November 25, 2020

Month: November 2020

Nov. 25, 2020Updated: Nov. 25, 2020 7:49 a.m.


The Los Angeles Police Commission ruled Tuesday that an LAPD sergeant acted within department policy when he fatally shot a 31-year-old man who was holding a bicycle part that resembled a handgun in Culver City in January.

The unanimous decision, justifying the sergeant’s actions and clearing him of any punishment, came after family members of Victor Valencia told the commission during a virtual Zoom meeting that Valencia suffered from mental illness, was of little threat and deserved better.

“There’s other ways to go about things,” said Sara Cervantes, Valencia’s cousin. “What gave the reason for this officer to shoot down my cousin like he was nothing?”

Cervantes and another family member said that officers should be better trained to understand people with mental illness and see them as people deserving of compassion.

Commission President Eileen Decker told the family that the commission would hear all the evidence in the case and “adjudicate the case fairly and objectively in accordance with the law.”

The commission then went into closed session, where it agreed with recommendations from LAPD Chief Michel Moore and a separate panel that reviews police shootings that Sgt. Colin Langsdale, who shot Valencia, should receive a tactical debriefing but was otherwise in line with department policy and therefore justified in his actions.

Valencia’s killing has been protested by activists in the city who said Valencia did not have a gun and should not have been shot.

The commission’s ruling comes amid a broader discussion in L.A. about the role police should play in cases involving people suffering from mental illness, with activists and police agreeing that alternative mental health providers would be better equipped to respond to certain calls for help.

However, it’s likely the call that brought Langsdale to the Culver City street where Valencia was would elicit a police response regardless, given its nature.

According to a report Moore provided to the commission Tuesday, Langsdale responded to the area of South Sepulveda and South Venice boulevards about 12:45 p.m. Saturday after police received reports of a man with a gun — with one caller saying he was “waving it around.”

Langsdale did not have his body camera activated when he first arrived at the scene, according to police. Once he activated it, it captured Valencia already on the ground and Langsdale standing behind the open door of his police car, gun drawn.

Langsdale said he believed Valencia had a gun. Other witnesses at the scene said they also believed he had a gun. Surveillance footage from a local gas station released by police showed Valencia holding up the bicycle part and appearing agitated.

Cervantes, Valencia’s cousin, said she suffers from depression, and that L.A. needs more services and programs for people suffering from mental illness, and LAPD officers need far better training on how to interact with people in the throes of a mental health crisis.

“They need to know how to deal with people with our state of minds,” she said. “It’s not our fault that


DUBLIN, Nov. 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The “Automotive Seat Belt Retractor – Global Market Outlook (2019-2027)” report has been added to’s offering.

According to the report, the Global Automotive Seat Belt Retractor market accounted for $21.27 billion in 2019 and is expected to reach $36.22 billion by 2027 growing at a CAGR of 6.9% during the forecast period. Surge in the demand for vehicle safety systems and new innovations and technologies are the major factors driving the market growth. However, increasing cost of replacement is restraining the market growth.

The seatbelt retractor is a component of the seat belt. It consists of a gear, a spring, sensors, a pyrotechnic device, and a mechanism that locks up when the vehicle crashes or if any accidents occur. The retractor locks the seat belt in case the vehicle suddenly stops. The seatbelts are one of the mandatory components of the vehicles. They secure the driver and passengers during the crash or collision of the vehicle.

Based on technology, the emergency locking retractors segment is likely to have a huge demand. The growth of this segment is mainly attributed to the integration of this technology with maximum vehicles and its effectiveness. Manufacturers are vying towards increasing the production of emergency locking retractors. By geography, Asia Pacific is going to have a lucrative growth during the forecast period due to rising sales of premium and luxury vehicles. Additionally, the high production volumes of vehicles in developing countries such as China, India, and Japan have created avenues of growth for the market.

Some of the key players profiled in the Automotive Seat Belt Retractor Market include APV Safety Products, Belt-tech, Continental AG, DENSO Corporation, Far Europe Inc, Goradia Industries, GWR Co, Joyson Safety Systems, Seat belt Solutions LLC, Tokai Rika Co Ltd and ZF Friedrichshafen AG.

