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Cipia-FS10 Driver Monitoring System Available on DCT’s Fleet Telematics Platform

Cipia, a provider of computer vision AI in-cabin automobile solutions, and Digital Communications Technologies, a leading developer and supplier of fleet telematics solutions announced that integration of the Cipia FS10 driver monitoring device (DMS) on DCT’s Pegasus cloud platform using the Syrus4G IoT Gateway. DCT’s fleet telematics offerings will be enhanced by Cipia’s DMS device. Read more »

Navistar Prepares Huntsville Plant

Today Navistar announced plans to construct an integrated powertrain at the Huntsville Powertrain Manufacturing Plant, Huntsville, Ala. Read more »

SKF Recognized by General Motors

SKF is a global leader in bearings, seals and lubrication. It has been awarded the Overdrive Award as part of GM’s 30th annual Supplier of the year awards. The Overdrive Award was first presented in 2012. It is a distinction that recognizes suppliers who have demonstrated outstanding achievement within the Global Purchasing and Supply Chain organization’s key priorities. These include safety, sustainability, innovation and relationships. Read more »

American Legion and Chip Ganassi Racing reveal Indianapolis 500 car

Chip Ganassi Racing

Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb took the wheel of the Indiana Motor Speedway’s 2013 Indianapolis 500 Winner Tony Kanaan today, in a surprising twist. The American Legion and Chip Ganassi Racing teamed up to create Chip Ganassi Racing’s No. 1 Honda livery to represent the 106 th Indianapolis 500. Read more »

Industry’s Smallest LiDAR ICs by Maxim Integrated

SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Designers of automotive self-driving systems can now enable higher-speed autonomous driving through the industry’s fastest and smallest Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) ICs from Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. (NASDAQ: MXIM). Compared to the closest competitive solution, the MAX40026 high-speed comparator and the MAX40660/MAX40661 high-bandwidth transimpedance amplifiers enable 10mph (15km/h) faster autonomous driving at highway speeds by providing more than 2x higher bandwidth and accommodating 32 additional channels (128 vs. 96) to a LiDAR module within the same module size. Read more »

Autoliv Joins Together for Safer Roads’ Global Leadership Council for Fleet Safety

STOCKHOLM, Feb. 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Autoliv Inc. (NYSE: ALV and SSE: ALIVsdb), the worldwide leader in vehicle safety systems, today announced that it has joined Together for Safer Roads (TSR), a coalition of leading private sector companies dedicated to preventing traffic crashes, injuries and deaths on roadways around the world. Specifically, Autoliv will be an integral member of the coalition’s Global Leadership Council for Fleet Safety, a TSR program that uses peer-to-peer knowledge-sharing to help smaller fleet operators create safety cultures and reduce risk. Read more »

Commercial Truck Trader Breaks Record

NORFOLK, Va., Feb. 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Commercial Truck Trader, the #1 truck and trailer marketplace, today announced eight consecutive months of record-breaking traffic including 2.5 million site visits in January. That 18% year-over-year growth was accompanied by more than 54,000 phone and email leads in January, along with roughly 43,000 vehicle views and 900 vehicle detail page views per month for the average dealer. Read more »

Automotive Tailgate Market to Reach $17.17 Bn Globally

PORTLAND, Oregon, Feb. 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Allied Market Research published a report, titled, “Automotive Tailgate Market by Type (Hydraulic/Manual Operated and Power Operated), Vehicle Type (Passenger Vehicle and Commercial Vehicle), and Sales Channel (Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and Aftermarket): Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2019–2026.” According to the report, the global automotive tailgate industry garnered $11.49 billion in 2018, and is expected to reach $17.17 billion by 2026, growing at a CAGR of 5.3% from 2019 to 2026. Read more »

Honda and AAM Agree to 10-Year Naming Rights Extension of Honda Center Through 2031

ANAHEIM, Calif., Feb. 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Anaheim Arena Management (AAM) and American Honda Motor Co., Inc. (Honda) today announced a partnership extension, securing the naming rights of Honda Center through 2031. The extension adds 10 years to the existing 15-year partnership that began in October 2006 between Honda, which last year marked its 60th anniversary in America, and Orange County’s premier sports and entertainment venue. Read more »

Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid

Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid

Porsche continues to achieve high levels of performance over the long term. The new 2018 Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid sees the sportscar manufacturer launch a plug-in hybrid model as the flagship of a model line for the first time.

The four-litre V8 engine from the Panamera Turbo is combined with an electric motor, resulting in 680 hp of system power and outstanding power delivery: Even when just above idle speed, the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid offers 626 lb.-ft. of torque. That means it accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in 3.4 seconds and reaches a top speed of 310 km/h.

The boost strategy of the all-wheel drive Panamera comes from the 918 Spyder super sportscar. In the New European Driving Cycle, the average fuel consumption is 2.9 l/100 km, and the new flagship Panamera can drive on fully electric power for up to 50 kilometres. The Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid underlines the high importance of electromobility to Porsche.

The new flagship of the second Panamera generation will be launched in the Canada in the fourth quarter of 2017. The Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid is celebrating its world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show (March 7 to 19, 2017). From the very beginning, the four-door Gran Turismo will also be offered in an Executive version, with a wheelbase extended by 150 millimetres.

As part of its standard equipment, the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid includes the Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB), Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control Sport (PDCC Sport) including Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus), Power Steering Plus and 21-inch alloy wheels in the 911 Turbo Design. The basic package also contains auxiliary air-conditioning, adaptive aerodynamic elements and three-chamber air suspension including Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM). The long version is equipped with rear axle steering as standard. In Canada, pricing for the 2018 Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid starts at $209,800; for the 2018 Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Executive, prices start at $221,700.