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The six levels of autonomous driving are well-established. However, in the years since the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) originally defined driving automation levels zero through five, advanced driving assistance systems (ADAS) have progressed and proliferated. This march of technolo…

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(BPT) - Taking your current phone with you when you switch wireless carriers — referred to as “bring your own phone (BYOP)” or “bring your own device (BYOD)” — is an increasingly popular option for those who simply don’t feel the need to buy a new phone. Today’s smartphones are so good, and …

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Pittsburgh-based autonomous technology startup, Argo AI, has partnered with Ford and Volkswagen for the past two years to independently integrate its self-driving system (SDS) into purpose-built vehicles for both automakers. Backed by a combined $7 billion automaker investment, Argo AI focus…

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(BPT) - For the past year, the pandemic has disrupted the world — and small businesses are no exception. While navigating challenges, many small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) discovered keys not only to survival, but to adapting and thriving. New research reveals what SMBs need to weathe…

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(BPT) - You may have heard the story about how penicillin was discovered by accident: A Scottish researcher studying the influenza virus came back from vacation to find mold on a culture plate that actually prevented the growth of staphylococci bacteria. And this is not the only case in hist…

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New legislation proposed by three Democratic senators this week would require the Department of Transportation (DOT) to study how driver-monitoring systems can prevent driver distraction and accidents caused by the improper use of advanced driving assistance systems (ADAS). If the findings g…

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(BPT) - Connecting with others is essential to our health and well-being. Whether you’re looking for the perfect present or simply want to brighten someone’s day, you can’t go wrong with the gift of connection. From sentimental gestures to tech gadgets, these ideas can help you decide what t…

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In an announcement from Honda’s new global president and CEO, Toshihiro Mibe, Honda revealed plans to sell only fully electric and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles worldwide by 2040. That makes Honda the latest major automaker to formally declare a move away from the internal combustion engine (I…

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(BPT) - Small businesses are woefully underserved by traditional financial institutions. In fact, a J.D. Power 2018 U.S. Small Business Banking Satisfaction Study found that nearly 63% of microentrepreneurs believe their bank does not appreciate their business — and only 32% think their bank…

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(BPT) - Even if you’re young, newly employed or haven't yet started to save for retirement, many financial professionals agree planning is key to achieving a sense of security for your future. But a new survey shows that if you're a first- or second-generation American, a woman, African Amer…

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This month, chip designer NVIDIA made several announcements at its annual GPU Technology Conference (GTC) that prove software and silicon semiconductor chips will continue to play vital roles in creating safer, more advanced autonomous vehicles (AVs). Two automakers – Volvo and Faraday Futur…

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Cadillac's first all-electric vehicle, the 2023 Lyriq SUV, will arrive at dealerships in the first half of 2022 with a price tag that starts at $59,990. The new rear-wheel-drive EV sports a range of over 300 miles and an interior dominated by a 33-inch-diagonal advanced display screen. In ot…

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The Shanghai Auto Show is a global showcase of established brands and innovative upstarts from virtually all corners of the automotive world. The show has become an increasingly important venue for future mobility and technology with a greater lean toward electrification than ever.

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(NAPS)—More Americans suffered extended power outages in 2020 than any year since Superstorm Sandy struck the New York area in 2012, according to Generac, owners of Power Outage Central, a real-time outage tracking service that monitors outages throughout the United States.“In 2020, more tha…

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(BPT) - During challenging times, there’s nothing more stressful than trying to manage your money (especially if your cash flow has been disrupted). Between expenses like rent, groceries, student loans and other debt, it can be difficult to align your monthly spending with your paychecks. Bu…

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(NAPSI)—Despite years of talk about how 5G is going to transform everyone’s lives, most people haven’t experienced the lightning-fast speeds and incredible performance of it—yet. What Is 5G And Why Do I Want It?5G is the fifth generation of network technology. It may improve everything from …

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(BPT) - This Earth Day, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is celebrating climate action, partnering with companies and organizations that are leading the way to a clean energy future and a healthier planet by investing in energy efficiency with ENERGY STAR and green power with the Gre…

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Based on the same electric vehicle platform as the Volkswagen ID.4 and sized similarly to the Q5 compact SUV, the new 2022 Audi Q4 E-tron and sportier-looking Q4 Sportback E-tron will go on sale by the end of 2021. Audi says the base price will be less than $45,000 before applying federal in…

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(BPT) - So, you’re in your 20s, and everything's changing — you finish college, start working, rent an apartment — and the list goes on. Becoming an adult means accomplishing many milestones, without a manual. "Adulting" often means learning to manage your finances as you make your way throu…

The world is still figuring out how best to talk about the technology that will eventually bring us autonomous vehicles. The sensors and artificial intelligence forming the building blocks of tomorrow's AVs are already assisting drivers, but the names that automakers use for these systems do…

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The Detroit theatre of the electric mobility war just got more interesting. General Motors has announced that it will build the all-new full-size Chevrolet Silverado electric pickup at the company’s Detroit-Hamtramck EV manufacturing facility, now renamed Factory Zero. Production timing is u…

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(NAPSI)—Spring isn’t just when we spring forward in time, it is also the time when we spring into action to clean those places that likely haven’t been cleaned at all: your heating and cooling air ducts.That can be a problem because that’s where dirt, germs, mold, mildew, pet dander and othe…

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With the Lexus LF-Z Electrified Concept, Toyota’s luxury brand showcases a new, plug-in attitude. In announcing the all-electric LF-Z Electrified, Lexus said the concept car is about more than showcasing what future Lexus electric vehicles (EVs) might look like. This is a vehicle that “sugge…

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(NAPSI)—The 55-plus crowd is more active than ever, continuing to stay in the workforce longer, growing in numbers—to the tune of 73 million and counting—and exerting an even greater economic impact. In fact, 55+ers are responsible for over half of U.S. consumer spending, according to AARP, …

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This week, Jeep unveiled the Magneto, an all-electric concept version of its classic Jeep Wrangler. An electrified SUV is nothing new. Automakers ranging from Audi to Volvo have been selling them for years. What makes the Jeep Magneto stand out is its pairing of an EV drive system with the i…

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Until Tesla started building out its Supercharger network, automakers were not known for building their own refueling stations. But as electric vehicles have grown in popularity, finding ways to charge all of these EVs has created an opening for companies that want to attract attention to th…

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(NAPSI)—Zero net emissions of carbon dioxide from energy and industry can be achieved by 2050—and it could cost only about $1 a day. That’s the finding of a new study by James Williams at the University of San Francisco and Margaret S. Torn at the Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory. The st…

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(NAPSI)—The COVID-19 pandemic and efforts to stop the spread of the virus have shifted how people think about a lot of things, including their homes. With shelter-in-place orders and shutdowns around the globe, residences are not only homes, but also offices, classrooms, gyms and more. With …

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(NAPSI)—More time spent at home is prompting homeowners across America to improve their property’s curb appeal. With an increased focus on their yards, many individuals are looking to upgrade their old lawn mowers to something newer and equipped with more features. Zero-turn mowers, for exam…

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(BPT) - The COVID-19 pandemic changed how people think about healthcare. Interacting with your doctor has never been more critical, but now some or all those interactions might occur online. The ability to make appointments online and see your physician without leaving home has benefits. In …

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