November 25, 2020

Dublin, Nov. 25, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The “Global Automotive Catalyst Market (by Metal, Vehicle Type and Region): Insights & Forecast with Potential Impact of COVID-19 (2020-2024)” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

The global automotive catalyst market is expected to record a value of US$18.21 billion in 2024, increasing at a CAGR of 7.20%, during 2020-2024.

Factors such as the growing production of motor vehicles, exploration of the automotive aftermarket, rapid urbanization, accelerating economic growth and emission control regulations by the government would drive the growth of the market. However, the market growth would be challenged by the growing penetration of electric vehicles and the fluctuating prices of precious group metal. A few notable trends may include the rising application of emission control catalyst in automobiles, increasing R&D spending in automobiles, innovation in automotive catalyst and adoption of nanotechnology.

The global automotive catalyst market has witnessed lucrative growth in the past few years owing to the increased application in vehicles. Light-duty vehicles and heavy-duty vehicles have been the two main segments of automotive catalyst market, in terms of vehicle type. Light-duty vehicle catalysts have been in high demand owing to the increased production and sales of passenger cars. While, heavy-duty vehicle catalysts have showed steady growth, due to their increased application in heavy-duty trucks and buses.

The fastest regional market was the Asia Pacific, owing to the increased government initiatives regarding emission control, which resulted in the increased application of catalysts in automobiles. Europe and North America also contributed significantly to the global market, due to the increased technological innovation in emission technologies for fuel-efficiency.

Further, the outbreak of COVID-19 is expected to have a significant impact on the supply chain and product demand in the automotive sector, which might have an unfavourable impact on the growth of the global automotive catalyst market in the initial phase of the forecasted period.

Scope of the report:

  • The report provides a comprehensive analysis of the global automotive catalyst market.
  • The major regional markets (Asia-Pacific, Europe, North America and ROW) have been analyzed.
  • The market dynamics such as growth drivers, market trends and challenges are analyzed in-depth.
  • The competitive landscape of the market, along with the company profiles of leading players (BASF, Cummins, Tenneco, Johnson Matthey, Clariant AG and Umicore ) are also presented in detail.

Key Target Audience:

  • Manufacturers of Automotive Catalysts
  • Traders, Distributors, and Suppliers of Automotive Component Parts
  • Regional Manufacturers’ Associations and General Automotive Associations
  • Government and Regional Agencies and Research Organizations
  • Investment Research Firms

Key Topics Covered:

1. Overview
1.1 Introduction
1.2 Major Automotive Catalysts Metals
1.3 Advantages of Automotive Catalysts
1.4 Mechanism of Automotive Catalysts

2. Impact of COVID-19
2.1 Downfall in the Global Economy
2.2 Decline in the International Trade
2.3 Decline in Automobile Sales
2.4 Impact on Auto Parts Dealerships

3. Global Market Analysis
3.1 Global Automotive Catalyst Market by Value
3.2 Global Automotive Catalyst Market Forecast by Value
3.3 Global Automotive Catalyst Market Value by Metal
3.3.1 Global Palladium Automotive Catalyst Market by

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Pune, New York, USA, November 25 2020 (Wiredrelease) Research Dive :Light detection and ranging (LiDAR) is a vital sensing technology for enabling autonomous cars and vehicles. LiDAR uses a pulsed laser to detect angle, velocity, and distance with high precision. LiDAR can sense lane markings, classify objects, and can be also used to correctly position an autonomous vehicle.

The Research Dive published blog states that when compared with the conventional methods, automotive LiDAR sensors have made the inspection, mapping, and detection of objects easier. Precise and accurate data points can be delivered with laser light in short time. This sensor also has an ability to provide 3D scanning of images and extremely accurate data in a shorter time.

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Trends and Recent Developments in Automotive LiDAR Sensors

In order to be beneficial for autonomous driving, automotive LiDAR sensor has to swoop the environment to build a useable 3D map. A LiDAR technology company, Velodyne has two different technologies for producing a 3D map. Surround View is one platform which achieves a 360-degree view around the sensor. This platform uses a solid-state LiDAR electronic engine, which is basically rotated on a spindle.
The other platform of Velodyne is Vellaray, which is an embeddable small form factor. This platform uses frictionless beam steering, which can be swept in two axes. However, as its field of view is limited to 120o in the horizontal plane, it is not physically rotated.

