Annual Golf Tournament Benefits 10 Community Charities

GREENVILLE, S.C., Oct. 4, 2017 -- Michelin North America has raised approximately $823,000 in its 28th annual charity golf tournament, which was held this week on Oct. ... Continue reading

New Car Intros At 2017 Frankfurt Auto Show Feature Alcantara

New Car Intros At 2017 Frankfurt Auto Show Feature Alcantara

FRANKFURT, Germany, Oct. 4, 2017 -- Alcantara®, the Italian-made luxury material, was featured on a variety of new cars and concept vehicles shown at this year's Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA) in Germany. ... Continue reading

New Specifications are Driving Increased Activity within the Lubricant Additives Market, Sees Kline

New Specifications are Driving Increased Activity within the Lubricant Additives Market, Sees Kline

PARSIPPANY, N.J., Oct. 4, 2017 -- Energy conservation, GHG regulations, and modernization of vehicle fleets and heavy equipment drive the lubricants market towards higher performance oils which in turn leads to an increase in additive consumption, particularly for dispersants, antioxidants, and viscosity modifiers, a ... Continue reading

T2 Systems Featured in Parking Today's "Parking Technology Issue"

T2 Systems Featured in Parking Today's "Parking Technology Issue"

INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 4, 2017 -- An interview with T2 Systems CEO Adam Blake is featured as the cover story in Parking Today Magazine, a leading publication in the parking industry. ... Continue reading

Teamsters Decry House Panel's Passage Of Bill Rolling Back Worker Protections

Teamsters Decry House Panel's Passage Of Bill Rolling Back Worker Protections

WASHINGTON, Oct. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement from Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa in response to the House Education and Workforce Committee's approval today of a measure that would roll back the 2015 National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) "joint employer" ruling handed down in ... Continue reading

Unions and United Airlines Come Together to Fly More than 300 First Responders and Skilled Volunteers to Puerto Rico

Unions and United Airlines Come Together to Fly More than 300 First Responders and Skilled Volunteers to Puerto Rico

NEWARK, N.J., Oct. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the AFL-CIO, the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA-CWA), the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA), the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) and United Airlines teamed up to fly more than 300 first responders and skilled vo ... Continue reading

Kia Canada Auto Sales September 2017

Kia Canada Auto Sales September 2017

Best-ever September for Forte Best-ever year-to-date for Forte, Sportage and Sorento Year-to-date sales up 6.5 per cent versus 2016 ... Continue reading

US Auto Sales Scoreboard September 2017

US Auto Sales Scoreboard September 2017

The U.S. auto market saw an impressive sales bounce in September, led by international brands that outperformed their domestic counterparts with sales up 7.6 percent from a year ago and down just 0.4 percent for the year-to-date. Brands like Honda (up 7.4 percent from last September), Toyota (up 16.9 percent), and Volk ... Continue reading

2017 Audi Q7 2.0T quattro Tiptronic Review By Steve Purdy

2017 Audi Q7 2.0T quattro Tiptronic Review By Steve Purdy

The unconventional suspension design and tuning on the Q7’s makes for a remarkably solid, sophisticated and under-control feel on the road. ... Continue reading

EIA: Gas To Liquid Fuel Projects

EIA: Gas To Liquid Fuel Projects

Global gas-to-liquids growth is dominated by two projects in South Africa and Uzbekistan Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, International Energy Outlook 2017 EIA’s International Energy Outlook 2017 (IEO2017) projects that liquids produced at gas-to-liquids (GTL) plants will increase as two large-scale pr ... Continue reading

2017 Cottman Celebrates National Check Your Transmission Day on October 21 - FINAL - 10-4-17 - PR Contacts / Industry Contacts / Friends

2017 Cottman Celebrates National Check Your Transmission Day on October 21 - FINAL - 10-4-17 - PR Contacts / Industry Contacts / Friends

Personal Message: Please join me in celebrating National Check Your Transmission Day. It's our intention to use Car Care Month by creating a national day dedicated to checking a vehicle's transmission as a way to help draw more awareness to the entire industry. ... Continue reading

