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AGC's Curved Large Cover Glass for Car-mounted Displays Used in New 2021 Cadillac Escalade
- World's First Adoption for In-vehicle Curved P-OLED Display -TOKYO, Sept. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- AGC Inc., based in Tokyo, has announced that its curved large cover glass for car-mounted displays has been used in Cadillac's Luxury SUV, the new 2021 Escalade model. AGC's product comprises Dragontrail (TM), a type of specialty glass highly receptive to chemical strengthening that has been enhanced with chemical reinforcement treatment, optical thin coating, decorative printing, and curved shaping. It has been used as the protective surface glass for the industry's first curved P-OLED (Plastic OLED) display supplied by LG Electronics and LG Display, LG's display maker which started mass production of P-OLED earlier this year. (Logo: https://kyodonewsprwire.jp/img/202008273541-O1-B6CLV77C) (Image1: https://kyodonewsprwire.jp/prwfile/release/M000303/202008273541/_prw_PI2fl_9BdAM00x.jpg) (Image2: https://kyodonewsprwire.jp/prwfile/release/M000303/202008273541/_prw_PI3fl_v7sm3oBa.jpg) The new 2021 Cadillac Escalade features the first-ever curved OLED display in a mass-production vehicle. This innovatively designed display comprises three separate screens, which show various kinds of information for drivers such as meter cluster information, navigation content, and infotainment. Also, two pieces of AGC's curved cover glass for car-mounted displays help to integrate these three screens as a one-piece 38-inch huge display system, and dedicated to the high-quality and advanced interior design for the new Cadillac Escalade. Due to AGC's unique design and evaluation process, its curved cover glass for car-mounted displays ensures the level of safety expected from an in-vehicle material, and also realizes its maximum glass strength and shape stability for a long period with low load stress for both the display panel and glass itself by being molded under a unique bending process. Furthermore, it plays a key role in improving both the high level of viewing clarity and non-stress usability of touch function through proprietary coating and decorative printing technologies covered by multiple patents. Under its "AGC plus" management policy, the AGC Group has made a commitment to create products that add various pluses for stakeholders. Pluses for society include "safety," "security" and "comfort," while pluses for customers include "new value" and "functionality." As a leading company with top market share of car-mounted display cover glass, AGC is dedicated to pursuing technological innovations that allow it to continue providing products that add new value and exceed customers' expectations.
Nexen Tire Releases First Sustainability Report
Nexen Tire is pleased to announce the publication of its first Sustainability Report. The report outlines the company’s sustainable practices and environmental, social, and economic performance in 2019. Nexen Tire’s 2019/20 Sustainability Report has been published to provide shareholders with consistent and transparent information, highlighting the progress and long-term commitment to its sustainable practices. The report is based on standards of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs), and has been verified by the Korea Management Registrar (KMR), a third-party assurance institution. Nexen Tire’s has three core values – Challenge, Creativity, and Collaboration – to achieve its corporate philosophy. The Sustainability Report includes the company’s financial performance under the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), as well as corporate ethics, labor and human rights, EHS (environment, health and safety), and supplier responsibilities based on the company’s CSR standards. In addition, Nexen Tire enhanced its CSR policy for purchasing natural rubber from regions including Southeast Asia and Africa by joining the GPSNR (Global Platform for Sustainable Natural Rubber). The company has also been participating in the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) in an effort to manage and reduce its impact on the environment. For instance, in 2019, Nexen Tire was able to reduce the waste generated from two of its major plants in Korea and recycle resources at a high rate of 97.2%. “Based on our 78 years’ experience, we are committed to implementing CSR activities and creating social value through continuously innovating and challenging ourselves,” said Travis Kang, Global CEO of Nexen Tire. The 2019/20 Sustainability Report is available for download on the Nexen Tire website at http://www.nexentire.com/international/company/csr_report
Lucid Motors Unveils Lucid Air, the World's Most Powerful and Efficient Luxury Electric Sedan
New benchmarks for electric vehicle innovation, performance, luxury, and sustainability available in the Lucid Air with a full range of models starting below $80,000 NEWARK, California, Sept. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Lucid Motors, which seeks to set new standards for sustainable transportation with its advanced luxury EVs, today unveiled production details for the highly anticipated Lucid Air in a global web broadcast from its Silicon Valley headquarters. Having already set new industry benchmarks in the EV and luxury segments in key areas related to performance, efficiency, and design, deliveries of this new pure-electric luxury sedan will start in spring of 2021. Lucid Motors has optimized interior cabin space for occupants with a miniaturized yet powerful electric powertrain, extending the philosophy of hyper-efficiency embedded in every facet of Lucid Air to deliver an unprecedented combination of range, practicality, performance, and luxury. Deliveries of this new pure-electric sedan will start in spring of 2021. "Lucid Motors is driven to make the electric car better, and by doing so, help move the entire industry forward towards accelerated adoption of sustainable mobility. The goal of this relentless approach to developing the world's most advanced electric vehicle is to benefit all mankind with sustainable, zero emission transportation, and to also attract new customers to the world of EVs," said Peter Rawlinson, CEO and CTO, Lucid Motors. "With the Lucid Air, we have created a halo car for the entire industry, one which shows the advancements that are possible by pushing the boundaries of EV technology and performance to new levels." Using Space to Create the Air The Lucid Air is the result of a revolutionary approach to automotive packaging called the Lucid Space Concept, which capitalizes upon the miniaturization of Lucid's in-house developed EV drivetrain to optimize interior cabin space. The concept is central to the architecture of the Lucid Electric Advanced Platform (LEAP) upon which the Lucid Air, and forthcoming Lucid vehicles, will be built. It's a holistic, clean-sheet approach to advanced EV construction, without using existing "off the shelf" solutions so often seen in EVs from legacy automakers. By simultaneously making smaller yet more powerful electric motors and dramatically improving the packaging of the entire electric powertrain, Lucid is able to reclaim that space for passengers and their comfort. This extends the philosophy of hyper-efficiency embedded in every facet of Lucid Air, from energy to spatial efficiency, delivering an unprecedented combination of range, practicality, performance, and luxury. The Space Concept also contributes to the subtly different and modern proportions for the Lucid Air, without relying on any traditional automotive design cues, instead delivering a beautiful car that looks entirely distinctive on the road. "When we embarked on this journey at Lucid Motors and the development of our first vehicle, the Lucid Air, we refused to compromise. We decided early on that we were going to pursue every facet of performance, innovation, and luxury," said Derek Jenkins, VP of Design, Lucid Motors. "The result is that we are building the best car in the world, the numbers simply speak for themselves. What's more, we did all this without ever sacrificing the beauty of the Lucid Air, which will stand as the first example of a car being created from a clean sheet to leverage the total design freedom that an EV architecture provides." An Inspired State Taking its cues from California, the state's spirit is embedded in not only all of Lucid Motors' products, but also in the retail and digital experiences the brand is creating. As the name implies, Lucid is inspired by the notion of seeing things differently and making those dreams come true. It's summed up in the brand tagline of "Dream Ahead," which is also the company's vision for rejecting the status quo and always pushing the boundaries in EV technology. "The Lucid brand was created with a progressive, post-luxury mindset ideally suited to meet the rapidly evolving needs of the most progressive buyers. We are heading into a future where conscious consumers see sustainability, advanced design, and technical innovation as equally important to more traditional luxury values of quality and craftsmanship," said Jenkins. "We consider Lucid to be at the forefront in a shift in consumer preferences toward new brands that offer direct relationships alongside products featuring entirely new levels of technology, performance, and design." Setting New Standards at Every Level: Record-Breaking Performance and Range With up to 1,080 horsepower available in a dual-motor, all-wheel-drive architecture, the Lucid Air is able to achieve quarter-mile times as quick as 9.9 seconds on a consistent, repeatable basis. To date, it is the only electric sedan able to achieve a quarter-mile time under 10 seconds. The power of the Lucid Air is complemented by an available extended-range capability that achieves an estimated EPA range of up to 517 miles on a single charge. World's Fastest Charging EVWhen it arrives to market, the Lucid Air will also be the fastest charging electric vehicle ever offered, with the capability to charge at rates of up to 20 miles per minute when connected to a DC Fast Charging network. For owners charging their Lucid Air in real-world conditions on the road, that can translate into 300 miles of range in just 20 minutes of charging. Race-Proven EV Battery PacksLucid Motors drew upon 10 years of experience and over 20 million miles of real-world testing in creating its in-house developed, compact 113kWh extended-range battery pack. Further developed in the world's leading electric racing championship, Lucid's race-proven battery technology excels with a custom Battery Management System (BMS), clever cell packaging, and world-class energy density. Class-Leading Interior Packaging and Largest FrunkWith Lucid's exclusive Space Concept philosophy, Lucid Air offers a full-size luxury-class interior while maintaining an agile, sport sedan footprint. This approach also results in the largest frunk of any electric car to date and incredible bi-level storage capabilities in both front and rear compartments. The Most Aerodynamic Luxury Car in the WorldThe Lucid Air is the world's most aero-efficient luxury car, with tests completed at Windshear's advanced rolling-road wind tunnel verifying a coefficient of drag of 0.21. Advanced Glass Cockpit Displays Combined with Tactile Physical ControlsThe interior of the Lucid Air reflects a revolution in how next-generation free-form displays are elegantly integrated into the design architecture of the cabin, providing a beautiful and seamless way of interacting with the vehicle software and human-centric user interface. In front of the driver is a 34-inch curved Glass Cockpit 5K display that "floats" above the dashboard, contributing to the light and airy feel of the interior. In addition, a retractable central Pilot Panel sits in finger-tip reach of the driver and passenger for deeper control of the vehicle's systems and functions. To complement the digital displays, several highly tactile, precision-milled physical controls are present, including ribbed turbines for steering wheel functions, a volume control roller, and alloy toggle switches for tuning climate settings. The Next Level in ADASThe Lucid Air's advanced driver-assistance system (ADAS), Lucid DreamDrive, is a first-of-its-kind platform combining the most comprehensive sensor suite on the market with a cutting-edge Driver Monitoring System (DMS), all standard on the Lucid Air Dream Edition. It is the first system of its kind to offer 32 sensors, covering vision, radar and ultrasonics, plus the world's first standard high-resolution LIDAR in an EV, all working alongside the standard DMS and geo-fenced HD mapping to provide the safest possible approach to Level 2 and Level 3 driver assistance technologies. World's Most Advanced Lighting TechnologyLucid Air's headlamps are a truly revolutionary Micro Lens Array system comprised of literally thousands of "light channels." Developed entirely in-house, this technology provides the brightest, most precise and advanced lighting system ever. Digital steering of light direction is possible by digitally switching light channels in different directions, revolutionizing visibility and enhancing safety. Alexa Voice Natively Integrated into Lucid AirLucid has collaborated with Amazon to bring an advanced Alexa Built-In implementation directly into Lucid Air. This enables the driver and passengers to enjoy the full Alexa experience on the go - including navigation, calling, streaming media, smart home control, and adding items to a shopping cart or to-do list - all while keeping their eyes on the road and their hands on the wheel. The Lucid implementation of Alexa also provides an expanded set of localized vehicle control features of Lucid Air including HVAC, all with a simple voice command. When a driver uses Alexa there will also be visual support for commands via the Lucid Air's Glass Cockpit display. Over time, the available feature set will continue to grow via Lucid's built-in Over-the-Air (OTA) updates. A Dream Becomes Reality The Lucid Air will be available initially in North America, offered in four model ranges: The Air, the starting point for the lineup, available in 2022 and starting below $80,000 ($72,500 after USA federal tax credit)* The well-equipped Air Touring model, available late 2021, from $95,000 ($87,500 after USA federal tax credit)* The fully equipped Air Grand Touring, available mid 2021, from $139,000 ($131,500 after USA federal tax credit)* The all-inclusive, limited-volume Air Dream Edition, available spring 2021, at $169,000 ($161,500 after USA federal tax credit)* Dream EditionThe Lucid Air Dream Edition will feature a unique combination of Lucid attributes and technology, combining incredible performance with exceptional range. The 1,080hp luxury EV sedan will be available in Stellar White, Infinite Black, or a Dream Edition-exclusive Eureka Gold finish. Each color will come with an exclusive "Santa Monica" themed interior trim package, including full Nappa grain Bridge of Weir leather throughout and silvered Eucalyptus wood accents. The Dream Edition will also feature a unique 21-inch "AeroDream" wheel design and be highlighted by special badging and trim that marks its position as a limited-production halo edition of the Lucid Air. Touring and Grand Touring EditionsThe heart of the Lucid Air lineup will be the Air Touring and Air Grand Touring models, which offer 620hp and 800hp respectively. The Air Grand Touring will have range available up to the recently announced estimated EPA rating of 517 miles. Full details of available configurations and all Air models can be found on the Lucid Motors website. AvailabilityReservations are open now for customers across the US and Canada, as well as in select countries in Europe and the Middle East. Those who are inspired can reserve the Lucid Air via a $1,000 USD refundable deposit or the limited production Dream Edition with a $7,500 USD refundable deposit. The luxury sedan will also be available through the 20 Lucid Studios and Service Centers that are planned to be open across North America by the close of 2021. European and Middle East market delivery dates, pricing, and sales and service center details will be announced at a later date. Production at the Lucid Motors factory in Casa Grande, Arizona, will begin in the coming months, with deliveries of the Lucid Air to North American customers to commence in spring of 2021. 2021 Lucid Air Lineup at a Glance Additional versions of the Lucid Air and new Lucid models will be shared in the future, with the following providing specs on currently planned Lucid Air models: Model Price (USD) Est. EPA Range(up to) HP Performance (est.) Charging (up to) Availability Base Minus Tax Credit 0-60 (sec) 1/4 Mile (sec)/ Speed (mph) Top Speed (mph) Miles/Time Fast Charge DC Peak charging speed Air Below $80,000 $72,500 TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA 300/20 minutes 1200 mph 2022 Air Touring $95,000 $87,500* 406** 620 3.2 11.4 / 123 155 300 /20 minutes 1200 mph Q4 2021 Air Grand Touring $139,000 $131,500* 517** 800 3 10.8 / 133 168 300 /20 minutes 1200 mph Q2 2021 Air Dream Edition $169,000 $161,500* 465 (21" AeroDream wheels); 503 (19" wheels) 1,080 2.5 9.9 / 144 168 300 /20 minutes 1200 mph Q2 2021 *factoring in potential $7,500 USA Federal Tax Credit **with 19" AeroRange wheel/tire package About Lucid MotorsLucid's mission is to inspire the adoption of sustainable transportation by creating the most captivating electric vehicles, centered around the human experience. The company's first car, the Lucid Air, is a state-of-the-art luxury sedan with a California-inspired design underpinned by race-proven technology. Featuring luxurious interior space in a mid-size exterior footprint, the Air will be capable of an estimated EPA range of over 500 miles and 0-60 mph in under 2.5 seconds. Customer deliveries of the Lucid Air, which will be produced at Lucid's new factory in Casa Grande, Arizona, will begin in spring of 2021. Media ContactAndrew Husseymedia@lucidmotors.com The interior of the Lucid Air reflects a revolution in how next-generation free-form displays are elegantly integrated into the design architecture of the cabin, providing a beautiful and seamless way of interacting with the vehicle software and human-centric user interface. Lucid Motors unveiled production details for the highly anticipated Lucid Air pure-electric luxury sedan, which will start at less than $80,000 USD and set new industry benchmarks in the EV and luxury segments in key areas related to performance, efficiency, and design. 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METALTECH And AUTOMEX 2020 To Go All Virtual, Physical Shows Move To 2021
