News Article | April 26, 2017
Major Exhibiting Themes--Intelligent & Electrified--are among focuses of these new technologies TAIPEI, Taiwan, April 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- One highlight in the 2017 TAIPEI AMPA / AutoTronics Taipei, the largest auto-parts show in Taiwan and a leading one of its kind in Asia, held from April 19-22, 2017 in Taipei, is the eye-catching technology R&D achievements showcased by Taiwan Automotive Research Consortium (TARC). This year, the major exhibiting themes of the "TARC Pavilion", a 20-booth special zone located at L0618, 4F, Nangang Exhibition Center, are "Intelligent & Electrified". The opening ceremony of the TARC Pavilion in the 2017 TAIPEI AMPA/AutoTronics Taipei show was attended by many VIPs, including this year’s host Joe Huang (fifth from right), TARC committee chairman and president of ARTC. (photo from TARC) TARC, the most-important automotive-technology R&D platform in Taiwan, exhibited a total of 21 new technologies/products; plus the "Experiencing Autonomous Technology" reality demo, in the annual show. The "Experiencing Autonomous Technology" lets the general public on-site experience an autonomous vehicle equipped with homegrown ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance System) technologies onboard passing through 10 automated-driving circumstances. The Experiencing activity is hosted at the Nangang Exhibition Center MRT Station Exit, next to the show venue, during the full show period. The 10 ADAS technologies demonstrated is an clear indicator of the last mile before Taiwan's mature capability in autonomous vehicle to be put on-road. Eye-catching Exhibits to Draw Int'l Attentions Statistics compiled by market research firm IHS showed that there will be a boom for autonomous vehicles in the period between 2025 and 2035, when annual global sales of such vehicles are forecasted to top some 21 million units. TARC well-planned this year's exhibiting themes, Intelligent & Electrified, for the TARC Pavilion, anticipating showcasing the "21+1" latest R&D achievements developed by consortium members, including Automotive Research and Testing Center (ARTC), Metal Industries Research & Development Centre (MIRDC), Mechanical and System Research Laboratories (MSL) of Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), Material and Chemical Research Laboratories (MCL) of ITRI, the National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology (NCSIST), and their private-company partners. Among these advanced technologies and products, several highlights draw intensive attentions from international visitors, such as the Vision Based Forward Object Detection System; Cooperative Vehicle Positioning System; Driver Simulator; Long-distance Floating Multi-screen HUD; Belt Starter Generator; Demonstration of Practical Operation of Cloud Real-Time Management Technology to Electric Vehicles; Lightweight Modular Vehicle Frame etc. In addition, the heavy-weight experiencing activity organized by ARTC is the first of its kind in Taiwan, letting the general public practically experience various homegrown ADAS technologies on an evolutionary-version autonomous vehicle. TARC's Vital Role Joe Huang, TARC's committee chairman and president of ARTC, notes that in conjunction with the rapid development and advancement of sensor fusion, deep neural networks for image recognition, connected vehicle etc. technologies, various electronics and assist systems are counting for an increasing higher share in a vehicle's overall cost. Through the support from the Technology Development Program of Department of Industrial Technology (DoIT), Ministry of Economic Affairs, Huang continued, TARC has been devoting into promoting Taiwan's vehicle-industry development and upgrading. The automotive-technology R&D platform, he adds, has also been continuously integrating available resources in the government, academia, research institutes, and industry to promote related technology advancement; as well as striving to help local companies grab more lucrative business opportunities in the international market through technical/technological transfer (to private makers) and TARC's global connections to the industry. Huang stresses that he welcomes all global visitors to pay a visit to the TARC Pavilion for witnessing latest, heavy-weight R&D achievements developed by the industry alliance. Must-see R&D Achievements at TARC Pavilion At the TARC Pavilion, international visitors are invited to witness the latest intelligent and electrified technologies, including several highlighted exhibits below: "Experiencing Autonomous Technology" "Experiencing Autonomous Technology" is not a single exhibit, but a reality demo of Taiwan's ongoing development of various autonomous-driving technologies. Sitting on an electric golf cart running at the demo ground, you can experience 10 circumstances of an autonomous vehicle, including: auto picking, lane following, intelligent human-machine interface, mobile-phone wireless charging, pedestrian detecting & autonomous