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SoftBank and Honda to Begin Joint Research on Connected Car Technologies

SoftBank and Honda to Begin Joint Research on Connected Car Technologies

SoftBank and Honda to Begin Joint Research on Connected Car Technologiesthat Utilize 5th Generation Mobile Communication System (5G) TOKYO, Nov, 16 2017 - SoftBank Corp. a subsidiary of SoftBank Group Corp., and Honda Motor Co., Ltd., today announced that SoftBank and Honda R&D Co., Ltd., a wholly owned R&D subsidiary ... Continue reading

ARTBA Says House Bill "Dropped the Ball" on Transportation Tax Reform Needed to Avert Looming Highway Trust Fund Insolvency and Help Pay for Trump Infrastructure Plan

ARTBA Says House Bill "Dropped the Ball" on Transportation Tax Reform Needed to Avert Looming Highway Trust Fund Insolvency and Help Pay for Trump Infrastructure Plan

WASHINGTON, Nov. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A leading transportation infrastructure group criticized the House tax bill passed today for failing to address the looming insolvency of the Highway Trust Fund in 2021 and the "$1,000 per year 'hidden tax' borne by every American household due to ever increasing tra ... Continue reading

Foothill Gold Line Light Rail Extension to Generate $2.6 Billion in Economic Return and Tens of Thousands of Jobs During Construction, Study Reveals

Foothill Gold Line Light Rail Extension to Generate $2.6 Billion in Economic Return and Tens of Thousands of Jobs During Construction, Study Reveals

MONROVIA, Calif., Nov. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority (Construction Authority) released a report prepared by Beacon Economics, a leading economic research and forecasting firm headquartered in Los Angeles, detailing the economic benefits resulting from the upco ... Continue reading

Ford Names John Veihmeyer to Board of Directors

Ford Names John Veihmeyer to Board of Directors

DEARBORN, Mich.—Ford Motor Company is announcing today the election of John Veihmeyer to the company’s board of directors. His appointment is effective December 1. ... Continue reading

Get ready for 2018: Ritchie Bros. selling 250+ cranes before end of the year

Get ready for 2018: Ritchie Bros. selling 250+ cranes before end of the year

Highlighted by an auction in Eagan, MN on Dec. 5, Ritchie Bros. ... Continue reading

@GoParks & @Subaru_usa Show Love for National Parks with Share the Love Event

@GoParks & @Subaru_usa Show Love for National Parks with Share the Love Event

WASHINGTON, Nov. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- People across the country will have the opportunity to support their more than 400 national parks whenever they buy or lease a new Subaru vehicle, thanks to a partnership between the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America's national parks, and Sub ... Continue reading

Investing in clean energy technology to create jobs and help the environment

Investing in clean energy technology to create jobs and help the environment

MP Wilkinson announces $2.4 million investment in clean ocean technology to provide sustainable power solutions VICTORIA, Nov. 16, 2017 /CNW/ - Canadians will benefit from an investment of more than $2.4 million at the University of Victoria (UVic) to develop alternative, clean energy. ... Continue reading

NASA Selects Instrument for Future International Mission to Martian Moons

NASA Selects Instrument for Future International Mission to Martian Moons

WASHINGTON, Nov. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has selected a science instrument for an upcoming Japan-led sample return mission to the moons of Mars planned for launch in 2024. ... Continue reading

November Used Commercial Truck Auction Volume Takes Big Drop

November Used Commercial Truck Auction Volume Takes Big Drop

MCLEAN, Va., Nov. 16, 2017 -- Commercial truck analysts at J.D. Power Valuation Services note in their November 2017 Commercial Truck Guidelines Industry Update that October's commercial truck wholesale auction market experienced a significant drop in volume, but that prices were nearly identical to September on avera ... Continue reading

Terrafugia Acquired by Volvo Owner Geely: See their Flying Car on Nov 15 -16 in Santa Clara

Terrafugia Acquired by Volvo Owner Geely: See their Flying Car on Nov 15 -16 in Santa Clara

