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May
3

How To Become An Automotive Engineer At A Major Car Company

Image by Jason Torchinsky

Image by Jason Torchinsky

What It TakesTrue stories of the amazing women who work in cars.

A question I get a lot from younger readers is: How can I become an automotive engineer for a major car company? The answer is that there are many avenues to that goal, which is why—in addition to telling my own tale about how I scored my dream engineering job at Fiat Chrysler—I compiled stories from Ford, Nissan, Honda, Fiat Chrysler, and GM engineers.

It’s the same question I used to ask people all the time when I was a middle-schooler in the small city of Leavenworth, Kansas. I was someone who didn’t live anywhere close to the car industry (unless you count dealers and the Ford plant in Kansas City), and knew little about the civilian sector in general, since I grew up in an army community. To me, the automobile industry was a dim light atop the tallest of peaks—something that I could only faintly see from a distance, a dream that mostly just felt like an impossibility.

[A quick note: This article consists of eight pages, one devoted to each engineer’s story. Once you get to the bottom of my page, click “next” to read on page two the amazing way that the Jeep Wrangler JL product planner scored his dream gig. Comments are on page nine, which I realize is a bummer. Tell me your thoughts on how this new format works for a long feature like this one. I think it breaks things up well, but I’m unsure.]

Let The Passion Drive You

I was 13 years old, but for years and years, I carried that dream right there in my chest pocket, never letting go and using it to shape each and every major life decision I made.

My goal, to be specific, was to work for Chrysler, as I wrote on a flashlight forum (don’t judge) post back in July of 2006, when I was a mere 14 years old:

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A former classmate, whose dad owned an awesome third-generation Ram 1500 (with the billet grille!), recently sent me a photo of our eighth-grade yearbook, in which I wrote: “Dodge Rams rule!”

Look at this Chrysler nerd:

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I vividly remember a Chrysler Ride and Drive event in Kansas City that I convinced my family to attend, and we always went to the Kansas City Auto Show. Here’s my 16-year-old self crawling all over Jeeps in 2008; the JK Wrangler was still a relatively new vehicle, and I was obsessed:

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I even took a photo of myself (using a digital camera because this was before the proliferation of smartphones) in the 2008 Jeep Liberty, which—while new at the time—was a pretty crappy Jeep. But a man in love sees no flaws:

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Never mind, even I knew a crappy car when I saw one (see caption):

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Also new in 2008 was the Challenger:

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And the “DS” Ram:

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Now that I think about it, 2008 was a

Apr
26

Coronavirus: Morgan Hill bicycle company sources and donates masks to healthcare workers

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (KGO) — Face masks are hard to come by, even for health care workers. So, Morgan Hill-based bike company, Specialized, has been using its worldwide contacts, calling in favors, and spending millions of dollars to get face masks to medical workers.

Specialized CEO Mike Sinyard told me healthcare workers are the heroes of this pandemic.

He knows he is fortunate to have the wherewithal to secure so many masks, but encourages all of us to lend a helping hand to healthcare workers.

“How could you help them?” he asks. “Can you help them by preparing food, can you help them by taking care of their kids, because the kids will be home. Everything helps.”

Mask shipments have begun arriving at the company’s Morgan Hill headquarters, and among the first to get masks are local hospitals, including Watsonville Community Hospital.

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Apr
23

Bicycle Illinois – Illinois’ Bicycle Touring Company

WELCOME
TO BICYCLE ILLINOIS
Illinois’ Bicycle
Touring Company

We
are extremely sad to announce that due to the
extension
of Wisconsin’s Safer at Home Order, GRABAAWR 2020 must
be postponed.
Significantly
more information will be coming promptly for all participants,
vendors, and suppliers.

Registration is
now open
for all
Bicycle Illinois events!

Click
Here
to register for
Bicycle Illinois
(prices
increase April 30th!)


Click
Here
to register for the Illini
Weekend Getaway
Click
Here
to register for the Tri-State
Tour Chicago Century

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to register for RAIL North
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to register for RAIL South
Click
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to register
for our RABGRAI Transportation Service

Registration
is now open for
all Bike Wisconsin events!

Click
Here
to register for the Bike
Northwoods Tour
(prices
increase April 30th!)

Click
Here
to register for SAGBRAW
Click
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to register for Will to
Ben

Click
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to join our mailing
list!
(make sure
to mark your interests on the
right side of the form)

2020
Event Schedule

2021
Event Schedule
(tentative)

Click
on one of the routes at left
for more information

We
Encourage You to Register
as Early as Possible!