emergency braking, lane changing, traffic-sign detecting, object detecting, auto parking and EV wireless charging. Vision Based Forward Object Detection System The vision (camera)-based Forward Object Detection System real-time detects front pedestrians, motorcycles and bicycles, other vehicles, and various types of obstacles etc. Cooperative Vehicle Positioning System A novel vehicle positioning system that integrates multiple positioning-enhancing systems to constitute the cooperative vehicle positioning technology, which can provide high-precision (within-30cm accuracy) and -- stability information of different sensors to meet requirements from autonomous vehicles. Driver Simulator The simulator builds up the needed test circumstances and scenes for ADAS, including vehicle physics model and simulated signals of related interfaces, simulated control algorithms and models etc.; effectively shortening development time by 30% to 50%, as well as reducing costs for vehicle makers, while upgrading product-design reliability. Long-distance Floating Multi-screen HUD With the core laser micro projection technology and the innovative long-distance floating light-path design, all traffic information can be projected in front of the car windshield 2 meters away, reducing the risk of driver's eye fatigue and distraction. The triple display of navigation map, AVM, and driving information can let the driver get all traffic information under the safeties condition. Belt Starter Generator (BSG) The BSG replaces the traditional engine alternator with an electric motor that serves as a generator and a starter motor; can simultaneously have the stop-start and power-assist functions and help cut 20% emission than traditional combustion-engine vehicles. Demonstration of Practical Operation Of Cloud Real-Time Management Technology to Electric Vehicles The technology is applied to real-time monitor in-operation medium- and low-speed EVs powered by used lithium batteries; indicating each in-operation EV's battery-pack healthiness, residual mileage, location, system conditions, accumulated mileage etc. Lightweight Modular Vehicle Frame The aluminum-alloy light-weight platform structure can effectively cut vehicle weight and extend cruise range by 15% or more. It also features modularized design, slip joint concept etc. advanced advantages, and can be applied to the development of various types of vehicles. All the above-mentioned exhibits in static or interactive demonstration, as well as many others, will be showcased under one roof once at the TARC Pavilion during the 2017 TAIPEI AMPA/AutoTronics Taipei show period. Don't miss the chance to experience the coming of autonomous vehicle technologies. 2017 TARC Achievement Showcase Video: https://youtu.be/ka7K1rS2Q5Y About Taiwan Automotive Research Consortium (TARC) To promote Taiwan's automotive industry development and strengthen international exchanges and cooperation, the Department of Industrial Technology (DoIT) of the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) urged four research institutes to establish the TARC in mid-2005. Currently, six members of the consortium are: Automotive Research and Testing Center (ARTC), Mechanical and System Research Laboratories (MSL) of Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), Material and Chemical Research Laboratories (MCL) of ITRI, Metal Industries Research & Development Centre (MIRDC), the National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology (NCSIST), and Hua-chuang Automobile Information Technical Center Co. Ltd. (HAITEC). The TARC aims to establish an integrated platform for automotive technological R&D; help the domestic industry to set up concurrent engineering design platform through international cooperation and technology transfer; and work with local universities to train personnel to set up a platform for innovative research. In recent years, the TARC has been integrating major industrial research institutes and technologies to develop EVs and key systems, as well as advanced automotive-electronic systems. CONTACT: ARTC Stone Su Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Quincy Liang Email: email@example.com To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/tarc-showcases-211-heavy-weight-autonomous--ev-rd-achievements-in-2017-taipei-ampaautotronics-taipei-show-300446052.html
News Article | May 9, 2017
