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OnStar Offers Real-Time Updates on Santa’s Progress
12/18/2014 11:13:54 AM
For the sixth consecutive year, OnStar is providing U.S., Canada and Mexico subscribers the opportunity to learn Santa’s whereabouts on his journey across the globe Christmas Eve. With a press of the blue OnStar button, subscribers can be informed of Santa’s location at that moment in time.  Through collaboration with the North American Aerospace Defense Command’s (NORAD) …
Americans Support Red Light Cameras at Intersections, Says FindLaw.com Survey
12/17/2014 12:55:55 PM
The long arm of the law these days is often in the form of a robotic camera that captures motorists who run red lights. But the cameras are not always popular. New Jersey is scheduled to discontinue use of red light cameras on December 16, and several other cities and states are considering similar moves. Despite the controversy, a majority of Americans back the use of red …
Record in China: 10,000 km traveled by three cars fueled with hydrogen provided by Air Liquide
12/17/2014 12:48:50 PM
Air Liquide was the exclusive partner for hydrogen solutions in the “2014 Innovation March” that ended last month in China, consisting of a 10,000 km roadshow sponsored by SAIC Motor Corp. featuring new energy vehicles. Started off in Shanghai and ended in Kunming, the 52 days long roadshow crossed China from North to South, and East to West, passing through 64 cities in …
FleetMind issues industry newsletter with tips for improving fleet maintenance management
FleetMind issues industry newsletter with tips for improving fleet maintenance management
12/17/2014 10:48:47 AM
MONTREAL, CANADA – December 17, 2014 - FleetMind Solutions, Inc. today announced the latest issue of its FleetSMARTS newsletter for waste and recycling fleet executives. The December 2014 edition of the newsletter, entitled “Taking the guess-work out of fleet maintenance management”, addresses fleet maintenance issues and provides recommendations for pro-active fleet …
Tesla Model S car to be connected by the Telstra Mobile Network
Tesla Model S car to be connected by the Telstra Mobile Network
12/17/2014 10:28:07 AM
Telstra and electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla Motors have entered into an agreement to provide machine-to-machine (M2M) connectivity, for the company’s Model S car in Australia. Telstra will provide mobile connectivity to power multiple start-of-the art features in the Model S including the infotainment and remote diagnostics systems. John Chambers, Executive Director, …
Resistant to low temperatures and very rigid at high temperatures
Resistant to low temperatures and very rigid at high temperatures
12/16/2014 10:30:25 AM
Engineers increasingly are using Tepex performance composites from LANXESS subsidiary Bond-Laminates to significantly improve the mechanical strength of components made of fiber-reinforced thermoplastic compression molding compounds. The latest example is a cover on the rear muffler of the BMW i8. It is fabricated in a direct long fiber thermoplastic (DLFT) process from a …
Webtech Wireless Announces $2.1 Million Contract with City of Mississauga
12/15/2014 11:07:43 AM
Webtech Wireless Inc.  (TSX:WEW), a leading provider of vehicle fleet location-based services (LBS) and telematics technology, today announced a $2.1 million contract extension with the City of Mississauga to deploy the Webtech Wireless Fleet Center™ GPS/AVL fleet management solution. The City of Mississauga has signed a 5-year contract with two optional one year contract …
Infiniti Design Center in Beijing opens its doors
12/15/2014 9:17:38 AM
Infiniti’s new design studio in Beijing has officially opened its doors for business. Following the September opening of the Infiniti Design Studio in London, Infiniti Design Beijing, located in Chaoyang district, is the second exclusively dedicated facility in Infiniti’s global network of design studios. "China has quickly grown to become the second largest market in the …
Infineon and UMC Announce Manufacturing Agreement for Automotive Applications
12/15/2014 9:15:42 AM
Joint press release of Infineon Technologies and United Microelectronics Corporation The semiconductor manufacturer Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) and United Microelectronics Corporation (NYSE: UMC; TSE: 2303), a leading global semiconductor foundry, today announced the extension of their manufacturing partnership into power semiconductors for …
The new Audi Q7 - Sportiness, efficiency, premium comfort
The new Audi Q7 - Sportiness, efficiency, premium comfort
12/12/2014 1:45:56 PM
With the new Q7*, Audi is setting standards in the premium SUV segment. 325 kilograms less weight and the low center of mass make it extremely agile. At the same time, it is the most spacious car in its segment. Although the exterior dimensions have gotten smaller, it offers substantially more interior room for passengers and luggage. Its innovative assistance and …
Infiniti Q60 Concept: The power of exhilaration
12/12/2014 1:41:51 PM
