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NASA to Host Live Discussion on New Mars Science Results

NASA to Host Live Discussion on New Mars Science Results

WASHINGTON, June 4, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The media and public are invited to ask questions during a live discussion at 2 p.m. EDT Thursday, June 7, on new science results from NASA's Mars Curiosity rover. The results are embargoed by the journal Science until then. ... Continue reading

The Next Phase of the Blockchain Revolution

The Next Phase of the Blockchain Revolution

LONDON, June 4, 2018 -- The cryptocurrency space has seen its ups and downs in recent months, but risk has fallen, and things are beginning to look more positive. Even some of the world's most recognizable brands are entering the space, and smart money is beginning to feel more comfortable. ... Continue reading

Automobility LA Opens Fifth Annual Top Ten Automotive Startups Competition

Automobility LA Opens Fifth Annual Top Ten Automotive Startups Competition

Hi Mark, Wanted to know if you could cover the below news - the LA Auto Show's<https://laautoshow.com/> AutoMobility LA<https://automobilityla.com/> announced its 2018 Top Ten Automotive Startups competition, which is celebrating its fifth consecutive year. Here are some high-level bullets on the competition: * The Top ... Continue reading

Michelin Challenge Design Announces Global Winners of 'Concours d'Elegance 2050'

Michelin Challenge Design Announces Global Winners of 'Concours d'Elegance 2050'

GREENVILLE, S.C., June 4, 2018 -- Michelin today announced the winners of the 18th global Michelin Challenge Design competition, "Michelin Concours d'Elegance 2050 – Future Classic." Works by individuals and teams of designers from Algeria, Argentina, Brazil, China, France, India, Russia, South Korea and the United S ... Continue reading

American Signal Corporation Warns of Shortsighted Approach as Municipalities Begin to Rely Exclusively on Mobile Device Alerts

American Signal Corporation Warns of Shortsighted Approach as Municipalities Begin to Rely Exclusively on Mobile Device Alerts

MILWAUKEE, June 4, 2018 -- American Signal Corporation (ASC), a Milwaukee-based company that develops a variety of sirens and emergency alert systems, recently responded to municipalities that have begun to abandon traditional sirens in favor of reliance on only email and mobile phone alerts. ASC's emphatic defense of ... Continue reading

AutoNation Announces $250,000 Donation to Marjory Stoneman Douglas Victims' Fund

AutoNation Announces $250,000 Donation to Marjory Stoneman Douglas Victims' Fund

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., June 4, 2018 -- AutoNation, Inc. , America's largest automotive retailer, announced that the company is making a $250,000 donation, through the Broward Education Foundation, to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Victims' Fund. AutoNation associates across the country responded to a request from Mike J ... Continue reading

Motorcycle enthusiasts join Royal Canadian Legion National Memorial Ride to remember our Fallen

Motorcycle enthusiasts join Royal Canadian Legion National Memorial Ride to remember our Fallen

OTTAWA, June 4, 2018 /CNW/ - Close to 150 motorcycles and over 200 riders took part in The Royal Canadian Legion's 2018 National Memorial Ride at the National Military Cemetery at Beechwood in Ottawa this year. Riders gathered at the Canadian War Museum and traveled a short route to the cemetery where a special service ... Continue reading

New Energy Storage Projects Will Support A Cleaner, More Reliable Power Grid

New Energy Storage Projects Will Support A Cleaner, More Reliable Power Grid

SAN DIEGO, June 4, 2018 -- Energy storage is creating a cleaner, more reliable power grid in the San Diego region, and more storage is on the way. San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) announced today that five new energy storage projects totaling 83.5 megawatts (MW) and one demand response program equaling 4.5 MW have bee ... Continue reading

ARBE ROBOTICS DEBUTING ITS DISRUPTIVE 4D IMAGING RADAR SENSING TECHNOLOGY AT TU AUTOMOTIVE DETROIT

ARBE ROBOTICS DEBUTING ITS DISRUPTIVE 4D IMAGING RADAR SENSING TECHNOLOGY AT TU AUTOMOTIVE DETROIT

For the first time, North American media and analysts are invited to participate in Arbe Robotics demonstration of its 4D high-resolution imaging radar to the mobility industry. This breakthrough is set to disrupt autonomous vehicle sensor development and represents a significant step toward mainstreaming fully autonom ... Continue reading

Geely Holding Announces Management Change at Group Lotus

Geely Holding Announces Management Change at Group Lotus

Feng Qingfeng to succeed Jean-Marc Gales as Lotus Global Chief Executive Officer Mr. Gales to become Chief Strategic Advisor to Lotus Chairman ... Continue reading

