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2014-06-05 08:22:05

Company is first major insurer to market with mobile smartphone telematics app in support of families and safety NORTHBROOK, Ill., June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Wondering how your teenage driver really behaves behind the wheel? There's now an app for that. Allstate continues its legacy of teen safe driving education and advocacy with Star Driver, a smartphone based tool powered by the new Drivewise(®) Mobile app that helps identify and teach safe driving behaviors....

2014-06-04 08:21:06

IMS provides a solution addressing the fragmented connected car ecosystem with an open cloud based platform to improve driver experiences. DETROIT, June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Telematics Detroit Conference - Intelligent Mechatronic Systems Inc (IMS), a connected car company, today unveiled the next generation of the DriveSync(® )connected car platform, which now enables partners to develop value-added solutions within the newly opened cloud based architecture. "Building a...

2014-06-04 08:20:54

HOCKENHEIMRING, Germany, June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. (NYSE: TRW) is demonstrating its Emergency Steering Assist (ESA) system on a prototype vehicle at an event at the Hockenheimring today. ESA helps support the driver in an emergency situation when an evasive steering maneuver is initiated. The system applies an additional steering torque during the maneuver and assists the driver in lateral vehicle guidance....

2014-06-04 08:20:47

HOCKENHEIMRING, Germany, June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. (NYSE: TRW) is highlighting its strength in driver assist systems (DAS) and outlining a number of trends in sensor technologies expected in the coming years during the Company's bi-annual Ride and Drive media event at the Hockenheimring today. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140603/93741 Andrew Whydell, director product planning, TRW Electronics, said: "DAS has and will continue to be a...

2014-06-03 12:23:03

EB's "electronic horizon" technology supports state-of-the-art driver assistance functions ERLANGEN, Germany, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New "electronic horizon" technology from Elektrobit (EB) is helping car makers speed the development of predictive driver-assistance features. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140430/82653 Linked to a car's engine, brake and lighting systems, electronic horizon programs have the potential to provide car owners with a wide range of new...

2014-06-03 12:21:24

Frazier Becomes the Fourth Con-way Driver to Reach Rare Career Safety Milestone WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Con-way Freight, a less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier and subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), today announced that professional driver, David Frazier, surpassed the career milestone of driving 3 million consecutive, accident-free miles. Frazier, who started with Con-way in 1987, is the fourth of Con-way Freight's 15,000 drivers nationwide to reach this...

2014-06-03 04:20:14

EB introduces new version of EB Assist Electronic Horizon Solution to support state-of-the-art driver assistance functions ERLANGEN, Germany, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- EB (Elektrobit) introduces new functions for its EB Assist Electronic Horizon Solution, offering more flexibility for carmakers and suppliers implementing predictive driver assistance systems. The new version enables them to use digital map information across car lines and model configurations, without a need for...

2014-06-02 22:55:01

University of Colorado Denver A University of Colorado Cancer Center study presented at the 50th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO) draws a line from mutation of the gene NTRK1, to its role as an oncogene in non-small cell lung cancer, to treatment that targets this mutation. The current study reports the prevalence of the NTRK1 mutation in an unselected population of 450 lung cancer samples, with >1% percent of patients testing positive. This and other...

2014-06-02 12:21:25

New Sales Hires Bring Competitive Expertise and Experience to Growing Vertical Channels in North America KIRKLAND, Wash., June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- INRIX® Inc., a leading international provider of traffic information, driver services and analytics, today announced four new additions to its sales and business development teams focused on helping expand INRIX collaboration with new and existing customers in its mobile, fleet, and media businesses. "We have experienced tremendous growth...

2014-05-30 12:21:24

CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., May 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing and driver Josef Newgarden are chomping at the bit to get to the "Indy Dual In Detroit" this weekend to wash away the memories of a very frustrating Indianapolis 500. Newgarden started eighth in the Indy 500 and was running strongly in the top 10 before problems arose on Lap 123 when his car ran out of fuel. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140528/91849 Quaker Chemical Corporation, an official sponsor...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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