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2017 TOYOTA SIENNA XLE AWD REVIEW BY STEVE PURDY

2017 TOYOTA SIENNA XLE AWD REVIEW BY STEVE PURDY

The Sienna XLE interior is cavernous, comfortable and convenient with enough luxury touches to make us feel pampered. ... Continue reading

Stout's 2017 Automotive Warranty & Recall Report Details the Changing Dynamics Between Suppliers and OEMs

Stout's 2017 Automotive Warranty & Recall Report Details the Changing Dynamics Between Suppliers and OEMs

CHICAGO, Sept. 11, 2017 -- Stout today released results of its latest research into automotive recalls in the 2017 Automotive Warranty & Recall Report: Fault Lines – The Changing Relationship Between OEMs and Suppliers. ... Continue reading

NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Final Results from Tri-State Raceway, Earlville, Iowa

NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Final Results from Tri-State Raceway, Earlville, Iowa

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NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Texas Motorplex, Ennis, Texas

NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Texas Motorplex, Ennis, Texas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Contact: NHRA Field Marketing, (626) 914-4761 TEXAS MOTORPLEX HOST THE NHRA LUCAS OIL DIVISION 4 RACE ENNIS, Texas - The NHRA South Central Division returns to Texas Motorplex for the NHRA Lucas Oil Division 4 Race on September 15-16. The event is one of 45 schedu ... Continue reading

NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Woodburn Dragstrip, Woodburn, Ore.

NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Woodburn Dragstrip, Woodburn, Ore.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Contact: NHRA Field Marketing, (626) 914-4761 WOODBURN DRAGSTRIP TO HOST THE NHRA NORTHWEST DIVISION WOODBURN, Ore. - Woodburn Dragstrip will host the NHRA Northwest Division Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event on September 15-17. ... Continue reading

Celebrate the last 70 years of Porsche Automotive Excellence

Celebrate the last 70 years of Porsche Automotive Excellence

Discover the full story of one of the world's leading automotive companies, Porsche in Porsche 70 Years: There is No Substitute by Randy Leffingwell. Porsche is one of the most important and iconic automotive manufacturers in history. ... Continue reading

Mercedes-Benz Cars on the eve of the Frankfurt International Motor Show (IAA): Trendsetting opposites – the Mercedes-AMG Project ONE and the smart vision EQ fortwo

Mercedes-Benz Cars on the eve of the Frankfurt International Motor Show (IAA): Trendsetting opposites – the Mercedes-AMG Project ONE and the smart vision EQ fortwo

Mercedes-Benz Cars on the eve of the Frankfurt International Motor Show (IAA): Trendsetting opposites – the Mercedes-AMG Project ONE and the smart vision EQ fortwo ... Continue reading

AAA: Kentucky Gas Price Decrease following Double-Digit Jump

AAA: Kentucky Gas Price Decrease following Double-Digit Jump

Kentucky Gas Price Decrease following Double-Digit Jump After jumping by 43 cents last week, gas prices in West Central Kentucky fell by a nickel this week to an average of $2.575 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. ... Continue reading

ArcBest, ABF Freight Celebrate National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

ArcBest, ABF Freight Celebrate National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

FORT SMITH, Ark., Sept. 11, 2017 -- ArcBestâ„  , a leading logistics company with creative problem solvers who deliver integrated solutions, and its carrier ABF Freight are celebrating National Truck Driver Appreciation Week with employee appreciation events at our more than 240 service centers. ... Continue reading

NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Final Results from Old Bridge Township Raceway Park, Englishtown, N.J.

NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Final Results from Old Bridge Township Raceway Park, Englishtown, N.J.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NHRA LUCAS OIL DRAG RACING SERIES- Northeast Division Contact: NHRA Field Marketing (626) 914-4761 LINKE AND BENHAM GO GOLD IN FRONT OF HOME CROWD OLD BRIDGE, N.J.- Russell Linke and Scott Benham scored big victories in front of a cheering home crowd during the NHRA Northeast division Lucas Oil Dr ... Continue reading

NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Final Results from Tri-State Raceway, Earlville, Iowa

NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Final Results from Tri-State Raceway, Earlville, Iowa

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NHRA LUCAS OIL DRAG RACING SERIES - WEST CENTRAL DIVISION Contact: NHRA Field Marketing (626) 914-4761 MEYER AND WILLIAMS WIN IN EARLVILLE EARLVILLE, Iowa. - Racers Megan Meyer, Olathe, Kan., and Kirk Williams, Glenwood, Iowa, took home wins in Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car Sunday ... Continue reading

Ritchie Bros.' Corporate Kids Challenge event surpasses $1.1 million raised for KidSport B.C.

