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A 17-year-old shooting suspect was in a vehicle that struck two officers as the driver sped away in St. Paul on Sunday night, police said.



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A tire hit one officer in the foot and a mirror struck another officer in the side; both are OK, said Steve Linders, a St. Paul police spokesman.

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It began in the North End, at West Maryland Avenue and Arundel Street, about 5:30 p.m. when officers from the Gang and Gang Unit looked in the vehicle next to them in a parking lot, according to a police report. They saw a passenger who was a suspect in an October shooting and officers exited their vehicle to try to take him into custody.

The driver roared away, also hitting the open door and quarter panel of the officers’ unmarked squad, Linders said.

Police pursued the vehicle, which drove to the West Side and struck a parked car near Smith Avenue and Page Street. The people in the vehicle ran away.

Officers discovered a loaded gun on the driver’s side floorboard, the police report said. In a search of the area, police found two suspects nearby in the 700 block of Orlando Street.

Police arrested the 16-year-old suspected of being the driver and the 17-year-old suspected in the shooting at 6:30 p.m.

In the Oct. 29 shooting near Rice and Milford streets, a 28-year-old man was wounded in the foot. Police found the man, along with his crying wife, and their 3-year-old daughter. The girl was in her carseat in their vehicle when it appears gunfire narrowly missed her, Linders said.

Officers located evidence that the man was loading groceries in the family vehicle when a group of teenagers began shooting at each other and he was struck in the crossfire.

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Buccaneers wide receiver Antonio Brown was accused last month of destroying a surveillance camera and throwing his bicycle at a security-guard shack at the Hollywood, Fla., gated community where he lives, according to a police report obtained by the Miami Herald.

According to the Herald, local police determined they had probable cause to charge Brown with misdemeanor criminal mischief, but the homeowners association president elected not to press chargers fearing Brown “may retaliate against her employees.”

The alleged incident, which took place Oct. 15, occurred less than two weeks before Brown signed with Tampa Bay. According to the Herald, police said Brown appeared angered when a guest of his was denied access inside the complex.

“Brown then approached the guard shack and began to strike one of the surveillance cameras, causing it to break,” the police report reportedly said. 

The wide receiver reportedly later returned and cursed the gate’s guard and allegedly threw his bike at the security gate arm. 

“It’s not that we’re afraid of him,” Sylvia Berman, the HOA president, told the Herald on Monday. Instead, she said the board thought the incident was too minor to press charges and that the NFL veteran agreed to replace the camera. 

Antonio Brown Timeline: The Path From the Patriots to the Buccaneers

The Hollywood police department “exceptionally cleared” the case on Nov. 5, according to the Herald. 

A spokesperson for Brown told the newspaper that, “One of the issues involved difficulties that visiting friends and family experienced while attempting to access a visitor gate. That and all other issues have been fully and amicably resolved, and everyone is getting along just fine.” 

The Bucs said in a statement they were “aware of the reported incident involving Antonio Brown prior to his signing.”

“When Antonio joined us, we were clear about what we expected and required of him. Thus far, he has met all the expectations we have in place,” the team added in a statement.

Brown recently finished an eight-game suspension, which the NFL issued this summer after multiple violations of the league’s personal conduct policy. 

Among other previous legal incidents, this past June, Brown, 32, pleaded no contest to burglary and battery charges, which stemmed from a January 2020 incident. As part of his no contest, he was ordered to serve two years of probation and 100 hours of community service.

Last fall, Britney Taylor, Brown’s former trainer, also accused the wide receiver of sexual assault and rape in a civil lawsuit. Sports Illustrated later published a follow-up story, which detailed a second allegation allegation of sexual misconduct by Brown. 

Brown has played in two games with Tampa Bay. He has 10 total catches for 100 yards receiving.

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Two men are charged in a chase that ended in man’s death and a vehicle being shot more than 20 times, according to Vandalia Municipal Court records.



a group of people posing for the camera: Michael "Sauceyy" Allen, left, and Re'al Streety, right, are wanted in connection to the Nov. 7, 2020, shooting death of Devin Wilson, 26, in Harrison Twp.


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Michael “Sauceyy” Allen, left, and Re’al Streety, right, are wanted in connection to the Nov. 7, 2020, shooting death of Devin Wilson, 26, in Harrison Twp.

Michael Allen, 24, and Re’al Streety, 21, are facing multiple counts of murder and felonious assault, as well as a count of discharge of a firearm on or near prohibited premises, in the death of Devin Wilson.

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Streety was also charged with having weapons under disability due to a previous conviction in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court.

On Nov. 7, Wilson was found dead in a vehicle facing the wrong way on Shiloh Springs Road, according to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office.

