January 28, 2021


If you’ve never had the chance of visiting the Los Angeles-based Petersen Automotive Museum, you’re now in luck. In light of the social distancing and lockdown regulations across the States due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the museum is now offering a virtual tour in the form of a two-hour video showcasing more than 200 cars across three of its newest exhibits: Supercars, Redefining Performance (Porsche) and Extreme Conditions.

As its name suggests, the Supercar exhibit holds some of the most iconic supercars of the past century, including a 1991 Ferrari F40, a 1984 Ferrari 288 GTO, and a 1998 McLaren F1 LM.

The Redefining Performance exhibit puts a focus on the evolution of Porsches, featuring vehicles ranging from the 1951 Porsche 356SL Gmünd Coupe to the 1979 Porsche 935 Kremer K3 and ultimately to the 2016 Porsche 911 RSR.

As for Extreme Conditions, the collection spans across 11 custom competition, recreational and utilitarian off-roading cars, showcasing the likes of the famous “Desert Flyer,” a 1989 Porsche 964 that participated at the Mexican 1000, “Goldirocks,” and a rock crawler Jeep that was raced by the late Jessi Combs.

For the full virtual tour, check out the video above, or head over to the museum’s website to learn more.

Elsewhere in the automotive world, Jaguar’s 2021 F-PACE SVR packs 550 horsepower.

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Covid-19 Impact on Global Automotive Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) market – 2020-2026



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Since the COVID-19 virus outbreak in December 2019, the disease has spread to almost 100 countries around the globe with the World Health Organization declaring it a public health emergency. The global impacts of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) are already starting to be felt, and will significantly affect the Automotive Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) market in 2020.

COVID-19 can affect the global economy in three main ways: by directly affecting production and demand, by creating supply chain and market disruption, and by its financial impact on firms and financial markets.

The outbreak of COVID-19 has brought effects on many aspects, like flight cancellations; travel bans and quarantines; restaurants closed; all indoor events restricted; over forty countries state of emergency declared; massive slowing of the supply chain; stock market volatility; falling business confidence, growing panic among the population, and uncertainty about future.

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DETROIT, Nov. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The automotive industry will pause during the pandemic to discuss the status of the industry through a diversity lens at the 21st Annual Rainbow PUSH Global Automotive Summit, an initiative of Citizenship Education Fund on Wednesday, December 2, 2020. After three consecutive years of more than 17 million automobiles sold annually, the auto industry is recalibrating with post-covid solutions. 

This year’s Summit will commence with Reverend Jesse Jackson, president and founder of Rainbow Push, giving opening remarks.  More than 1,000 automotive executives, entrepreneurs, suppliers, dealers, manufacturers, government officials and consumers will participate virtually in the automotive industry’s premier event for African Americans and other minorities. 

This year’s theme, “Moving the Economic Needle Towards Equality,” will focus on the segue to equal opportunities for African American suppliers, dealers and professionals. Experts will provide the virtual attendees with “real-time” data that will prepare businesses with opportunities in the automotive industry. 

Although the auto industry has been disrupted by the virus, the mission of the Summit remains tenable.  “We will continue to shine the light on the inequities in the auto industry while strengthening the relationships with African Americans companies and automakers, ” said Jackson. “During the last 21 years, Rainbow PUSH has altered the business modality of several automakers through the rankings of the Rainbow PUSH Automotive Diversity Scorecard.  We will continue our advocacy to make America a more perfect union.” 

Since the pandemic has been so disruptive, the Scorecard was not issued in 2020, but it will resume in 2021.

About Rainbow PUSH: The Rainbow PUSH Automotive Project encourages and engenders the full and equitable participation of minorities in the growth and well-being of the global automotive industry. By creating meaningful awareness, fostering knowledge and understanding, and facilitating functional partnerships and healthy collaborations, the Automotive Project enables minorities to participate fully in employment, procurement, marketing, advertising, dealer development and board membership opportunities in the industry.