Ritchie Bros.' Corporate Kids Challenge event surpasses $1.1 million raised for KidSport B.C.

MLA Ravi Kahlon also presented a $400,000 contribution to KidSport from the Province of B.C. BURNABY, BC, Sept. 11, 2017 /CNW/ - Helping others can be fun. ... Continue reading

SCE Gets Ontario Charged Up for National Drive Electric Week

SCE Gets Ontario Charged Up for National Drive Electric Week

—Southern California Edison: WHAT: Video News Release/Audio News Release (Print story also available) This week is National Drive Electric Week, and Southern California Edison and the city of Ontario have partnered in a program to put electric vehicle charging stations where they are needed the most. WHEN: Available ... Continue reading

Tanner Foust Sweeps Red Bull Global Rallycross Seattle

Tanner Foust Sweeps Red Bull Global Rallycross Seattle

Official website: redbullglobalrallycross.com<http://www.redbullglobalrallycross.com> Instagram: @GRCseries<http://www.instagram.com/grcseries> Twitter: @GRCseries<http://www.twitter.com/grcseries> www.facebook.com/g<http://www.facebook.com/redbullgrc>rcseries<http://www.facebook.com/grcseries> [https://gallery.mailchi ... Continue reading

U.S. Cargo Ship Set to Depart from International Space Station

U.S. Cargo Ship Set to Depart from International Space Station

WASHINGTON, Sept. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After delivering more than 6,400 pounds of cargo, a SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft will depart the International Space Station on Sunday, Sept. ... Continue reading

Velodyne LiDAR Expands Executive Bench to Rapidly Scale Production

Velodyne LiDAR Expands Executive Bench to Rapidly Scale Production

SAN JOSE, Calif.—Velodyne LiDAR Inc., the world leader in 3D real-time perception systems for autonomous vehicles, today announced the appointment of Frank Blohm as Chief Operating Officer, Mircea Gradu, Ph.D., as Senior Vice President of Validation, and Pablo Gonzalez, Ph.D., as Vice President of Robotics and Automa ... Continue reading

Wissmann: The IAA Stands for "Future now"

Wissmann: The IAA Stands for "Future now"

FRANKFURT, Germany, September 11, 2017 -- Statement delivered by Matthias Wissmann, President of the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA), at the IAA's opening press conference in the CMF on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017, at 1.00 p.m. A glittering display of premieres setting a new record: 363 innovati ... Continue reading

Porsche 911 GT3 with Touring Package celebrates its world premiere in Frankfurt

Porsche 911 GT3 with Touring Package celebrates its world premiere in Frankfurt

The 911 GT3 with Touring Package will be unveiled at the 67th International Motor Show (IAA), which will take place from September 12 to 24, 2017, in Frankfurt. ... Continue reading

First Cyber Secure Vehicles for Automated Mobility on Demand +VIDEO

First Cyber Secure Vehicles for Automated Mobility on Demand +VIDEO

Renovo and Argus marks the first-ever commercial initiative to embed cyber security solutions in automated mobility on demand fleets and renders Renovo’s operating system the first to comply with imminent US government legislation mandating Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems in vehicles. CAMPBELL, CA / TEL AV ... Continue reading

Flair Airlines Announces Expansion

Flair Airlines Announces Expansion

KELOWNA, BC, Sept. 11, 2017 /CNW/ - Flair Airlines today announced an expansion of their route network by adding service to three additional airports: Toronto Pearson Airport, Vancouver International Airport and Kelowna International Airport. ... Continue reading

Ford, Mercedes Top Consumer Automotive Loyalty Ranks in Germany, IHS Markit Says

Ford, Mercedes Top Consumer Automotive Loyalty Ranks in Germany, IHS Markit Says

FRANKFURT, Germany & SOUTHFIELD, Mich.—New analysis from IHS Markit on consumer loyalty to vehicle brands in Germany suggests some unique findings on a variety of levels, including an overall industry loyalty rate of 66.7 percent. Loyalty rates are determined when a consumer returns to market for a new vehicle and ac ... Continue reading

Hankook Tire Named to DJSI World for Two Consecutive Years

Hankook Tire Named to DJSI World for Two Consecutive Years

SEOUL, South Korea, Sept. 11, 2017 -- Hankook Tire announced that the company has been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World) for the second consecutive year, strengthening its status as one of the most sustainable tire companies in the world. ... Continue reading

