MotorWeek’s Season 38 captures cultural shifts, car reviews and unconventional views on traditional car ownership

OWINGS MILLS, MD, Aug. 16, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — MotorWeek, television’s original and longest-running automotive magazine series, pulls into season 38 with an eye on cultural and lifestyle shifts and their impact on the automotive industry. Host John Davis and the MotorWeek team invite viewers on the ride to experience all that’s new for the 2019 model year, when driver convenience means more than a custom ride and “sharing” extends beyond the road. MotorWeek premieres on public television stations across the country beginning Saturday, September 8 (check local PBS listings)….

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Adesto Demonstrates Resistive RAM Technology Targeting High-Reliability Applications such as Automotive

Session at ESSCIRC-ESSDERC to highlight recent innovations in Adesto’s CBRAM® Technology SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 16, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Adesto Technologies (NASDAQ:IOTS), a leading provider of innovative application-specific semiconductors for the IoT era, announced it will present new research showing the significant potential for Resistive RAM (RRAM) technology in high-reliability applications such as automotive. Adesto Fellow Dr. John Jameson, who led the research team, will share the results at the ESSCIRC-ESSDERC 48th European Solid-State Device Research Conference, being held in Germany on September 4th, 2018. RRAM has great potential…

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NGMN Alliance backs C-V2X technology for the Connected Car Eco-System

Two-year research project by members already providing cellular connectivity to over 30 million vehicles leads to ground-breaking White Paper recommendations Frankfurt, GERMANY, July 31, 2018 – The Next Generation Mobile Networks (NGMN) Alliance – which drives and guides the development of all future mobile broadband technology with a focus on 5G – today published its V2X (cellular vehicle to everything) White Paper containing the findings of two years of work by a task force of best in class industry specialists from across the world. Key conclusions from the NGMN include:…

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ADLV Urges Fleet Managers To Increase Online Licence Check Frequency For High Risk Drivers

Citing recent road safety figures, the Association for Driving Licence Verification (www.ADLV.co.uk) is urging fleets to increase the frequency of driving licence checks on high risk drivers. According to new ADLV recommendations, monthly checks should be carried out on drivers with more than nine points as a matter of best-practise. The recommendations seek to build on guidelines by the Freight Transport Association and FORS (Fleet Operators Recognition Scheme) which both recommend drivers should be checked at least bi-annually as a matter of course. However, according to the ADLV, as a…

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“Deploy a smart-charging system or face a total collapse of consumer confidence in EVs,” says Off Grid Energy CEO

The company’s UBESS (Universal Battery Energy Storage) systems have been deployed by UPS at its Camden depot, officially launching today Rugby, UK, 19 June 2018 – With the power demand from charging electric vehicles too great for the already buckling London power grid, Danny Jones, Founder and CEO of Off Grid Energy – a leading energy technology company – today stressed the importance of battery storage and smart charging systems as the take up in EVs increases exponentially. Earlier this year, UPS – in conjunction with UK Power Networks Services-…

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Mercedes Benz-Daimler, Groupe Renault and Nissan Motor Corporation discuss their e-mobility strategies and the move towards electric vehicles

Regarded as a leader for innovation in mobility, Daimler’s battery research and development expert, Benedikt Friess, will share battery development and Daimler’s e-mobility strategy at Argus Batteries in Automotives, which is being held on 18-19 September in Wiesbaden, Germany. The live on-stage interview will explore Daimler’s focus on the drive towards e-mobility. Benedikt will also examine current challenges in finding the optimal balance between energy density, operational stability and cost-efficiency for batteries and will discuss how this fits in with Daimler’s strategy for reducing battery cost. The latest developments in…

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CMS Launches Futureproof Motor Insurance Software Solution

Delivers 10-Point Operating Ratio Improvement, Helps Mitigate Risk & Boost Bottom Line [9 May 2018] Collision Management Systems (CMS) is launching a new data aggregation solution for commercial and personal motor insurers that allows them to access data from multiple retrofit or embedded third party telematics systems in order to reduce claims frequency and severity. Proven to deliver up to a 10-point combined operating ratio improvement, it enables insurance carriers to access telematics data to make better decisions, enhance services and improve bottom line. Unlike other solutions on the market,…

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GDPR and the DVLA changes – a look at what fleets need to do to ensure full compliance

The past week has been a landmark in the changes to how employee licence checks are carried out in the fleet industry. With GDPR fast approaching the DVLA have now announced that the driving licence consent form (formerly known as the D796) has to be changed to fall in line with the new data protection legislation. As of 25/05/2018 the DVLA consent form for checking licences will be changed and this has given rise to a lot of questions and speculation around the changes. As licence checks form an integral…

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Preliminary Attendee List Released for Future Armoured Vehicles Central and Eastern Europe Conference 2018

SMi Reports: Registration for the Future Armoured Vehicles Central and Eastern Europe conference closes in just over 4 weeks. SMi Group’s fourth annual Future Armoured Vehicles Central and Eastern Europe conference will commence in Prague, Czech Republic on 21st and 22nd May 2018. The event has already attracted a global audience of procurement and armoured vehicle experts from the military, research and industry. Nations attending include: Austria, United Kingdom, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, USA, Italy, France, Finland, Israel, Canada and more. With…

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GDPR Compliance Rules Require Over 2 Million Fleet Drivers To Revalidate Driving Licence Data Consent

GDPR based changes announced by the DVLA, this month, mean that over 2 million drivers will be required to grant new driving licence data permission to their fleet operator. Only by complying with the new rules, which come into effect 25th August 2018, will fleet drivers be properly checked. The new GDPR regulation will apply to all private and public sector organisations processing Personal Data and receiving driver information from the DVLA. Employers and fleet managers, who are legally obliged to check a drivers’ entitlement to drive, will be under…

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