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Woven Planet Holdings, a Subsidiary of Toyota Motor Corporation, Closes Acquisition of CARMERA

Woven Planet Holdings, a Subsidiary of Toyota Motor Corporation, Closes Acquisition of CARMERA

Tokyo, Japan, New York, NY and Seattle, WA, Aug 18, 2021 - Woven Planet Holdings, Inc. ( ... Continue reading

Azamara® Unveils Full Fleet Voyages for Europe 2023 with New Destination Immersion® Experiences

Azamara® Unveils Full Fleet Voyages for Europe 2023 with New Destination Immersion® Experiences

MIAMI, Aug. 18, 2021 -- Azamara – the boutique cruise line dedicated to Destination Immersion® experiences – is pleased to announce the launch of its Europe 2023 deployment across its full fleet of ships for the first time: Azamara Pursuit®, Azamara Quest®, Azamara Journey® and new addition, Azamara OnwardSM. ... Continue reading

Baidu World 2021: Baidu Showcases How Latest AI Innovations Transform Transportation, Industry and Daily Life

Baidu World 2021: Baidu Showcases How Latest AI Innovations Transform Transportation, Industry and Daily Life

BEIJING, Aug. 18, 2021 -- Today, Baidu demonstrated how its latest AI innovations will transform and improve transportation, industry and daily life at its annual flagship technology conference, Baidu World 2021. From a robocar reveal and a rebranded robotaxi mobile platform to Xiaodu's first smart TV and the 2nd gen ... Continue reading

Insight LiDAR Adds Former Microsoft Exec To Management Team

Insight LiDAR Adds Former Microsoft Exec To Management Team

LAFAYETTE, Colo.--Autonomous Vehicle (AV) technology company Insight LiDAR (www.insightlidar.com) today announced that Keith Kegley is joining its management team in the newly created position of Director of Strategy. Kegley is an established leader in the technology space with roots at Microsoft, where he ran multiple ... Continue reading

KBRA Releases Auto Loan ABS Indices for July 2021

KBRA Releases Auto Loan ABS Indices for July 2021

NEW YORK--Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) releases its auto loan ABS indices for July 2021. July remittance reports showed softening credit performance across most securitized auto loan pools during the June collection period, in line with typical seasonal trends. ... Continue reading

NASA Seeks Student Tech Ideas for Suborbital Launch

NASA Seeks Student Tech Ideas for Suborbital Launch

WASHINGTON, Aug. 18, 2021 -- Lee esta historia en español aquí. NASA is calling on all sixth through 12th-grade educators and students to submit experiments for possible suborbital flights as a way of gaining firsthand experience with the design and testing process used by NASA researchers. ... Continue reading

NASA Spacewalk Briefing to Highlight New Solar Array Installation

NASA Spacewalk Briefing to Highlight New Solar Array Installation

WASHINGTON, Aug. 18, 2021 -- Two astronauts will venture outside the International Space Station Tuesday, Aug. ... Continue reading

Ryder and Waymo Enter Partnership Focused on Autonomous Truck Maintenance—Sights Set on Scaling Operations Nationwide

Ryder and Waymo Enter Partnership Focused on Autonomous Truck Maintenance—Sights Set on Scaling Operations Nationwide

Full Size Small Preview Thumbnail Ryder to provide maintenance services and roadside assistance for Waymo Via's Class 8 autonomous trucks in five states initially, with sights set on scaling operations nationwide. (Photo: Business Wire) MIAMI--Ryder System, Inc. , a leader in supply chain, dedicated transportation, and ... Continue reading

Car Keys Express wins Inc. 5000 award for 6th consecutive year.

Car Keys Express wins Inc. 5000 award for 6th consecutive year.

Magazine has announced that Car Keys Express is once again featured on the annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. ... Continue reading

Loan Amounts on Used Cars Rose 28% in 2021 [LendingTree Analysis]

Loan Amounts on Used Cars Rose 28% in 2021 [LendingTree Analysis]

shoppers can no longer expect a bargain on used cars. We’ve found that the average amount of financing sought on used vehicles rose by 28.3% in 2021. ... Continue reading

Automotive OEMs Urged To Reduce Supply Chain Risk In Light Of Semiconductor Shortage

Automotive OEMs Urged To Reduce Supply Chain Risk In Light Of Semiconductor Shortage

A global to shift to remote working and learning during the COVID-19 pandemic has contributed to a surge in demand for computing devices and critical semiconductor chips. ... Continue reading