The resolution of modern automotive LiDAR sensor is good enough to differentiate between various objects. Besides distance, LiDAR sensor can also examine the reflectivity of an object. In stop signs, the background is in red and the word stop is in white. Thus, by the virtue of reflectivity, the LiDAR system can determine its nature and just not the presence of a sign. The lane markings are also more reflective than the road signs

The next generation of LiDAR system is now being developed and commercialized by Veoneer for automotive application using scalable auto-grade automotive LiDAR sensor and 3D software technology of Velodyne. Both companies will contribute technologies, key components, know-how, and other logical property that is required to improve the next generation of high performance and affordable LiDARs for the automotive market.

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Hence, automotive LiDAR sensor provides a view of the world independent of radar and cameras. Although, cameras and radar cannot be replaced. As a backup, there will always be a necessity for a redundant sensor modality in cases where the LiDAR sensor fails.

Forecast Analysis of Automotive LiDAR Sensor Market

Global automotive LiDAR sensor market is anticipated to witness a progressive growth during the forecast period from 2019 to 2026. The improved automated processing ability of automotive LiDAR sensors in terms of data processing capabilities and

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  • Nearly 80% of Canadians feel safest travelling by car
  • 51% of Canadians intend to or would consider purchasing and EV to reduce their carbon footprint
  • Common EV misconceptions revealed

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, Nov. 25, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —  COVID-19 lockdowns have disrupted what was once considered ‘normal,’ challenging Canadians to adjust their daily lives, rethink travel, and reconsider how to make a positive environmental difference. To determine Canadians’ electric intrigue, Kia Canada commissioned Canadian pollster Angus Reid1 to conduct a recent survey to gauge transportation habits, EV knowledge and misconceptions to help educate consumers on how easy making the switch to EV can be.

The findings show that since the pandemic began, 79% of Canadians say they feel safest travelling by car and 38% are more conscious of their life choices and impact on the environment. In fact, over half the population say they intend to or would consider purchasing an EV for their next vehicle to reduce their carbon footprint.

Collective Green Consciousness
Consumer appetite for sustainable living is growing in popularity and since 2015, Kia Canada has placed over 8,000 EV vehicles on the road and has recorded triple digit year-over-year increases in the past 3 years, showing that many Canadians are increasingly more aware of their environmental choices and looking to engage in green consumerism to better the planet. However, survey findings reveal that 82% of Canadians have never driven an EV before. To understand why this could be, Kia identified common misconceptions that act as EV barriers to help arm Canadians with the facts they need to gain EV confidence.

Tune-Up on EV Facts and Common Misconceptions
The national survey revealed that when it comes to EVs, Canadians were hesitant to make the switch due to four key concerns: charging station availability, the time it takes to charge, vehicle range and the higher cost of EVs.

A strong believer in consumer education, Kia Canada, which offers the largest green car line-up among mainstream automotive manufacturers, understands that EV education comes with experience and is determined to clear up Canadians’ myths and misconceptions about going the distance safely, economically and environmentally in a clean-driving EV.

Myth #1: EV Charging Station Availability
Every day brings new adventure with multiple pitstops along the way. From running daily errands to dropping the kids off at school or hockey practice, Canadians rely on their vehicles to support their busy schedules, no problem.

Here’s where the myth about recharging comes in: 47% of Canadians say they would not consider purchasing an EV and among this group 50% believe finding a charging station is a nuisance, and 30% don’t think they can install a charging port in their home.

And here’s where fact versus fiction comes into play: ChargeHub, Canada’s leading charging station app, says there are more than 14,000 public charging ports (Level 2 and 3) available across Canada, making it easy for drivers everywhere to access charging on-demand – whether its at their local grocery store, service station, or restaurant.

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  • Mark Cuban and Chamath Palihapitiya are challenging Warren Buffett in the car-insurance market.
  • The “Shark Tank” star and Social Capital chief are part of a group investing $160 million into Metromile, which offers pay-per-mile insurance and personalized pricing to drivers.
  • Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway owns Geico, one of the biggest US auto insurers and a key component of its business.
  • Metromile is poised to go public via a “blank-check” company at a projected $1.3 billion market capitalization.
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Billionaire investors Mark Cuban and Chamath Palihapitiya are taking on Warren Buffett in car insurance.

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The pair are among the investors plowing a total of $160 million into Metromile, which offers pay-per-mile car insurance and tailored pricing to drivers. The startup relies on a device that subscribers install in their vehicles, which tracks their mileage and reports other data with their permission.

Metromile announced the PIPE (private investment in public equity) on Tuesday as part of a deal to go public at a projected $1.3 billion market capitalization. It has agreed to merge with NSU Acquisition Corp II, a special-purpose acquisition vehicle (SPAC) set up by asset manager Cohen & Co.