Internet will be available starting on Friday, May 12 to all QLINE riders and within approximately 300 feet of each station. Rocket Fiber's newly developed fiber optic infrastructure and track-side radio system will deliver faster and more reliable internet that has virtually no capacity limitations, meaning the volume of passengers connected to the Wi-Fi on the cars will have little to no impact on the connection strength. The network is engineered to provide a highly reliable and continuous connected experience as the trains move from station to station. "Our client service is what really sets Rocket Fiber apart as a technology partner," said Mark Ansboury, VP of Infrastructure and the Rocket Fiber project lead for QLINE deployment. "We wanted to go beyond the everyday internet service provider and create a socially supportive initiative for the city of Detroit that also provides a complete networking solution for QLINE riders. As a home grown, dedicated Detroit technology partner, we are proud and excited to be a part of this historic project to bring mobility and connectivity to the city." Rocket Fiber's turn-key solution includes the design, build, operation and management of the network, including future maintenance and support, freeing the M-1 RAIL team to focus on their core business of providing transportation in Detroit. Rocket Fiber is retaining Nerds Xpress, a local minority contractor, to manage the LAN network at the Penske Technical Center. About Rocket Fiber Rocket Fiber is a Detroit-based internet service provider and technology partner, co-founded in 2014 by Marc Hudson, Edi Demaj and Randy Foster. Rocket Fiber is dedicated to advancing the internet experience for all with dependable, unrestrained connectivity and helpful, authentic client service. We focus on our commitment to provide out-of-this-world client care and service, while our technology delivers gigabit internet speeds up to 1000x faster than the average connection, transforming the way our clients create, collaborate and communicate. For more information, or to get Rocket Fiber service, visit www.rocketfiber.com. About M-1 RAIL M-1 RAIL owns and operates the QLINE, a 6.6-mile circulating streetcar loop serving 12 locations on Woodward Ave. from Downtown Detroit through Midtown, New Center and the North End. The QLINE is the first major transit project led and funded by private businesses and philanthropic organizations, in partnership with local, state and the federal government. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/rocket-fiber-to-provide-managed-network-services-for-qline-300454221.html
News Article | May 10, 2017
After nine months of construction time, staff moved in to the new Novi premises in Michigan a few weeks ago. The new Autoneum facility brings together research and development activities in the North American market with the management of Business Group North America. "Our new Technical Center here in Novi sets the stage to better meet regional customer and market requirements. This facility enables us to further extend our innovation leadership in a profitable way," underlined John Lenga. The Technical Center marks a significant expansion of the Company's development capabilities in North America. In addition to the development and adaptation of noise- and heat-reducing vehicle components for the North American market, vehicle predevelopment studies with customers will also be conducted. The Technical Center features state-of-the art laboratories and an expanded development space that gives Autoneum new capabilities for simulation and testing of components, production lines and processes. Integrating administration functions with the Technology Center will both intensify cooperation between development, purchasing and sales and ensure optimal use of synergy with the Competence Center for New Mobility established in early 2017 in Sunnyvale, California. The new facility encompasses more than 7,800 square meters (84,000 square feet), with an environment designed to promote innovation and collaboration among the 175 employees. Modern workplaces and meeting rooms equipped with the latest media technology facilitate efficient collaboration between the North America Headquarters, the Group Headquarters in Switzerland and the sites around the world. In North America, Autoneum operates eight production facilities in the USA (Aiken/SC, Bloomsburg/PA, Jeffersonville/IN, Oregon/OH, UGN: Jackson/TN, Monroe/OH, Somerset/KY, Valparaiso/IN), two in Canada (London/ON, Tillsonburg/ON) and three in Mexico (Hermosillo, San Luis Potosí, UGN: Silao) as well as two development centers (Novi/MI, Sunnyvale/CA). 4350 employees, 3650 of them in the USA, make sure that customers in North America benefit from lightweight and multifunctional components for acoustic and thermal management in vehicles. Autoneum customers in North America include all US OEMs as well as German and Japanese OEMs. Autoneum, with its headquarters in Winterthur, Switzerland, is the globally leading producer of vehicle acoustics and thermal management systems. The company develops and manufactures components, modules and complete systems for interior and engine bay as well as heatshields and underbody shields. Customers include leading automobile producers in the key markets of Europe, North America, South America and Asia. Autoneum is represented at around 50 locations in over 20 countries and employs more than 11,000 people worldwide, of whom about 5% are in Switzerland. The company is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (ticker symbol AUTN). For further information please contact: Investors and Financial Analysts Dr Martin Zwyssig CFO T +41-52-244-82-82 F +41-52-244-83-37 firstname.lastname@example.org Media Dr Anahid Rickmann Head Corporate Communications & Responsibility T +41-52-244-83-88 F +41-52-244-83-36 email@example.com
