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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Fast Facts

Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Fast Facts

Race weekend: Friday, April 13 - Sunday, April 15 Track: 1.968-mile, 11-turn temporary street course (clockwise) in Long Beach, California Race distance: 85 laps / 167.28 miles Entry List: Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach (PDF) Push-to-pass parameters: 200 seconds of total time with a maximum time of 20 seconds per acti ... Continue reading

The FIA confirms Porsche as a new Formula E manufacturer

The FIA confirms Porsche as a new Formula E manufacturer

Formula E will provide the chassis as well as the battery. All powertrain components, however, are the competitors’ own developments. This enables Porsche to find bespoke solutions for key technologies such as the electric motor, inverter, brake-by-wire system, transmission, differential, driveshafts, monocoque and t ... Continue reading

Blue Bird Sells Its 2,500th Gasoline-Powered School Bus

Blue Bird Sells Its 2,500th Gasoline-Powered School Bus

Full Size Small Preview Thumbnail Gasoline-Powered Blue Bird Vision. (Photo: Business Wire) Gasoline-Powered Blue Bird Vision. ... Continue reading

2018 Dodge Charger Wins Edmunds Best Retained Value® Award

2018 Dodge Charger Wins Edmunds Best Retained Value® Award

The 2018 Edmunds Best Retained Value Awards recognize new 2018 vehicles and brands with the highest projected residual values after five years. ... Continue reading

Visteon's SmartCore™ Cockpit Domain Controller Wins Automotive News PACE Award

Visteon's SmartCore™ Cockpit Domain Controller Wins Automotive News PACE Award

VAN BUREN TOWNSHIP, Michigan, April 11, 2018 -- Visteon Corporation , a leading cockpit electronics technology supplier, has been awarded an Automotive News PACE Award for its industry-first cockpit domain controller platform, SmartCore™. The PACE Awards, announced April 9 in Detroit, honor innovation, technological ... Continue reading

Advanced Battery Concepts Wins Defense Logistics Agency Contract to Build 2HN and 4HN Batteries for US Army Tank Automotive Research Development and Engineering Center

Advanced Battery Concepts Wins Defense Logistics Agency Contract to Build 2HN and 4HN Batteries for US Army Tank Automotive Research Development and Engineering Center

CLARE, Mich., April 10, 2018 -- The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) has awarded Advanced Battery Concepts (ABC), a battery technology company, a $689K Cost Plus Fixed Fee contract to provide 4HN and 2HN batteries to US Army Tank Automotive Research Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC).  Under the contract, ABC w ... Continue reading

ATA Announces TMC's Fleet Data Management and Cybersecurity Conference

ATA Announces TMC's Fleet Data Management and Cybersecurity Conference

ARLINGTON, Va., April 10, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, American Trucking Associations announced its Technology & Maintenance Council is hosting TMC's Fleet Data Management and Cybersecurity Conference, a new event to address best practices in fleet data management and cybersecurity. Attendees will learn how ... Continue reading

Audax Private Equity Announces Sale of Wheel Pros

Audax Private Equity Announces Sale of Wheel Pros

BOSTON--Audax Private Equity (“Audax”) has completed the sale of Wheel Pros, LLC (“Wheel Pros”) to Clearlake Capital, a private equity firm based in Santa Monica, CA. Wheel Pros, headquartered in Denver, CO, is a leading designer, marketer, and distributor of branded aftermarket wheels, performance tires and ac ... Continue reading

Automotive Grade Linux Continues Growth with Five New Members

Automotive Grade Linux Continues Growth with Five New Members

SAN FRANCISCO, April 10, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Automotive Grade Linux (AGL), a collaborative cross-industry effort developing an open platform for the connected car, is announcing that five new members have joined the project including ARKAMYS, IVIS, Paragon Software, SiFive, and Trillium Software. The stead ... Continue reading

Bosch Earns Automotive News PACE Award for Integrated Connectivity Cluster

Bosch Earns Automotive News PACE Award for Integrated Connectivity Cluster

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich.--Bosch has been recognized with a 2018 Automotive News PACE (Premier Automotive Suppliers’ Contributions to Excellence) Award for its integrated connectivity cluster, an all-in-one rider information and communication center designed especially for motorcycles and powersports vehicles. Bosch’ ... Continue reading

China Car Parts Sector Report 2017-2021 - Top M&A Deals and Activities - ResearchAndMarkets.com

China Car Parts Sector Report 2017-2021 - Top M&A Deals and Activities - ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--The "China Car Parts Sector Report 2017/2021" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. This report provides a complete and detailed analysis of the car parts sector for China. ... Continue reading