Autonomous Land, Water, Air Vehicles Markets, 2037 - Research and Markets

Autonomous Land, Water, Air Vehicles Markets, 2037 - Research and Markets

DUBLIN—The "Autonomous Vehicles Land, Water, Air 2017-2037" report has been added to Research and Markets' offering. This unique commercially oriented report has detailed market and technical analysis with many new infograms, conference slides, roadmaps and forecasts. ... Continue reading

Global Automotive Parts Die Casting Market to 2025 - $14.7 Billion Growth Opportunities/Investment Opportunities - Research and Markets

Global Automotive Parts Die Casting Market to 2025 - $14.7 Billion Growth Opportunities/Investment Opportunities - Research and Markets

DUBLIN—The "Global Automotive Parts Die Casting Market Analysis & Trends - Industry Forecast to 2025" report has been added to Research and Markets' offering. The Global Automotive Parts Die Casting Market is poised to grow at a CAGR of around 6.3% over the next decade to reach approximately $14.7 billion by 2025. ... Continue reading

Honda and Acura Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle Enhancement Helps Autotrader Shoppers Buy With Confidence

Honda and Acura Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle Enhancement Helps Autotrader Shoppers Buy With Confidence

ATLANTA, Oct. 4, 2017 -- Honda and Acura have introduced a new digital application to its Certified Pre-Owned program, adding even more transparency to the car buying process for consumers shopping on Autotrader. ... Continue reading

Industrial and Commercial Electric Vehicles on Land 2017-2027: The Only Up-to-date Report on the Largest Electric Vehicle Sector Today - Research and Markets

Industrial and Commercial Electric Vehicles on Land 2017-2027: The Only Up-to-date Report on the Largest Electric Vehicle Sector Today - Research and Markets

DUBLIN—The "Industrial and Commercial Electric Vehicles on Land 2017-2027" report has been added to Research and Markets' offering. Those selling components for electric vehicles and those wishing to make the vehicles themselves must seek where the majority of the money is spent and will be spent. ... Continue reading

Electric Vehicles: Weak Profitability Relying on Subsidies

Electric Vehicles: Weak Profitability Relying on Subsidies

By Biwen Wang From 盖世汽车| Sep 29 2017 Shanghai (Gasgoo)- New energy vehicles are still weak in profitability when compared with traditional vehicles. Relying heavily on governments’ subsidies, domestic new energy vehicles face declining sales volume this year when the preferential policy is cancelled. ... Continue reading

BAR 1 Motorsports Will Grid Two Cars at Petit Le Mans for the Final Running of Prototype Challenge Cars

BAR 1 Motorsports Will Grid Two Cars at Petit Le Mans for the Final Running of Prototype Challenge Cars

BAR 1 Motorsports Will Grid Two Cars at Petit Le Mans for the Final Running of Prototype Challenge Cars The 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship will fire the engines for the final time this season at Road Atlanta for the 20th Anniversary Motul Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta on Saturday, Oct. 7. ... Continue reading

Lewis To Compete In GT3 Endurance Race At Laguna Seca

Lewis To Compete In GT3 Endurance Race At Laguna Seca

ichael Lewis To Compete In Mazda Raceway California 8 Hours Michael Lewis will drive the No. 77 Calvert Dynamics/GMG Porsche 911 GT3 R in the inaugural Mazda Raceway California 8 Hours on Sunday, October 15, at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. ... Continue reading

Global Automotive Radar Market, 2017-2025 - Research and Markets

Global Automotive Radar Market, 2017-2025 - Research and Markets

DUBLIN—The "Global Automotive Radar Market Analysis & Trends - Industry Forecast to 2025" report has been added to Research and Markets' offering. The Global Automotive Radar Market is poised to grow at a CAGR of around 16.9% over the next decade to reach approximately $7.3 billion by 2025 This industry report analyz ... Continue reading

3M Canada Announces its Newest Innovation in Painting

3M Canada Announces its Newest Innovation in Painting

New 3M™ PPS™ Series 2.0 Spray Cup System providesimproved productivity and painting confidence LONDON, ON, Oct. 4, 2017 /CNW/ - 3M Canada has introduced the next evolution in its paint application technology – the 3M™ PPS™ Series 2.0 Spray Cup System. ... Continue reading

Adoption of New Mobility Solutions Drives Growth Opportunities in Automotive Ecosystem

Adoption of New Mobility Solutions Drives Growth Opportunities in Automotive Ecosystem