2018 Ford EcoSport Subcompact Ute Review By Larry Nutson

2018 Ford EcoSport Subcompact Ute Review By Larry Nutson

The EcoSport is available in S, SE, SES, and Titanium trims with prices starting at $19,995. Front-drive and all-wheel drive models are offered in all trims, except the SES is AWD only. I drove the top line Titanium with FWD priced at $25,740. ... Continue reading

Toyota to Showcase Travel Simulator at International Tokyo Toy Show 2018

Toyota to Showcase Travel Simulator at International Tokyo Toy Show 2018

The event will be held at Tokyo Big Sight for four days, from June 7 to 10(1).Toyota has been exhibiting a series of Camatte(2) concepts at the Tokyo Toy Show every year since 2012, to create a sense of joy and excitement around motor vehicles in the next generation, to encourage parents and children to become more fam ... Continue reading

Dunlop Sport Classic wins ‘Auto Bild Klassik’ Vintage Tire Test

Dunlop Sport Classic wins ‘Auto Bild Klassik’ Vintage Tire Test

The tire was lauded for its short wet and dry braking distances, stable cornering and steering precision. Owners of classic cars are always looking for the best of both worlds when it comes to their vehicles: a classic look and feel combined with modern handling and braking performance. ... Continue reading

Restored Raybestos 1953 Chevy Pickup Revealed

Restored Raybestos 1953 Chevy Pickup Revealed

MCHENRY, Ill., June 4, 2018 -- The Raybestos® 1953 Chevrolet® pickup build project is complete. The restored classic will now hit the road for a North American tour before one lucky automotive professional wins it for their very own. ... Continue reading

Digital Transformation in Airports Takes Off with Biometrics and Blockchain

Digital Transformation in Airports Takes Off with Biometrics and Blockchain

LONDON, June 4, 2018 -- Frost & Sullivan's recent analysis, Digital Transformation in Airports, reveals that increased passenger traffic and global capacity constraints will drive airport IT spending to $4.63 billion by 2023. Airports are developing their digital transformation roadmap in line with strategic planning a ... Continue reading

Ken Garff Buys Henry Day Ford

Ken Garff Buys Henry Day Ford

SALT LAKE CITY, June 4, 2018 -- Ken Garff Automotive Group has purchased Henry Day Ford, effective June 1, 2018, combining the expertise of two premier, family-owned auto companies in Utah. "We whole-heartedly welcome the Henry Day dealership, its employees and customers into the Ken Garff family," said John Garff, CEO ... Continue reading

Newseum to Add 18 Journalists Killed in 2017 to Journalists Memorial on June 4

Newseum to Add 18 Journalists Killed in 2017 to Journalists Memorial on June 4

WASHINGTON, June 4, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, at 10 a.m., the Newseum will rededicate its Journalists Memorial, which recognizes men and women who were killed while reporting the news. The names of 18 journalists will be added to the memorial to represent all those who died in pursuit of the news in 2017. ... Continue reading

Sixt, America's #4 Car Rental Brand, Expands at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

Sixt, America's #4 Car Rental Brand, Expands at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., June 4, 2018 -- Sixt Rent-a-Car, the global mobility provider with more than 2,000 locations in over 100 countries, is renowned around the world for affordable luxury—offering premium vehicles, world-class service, and competitive pricing. ... Continue reading

Watch LIVE: World Premiere of the new full-size class SUV, the Audi Q8

Watch LIVE: World Premiere of the new full-size class SUV, the Audi Q8

Copyright-free images and videos Audi invites viewers to its second national brand show in its largest single market – China – on Tuesday, June 5, 2018. At the Audi Brand Summit in the technology hotspot Shenzhen, the brand will present its Chinese market initiative with models from the Q family and mobil ... Continue reading

Zips Car Wash Acquires Four Seasons Car Wash

Zips Car Wash Acquires Four Seasons Car Wash

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., June 4, 2018 -- Zips Car Wash (www.zipscarwash.com) celebrates its growth to 122 stores with the acquisition of Georgia-based Four Seasons Car Wash. The acquisition of its seven stores on Wednesday, May 30, 2018, celebrates Zips' doubling in size from 61 to 122 stores over the last 16 months. ... Continue reading

Accuride Corporation Completes Acquisition of mefro Wheels GmbH

Accuride Corporation Completes Acquisition of mefro Wheels GmbH

Accuride completes its acquisition of mefro Wheels GmbH, creating a $1.2 billion global wheel supplier to the commercial vehicle, automotive and offroad equipment markets. ... Continue reading

Allison Transmission Continues to Develop Innovative and Adaptive Propulsion Solutions for Defense Vehicle Fleets