News Article | May 25, 2017
SINGAPORE, May 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- With over 20 years of experience in developing state of the art techonologies and technical know-how to design high performing eco-oriented products, Bridgestone is proud to unveil the new Passenger Radial ECOPIA EP300 Tyre. EP300 is positioned as next generation eco-tyre that offers low rolling resistance and superior wet grip performance while delivering an extended wear life. Through the innovative design concept and engineering solutions adopted, EP300 revolutionizes and redefines the concept of an eco-tyre by bringing it to the next level as embodied in its tagline "When You Want It All". Demanding Drivers that "Want it all" have now available in the market a product that will fully meet their expectations. Inherent in the ECOPIA family, EP300 is tested and proven to achieve significant fuel savings of up to 2 liters1 every full tank compared with conventional tyres. In tests comparing EP300 to previous ECOPIA generation2, the results demonstrate that the new techonologies and design concept adopted for EP300 help to achieve an improved fuel savings, while offering drivers additional travelling distance of up to 11.2 km3 per tank and a superior wet grip performance for a safer drive on wet asphalt. "Most drivers desire a way to achieve better fuel efficiency that translates into fuel savings. However, despite how careful drivers can be on the accelerator, if a vehicle is not equipped with the optimum eco-tyres, achieving good fuel efficiency and economy will be a challenge," commented Tai Kawasaki, Managing Director of Bridgesone Asia Pacific Technical Center. "With the new ECOPIA EP300, we aim to bring drivers the best possible return from their vehicles while allowing them to do their part for the environment, as lower rolling resistance brings reduced CO2 emissions." Fuel Efficiency EP300's low rolling resistance brings fuel efficiency to the next level. This contributes to daily fuel savings and less CO2 emissions, reducing the vehicle's environmental footprint. Compared to previous ECOPIA generation, EP300 offers even further savings by traveling up to an additional up to 11.2 km per full tank. Superior Wet Grip EP300 features enhanced NanoPro-Tech TM with a new polymer that provides enhanced wet grip due to an increased contact area that grips wet road surfaces with higher frictional force at the micro-level. In addition, the new tread pattern contributes to anti-hydroplaning performance, better handling and reduced noise. Long Lasting Deeper lug depth on the tyre shoulder is designed to strengthen durability and increase wear resistance. EP300 features new tread design to better control tyre deformation and provide long lasting tyre life through a uniform wear pattern. ¹ Figure shown is calculated based on the test results by TUV Rheinland Chassis Dynometer Test according to UNECE-R83 and UNECE-R101. Vehicle: Toyota Camry 2.0G, Tyre Product: Firestone TZ700 Tyre Size: 215/60R16, Inflation Pressure: 230 kpa, Drive Condition: Urban (City). Actual savings may vary based on driving, road conditions, load and proper tyre maintenance. ² Previous ECOPIA generation refers to ECOPIA EP200. ³ Figure shown is calculated based on the test results by TUV Rheinland Chassis Dynometer Test according to UNECE-R83 and UNECE-R101. Vehicle: Toyota Camry 2.0G, Tyre Product: ECOPIA EP200 Tyre Size: 215/60R16, Inflation Pressure: 230 kpa, Drive Condition: Urban (City). Actual additional travelling distance gained may vary based on driving, road condition, load and proper tyre maintenance. *All tests referred to in 1 & 3 were conducted using the same test driver. ECOPIA EP300 is available in 32 different sizes and will be available progressively in Asia Pacific markets soon. For more information, please visit your local Bridgestone dealers. In line with Bridgestone's refined global CSR commitment "Our Way to Serve", ECOPIA EP300 supports the Environment by reducing the emission of greenhouse gases. In addition, EP300 enhances the concept of Mobility by providing a more sustainable way to support the way people move, live, work and play. Bridgestone Corporation, headquartered in Tokyo, is the world's largest tyre and rubber company. In addition to tyres for use in a wide variety of applications, it also manufactures a broad range of diversified products, which include industrial rubber and chemical products and sporting goods. Its products are sold in over 150 nations and territories around the world. In the Asia Pacific region, Bridgestone locates its regional headquarters in Singapore, overseeing the operations of tyre production and sales facilities, as well as supplying its products across more than 25 over countries in the region. Bridgestone Asia Pacific plays a key role in facilitating this large and growing market as it contributes significantly to the entire Bridgestone Group.
