September 28, 2020

Car Cruise, BBQ To Support United Way Coronavirus Relief Fund

MONTGOMERY, IL — Residents in the Montgomery area can hop in their cars and join a cruise Wednesday night to help raise money for the Fox Valley United Way’s Coronavirus Relief and Recovery Fund.

Blain’s Farm and Fleet of Montgomery will host the cruise event from 5-7 p.m., though organizers are asking people to show up by 4:45 p.m. to register their cars.

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Anyone can participate in the cruise night event, regardless of vehicle type, and there is no registration fee.

The event will include a drive-thru barbecue fundraiser, with proceeds set to benefit the Fox Valley United Way’s partners that need help to continue providing social services amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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Families can order dinners for $15 each and choose barbecue pork chops, chicken or a combination. Residents can

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Ballard Expanding MEA Production Capacity 6x to Meet Expected Growth in Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Demand

VANCOUVER, BC, Sept. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ – Ballard Power Systems (NASDAQ: BLDP) (TSX: BLDP) today announced the company is expanding manufacturing capacity for production of its proprietary membrane electrode assemblies, or MEAs – a critical component of every fuel cell – 6x by early 2021 at its headquarter facility in Vancouver. The upgraded capacity for production of 6 million MEAs annually, equivalent to approximately 1.66 Gigawatts of product, will make Ballard’s Vancouver facility the largest fuel cell MEA production operation globally for commercial vehicles. Details of the expansion plan will be reviewed at Ballard’s virtual “Investor and Analyst Day 2020” event being held on September 29th, with further event details available here.

Ballard Power Systems (CNW Group/Ballard Power Systems Inc.)
Ballard Power Systems (CNW Group/Ballard Power Systems Inc.)

“We embarked on a strategic investment to expand MEA manufacturing capacity approximately 18-months ago in preparation for expected growth in the demand for fuel cell engines

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Man killed after being hit, thrown from bicycle in Charlotte crash

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) – A man riding a bicycle was hit and killed in a crash in southwest Charlotte early Monday morning.

The wreck happened around 5 a.m. on Sam Wilson Road near Moores Chapel Road. Medic says one person was pronounced dead on scene.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police officers responded in reference to a crash involving an SUV and a bicycle. When police arrived, they found the SUV, which had crashed into the back of a bicycle.


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Officers also found the man who was riding the bicycle in the road.

According to CMPD, a preliminary investigation indicated the SUV was headed south on Sam Wilson Road from Moores Chapel Road towards I-85. Police say the man on the bicycle was also headed south on Sam Wilson Road.

The SUV crashed into the back of the bicycle, throwing the man several feet in the

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The best car insurance for teens and young drivers in 2020

If you are or know someone who just got their driver’s license and a vehicle, remember that having auto insurance is mandatory in 48 states — and most policies will charge more for those who are new to driving. An insurer may conclude that it’s a greater risk to cover a teenage or first time driver than an experienced driver with safe driving habits.

Car insurance rate premiums shoot up by around 130 to 140% when a teen driver is added to an existing policy and can rise an additional 20 to 40% if that driver gets a speeding ticket or has an accident. Rates like these tend to remain in place until a driver turns 20.

Adding a teen driver to an auto insurance policy can get pricey, but there are ways to soften the blow to your wallet.

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VIDEO: Mercedes’ Avatar-inspired concept drives without steering wheel

  • Mercedes-Benz released driving footage of its futuristic “Vision AVTR” concept car on Saturday. 
  • Mercedes got its inspiration for the car from the film “Avatar” and aimed to develop a “completely new interaction between human, machine and nature.” 
  • The car has no steering wheel and can “crab walk” diagonally.
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Back in January, before the pandemic canceled auto shows and forced new-car reveals to go virtual, Mercedes-Benz showed off a bizarre, futuristic concept at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Now, there’s some footage of the car actually driving. 

The concept is called the Vision AVTR, and Mercedes debuted the otherworldly car in partnership with the “Avatar” films. The idea behind the vehicle, Mercedes said, was to create a “completely new interaction between human, machine and nature.” 

Instead of a steering wheel, the concept sports a “multifunctional control element” on the center tunnel that

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Automotive Glove Box Market Trends And Emerging Progress Challenges 2020-2027

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Sep 28, 2020 (Profound via COMTEX) —
The global Automotive Glove Box market garnered revenue around USD XX Billion in 2019 and projected to reach USD XX Billion in 2027, with at a compound annual growth rate of 3.6% throughout the estimate period from 2020 to 2027.

An Automotive Glove Box, also known as a glovie or glove compartment, is a section located over the front-seat passenger’s footwell, which is built into the dashboard of the vehicle. Automotive glove boxes are often used for storing various items. In many vehicles, the glove compartment closes with the use of a handle or latch and can also be locked with a key. Automotive glove boxes can be sealed or unsealed and are generally used for keeping portable items such as vehicle registration papers, insurance papers, sunglasses, pens, maps, etc.

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Specialized Bicycle Components recalls Sirrus X and Sirrus Sport bicycles with alloy cranks | Instant Recall

Specialized Bicycle Components recalls Sirrus X and Sirrus Sport bicycles with alloy cranks due to the crank arm can disengage and cause the bicycle’s rider to lose control, posing fall and injury hazards.

This recall involves the 2019-2020 model year Sirrus, Sirrus X and Sirrus Sport bicycles. The bicycles were sold in 27 different colors.  Consumers can determine if their bicycle is part of the recall if “Sirrus” or “Sirrus X” is written on the top tube of the bicycle and the model name (e.g. “3.0”) is written on the seatstay of the bicycle.  The recalled models are as follows:   




Sirrus Sport (incl. EQ and Step-Through versions)

Sirrus X Comp Carbon

Sirrus 3.0

Sirrus 4.0

Sirrus X 3.0

Sirrus X 4.0

Sirrus X 5.0

Consumers should stop using the recalled bicycles

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Trooper seriously injured in NYS Thruway crash when SUV fails to move over, hits parked patrol car

Buffalo, N.Y. — A state trooper was seriously injured this weekend when a sport utility vehicle failed to move over and struck her patrol car on the Thruway.

Trooper Randi L. Murphy-Motley, of the Buffalo state police barracks, was sitting in her patrol car parked behind a Budget rental truck with emergency lights activated when the crash happened at 5:40 a.m. Saturday, state police said in a news release.

The driver of the Budget rental truck, who was not identified, had already been transported to Erie County Medical Center so no one was inside the truck, troopers said.

Murphy-Motley, an 18-year veteran of the state police, was waiting for a tow truck in her patrol car, on the shoulder of the Thruway when the driver of a 2020 Chevrolet Tahoe failed to move over and struck her car, state police said.

The driver of the Tahoe, 25-year-old Devere D. Thomas,

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Germany Automotive Camera Market 2020-2025 by Type (Viewing and Sensing Camera) & Vehicle Type (Passenger & Commercial)

DUBLIN, Sept. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The “Germany Automotive Camera Market – Growth, Trends, and Forecasts (2020 – 2025)” report has been added to’s offering.

The Germany Automotive Camera Market is anticipated to register a CAGR of over 13% during the forecast period (2020 – 2025).

The growing demand for automobiles, increasing safety concern among customers, stringent government norms, latest innovation technology, rapid adoption of ADAS and availability of cast-effective parking cameras and sensors in aftermarket are some of the major drivers of growth of the market.

However, high cost of the module has been slightly hindering the market growth. ADAS like Adaptive cruise control (ACC), Forward Collision Warning System (FCWS) and Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) requires 3 to 6 cameras to be installed on the vehicle. These cameras in an automotive cost almost 8 times the module in a mobile phone camera, making it a challenge for

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‘Like the car went down a ditch’

As he and his wife sat stunned in their sedan on the side of the inbound Kennedy Expressway Sunday night, Bucktown resident Joe Mariola was grateful to have lost only one tire and rim.

a man riding on the back of a car: Joe Mariola with his flat tire Monday, Sept. 28, 2020 he says was caused by a patchy section of the Kennedy Expressway on Sunday.

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Joe Mariola with his flat tire Monday, Sept. 28, 2020 he says was caused by a patchy section of the Kennedy Expressway on Sunday.

The driver of a BMW who pulled up in front of Mariola’s black 2012 Acura TL about five minutes after Mariola’s own flat about 6 p.m., just before a sign for Nagle Avenue in the Union Ridge neighborhood, wasn’t so lucky.

All four tires on the BMW were flat, apparently the result of a rough patch of road left behind following construction, Mariola said.

“This guy was like, what do I do? And I’m like, ‘Yeah, you’re going to have to call a tow

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