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Here
for
more information

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Apr
13

Automotive Distributing Company llc

Name Description WebSite



  
Absorber Automotive Cleaning



  
Accel Performance & OEM Ignition



  
Access Covers Rollup Tonneau Covers



  
Advance Flow Eng Filters/Air Intakes



  
Advanced Clutch Tech Performance Clutches



  
AEM Power Cold Air Intakes



  
AirAid Filter/Air Intake Systems



  
Airlift Air Bags/Suspension



  
AMP Lund Retractable Running Boards



  
Anco Windshield Wipers



  
Anzo Performance Lighting



  
Aries Automotive Acc Steel Products for trucks



  
ARP Fasteners Performance Fasteners



  
Auto Vent Shades RAINGUARDS- BUGSHIELDS



  
Autometer Products Gauges



  
B W TRAILER HITCH Hitches



  
B and M Performance Shifters-Transmissions-Converters



  
Backrack Headache Racks



  
BADA Wheel Weights



  
BAK Industries Tonneau Covers



  
BBK Performance Performance Products-Air Intakes-Exhaust



  
Bed Mat Company Truck Bed Mats



  
Bed Rug Pickup Truck Bed Protection



  
BedSlide Roll Out carry Out Tray for Pickup Trucks



  
Belltech Suspension Components



  
Bestop Jeep Tops-Accessories



  
BIG TIME PRODUCTS WORK GLOVES



  
BILL MITCHELL RACING PROD Engine Blocks Aluminum



  
Body Armor Bumpers-Jeep Doors-Jeep Accessories



  
Bolt Secure Locking System



  
Borla Perfromance Ind Performance Exhaust Systems



  
BRACKETRON Cell Phone Holders



  
Britex Towels Towels,Rags Automotive Wipes



  
BTE Performance Products Performance Transmissions & Products



  
Bully Dog Technologies ENGINE PROGRAMERS DIESELS



  
Bushwacker FENDER FLARES



  
CALIFORNIA CAR DUSTER Car Dusters-WaterBlade



  
Calumet Branded Products High Performance synthetic lubricants



  
Canton Racing Products Oil Pans & Engine Related Products



  
CAR FRESHNER CORP Air Fresheners



  
CARR Quality Truck Steps



  
Centerforce Clutches Clutches

Apr
12

Smart Trainers – Big Shark Bicycle Company

Minoura SmartTurbo Kagura LST9200 LiveRide Indoor Magnetic Bicycle Trainer

$649.99

Minoura, the company that invented the mag trainer, now brings you the SmartTurbo Kagura LS9200 trainer. This trainer operates in either a fixed or gravity mode, allowing the user to train more traditionally or by simulating a downhill ride. Using Bluetooth or ANT+, the trainer will connect to your smartphone, tablet, or laptop to transmit data, OR you can use apps (on ios, android, Windows and Mac!) from Zwift, Kinomap and more to create an amazing simulation of outdoor riding. It will also talk to select products from companies like Garmin to simulate a workout or course. This trainer is smooth and quiet, and can be used (with the Neodymium magnet) straight out of the box! This will allow the user to warm up before a race, for example, and then take it home and plug it back in for Smart training. It will accommodate 650b/700c/26″/27.5″ tires, and includes a QR skewer for rear hub widths from 125-140mm.

Saris H3 Direct Drive Smart Trainer

$1,000.00

Reliable. Durable. Quieter Than Ever Before.
When it comes to indoor bike trainers, the most frequently asked question is: how quiet is it? Taking this to heart, our Madison, Wisconsin-based team put this query under the microscope and set a goal to build a trainer so quiet, that the only sound is that of your drive train.
The result? A direct drive smart trainer that touts a sound specification of 59 decibels at 20 mph. In other words, the H3 is five times quieter than previous generations, making it the quietest smart trainer to ever leave our doors.
Following the Saris direct drive smart trainer legacy, the H3 features the same reliably and durability as its predecessors. Each H3 is made from cast and machined aluminum sourced from America’s heartland. Encased inside are components meticulously calibrated to measure power, speed and cadence, as well as a precision-balanced flywheel – all built to handle 2000 watts and replicate a 20% climbing grade.
Tested to withstand heavy training, the H3’s internal cooling system will keep the electromagnetic resistance system working – and accurate – long after your legs have given out.
– Quieter Than Ever: all new drive system shaves decibels off previous generations.
– Precise Training: +/- 2% power accuracy.
– Controlled and Consistent: electromagnetic resistance provides a measured workout every time.
– Direct Drive Design: widest bike compatibility and eliminates wheel slips.
– No External Sensors Required: measures speed, cadence and power.
– