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REDMOND, Wash., Nov. 25, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Radiant Vision Systems, a leading provider of test and measurement for light sources and displays, announces that it will sponsor the upcoming Automotive Interiors Virtual ‘Live’ conference and expo, taking place online December 1-2, 2020, from 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. CET daily. The event is free to attend and will feature live streaming web presentations from automotive suppliers and OEMs in the fields of interior design, concepts, materials, and technologies. Although conference program presentations will air in Central European Time (CET), registrants will have the opportunity to access all sessions—as well as sponsor resources, networking, and event functions—online and on demand 24/7 until March 1, 2021.

Trends in advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous vehicles (AV) have implications for new vehicle designs, including considerations for sustainability, new materials, finishes, colors, textures, and emerging technology integrations. Smart surfaces like e-textiles, plastics, wood, glass, and others enable touch sensors and lighting to be embedded into new areas of the vehicle, providing seamless control panel and symbol integration for almost any substrate. The Automotive Interiors Virtual ‘Live’ event brings together the automotive community to discuss topics like these over an intuitive networking platform. Industry experts and attendees alike will benefit from the educational sessions and panels, as well as the ability to network, share content, host video meetings, and discuss industry developments.

As a Silver Sponsor of the conference, Radiant Vision Systems supports idea exchange and continued development of interior vehicle systems that enhance user experience, safety, and operation. Radiant’s ProMetric® Imaging Colorimeters and Photometers provide manufacturers with scientific measurement data to enable objective evaluation of illuminated components throughout the vehicle, including new backlit smart surfaces, integrated displays, ADAS, head-up displays (HUD), and near-infrared sensing used in driver monitoring systems (DMS). Throughout the event, Radiant’s Automotive Solutions Team will be available to connect with attendees to answer questions and discuss projects, and will host the company’s resource page, featuring a breadth of educational content from product specifications to video demonstrations. Resources on the Radiant page will showcase the benefits of test and measurement systems for light sources and displays, highlighting integrated camera/software solutions specially developed to meet needs for metrology, automated visual inspection, and quality control in unique applications from automotive labs to production settings.

To register for the free Automotive Interiors Virtual ‘Live’ event taking place online December 1-2, visit http://www.automotiveinteriorsvirtuallive.com. For more information about Radiant, visit http://www.RadiantVisionSystems.com.

About Radiant Vision Systems
Radiant Vision Systems works with world-class brands and manufacturers to deliver creative visual inspection solutions that improve quality, reduce costs, and increase customer satisfaction. Radiant’s legacy of technology innovation in photometric imaging and worldwide install base date back more than 25 years and address applications from consumer electronics to automotive manufacturing. Radiant Vision Systems product lines include TrueTest™ automated visual inspection software for quality control, and ProMetric® imaging colorimeters, photometers, and light source measurement systems. Radiant is headquartered in Redmond, Washington, USA, with strategic offices in

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CHICOPEE — The city will join the region’s bicycle sharing program in the spring, providing a link between multiple communities that have joined the service over the past two years.

City officials started the process to join ValleyBike last year, but the COVID-19 pandemic created multiple delays in getting it up and running.

“We jumped on board. We wanted to be part of it and a lot of people were asking about it,” said Nathan Moreau, associate city planner. “We are filling in a gap in service.”

ValleyBike began in 2018 with electric-assist bikes that can be rented from docking stations in several communities. People can pick up a bike from one place and drop it off at a different docking station when they reach their destination.

Bikes are rented often through a cellphone app. Rates range from $2 for 30 minutes to $90 a year to take unlimited rides of up to 60 minutes. There are a variety of membership plans people can use and discounts for students and those who live in public housing, said Wayne Feiden, Northampton’s director of planning and sustainability and one of the officials behind ValleyBike.

Last year the bikes were ridden about 196,000 miles. Some ride them for commuting, shopping or to do errands. They are used a lot for recreation based on the fact they are rented most often on the weekends, Feiden said.

“We want to give people transportation choices,” Feiden said. “There is no question it is reducing vehicle trips, and although it is electric-assisted, you have to peddle some so it is giving people exercise.”

ValleyBike now has a presence in Amherst, Easthampton, Holyoke, South Hadley, Northampton and Springfield, with the University of Massachusetts Amherst providing the most riders.

The addition of Chicopee is an important link in the program since it is in the middle of Springfield, Holyoke and South Hadley, Moreau said.

The three docking stations will be across from City Hall, at Rivers Park off Meadow Street and in the island at the intersection of Church Street and Broadway, where the monument topped by a giant granite ball honoring Gen. Arthur MacArthur sits.

The three locations were selected because they are crossroads that lead in multiple directions people may want to go, Moreau said.

The one at City Hall is at the start of a short bike path that runs along the Chicopee River. Past Grape Street the path turns into a gravel road that is not officially part of the bike path but is used as such and connects to Szot Park and the Chicopee Senior Center.

Rivers Park is a few streets over from a proposed bike path, scheduled to be completed in April 2022, that will run along the shore of the Connecticut River.

A $1.1 million federal traffic congestion mitigation grant is providing the money to expand ValleyBike into Chicopee as well as Hadley and West Springfield. It pays for things such as bikes and equipment for the docking stations, Feiden said.

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NEW YORK, Nov. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Standard Motor Products, Inc. (SMP) has launched the Automotive Education Program (AEP) to assist instructors and help automotive technology students develop professional skills they can use in the bay.  

As virtual learning is becoming a welcome addition to classroom instruction, the SMP program offers supplemental training for students, while providing an opportunity for them to earn gifts and help their instructor outfit the classroom. The initial AEP course features a series of four videos that explore ignition coil issues, testing, and tips.

Since its launch in early September, more than a thousand tech students have already participated in Level 1 of the program.

To sign up, instructors create an account and build their class on www.SMPAutoEducation.com. The system generates a unique URL that instructors send to their students, who register and join their instructor’s AEP classroom. Upon successful course completion, students receive a certificate and gift package, and instructors receive posters, countermats, and more for their classrooms.

Commenting on the program, Ryan Kooiman, Director of Training, SMP, stated, “We are pleased that our Automotive Education Program has been so well received and that we’re able to support the instructors and students. This is one of the many ways SMP is helping to educate the next generation of automotive technicians.”

AEP is expanding into new topics and the level 2 course will be available soon. For more information, visit www.standardbrand.com/en/content/aep.

About SMP
With over 100 years in business, Standard Motor Products, Inc. is a leading independent manufacturer and distributor of premium automotive replacement parts. SMP supplies independent professional technicians and do-it-yourselfers with high quality replacement parts for engine management, ignition, emissions, fuel and safety-related systems, as well as temperature control products for domestic and import cars and light trucks. SMP® products are sold worldwide through both traditional and non-traditional distribution channels. For more information, download the SMP® Parts App or visit www.smpcorp.com.

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Geotab telematics technology will be used to streamline Smog Checks for government fleet vehicles

Geotab, a global leader in IoT and connected transportation, today announced that it has joined the California Bureau of Automotive Repair’s (BAR) Continuous Testing Program (CTP) pilot, a program designed to help alleviate the effort of in-person Smog Checks for government fleet vehicles in California. Leveraging near real-time engine information processed through Geotab’s telematics device, BAR will receive Smog Check information for government fleet vehicles enrolled in the CTP without the vehicles ever needing to do a manual inspection.

“As the trusted single-source telematics provider for the state of California, Geotab is uniquely positioned to deliver its telematics platform to government agencies across the state to help improve efficiency, reduce GHG emissions, streamline regulatory reporting and compliance and much more,” said Jean Pilon-Bignell, Vice President of Business Development, Government and Smart City at Geotab. “Geotab’s new membership in BAR’s CTP program will do just that, enabling BAR and government agencies alike to share a more seamless Smog Check process, ultimately helping to ensure that vehicles are running as cleanly and efficiently as possible while reducing unnecessary fleet downtime.”

Utilizing a Geotab GO9 device to support the integration, eligible vehicles are equipped with Geotab’s telematics technology which can process all necessary information from the OBD-II port and can send the information to a secured, Geotab-hosted cloud environment. From there, engine data may be securely sent to BAR to satisfy the vehicle’s Smog Check requirements.