News Article | May 23, 2017
Owens, who had been assistant vice president of sales for all Asian customers, joined Aisin in 2000 as manager of Engine Component Sales. He was later promoted a number of times to his current leadership position. Previously Owens was a sales manager with UGN, Inc., a Chicago-based manufacturer of automotive sound dampening products. Prior to his career in sales, Owens had several years of experience in automotive quality, manufacturing and production engineering. Owens, who studied Engineering in college, resides in New Hudson, Mich. Aisin World Corp. of America (AWA) is the North American sales center of the Aisin Group, a $31 billion company headed by Aisin Seiki Co., Ltd. with corporate offices in Kariya City, Aichi, Japan. Aisin Group is the world's seventh largest Tier One supplier of automotive components and systems, such as brakes, transmissions, navigation systems, drivetrain, chassis, body, engine-related parts, electronics and intelligent transportation systems. Aisin is the largest transmission manufacturer in the world. Aisin has 207 consolidated companies and employs nearly 100,000 people globally. In the Americas, Aisin Group companies include 13,500 employees, 35 manufacturing, and sales and R & D centers including Aisin Technical Center of America and FT-Techno of America, the company's 950-acre proving ground in Fowlerville, Mich. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/owens-named-vice-president-sales-at-aisin-300462197.html
News Article | May 29, 2017
UPES Dahradun is organizing a Design Conclave focusing on the growing impact of design in India on 2nd june 2017. Visit www.upes.ac.in for more details. --, an eminent institution that imparts design-oriented skills, is organising a Design Conclave in New Delhi. The event will be held on June 2nd, 2017 at Vivanta by Taj, from 10 AM to 5 PM. Attendance to the design conclave is by invitation only. To know more about the eventplease fill your details here http://www.upes.ac.in/events/2017/design-conclave/index.htmlplease fill your details here http://www.upes.ac.in/events/2017/design-conclave/index.htmlThe Design Conclave aims to showcase the growing impact of design in India, role of international collaborations for the sector, and the role and impact of Indian Government policy to support and promote its growth. The event will be attended by dignitaries from government institutions, design industry as well as the education sector. The agenda for discussions will largely revolve around how design education in India can become a valuable asset for our economy, and the need to nurture it through a proper channel and industry-specific programs.The conclave will act as a crucial source of information and foundation for further dialogue betweenthe corporate sector, design institutions, and various govt. stakeholders.The theme for the Design Conclave is 'Getting Ready for the Future'. It highlights that Design Thinking & Innovation practices are becoming vital for creative leaders of new generation in technology, business and education. Going forward, the success of an enterprise will largely depend on creativity, design and innovation. For this purpose, eminent speakers and panellists have been invited from the Indian & International design fraternity.The agenda for this notable event will revolve around the following areas:Design Education in IndiaRole of Design in Business GrowthLiberating Creativity Through EducationIdeation Exercise - Designing A Template for Public SpaceSteering CommitteeThe keynote speakers in the conclave are reputed names in the design industry coming from highly distinguished organizations.Anil Saini, Director (Design), General Motors Technical Center IndiaSudhir Sharma, Editor-in-Chief, Pool MagazineAnuj Prasad, Founder & CEO, Desmania Design Pvt. Ltd.Dr. Soumyajit Ghosal, Professor & Director, School of Design Studies, University of Petroleum & Energy StudiesUPES is a pioneer in domain specific education, targeting core sectors in India and Asia. Increasing demand for industry ready professionals has sparked the need for highly specific skillsets, which the UPES programs strive to fulfil. The 'School of Design Studies' at UPES is one such initiative aimed at training professionals for the emerging creative economy and design industry.Attendance to the design conclave is by invitation only. To know more about the event, please fill your details here http://www.upes.ac.in/ events/2017/ design-conclave/ index.html