Both trade fairs will now be introduced in virtual format in 2020, with the physical event postponed to 23-26 June 2021KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Sept. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- After careful consideration and feedbacks from the exhibitors and stakeholders, Informa Markets, the organiser of METALTECH & AUTOMEX, have officially announced the rescheduling of both events. The two global metalworking and automation physical events, originally scheduled to take place from 10 to 13 November 2020 at Malaysia International Trade & Exhibition Centre (MITEC) Kuala Lumpur, will resume on 23 to 26 June 2021. METALTECH & AUTOMEX 2020 Virtual Exhibition will be held from 10 – 12 November 2020, starting from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (GMT +8) Join Malaysia’s biggest manufacturing virtual exhibition with over 100 participating companies, featuring 15 major product categories in the profiles of metalworking and automation industry The decision was made in light of the uncertainties currently posed by the global pandemic and the subsequent travel control measures that disrupted most business activities and restrained the participation of international exhibitors and visitors to the physical event. Influential players from the Malaysian manufacturing industry have echoed their support to METALTECH & AUTOMEX 2021, promising a greater comeback to the show floor. "All industries worldwide are affected by this pandemic. Given the continuing uncertainties for professional events to take place effectively in June matched with our desire to host an excellent event for our community, we have made the difficult but responsible decision to postpone METALTECH & AUTOMEX 2020. In the meanwhile, adapting to the new norm of digitisation, METALTECH & AUTOMEX also is proud to bring debut our virtual exhibition this year to ensure our stakeholders are able to conduct business and continue the industry conversation," said Mr. Gerard Leeuwenburgh, Country General Manager of Informa Markets in Malaysia. We are also pleased to launch the first-ever METALTECH & AUTOMEX 2020 Virtual Exhibition aimed to keep the all-important Malaysian Manufacturing Industry connected with our prestigious brands while assisting industry players and manufacturers to collaborate, sharing best practices and adopt a cost-effective methods in growing their businesses digitally. METALTECH & AUTOMEX 2020 Virtual Exhibition will be held from 10 - 12 November 2020, starting from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. METALTECH & AUTOMEX Virtual Exhibition is designed to replicate the appearance of a live event which creates a virtual presence of exhibiting brands to ensure a realistic and immersive experience for both exhibitors and visitors to connect in a non-restricted virtual space. Customised exhibition booths and structures are available across the platform, where visitors can conveniently visit and browse the exhibitor's offerings. In addition, the virtual exhibition includes an interactive online business matching platform where buyers can engage in a meaningful real-time conversation and information sharing with all the exhibitors through a one-on-one session in a live chatroom. METALTECH & AUTOMEX Virtual Exhibition is expected to draw more than 1,000 virtual visitors along with over 100 participating companies. Visitor Registration for the Virtual Exhibition will be made available on mid-September 2020. Please visit www.metaltech.com.my and www.automex.com.my or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. About METALTECH & AUTOMEX For the past decade, METALTECH & AUTOMEX has pioneered the growth of metalworking, machinery, robotics and automation industry in Malaysia being the first dedicated business event to represents various sectors of the manufacturing industry including electrical & electronics, automotives, aviation, food & beverages, plastics & rubbers, pharmaceuticals and medical technology. METALTECH & AUTOMEX are encouraging both exhibitors and visitors to take advantage of the newly launched METALTECH Digital Product Showcase. The innovative new platform will function as an e-catalogue that allows buyers to browse all exhibitor offerings before attending the event. Media Contact Ms. Lee Pui Teng603-9771 2625 Photo - https://photos.prnasia.com/prnh/20200907/2909548-1-a?lang=0Photo - https://photos.prnasia.com/prnh/20200907/2909548-1-b?lang=0
Porsche heads to Road Atlanta highly motivated
The Porsche GT Team has big plans for the next highlight on the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship calendar: At the upcoming sixth round of the season on 5 September at Road Atlanta in the US state of Georgia, the squad is determined to clinch the first win of the season with the two new Porsche 911 RSR. At the previous three races, the ca. 515 hp GTLM-sports car from Weissach was well on course to score its first class win of the year in North America, only to have bad luck strike every time. The race on the storied circuit near the town of Braselton runs over six hours and is regarded as a critical rehearsal for the classic Petit Le Mans event, which is held at the same venue in October. In the GTD category, the Wright Motorsports customer team fields a Porsche 911 GT3 R. The race Road Atlanta just outside the capital of the US state of Georgia holds special significance for Porsche. The 4.088-kilometre racetrack is the home turf of the factory squad. Porsche North America has its headquarters in Atlanta. In recent years, the Porsche GT Team has celebrated great successes at the fast circuit with its twelve turns. At the so-called Petit Le Mans, the traditional ten-hour race contested at Road Atlanta, the sports car manufacturer from Stuttgart has notched up a total of 20 class wins. In 2015, the Porsche 911 RSR scored a sensational overall victory in the rain – beating all prototypes. Last year at Road Atlanta, the Porsche GT Team put in a strong performance with a pair of vehicles decked out in the Coca-Cola livery and made a clean sweep of all IMSA championship titles. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the upcoming six-hour race has been added to the calendar as a substitute for the Watkins Glen round and therefore counts towards the IMSA Michelin Endurance Cup. This series includes the endurance classics at Daytona and Sebring as well as both Road Atlanta races. The series returns to the track in America’s south for Petit Le Mans. The Porsche GT Team drivers Works drivers Earl Bamber from New Zealand and Belgium’s Laurens Vanthoor share driving duties in the No. 912 Porsche 911 RSR. After five rounds, the reigning GTLM-champions rank second in the drivers’ championship. Britain’s Nick Tandy and Frenchman Frédéric Makowiecki helm the 515-hp sister car with the starting number 911. The 2015 outright Le Mans winner from Bedford was one of the crew to clinch victory at Petit Le Mans five years ago. Back then, Tandy shared the winning car with his works driver teammates Patrick Pilet from France and Austrian Richard Lietz. In the manufacturer’s classification, Porsche heads to round six ranking third, 14 points behind the leader. The customer team In the GTD category for vehicles complying with the FIA GT3 regulations, Wright Motorsports fields an over 500-hp Porsche 911 GT3 R. The cockpit of the No. 16 car is crewed by the American works driver Patrick Long and his compatriot Ryan Hardwick. Since Hardwick comes from the metropolis of Atlanta, the upcoming event is a home race for the talented hobby driver. In the overall classification, the Porsche customer team Wright Motorsports currently lies in fifth place. Live streaming of the race Round six of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship at Road Atlanta takes off on Saturday, 5 September, at 11.35 p.m. local time (5:35 p.m. CEST). The race over six hours can be viewed outside the USA and Canada on www.imsa.com. The schedule (local time, CEST: -6 hours) Friday, 4 September 10.00 - 11:00 a.m. – Free practice 1 2.25 - 3:40 p.m. – Free practice 2 6:35 - 6:50 p.m. – Qualifying GTD 7:00 - 7:15 p.m. – Qualifying GTLM Saturday, 5 September 11:35 – 5:35 p.m. – Race The Porsche 911 RSR The Porsche 911 RSR (2019 model year) celebrated its debut in the IMSA SportsCar Championship at the 24 Hours of Daytona in January. Compared to its extremely successful predecessor model, the Weissach engineers made improvements to the ca. 515-hp car, most notably in areas such as drivability, efficiency, ergonomics and serviceability. About 95 percent of all components are new. The 911 RSR is powered by a 4.2-litre, six-cylinder boxer engine. This is the IMSA SportsCar Championship The IMSA SportsCar Championship was founded in the USA and Canada in 2013 after the merger of the American Le Mans Series and the Grand-Am Series. A year later the new sports car race series, which is organised by the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA), was contested for the first time. Sports prototypes and sports cars start in four different classes: GTLM (GT Le Mans), GTD (GT Daytona), Dpi (Daytona Prototype international) and LMP2 (Le Mans Prototype 2). The new Porsche 911 RSR is fielded in the GTLM class, and the Porsche 911 GT3 R contests the GTD class. Comments prior to the race Pascal Zurlinden (Director Factory Motorsport): “Although we’ve experienced back luck at the last three races, we’re heading to Road Atlanta feeling highly motivated. I’m absolutely sure that we’ll soon achieve results that reflect the hard work of the team and drivers in the IMSA series, as well as the strengths of the Porsche 911 RSR. We’ll do everything within our power to finally bring home the first win of the season at the long-distance race at Road Atlanta and to gain some essential ground in the championship.” Steffen Höllwarth (Head of Operations IMSA Championship): “Everything continues at high revs. We’re feeling galvanised and we’re really looking