Constellation Agency Joins the Volkswagen Dealer Digital Program

Constellation Agency Joins the Volkswagen Dealer Digital Program

NEW YORK, April 10, 2018 -- Constellation Agency, a leader in digital advertising and marketing technology, announced that it has been named as a certified digital media provider for Volkswagen's Dealer Digital Program.  As a certified provider, Constellation is offering Volkswagen dealers customized social, SEM, di ... Continue reading

Ford Motor Company Declares Dividend for Second Quarter 2018

Ford Motor Company Declares Dividend for Second Quarter 2018

DEARBORN, Mich.--The Board of Directors of Ford Motor Company declared a second quarter regular dividend of $0.15 per share on the company’s outstanding Class B and common stock. The second quarter regular dividend maintains the same level as the dividends paid in 2017 and in the first quarter of 2018. ... Continue reading

Marathon Petroleum Corp. earns 2018 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year Award

Marathon Petroleum Corp. earns 2018 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year Award

FINDLAY, Ohio, April 10, 2018 -- Marathon Petroleum Corp. has received the 2018 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year Award for its outstanding efforts to increase energy efficiency throughout its business, particularly in its petroleum refining system. MPC's accomplishments will be recognized by the U.S. Environmental Pr ... Continue reading

Orange County's Garage Team Mazda Reveals 2018 Newport Beach Film Festival Trailer

Orange County's Garage Team Mazda Reveals 2018 Newport Beach Film Festival Trailer

COSTA MESA, Calif., April 10, 2018 -- The Garage Team Mazda (GTM), a WPP advertising agency, today announced its partnership with the Newport Beach Film Festival (NBFF), one of the top film festivals in the nation. Chosen for its creativity and ability to artfully express a rich story, GTM is responsible for NBFF's pro ... Continue reading

Polaris® Introduces Completely Reinvented 2019 RANGER CREW® XP 1000

Polaris® Introduces Completely Reinvented 2019 RANGER CREW® XP 1000

MINNEAPOLIS--Polaris RANGER®, the industry’s No.1-selling utility side-by-side vehicle, today introduced the completely reinvented 2019 RANGER CREW® XP 1000, setting the new standard for six-passenger utility. It brings added passenger and payload capacity to the world’s HARDEST WORKING. ... Continue reading

Toyoda Gosei Wins Automotive News PACE Award

Toyoda Gosei Wins Automotive News PACE Award

TROY, Mich.--Toyoda Gosei’s (TG) Integrated Driver Airbag Damper (IDAD) has won an Automotive News PACE Award. The award is a significant industry credential, honoring technology that sets a new standard for innovation and excellence in the automotive industry. ... Continue reading

Visteon's SmartCore™ Cockpit Domain Controller Wins Automotive News PACE Award

Visteon's SmartCore™ Cockpit Domain Controller Wins Automotive News PACE Award

VAN BUREN TOWNSHIP, Mich., April 10, 2018 -- Visteon Corporation , a leading cockpit electronics technology supplier, has been awarded an Automotive News PACE Award for its industry-first cockpit domain controller platform, SmartCore™. The PACE Awards, announced April 9 in Detroit, honor innovation, technological adv ... Continue reading

The Future of Personal Vehicle Ownership

The Future of Personal Vehicle Ownership

Silicon Valley and Wall Street have been pushing the false narrative that owning a car is a hassle—an expensive, unnecessary purchase that folks would rather do away with. The survey showed the complete opposite. It found that only 6.5 percent of car owners viewed car ownership as a hassle.ling service—even under t ... Continue reading

car2go publishes White Paper: Why carsharing plays a decisive role in the breakthrough of electric mobility

car2go publishes White Paper: Why carsharing plays a decisive role in the breakthrough of electric mobility

E-carsharing plays an important role for the breakthrough of electric mobility The operation of carsharing fleets provides valuable knowledge for the overall further development of electric mobility Stuttgart – Electric carsharing gives new impetus for the breakthrough of electric vehicles. car2go, the global market ... Continue reading

Continental Wins 2018 Automotive News PACE and Innovation Partnership Awards

Continental Wins 2018 Automotive News PACE and Innovation Partnership Awards

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., April 10, 2018 -- Technology company Continental won a 2018 Automotive News PACE (Premier Automotive Suppliers' Contribution to Excellence) Award for its Digital Micromirror Head-Up Display technology. Audi and Continental were also presented with an Innovation Partnership Award for the Safety Dom ... Continue reading

Global Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle Market to Reach $12,133 Million by 2023 - Allied Market Research

Global Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle Market to Reach $12,133 Million by 2023 - Allied Market Research

