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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

The new 2018 E-Class Cabriolet All-Season Comfort & Practicality

The new 2018 E-Class Cabriolet All-Season Comfort & Practicality

Starting at $66,300 for the E400 Cabriolet and $68,800 for the E400 4MATIC Cabriolet (not including $995 destination & delivery), the E-Class Cabriolet joins a range of convertibles in the Mercedes-Benz lineup. ... Continue reading

Copart Reports First Quarter Fiscal 2018 Financial Results

Copart Reports First Quarter Fiscal 2018 Financial Results

DALLAS—Copart, Inc. today reported financial results for the quarter ended October 31, 2017. For the three months ended October 31, 2017, revenue, gross margin, and net income were $419.2 million, $163.3 million, and $77.5 million, respectively. ... Continue reading

Magna Announces Specific Share Repurchase Programs as Part of Normal Course Issuer Bid

Magna Announces Specific Share Repurchase Programs as Part of Normal Course Issuer Bid

AURORA, ON, Nov. 21, 2017 - Magna International Inc. (TSX: MG; NYSE: MGA) today announced that it intends to purchase for cancellation Common Shares pursuant to two specific share repurchase programs (the "Programs" and each, a "Program"). Magna has entered into agreements (collectively, the "Agreements") with two arm ... Continue reading

SUBARU OF AMERICA CONFIRMS PLAN TO RELEASE LIMITED EDITION MODELS TO COMMEMORATE 50TH ANNIVERSARY

SUBARU OF AMERICA CONFIRMS PLAN TO RELEASE LIMITED EDITION MODELS TO COMMEMORATE 50TH ANNIVERSARY

New York November 21, 2017; At an automotive media lunch in N.Y. today, Jeff Walters, Subaru of America VP of Sales, confirmed the company’s plan to release limited edition models to commemorate its 50th anniversary next year. Each vehicle in the Subaru line-up will offer a 50th anniversary edition. ... Continue reading

Henny Takes A First Look: 2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class

Henny Takes A First Look: 2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class

Who would need such large vehicles in Europe….? It is an exception when you see a Ford Ranger or a Toyota Hilux. With just over 80,000 units sold in the first half of this year, the European market is very small compared to the US. where in the same time nearly 217 thousand mid-size and 1.1 million full-size pickups ... Continue reading

AeroVironment, Inc. Schedules Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2018 Earnings Release and Conference Call

AeroVironment, Inc. Schedules Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2018 Earnings Release and Conference Call

MONROVIA, Calif.—AeroVironment, Inc. today announced it will issue financial results for the Company's second quarter ended October 28, 2017 after the market closes on Tuesday, December 5, 2017. Management will host a conference call and live audio webcast to discuss the results at 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time that day. ... Continue reading

Axalta and AkzoNobel End Merger of Equals Discussions

Axalta and AkzoNobel End Merger of Equals Discussions

PHILADELPHIA—Axalta Coating Systems , a leading global coatings company, today confirmed that its previously announced talks with AkzoNobel have ended regarding a potential merger of equals transaction between Axalta and Akzo’s Paints and Coatings business, as the companies were unable to reach mutually agreeable t ... Continue reading

Bowers & Wilkins adds audio industry veteran David Ellington to expanding North American sales team

Bowers & Wilkins adds audio industry veteran David Ellington to expanding North American sales team

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Nov. 21, 2017 -- Bowers & Wilkins, the British loudspeaker brand known for its high-performance audio products, is continuing to expand its growing sales channel with the addition of audio industry veteran David Ellington. ... Continue reading

Centric Parts Names Wilson Diaz as Vice President/General Manager of StopTech Division

Centric Parts Names Wilson Diaz as Vice President/General Manager of StopTech Division

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Centric Parts Names Wilson Diaz as Vice President/General Manager of StopTech Division Dear Editor: We are sending this press release on behalf of Centric Parts, a division of APC Automotive Technologies and North America’s leading manufacturer and supplier of aftermarket brake and chassis ... Continue reading

Cyber Switching Releases Enhanced Configuration on Electric Vehicle Master Controller

Cyber Switching Releases Enhanced Configuration on Electric Vehicle Master Controller

SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 21, 2017 -- In response to strong positive feedback from EV fleet managers to the initial launch of the Cyber Switching Electric Vehicle Master Controller (EVMC), the company is proud to announce the release of a direct input product configuration, allowing for enhanced capability during daytime ... Continue reading