Infiniti today gives an intriguing first look at the premium sports coupe concept to be displayed at the 2015 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. Muscular lines are revealed in the silhouette of the Q60 Concept: pure, well-defined contours, making the concept’s intentions easy to understand at first glance. Overall proportions and full-sized wheels …
Renault-Nissan Alliance appoints new alliance executive vice president of converged purchasing organization
12/12/2014 12:03:39 PM
Yasuhiro Yamauchi has been appointed Alliance Executive Vice President, Purchasing and Chairman & Managing Director of Renault-Nissan Purchasing Organization (RNPO), effective  Jan. 1, 2015. Yamauchi replaces Christian Vandenhende who is appointed Executive Vice President, Quality and Total Customer Satisfaction, Renault. Yamauchi, currently Alliance Global Vice …
TomTom hires Peter Overmann, co-creator of WolframAlpha, as VP of Technology Strategy
12/11/2014 3:57:57 PM
TomTom (TOM2) today announced Peter Overmann will be joining the company as Vice President of Technology Strategy.  Peter is a well-known figure in the technology sector and he brings a wealth of expertise to the business.    In his new role Peter will provide strategic support to further strengthen TomTom’s technology innovation. Notably, Peter helped create the WolframAlpha …
Rolls-Royce Paddington Snapped-Up By Tracey Emin In Aid Of The NSPCC
Rolls-Royce Paddington Snapped-Up By Tracey Emin In Aid Of The NSPCC
12/11/2014 11:12:03 AM
Paddington Bear found a new home courtesy of Tracey Emin, who snapped it up at a Christie’s auction in aid of the NSPCC last night. The Rolls-Royce Paddington, named the ‘Spirit of Paddington’, was envisioned by the marque’s Design Director, Giles Taylor and crafted by the Bespoke craftspeople at the Home of Rolls-Royce in Goodwood, England. The design took inspiration from …
Nissan Unveils NV200 Taxi: A New Generation of Taxi for Hong Kong
Nissan Unveils NV200 Taxi: A New Generation of Taxi for Hong Kong
12/11/2014 10:55:47 AM
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. today unveiled the Nissan NV200 Taxi in Hong Kong. The new taxi launch was celebrated with several groups, including Direction Association for the Handicapped, which provides assistance to the elderly and rehabilitation services for people with disabilities and chronic illnesses. The new NV200 Taxi offers barrier-free access to taxi riders in Hong Kong …
The new BMW 6 Series: Three Body Styles Rejuvenated and Ready to Take on the Competition
The new BMW 6 Series: Three Body Styles Rejuvenated and Ready to Take on the Competition
12/10/2014 6:34:30 PM
Through three generations, the BMW 6 Series has defined that unique blend of style and elegance with the performance and handling that one would expect of The Ultimate Driving MachineTM. For the 2015 model year the third-generation of BMW 6 Series receives a range of enhancements that refine the character that is unique to the 6 Series. Now offered in three distinct body …
New Car Transporter acts as a Mobile Showcase for Roadshows & Events
New Car Transporter acts as a Mobile Showcase for Roadshows & Events
12/10/2014 11:46:28 AM
Making its debut in 2015, a new vehicle transporter spells good news for automotive manufacturers. Designed with automotive marketers in mind, this unusual car transporter offers motoring brands a multi-purpose marketing platform. The new car transporter  designed by The Clear Idea  will combine the specialist Clear Idea ’transparent lorry body’ and features with a …
Majority Rules – Most Chinese Car Buyers Prefer Cash Purchases, but PwC Study Shows Trend is Toward Increased Financing
12/8/2014 8:32:24 AM
While China continues to dominate as the world’s largest automotive market, a PwC AutoFacts survey shows the country still lags far behind in new vehicle financing, although signs are emerging that the trend is changing. Currently, 76 percent of car buyers purchase vehicles with cash, forcing the auto financing industry into a niche role in this vast marketplace. But with the …
Shareable Chevrolet Holiday Message Benefits United Way
12/8/2014 8:28:00 AM
Chevrolet today released a holiday message that Facebook and Twitter users can share to brighten their friends’ days while giving back to their communities through United Way . Chevrolet will contribute $1 to United Way for each share and retweet of Chevrolet’s Facebook post and Tweet of the video up to a total of $500,000. “The holiday season is a time for thankfulness …
Merry Christmas, HB Style. HB Auto Dealers Association Celebrates with Local Boys & Girls Club and 50 Need Children
12/5/2014 6:32:05 PM
The Huntington Beach Auto Dealers Association has a very special surprise for Huntington Beach’s kids this holiday season. At 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 9, 2014, they will treat 50 disadvantaged youth from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Huntington Valley’s Huntington Beach Branch to a $100 shopping spree for basic winter (clothing) essentials.   Kids will be transported …