COVID19

Governor Tom Wolf allows online car sales in Pennsylvania amid COVID-19 shutdown

BUT THERE IS A CATCH THAT CUSTOMERS NEED TO BE AWARE OF. FOR THE PAST FOUR WEEKS CUSTOMERS HAVE STAYED AWAY FROM CAR CONNECTIONS SUPERSTORE IN NEW CASTLE. THEY CROSSED THE STATE LINE TO BUY IN OHIO. THAT’S ABOUT TO CHANGE. >> I’VE NEVER BOUGHT A CAR ONLINE BEFORE. I AM GOING TO NOW. REPORTER: ROBERT MROZEK IS ONE OF MICHAEL MANSOUR’S CUSTOMERS WHO WILL BUY ONLINE FROM CAR CONNECTIONS. MANSOUR IS ALSO PART OF THE PENNSYLVANIA INDEPENDENT AUTOMOBILE DEALS ASSOCIATION WHO APPLIED PRESSURE TO THE GOVERNOR TO ALLOW ONLINE CAR DEALS. >> WE PUT CONTINOUS PRESSURE ON THE GOVERNOR AS A FRONTLINE SERVICE TO OUR DEALERS AND A COMMITMENT TO ALL OF OUR DEALERS. CONVINCING HIM THIS IS AN ESSENTIAL BUSINESS. REPORTER: NUMBER ONE COCHRAN CEO ROB COCHRAN SAYS PENNSYLVANIA CAR DEALERSHIP OWNERS AND THEIR CUSTOMERS HAVE SUFFERED DURING THE PANDEMIC. >> MANY OF THEM REALLY NEEDING THE VEHICLE. … Read More

Responding to COVID-19 | PA.GOV

On May 4, 2020, Governor Wolf provided guidance that details procedures businesses must follow to conduct in-person operations in counties that move to the yellow phase of reopening.

All businesses, including non-profits, permitted to conduct in-person operations are subject to this guidance. This guidance is based on the building safety and business safety orders, under which nearly all life-sustaining businesses have been operating during the red phase.

Under the yellow phase of reopening, life-sustaining businesses that could not conduct either all or part of their operations via telework will continue to conduct their operations in-person, and many non-life-sustaining businesses will be permitted to restart their in-person operations through the loosening of some restrictions under the stay-at-home and business closure orders.

Protecting Employees

All businesses that have been conducting their operations in whole or in part remotely through individual teleworking must continue telework operations for each of those employees.

All businesses

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Analysis on New Product Launches in Covid-19 Related Markets-Automotive Pressure Sensors Market 2020-2024 | Demand for Automobiles to Boost Growth | Technavio

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Technavio has been monitoring the automotive pressure sensors market and it is poised to grow by USD 614.21 million during 2020-2024, progressing at a CAGR of over 4% during the forecast period. The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current market scenario, latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment.

Technavio suggests three forecast scenarios (optimistic, probable, and pessimistic) considering the impact of COVID-19. Please Request Latest Free Sample Report on COVID-19 Impact

The market is fragmented, and the degree of fragmentation will accelerate during the forecast period. Continental AG, Delphi Technologies, DENSO Corp., Honeywell International Inc., Infineon Technologies AG, NXP Semiconductors NV, Robert Bosch GmbH, Sensata Technologies Inc., TE Connectivity Ltd., and Texas Instruments Inc. are some of the major market participants. The demand for automobiles will offer immense growth opportunities. To make the most of the opportunities, market vendors should focus more

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Avia Solutions Group Donates $2M for COVID-19 Vaccine Transportation

“Being one of the biggest aviation services group and a socially responsible humanitarian flights provider, we decided to solidarize with other large global companies. We have sent an official offer of $2M worth flight budget to the World Health Organization with an aim to help combat COVID-19. The support money shall be dedicated to transporting COVID-19 vaccines to highly infected places using the company’s aircraft fleet – Dornier 228, Boeing 747-400F, B737-400F and Airbus A321,” says Mr. Vygaudas Usackas, Ambassador and Member of the Board of Directors of Avia Solutions Group.

Avia Solutions Group is the biggest integrated aviation service provider in the world with up to 50% of its flights being humanitarian. The company currently controls the operations of Chapman Freeborn, Bluebird Nordic and Avion Express, which together achieve around 10 000 flight hours per month performing medical aid flights, repatriation, United Nations World Food Programme missions and other

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Toyota Develops Vehicle To Transport Seriously Ill COVID-19 Patients

As of date, the new coronavirus pandemic has already affected several countries around the world, with 3.25-million confirmed cases and death toll hitting the 230,000 mark. In Japan, there are 14,305 confirmed COVID-19 cases with 455 deaths. Tokyo, the nation’s capital, tallies the most number of confirmed cases and casualties, with Osaka and Kanagawa following behind.

As such, Toyota Motor Corporation has extended its hand in order to assist in this time of crisis. Earlier this week, the carmaker announced the production of medical face shields for Japan, with production capacity boosted up to 40,000 units per month.

