Modern Citroen DS rendered by automotive designer

The Citroën DS made its debut in 1955, with otherworldly looks and a host of breakthrough features. The car remained in production for 20 years, and more than 1.5 million were built. In recent years, the DS was voted the “most beautiful car” of all time by automotive designers. Now, one automotive designer has attempted to do a modern version of the DS, with dramatic results.

As surfaced by Motor1, the modern DS is the work of Sang Won Lee, a recent graduate of Art Center College of Design. His Citroën DS E Pallas homage project takes key elements from the original, including headlamps under a triangular glass housing, a thin chrome beak spanning the width of the prow, and high-mounted taillights that are integrated into the C-pillars. The tapered body shape of the original in echoed in this new rendition, but the modern version has its own interpretation of

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Discount Tire’s fleet business gains traction with new tech

In Berlin on Sept. 16, Daimler Truck AG presented the first look at its Mercedes-Benz GenH2 Truck, a long-haul Class 8 fuel cell electric truck that begins customer testing in 2023 with series production to begin sometime after 2024.

“Our fuel cell is ready,” confirmed Martin Daum, Daimler Truck chairman during the presentation. Daimler AG has been working on the technology, which converts liquid hydrogen to electrical energy, since the late 1990s.

“Depending on the terrain, depending on the form on which the hydrogen is stored, depending on the size of tank, it has a range of 1,000 km (621 miles) and more,” said Daum. “This means it fulfills all requirements in today’s long-haul transport. It’s as performant as our customers expect.”

The cabover style truck will have a 40-ton gross vehicle weight rating and 25-ton payload capacity. The truck will have two 40-kg stainless steel storage tanks for the

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Auto parts firms seek debt relief

Auto parts makers expect banks to restructure their dues incurred during the moratorium period using less stringent conditions to assist companies whose businesses were hit severely by the pandemic.

An expert panel led by former ICICI Bank Ltd chief executive K.V. Kamath on the one-time restructuring of stressed loans had recommended that banks ignore the current ratio while restructuring loans due to the adverse impact on vehicle production and sales. The recommendations were released by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on 7 September.

Current ratio of a firm is its current assets divided by current liabilities, and is a measure of short-term liquidity.

“We are not prescribing any threshold for current ratio due to the ‘just in time inventory’ business model for raw materials and parts, and finished goods inventory is funded by channel financing available from dealers,” the committee said in its report.

As part of the just-in-time

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KCK family searching for answers after shooter fires into car with children inside | FOX 4 Kansas City WDAF-TV

KANSAS CITY, Kan.– A Kansas couple had a scare of a lifetime when bullets hit their car on I-70.

The incident happened Wednesday afternoon around 5:30p.m.

Tiffany Etheridge said the bullets missed her small children, ages 5-years-old and 7-months, by mere inches.

“We were getting on the highway from 69 to I-70 westbound and I thought our tire was popping. It sounded like the tire spinning and hitting the metal of it and come to find out, the back window shattered and my daughter got hit by glass,” she said.

Etheridge says it was only after they pulled over that they realized their car had been shot. A bullet hole pierced the back window and the side of the family’s BMW.

Investigators later found 11 spent shell casings along the highway.

“I don’t really want to relive the moment. It’s kind of heavy on me now. I don’t think it’s

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Control Engineering | Do cobots replace people in manufacturing?

By Joseph H. Schwartz

September 16, 2020

Articles about automation in manufacturing, particularly robotics and collaborative robots, sometimes called “cobots,” appear frequently in the press. The headline message often is focused on eliminating jobs and replacing workers.

Every time I hear someone mention that automation is replacing people, I start to fidget as I prepare for a debate. In Minnesota, we sometimes call this the “yeah-buttal.”

We seem to have long forgotten that computers with spreadsheet, word processing and presentation software have replaced slide-rules, calculators, typewriters, transparency film and so on, as well as stenographers and others who used these low-tech tools. Thankfully. Of course, we use the computers, and we are much more productive. The combination of computer software and hardware might be considered a form of automation (as well as communication, entertainment and a host of other functions), and society has accepted this.

Manufacturing is different

The dynamic

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Global Automotive Filters Market (2019 to 2027) – Analysis and Forecasts – ResearchAndMarkets.com

Global Automotive Filters Market (2019 to 2027) – Analysis and Forecasts – ResearchAndMarkets.com

The “Automotive Filters Market to 2027 – Global Analysis and Forecasts by Type; Vehicle Type” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

The automotive filters market was valued at US$ 3570.0 million in 2018 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.0% from 2019 to 2027 to reach US$ 5383.8 million by 2027.

Automotive filters are majorly used to remove air pollutants and dust particles to improve the vehicle performance by reducing fuel consumption and resulting in high power output. These filters support in increasing the air flow and lessen the engine damage, which, in turn, increases the efficiency of the vehicle. Also, high gasoline prices are anticipated to shift manufacturers’ emphasis on reduced fuel consumption. All modern vehicles, such as passenger cars, light commercial vehicles, and heavy commercial vehicles, are equipped with different filters

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New surveillance images show getaway car in Richardson gun store robbery

Surveillance images released Friday show the getaway car used by the robbers who stole 53 guns from a Richardson gun store.

The brazen crime happened Thursday about 3 p.m. at Mike’s Gun Room on East Belt Line Road. The owner ended up shooting one of the robbers.

Mike Brown told FOX4 the robbers pretended to be customers, then pulled guns and ordered him on the floor while they loaded up duffel bags.

Brown says he faked a heart condition and bought enough time to grab his own gun and shoot one of the robbers in the shoulder. That person was taken into custody.

RELATED: Richardson gun store owner fakes heart attack, grabs gun to shoot armed robber

The other three robbers got away. Brown says all of them wore hoodies and face coverings.

The getaway car is a silver Chevy Malibu with paper tags and a

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Jama Software Launches New Requirements Management Solution Designed to Simplify Functional Safety Compliance for the Automotive Industry

PORTLAND, Ore., Sept. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Jama Software, the leading requirements management solution for building complex products and integrated systems, today introduced Jama Connect for Automotive, a new solution designed specifically to accelerate product development for automotive engineering teams in the autonomous, electric and traditional vehicle space. This new solution is designed to assist engineering teams in improving development lifecycles and to better manage requirements, risk, hazard analysis and test management, while simplifying alignment to safety-critical standards, including ISO 26262.

The average life of vehicles on the road today exceeds 12 years,1 increasing the business impact around potential safety recalls and associated repair expenses. Continued innovation in automotive product development, coupled with the need to meet safety-critical standards, creates a development environment where engineering teams must balance speed-to-market with product quality in support of functional safety standards.

As the chosen requirements management platform for 6 of

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It’s Your Business 2020: T.J. Schmidt, The Tire Guy, 2020 Winner of Best Auto Mechanic in Idaho County |

COTTONWOOD – With an abundance of cars, trucks, and personal vehicles, the people of Idaho County have decided that the best place to turn to with a problem is T.J. Schmidt of The Tire Guy, winner of the Best Auto Mechanic title in the 2020 Best of Idaho County competition. 

“I take a lot of pride in what I do,” said Schmidt, “I do my best in every job.”

With more than 20 years of experience in the field and many years of work in the Camas Prairie and the Palouse, Schmidt is happy to work in Idaho County.

“I was born and raised on the prairie,” he said. For seven years Schmidt worked on transmissions in Moscow, and for the last three years he has been employed with The Tire Guy. Schmidt sees Idaho County as the place to be, “I enjoy the friendly people and the farming community,”

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