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Daimler organizes first specialist symposium on
Daimler organizes first specialist symposium on "Connected driving and Data Protection"
9/19/2014 10:42:00 AM
Exchanging specialist knowledge, identifying trends and resolving open questions – with this intention Daimler seeks the public debate on data protection and enters into a dialog with its stakeholders. With the specialist symposium "Automobile on the data highway" the company is offering a new forum for an interdisciplinary, constructive and critical exchange of views on data …
Southeast Diesel Collaborative Leadership Award Winners Announced
9/19/2014 10:35:35 AM
This week at the Southeast Diesel Collaborative (SEDC) 9th Annual Partners Meeting in Atlanta, GA, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4 Regional Administrator Heather McTeer Toney and Office of the EPA Administrator Acting Senior Advisor on Environmental Justice Mustafa Ali, on behalf of the SEDC, presented the SEDC Leadership Awards to the 2013 winners. The …
BMW Opens its Newest Vehicle Distribution Center at the Port of Baltimore
BMW Opens its Newest Vehicle Distribution Center at the Port of Baltimore
9/19/2014 9:03:33 AM
Today, BMW Group celebrated the official opening of its newest Vehicle Distribution Center at the Port of Baltimore. The facility will serve 96 dealers within the Central and Eastern regions of BMW’s dealer network. Ludwig Willisch, President and CEO, BMW of North America, and Craig Westbrook, Vice President – Aftersales, BMW of North America, were in attendance and spoke at …
SCAP to join Sapa at InnoTrans 2014
SCAP to join Sapa at InnoTrans 2014
9/19/2014 8:51:09 AM
InnoTrans 2014 will be held from September 23-26. It will be the first time that the SCAP joint venture shows its products at InnoTrans, an exhibition which takes place every second year. SCAP is owned 50/50 by Sapa and Chinalco. SCAP will display some of its new products, including an innovative side-wall panel used for freight cars loading coal. It is the first time, …
Autonomous driving through Silicon Valley: Mercedes-Benz receives licence from the US federal state of California
Autonomous driving through Silicon Valley: Mercedes-Benz receives licence from the US federal state of California
9/18/2014 12:54:06 PM
On 16 September 2014 the US federal state of California introduced a legal requirement for an official licence for testing vehicles in autonomous driving mode on public roads. On "Senate Bill No. 1298" taking effect, Mercedes-Benz received a corresponding licence permitting it to test vehicles in autonomous driving mode in daily traffic on California’s roads. For …
Sketches Give Peek at Riley Hawk and Slayer-Inspired Scion Vehicles for SEMA Show
Sketches Give Peek at Riley Hawk and Slayer-Inspired Scion Vehicles for SEMA Show
9/18/2014 11:23:20 AM
Metal, music and some serious skateboarding moves inspired two new Scion cars for the upcoming Specialty Equipment Manufacturers Association (SEMA) Show. Scion will debut the “Scion x Slayer Mobile Amp tC” for heavy metal band Slayer and the “Scion x Riley Hawk Skate Tour xB” for pro skateboarder Riley Hawk at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nov. 4-7, 2014. Frequently cited for …
Porsche opens pop-up store with Sound Lab in New York hot spot
Porsche opens pop-up store with Sound Lab in New York hot spot
9/18/2014 11:13:19 AM
With the theme "The Sound of Porsche: Stories of the Brand" Porsche has created a completely new, interactive brand experience with its first stop in New York City for three weeks. The sports car manufacturer from Stuttgart has opened an exclusive pop-up store in the style of a modern music store in Manhattan’s trendy Meatpacking District and invites visitors to discover …
The Progressive Group of Insurance Companies slated to hire nearly 1,000 people by end of year
9/18/2014 10:01:36 AM
Progressive plans to fill nearly 1,000 jobs across the country by the end of 2014. Positions include IT, Analyst, Call Center, Claims and Corporate roles and span locations from Austin, Texas to its headquarters in Mayfield Village, Ohio. The news comes on the heels of Progressive’s ranking on Glassdoor’s List of Top Companies for Culture & Values , as well as its fifth …
GM to Add Third Shift, 750 Jobs at Wentzville Assembly
9/18/2014 9:46:32 AM
General Motors will add a third shift at its Wentzville Assembly plant, creating an estimated 750 new jobs, to build the all-new Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon midsize pickups and Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana full-size vans. Dealers have ordered nearly 30,000 Colorados, which is very high for early orders. With the midsize trucks, Chevrolet and GMC offer the broadest …
Mavizon, Inc. Launches Kickstarter Project to Complete Parenteen—A Solution for Parents of Teen Drivers
9/17/2014 1:48:29 PM
Mavizon Inc. today launched a Kickstarter Project to raise funds to complete Parenteen—a device and app that parents can use to encourage responsible, safe teen driving. Parents no longer have to wonder where there child is or if they are practicing the driving skills they have been taught at home and school; with Parenteen, parents are virtual co-pilots who can guide their …