He had been shot in the head and his vehicle was shot more than 20 times, read a court affidavit.

An investigation determined that Allen and Streety were in a vehicle pursuing another vehicle with Wilson and a second person inside and shooting at it. Allen was identified as the driver and Streety as the shooter, according to court records.

On Friday, the sheriff’s office asked for the public’s help finding the two suspects.

Dayton man killed in shooting on Shiloh Springs Road in Harrison Twp.

“Streety and Allen are believed to be armed and extremely dangerous. Dozens of rounds from multiple weapons were fired indiscriminately from a moving vehicle during the attack on Wilson,” Sheriff Rob Streck said.

Anyone aware of Streety or Allen’s location should call Detective Bryan Shiverdecker at 937-225-4665. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call Miami Valley Crime Stoppers at 937-222-STOP (7867).

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The car industry talks a lot about digital marketing and the importance of selling cars online. Perhaps it needs to get a bit more specific about the online platform, because among the many ways that Covid-19 has changed our lives is the rapidly rising profile of the smartphone as an automotive marketing and selling tool. 

Of course, American consumers depended upon their phones long before the pandemic spread fear around the world. But in the midst of the health crisis the smartphone has become nearly indispensable to those who are in the market to buy a car and, thus, to those who would sell one to them.

From vehicle research to price shopping to dealer selection, American car buyers are pulling out their phones to get information that will guide their buying process. Further, more and more consumers are using their phone to consummate the car purchase and schedule delivery. Not only can you research and buy a car from your couch in your pajamas, but you can now do it without logging on to your laptop or desktop. You can buy a car just like ordering a pizza or scheduling an hour on a municipal tennis court.

AdColony is a Century City, Calif.-based service provider that works closely with advertisers and publishers to help them maximize their smartphone campaigns and integrations. Its just-released study of consumer attitudes and behavior, Car Buying Survey 2020 (USA), details just how reliant consumers have become on the smartphones when it comes to shopping for a car. 

Instead of treating their phone as a supplemental research tool, consumers rely heavily on their smartphones for every aspect of the car buying process. A strong majority of respondents to the survey said they use their phones to research car models and specs (66%) and compare prices (74%). Once they’ve narrowed the search to their top choices, they then use their smartphones to find dealership locations (60%). 

“We’ve seen that consumers are becoming more acclimated to using their mobile devices to access important purchasing information,“ Jean Ortiz-Luis, marketing communications specialist at AdColony told Forbes.com. “For instance, the 2019 edition of this survey only saw 40% of respondents using their phones to find dealership locations. Over the last year, this jumped up by 20%.”

This begs the question are information providers keeping up with the information needs of shoppers with their smartphone offerings? Many of the largest third-party information providers in the automotive space — Edmunds, Cars.com and Kelley Blue Book — seem to pay much greater attention to their desktop offerings

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Ottawa councillors responsible for prioritizing transportation projects had “the loop” whirling in their minds Monday as they debated the future of an interprovincial rail line.



Maxime Pedneaud-Jobin wearing glasses and looking at the camera: FILES: Gatineau Mayor Maxime Pedneaud-Jobin said he doesn't want the idea of a loop to get in the way of authorities making prompt decisions on the current STO plan.


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The transportation committee endorsed recommendations by Ottawa staff to support two options for bringing trams over the Portage Bridge and into downtown Ottawa, with an expensive Sparks Street tunnel, in the committee’s opinion, being the “optimal” method compared to running a twin-track tram on the surface of Wellington Street.

The Société de transport de l’Outaouais (STO) is planning the new transit system between Aylmer and Ottawa’s parliamentary precinct. No money from City of Ottawa property taxpayers would be required, but council on Nov. 25 needs to give its blessing to STO and the City of Gatineau to pursue the project on Ottawa streets.

Meanwhile, advocates of a transit loop connecting the downtowns of Hull and Ottawa using the Portage and Alexandra bridges, combined with Wellington Street in Ottawa and Laurier Street in Gatineau, have seized the opportunity and successfully planted the idea in the minds of Ottawa councillors.

Gatineau Mayor Maxime Pedneaud-Jobin, who attended the virtual committee meeting, said he doesn’t want the idea of a loop to get in the way of authorities making prompt decisions on the current STO plan, which goes no farther than Elgin Street in Ottawa.

While Pedneaud-Jobin said he sees “no contradiction between the loop and our project,” he considers the current STO plan as a first phase before building a transit loop.

Pedneaud-Jobin and STO need the federal government to provide funding for the transit plan. The Quebec government has signalled its commitment to the project, but, as Pedneaud-Jobin pointed out, the province wouldn’t be interested in funding infrastructure on the other side of the Ottawa River.