forward to the long six-hour distance. We’ve always been particularly strong at such endurance races, and Road Atlanta is one of the venues where Porsche has been very successful in the past. In the last three races, we weren’t able to get the points that matched our efforts, unfortunately. But one thing is certain: the performance of the new Porsche 911 RSR is extremely good. We’re always good for a win with this car. And that won’t change at Road Atlanta. From now on, it’s important that we reduce the gap to the top by achieving maximum success.” Frédéric Makowiecki (Porsche 911 RSR #911): “I really like this track. I have many great memories when I travel to Road Atlanta – especially our class victory in 2018. We can be proud of our achievements so far this year, but we’re still missing the deserved results. We have to change this as quickly as possible. Road Atlanta is the perfect place for Porsche to finally climb to the very top of the podium again.” Nick Tandy (Porsche 911 RSR #911): “This race at Road Atlanta has a few new elements. For the first time, we’re driving over six hours and there’s only two of us sharing driving duties. That’ll be interesting. I really hope that everything goes smoothly this time – then nothing can stand in the way of a win. The event is especially important because, over this weekend, all of the teams want to prepare for Petit Le Mans, which is held in October. Earl Bamber (Porsche 911 RSR #912): “For us all, Road Atlanta is one of the most beautiful motor racing venues in North America. Porsche has already notched up an incredible number of victories there. Now we’d like to add to this list of successes. The new Porsche 911 RSR has been fast everywhere so far – this fabulous racing car belongs on the winner’s list. Unfortunately, luck hasn’t been with us so far, but that will change. I’m totally convinced of this.” Laurens Vanthoor (Porsche 911 RSR #912): “The last three races were really frustrating. Three times we were in the lead and on course for a sure victory, but something always came up. Let me describe it more figuratively: In the big IMSA casino, we’ve had a run of bad luck so far. Now we have to go “all-in” and “all-out” to keep our chances alive in the championship.”
LA Auto Show Rescheduled to May of 2021
Due to COVID-19, The LA Auto Show is Now Scheduled for May 21-31, 2021. New Spring Dates to Occur During Memorial Day Weekend Offer Exciting New Opportunities for Consumers and Partners. LOS ANGELES, Sept. 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The LA Auto Show® held annually at the Los Angeles Convention Center will move six months into the spring of 2021. Originally planned for November 20-29, 2020, the Public Show will now be held on May 21-31, 2021. Press Days (also known as AutoMobility LA™) have been rescheduled from November 18-19, 2020 to May 19-20, 2021. "We are appreciative for the continued support from the LA Convention Center, the City of Los Angeles and all of our automotive partners," said Lisa Kaz CEO of the LA Auto Show. "Memorial Day Weekend is a fantastic time for enhanced outdoor activations and product debuts. The LA weather creates exciting new opportunities for a spring show." As an essential force in the new car sales ecosystem so vital to the Los Angeles economy, the new show dates provide a much-needed boost to local dealerships at a critical time. "We are extremely excited for the May dates of the LA Auto Show. The Memorial Day Holiday is always an important time for our dealerships. We eagerly anticipate the excitement the show creates amongst consumers, who look forward to experiencing the newest vehicles live and in-person," said David Ellis, President of the Greater Los Angeles New Car Dealers Association (GLANCDA). In keeping with its long-standing reputation as a premier global automotive event, attendees can expect to see the newest and hottest vehicles as well as experience engaging interactive exhibits, test drives and outdoor activations. While continuing to create a memorable and fun experience, the well-being of attendees and overall community remains the top priority of show organizers. About the LA Auto Show: Founded in 1907, the LA Auto Show®, one of the world's premier auto shows and cherished LA icon will take place May 21-31, 2021 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. AutoMobility LA, the show's Press and Trade Days will take place May 19-20, 2021. AutoMobility LA is where the auto industry unveils groundbreaking new vehicle and tech innovations, while making strategic announcements in front of media and industry professionals from around the globe. The LA Auto Show is endorsed by the Greater LA New Car Dealers Association and is owned and operated by ANSA Productions. To receive the latest show news and information, follow the LA Auto Show on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram and sign up for alerts at http://www.laautoshow.com/. For more information about AutoMobility LA, please visit http://www.automobilityla.com/ and follow AutoMobility LA on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram. Press Contact: Jonathan Lowe Chief Marketing OfficerLA Auto Show / AutoMobility LAPhone: 213.666.9068Email: email@example.com Logo - https://mma.prnasia.com/media2/1248285/LA_Auto_Show_and_AutoMobility_LA_Lock_Up_Logo.jpg?p=medium600 Related Links :http://www.laautoshow.com
Nippon Express Completes Acquisition of Equity Interests in MD Logistics and MD Express (Turning into Subsidiary)
TOKYO, Sept. 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Nippon Express Co., Ltd. (Code No.9062, First Section, Tokyo Stock Exchange; hereinafter the "Company") hereby announces that, as announced on May 22, 2020, in the "Acquisition of Equity Interests in MD Logistics, Inc. and MD Express, Inc. (Turning into a Subsidiary)," it has completed the acquisition of entire equity interests in MD Logistics, LLC and MD Express, LLC (together, "MD Logistics") (*Note) through the Company's U.S. subsidiary, Nippon Express USA, Inc. (*Note) MD Logistics' trade names were MD Logistics, Inc. and MD Express, Inc. However, as previously announced, the two entities have been reorganized to LLC (Limited Liability Company) as part of the transfer procedure of equity interests. (Logo: https://kyodonewsprwire.jp/img/202008313651-O1-as4VgcCs) (Photo1: https://kyodonewsprwire.jp/prwfile/release/M103866/202008313651/_prw_PI2fl_V7P6n2bG.jpg) (Photo2: https://kyodonewsprwire.jp/prwfile/release/M103866/202008313651/_prw_PI3fl_rcgeh2d7.jpg) MD Logistics, established in 1996, is a domestic logistics provider for the pharmaceutical and retail industries in the United States. MD Logistics' revenue for the fiscal year ending December 2019 was 51 million USD (about 5.5 billion JPY). The Nippon Express Group is developing a wide range of logistics service systems suitable for the pharmaceutical industry. In addition to investment in warehousing and delivery solutions in Japan in accordance with quality control standards based on the GDP guidelines, the Company is also working overseas to expand logistics facilities that comply with guidelines for the relevant distribution of pharmaceuticals in each country. Under the internal management system that complies with licensing and guidelines with regards to the handling of pharmaceuticals, MD Logistics provides distribution processing operations such as storage and packing at a range of temperatures from -40C to +25C, proving their strength in tailor-made services that meet the needs of each customer. Furthermore, MD Logistics also provides speedy collection and delivery services that cover the entire United States. With 4 warehouses in Indiana, known as the "Crossroads of America," MD Logistics has attained excellent access not only to land transportation but also to international and domestic air transport. Moreover, another warehouse in Reno, Nevada, enhances accessibility in the western region. By including MD Logistics into the Group as a subsidiary, Nippon Express acquired domestic logistics functions in the United States, which accounts for about 40% of global pharmaceutical demand and represents the largest consumer goods market in the world. Going forward, the Company looks to provide integrated logistics services by combining the Group's international transportation network to support the globalization of its customers' supply chains. For more information, please visit:https://kyodonewsprwire.jp/attach/202008313651-O1-b6MwrwCS.pdf
All-New Hyundai Tucson Adds Revolutionary Redesign