Read More: A portfolio manager at $38 billion Baron Funds shares his checklist for investing in the most promising SPACs — and names 3 of the booming ‘blank-check companies’ he finds attractive now

Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway conglomerate counts Geico — one of the major US auto insurers that Metromile is seeking to disrupt — among its largest and longest-owned subsidiaries.

The famed investor personally bought Geico stock in the early 1950s. He shelled out $47 million to purchase a third of the company for Berkshire in 1976, and acquired the rest of the business for $2.3 billion in 1995.

Geico has added more than $50 billion to Berkshire’s intrinsic value since 1993, and generated more than $22 billion in insurance float to invest elsewhere, Buffett said in his 2018 letter to shareholders. The investor also praised the auto insurer as a “jewel” and “incredible company” at Berkshire’s shareholder meeting that year.

“Buffett had Geico,” Palihapitiya — the boss of Social Capital, Virgin Galactic’s chairman, and a SPAC specialist — tweeted on Tuesday. “I pick Metromile.”

Read More: The investment chief at a $20 billion family office explains how he allocates assets for the ultra-wealthy — and shares 3 outperforming mutual fund managers on his buy list

“The option to pay for insurance by the mile is a game changer and why I’m incredibly excited about Metromile’s future!” Cuban said in a press release. The “Shark Tank” star and Dallas Mavericks owner was an early investor in Metromile.

The car-insurance upstart generated $53 million in revenue last year and stomached an operating loss of $57 million, an investor presentation shows. Meanwhile, Geico racked up $35.6 billion in revenue and $1.5 billion in pre-tax income in 2019.

Cuban, Palihapitiya, and Metromile have a long road ahead if they

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BERLIN — Berlin police say a car crashed into the front gate of the German chancellery building housing Angela Merkel’s offices on Wednesday morning but appears to have caused little damage.

Spokesman Hartmut Paeth said police are on the scene investigating the incident but had no details about injuries or arrests.

        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        

 

Rescue crews on the scene confirmed the man driving the car was being treated in an ambulance that remained in front of the chancellery.

The car, a Volkswagen sedan, had the slogan ‘You damned murderers of children and old people’ scrawled in white paint on one side. On the other it said ‘stop the globalization policies.’

It had license plates from the North Rhine-Westphalia area of Lippe and was driven away by the Berlin fire department showing little sign of damage beyond a few scratches. The metal gate to the chancellery appeared slightly bent.

There was no immediate indication of what prompted the incident, but it came on the day that Merkel was to meet with state governors to talk about extending a partial coronavirus shutdown that started on Nov. 2.

The government’s approach toward slowing the coronavirus pandemic and the restrictions enjoy widespread support among most Germans but they have also prompted occasionally violent protests in some major cities.

        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        

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Selbyville,Delaware, United States,Nov 23 2020 (WiredRelease) Global Market Insights, Inc:The research report on North America automotive electronics control unit Market provides an in-depth analysis of this industry with pivotal details subject to its overall position in the global landscape and its applications across various end-user sectors.

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As per the report, North America automotive electronics control unit market size crossed USD 8 billion in 2017 and is likely to reach USD 10 billion by the end of 2024, growing at an expected CAGR of 4% over 2018 2024. In addition to this, the study also encompasses crucial information on the current market scenario, evolving technologies, widespread competitive landscape, growth prospects, industry tactics, and vivid market segmentations.

Moreover, the report also offers insight to various factors that would potentially drive the growth graph of the industry over the foreseeable time period, along with delivering minute details on the ongoing trends that the North America automotive electronics control unit industry is characterized by. The North America automotive electronics control unit market, as per given report, is fragmented on basis of regions, and competitive landscape.

North America automotive ECU market is witnessing high growth prospects owing to the increasing disposable income of customer and the high purchasing power for luxury and passenger vehicles. The presence of several leading automakers is also creating industry development opportunities owing to their manufacturing sales parameters. Additionally, innovations in car designs and architectures account for the integration of efficient infotainment body electronics systems that comprise several control units, which is further contributing to the North America automotive ECU market. The key developments in vehicular systems include the ADAS, an efficient powertrain, infotainment systems, etc.

The overall North America automotive electronics control unit industry is diversified into various regions and economies including U.S., Canada and its complete analysis has been enclosed in the report as well. It lays focus on various factors supporting the growth of regional markets in tandem with trending growth opportunities existing in every region, their individual growth rates, technologies being used, stringent regulatory reforms, and much more.