What the report offers:

  • Market share assessments for the regional and country-level segments
  • Strategic recommendations for the new entrants
  • Covers Market data for the years 2018, 2019, 2020, 2024 and 2027
  • Market Trends (Drivers, Constraints, Opportunities, Threats, Challenges, Investment Opportunities, and recommendations)
  • Strategic analysis: Drivers and Constraints, Product/Technology Analysis, Porter’s five forces analysis, SWOT analysis, etc.
  • Strategic recommendations in key business segments based on the market estimations
  • Competitive landscaping mapping the key common trends
  • Company profiling with detailed strategies, financials, and recent developments
  • Supply chain trends mapping the latest technological advancements

Key Topics Covered:

1 Executive Summary

2 Preface
2.1 Abstract
2.2 Stake Holders
2.3 Research Scope
2.4 Research Methodology
2.4.1 Data Mining
2.4.2 Data Analysis
2.4.3 Data Validation
2.4.4 Research Approach
2.5 Research Sources
2.5.1 Primary Research Sources
2.5.2 Secondary Research Sources
2.5.3 Assumptions

3 Market Trend Analysis
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Drivers
3.3 Restraints
3.4 Opportunities
3.5 Threats
3.6 Technology Analysis
3.7 Emerging Markets
3.8 Impact of Covid-19

4 Porters Five Force Analysis
4.1 Bargaining power of suppliers
4.2 Bargaining power of buyers
4.3 Threat of substitutes
4.4 Threat of new entrants
4.5 Competitive rivalry

5 Global Automotive Seat Belt Retractor Market, By Seat


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Nov 25, 2020 (Heraldkeepers) —
Automotive data loggers are one of those systems that are used for a wide variety of applications, from simple performance evaluation to complex modern application development. Vehicle and passenger safety has been optimized with the increasing integration of technologically advanced solutions in the automotive industry to monitor various factors in the vehicle such as temperature, vibration, acceleration and shock. With the help of modern automobiles’ advanced electronic architecture, the use of electric vehicles is proliferating and the demand for autonomous vehicle testing is increasing, which greatly accelerates the growth of the global automotive data logger market.

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The following players are covered in this report:

  • Robert Bosch
  • Delphi
  • Vector Informatik
  • Continental
  • Harman International Industries
  • Racelogic
  • National Instruments
  • TTTech Computertechnik
  • Xilinx
  • Intrepid Control Systems
  • Dewesoft D.O.O.
  • HEM Data
  • Danlaw Technologies
  • MEN Micro
  • Ipetronik

Automotive Data Logger Market segmentation by Type

Automotive Data Logger Market segmentation by Application

  • OBD
  • ADAS & Safety
  • Fleet Management
  • Automotive Insurance

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Scope of the Report

The research study analyses the global Automotive Data Logger industry from 360-degree analysis of the market thoroughly delivering insights into the market for better business decisions, considering multiple aspects some of which are listed below as:

Recent Developments

o Market Overview and growth analysis
o Import and Export Overview
o Volume Analysis
o Current Market Trends and Future Outlook
o Market Opportunistic and Attractive Investment Segment

Geographic Coverage

o North America Market Size and/or Volume
o Latin America Market Size and/or Volume
o Europe Market Size and/or Volume
o Asia-Pacific Market Size and/or Volume
o Rest of the world Market Size and/or Volume

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1. What was the Automotive Data Logger Market size in 2018 and 2019; what are the estimated growth trends and market forecast (2019-2025).

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3. Which segments (product type/applications/end-user) were most attractive for investments in 2018? How these segments are expected to grow during the forecast period (2019-2025).

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The Chicago region’s new mobility system will require a more dynamic public transit fleet that responds quickly to changing ridership demands. For existing transit routes, this includes new types of vehicles that support fluctuating capacity and demand-driven hours of service operations.

First- and last-mile mobility solutions are instrumental within this network and will need to include suburban Metra/Pace feeder lines, along with increased micro-mobility transit, such as ride-sharing, bike-sharing and electric scooters, at origin and destination stations. Public-sector transportation entities can partner with private and nonprofit operators to address connection gaps.

New mobility specialists tell us that everything that moves now is going to be interconnected via data, new systems and sensors. Streets, bridges, rail and roads need to be rethought and must be responsive for demand. An array of new transportation layers and initiatives can enhance connections, reduce travel times and better integrate economic activity to support future growth.

There are governance barriers to achieving a seamless mobility network. There needs to be a regional agency that has strong authority to mold the multitude of new and old modal services into a regional and greater Chicago megaregional network.

Adequate public funding cannot be overemphasized. In addition to addressing the transit infrastructure investment backlog, making transit more accessible to disadvantaged members of the labor pool who cannot afford to drive daily to work will require more public funding for expanded service operations. Although we face scarce public resources, we cannot afford to not cooperate in the policy design, strategic planning and infrastructure investment for today and tomorrow.

Kelly O’Brien is CEO and executive director of the Chicago Central Area Committee and Alliance for Regional Development. Steve Schlickman is transportation adviser for the Chicago Central Area Committee and Alliance for Regional Development.

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Nov 25, 2020 (Market Insight Reports) —
The Global Automotive Paints and Coatings Market is estimated to surpass US$ 26.8 Billion by 2027 and is estimated to exhibit a CAGR of 8.2% during the forecast timeframe 2020 to 2027.

Automotive paints & coatings are the automotive surface protection solutions. They are applied on the vehicle surface with the assistance of a spray gun. The automotive paints consist of polyurethane-based enamel that protects the automobile surface from environment such as rusting and other damages, thereby enhancing the aesthetics of the vehicle.

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Growth Factors

Stringent regulations for harmful emission and growing environmental concerns for paints & coatings manufacturing process predicted to enhance the demand for eco-friendly paints in the market. Furthermore, increasing requirement for maintenance, repair, and restoration of vehicles expected to augment the market growth for automotive paints & coating in the coming years. Increasing vehicle age is the main cause behind its significant repair & maintenance. As per U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, around 50% of vehicles are aged between 11-20 years and an average US$ 400 is spent yearly on car repair. This is anticipated to flourish the paints & coating market prominently in the years to come.

However, advancements in the automotive industry have reduced the number of accidents significantly that hinders the refinish market for automotive paints & coatings. Besides this, recent advancements in the paint & coating products for automotive sector have provided highly durable surface finish that exceeds the customer expectation along with it also complies with the environmental regulations. Thus development in the paint chemistry and spraying methods have improved the uniformity in paint layer and paint transfer efficiency, thereby reducing the wastage. The aforementioned factors anticipated to flourish the market growth during the forecast period.

Regional Snapshots

Europe projects magnificent growth for paints & coatings for the automotive industry owing large automobile production capacity of the region. According to European Automobile Manufacturers Association, 19.2 Mn that accounts to 20% of the total global motor vehicles production were recorded in European Union in the year 2018. Out of the stats presented, 16.5 Mn were passenger vehicles and rests were commercial vehicles. Furthermore, increasing number merger & acquisition in the region expected to showcase significant growth potential in the coming years.

On the contrary, Asia Pacific held substantial revenue share in the global automotive paints & coatings market in 2019. This is mainly attributed to the increased vehicle affordability and rising per capita income in the region. In addition, the region offers large consumer base for the vehicle sale that attracts potential automobile manufacturers to establish their production plant in the region. For instance, Honda Motor Co. Ltd. announced its plan in 2014 to expand its car production in Asia Pacific. The company aimed to sell 1.3 Mn units in China by 2015 and 1.2 Mn in the rest of Asia Pacific


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Neighbor charged in theft of vehicle

Pulaski County deputies arrested and charged a Little Rock man in the theft of his neighbor’s vehicle Tuesday morning, according to an arrest report.

Derek Blasingame, 40, had asked his neighbor for a ride and was denied, then took his neighbor’s vehicle, which was parked in the driveway running, according to the report.

Blasingame later returned the vehicle while deputies were at the scene and was taken to the Pulaski County jail, where he was charged with felony theft of a motor vehicle, the report said.

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Reported threats lead to North Little Rock arrest

Police arrested a North Little Rock man Monday after he threatened an employee of an apartment complex on West Fourth Street, according to an arrest report.

North Little Rock police responded to a disturbance call at 400 W. Fourth St. after James Bland, 67, threatened an employee because he was upset about maintenance issues at his apartment, the report said.

Bland had approached the employee and threatened to kill him, according to the report.

Officers charged Bland with felony terroristic threatening and transported him to the Pulaski County jail.

Cart pusher faces break-in charge

Police arrested Robert Hinson, 52, at 3901 E. Broadway in North Little Rock early Tuesday on charges of felony breaking or entering, misdemeanor resisting arrest and misdemeanor fleeing, according to an arrest report.

Police decided to do a property check at the location in North Little Rock after seeing a man pushing a shopping cart in the parking lot around 11 p.m. Monday. There, police found Hinson in a fenced-in compound, according to the report.