The difference in cost between the Wellington Street and Sparks Street options is significant.

The Wellington Street surface option with three stations would cost $3.03 billion. The Sparks Street tunnel option with two stations would cost between $3.53 billion and $3.9 billion.

The money is just one factor — albeit a big one — in the decision to build rail on the surface or underground. The future of Ottawa’s prime tourist attraction, Parliament Hill and the surrounding precinct, is a top concern when it comes to the prospect of running trams on Wellington Street.

Coun. Matthew Luloff called the Parliament Buildings “most iconic vista we have in the city” in voicing his preference for a tram running in a tunnel under Sparks Street, whose pedestrian mall could benefit from increased foot traffic from two stations.

Other councillors see an opportunity too good to pass up with the prospect of a tram running on Wellington Street.

Coun. Catherine McKenney, whose Somerset ward includes the parliamentary precinct, said the city should commit to removing traffic from Wellington Street, though

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The “China Automotive Actuators Market – Growth, Trends and Forecasts (2020 – 2025)” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

The China Automotive Actuators Market is expected to register a CAGR of 8.8% during the forecast period, 2020-2025.

Currently, the market for automotive actuators is primarily driven by rising automation and digitalization. Increased demand for fuel efficiency and growing demand for comfort, especially in passenger vehicles, is driving the growth of the automotive actuators market.

Although, in 2019, the growth of passenger and commercial vehicle sales has reduced. But OEM are still making electric actuators as one of the main areas of focus to improve passenger’s safety and comfort. As a part of that effort, electric actuators have also gained significant attention in recent years.

For instance, actuators are used in seats for adjusting lumbar support systems, seat positioning, angles, and for seat track actuators. Several automotive seat adjustment actuators are available in the market, such as geared motors for recliner adjustment, double output shaft for track drives, and linear actuators for height and tilt adjustments. Also, in China, there is a rise in the sales of SUVs and premium vehicles, resulting in the growth in the seat adjustment actuators segment.

Key Market Trends

Electric Actuators is Driving the Growth of The Market

Many technological advancements have been done in the automotive market field, which has had a direct impact on the automotive actuators, which is witnessing newer challenges and developments. Problems such as improving effectiveness with various functional components in the vehicle ranging from Throttle Actuator, Brake Actuator, Closure Actuator (Window, Door, and Sunroof), and Other Application Types are driving towards the research and development of the market.

The electrical actuators are equipped with most of the newer vehicles. They emit lesser heat, lower noise emission, design, and offer flexible installation options. Additionally, since they run on battery, they can deliver higher torque while they are also compact and lightweight, making it an optimum choice over the regular actuators. Advanced electrical circuiting and also well-designed software make actuators easier to operate. Electric actuators are widely used in window lifts, power tailgate drive, seat adjustment, and sunroof drive.

There is also a growing demand for features offering better comfort to the passengers, which has become a necessary factor for top manufacturers to differentiate to each in the growing actuators industry. As a result, OEMs invest heavily in efforts to enhance the driving and passenger experience by proving the best actuators to its customers.

Demand for Passenger and LCV’s Will Drive the Growth for Automotive Actuators Market

China is dominating the Asia Pacific automotive actuator market with the largest revenue share during the forecast period, largely due to its growing population increasing annual sales of automobiles. The use of automotive actuators has improved the availability of affordable, small-sized cars, which provide reduced fuel consumption and increased vehicle mileage. China has also proven as the leading automotive components producer in large volumes at a lower cost, which provides it a competitive edge

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Robust AEC-Q100-qualified design includes variable OCD and OCD mask functions, along with double error flagging

ROHM's new AEC-Q100-qualified high side switch ICs are available in 1- and 2-channel variants with RDS(on) ratings of 45mΩ, 70mΩ and 90mΩROHM's new AEC-Q100-qualified high side switch ICs are available in 1- and 2-channel variants with RDS(on) ratings of 45mΩ, 70mΩ and 90mΩ
ROHM’s new AEC-Q100-qualified high side switch ICs are available in 1- and 2-channel variants with RDS(on) ratings of 45mΩ, 70mΩ and 90mΩ
ROHM’s new AEC-Q100-qualified high side switch ICs are available in 1- and 2-channel variants with RDS(on) ratings of 45mΩ, 70mΩ and 90mΩ

Kyoto, Japan and Santa Clara, CA, Nov. 16, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ROHM has announced the development of a new family of four AEC-Q100 qualified high side switch ICs targeting the automotive market. Available in both 1- and 2-channel variants with RDS(on) ratings of 45mΩ, 70mΩ and 90mΩ, these IPDs (Intelligent Power Devices) incorporate multiple protection functions, ranging from overcurrent protection (OCP) and thermal shutdown (TSD) to open load detection (OLD) and under voltage lockout (UVLO), as well as a diagnostic output function (ST) for error detection.