Many innovations and mobility services are blurring the lines between public transport and private car ownership, creating several opportunities for new mobility services finds Frost & Sullivan's Future Mobility team LONDON, Oct. 4, 2017 -- Over the past few years, urban municipalities' need to combat congestion and ... Continue reading

Amtrak "Ready To Build" Campaign Highlights Critical Need for Infrastructure Investment

Amtrak "Ready To Build" Campaign Highlights Critical Need for Infrastructure Investment

WASHINGTON, Oct. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Amtrak unveiled the "Ready To Build" campaign today, which includes a series of short films showcasing five critical investments that are vital to the realization of a renewed, modern passenger rail system.  The campaign emphasizes needed investments at our major st ... Continue reading

CDK Global and CarGurus Partner to Provide Powerful Marketing Solutions To Dealers

CDK Global and CarGurus Partner to Provide Powerful Marketing Solutions To Dealers

Full Size Small Preview Thumbnail Full Size Small Preview Thumbnail Full Size Small Preview Thumbnail HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill.—CDK Global , a leading digital marketing solutions provider, today announced a strategic relationship with CarGurus, a leading online automotive marketplace. Through this collaboration, dealers ... Continue reading

Cuba Travel Services' Statement in Response to Travel Warning - Cuba is Still Safe for U.S. Travelers

Cuba Travel Services' Statement in Response to Travel Warning - Cuba is Still Safe for U.S. Travelers

CYPRESS, Calif., Oct. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On September 29, 2017, The U.S. State Department issued a Cuba Travel Warning as a result of some unidentified attacks against numerous U.S. Embassy employees. ... Continue reading

Famous Rhodes Joins Work Truck Solutions Board of Directors

Famous Rhodes Joins Work Truck Solutions Board of Directors

CHICO, Calif., Oct. 4, 2017 -- Work Truck Solutions is pleased to announce that Famous Rhodes has joined their board of directors. ... Continue reading

Global Automotive Flooring Market to 2025 - Research and Markets

Global Automotive Flooring Market to 2025 - Research and Markets

DUBLIN—The "Automotive Flooring Market Analysis by Material (Polyurethane, Polypropylene, Nylon, Rubber, Others), Product (Carpets, Mats), Application (Passenger cars, LCV, HCV) and Segment Forecasts, 2014 - 2025" report has been added to Research and Markets' offering. The global automotive flooring market is expect ... Continue reading

Green Commuter, First “Open” All-Electric Car-Sharing Service, Deploys in Los Angeles

Green Commuter, First “Open” All-Electric Car-Sharing Service, Deploys in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES—Green Commuter deployed Los Angeles’s first open all-electric car-sharing service this week. The vehicles are available to the public through the Green Commuter app. ... Continue reading

Jegs Automotive, Inc. Names Jeffrey R. Hennion as CEO

Jegs Automotive, Inc. Names Jeffrey R. Hennion as CEO

DELAWARE, Ohio—JEGS Automotive, Inc. announced today Jeffrey R. Hennion as its new Chief Executive Officer, effective Oct. 16. ... Continue reading

Marmon-Herrington Launches Safe Shift™ All-Wheel Drive Protection System - Eliminates Shift-on-the-Fly Failures

Marmon-Herrington Launches Safe Shift™ All-Wheel Drive Protection System - Eliminates Shift-on-the-Fly Failures

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Oct. 4, 2017 -- Marmon-Herrington announced today the release of Safe Shift™, its third-generation all-wheel drive protection system. ... Continue reading

Telogis Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Solution Certified by Former Administrator from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)

Telogis Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Solution Certified by Former Administrator from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Oct. 4, 2017 -- Industry expert and former administrator from the Federal Motor Carrier Association, Annette Sandberg has verified that the Telogis Electronic Logging Device (ELD) software solution has met all federally mandated requirements. ... Continue reading

Truck, Commercial, and Performance Green Car of the Year Finalists Announced by San Antonio Auto & Truck Show

Truck, Commercial, and Performance Green Car of the Year Finalists Announced by San Antonio Auto & Truck Show

SAN ANTONIO, Oct. 4, 2017 -- Green Car Journal has identified finalists for its prestigious Green Car Awards™ hosted annually by the San Antonio Auto & Truck Show in San Antonio, Texas. ... Continue reading