PORTLAND, Oregon and PUNE, India, April 10, 2018 -- According to a recent report published by Allied Market Research, titled, Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle Market by Vehicle Type and Technology: Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2017-2023, the global hydrogen fuel cell vehicle market was valued at $278 ... Continue reading

IEEE and American Center for Mobility Agree to Collaborate on Technical Standards for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles

IEEE and American Center for Mobility Agree to Collaborate on Technical Standards for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles

Small Preview Thumbnail Small Preview Thumbnail Small Preview Thumbnail PISCATAWAY, N.J.--IEEE, the world's largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for humanity, announced today the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the American Center for Mobility (ACM), a global ... Continue reading

Lockheed Martin and Cobham Team to Develop Next Generation Jammer Low Band for U.S. Navy's Electronic Warfare Aircraft

Lockheed Martin and Cobham Team to Develop Next Generation Jammer Low Band for U.S. Navy's Electronic Warfare Aircraft

SYRACUSE, N.Y., April 10, 2018 -- Lockheed Martin and Cobham (LSE: COB) are joining forces for the Next Generation Jammer Low Band (NGJ-LB) competition to replace the U.S. Navy's ALQ-99 tactical jamming system currently on the E/A-18 Growler aircraft. "The Lockheed Martin and Cobham team will leverage expertise in both ... Continue reading

2018 Global Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing Market Analysis & Forecast Report 2013-2021 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

2018 Global Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing Market Analysis & Forecast Report 2013-2021 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--The "Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing Market Global Briefing 2018" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. This report covers market characteristics, size and growth, segmentation, regional breakdowns, competitive landscape, market shares, trends and strategies for this market. ... Continue reading

AutoGravity Expands Vehicle Financing Options to International Students Through a New Partnership with Westbon

AutoGravity Expands Vehicle Financing Options to International Students Through a New Partnership with Westbon

Full Size Small Preview Thumbnail AutoGravity app screens. (Graphic: Business Wire) IRVINE, Calif.--AutoGravity, a FinTech pioneer that empowers car shoppers to buy and finance any new or used car in minutes from their smartphone, today announced a partnership with Westbon, the first lending platform for international ... Continue reading

Boeing, Lion Air Group Announce Order for 50 737 MAX 10 Airplanes

Boeing, Lion Air Group Announce Order for 50 737 MAX 10 Airplanes

JAKARTA, Indonesia, April 10, 2018 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] and the Lion Air Group today announced the airline purchased 50 of Boeing's new 737 MAX 10 airplane, which will be the most fuel-efficient and profitable single-aisle jet in the aviation industry. The deal, valued at approximately $6.24 billion at list prices, is ... Continue reading

Global Automotive Starter Motor Market (2018-2022) with Key Players Denso, Delphi, Continental, BorgWarner, Valeo and Mahle - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Global Automotive Starter Motor Market (2018-2022) with Key Players Denso, Delphi, Continental, BorgWarner, Valeo and Mahle - ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--The "Global Automotive Starter Motor Market 2018-2022" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. Global automotive starter motor market to grow at a CAGR of 2.91% during the period 2018-2022. ... Continue reading

U.S. News & World Report Unveils the 2018 Best Places to Live

U.S. News & World Report Unveils the 2018 Best Places to Live

WASHINGTON, April 10, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in rankings and consumer advice, today unveiled the 2018 Best Places to Live in the United States. The new list ranks the country's 125 largest metropolitan areas based on affordability, job prospects and quality of li ... Continue reading

CES Co-locates with Mondial Paris Motor Show and Launches New Conference Programming

CES Co-locates with Mondial Paris Motor Show and Launches New Conference Programming

PARIS--The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) today announced that CES Unveiled Paris will return to France on October 3, 2018 at a new location, the Paris Convention Center – Portes de Versailles, co-locating with the Mondial Paris Motor Show. The event will have expanded conference programming and also host the ... Continue reading

Ford Focus Global Revealed +VIDEO

Ford Focus Global Revealed +VIDEO

All-New Global Focus is The Most Innovative, Spacious, Connected and Fun-to-Drive Focus Ever ' All-new global Ford Focus is the culmination of research with Focus customers around the world and human-centered design processes to understand and satisfy their unique needs around the world. This is why the all-new Focus f ... Continue reading

2018 Ford F-150 Raptor Review; Pure Fun, But Not For The City By Larry Nutson

2018 Ford F-150 Raptor Review; Pure Fun, But Not For The City By Larry Nutson

The Raptor for 2018 is mostly unchanged. The tailgate design has been tweaked and taillights are redesigned. Three new colors, Lead Foot, Guard, and Race Red replace Ruby Red and Avalanche for 2018. A new 10-speaker Bang & Olufsen stereo is now optional instead of the Sony audio system. ... Continue reading

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