The all-new Hyundai Tucson is the first C-SUV in its class to be available in both short and long wheelbases, depending on the region, to meet diverse market needs Tucson's 'Parametric Dynamics' exterior design theme features bold, angular surfaces and cutting-edge illumination The new dual cockpit layout is intuitively optimized for a high-tech user experience SEOUL, South Korea, Sept. 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Hyundai Motor Company today revealed the first images of its all-new Tucson. New design highlights include the latest evolution of Hyundai's signature headlamp architecture called 'Parametric Hidden Lights' and a dual cockpit layout that offers personalized space intuitively optimized for a high-tech user experience. The images hint at innovative features befitting Tucson's signature boldness and pioneering spirit. All-New Hyundai Tucson The all-new Tucson's world premiere press conference will be streamed online around the world on September 15th at 9:30 a.m. KST. The livestream, a teaser video and images are available at hyundai.com and Hyundai's social media channels. For its fourth generation, Hyundai took the all-new Tucson to the next level of automotive design, making it the first C-SUV in its class to be available in two different dimensions, while sharing the same name. "The mission of 'Sensuous Sportiness' is to elevate the emotional qualities of automotive design. We want our customers to feel moved. With the all-new Tucson, we are introducing its ultimate evolution and a definitive statement about Hyundai's unstoppable forward momentum," said SangYup Lee, Senior Vice President and Head of Hyundai Global Design Center. "Tucson's advanced, experimental design is true to its pioneering spirit and raises the game in the industry's most competitive segment." Hyundai's 'Sensuous Sportiness' design identity, first introduced on the new Elantra, brings an emotional punch to Tucson's avant-garde 'Parametric Dynamics' design theme. About Hyundai Motor Company Established in 1967, Hyundai Motor Company offers a range of world-class vehicles and mobility services in more than 200 countries. Hyundai Motor sold more than 4.4 million vehicles globally in 2019, and currently employs some 120,000 personnel worldwide. The company is enhancing its product lineup with vehicles designed to help usher in a more sustainable future, while offering innovative solutions to real-world mobility challenges. Through the process Hyundai aims to facilitate 'Progress for Humanity' with smart mobility solutions that vitalize connections between people and provide quality time to its customers. More information about Hyundai Motor and its products can be found at: http://worldwide.hyundai.com http://globalpr.hyundai.com Photo - https://photos.prnasia.com/prnh/20200902/2906206-1?lang=0 Related Links :https://www.hyundai.com
Seeing Machines Announces Next Gen Embedded Product Strategy for Automotive DMS Market
CANBERRA, Australia, Sept. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Seeing Machines, the advanced computer vision technology company that designs AI-powered operator monitoring systems to improve transport safety, is pleased to announce its next generation 'Embedded Product Strategy' for the automotive market. Highlights summary New "three pillar" strategy targets rapidly expanding camera-based interior monitoring market:- First pillar: FOVIO Chip, newly advanced with the introduction of Seeing Machines' OcculaTM Neural Processing Unit- Second pillar: A low-friction integration pathway into any vehicle integration point, including smart-mirrors, instrument clusters, infotainment ECUs or centralized ADAS processing systems- Third pillar: OcculaTM is now available for license, in ASIC form, to world-leading semiconductor companies for integration with any automotive compute platform. Representing a step-change in its delivery of Driver Monitoring System (DMS) technology to automotive Tier 1 suppliers and OEMs, Seeing Machines has unveiled an expanded strategy and product portfolio incorporating its next generation embedded processing pipeline technology. The enhanced "three pillar" offering targets the rapidly expanding camera-based interior monitoring market, extending cost, scalability and integration benefits for carmakers as well as safety and convenience for their customers. Seeing Machines continues to grow as an automotive leader in DMS technology, now in tie-ups with six OEMs globally, across nine ongoing programs over an expanding range of vehicle models. The Seeing Machines FOVIO Chip (delivered in partnership with Xilinx) remains the highest performing, lowest cost market solution for standalone DMS vehicle integration and now represents nearly one-third of Seeing Machines booked business, and is projected to grow to approximately one half in response to Euro NCAP requirements. OEMs today are faced with a maze of electronics, software and sensor integration options for interior monitoring systems. Coupled with market dynamics such as regulation and Euro NCAP requirements for safety (which are now driving rapid adoption and mass market penetration), the Embedded Product Strategy has been designed to support a very wide range of common integration, cost, and safety performance challenges, with the flexibility to support the unexpected. The first pillar of the Seeing Machines strategy remains the FOVIO Chip. However, the performance of the device is newly enhanced with the introduction of Seeing Machines' OcculaTM Neural Processing Unit ("OcculaTM"): OcculaTM is a custom processing design that accelerates Seeing Machines' unique algorithmic approach to the problem of human detection and tracking, placing the Company's technology at the "deep edge" OcculaTM delivers a breakthrough in silicon utilization when executing Seeing Machines' highly mature driver monitoring algorithms, reducing the computational load of the FOVIO chip by over 50% while delivering the same functionality and signal performance OcculaTM adds general-purpose acceleration capabilities required for future AI-based computer vision needs. Seeing Machines' customers will also be delighted to know that, since the FOVIO Chip utilizes FPGA technology, OcculaTM is a fully field upgradable offering OcculaTM makes way for new driver and interior monitoring features on existing FOVIO chips, further extending Seeing Machines' feature, performance, and cost leadership. The second pillar of the embedded product strategy offers a low-friction integration pathway for the Company's driver and interior monitoring technology into any vehicle integration point, including smart-mirrors, instrument clusters, infotainment ECUs or centralized ADAS processing systems: This pathway is efficiently enabled via the introduction of Seeing Machines' embedded Driver Monitoring Engine (e-DME). The e-DME is the Company's core driver monitoring algorithm stack supporting both accelerated and non-accelerated compute options, over a very wide range of popular automotive compute platforms The e-DME includes versions which are deeply optimized and embedded for key automotive SoC platforms, leveraging the different state-of-the-art AI vision acceleration architectures in those devices. As a third strategic pillar, OcculaTM is now available for license, in ASIC form, to world-leading semiconductor companies for integration with any automotive compute platform that would benefit from world leading, highly optimized, "deep edge" driver and/or interior monitoring. Paul McGlone, CEO of Seeing Machines commented: "It's an exciting time in the Automotive industry and I'm delighted to be announcing our detailed technology strategy, which has been constructed to closely support OEMs as they design cars to meet mounting safety standards and deliver convenience features for their customers. "Seeing Machines has been leading this market for many years now and our three pillar approach is no accident. We have leveraged our teams' years of experience, deep knowledge of industry requirements, and close customer relationships to support the many and varied requirements for DMS integration into cars as demand continues to accelerate around the world." Media enquiries: Seeing Machines – Sophie Nicoll, +61 419 149 683, firstname.lastname@example.org About Seeing Machines (LSE: SEE) Seeing Machines Ltd., is an industry leader in vision-based monitoring technology that enable machines to see, understand and assist people. Seeing Machines' technology portfolio of AI algorithms, embedded processing and optics, power products that need to deliver reliable real-time understanding of vehicle operators. The technology spans the critical measurement of where a driver is looking, through to classification of their cognitive state as it applies to accident risk. Reliable "driver state" measurement is the end-goal of Driver Monitoring Systems (DMS) technology. Seeing Machines develops DMS technology to drive safety for Automotive, Commercial Fleet, Off-road and Aviation. Founded in 2000 and headquartered in Australia, the Company has offices in Australia, USA, Europe and Asia, and supplies technology solutions and services to industry leaders in each market vertical. www.seeingmachines.com Logo - https://photos.prnasia.com/prnh/20200902/2906200-1-logo?lang=0 Related Links :http://www.seeingmachines.com
The New Rolls-Royce Ghost
GOODWOOD, England, Sept. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Reflecting the minimalist philosophy that underpins New Ghost, highlights of this transformative motor car are listed in short form below. Full details are available at thenewghost.com The New Rolls-Royce Ghost The most technologically advanced Rolls-Royce yet Succeeds the most successful product in the marque's 116-year history Reflects 'Post Opulent' design philosophy, rejecting superficial expressions of wealth Built on rigid aluminium Rolls-Royce spaceframe architecture All-wheel drive and all-wheel steering for unprecedented poise and surefootedness World first Planar suspension system significantly increases agility and effortlessness Equipped with hallmark 6.75-litre twin-turbo V12 engine, delivering 571PS and 850nm For effortless egress, doors now electrically open as well as close Interior components tuned to specific resonant frequency to create a sense of serenity Down lit Pantheon grille discreetly illuminates Rolls-Royce iconography Illuminated Fascia debuts featuring Ghost nameplate surrounded by more than 850 stars Photo - https://mma.prnasia.com/media2/1247008/rolls_royce_ghost.jpg?p=medium600
Dan Galves Appointed Vice President, Investor Relations At Fisker Inc.