For more information, please visit https://automotiveproject.org.
21st Annual Rainbow PUSH Global Automotive Summit
Event Highlights:

Vice Presidents of Global Purchasing
Jonathan Jennings – Vice President, Global Commodity and Supplier Technical Assistance, Ford Motor Company
Shilpan Amin – Vice President, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain, General Motors
Robert Young – Group Vice President, Purchasing, Supplier Engineering Development & Cost Planning, Toyota Motor North America

State of Black Businesses 
Adrienne Trimble, President & CEO, National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC)
Damon Lester, President, National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers (NAMAD)
Dr. Ken Harris, President and CEO, National Business League (NBL)

Chief Diversity Officers 
Ken Barrett – Global Chief Diversity Officer, General Motors
Lottie Holland – Head of Talent, Acquisition, Diversity, Inclusion & Engagement, FCA North America 
Yvette Hunsicker – Vice President, Corporate Responsibility and the Office of Inclusion & Diversity, Honda North America, Inc.

Rainbow PUSH will also recognize its college scholarship recipients, led by General Motors Scholars, Toyota Fellows and KIA Ambassadors.  Moreover, Suburu of America has announced its partnership with Rainbow PUSH


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


HOWARD COUNTY, MD — Howard County Executive Calvin Ball hosted a virtual transportation town hall Wednesday to discuss transportation safety, Complete Streets, future projects and more. The panel of speakers addressed current trends in transportation safety and commuting and shared the status of many priority projects to improve intersections and complete sidewalks. The Regional Transportation Agency noted record capital investments to improve the vehicle fleet and the implementation real-time bus arrival information allowing customers to see nearby routes based on their location, a trip planner and service alerts.

“Throughout this year, many of our residents have shifted to working from home and are spending more time in our neighborhoods and our community,” Ball said in a statement. “The impact on transportation has been profound, with massive changes for travel, work, and school patterns. Some of these changes may be long lasting, and some will not, but no matter what this pandemic has highlighted the urgency of our transportation projects and priorities.”

Since 2017 there has also been an additional $775,000 in bus stop improvements including:

  • ADA landing pads
  • Sidewalk and curb ramp connections
  • Continued coordination with Complete Streets efforts
  • New shelter design with improved access and integrated solar lighting

“During the past year, the Transit System serving Howard County residents has been challenged by changes in funding, difficult operating conditions for our drivers and a dramatic dip in ridership but has also benefited from a focus on technology with new real time bus information and upcoming implementation of a mobile payment system,” said Cristin Tolen, general manager for the Regional Transportation Agency. “These improvements and the county’s record level of investment in vehicles continue to ensure that RTA service is more accessible and convenient.”

Howard County and the RTA are planning upcoming improvements that include:

  • Real-time bus arrival information allowing customers to see nearby routes based on their location, a trip planner, and service alerts
  • Mobile ticketing, removing the need for cash
  • Automated bus stop annunciators, improving access for riders with visual and/or hearing impairments

“Creating a safe and efficient multimodal transportation system is a team effort as evidenced by presentations offered by the office of transportation, police department, department of public works and Regional Transit Agency representatives at our second annual transportation town hall,” said Bruce Gartner, office of transportation administrator. “The past year has been a difficult one but the dedication of everyone involved in these efforts has been apparent with the accomplishments highlighted this evening and our plans for the years to come.”

DPW’s Bureau of Highways also shared the 2020 resurfacing projects that were completed:

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Fisker Inc. (NYSE: FSR) (“Fisker”) – designer and manufacturer of the world’s most emotionally desirable, eco-friendly electric vehicles and advanced mobility solutions – today announced that Henrik Fisker, chairman and chief executive officer of Fisker, will participate in the Barclays Global Automotive Virtual Conference.

Mr. Fisker’s “Fireside Chat” will take place Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020 from 12:10 p.m. ET to 12:45 p.m. ET and will be webcasted. To register for and access the event, please click here.

About Fisker Inc.

California-based Fisker Inc. is revolutionizing the automotive industry by developing the most emotionally desirable and eco-friendly electric vehicles on Earth. Passionately driven by a vision of a clean future for all, the company is on a mission to become the No. 1 e-mobility service provider with the world’s most sustainable vehicles. To learn more, visit www.FiskerInc.com – and enjoy exclusive content across Fisker’s social media channels: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn. Download the revolutionary new Fisker mobile app from the App Store or Google Play store.

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Leading international R&D center – Virtual Vehicle

VIRTUAL VEHICLE is a leading international R&D center for the automotive and rail industries. The center focuses on the advanced virtualization of vehicle development. This linking of numerical simulations and hardware testing leads to a comprehensive hardware–software system design.

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Virtual Vehicle is a leading international R&D center for the automotive and rail industries. The center focuses on the advanced virtualization of vehicle development. This linking of numerical simulations and hardware testing leads to a comprehensive hardware–software system design.

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