Demand From Automotive Industry Drives Global Antifreeze Market | Technavio

Demand From Automotive Industry Drives Global Antifreeze Market | Technavio

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

Increase in Automobile Sales to Boost the Automotive Tires Market | Technavio

Increase in Automobile Sales to Boost the Automotive Tires Market | Technavio

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

Legal Notice In Re Automotive Parts Antitrust Litigation

Legal Notice In Re Automotive Parts Antitrust Litigation

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 21, 2017 -- The following release was issued by RG/2 Claims Administration LLC, as Notice Administrator, on behalf of Duane Morris LLP Legal Notice UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN In re Automotive Parts Antitrust Litigation, No. ... Continue reading

State Farm brand in Canada to become Desjardins Insurance

State Farm brand in Canada to become Desjardins Insurance

As part of Desjardins's continued integration plan, former State Farm Canadian business is becoming Desjardins Insurance LEVIS, QC, Nov. 21, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - In January 2015, Desjardins Group the leading cooperative financial group in Canada with over $276 billion in assets completed the purchase of State Farm Cana ... Continue reading

Steel Dynamics Announces Fourth Quarter 2017 Cash Dividend

Steel Dynamics Announces Fourth Quarter 2017 Cash Dividend

FORT WAYNE, Ind., Nov. 21, 2017 -- Steel Dynamics, Inc. today announced that the company's board of directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.1550 per common share. ... Continue reading

Surfers Jordy Smith, Malia Manuel and Tyler Wright Come On Board as Jeep® Brand World Surf League Athletes

Surfers Jordy Smith, Malia Manuel and Tyler Wright Come On Board as Jeep® Brand World Surf League Athletes

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Nov. 21, 2017 -- The three World Surf League (WSL) athletes will be part of the Jeep® brand's global marketing efforts of its WSL partnership, including broadcast, print, digital and social, supporting the 2017-2018 surfing season The athletes will share social content throughout the tour across t ... Continue reading

WinterFest at Worlds of Fun Opens November 24

WinterFest at Worlds of Fun Opens November 24

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Nov. 21, 2017 -- The Midwest's newest and most immersive holiday tradition, WinterFest, opens at Worlds of Fun on Friday, November 24 and will entertain guests on select dates through December 30. ... Continue reading

All-New 2019 Subaru Ascent to Debut at 2017 L.A. Auto Show

All-New 2019 Subaru Ascent to Debut at 2017 L.A. Auto Show

Subaru Canada Inc. (SCI) has confirmed that the largest Subaru vehicle yet will debut at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show. ... Continue reading

INFINITI to reveal all-new model in LA

INFINITI to reveal all-new model in LA

MEDIA INFORMATION INFINITI to reveal all-new model in LA INFINITI will reveal an all-new model at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show, with world-first technologies, stand-out design and class-leading interior space. The new model will see a fresh interpretation of INFINITI's distinctive Powerful Elegance design language, c ... Continue reading

Permanent Display of North American Car of the Year Award Revealed at Cobo Center

Permanent Display of North American Car of the Year Award Revealed at Cobo Center

DETROIT, Nov. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jurors representing the North American Car, Utility and Truck of the Year awards unveiled a permeant replica of the coveted, annual automotive award today at Cobo Center during an Automotive Press Association event hosted by the North American International Auto Show (N ... Continue reading

Young start up "Auto Antlers" positioned to have the"IT" gift this holiday season

Young start up "Auto Antlers" positioned to have the"IT" gift this holiday season

NEW BERLIN, Wis., Nov. 21, 2017 -- Young start-up company, Auto Antlers, is set to be the IT gift this holiday season for automotive enthusiasts and outdoorsmen. Founded in 2011, Auto Antlers has positioned itself just in time for the holiday gift giving season with a truly, one of a kind, décor piece for the ultimate ... Continue reading

Mahindra Automotive North America Opens New HQ and Manufacturing Facility in Metro Detroit as Part of North American Growth Strategy

Mahindra Automotive North America Opens New HQ and Manufacturing Facility in Metro Detroit as Part of North American Growth Strategy

The new facility will produce an off-highway vehicle which will extend Mahindra's current position in this growing segment. Designed and engineered by MANA, the vehicle promises to be unlike anything currently on the market. ... Continue reading

China's Volvo To Supply 24,000 Transportation Appliances To Uber

China's Volvo To Supply 24,000 Transportation Appliances To Uber

STOCKHOLM/SAN FRANCISCO November 20, 2017; Niklas Pollard and Heather Somerville writing for Reuters reported that Uber plans to buy up to 24,000 self-driving cars from Volvo, marking the transition of the U.S. firm from an app used to summon a taxi to the owner and operator of a fleet of cars. The non-binding framewor ... Continue reading

