Business News Archive - October 01, 2010

ST. LOUIS and DUSSELDORF, Germany, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Solutia Inc. (NYSE: SOA) announced today that the company has engaged in a feasibility study to explore the potential addition of a polyvinyl butyral (PVB) resin plant in the Asia Pacific region.

PARIS, October 1, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The new Volkswagen Touran and Sharan are to be equipped with the latest generation of Valeo's semi-automatic parking system, Park4U(R). Park4U(R) uses ultrasonic sensors located in the front and rear bumpers to precisely calculate the length of the parking slot available, and automatically maneuvers the car into the slot. The new version needs only 40 cm of clearance at either end of the vehicle to be able to park, a reduction of 43% compared to the first generation, made possible by a more sophisticated geometric calculation.

PARIS, October 1, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Valeo equips the new Volkswagen Phaeton with its revolutionary BeamAtic(R) Premium adaptive lighting system. While high beam headlamps light the road more effectively than low beams, they must give way to low beams quickly as soon as another vehicle approaches.

PARIS, October 1, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Valeo will equip the future Peugeot 508 with its new multifunction faceplate with high-level finish, and with its hands-free access and start system that allows the driver to open and start the vehicle without getting the key out. Multifonction faceplate Valeo's new multifunction faceplate has been chosen for the contribution it makes to the high-level finish required on the 508. The faceplate's central positioning makes it a decisive factor in the initial perception of the quality of a vehicle's interior.

PLYMOUTH, Mich., HAMBURG, Germany and BIEL/BIENNE, Switzerland, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ROFIN-SINAR Technologies Inc. (Nasdaq: RSTI) and THE SWATCH GROUP LTD. (SIX: UHRN.S / UHR.VX) today announced that ROFIN-SINAR Technologies Inc.

WABASH, Ind., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Thermafiber, Inc. has re-launched its Metal Mesh Blanket product line with improved quality and additional product options.

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Trimble (Nasdaq: TRMB) introduced today new software products that provide advanced information extraction tailored for three mobile mapping workflows--Trimble® Trident Analyst 2010 for: Spatial Imaging, Roadway Signs, and GIS.

Word of the Day
  • A woman chauffeur.
  • A woman who operates an automobile.
The word 'chaffeuse' comes from French, and is the feminine form of 'chauffeur'.