NISMO Celebrates 30 Years Of Maverick Engineering
NISMO Celebrates 30 Years Of Maverick Engineering
9/17/2014 11:51:15 AM
To mark NISMO’s 30th anniversary, Nissan is celebrating 30 years of maverick engineering with a week of events around the world including activity at major motorsport events in the US and Europe. Since 1984, NISMO’s engineers have been creating Nissan’s unique Japanese performance DNA through a series of maverick performance projects. In its 30th year, the company is embarking …
Motorcycle Pirates Take Over NYC This Friday in Honour of Capt’n Kidd on Talk Like A Pirate Day
9/17/2014 11:48:10 AM
Innovative motorcycle group  Biker Entourage  is holding its Third Annual Pirate Ride this Friday. The metro area’s scurviest two-wheeled bilge rats will be riding the streets in honor of New York’s most notorious pirate, Captain Kidd, through piratey landmarks across the City. BEWARE: They have a reputation of sword fighting at Captain Kidd’s residence at Wall Street, …
Hitachi Data Systems And Clarion Join Forces To Accelerate The Development Of Connected Cars
9/17/2014 9:38:38 AM
News Hitachi Data Systems Corporation (HDS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), today announced a partnership with Clarion Corporation of America, a leader in consumer and commercial mobile electronics, to jointly research and develop new data-driven solutions for deployment in the next generation of Clarion in-vehicle connectivity products. The …
Dacia Lodgy Stepway and Dokker Stepway at Paris Motorshow
9/17/2014 9:36:21 AM
Dacia is extending the Stepway offering already available on Sandero to include Lodgy and Dokker. Lodgy Stepway[1] and Dokker Stepway, go-anywhere versions of the minivan and leisure activity vehicle The new Stepway versions of Lodgy and Dokker boast a muscular look and powerful personality inspired by crossover vehicles. The two new versions feature special design …
Speed limits raised for HGV’s – which side of the road are you on?
Speed limits raised for HGV’s – which side of the road are you on?
9/16/2014 4:35:49 AM
The government has raised the speed limit for lorries travelling on a single carriageway road to 50 mph – a move that has divided opinion from prominent campaigners on both sides. Transport Minister Claire Perry hopes the new initiative will reduce congestion as well as dangerous overtaking. Heavy goods vehicles are currently stuck at a 40mph speed limit on single …
Gregory Porter Performs Surprise Gig At Rolls-Royce Manufacturing Plant
Gregory Porter Performs Surprise Gig At Rolls-Royce Manufacturing Plant
9/15/2014 1:04:10 PM
Singer-songwriter Gregory Porter performed a surprise gig at The Home of Rolls-Royce in Goodwood, West Sussex Unparalleled acoustics of Rolls-Royce Wraith provided the perfect backdrop for pop-up performance Grammy winning musician headlines iTunes festival on 17 September Grammy Award winning artist Gregory Porter performed a surprise gig to the delight of the …
BMW Group Design presents “Double Space for BMW – Precision & Poetry in Motion” by Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby as part of the London Design Festival
BMW Group Design presents “Double Space for BMW – Precision & Poetry in Motion” by Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby as part of the London Design Festival
9/15/2014 12:09:53 PM
In partnership with the BMW Design Team led by Karim Habib and under the overall direction of Adrian van Hooydonk, British designers Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby have created an impressive installation under the banner of “Precision and Poetry”. It will be on display in the famous Raphael Gallery of the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) during the London Design Festival …
Do Good Have Fun™ Affirms “Best Compact Car Phone Mount for Apple iPhone 6“
Do Good Have Fun™ Affirms “Best Compact Car Phone Mount for Apple iPhone 6“
9/15/2014 11:45:27 AM
The Do Good Have Fun™ compact car phone mount has continually received rave reviews by consumers who praise it for its ultra-small form factor and ability to handle a wide variety of smartphones; various heights, widths and depths. The company’s mobile phone car mount has also come to be one of Amazon’s longest selling universal compact car phone mounts as it has time and …
Bosch intends to acquire all shares in ZF Lenksysteme
9/15/2014 9:37:22 AM
ZF Lenksysteme: approximately 4.1 billion euros in sales, more than 13,000 associates in eight countries in 2013 Sales of electric steering systems growing Products for more efficient, automated, and connected vehicles Bosch is planning to increase its stake in ZF Lenksysteme GmbH (ZFLS) to 100 percent. On September 15, 2014, Robert Bosch GmbH and ZF Friedrichshafen …
San Antonio Locksmith Greatly Values Supporting the Local Community
9/15/2014 6:00:00 AM
Texas Premier Locksmith in San Antonio is a home grown full service locksmith company. They opened their first location in Austin in 2008 and have rapidly expanded to service nine Texas cities and metro areas. The key to their success is their deep commitment to Main Street, Texas and to the people in the communities they serve.  “We are very civic minded,” said owner Yair …