Automotive Power Electronics Market to Reach US$22,658.4 mn by 2025, Globally: Transparency Market Research

Automotive Power Electronics Market to Reach US$22,658.4 mn by 2025, Globally: Transparency Market Research

ALBANY, New York, November 21, 2017 -- According to a new Market report published by Transparency Market Research titled "Automotive Power Electronic Market [(By Electric Vehicle - Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV), Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEV) and Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV); By Vehicle Type - Passenger Ca ... Continue reading

BMW Motorrad Appoints EVM Autokraft as its Dealer Partner in Kochi

BMW Motorrad Appoints EVM Autokraft as its Dealer Partner in Kochi

KOCHI, India, November 21, 2017 -- BMW Motorrad has announced the appointment of EVM Autokraft as its dealer partner in Kochi. With this new dealership, customers and prospects in Kochi can now experience the most aspirational BMW Motorrad product range. ... Continue reading

Budweiser Takes Next Step to Be the First Beer on Mars

Budweiser Takes Next Step to Be the First Beer on Mars

NEW YORK, Nov. 21, 2017 -- Budweiser is upholding its commitment to be the first beer on Mars by confirming upcoming experiments on the International Space Station with plans to send and study barley – one of its key ingredients – into space in early December. The reason? Earlier this year at the South by Southwest ... Continue reading

Centage Announces Death of President and Chief Executive Officer Barry Clapp, Passionate Visionary, Innovator and Mentor

Centage Announces Death of President and Chief Executive Officer Barry Clapp, Passionate Visionary, Innovator and Mentor

NATICK, Mass., Nov. 21, 2017 -- Centage Corporation (www.centage.com) announced today that President and Chief Executive Officer Barry Clapp, passed away on Thursday of last week on his 66th birthday, surrounded by his family. ... Continue reading

Embraer KC-390 arrives in the United States for a series of flight trials

Embraer KC-390 arrives in the United States for a series of flight trials

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Nov. 21, 2017 -- The new Embraer KC-390 multi-mission military transport and tanker jet will start a series of flight trials in the United States as part of its flight test campaign for certification. ... Continue reading

Global Automotive Aftermarket Brake Friction Parts Strategic Business Report 2017: Annual Estimates and Forecasts 2016-2024 - Research and Markets

Global Automotive Aftermarket Brake Friction Parts Strategic Business Report 2017: Annual Estimates and Forecasts 2016-2024 - Research and Markets

DUBLIN—The "Automotive Aftermarket Brake Friction Parts - Global Strategic Business Report" report has been added to Research and Markets' offering. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World. ... Continue reading

Global Industrial Brakes and Clutches Strategic Business Report 2017 - Annual Estimates and Forecasts 2016-2024 - Research and Markets

Global Industrial Brakes and Clutches Strategic Business Report 2017 - Annual Estimates and Forecasts 2016-2024 - Research and Markets

DUBLIN—The "Industrial Brakes and Clutches - Global Strategic Business Report" report has been added to Research and Markets' offering. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and Latin America. ... Continue reading

Global Wax Market Size Worth $12.9 Billion by 2025 | CAGR: 3.7%: Grand View Research, Inc.

Global Wax Market Size Worth $12.9 Billion by 2025 | CAGR: 3.7%: Grand View Research, Inc.

SAN FRANCISCO, November 21, 2017 -- The global wax market is expected to reach USD 12.9 billion by 2025, and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 3.7% from 2017 to 2025, according to a report by Grand View Research, Inc. Rising demand for the product owing to its superior properties including high gloss, non-toxicity, go ... Continue reading

Holiday Party Do's and Don'ts: Take Down the Mistletoe

Holiday Party Do's and Don'ts: Take Down the Mistletoe

NEW PROVIDENCE, N.J., Nov. 21, 2017 -- The holiday season is often a time for festive parties where employers can thank employees for a job well done. ... Continue reading

Lovell's New Report: How Millennials and Gen Z Are Redefining the Future of Work

Lovell's New Report: How Millennials and Gen Z Are Redefining the Future of Work

Lovell's 2017 Change GenerationTM Report provides new insights into the career aspirations, work values, and career priorities of Millennials and Gen Z; with an emphasis on how corporations can better recruit, engage, and market to these younger generations of talent. TORONTO, Nov. ... Continue reading