“An average manual Smog Check can take approximately 30 minutes to complete and be accompanied by varying prices, which can potentially result in significant downtime and additional maintenance costs, especially for large fleets,” said Neil Garrett, Associate Vice President of Business Development, Government at Geotab. “We are proud to be able to help combat this issue and to deliver additional value for government fleets in California through our membership in BAR’s Continuous Testing Program pilot. Geotab’s involvement in this program not only enables fleets in California to save time and money by automating Smog Checks, but allows government agencies at all levels across the nation to leverage this technology and Smog Check functionality to ensure their own fleet vehicles are operating in a sustainable and efficient manner.”

Processing more than 40 billion data points a day from more than 2.1 million connected vehicles across the globe, Geotab is a proven leader in IoT and connected transportation. In 2019, Geotab announced that the General Services Administration awarded the company the largest telematics contract in history, right on the heels of the industry leader becoming the first telematics company to receive FIPS 140-2 validation for its cryptographic library. In addition, Geotab achieved FedRAMP and ISO 27001 certifications this year.

To learn more about Geotab’s involvement with BAR CTP, please visit: https://www.bar.ca.gov/PubWebQuery/FINE/PublicLetterOfResponseForm.aspx?form=ctp

About the Bureau of Automotive Repair

The California Bureau of Automotive Repair’s primary mission is to protect and serve California consumers through effective regulation of the automotive repair and Smog Check industry.

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Washington, D.C. – U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in rankings and consumer advice, today unveiled its Best Vehicle Brand awards and Best Certified Pre-Owned Program award. The Best Vehicle Brand awards, evaluating 34 brands, recognize industry-wide excellence for cars, SUVs, trucks and luxury vehicles. By highlighting the best brand in the four major segments of the automotive marketplace, the awards help consumers narrow their search for a new car. Drawing on data from the U.S. News Best Used Cars rankings and each auto brand’s CPO program parameters, the Best Certified Pre-Owned Program award highlights the CPO program that offers buyers the most benefits.

Mazda wins the Best Car Brand award on the strength of the Mazda3, Mazda6 and Mazda MX-5 Miata. All three models have top-notch performance that puts an emphasis on direct, sporty handling, as well as quality interiors that are more upscale than their price tags might suggest. This is the sixth consecutive year Mazda has won this award.

With a fresh, new lineup of SUVs in all sizes, Hyundai wins the Best SUV Brand award for the first time. The Hyundai SUV lineup ranges from the large and luxurious Hyundai Palisade to the midsize Santa Fe, compact Tucson and subcompact Venue. With so many updated models, Hyundai SUVs win points for offering buyers the latest in driver assistance and infotainment technology at an affordable price.

Ram wins the Best Truck Brand award on the strength of the Ram 1500, which is one of the few trucks on the market to make a case for itself as both a work vehicle and a daily driver. The Ram 1500 features a coil-over suspension that makes the Ram comfortable enough for commuting but capable enough for serious towing and hauling. The Ram interior features a top-notch infotainment system with intuitive controls and a huge touch screen. The interiors of high-end Ram trims feature materials that keep pace with what luxury SUVs offer.

This is the sixth consecutive Best Luxury Brand win for Porsche. Though the brand is known for sports cars, Porsche offers a lineup of vehicles that effortlessly marry performance with upscale panache. Though almost any Porsche is at home on a racetrack, all models feature driver-focused interiors built with high-end materials and plenty of comfort.

“Many buyers know the type of vehicle they want but not the best brands for their needs,” says Jamie Page Deaton, executive editor of U.S. News Best Cars. “The Best Vehicle Brand awards point consumers to the brands that excel in producing the type of vehicle each buyer is interested in.”

To determine the award winners, U.S. News Best Cars averaged the overall score of all the given brand’s products in each award class. The brand with the highest overall average score was named the winner in the category. The overall scores come directly from the U.S. News Best Cars rankings, which are based on a combination of the consensus of the automotive press, safety scores and reliability data.

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Woolpert was recently approved for two separate distinctions in the Google Cloud Partner Program: Retail Expertise and Automotive Expertise. According to Google, partners are awarded Expertise status “for demonstrated customer success.”

Woolpert supports the mapping, location services, and data storage needs of its nearly 500 Google customers, while providing personalized geospatial and technical support.

The firm also invests in developing location-based solutions specific to customer needs.

“We have a significant number of customers in both the retail and the automotive, transportation, and logistics industries—these two are by far our most robust verticals,” said Woolpert director of cloud sales Rick Bennett. “We work diligently to ensure we have a successful track record with all of our customers, and we’re honored the Google Cloud Partner Program has certified our expertise in these industries.”