Hinson left the compound by going under a fence, ignoring police commands, according to the report. A police officer jumped the fence and chased Hinson down on foot, the report said.

Hinson was taken to the Pulaski County jail.

Man helped out

of home, into jail

A homeless man was arrested Monday after police found him in a Little Rock home.

Officers responded to a residential alarm at 1901 Fair Park Blvd. in Little Rock where they found Shane Kendle, 24, inside, according to an arrest report.

Kendle told police that he broke in and he needed help getting out, the report said. Police escorted Kendle out of the home and took him into custody, the report said.

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New York, Nov. 25, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — announces the release of the report “Automotive Powertrain Market Research Report by Engine, by Vehicle, by Position – Global Forecast to 2025 – Cumulative Impact of COVID-19” –

The Global Automotive Powertrain Market is expected to grow from USD 336,543.86 Million in 2019 to USD 617,244.59 Million by the end of 2025 at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 10.63%.

Market Segmentation & Coverage:
This research report categorizes the Automotive Powertrain to forecast the revenues and analyze the trends in each of the following sub-markets:

Based on Engine, the Automotive Powertrain Market studied across Diesel and Gasoline.

Based on Vehicle , the Automotive Powertrain Market studied across Heavy Commercial Vehicle, Light Commercial Vehicle, and Passenger Car.

Based on Position, the Automotive Powertrain Market studied across All-wheel Drive, Front-wheel Drive, and Rear-wheel Drive.

Based on Geography, the Automotive Powertrain Market studied across Americas, Asia-Pacific, and Europe, Middle East & Africa. The Americas region surveyed across Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, and United States. The Asia-Pacific region surveyed across Australia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, South Korea, and Thailand. The Europe, Middle East & Africa region surveyed across France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Spain, United Arab Emirates, and United Kingdom.

Company Usability Profiles:
The report deeply explores the recent significant developments by the leading vendors and innovation profiles in the Global Automotive Powertrain Market including Aisin Seiki Co. Ltd, Borgwarner Inc, Ford Motor Company, General Motors Company, GKN PLC, Hyundai Motor Corporation, Jtekt Corporation, Toyota Motor Corporation, Volkswagen AG, and ZF Friedrichshafen AG.

FPNV Positioning Matrix:
The FPNV Positioning Matrix evaluates and categorizes the vendors in the Automotive Powertrain Market on the basis of Business Strategy (Business Growth, Industry Coverage, Financial Viability, and Channel Support) and Product Satisfaction (Value for Money, Ease of Use, Product Features, and Customer Support) that aids businesses in better decision making and understanding the competitive landscape.

Competitive Strategic Window:
The Competitive Strategic Window analyses the competitive landscape in terms of markets, applications, and geographies. The Competitive Strategic Window helps the vendor define an alignment or fit between their capabilities and opportunities for future growth prospects. During a forecast period, it defines the optimal or favorable fit for the vendors to adopt successive merger and acquisition strategies, geography expansion, research & development, and new product introduction strategies to execute further business expansion and growth.

Cumulative Impact of COVID-19:
COVID-19 is an incomparable global public health emergency that has affected almost every industry, so for and, the long-term effects projected to impact the industry growth during the forecast period. Our ongoing research amplifies our research framework to ensure the inclusion of underlaying COVID-19 issues and potential paths forward. The report is delivering insights on COVID-19 considering the changes in consumer behavior and demand, purchasing patterns, re-routing of the supply chain, dynamics of current market forces, and the significant interventions of governments. The updated study provides insights, analysis, estimations, and forecast, considering the COVID-19


Victoria’s planned road user tax for electric vehicles will significantly hold back clean car use, according to research that found it could lead to a 25% lower share of sales in 2050 than otherwise expected.

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The Andrews government plans to impose a 2.5c a kilometre charge on electric vehicles (EVs) and a 2c/km charge on plug-in hybrid cars from July. South Australia is also planning an EV road user charge, but is yet to announce the rate.

An analysis by Dr Jake Whitehead, from the University of Queensland’s Dow Centre for Sustainable Engineering Innovation, said federal government modelling had suggested EVs would be about 65% of new car sales by 2050, based on existing policies.

Related: ‘We’ll be left behind’: Australia’s electric car inertia is getting it nowhere

Modelling of the 2.5c tax rate – undertaken before Victoria made its announcement – found this would be expected to fall to 40% if the additional cost was imposed without being accompanied by new incentives.