PRESS RELEASE: eCall allows car to call emergency services

PRESS RELEASE: eCall allows car to call emergency services

Press Release DEKRA provides tests and approval services for new eCall functionality eCall allows car to call emergency services Arnhem, November 21 - From 2018 onwards, eCall has the potential to become a life saver for car drivers: following serious accidents, the system automatically calls emergency services. Intern ... Continue reading

Ryder Expands Natural Gas Use with Clean Energy Hauling Parts for Toyota Plant

Ryder Expands Natural Gas Use with Clean Energy Hauling Parts for Toyota Plant

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.—Clean Energy Fuels Corp. announced today that Ryder System Inc., a leader in commercial fleet management, dedicated transportation, and supply chain solutions, has awarded Clean Energy a four-year fueling contract for a fleet of liquified natural gas (LNG) heavy-duty trucks that move goods for T ... Continue reading

Skorpion Engineering Accelerates Development of Luxury Car Prototypes by 50% Using Stratasys Additive Technologies

Skorpion Engineering Accelerates Development of Luxury Car Prototypes by 50% Using Stratasys Additive Technologies

Full Size Small Preview Thumbnail Utiziling its Stratasys 3D Printers, Skorpion Engineering can provide customers with high-endurance prototypes 50% faster compared to traditional methods while offering improved part performance. (Photo: Business Wire) Utiziling its Stratasys 3D Printers, Skorpion Engineering can provi ... Continue reading

Stock Performance Review on Independent Oil & Gas Industry -- Newfield Exploration, Oasis Petroleum, Parsley Energy, and Pioneer Natural Resources

Stock Performance Review on Independent Oil & Gas Industry -- Newfield Exploration, Oasis Petroleum, Parsley Energy, and Pioneer Natural Resources

NEW YORK, Nov. 21, 2017 -- If you want a Stock Review on NFX, OAS, PE, or PXD then come over to http://dailystocktracker.com/register/ and sign up for your free customized report. ... Continue reading

Takata Corporation and KSS Sign Definitive Asset Purchase Agreement

Takata Corporation and KSS Sign Definitive Asset Purchase Agreement

TOKYO & STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich.—Takata Corporation (“Takata” or the “Company”), a leading global supplier of automotive safety systems such as seat belts, airbags and child seats, today announced that it has signed a definitive asset purchase agreement with Key Safety Systems (“KSS”), a global leader in m ... Continue reading

Tata Consultancy Services Announces Internet of Things Digital Transformation Partnership With Rolls-Royce

Tata Consultancy Services Announces Internet of Things Digital Transformation Partnership With Rolls-Royce

BANGALORE and MUMBAI, India, November 21, 2017 -- - Expanded partnership set to deliver further value to Rolls-Royce 'Digital First' transformation with TCS to deliver improved data innovation, and create new market opportunities.   Tata Consultancy Services (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS), a leading global IT services, consu ... Continue reading

Toyota Unveils Third Generation Humanoid Robot T-HR3 +VIDEO

Toyota Unveils Third Generation Humanoid Robot T-HR3 +VIDEO

Remote, safe, smooth operation of robot enabled through new, advanced Torque Servo Module and Master Maneuvering System TOYOTA CITY, Japan November 21, 2017: Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) today revealed T-HR3, the company's third generation humanoid robot. Toyota's latest robotics platform, designed and developed b ... Continue reading

Autonomous Driving May Kill The Automobile Industry And Our Freedom Of Mobility

Autonomous Driving May Kill The Automobile Industry And Our Freedom Of Mobility

Without Performance Differentiation Say Goodbye To The Public's Love Affair With The Automobile By Marc J. Rauch Exec. Vice President/Co-Publisher THE AUTO CHANNEL In his opening remarks at September's Frankfurt Motor Show, Dieter Zetsche (Mercedes-Benz CEO), prophesized: "The Mercedes of the future will drive not only ... Continue reading

2017 Dodge Challenger T/A Review By John Heilig

2017 Dodge Challenger T/A Review By John Heilig

Dodge has a good thing going. With the Charger and Challenger they have not only resurrected the styling of the 1970s muscle cars, they have kept the performance image, so much so that the Challenger SRT is the most powerful and fastest muscle car ever ... Continue reading

Car Review: 2017 Honda Accord Sedan Touring V6 Review By Larry Nutson

Car Review: 2017 Honda Accord Sedan Touring V6 Review By Larry Nutson

2017 Honda Accord 4 Door Touring V6 2017 Honda Accord Sedan Touring V6 Review ... Continue reading

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