Allison Transmission Continues to Develop Innovative and Adaptive Propulsion Solutions for Defense Vehicle Fleets

Allison engineers also have a track record of retrofitting existing models. A recent example is the ongoing testing of a Bradley Fighting Vehicle now outfitted with the 3040 MX (pictured), a variant of the X300™, found in the British Warrior, British Terrier and Swedish CV90 vehicles. ... Continue reading

Clearsurance Research Finds That Consumers Are Comfortable With How Car Insurance Comparison Sites Use Their Data

Clearsurance Research Finds That Consumers Are Comfortable With How Car Insurance Comparison Sites Use Their Data

NORTH ANDOVER, Mass.--Clearsurance, the independent and trusted voice of insurance consumers, today released results of its latest research concerning increasingly prevalent car insurance lead generation and price comparison websites. The survey was conducted to gauge customers’ experiences with these online marketpl ... Continue reading

Cree’s Wolfspeed Technology Moves Electric Vehicle Market to the Fast Lane with Newest 1200V SiC MOSFET

Cree’s Wolfspeed Technology Moves Electric Vehicle Market to the Fast Lane with Newest 1200V SiC MOSFET

DURHAM, N.C.--Wolfspeed, A Cree Company , today announced a performance breakthrough in the ability to power the drivetrain of electric vehicles (EVs) using its new third generation 1200V SiC MOSFET family. This switching device, which enables high-voltage power conversion, solidifies the company’s leadership in solu ... Continue reading

ExxonMobil Launches ’20K Road Trip’ on Single Oil Change

ExxonMobil Launches ’20K Road Trip’ on Single Oil Change

Mobil 1™ Annual Protection 20K Road Trip to put the product to the ultimate test. ExxonMobil Launches the Mobil 1™ Annual Protection 20K Road Trip to put the product to the ultimate test. ... Continue reading

Gen Z: The Rise of 1.8 Billion New Influencers is Shifting the Mobility Landscape (Ed. How Sad, No Hope For Our Future)

Gen Z: The Rise of 1.8 Billion New Influencers is Shifting the Mobility Landscape (Ed. How Sad, No Hope For Our Future)

For instance, preference among the post-millennial age group for access to, rather than ownership of, assets is compelling automotive manufacturers to reassess long-established strategies centered on car ownership. While traditional approaches have proven successful with earlier generations, they are less likely to res ... Continue reading

Mitsubishi Motors Honored with Multiple Awards from the Automotive Science Group

Mitsubishi Motors Honored with Multiple Awards from the Automotive Science Group

Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) has been recognized as the “Best All-Around Performance Brand” and “Best Economic Performance Brand” for 2018 by leading research company, Automotive Science Group (ASG). In addition to the overall brand awards, the 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage earned the “Best Economic ... Continue reading

NHTSA RECALL ROUNDUP: Hyundai; Ford; Porsche; Volkswagen; Audi; Kia; GMC; Freightliner; Navistar; Jayco; Starcraft RV; Entegra; Nova Bus; Keystone; Thomas Built;

NHTSA RECALL ROUNDUP: Hyundai; Ford; Porsche; Volkswagen; Audi; Kia; GMC; Freightliner; Navistar; Jayco; Starcraft RV; Entegra; Nova Bus; Keystone; Thomas Built;

The following may apply to one or more of your vehicles if your vehicle is listed below. Click on the NHTSA Recall ID Number to read more about the safety issue and the reason for the recall ... Continue reading

Dispelling the 2018 Dodge Demon Myth - Review by Rob Echaus +VIDEO

Dispelling the 2018 Dodge Demon Myth - Review by Rob Echaus +VIDEO

It handles -Not only does it hand other cars their butts, but it can handle the curves. And makes for a nice daily driver. ... Continue reading

2018 TOYOTA CAMRY REVIEW: CAMRY XLE SEDAN REVIEW

2018 TOYOTA CAMRY REVIEW: CAMRY XLE SEDAN REVIEW

This eighth generation of the venerable Camry is on an all-new platform called Toyota New Global Architecture, or TNGA – 30% more rigid, with new dimensions, new suspension geometry and upgrades in just about all systems. Lighter weight materials, including an aluminum hood and more high-strength steel in the substru ... Continue reading

2018 Subaru Crosstrek Review By Larry Nutson +VIDEO

2018 Subaru Crosstrek Review By Larry Nutson +VIDEO

The new platform and uni-body structure is significantly stiffer which results not only in better driving dynamics but also reductions in noise, vibration and harshness. The exterior body is more sculpted than before and the Crosstrek has a new grille design as well as new headlights. A view towards the rear corner bri ... Continue reading

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