Toyota has aided in the transport of COVID-19 cases, as well. It has provided 11 vehicles for mildly-ill patients since April 10, covering Tokyo, Chiba Prefecture, and Miyagi Prefecture.

Toyota Hiace For Seriously Ill Patients
Toyota Hiace For Seriously Ill Patients

The automaker’s latest addition to its coronavirus aid is this – a Toyota Hiace converted into a vehicle transport specifically modified to ferry

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Pre & Post COVID-19 Market Estimates- Automotive Films Market 2019-2023 | Use of Automotive Films to Boost Growth | Technavio

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Technavio has been monitoring the automotive films market and it is poised to grow by USD 1.43 billion during 2019-2023, progressing at a CAGR of over 5% during the forecast period. The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current market scenario, latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment.

Technavio suggests three forecast scenarios (optimistic, probable, and pessimistic) considering the impact of COVID-19. Please Request Latest Free Sample Report on COVID-19 Impact

The market is fragmented, and the degree of fragmentation will accelerate during the forecast period. 3M Co., Arlon Graphics LLC, Avery Dennison Corp., Compagnie de Saint-Gobain SA, Eastman Chemical Co., HEXIS SA, Johnson Window Films Inc., LINTEC Corp., NEXFIL Ltd., and Rayno Window Film are some of the major market participants. The use of automotive films will offer immense growth opportunities. To make the most of the opportunities, market vendors should focus more

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Automotive Stocks Gear Up To Fight COVID-19

Major automotive and auto component manufacturers have seen their stock prices decline by an average of over -30% year-to-date, due to the Coronavirus pandemic. While General Motors stock is down by about -41% year-to-date, Ford is down by -47%. However, Tesla has bucked the trend, rising 68%. The health crisis has meant people really don’t need to drive much right now, and not many are buying new cars either. Irrespective of what local and country governments prescribe or guide, we don’t believe this is likely to change in a hurry. Discretionary spending is likely to drop as the economy slips into a recession, impacting auto sales.

Though steep declines have happened, more pain and declines are possible in the coming weeks as

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Volvo’s Trevor Hettesheimer talks about how COVID-19 has changed automotive business

30-second summary:

  • ClickZ and SEW hosted a virtual briefing, The Impact of COVID-19 on the Automotive Industry & Marketing with Trevor Hettesheimer, Manager, KPI’s, Analytics, Search & Planning at Volvo.
  • There has been a sharp drop in automotive sales compared to the 2020 forecast in January, which predicted 16.8 million in total sales and 13.4 million in retail sales.
  • As a result of nationwide shutdowns combined with an oil price war, automotive industry sales were down 41% in March 2020 compared with the previous year.
  • To help mitigate the impact on its business, Volvo took inventory of their U.S. dealerships and assessed who could remain open for sales and service.
  • They then assessed what dealers could do business online and brainstormed ways they could safely deliver cars or allow consumers in lockdown to have their cars serviced.
  • Hettesheimer noted that the most significant drop in sales would likely be April
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Department of Transportation | HDOT COVID-19 update: Identification credentials, safety checks, and vehicle registrations

HDOT COVID-19 update: Identification credentials, safety checks, and vehicle registrations

Posted on Apr 30, 2020 in Highways News, Main, News

HONOLULU – In consideration of Governor Ige’s 6th supplementary emergency proclamation through May 31, 2020, the Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) provides the following updates on identification credentials, Periodic Motor Vehicle Inspections (PMVI or Safety Checks), and motor vehicle registrations.

Identification Credentials (Driver’s Licenses, State Identification Cards)

  • Driver’s licenses, instruction permits, and State Identification cards that expire between March 15 and May 31, 2020, are granted a 90-day waiver. All State-issued credentials expiring during this date range will be considered valid for an additional 90-days from the end of Governor Ige’s 6th supplementary emergency proclamation on May 31, 2020. This extension is to provide enough time for the public to obtain or renew credentials once face-to-face government services are reopened.
  • Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) holders with a CDL that expired
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How COVID-19 has changed the automotive business, and what Volvo is doing about it

30-second summary:

  • ClickZ hosted a virtual briefing, The Impact of COVID-19 on the Automotive Industry & Marketing with Trevor Hettesheimer, Manager, KPI’s, Analytics, Search & Planning at Volvo.
  • There has been a sharp drop in automotive sales compared to the 2020 forecast in January, which predicted 16.8 million in total sales and 13.4 million in retail sales.
  • As a result of nationwide shutdowns combined with an oil price war, automotive industry sales were down 41% in March 2020 compared with the previous year.
  • To help mitigate the impact on its business, Volvo took inventory of their U.S. dealerships and assessed who could remain open for sales and service.
  • They then assessed what dealers could do business online and brainstormed ways they could safely deliver cars or allow consumers in lockdown to have their cars serviced.
  • Hettesheimer noted that the most significant drop in sales would likely be April at 60-80%
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