Applied nationally, this would equate to at least 4.9m fewer EV sales. Whitehead said it would likely lead to greenhouse gas emissions from transport continuing to increase given the overall number of cars on the road were forecast to rise significantly and a greater proportion would run on fossil fuels.

a hand holding a camera: A charging cable being connected to an electric vehicle. Victoria plans a 2.5c/km charge on electric cars and a 2c/km charge on plug-in hybrid cars from July.

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A charging cable being connected to an electric vehicle. Victoria plans a 2.5c/km charge on electric cars and a 2c/km charge on plug-in hybrid cars from July.

He said the EV per kilometre charge policy was “completely incongruent” with the states’ targets of reaching net zero emissions by 2050.

A road user tax could make sense, he said, but should be accompanied by other measures that made buying clean cars more attractive, such as removing or reducing registration costs, stamp duty, GST and road tolls.

“It is very easy to claim net zero targets, but there needs to be commitments to back it up and this is running in the wrong direction,” Whitehead said.

Only about 0.6% of new cars sold in Australia are electric, a lower share than virtually all other OECD countries. National transport emissions have increased by 17% since 2005.

The federal government promised a national EV strategy last year, but Scott Morrison attacked a Labor policy to promote the technology during the subsequent election campaign as a plan to “end the weekend” and the Coalition policy was later delayed. It has now been rolled into a “future fuels” policy, covering EVs, hydrogen and biofuels, with a consultation paper promised before the end of the year.

Related: ‘Disastrous’ or a smart move? How Victoria’s case for an electric car usage tax stacks up

The push to introduce road user charges for clean cars is based on the argument drivers pay for roads through a national excise on fuel, and EV drivers do not pay this charge.

Critics of the plan point out fuel excise goes into general budget revenue and is not


The “Automotive Usage Based Insurance Market Forecast to 2027 – COVID-19 Impact and Global Analysis by Technology Fitted; and Geography” report has been added to’s offering.

Dongles Segment is Expected to Dominate the Automotive Usage Based Insurance Market in 2027

The market is estimated to reach US$ 124.02 billion by 2027 from US$ US$ 19.64 billion in 2019. The report include key understanding on the driving factors of this growth and also highlights the prominent players in the market and their developments.

At present, the insurance providers are following either installation of hardware devices, where devices are equipped to the policyholders’ cars or the low-priced smartphone app route. Both of these methods of tracking information have their advantages and disadvantages; however, they are not commonly exclusive. An insurance provider might want a customer to download an app and later shift to a plug-in device.

To stay competitive in the market, the insurance providers need to build internal capability, i.e. significant investment and efforts are required to establish liaison with telematics service providers. Before selecting an appropriate method to track information, an insurance provider needs to make several considerations. Most of the insurance providers use on-board diagnostics systems, i.e. OBDII (black boxes or dongles). However, they also offer smartphone apps that are easier to access and are economical. Comparatively very few of the insurance providers offer both the hardware and smartphone app.

Based on technology fitted, the global automotive usage based insurance market is segmented into smartphones, black box, dongles, and others. The dongles segment is expected to dominate the market by 2027. Dongles are a type of telematics hardware, commonly known as on-board devices (OBD). They are provided to customers either by the insurance company or third-party providers. Generally, they are owned by the insurance companies themselves. Dongles are plugged into vehicle’s on-board computer to capture real-time data around particular events. Dongles are capable of measuring almost all vehicle mechanisms from acceleration and braking pattern to speeding and crashes.

Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, the count of car trips has dropped drastically across the world. Therefore, the drivers and the vehicle owners are seeking for different criteria for making payment of insurance instead of making a flat rate, as the cars have been parked idle in the garages since last few months. Due to reduced trip of vehicles, the usage-based insurance is expected to be adopted highly. Thus, the companies are carefully monitoring the driving behavior because of restrictions imposed to curb the spread of COVID-19. To encourage safe driving in this pandemic situation, the need to measure the user’s driving behavior is a must. This pandemic situation would assist in stimulating the use of telematics more in the auto insurance industry.

Key Topics Covered:

1. Introduction

1.1 Scope of the Study

1.2 Research Report Guidance

1.3 Market Segmentation

2. Key Takeaways

3. Research Methodology

4. Automotive Usage Based Insurance Market Landscape

4.1 Market Overview

4.2 Ecosystem Analysis

4.3 PEST Analysis

5. Automotive Usage Based Insurance Market –