SANTA CLARA, California, November 16, 2017 -- This week flying car start up Terrafugia was acquired by Chinese automotive group Geely. Founded in 2006, the company was one of the first to focus on flying cars and the acquisition now provides the company access to global markets. ... Continue reading

Arctic Cat Recreational Off-Highway Vehicles Recalled by Textron Specialized Vehicles Due to Fire Hazard

Arctic Cat Recreational Off-Highway Vehicles Recalled by Textron Specialized Vehicles Due to Fire Hazard

WASHINGTON, Nov. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Recall Summary Name of Product: Arctic Cat ROVs with winches Hazard: The winch solenoid located under the operator seat can overheat, posing a fire hazard. ... Continue reading

Awarded Two 2017 Automotive Communications Awards

Awarded Two 2017 Automotive Communications Awards

Marx Group was awarded two Automotive Communications Awards at the 2017 Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) in Las Vegas. The first award, in the business-to-business category was for Best Website - Analytics showing success of new website, for its own website, marxgrp.com. ... Continue reading

Kia Motors America Records Second-Best October Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle Sales Total In Company History

Kia Motors America Records Second-Best October Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle Sales Total In Company History

Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) vehicle sales with 5,381 units sold, proving consumers are gravitating toward the brand's quality and reliability. Double-digit gains for Kia's Sportage helped power the brand's sales. ... Continue reading

2018 Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid Version Price Starts at $33,400

2018 Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid Version Price Starts at $33,400

For longer trips, the Clarity Plug-in Hybrid can utilize its hyper-efficient 1.5-liter Atkinson cycle 4-cylinder engine to generate electricity and, under certain conditions, to act as a direct power source. The Clarity Plug-in received an overall EPA driving range rating of 340 miles. The vehicle's electromotive power ... Continue reading

U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Winter Hopefuls join Toyota’s Team of Inspiring Athletes

U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Winter Hopefuls join Toyota’s Team of Inspiring Athletes

PLANO, Texas, Nov. 16, 2017— Imagine a world where mobility is no guarantee. ... Continue reading

DesignCon 2018 Keynote Presenters to Cover Space Travel, Autonomous Vehicles and Future Engineering Predictions

DesignCon 2018 Keynote Presenters to Cover Space Travel, Autonomous Vehicles and Future Engineering Predictions

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Nov. 16, 2017 -- DesignCon 2018, the nation's premier conference for chip, board and systems design engineers, today announced three new keynote presentations covering NASA's New Horizons mission, the safety of autonomous vehicles and expert predictions of future challenges within engineering. ... Continue reading

Heated Windshield Market Analysis Key Industry Manufacturers, Application, Future Trends and Forecasts to 2022 in New Research Report at ReportsnReports

Heated Windshield Market Analysis Key Industry Manufacturers, Application, Future Trends and Forecasts to 2022 in New Research Report at ReportsnReports

PUNE, India, November 16, 2017 -- Heated Windshield market report outlines the evolution of Heated Windshield market by type and applications and identifies and assesses the best performing vendors in the market to 2022.Heated Windshield Industry report analyses the current market trends, drivers and inhibitors impacti ... Continue reading

2018 Kia Stinger Pricing

2018 Kia Stinger Pricing

2018 Stinger fastback sport sedan the highest-performance production vehicle in the company's history will be offered in five trim levels – Stinger, Stinger Premium, GT, GT1, and GT2. ... Continue reading

Amtrak Sets Ridership, Revenue and Earnings Records Solid results delivered in 2017

Amtrak Sets Ridership, Revenue and Earnings Records Solid results delivered in 2017

WASHINGTON, Nov. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Amtrak posted record ridership, revenue and earnings for its Fiscal Year, which ended Sept. ... Continue reading