Hyundai Hope On Wheels Awards $250,000 Research Grant To Virginia Commonwealth University In Honor Of National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Hyundai Hope On Wheels Awards $250,000 Research Grant To Virginia Commonwealth University In Honor Of National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

RICHMOND,Va., Sept. 11, 2017 -- Hyundai Hope On Wheels® will present Virginia Commonwealth University with a $250,000 Hyundai Scholar Hope Grant tomorrow.The grant funds will support the research of principal investigator Dr. ... Continue reading

2017 Subaru Impreza Chosen For Wards 10 Best User Experience List

2017 Subaru Impreza Chosen For Wards 10 Best User Experience List

CHERRY HILL, N.J., Sept. 11, 2017 -- Recognized for user-friendly multimedia system and interior controls Recognized for effective driver-assist technology Recognized for overall value Subaru of America, Inc. announced today that the 2017 Impreza was named to Wards 10 Best User Experience list for intuitive and effecti ... Continue reading

New 2018 Dodge Durango SRT Named to Wards 10 Best User Experience List

New 2018 Dodge Durango SRT Named to Wards 10 Best User Experience List

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Sept. 11, 2017 -- Offering an array of advanced technology features, the Dodge Durango SRT comes equipped with a new Uconnect fourth-generation system that includes performance improvements with quicker startup time and enhanced processing power ... Continue reading

Hurricane Harvey caused U.S. Gulf Coast refinery runs to drop, gasoline prices to rise

Hurricane Harvey caused U.S. Gulf Coast refinery runs to drop, gasoline prices to rise

September 11, 2017 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Weekly Petroleum Status Report Hurricane Harvey caused substantial disruptions to crude oil and petroleum product supply chains and increased petroleum product prices. For the week ending September 1, 2017, gross inputs to refineries in the U.S. Gulf Co ... Continue reading

NHTSA RECALL INDEX - September 11, 2017: Volkswagen; Ford; Toyota; Daimler;

NHTSA RECALL INDEX - September 11, 2017: Volkswagen; Ford; Toyota; Daimler;

Click on the NHTSA Recall ID Number below to read more about the safety issue and the reason for the recall ... Continue reading

AdaSky Launches Thermal FIR Sensing Solution to Give Vehicles 24/7 Vision; Accelerates Fully-Autonomous Driving

AdaSky Launches Thermal FIR Sensing Solution to Give Vehicles 24/7 Vision; Accelerates Fully-Autonomous Driving

YOKNEAM, Israel, Sept. 11, 2017 -- AdaSky, a startup comprised of industry veterans from the Israeli semiconductor and sensor market, launches the first Far Infrared (FIR) perception solution specifically designed for the automotive industry. ... Continue reading

Canadian 'SuperStructure' Campaign wins Global Hyundai Marketing Award

Canadian 'SuperStructure' Campaign wins Global Hyundai Marketing Award

MARKHAM, ON, Sept. 11, 2017 /CNW/ - A marketing campaign developed and run by Hyundai Auto Canada supporting its Elantra compact car has won "2016 Best Marketing" award over submissions from other Hyundai subsidiaries in an internal, international competition.The award is presented annually to the subsidiary that most ... Continue reading

Caterpillar to Participate in Morgan Stanley Conference on September 13; Webcast Available

Caterpillar to Participate in Morgan Stanley Conference on September 13; Webcast Available

DEERFIELD, Ill., Sept. 11, 2017 -- Caterpillar Inc. Group President of Energy & Transportation Tom Pellette and Director of Investor Relations Amy Campbell will speak at the Morgan Stanley Laguna Conference on Wednesday, September 13, 2017. ... Continue reading

Diesel Exhaust Fluid Market to Reach Valuation of US$10.2 bn by 2022 - Transparency Market Research

Diesel Exhaust Fluid Market to Reach Valuation of US$10.2 bn by 2022 - Transparency Market Research

ALBANY, New York, September 11, 2017 -- According to Transparency Market Research, the global diesel exhaust fluid market is expected to rise from a 2017 valuation of US$10.2 bn to a 2022 valuation of US$14.4 bn at a robust 7.1% CAGR therein. The global diesel exhaust fluid market is driven by a number of factors, majo ... Continue reading