Woolpert was awarded the Google Cloud Partner of the Year Award for Location-based Services this spring and the Google Cloud Partner Award for Customer Success in the Google Maps Platform in 2018.

Woolpert has been a Google Cloud Partner since 2017 and a Google Maps Partner since 2014. In August, the firm launched GeoAwareness, a quick-start solution designed to improve online ordering and curbside pickup, which supports both the retail and logistics industries.

“We are very appreciative to be part of the Google ecosystem, to support the rollout of their solutions and help expand their offerings,” Bennett said. “We want to continue to combine the wealth of Google knowledge with our half-century of geospatial expertise to provide elevated customer service and to create next-level solutions to meet or exceed all client needs.”

For more information about this news, visit https://woolpert.com/.

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These qualifications recognize the firm’s proven success in serving these industries.

DAYTON, Ohio (Nov. 16, 2020) — Woolpert was recently approved for two separate distinctions in the Google Cloud Partner Program: Retail Expertise and Automotive Expertise. According to Google, partners are awarded Expertise status “for demonstrated customer success.”

Woolpert supports the mapping, location services and data storage needs of its nearly 500 Google customers, while providing personalized geospatial and technical support. The firm also invests in developing location-based solutions specific to customer needs.

“We have a significant number of customers in both the retail and the automotive, transportation and logistics industries—these two are by far our most robust verticals,” Woolpert Director of Cloud Sales Rick Bennett said. “We work diligently to ensure we have a successful track record with all of our customers, and we’re honored the Google Cloud Partner Program has certified our expertise in these industries.”
Woolpert was awarded the Google Cloud Partner of the Year Award for Location-based Services this spring and the Google Cloud Partner Award for Customer Success in the Google Maps Platform in 2018. Woolpert has been a Google Cloud Partner since 2017 and a Google Maps Partner since 2014. In August, the firm launched GeoAwareness, a quick-start solution designed to improve online ordering and curbside pickup, which supports both the retail and logistics industries.

“We are very appreciative to be part of the Google ecosystem, to support the rollout of their solutions and help expand their offerings,” Bennett said. “We want to continue to combine the wealth of Google knowledge with our half-century of geospatial expertise to provide elevated customer service and to create next-level solutions to meet or exceed all client needs.”

About Woolpert

Woolpert is committed to a vision to become the premier architecture, engineering, geospatial (AEG) and strategic consulting firm, and one of the best companies in the world. It’s a vision we’ve been fine-tuning for decades. It guides our decisions and investments, provides our clients with optimal solutions and offers our employees unrivaled opportunities. Woolpert is recognized as a Great Place to Work by its employees and is America’s fastest-growing AEG firm. With more than a century of experience, over 1,000 employees and 39 offices, Woolpert supports public, private, federal, and U.S. military clients nationally and around the globe. For more information, visit woolpert.com and connect with us on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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Medically Retired Air Force Senior Airman and Rally Car Racer, Karah Behrend, will use her new vehicle to help other disabled people learn how to drive with hand-controls

DrivenToDrive 2020 Recipient and Veteran, Karah Behrend

TrueCar's DrivenToDrive 2020 Recipient, Karah Behrend, next to her brand-new 2020 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2.TrueCar's DrivenToDrive 2020 Recipient, Karah Behrend, next to her brand-new 2020 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2.
TrueCar’s DrivenToDrive 2020 Recipient, Karah Behrend, next to her brand-new 2020 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2.
TrueCar’s DrivenToDrive 2020 Recipient, Karah Behrend, next to her brand-new 2020 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2.

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Nov. 11, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — TrueCar, Inc., (NASDAQ: TRUE), the most efficient and transparent way to find a car, and AutoNation, America’s largest and most recognized automotive retailer, and DAV (Disabled American Veterans) today announced the awarding of a vehicle to medically retired Air Force Senior Airman Karah Behrend. The retrofitted 2020 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 was presented to Behrend in a surprise virtual ceremony by TrueCar Military’s brand ambassador, Jesse Iwuji, in conjunction with Veterans Day, November 11, 2020 at 10 am PT.