LOS ANGELES, Aug. 31, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Fisker Inc. – designer and manufacturer of the world's most emotion-stirring, eco-friendly electric vehicles and advanced mobility solutions – today announced the appointment of Dan Galves as vice president, investor relations, effective Sept. 1. "Dan brings a wealth of experience to Fisker Inc. and will be integral to communicating the company's revolutionary business model to the financial markets. As we challenge conventional thinking across every area of the automotive industry, Dan understands our vision and will be part of the management team to help realize it," said Henrik Fisker, chairman and CEO of Fisker Inc. Commenting on his appointment at Fisker Inc., Dan said: "Automotive consumers are increasingly realizing that they can have it all: compelling performance, cutting-edge user experience, environmental sustainability and flexible ownership models. I believe that Fisker has the right business model to provide the product experience that today's (and tomorrow's) consumer will value…and the capability to execute that vision. I'm thrilled to be joining to support the company's exciting path." Dan has spent 11 years interacting with industrial and tech-focused investors as a research analyst, with particular expertise in vehicle electrification and automation. He joins from Wolfe Research, where he covered the automotive technology sector and co-led Wolfe's automotive research team (ranked No. 1 by Institutional Investor Magazine in 2019). His analyst career also includes stints at Deutsche Bank and Credit Suisse from 2007-2016. Prior to joining Wolfe Research in August 2018, Dan was the director of autonomous driving communications at Intel Corp., following their acquisition of Mobileye, where he was the primary point of contact for investors and media as chief communications officer from May 2016. For investor-related questions, please email Investors@GoDRIVEN360.com – and for media interview inquiries, contact Fisker@GoDRIVEN360.com. About Fisker Inc. California-based Fisker Inc. is revolutionizing the automotive industry by developing the most emotionally desirable and eco-friendly electric vehicles on Earth. Passionately driven by a vision of a clean future for all, the company is on a mission to become the No. 1 e-mobility service provider with the world's most sustainable vehicles. To learn more, visit www.FiskerInc.com – and enjoy exclusive content across Fisker's social media channels: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn. Download the revolutionary new Fisker mobile app from the App Store or Google Play store. Logo - https://mma.prnasia.com/media2/626128/Fisker_Inc_Logo.jpg?p=medium600 Related Links :http://www.fiskerinc.com
Hyundai and BTS Launch Hyundai's Dedicated EV Brand IONIQ song "IONIQ: I'm On It"
Hyundai and BTS collaborate on music for the first time The new brand music is available for free download starting, 31st Aug. on the Hyundai Worldwide website (https://www.hyundai.com/worldwide/en), and the music video will premiere on Hyundai's official YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/user/hyundaiworldwide) on 2nd Sep. The song gives voice in line with IONIQ's goal of providing eco-friendly individualized electric mobility by showing the experiences of BTS members Embodying the company's smart mobility vision, IONIQ aims to offer connected lifestyle experiences with plans to launch three innovative EVs over the next three years The limited-edition music player shaped like a cassette tape will be given to the winners of an online event on Hyundai's social media channels SEOUL, South Korea, Aug. 31, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Hyundai Motor Company and Global superstars BTS are releasing a new song, "IONIQ: I'm On It," as a following event to Hyundai Motor's launch campaign of its new dedicated EV brand "IONIQ in charge of turning the world". BTS' first music project with Hyundai will be available for free download on the brand's website at 7:00 PM (KST) on Aug. 31st. The music video will premiere on the company's official worldwide YouTube channel (@HyundaiWorldwide) at 11:00 AM (KST), Sep. 2nd. Hyundai and BTS Launch Hyundai’s Dedicated EV Brand IONIQ song “IONIQ: I’m On It” The brand song "IONIQ: I'm On It" gives voice in line with IONIQ's goal to offer customer centric EV experiences centered on connected lifestyle solutions. The song's lyrics—sung and rapped by BTS's RM, Jin, SUGA, j-hope, Jimin, V, and Jung Kook—express feelings of discovery, curiosity, hope, creativity, and inspiration for the future, affirmed by the refrain 'IONIQ takes me there.' The music video will feature the Hyundai's latest concept EV Prophecy unveiled in March. As Hyundai Motor's new dedicated EV brand, IONIQ reinforces the company's commitment to clean mobility and reflects its ongoing transformation as a Smart Mobility Solution Provider. IONIQ aims to offer customer centric EV experiences centered on connected lifestyle solutions in line with Hyundai's vision of 'Progress for Humanity'. Under IONIQ, Hyundai Motor plans to introduce three new dedicated EV models over the next four years with more innovative models to follow, including IONIQ 5, a mid-sized CUV, IONIQ 6, a sedan, and IONIQ 7, a large SUV. "I hope Hyundai and BTS's new collaboration song encourages the band's global fan base as well as our customers to draw their attention to Hyundai's vision for clean mobility, which is being realized through the new IONIQ EV brand," said Wonhong Cho, Executive Vice President and Global Chief Marketing Officier at Hyundai Motor Company. Global CMO, Wonhong Cho added: "Hyundai Motor and BTS have continued to collaborate to spread the value of the positive energy they pursue together beyond advertising specific vehicle. The new IONIQ lineup is Hyundai Motor's answer to environmental problems and sustainable global communities that Millennials and Gen-Z generations are concerned about, and we will show the substance through the acceleration of the EV vision for future." he said. "We will communicate the customer centric EV experiences that IONIQ brand will bring, sincerely to many fans and customers around the world through the brand music. Fans who want to further celebrate IONIQ with BTS can participate in an online event for a chance to win a limited-edition cassette tape-shaped music player. The music player contains two tracks – "IONIQ: I'm On It" and individual messages from each member of the band. Hyundai worldwide: (https://www.hyundai.com/worldwide/en)Lifestyle Instagram: (https://www.instagram.com/hyundai.lifestyle/)Twitter: (https://twitter.com/Hyundai_Global) Photo - https://photos.prnasia.com/prnh/20200828/2902195-1?lang=0
HARTING Technology Group has been shaping the future for 75 years
Innovative products and solutions for Industry 4.0ESPELKAMP, Germany, Aug. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- For 75 years now, the HARTING Technology Group has been driving technological change. The vision formulated in 1996 by the owner family "We want to shape the future with technologies for people" remains the guiding star of our entrepreneurial activities. September 1 marks the 75th anniversary of the founding day of the family company. The manufacturer of everyday products such as waffle irons and irons has evolved into a worldwide leading supplier of industrial connection technology for the three lifelines of data, signal and power, a global player fielding innovative products and solutions focusing on Industry 4.0 and digitization. - Cross reference: Picture is available at AP Images (http://www.apimages.com) - Wilhelm and Marie Harting opened the "Wilhelm Harting Mechanical Workshops" on September 1, 1945, in a repair workshop covering a good 100 square meters in Minden. From 1950 onwards, the company gradually moved to the neighbouring town Espelkamp. This was the period in which the success story of the Han® connector commenced. The Han® (HARTING standard), patented in 1956 and a registered trademark since 1957, became the standard, the epitome of the industrial connector. Thanks to the Han-Modular® series, customers are able to achieve optimal design solutions for the supply of machines, systems and plants. In October 2015, Dietmar Harting, son of Marie and Wilhelm Harting, handed over the reins as Chairman of the Board to his son Philip. Today, Philip Harting and his sister Maresa Harting-Hertz work closely with their parents Margrit and Dietmar Harting on the Board. The body includes three managers from outside the family. Contact: HARTING Stiftung & Co. KGDetlef SieverdingbeckGeneral ManagerCorporate Communications & Branding (CCB) Marienwerderstr. 332339 Espelkamp Tel.: 05772 47-244Fax: 05772 47-400Detlef.Sieverdingbeck@HARTING.com More information at www.HARTING.com Related Links :http://www.harting.com/