Disruptive Innovations and Applications Boost Battery Management Systems Market

Disruptive Innovations and Applications Boost Battery Management Systems Market

Significant R&D in the automotive sector spurring advanced BMS solutions, finds Frost & Sullivan's TechVision team LONDON, Sept. 11, 2017 -- The diverse, multiple-application battery management system (BMS) market is experiencing tremendous technological innovations and growth. ... Continue reading

Eye Tracking the Toyota Car Buying Experience

Eye Tracking the Toyota Car Buying Experience

New study reveals how generational differences and the layout of a showroom influence car buyers Click here to download the full report! TORONTO, Sept. 11, 2017 /CNW/ - Touring the showroom in an automobile dealership is one of the most important parts of the car-buying process. ... Continue reading

Foresight Successfully Completes a Pilot Project with One of China's Top Three Largest Car Manufacturers

Foresight Successfully Completes a Pilot Project with One of China's Top Three Largest Car Manufacturers

NESS ZIONA, Israel—Foresight Autonomous Holdings Ltd., a leading developer of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (NASDAQ and TASE: FRSX), announced today that following its announcement about an agreement with one of China's top three largest car manufacturers for a pilot project to test its Eyes-OnTM advanced driver ... Continue reading

Global In-dash Navigation System Market to Reach US$ 20 Bn by 2022 - Persistence Market Research

Global In-dash Navigation System Market to Reach US$ 20 Bn by 2022 - Persistence Market Research

NEW YORK, September 11, 2017 -- The global in-dash navigation systems market has been estimated to exhibit an impressive expansion during the forecast period 2017 to 2022, according to a new study by Persistence Market Research (PMR). Global sales of in-dash navigation systems are expected to account for revenues over ... Continue reading

Hyundai Hope On Wheels Awards $250,000 Research Grant To Duke University Medical Center In Honor Of National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Hyundai Hope On Wheels Awards $250,000 Research Grant To Duke University Medical Center In Honor Of National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

DURHAM, N.C., Sept. 11, 2017 -- Hyundai Hope On Wheels® will today present Duke University Medical Center with a $250,000 Hyundai Scholar Hope Grant. ... Continue reading

International Truck Announces Lonestar® Truck With Significant Enhancements During National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

International Truck Announces Lonestar® Truck With Significant Enhancements During National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

LISLE, Ill., Sept. 11, 2017 -- International Truck today announced major enhancements to the International® LoneStar® truck during National Truck Driver Appreciation Week—a flagship truck that combines bold styling and best-in-class driver features with a number of uptime and safety enhancements. ... Continue reading

Kellogg Brown & Root Services, Inc. Awarded $441M U.S. Navy Base Operating Support Contract for Facilities in Africa

Kellogg Brown & Root Services, Inc. Awarded $441M U.S. Navy Base Operating Support Contract for Facilities in Africa

HOUSTON, Sept. 11, 2017 -- KBR, Inc. announced today that its global Government Services business, KBRwyle, has been awarded a $441 million contract for base operations support services by Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Atlantic. ... Continue reading

Kleindienst Group Launches The Floating Venice - the World's first Underwater Luxury Vessel Resort

Kleindienst Group Launches The Floating Venice - the World's first Underwater Luxury Vessel Resort

DUBAI, UAE, Sept. 11, 2017 -- Kleindienst Group today launches The Floating Venice, the world's first underwater luxury vessel resort at Cityscape Global. ... Continue reading

Lauchlan McIntosh elected new Global NCAP Chairman

Lauchlan McIntosh elected new Global NCAP Chairman

11.09.2017 Lauchlan McIntosh elected new Global NCAP Chairman  Lauchlan McIntosh has been elected Global NCAP Chairman at the organisations annual meeting held in Antwerp today. He succeeds Max Mosley who is retiring as Chairman having served in this role since Global NCAP’s formation in 2011. ... Continue reading

Mobike, AT&T and Qualcomm Collaborate on Mobile IoT Smart Bike Share Technology

Mobike, AT&T and Qualcomm Collaborate on Mobile IoT Smart Bike Share Technology

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 11, 2017 -- Mobike, the world's largest smart bike sharing service, plans to use IoT solutions from AT&T and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., to support its station-free smart bikes in the U.S. AT&T's* 4G LTE connectivity combined with Qualcomm Technologies' LTE IoT modems and Mobike's smartphone app ... Continue reading

NASA awards SSL next phase funding for Dragonfly on-orbit assembly program, demonstrates confidence in public private partnership for space robotics

NASA awards SSL next phase funding for Dragonfly on-orbit assembly program, demonstrates confidence in public private partnership for space robotics