Online Digital Dealers Upcoming Challenges and Opportunities

Online Digital Dealers Upcoming Challenges and Opportunities

Franchised Auto Dealers anticipate that nearly half of their sales in 5 years will be completely digital. Dealers are preparing by hiring staff with tech savvy skills in response to consumer desires to conduct transactions online. ... Continue reading

NEW 2022 KIA SORENTO PLUG IN HYBRID OFFICIAL PREVIEW

NEW 2022 KIA SORENTO PLUG IN HYBRID OFFICIAL PREVIEW

The 2022 Sorento Turbo Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) SUV is the latest addition to Kia’s ambitious ‘Plan S’ electrification strategy and the fourth generation Sorento model range, which was introduced last year in both gasoline-powered and turbo hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) forms. Offering power, efficiency, all-wheel d ... Continue reading

24 Hours of Safe Driving for the Le Mans Road Race

24 Hours of Safe Driving for the Le Mans Road Race

Good morning Larry​, As you know, the 24 Hours of Le Mans race is happening in Le Mans, France this week. It's a big week for the international racing world but All About Vision wants to look at this from another view. The 24 Hours of Le Mans is an exciting opportunity to watch professional drivers navigate Ci ... Continue reading

Advance America: How to Pawn a Car Title

Advance America: How to Pawn a Car Title

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 17, 2021 -- When people find themselves in a situation where they need some extra cash right away, title pawn also known as title loans may be a good option. ... Continue reading

AUTOMOBILI PININFARINA CREATES MONTEREY MAGIC WITH PACKED PROGRAMME OF EVENTS

AUTOMOBILI PININFARINA CREATES MONTEREY MAGIC WITH PACKED PROGRAMME OF EVENTS

EMBARGO: 00:01 EASTERN TIME, 18 AUGUST 2021 Hi Please find attached a press release and image assets regarding Automobili Pinninfarina’s debut at Monterey Car Week. Comprehensive program of events in the US sees the Automobili Pininfarina Battista make its production-specification debut at Monterey Car Week The ... Continue reading

Barrett-Jackson Names Woodside Credit Exclusive Collector Car Loan Provider with New Multiyear Endorsement Deal

Barrett-Jackson Names Woodside Credit Exclusive Collector Car Loan Provider with New Multiyear Endorsement Deal

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Brian Krolicki Appointed Chairman of Faraday Future’s Board of Directors

Brian Krolicki Appointed Chairman of Faraday Future’s Board of Directors

Full Size Small Preview Thumbnail Brian Krolicki (Photo: Business Wire) Brian Krolicki (Photo: Business Wire) Full Size Small Preview Thumbnail Full Size Small Preview Thumbnail LOS ANGELES--Faraday Future Intelligent Electric Inc. (“FF”) , a California-based global shared intelligent mobility ecosystem company, to ... Continue reading

Buy Now, Pay Later Leader Uplift Launches Partnership With Tripster

Buy Now, Pay Later Leader Uplift Launches Partnership With Tripster

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Aug. 17, 2021 -- Uplift, the leading enterprise Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) solution serving the world's top travel brands, has announced a new partnership with Tripster - the premier all-in-one travel booking site for one stop destination trip planning. ... Continue reading

China Automotive Ultrasonic Radar and OEM Parking Roadmap Report 2021: Installation will Hit 150 Million Units by 2025 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

China Automotive Ultrasonic Radar and OEM Parking Roadmap Report 2021: Installation will Hit 150 Million Units by 2025 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--The "China Automotive Ultrasonic Radar and OEM Parking Roadmap Research Report, 2021" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. China Automotive Ultrasonic Radar & OEM Parking Roadmap Research Report, 2021 combs through automotive ultrasonic radar market characteristics, suppliers, development ... Continue reading

Creative Bus Sales Acquires Alliance Bus Group

Creative Bus Sales Acquires Alliance Bus Group

CHINO, Calif., Aug. 17, 2021 -- Creative Bus Sales, already the nation's largest bus dealership network with 16 locations across the United States, today announced the acquisition of Alliance Bus Group, the second-largest bus dealership with locations in Georgia, Florida, Texas, Louisiana, New Jersey, Mississippi, and ... Continue reading

Electra Charts the Course for Hybrid-Electric eSTOL Certification

Electra Charts the Course for Hybrid-Electric eSTOL Certification

FALLS CHURCH, Va., Aug. 17, 2021 -- Today, Electra shares that it has hired Randy Griffith as its' Director of Certification and has begun working with the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Center for Emerging Concepts and Innovation (CECI) and the Atlanta Aircraft Certification Office (ACO) to define the cert ... Continue reading

