Fords Inspires US to #FinishStrong

Ford Motor company hopes that soon we will be what we were, “Touching, hugging, loving, living,” with the hastag #FinishStrong. Some highlights in the commercial posted on YouTube include delivery of paper towels and a voice over by Brian Cranston. Ford is instrumental in producing PPE, 20 million face shields, 55 million masks, 50,000 ventilators, …

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Rapid Antigen Mobile Covid-19 Testing Coming to New York City: Bronx & Staten Island

As COVID-19 cases increase this holiday season, the NYC Test & Trace Corps announced the launch of rapid testing on mobile units to reach more communities in need of testing at no cost. The partnership with Rapid Reliable Testing (RRT), a subsidiary of Ambulnz, is introducing rapid antigen testing in two mobile testing units, with …

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So You Think Robots Can’t Dance?

They say some people can’t dance–what about robots and dogbots?  Don’t expect any shimmies or twerking but there are some ni—-ice, jumps, running man, snake necking, side taps a high kicks  and smooth disco high five arming. The Twist loses something in the translation the hips move put not the toes. However on the stiff …

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NHTSA Proposes Rental Car Adaptations for People with Disabilities + Rear Transporters

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) today proposed a rule to expand mobility for people with disabilities.  This supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking would allow two new modifications for adaptive equipment. “This rule will make it easier for individuals with disabilities to achieve greater mobility and freedom in their lives,” …

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Video Shows Stopping a Red Lights Prevents Crashes

Verra Mobility  – a global leader in smart transportation – released videos of 2020’s worst red-light runners today. The alarming footage shows collisions captured by red-light safety cameras in communities across the country; and in a year filled with distractions, shows that these crashes continue to present a threat, even with fewer people on the …

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Drivers Concerned About Pandemic, DUI & Other Risky Business

The Traffic Injury Research Foundation USA, Inc. (TIRF USA), in partnership with TIRF in Canada and with sponsorship from the Anheuser-Busch Foundation, released the sixth annual Road Safety Monitor (RSM) on alcohol-impaired driving. The survey takes the pulse of the nation regarding the alcohol-impaired driving issue by means of an online survey of a random, representative …

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Hands-Free Mobile Robot Charging V2X from Volkswagen

Volkswagen Group Components gives the first glimpse of the prototypes of its mobile charging robot. This is one of the visionary charging concepts that Volkswagen hopes will expand the charging infrastructure over the next few years. Its task: fully autonomous charging of vehicles in restricted parking areas, like underground garages. “A ubiquitous charging infrastructure is, …

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Connected Car News: In connected car news are Ford, Nissan, Daimler, PSA, FCA, LG, Magna, VW, Daimler, Infosys & ROKit

In connected car news are Ford, Nissan, Daimler, PSA, FCA, LG, Magna, Volkswagen, Camping World, Daimler, Infosyss and ROKit. UBI for Ford/Lincoln Ford is teaming up with insurance carriers across the U.S. to help customers save money on premiums based on driver behavior, utilizing its built-in connectivity technology on eligible vehicles. In addition, Ford Insure …

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Autonomous & Self-driving Vehicle News: Velodyne, AVCC & Toyota

In autonomous and self-driving vehicle news along with Nuro’s new permit, are Velodyne, AVCC and Toyota. Velodyne Supplies Alpha Prime for Motional Velodyne Lidar, Inc. today announced a multi-year sales agreement for Alpha Prime™ sensors with Motional, a global driverless technology leader. Velodyne will be the exclusive provider of long-range, surround view lidar sensors for Motional’s SAE Level …

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