SSL successfully completes preliminary Dragonfly ground demonstration, proves concept forsemi-autonomous robotic assembly of geostationary communications satellites PALO ALTO, CA, Sept. 11, 2017 /CNW/ - SSL, a leading provider of innovative satellites and spacecraft systems, today announced that NASA has awarded the n ... Continue reading

Raytheon partners with Ducommun to build Naval Strike Missile fire control systems

Raytheon partners with Ducommun to build Naval Strike Missile fire control systems

TUCSON, Ariz., Sept. 11, 2017 -- Raytheon Company has selected Ducommun to build fire control systems for the Naval Strike Missile, or NSM, an advanced weapon that Raytheon is offering for the U.S. Navy's over-the-horizon requirement for its littoral combat ships and future frigates. ... Continue reading

Ritchie Bros. sells CA$75+ million of equipment in Edmonton auction

Ritchie Bros. sells CA$75+ million of equipment in Edmonton auction

More than 8,700 people registered to bid in Ritchie Bros.' unreserved auction on September 6 – 8 EDMONTON, Sept. 11, 2017 - Ritchie Bros. ... Continue reading

Sales Forecast Solution Helps an Automotive Client Devise Budgets for the Future - Quantzig

Sales Forecast Solution Helps an Automotive Client Devise Budgets for the Future - Quantzig

Full Size Small Preview Thumbnail Increasing Product Sales for Automotive Components Manufacturer Through an Effective Sales Forecast Solution. (Graphic: Business Wire) Increasing Product Sales for Automotive Components Manufacturer Through an Effective Sales Forecast Solution. ... Continue reading

Sentiment Analysis Enhanced the Presence of an Auto Accessories Supplier in the Market, Says Quantzig

Sentiment Analysis Enhanced the Presence of an Auto Accessories Supplier in the Market, Says Quantzig

Full Size Small Preview Thumbnail Sentiment Analysis Helps an Auto Accessories Supplier Gauge Customer Acceptance Levels. (Graphic: Business Wire) Sentiment Analysis Helps an Auto Accessories Supplier Gauge Customer Acceptance Levels. ... Continue reading

Vislink Enters into Agreement with Panasonic to Bring Unprecedented Video Communications Capabilities to the Rail Industry

Vislink Enters into Agreement with Panasonic to Bring Unprecedented Video Communications Capabilities to the Rail Industry

SARASOTA, Fla., Sept. 11, 2017 -- xG Technology, Inc. ("xG" or the "Company") , a leading provider of wireless video solutions to broadcast, law enforcement and defense markets, and private mobile broadband networks for critical communications, announced today that its Vislink business has entered into an agreement wit ... Continue reading

2018 Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid 47 Miles On Full Charge Gives It Class-Leading All-Electric Range

2018 Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid 47 Miles On Full Charge Gives It Class-Leading All-Electric Range

TORRANCE, Calif., Sept. 11, 2017 -- Honda announced the 2018 Clarity Plug-in Hybrid earned the highest all-electric range rating among all midsize plug-in hybrids with its EPA range rating of 47 miles on a full charge.1 Launching at dealerships nationwide later this year, the Clarity Plug-in Hybrid also received an EPA ... Continue reading

LR Car Concept: Already More Than 17,500 Cars Handed Over

LR Car Concept: Already More Than 17,500 Cars Handed Over

200 Mercedes Benz A-class cars are handed over to LR sales partners. LR/Erk Wibberg Big car handover 2016 in Ahlen: 200 Mercedes Benz A-class cars are handed over to LR sales partners. ... Continue reading

New Retail Study Eye Tracks the Car Buying Experience in Showrooms

New Retail Study Eye Tracks the Car Buying Experience in Showrooms

Hello, A new retail eye tracking study aimed at understanding what consumers look for when shopping for a new car in a showroom reveals that car brands only have a 20-second window to influence a shopper's opinion. The cars themselves soaked up the majority of a shopper's attention, particularly the side windows and th ... Continue reading

HEELS ON WHEELS: 2017 LINCOLN MKZ REVIEW

HEELS ON WHEELS: 2017 LINCOLN MKZ REVIEW

HEELS ON WHEELS: 2017 LINCOLN MKZ REVIEW ... Continue reading

2017 Lexus NX 200T Review By Steve Purdy

2017 Lexus NX 200T Review By Steve Purdy

2017 Lexus NX 200T Review By Steve Purdy ... Continue reading

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