News Article | May 9, 2017
LearnHowToBecome.org, a leading resource provider for higher education and career information, has released its list of the best colleges and universities in Ohio for 2017. 50 four-year schools were ranked, with Ursuline College, Xavier University, Ohio Northern University, Case Western Reserve University and John Carroll University coming in as the top five. Of the 29 two-year schools that also made the cut, Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, Belmont College, Sinclair College, Owens Community College and Columbus State Community College were in the top five. A complete list of schools is included below. “Earning a certificate or degree can be a major stepping stone for career development,” said Wes Ricketts, senior vice president of LearnHowToBecome.org. “These schools offer more than just educational opportunities, they represent Ohio’s best combination of education and employment resources that translate to strong post-college earnings for students.” To be included on the “Best Colleges in Ohio” list, institutions must be regionally accredited, not-for-profit schools. Each college is also ranked on metrics like the variety of degree programs offered, the number of employment and academic resources offered, financial aid availability, graduation rates and annual alumni earnings 10 years after entering college. Complete details on each college, their individual scores and the data and methodology used to determine the LearnHowToBecome.org “Best Colleges in Ohio” list, visit: http://www.learnhowtobecome.org/college/ohio/ Ohio’s Best Four-Year Colleges for 2017 include: Ashland University Baldwin Wallace University Bluffton University Bowling Green State University-Main Campus Capital University Case Western Reserve University Cedarville University Cleveland Institute of Art Cleveland State University Defiance College Denison University Franciscan University of Steubenville Franklin University Heidelberg University Hiram College John Carroll University Kent State University at Kent Kenyon College Lake Erie College Lourdes University Malone University Marietta College Miami University-Oxford Mount Saint Joseph University Mount Vernon Nazarene University Muskingum University Notre Dame College Oberlin College Ohio Dominican University Ohio Northern University Ohio State University-Main Campus Ohio State University-Mansfield Campus Ohio University-Main Campus Ohio Wesleyan University Otterbein University The College of Wooster The University of Findlay Union Institute & University University of Akron Main Campus University of Cincinnati-Main Campus University of Dayton University of Mount Union University of Toledo Ursuline College Walsh University Wilberforce University Wittenberg University Wright State University-Main Campus Xavier University Youngstown State University Ohio’s Best Two-Year Colleges for 2017 include: Belmont College Bowling Green State University-Firelands Central Ohio Technical College Choffin Career and Technical Center Cincinnati State Technical and Community College Clark State Community College Columbiana County Career and Technical Center Columbus State Community College Cuyahoga Community College Eastern Gateway Community College Edison State Community College Hocking College Lakeland Community College Lorain County Community College Marion Technical College North Central State College Northwest State Community College Ohio Institute of Allied Health Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute Owens Community College Remington College-Cleveland Campus Rhodes State College Sinclair College Southern State Community College Stark State College Terra State Community College University of Akron Wayne College Washington State Community College Zane State College About Us: LearnHowtoBecome.org was founded in 2013 to provide data and expert driven information about employment opportunities and the education needed to land the perfect career. Our materials cover a wide range of professions, industries and degree programs, and are designed for people who want to choose, change or advance their careers. We also provide helpful resources and guides that address social issues, financial aid and other special interest in higher education. Information from LearnHowtoBecome.org has proudly been featured by more than 700 educational institutions.