Vehicle Displays & Interfaces Virtual Technical Symposium & Expo to Provide a First Look at the Future of the Vehicle-to-Human Interface
Society for Information Display (SID) Metropolitan Detroit Chapter Annual Meeting Sidelined by Pandemic to Now Take Place for a Global Engineering Virtual Only Audience October 14-15, 2020 and On Demand Until February 15, 2021 DETROIT, Aug. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Metropolitan Detroit Chapter of the Society for Information Display (SID) is pleased to announce the 27th Annual Vehicle Displays & Interfaces Symposium & Expo will take place in a virtual-only format Wednesday and Thursday October 14-15, 2020, for the benefit of multi-disciplined and multi-international OEM teams and specialists composed of designers, engineers, scientists, technologists, researchers, and system integrators of land, air, sea, and space vehicle displays. The SID Metropolitan Detroit Chapter recognizes that in the high-tech 4th Industrial Revolution a strong technical understanding of new and emerging Display 3.0 technologies is essential to the global success of engineers, display specialists and executives who design, manufacture, sell and buy vehicle displays, display components, services, and products that integrate display and visual information technology into vehicles. In the 2020-decade, the rapid evolution and divergence of visual information technologies continues on pace to connect humankind with their land, air, sea and space vehicles, and their vehicles to them. "This year's technical program underscores how the future of electronic vehicle displays resides in the confluence of new and emerging sciences, materials, form factors and technological advances in hardware, software, sensors, systems, components and applications." – Silviu Pala, SID Symposium Chair The two-day Vehicle Displays & Interfaces October event gives registrants an opportunity for in-depth learning and valuable insights from keynote and back-to-back technical presentations from globally recognized scientists, tech visionaries, thought leaders and researchers presenting leading-edge science and R&D, with leading value-add suppliers providing solutions to global supply chains from pandemic disruption. Registrants can conduct online Q&A with speakers in 'chat,' as well as move projects forward by arranging real-time 'private chat' sessions with expert exhibitor technical staff. The 2020 online technical program features distinguished speaker presentations from the global display, HMI, vehicle systems, photonics, academic and vehicle OEM communities. Peer-reviewed papers provide in-depth knowledge and insights on the latest scientific advances, most recent breakthroughs, and potentially revolutionary applications. TECHNICAL PROGRAM SEGMENTS, TOPICS AND SPEAKERS FROM US, ASIA, EUROPE Displays and HMI Systems: Reflection Properties of AR Coated Flat and AG Glass SurfacesDave McLean, MAC Thin Films, Santa Rosa, CA, US IOT Intelligent Display TechnologyLingling Zhang, Tianma, Shanghai, China Display Module with Integrated Driver of Multi-screenLiang Zhou, Tianma, Shanghai, China High Precision Optical Bonding for Free-form and Curved DisplaysGino Mariani, Henkel Surface Technologies, Madison Heights, MI, US Head-Up Displays: Diffusive Microlens Array for Head-Up Display ApplicationsJerry Wu, Dexerials Corporation, Tagajo-shi, Japan Human Perception Studies of Head-Up Display GhostingSteve Pankratz, 3M Display Materials and Systems Division, St. Paul, MN, US Computational Holographic Displays for 3D AR HUD Using Free-Form OpticsHakan Urey, CY Vision, San Jose, CA, US Holographic Optical Elements and Projector Design Considerations for Automotive Windshield DisplaysMichael Firth, CERES Holographics, St. Andrews, Scotland, UK Tutorial:Drs. Kai-Han Chang and Thomas Seder from GM R&D will deliver a presentation entitled 'Holography and Its Automotive Applications: A Tutorial' Display Metrology: Understanding and Achieving Reproducible Sparkle Measurements for an Automotive SpecificationIngo Rotscholl, TechnoTeam Bildverarbeitung GmbH, Ilmenau, Germany Measuring MicroLEDs for Color Non-Uniformity CorrectionMike Naldrett, ELDIM, Radiant Vision Systems LLC, Redmond, Washington, US New Display Solutions: Supervising (Automotive) Displays for Safe Visualization of Camera Video Benjamin Axmann, Mercedes-Benz Cars Group Research, Future Technologies, Boeblingen, Germany Customized Local Dimming Algorithm and BLU for Automotive Application towards Low Power Consumption and High Visual QualityMaxim Schmidt, Institute of Microelectronics, Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany Automotive Smart Surfaces: Conformable HDR Displays and Smart Windows to Activate Almost Any SurfacePaul Cain, FlexEnable, Cambridge, UK The Functional Safety Designs of Vehicle Display Driver ICsCheng-Chih Deno, Himax, Hsinchu City, Taiwan Automotive Dual Cell microZone™LCD Development Paul Weindorf, Visteon Corporation, Van Buren TWP, MI, US A Low-power Transflective TFT-LCD Based on IGZO TFTLou Tenggang, Tianma Micro-Electronics Group, Shanghai, China A Micro LED Device With 0mm BorderTengGang Lou, Tianma Micro-Electronics Group, Shanghai, China Enabling Features of VueReal MicroLED Technology for Automotive ApplicationsRexa Chaji, VueReal Inc, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada New Challenges and Testing Solutions for Flexible Vehicle Displays & InterfacesEisuke Tsuyuzaki, Bayflex Solutions, Alameda, CA, US New Material Solutions for Automotive Displays. Interfaces and Applications Eisuke Tsuyuzaki, Bayflex Solutions, Alameda, CA, US An Alternative to OLED with Full-array Local Dimming in Automotive Displays Logan Cummins, Texas Instruments, Dallas, TX, US Post-Event On Demand Viewing: Registrants can view symposium presentations and virtual exhibitor booth content and videos anyplace, anytime, any time zone on demand until February 15, 2021. Links:To review the symposium program and exhibitor list, go to www.VehicleDisplay.org. To register, go to www.VehicleDisplay.org. To secure a virtual exhibitor booth or sponsorship opportunity contact Joe Nemchek at jnemchek.@pcm411, or call (203) 502-8338. About SID Vehicle Displays & Interfaces Detroit Symposium & Expo: The SID Vehicle Displays & Interfaces Symposium & Expo Detroit is presented by the Metro-Detroit Chapter of SID (Society for Information Display) www.SID.org. SID is the only professional society focused on the advancement of electronic display and visual information technologies. By exclusively focusing on the advancement of electronic display and visual information technologies, SID provides a unique platform for industry collaboration, communication and training in all related technologies while showcasing the industry's best new products. The organization's members are professionals in the technical and business disciplines that relate to display research, design, manufacturing, applications, marketing and sales.