Global Automotive Steel Wheels Market Forecast to 2028 - COVID-19 Impact and Analysis

Global Automotive Steel Wheels Market Forecast to 2028 - COVID-19 Impact and Analysis

DUBLIN, Aug. 17, 2021 -- The "Automotive Steel Wheels Market Forecast to 2028 - COVID-19 Impact and Global Analysis - by Rim Size Vehicle Type, and End User" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. ... Continue reading

Global EV Battery Market Size Is Projected To Reach At $84 Million By 2025 as Demand Climbs

Global EV Battery Market Size Is Projected To Reach At $84 Million By 2025 as Demand Climbs

PALM BEACH, Fla., Aug. 17, 2021 -- Widespread global concerns regarding the negative effect of climate change along with alarming pollution levels recorded in major cities have created a significant demand for electric vehicles (EV). The rise in petrol and diesel prices has added to the demand for fuel-efficient vehicl ... Continue reading

Global Odometer Market Report (2021 to 2028) - Industry Data, Analysis and Growth Forecasts - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Global Odometer Market Report (2021 to 2028) - Industry Data, Analysis and Growth Forecasts - ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--The "Odometer Market Report - Global Industry Data, Analysis and Growth Forecasts by Type, Application and Region, 2021-2028" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. Odometer market illustrates an attractive growth rate during the forecast period with the advancements in technologies. ... Continue reading

Group 1 Automotive Increases Quarterly Cash Dividend by 3.0%

Group 1 Automotive Increases Quarterly Cash Dividend by 3.0%

HOUSTON, Aug. 17, 2021 -- Group 1 Automotive, Inc. , ("Group 1" or the "Company"), an international, Fortune 500 automotive retailer, today announced that its board of directors declared a cash dividend of $0.34 per share for the second quarter of 2021.  The dividend, which represents an increase of 3.0 percent, or ... Continue reading

Jeremiah's Italian Ice Celebrates 50th Location and 25th Anniversary

Jeremiah's Italian Ice Celebrates 50th Location and 25th Anniversary

ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 17, 2021 -- Jeremiah's Italian Ice – the hottest brand in the frozen dessert category – has surpassed yet another milestone as the brand prepares to celebrate its 25th anniversary, as well as, the opening of its 50th location. ... Continue reading

Kia America anuncia las ventas más altas de julio en la historia de la compañía

Kia America anuncia las ventas más altas de julio en la historia de la compañía

IRVINE, California, 17 de agosto de 2021 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- Kia America anunció hoy un récord de ventas en julio de 70,099 unidades. Tras las mejores ventas en un primer semestre de la historia de la compañía (enero-junio 2021), el mes de julio registró las mejores ventas históricas del Carnival MP ... Continue reading

Maserati MC20 Dazzles on Pebble Beach Concept Lawn as Monterey Car Week Returns for 2021

Maserati MC20 Dazzles on Pebble Beach Concept Lawn as Monterey Car Week Returns for 2021

MONTEREY, Calif., Aug. 17, 2021 -- Maserati's MC20 made its Northern California debut this weekend during the prestigious Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance event, where the vehicle appeared before crowds of fans on the Concept Lawn. ... Continue reading

Media Alert: J.D. Power 2021 Initial Quality Study to Include an Unofficial Score for Tesla

Media Alert: J.D. Power 2021 Initial Quality Study to Include an Unofficial Score for Tesla

** Image ------------------------------------------------------------ ** J.D. Power 2021 Initial Quality Study to Include an Unofficial Score for Tesla ------------------------------------------------------------ **   ------------------------------------------------------------ What:  A media webinar will detail ... Continue reading

Mercedes-Benz G Class Project Kahn Carbon Wide Track Edition

Mercedes-Benz G Class Project Kahn Carbon Wide Track Edition

Dear Media Colleagues, Hope all is well? Please find the latest Project Kahn News Release below (Images attached) in relation to the Project Kahn Mercedes G Class Carbon Wide Track edition. Kind Regards, M Project Kahn is renowned the world over for developing modern variations of iconic high-powered vehicles. ... Continue reading

NASA Invites Media to Briefing on Science Launching to Space Station

NASA Invites Media to Briefing on Science Launching to Space Station

WASHINGTON, Aug. 17, 2021 -- NASA will host a media teleconference Monday, Aug. ... Continue reading