In addition, the 70mΩ BV2HD070EFU-C and 45mΩ BV2HD045EFU-C/BV2HC045EFU-C 2ch high side switches feature variable OCD and OCD mask functions that allow users to set limits for the overcurrent threshold and time to achieve the optimum overcurrent protection for a given load. Built-in double error flags make it possible to distinguish between two different fault types for each channel output.

“These smart IPDs allow users to develop optimized solutions for resistive, inductive and capacitive loads in automotive applications, such as automotive ECUs and vehicle cabin climate control,” stated Nobuyuki Ikuta, Senior Solutions Marketing Manager at ROHM USA.

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Renovo’s comprehensive vehicle data & workload management platform enables automakers to learn from their ADAS fleets in realtime

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 16, 2020 /CNW/ — Based on its recent analysis of the edge-centric automotive data management software market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Renovo.auto with the 2020 North American Enabling Technology Leadership Award. Renovo has created a remarkable, first-of-its-kind edge-centric advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) data management software platform that offers fast, reliable, and advanced automotive data solutions. By accelerating the development of vehicle data pipelines and real-time data filtering, Renovo is helping automakers improve feature-development, increase customer satisfaction and develop new revenue streams.

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“Today’s car manufacturers have major software-centric challenges — self-driving, electrification, over-the-air updates — that require continuous iteration driven by a perpetual supply of real-world data, and yet no way exists to move these massive data sets from the vehicles to the cloud,” said Melek Ozturk, Industry Analyst. “Renovo’s platform leverages the vehicle’s built-in edge computing power to refine the raw data into compact and economical insights that can be moved efficiently on a real-time basis across an entire fleet of vehicles.”

Renovo offers clients two main advantages: reducing data costs, by decreasing their reliance on expensive cloud storage and compute; and time, by allowing them to collect data at the source and process it on the edge before sending only the most insightful data to the development teams. These teams can then build and deploy updates that improve vehicle safety, increase feature reliability, and enhance the overall customer experience. In addition to ADAS development teams, a company’s powertrain, reliability, manufacturing, warranty, sales, and marketing teams can use the real-world vehicle data in decision-making.

“At Renovo, we provide our automotive customers with solutions that refine and fully utilize the tremendous amount of data being produced by today’s connected vehicles,” said Robin Nijor, Chief Commercial Officer at Renovo. “We are humbled to receive Frost & Sullivan’s award that recognizes the hard work of our team. We want to thank our customers and industry partners who have helped us scale our award-winning platform over the past ten years.”

In just one example of how automakers have creatively used Renovo: Currently, many new vehicle designs integrate face recognition features based on specific algorithms and big data input from human features and facial geometry. The COVID-19 pandemic, however, has created a population of drivers wearing face masks, which affects the software’s ability to perform. Renovo can easily and quickly resolve this challenge to ensure its customers keep pace with and benefit from the changes happening in the real world. Furthermore, with ADAS and autonomous vehicle features becoming standard offerings, Renovo’s robust, secure software platform will help automotive customers remain agile and adjust to the learning curve.

Renovo has forged strategic relationships to fortify its platform’s operation. Through its collaboration with Verizon, Renovo has created a strong support mechanism in new technology integration and in providing scalable access to network service for customers,” noted

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SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–
Velodyne Lidar, Inc. (NASDAQ: VLDR, VLDRW), the global leader in lidar technology, announces participation in the Barclays 2020 Global Automotive Conference on Thursday, November 19, 2020. Velodyne’s Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Anand Gopalan, and Chief Financial Officer, Drew Hamer, will present at 3:25 p.m. EST. A live and archived audio webcast of the presentation will be accessible on Velodyne’s investor relations website at investors.velodynelidar.com.

About Velodyne Lidar, Inc.

Velodyne Lidar (NASDAQ: VLDR) ushered in a new era of autonomous technology with the invention of real-time surround view lidar sensors. Velodyne is the first public pure-play lidar company and is known worldwide for its broad portfolio of breakthrough lidar technologies. Velodyne’s revolutionary sensor and software solutions provide flexibility, quality and performance to meet the needs of a wide range of industries, including autonomous vehicles, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), robotics, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), smart cities and security. Through continuous innovation, Velodyne strives to transform lives and communities by advancing safer mobility for all. For more information, visit velodynelidar.com.

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Chief Financial Officer
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