Global Car Rental Business Market Forecasts 2020-2027 and the Impact of COVID-19

DUBLIN, Sept. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The “Car Rental Business – Global Market Trajectory & Analytics” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

The increasingly tougher business environment in the travel and tourism sector is sending ripples of disruption, fear and anxiety across the entire value chain including car rentals. The rapid spread of COVID-19 across the globe is having an enormous impact on the travel and tourism industry. From cruise ship quarantines to complete grounding of airlines as countries seal their borders to prevent spread of the disease, the travel industry is feeling the heat of the chaos unleashed by the pandemic. With all of the world’s favorite tourism destinations being off-limits to visitors and guests, the worst affected are countries with the highest contribution of travel and tourism to national GDP such as the Caribbean; Maldives; Philippines; Thailand, Italy, Malaysia, Turkey

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Toyota Fortuner rival set to launch soon



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Ford Endeavour is set to be added with a new trim option with distinctive cosmetic changes to the exterior. The teasers of the upcoming Ford Endeavour Sport suggest it will boast an all-black theme. Expected to launch in the coming days, the Endeavour Sport will rival the Toyota Fortuner TRD and Mahindra Alturas G4, and then later on the MG Gloster as well when it is launched.

Ford has confirmed via Twitter that the SUV is in fact coming soon. “Get ready to check things off your bucket list & meet your ‘perfect’ partner for every challenge, every terrain, every journey & every milestone,” Ford wrote in the tweet.

Ford Endeavour Sport is not likely to get any mechanical changes which means it will be powered by the BS6 2.0-litre turbo-diesel EcoBlue engine that makes 170 hp and 420 Nm of torque and is

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After Failing in Mobile, BlackBerry Wants to Conquer the Automotive World

While the Canadians are now working on another “modern” Android device with a QWERTY keyboard, the company is also trying to explore other markets, including the automotive one.

What BlackBerry wants to do is compete against the likes of Android and Linux to power the driving experience on electric vehicles, so most recently, it signed a deal with Desay SV Automotive to build the autonomous driving domain controller for the Xpeng P7 built by Xpeng Motors.

In other words, BlackBerry will bring in the necessary operating system, Desay will contribute with the automatic driving control unit, called IPU-03, and together they plan to offer a unique driving experience in the Chinese electric vehicle.

One of the best things about QNX is that it’s fully focused on security, something that has been part of BlackBerry’s DNA for many years already.

At a time when cars are getting smarter thanks to the

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Wounds run deep for family of Spring Branch boy killed in bicycle crash

Rodney Peterzen arrived home on a recent Tuesday eager to help his son tackle fourth-grade homework, but his wife met him at their Spring Branch area home with a worried face.

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Topeka man arrested following vehicle chase through Shawnee County – News – The Topeka Capital-Journal

A Topeka man is in custody following a vehicle pursuit early Thursday that began in southwest Shawnee County.

According to a news release from the Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office, 49-year-old Thomas C. West Jr., of Topeka, was arrested and booked Thursday morning into the Shawnee County Jail in connection with multiple traffic- and drug-related charges, including possession of an opiate.

At approximately 2:15 a.m. Thursday, a sheriff’s deputy attempted to stop a maroon Chevrolet pickup truck in the 7800 block of S.W. 61st Street. According to the sheriff’s office, the pickup began to slow down and then took off at a high rate of speed, heading north on S.W. Auburn Road.

According to the sheriff’s office, the driver initiated a pursuit that continued into the City of Topeka, where Topeka Police Department officers assisted with

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Nolan Transportation Group Appoints Joanne Bleavins as Chief Financial Officer

Bleavins brings more than 20 years of strategic experience building and growing financial teams

NTG Appoints Joanne Bleavins as Chief Financial Officer

Bleavins brings more than 20 years of strategic experience building and growing financial teams

Bleavins brings more than 20 years of strategic experience building and growing financial teams

ATLANTA, Sept. 17, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Nolan Transportation Group (NTG), a nationwide leader in strategic truckload shipping and 3PL services, has appointed Joanne Bleavins as Chief Financial Officer of NTG. In her new role, she will oversee all Finance and Accounting functions, while serving as a strategic thought partner within NTG’s executive team to help set, drive, and execute growth and value creation plans.

“We’re eager to add Joanne’s experience and skillset to our executive team,” says Geoff Kelley, President of NTG. “Her vast knowledge implementing both segmented and large-scale programs across complex financial organizations will

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Automakers seek easing of rules for shipment of spares to India

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Customers look at a car displayed in a showroom in Guwahati, Assam, India. File/Associated Press

Foreign automakers are seeking delays and exemptions to India’s planned new quality rules for imported auto parts, arguing the regulations will increase costs, hurt sales and disrupt supply chains, sources with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is keen to reduce imports to boost local manufacturing to make India more self-sufficient and enable it to play a bigger role in the global supply chain. That said, the move is seen mainly aimed at slashing the amount of lower-quality imports from China.

“There is short term pain but there is long term gain,” Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal told an auto convention last week, saying India has become a dumping ground for low-quality goods by not having standards similar to other countries.

New rules mandating stricter quality checks have been flagged

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Jack Williams Tire adds second downtown Scranton location

All team members from former McCarthy Tire shop retained; Williams looking to hire 10 to 15 more

Jack Williams Tire Company has expanded its footprint to include a second location in downtown Scranton.

The new Jack WilliamsTire & Auto Service Center is located at 119 Linden St., Scranton, a former McCarthy Tire retail service location, the company announced last week.

It marks the 37th retail location for Jack Williams, a family-owned and operated company that has has grown from a single store Jack Williams Sr. established in Kingston in 1929.

“We are pleased to expand our coverage in the Scranton area and continue serving the customers of the former McCarthy Tire retail location,” Jack Williams Chairman Bill Williams said. “It was our honor to complete thistransaction with McCarthy Tire as both of our companies and families are committed to serving our customers, communities and associates.”

All existing team members from

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The Sardinian engineer and those patents for space travel

Michele Schirru, from Cagliari, 32 years old, after graduating in Mechanical Engineering from the University of his city set off towards new horizons of research. Now he works in Vienna, for a research company in the field of tribology: it is the discipline that studies the contact and friction between surfaces. Yesterday at the Office Park of the airport of the Austrian capital he received a prestigious award, assigned to the best researchers: «This recognition – he says – is awarded by the companies of the State of Lower Austria for technological innovations that favor national development. I have patented a new technology for the installation of miniaturized sensors in automotive components. The new system can help reduce CO2 emissions through intelligent friction control. In addition to the ecological value, there is the economic aspect: the earnings for companies in Austria alone would be around one billion euros per year

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Outdated city bikes to be replaced

In 1995 Copenhagen became the first city to introduce a programme that made bicycles freely available to those who wished to use them, but unfortunately not much has changed over the past 15 years.

The free-to-loan bikes have fallen victim to the ravages of time and new technology, and following a vote, the city council is now soliciting bids to replace the old two-wheelers.

Morten Kabell, a city council member for the Red-Green Alliance, was the man behind the proposal to get rid of the current bikes in favour of a more modern model.

‘I’ve rarely made a proposal in the council that was so well received,’ said Kabell. ‘There was absolutely no discussion needed on the issue.’

Bo Asmus Kjeldgaard, the head of the city’s technical and environmental department, said he was already trying to expedite the process to abandon the current contract and get the new city bikes

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