North America automotive ECU market is witnessing high growth prospects owing to the increasing disposable income of customer and the high purchasing power for luxury and passenger vehicles. The presence of several leading automakers is also creating industry development opportunities owing to their manufacturing sales parameters. Additionally, innovations in car designs and architectures account for the integration of efficient infotainment body electronics systems that comprise several control units, which is further contributing to the North America automotive ECU market. The key developments in vehicular systems include the ADAS, an efficient powertrain, infotainment systems, etc.

Taking into account the competitive landscape, North America automotive electronics control unit industry is highly consolidated and boasts of presence of companies like Bosch Group, Delphi Technologies, Broadcom, Inc., Continental AG, Hyundai Mobis, Infineon Technologies, Hitachi Automotive Systems, Johnson Controls, Inc., Magneti Marelli S.p.A., ZF Friedrichshafen AG, Lear Corporation, etc. The report includes details on sales

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PARMA HEIGHTS, Ohio

Drug abuse, Snow Road: On Nov. 6, police observed a weaving 2008 Kia Sedona on Snow Road.

It turned out the Cleveland driver was swerving while drinking from an open container of alcohol.

During a search of the Kia, police not only found felony drugs, but it turned out the Sedona was reported stolen.

The driver was arrested for receiving stolen property. He was also cited for drug abuse and open container.

Stolen vehicle, Stumph Road: On Nov. 4, a Stumph Road resident called police after making a startling discovery — her 2014 Hyundai Elantra was missing.

An arriving officer talked to the resident, who had no idea who stole her Elantra. Police are investigating.

Theft by deception, N. Church Drive: On Nov. 6, a N. Church Drive resident called police after discovering he had been scammed out of $1,000 through a Facebook fraud. Police are investigating.

Assault, Oakwood Road: On Nov. 6, police were dispatched to an Oakwood Road residence regarding a man and woman loudly arguing outside.

An arriving officer located the couple. After investigating the incident, a Brunswick woman was arrested for assaulting a police officer.

Fleeing, W. 130th Street: On Nov. 7, police observed a Chevy driving recklessly on W. 130th Street.

When the officer attempted to pull over the vehicle, the driver sped away. The pursuit was terminated in Cleveland. Police are investigating.

Disturbing the peace, W. 130th Street: On Nov. 7, police were dispatched to a W. 130th Street parking lot regarding two men who were fighting.

An arriving officer located the aggressor, a Brook Park man who was arrested for disturbing the peace.

Suspicious vehicle, Pearl Road: On Nov. 8, police observed a 2020 Mazda CX-5 driving suspiciously on Pearl Road.

When the officer attempted to pull over the Mazda, the driver took off leading police in a pursuit, which was terminated for safety reasons. Police are investigating.

Warrant, N. Church Drive: On Nov. 8, a N. Church Drive resident called police about a man acting suspicious in the area.

An arriving officer located the Cleveland man, who was trespassing. Police later learned he had a warrant.

The man was arrested and held for transport. Also, the suspect had marijuana and drug paraphernalia. He was cited for drug abuse, possession of drug paraphernalia and trespassing.

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MAINZ, Germany — A man was in police custody in Berlin on Wednesday after a car he was driving crashed into the gates of the German Chancellery — home to the offices of leader Angela Merkel.

The car appeared to have caused little damage and photos from the scene showed several dents to the steel gates in front of the Chancellery.

The Volkswagen was daubed with messages written in white paint that read, “You damn child and old people murderers,” and “Stop the globalization politics.”

A green Volkswagen crashed into the gate of the building housing German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s offices in Berlin on Wednesday.Michael Kappeler / AP

Police took the 54-year-old male driver into custody for questioning, a spokesperson told NBC News. Police are investigating the cause of the incident and whether it was deliberate, they said in a tweet.

There were no immediate reports of casualties and it was not clear if Merkel was inside the building at the time of the incident. The driver was taken away in a wheelchair, Reuters reported.

The incident comes after attacks by Islamist militants in Paris, Nice and Vienna in recent weeks. Germany has also seen large protests against the government’s Covid-19 measures in recent weeks.

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Merkel is scheduled to discuss the country’s coronavirus restrictions ahead of Christmas and New Years on Wednesday with the leaders of the German federal states.

The country was lauded for its response to Covid-19 in the spring after Merkel’s government flattened the curve. However, it is now grappling with thousands of daily infections.

Andy Eckardt repored from Mainz, Germany, and Rachel Elbaum reported from London.

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DUBLIN–(Business Wire)–The “Global Automotive Emissions Ceramics Market 2020-2024” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

The publisher has been monitoring the automotive emissions ceramics market and it is poised to grow by 20.92 million units during 2020-2024, progressing at a CAGR of 4% during the forecast period.