Renren Announces Initiation of Legal Proceedings by Kaixin
BEIJING, China, Aug. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Renren Inc. (NYSE: RENN) ("Renren" or the "Company"), which operates a leading premium used auto business in China through its subsidiary Kaixin Auto Holdings (NASDAQ: KXIN) ("Kaixin") as well as several U.S.-based SaaS businesses, today announced that Kaixin had recently initiated legal proceedings against non-controlling shareholders of three of its dealerships due to disputes over operating issues. These three dealerships accounted for a majority of Kaixin's revenues in 2019. In addition, the COVID-19 pandemic has a material adverse impact on Kaixin's used-car dealership business and Kaixin has experienced a significant loss of revenues. To resolve these serious challenges to its operations, Kaixin has been reexamining the business model and has decided to put a halt to its used-car dealership business operations. As a result, Kaixin expects that its revenues in the second quarter in 2020 will be significantly lower than the revenues in the prior periods and it may not have meaningful revenues starting from the third quarter of 2020. Kaixin generated 95.7% of Renren's revenues in 2019. About Renren Inc. Renren Inc. (NYSE: RENN) operates a leading premium used auto business in China through its subsidiary Kaixin Auto Holdings (NASDAQ: KXIN) as well as several US-based SaaS business. Renren's ADSs, each currently representing forty-five (45) Class A ordinary shares of the Company, are traded on NYSE under the symbol "RENN". Safe Harbor Statement This announcement contains forward-looking statements. These statements are made under the "safe harbor" provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as "will," "expects," "anticipates," "future," "intends," "plans," "believes," "estimates" and similar statements. Renren may also make written or oral forward-looking statements in its filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"), in its annual report to shareholders, in press releases and other written materials and in oral statements made by its officers, directors or employees to third parties. Statements that are not historical facts, including statements about Renren's beliefs and expectations, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties. Further information regarding these and other risks is included in our annual report on Form 20-F, the 6-K referred to above and other documents filed with the SEC. All information provided in this press release is as of the date of this press release, and Renren does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement, except as required under applicable law. For more information, please contact: Investor Relations Renren Inc.Tel: (86 10) 8448 1818 ext. 1300Email: email@example.com Related Links :http://www.renren.com
Guotai Junan International Joined NIO and CATL to Boost Innovation of New Energy Vehicle Battery
SHANGHAI, Aug. 26 ,2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Guotai Junan International Holdings Limited ("Guotai Junan International", together with its subsidiaries as the "Group" or the "GTJAI", stock code:1788.HK) announced that the Group will join hands with NIO Inc. ("NIO"), Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Limited ("CATL") and Hubei Science Technology Investment Group Co., Ltd., ("HBSTI") to collaboratively boost the innovation and development of New Energy Vehicle Battery, proactively responding to the national policy of supporting real economy by finance. Meanwhile, the companies will support Wuhan Weineng Battery Asset Co., Ltd ("Weineng"), dedicating to jointly promoting the development of "Car-and-Battery Separation" in the new energy vehicle industry and supporting Weineng to launch BaaS (Battery as a Service) products. As a first-round participant of the project, GTJAI said: "New energy vehicle industry's development is greatly supported by the government's major policies. As the proportion of the new energy vehicle models with separate car and battery increases, Weineng will face an ocean of opportunities in the future. In recent years, the Group has been actively reviewing its development strategy in which better and stronger foundations were required for further breakthrough and development. The Group is expecting to provide more diversified products for its clients through active engagement in quality and exceptional projects with potential, and boost the development of corporate finance and wealth management business and synergy between business lines over the mid-to-long-term. Wuhan Weineng Battery Asset Co., Ltd. is a battery asset management company based on the development of "Battery Replacement" and "Car-and-Battery Separation" business model. Relying on the NIO brand, Weineng is planning to expand its business to all electrical vehicle brands. Battery as a Service (BaaS) provides a comprehensive service including car-and-battery separation, battery rental, as well as other rechargeable, exchangeable and upgradeable services. It is a breakthrough innovation in terms of technology and business model, in which users do not need to purchase battery packs when purchasing a car, but to choose rental battery packs of different capacities by paying monthly service fees, according to their actual needs. BaaS users can also enjoy battery replacement services and flexible battery upgrade services just as battery-purchasing users.
TUV Rheinland: Certification in Spite of Coronavirus Pandemic - Quality Management in the Automotive Industry
Close consultation with auditing companies required for corporate auditsCOLOGNE, Germany, Aug. 26, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The standards and regulations body has made arrangements to respond to the changed conditions as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. It has focused its attentions on the following questions: Under what conditions can corporate audits and certifications take place? How is it possible to minimize personal contact between the auditor and the employees of the company and make interactions safe? Companies in the automotive industry whose quality management systems have been IATF 16949-certified are also pondering the same questions. In light of the coronavirus pandemic, a different set of rules than normal currently apply to companies with an IATF 16949 certificate to ensure that they can maintain their certification irrespective of any potential COVID-19 restrictions. In its revision document dated July 17, 2020, the International Automotive Task Force (IATF) has provided further clarification on the conditions and rules enabling company audits to take place in spite of the coronavirus pandemic. The new rules primarily concern timing requirements as to when companies can arrange for obligatory surveillance and recertification audits to be performed. IATF extended the validity of all certificates issued before March 27, 2020, by six months as a global measure. IATF is also permitting special monitoring specifically for companies that are affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. IATF 16949 Relies on Extensions and Monitoring Due to the coronavirus pandemic, for some ISO standards, remote audits can be conducted instead of on-site audits under certain circumstances. "On the other hand, the IATF 16949 standard is increasingly prescribing extended deadlines and risk assessments based on monitoring," explains Daniela Huch, Automotive Industry Quality Management Expert at TUV Rheinland. This gives companies extra time if they need to arrange an annual surveillance audit during their certification cycle. This means that, due to the coronavirus pandemic, a company whose surveillance audit would have been due on or before April 1 will be granted two 90-day extensions. During the second 90-day extension, the certificate is suspended but still valid. Monitoring Requirements and Procedure Within the total extension period of 180 days, companies can arrange for a regular surveillance audit to be performed by their inspection companies or instead make a monitoring request. Monitoring is a form of risk analysis with fixed criteria, and is performed remotely rather than on-site. However, this analysis is tied to certain conditions: The company must currently produce automotive parts or products for customers, and its business must be affected by the COVID-19 pandemic such that it would not be possible to conduct an on-site audit. Monitoring can take place no earlier than 30 days prior to the end of the 180-day extension period and no later than 60 days after this period. It takes at least one day to complete, and more time may be requested depending on the size of the company. Monitoring is now being used as an alternative to the regular annual surveillance audit. Companies having to arrange a recertification audit after a period of three years are not eligible for monitoring. They will be granted a six-month extension instead. This only applies to companies where an on-site audit would not be possible due to COVID-19. "TUV Rheinland is ready to conduct monitoring. But so far, many automotive companies are opting to have their surveillance audits completed by the due date or, where possible, within the first 90-day extension period but no later than within the second 90-day extension period. They are still not taking advantage of monitoring at the moment," Daniela Huch has observed. TUV Rheinland has developed special guidelines on how to conduct corporate audits while taking maximum safety precautions to ensure that it is able to perform surveillance audits, including on-site inspections, smoothly and safely. Protecting customers and employees is the top priority. "But close communication between TUV Rheinland and the company being audited is just as important. Good organization and clear arrangements also help to minimize risk," sums up Daniela Huch.