National Safety Council Announces Finalists for 2021 Green Cross for Safety Award

National Safety Council Announces Finalists for 2021 Green Cross for Safety Award

ITASCA, Ill., Aug. 17, 2021 -- Today the National Safety Council announced the finalists for the 2021 Green Cross for Safety® awards, presented annually to individuals and organizations that have demonstrated leadership in keeping people safe on and off the job.  "I am inspired by this year's Green Cross for Safety ... Continue reading

The Worldwide Gas Engine Industry is Expected to Reach $6.3+ Billion by 2028 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

The Worldwide Gas Engine Industry is Expected to Reach $6.3+ Billion by 2028 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--The "Gas Engine Market Forecast to 2028 - COVID-19 Impact and Global Analysis By Fuel Type, Power Output, and End-User" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. The gas engine market was valued at US$ 3,930.0 million in 2020 and is projected to reach US$ 6,354.4 million by 2028; it is expecte ... Continue reading

"Think Safety First" As Kids Head Back to School

"Think Safety First" As Kids Head Back to School

WASHINGTON, Aug. 17, 2021 -- https://www.cpsc.gov/Newsroom/News-Releases/2021/Think-Safety-First-As-Kids-Head-Back-to-School  As schools reopen this fall and kids head back to the classroom, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is urging parents and students to "Think Safety First."  Every year, thousan ... Continue reading

U.S. Customer Satisfaction Collapse Halted

U.S. Customer Satisfaction Collapse Halted

Full Size Small Preview Thumbnail Overall customer satisfaction in the U.S., tracked by the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI), remains at a low 73.6 (out of 100). (Graphic: Business Wire) Overall customer satisfaction in the U.S., tracked by the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI), remains at a low 73 ... Continue reading

U.S. News Unveils the Best Cars for Teens

U.S. News Unveils the Best Cars for Teens

WASHINGTON, Aug. 17, 2021 -- U.S. News & World Report, publisher of Best Cars for Families and Best Cars for the Money, today unveiled the Best Cars for Teens. ... Continue reading

Volvo XC40 Recharge Electric 22MY: Seamless Digital Experience Eclipses Driving Feature Accessibility, Finds Strategy Analytics

Volvo XC40 Recharge Electric 22MY: Seamless Digital Experience Eclipses Driving Feature Accessibility, Finds Strategy Analytics

Full Size Small Preview Thumbnail Press Image_Volvo XC40 Recharge (Source: media.volvocars.com) Press Image_Volvo XC40 Recharge (Source: media.volvocars.com) Full Size Small Preview Thumbnail Full Size Small Preview Thumbnail BOSTON--Strategy Analytics – A new user experience evaluation from Strategy Analytics’ In- ... Continue reading

New 2022 Kia Sorento PHEV Joins Popular SUV Model Range

New 2022 Kia Sorento PHEV Joins Popular SUV Model Range

IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 18, 2021 -- The 2022 Sorento Turbo Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) SUV is the latest addition to Kia's ambitious 'Plan S' electrification strategy and the fourth generation Sorento model range, which was introduced last year in both gasoline-powered and turbo hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) forms.  Offering ... Continue reading

Two-Time F1 Champion Fernando Alonso's Kimoa Brand Acquired by SimplyEV Parent Company; Preferred Retailer For North America

Two-Time F1 Champion Fernando Alonso's Kimoa Brand Acquired by SimplyEV Parent Company; Preferred Retailer For North America

MIAMI, Aug. 18, 2021 -- Kimoa – the sports-inspired eyewear and apparel brand created by two-time Formula 1 champion, Fernando Alonso – has been acquired by the parent company of SimplyEV – the premier one-stop-shop for stylish, eco-conscious mobility and lifestyle accessories. ... Continue reading

Used Commercial Truck Pricing Remains Superheated, J.D. Power Finds

Used Commercial Truck Pricing Remains Superheated, J.D. Power Finds

MCLEAN, Va.--The Class 8 auction market is hotter than ever and retail selling prices continue to break records, according to analysts from J.D. Power Valuation Services, as reported in the August 2021 Commercial Truck Guidelines Industry Update. Medium duty selling prices have relaxed after last month’s strong resul ... Continue reading

2023 Nissan Z Close-up +VIDEO - Official

2023 Nissan Z Close-up +VIDEO - Official

On August 17 local time, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. premiered the U.S.-market version of the all-new Nissan Z sports car at a special event in New York. ... Continue reading

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