January 19, 2021

High cost of Charlottetown transportation corridor leads to timeline change

Phase 1 of the Charlottetown Perimeter Highway Active Transportation Corridor will be split into two years due to the tender bid being higher than anticipated, according to the chair of environment and sustainability for Charlottetown. 

Coun. Terry MacLeod describes the project as a way to reduce the carbon footprint and help connect the corridors and paths throughout the city — making cycling a much more favourable mode of transportation. 

“This will make cycling much more available to get around the city without having to run out of lane,” said MacLeod.

“This is definitely going to connect the dots so that people can really enjoy some of the other pathways … and we can connect these other small pathways to the major active transportation corridors so that people can get around.” 

It’s all part of the active transportation plan, he said.  

“The project came in over budget so we’re not spending

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Maxim Integrated’s Automotive Buck-Boost Controller Enables Automotive USB Power Delivery Ports with Industry’s Smallest Solution Size and Lowest Cost | News

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Designers of automotive chargers now have the industry’s smallest and lowest-cost solution with the MAX25430 100W USB Power Delivery (PD) buck-boost controller and protector from Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. (NASDAQ: MXIM). As the industry’s most integrated solution, the MAX25430 can reduce design size up to 40 percent compared to competitive solutions and offer the industry’s lowest cost for increasing the number of USB PD ports in vehicles.

Automotive multimedia hubs, including rear-seat entertainment modules and head units, are all expanding in capability as more USB PD chargers are integrated into passenger vehicle cabins. However, there are size, cost and power constraints – and the MAX25430 addresses all of these.

The MAX25430 integrates a USB Type C Port Controller (TCPC) power regulator, VCONN cable power supply, buck-boost and protection thereby eliminating heat-sink requirements and metal box enclosures to further slash design

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Maxim Integrated’s Automotive Buck-Boost Controller Enables Automotive USB Power Delivery Ports with Industry’s Smallest Solution Size and Lowest Cost

Automotive multimedia hubs, including rear-seat entertainment modules and head units, are all expanding in capability as more USB PD chargers are integrated into passenger vehicle cabins. However, there are size, cost and power constraints – and the MAX25430 addresses all of these.

The MAX25430 integrates a USB Type C Port Controller (TCPC) power regulator, VCONN cable power supply, buck-boost and protection thereby eliminating heat-sink requirements and metal box enclosures to further slash design size by 40 percent compared to competitive multi-IC solutions. In addition, bill-of-materials (BOM) costs are also reduced by 25 percent compared to competitive solutions. The MAX25430 runs 20-degrees (Celsius) cooler at full power compared to competitive automotive USB PD solutions. It needs only one microcontroller (MCU) regardless of the number of ports, while competitors require additional MCUs per port.

For a complete solution, Maxim Integrated also offers the MAX25410 automotive USB PD port protector and the

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What an Average Car Cost in the Year You Were Born

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Automotive Powder Metallurgy Components Market – Actionable Research on COVID-19 | Energy Saving and Cost Advantages to Boost Market Growth | Technavio

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The global automotive powder metallurgy components market size is poised to grow by USD 1.06 billion during 2020-2024, progressing at a CAGR of over 8% throughout the forecast period, according to the latest report by Technavio. The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current market scenario, latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment. The report also provides the market impact and new opportunities created due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Download a Free Sample of REPORT with COVID-19 Crisis and Recovery Analysis.

Powder metallurgy is cost-effective compared to other metalworking processes such as forging, extrusion, casting, and machining. It also has a high raw material use of up to 97% and can produce high-volume components such as gears, bearings, and shafts with better accuracy and tolerance compared to other processes. Moreover, powder metallurgy is comparatively a much faster process as it uses a lesser number

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Global AT Automotive Torque Converter Market 2020 Business Growth Rate, Manufacturing Analysis, Size, Share, Cost Structure and Forecast to 2025

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Sep 29, 2020 (CDN Newswire via Comtex) —
The research report titled Global AT Automotive Torque Converter Market 2020 by Manufacturers, Regions, Type and Application, Forecast to 2025 is an exclusive and in-depth study that delivers a comprehensive view of the market includes the current trend and prospects of the market with respect to the products/services. The report is prepared to offer an analysis of the current trends, a financial overview of the industry, historical data evaluation, and complete market dynamics. Both the growth and the decline of the global AT Automotive Torque Converter market are described in the report. The report gives an overview of the market’s segmentation by components, end-user, and region through in-depth traction analysis of the overall industry.

The report evaluates the key vendors functioning in the market with their relevant products/services to

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German car industry counts cost of Covid and technological change

Under overcast skies, a scythe-wielding man dressed as the Grim Reaper led hundreds of masked protesters out of the gates of one of Germany’s oldest manufacturing sites in the Bavarian city of Nuremberg.

In what local unions termed “a declaration of war”, the Volkswagen-owned Man Group announced this month that it would cut 9,500 roles, more than a quarter of its workforce, and consider closing production sites across Germany and Austria.

After a summer in which the country’s car industry remained in suspended animation, the protesting staff at Man’s Nuremberg truck and bus factory are among tens of thousands of employees in the strategically-important sector whose jobs are in jeopardy.

Germany’s car industry supports more than 2m domestic jobs and directly accounts for more than 5 per cent of gross domestic product. It is concentrated in the states of Bavaria, Baden-Württemberg and Lower Saxony, whose economies are likely to suffer

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