Truckstop.com and FTR Release Industry's First Lane-Specific Rate Forecast

Truckstop.com and FTR Release Industry's First Lane-Specific Rate Forecast

NEW PLYMOUTH, Idaho, Oct. 4, 2017 -- Truckstop.com, in partnership with FTR, introduced its highly anticipated Rate Forecasting tool to hundreds of industry leaders during the FTR and CSCMP conferences this September. ... Continue reading

United States' First Heli-Biking Adventure Takes Flight in Alaska at Tordrillo Mountain Lodge

United States' First Heli-Biking Adventure Takes Flight in Alaska at Tordrillo Mountain Lodge

TORDRILLO, Alaska, Oct. 4, 2017 -- Tordrillo Mountain Lodge is the first outfitter in the United States to offer heli-biking, an unrivaled outdoor experience that enables mountain biking access via helicopter to millions of acres of pristine mountain terrain in the breathtaking Tordrillo Mountain range of Alaska.  As ... Continue reading

Carvana’s Newest Car Vending Machine Debuts in Florida

Carvana’s Newest Car Vending Machine Debuts in Florida

Standing eight stories tall, holding up to 30 vehicles, the Jacksonville Car Vending Machine is the first one in Florida, joining six others located in Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, Austin (Texas), Nashville (Tenn.) and Raleigh (N.C.).Customers can now pick up vehicles purchased on Carvana.com at Carvana's newest Car V ... Continue reading

Farmers Insurance® Provides Tips to Help You Avoid Autumn Accidents

Farmers Insurance® Provides Tips to Help You Avoid Autumn Accidents

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 4, 2017 -- The Farmers Insurance® Seasonal Smarts Digest: Fall Edition, released today, reveals that drivers across the U.S. need to maintain caution on the road this fall, keeping a watchful eye out for unexpected critters and creatures. ... Continue reading

Treats Not Tricks in October at National Automobile Museum

Treats Not Tricks in October at National Automobile Museum

Special $2 admission for all ghouls, ghosts and goblins of all ages. Reno, Nevada, October 4, 2017 - ​Trick or Treat in the Streets of the National Automobile Museum, The Harrah Collection, in downtown Reno – and you’ll be assured of treats, not tricks for your goblins, princesses and action heroes ... Continue reading

Ford GM Following China- Going Electric

Ford GM Following China- Going Electric

The automakers announced this week they would accelerate their move toward producing electric vehicles over gasoline-powered ones. ​WARREN, Mich. ... Continue reading

Baltimore Awards New Flyer a Contract for 140 Clean Diesel Buses

Baltimore Awards New Flyer a Contract for 140 Clean Diesel Buses

New Flyer of America Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of New Flyer Industries Inc. , the largest transit bus and motor coach manufacturer and parts distributor in North America, yesterday announced that Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) acting through the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) has awarded New Flyer ... Continue reading

Car Review: 2018 Toyota C-HR Road Test and Review By Steve Purdy

Car Review: 2018 Toyota C-HR Road Test and Review By Steve Purdy

Think of the C-HR occupying the same space as the cute-ute Kia Soul, the more conventional Mazda CX3 or the new Nissan Rogue Sport. C-HR is certainly the most style-conscious of them all. With deep sculpted lines and angles going in multiple directions, deep cheek vents flowing into the lower front fascia, exaggerated ... Continue reading

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Review By Larry Nutson

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Review By Larry Nutson

Volkswagen’s SUV line-up is now focused on three core models. This all-new, second-generation 2018 Tiguan compact SUV that’s longer, has more cargo space and has three-row seating to carry up to seven passengers; the new Atlas mid-size seven-passenger SUV; and the previous generation 5-passenger Tiguan, rebadged as ... Continue reading

Car Review: 2017 Subaru Outback 3.6R Touring Review By John Heilig

Car Review: 2017 Subaru Outback 3.6R Touring Review By John Heilig

The Outback is a station wagon. There, I said it. In this world of SUVs and CUVs, the Outback is unabashedly a wagon. The styling reflects this rather than a UV. Still, it has a high road clearance to take advantage of the asymmetrical all wheel drive that Subaru is famous for. As a wagon, and therefore more sedan-like ... Continue reading

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