Workhorse Announces First Manned Flight of SureFly™ Electric Hybrid Octocopter

Workhorse Announces First Manned Flight of SureFly™ Electric Hybrid Octocopter

CINCINNATI, Nov. 16, 2017 -- Workhorse Group Inc. , an American technology company focused on providing sustainable and cost-effective solutions to the commercial electric transportation sector, today announced it will conduct the first manned flight of its SureFly™ personal hybrid octocopter on January 8 in Las Vega ... Continue reading

Vincentric Announces 2017 Best CPO Value in America™ Awards

Vincentric Announces 2017 Best CPO Value in America™ Awards

Ford, Lincoln, Toyota, and Audi earning the prestigious brand value awards. The Ford brand awards were earned in the Trucks, SUV/Crossovers, and Vans categories while Lincoln earned the Luxury SUV/Crossovers category. ... Continue reading

Automakers Approve E15 in Nearly 90% of New 2018 Vehicles

Automakers Approve E15 in Nearly 90% of New 2018 Vehicles

According to an analysis conducted by Renewable Fuels Association, nearly 90 percent of new 2018 model year (MY) vehicles are explicitly approved by the manufacturer to use 15 percent ethanol blends (E15), according to the results of an annual analysis of warranty statements and owner’s manuals conducted by the Renew ... Continue reading

Client Command Automotive Marketing Company Wins Award

Client Command Automotive Marketing Company Wins Award

"We are so honored to win one of the first-ever Acceleration Awards and believe strongly in the panel's commitment to selecting products that help rapidly increase dealership profitability," said Jonathan Lucenay, CEO of Client Command. "We strive to give dealerships solutions that increase profitability from the momen ... Continue reading

Re-engineered, Refined Mazda6 to Debut at 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show

Re-engineered, Refined Mazda6 to Debut at 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show

HIROSHIMA, Japan - November 16, 2017: Mazda Motor Corporation announced today it will unveil a thoroughly re-engineered and refined Mazda6 sedan (known as Mazda Atenza in Japan) at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The company will hold a press conference at 10:30 a.m. (local time) on Nov. ... Continue reading

Consumer Watchdog Warns DMV Adopted GM Robot Car Rule Language Exceeds Its Authority

Consumer Watchdog Warns DMV Adopted GM Robot Car Rule Language Exceeds Its Authority

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Nov. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Language adopted from a General Motors suggestion by the California Department of Motor Vehicles in its revised proposed autonomous vehicle regulations would "let robot carmakers railroad consumers" into being liable for car crashes when the robot driver f ... Continue reading

SEAT Displays Leon Cristobal at The Smart City Expo, Safest Car In Its History +VIDEO

SEAT Displays Leon Cristobal at The Smart City Expo, Safest Car In Its History +VIDEO

SEAT is exhibiting four major developments in mobility of the future in smart cities at the seventh edition of the Smart City Expo World Congress. All the initiatives are framed in the guidelines of the Barcelona city council’s Urban Mobility Plan, which seeks mobility that is safe, efficient, sustainable and equitab ... Continue reading

Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro: Redefining The Limits Of Performance

Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro: Redefining The Limits Of Performance

Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro is an extraordinary track-only evolution of the most extreme Aston Martin in history. Developed in parallel with the road car, but freed from the constraints and considerations of road use, the Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro is the ultimate expression of performance. ... Continue reading

Volvo Group Unveils New Innovative Transport Solution to Drive Safety and Productivity +VIDEO

Volvo Group Unveils New Innovative Transport Solution to Drive Safety and Productivity +VIDEO

The self-driving truck, driving autonomously from one hub to another, is part of a development project exploring how automation can contribute to increased productivity, enhanced safety and lower environmental impact. It has for the first time been demonstrated to a broader audience in conjunction with the Volvo Group ... Continue reading

Nearly 51 Million Americans to Travel This Thanksgiving, Highest Volume in a Dozen Years

Nearly 51 Million Americans to Travel This Thanksgiving, Highest Volume in a Dozen Years

AAA projects 50.9 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more away from home this Thanksgiving, a 3.3 percent increase over last year. ... Continue reading

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