DrivenToDrive was inspired by Army Ranger and DrivenToDrive ambassador, Cory Remsburg, who influenced TrueCar’s connection to the disabled veterans’ community. The DrivenToDrive program helps injured veterans, like Behrend, who have greatly sacrificed for our country, regain their independence and get back behind the wheel of a retrofitted vehicle. This marks the fourth year and fifth vehicle donation through TrueCar’s DrivenToDrive, a program built in partnership with DAV and AutoNation. The DrivenToDrive program took place remotely this year with a virtual ceremony on Veterans Day.

This year, TrueCar Military’s brand ambassador, NASCAR Driver and Naval Officer, Jesse Iwuji, participated as a special guest in the 2020 DrivenToDrive program. He surprised Behrend at her home in Phoenix, Arizona with a brand-new 2020 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2.

“No one can see my disability when I’m behind the wheel of a car. Driving gives me a sense of freedom and the confidence that I’m not limited by my disability,” said Airman Behrend. “Whether it’s running errands or letting my adrenaline flow with off-road racing, I feel like I have my independence back when I’m driving. I’m proud of serving my country and so appreciative to be TrueCar’s 2020 DrivenToDrive recipient. I cannot wait to drive my brand-new Chevy Colorado.”

Behrend joined the Air Force in 2011 as a Signals Intelligence Analyst and spent approximately six and a half years in the military before medically retiring. She was diagnosed with RSD CRPS (Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Complex Regional Pain Syndrome) that left her in a wheelchair. The 27-year-old’s fighting spirit has led her to become an incredible adaptive athlete who participates in basketball and rugby Warrior Games. Additionally, Behrend is passionate about off-road racing and competes as an amateur rally racer; she recently placed second in the Rebelle Rally, the first women’s off-road navigation rally raid in the United States.

Behrend plans to use the vehicle that she receives from the DrivenToDrive program to train other disabled individuals how to drive off-road with hand controls, in case they find themselves in a vulnerable situation or stuck off-road. She also has ambitions to create her very

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CAMBRIDGE, England & BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Bicycle Therapeutics plc (Nasdaq: BCYC), a biotechnology company pioneering a new and differentiated class of therapeutics based on its proprietary bicyclic peptide (Bicycle®) technology, today announced that it has completed its at-the-market (ATM) offering program initiated during the third quarter, generating gross proceeds of $50.0 million. Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. and Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. acted as placement agents for the offering.

In addition, Bicycle announced that it has closed a financing with Hercules Capital, Inc. (NYSE: HTGC) for a term loan of up to $40.0 million in two tranches. Under the terms of the loan and security agreement, an initial tranche of $30.0 million will be fully available at the loan closing, with a minimum draw of $15.0 million.

“I am pleased to announce the successful utilization of our ATM program and our flexible financing with Hercules, which have further strengthened our balance sheet as we prepare for multiple clinical catalysts in the coming year. Over the course of 2020, we have continued to execute on our financing strategy, generating approximately $120 million, over half of which was non-dilutive and the remainder was pursuant to our ATM program,” said Lee Kalowski, President and Chief Financial Officer of Bicycle Therapeutics. “These financings allow us to continue progressing our three clinical programs, support clinical development of our lead immuno-oncology candidate BT7480, expected to start next year, and extend our cash runway well into the first half of 2023. We believe we have the financial resources to advance our clinical and pre-clinical oncology pipeline with the aim of potentially shifting the treatment paradigm for patients with cancer who have limited therapeutic options.”

Bicycle plans to use the proceeds of the financings to advance its oncology pipeline of Bicycle Toxin Conjugates and immuno-oncology candidates through multiple clinical milestones expected in 2021, including interim updates from the ongoing Phase IIa trial of BT1718, Phase I/II trial of BT5528 and Phase I/II trial of BT8009, as well as the initiation of a Phase I/II trial of BT7480 and advancement of IND-enabling studies for BT7455.

The securities described above were offered by Bicycle pursuant to a shelf registration statement on Form S-3 previously filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), which the SEC declared effective on June 15, 2020. A final prospectus supplement related to the offering was filed with the SEC and is available on the SEC’s website located at http://www.sec.gov. Additional information about the debt facility with Hercules will be contained in a future Current Report on Form 8-K to be filed by the Company with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy, nor may there be any sale of Bicycle’s common stock in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities law of any state or jurisdiction.

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