The reports on the automotive emissions ceramics market provide a holistic analysis, market size and forecast, trends, growth drivers, and challenges, as well as vendor analysis covering around 25 vendors.

The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current global market scenario, latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment. The market is driven by the high demand from the automotive industry and increasing demand for GDI engines. In addition, high demand from the automotive industry is anticipated to boost the growth of the market as well.

The automotive emissions ceramics market analysis includes type segment and geographical landscapes. This study identifies stringent environmental regulations as one of the prime reasons driving the automotive emissions ceramics market growth during the next few years.

The publisher presents a detailed picture of the market by the way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources by an analysis of key parameters.

Companies Mentioned

  • Cangzhou Sefu Ceramic New Materials Co. Ltd.
  • CDTi Advanced Materials Inc.
  • Corning Inc.
  • Faurecia SA
  • Ibiden Co. Ltd.
  • Johnson Matthey Plc
  • NGK Insulators Ltd.
  • Shandong Sinocera Functional Material Co. Ltd.
  • Tenneco Inc.
  • Umicore

The automotive emissions ceramics market report covers the following areas:

  • Automotive emissions ceramics market sizing
  • Automotive emissions ceramics market forecast
  • Automotive emissions ceramics market industry analysis

The study was conducted using an objective combination of primary and secondary information including inputs from key participants in the industry. The report contains a comprehensive market and vendor landscape in addition to an analysis of the key vendors.

The publisher presents a detailed picture of the market by the way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources by an analysis of key parameters such as profit, pricing, competition, and promotions. It presents various market facets by identifying the key industry influencers. The data presented is comprehensive, reliable, and a result of extensive research – both primary and secondary. The market research reports provide a complete competitive landscape and an in-depth vendor selection methodology and analysis using qualitative and quantitative research to forecast an accurate market growth.

Key Topics Covered:

1. Executive Summary

2. Market Landscape

  • Market ecosystem
  • Value chain analysis

3. Market Sizing

  • Market definition
  • Market segment analysis
  • Market size 2019
  • Market outlook: Forecast for 2019 – 2024

4. Five Forces Analysis

  • Five forces analysis
  • Bargaining power of buyers
  • Bargaining power of suppliers
  • Threat of new entrants
  • Threat of substitutes
  • Threat of rivalry
  • Market condition

5. Market Segmentation by Type by Volume

  • Market segments
  • Comparison by Type volume chart
  • Honeycomb – Market size and forecast 2019-2024 ($ millions)
  • GPF and DPF – Market size and forecast 2019-2024 ($ millions)
  • Market opportunity by Type volume chart

6. Customer landscape

7. Geographic Landscape

  • Geographic segmentation
  • Geographic comparison
  • APAC
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BERLIN (AP) — A car crashed into the front gate of the building housing German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s offices on Wednesday morning, causing minor damage, authorities said. The driver was detained.

Police were investigating the 10 a.m. (0900 GMT; 4 a.m. EST) crash at the German chancellery in Berlin.

The car, a Volkswagen station wagon, had the slogan “You damned murderers of children and old people” scrawled in white paint on one side. On the other it said “stop the globalization policies.”

Police spokesman Thilo Cablitz told reporters the 54-year-old driver was detained at the scene after driving at a slow speed into the gate and was being questioned. He said police were investigating whether he might be psychologically disturbed or had other motivations.

Merkel’s office said there was only minor damage to the security gate.


“For the chancellor, other members of the federal government, and the people employed in the chancellery there was no danger at any time,” her office said.

The car had license plates from the Lippe area in western Germany and was driven away by the Berlin fire department showing little sign of damage beyond a few scratches. The metal gate to the chancellery appeared slightly bent.

The chancellery sits in downtown Berlin next to the Swiss Embassy and across from parliamentary offices. The exterior gate that was hit, which is next to a security office outside the main building, opens onto a public street.

There was no immediate indication of what prompted the incident, but it came on the day that Merkel was to meet with state governors to talk about extending a partial coronavirus shutdown that started on Nov. 2.

The government’s approach toward slowing the coronavirus pandemic and the restrictions enjoy widespread support among most Germans but they have also prompted occasionally violent protests in some major cities.

The incident was reminiscent of a strikingly similar case in 2014 when a nearly identical car drove at slow speeds into the same gate, causing no damage. The car carried a slogan condemning climate change and a 48-year-old man was taken into custody.

Reports at the time said the man had done something similar before.

It wasn’t immediately clear, however, whether the 2014 incident was related to the one on Wednesday.

Cablitz refused to comment on a possible connection, citing Germany’s strict privacy laws, but said police were investigating the suspect’s past.

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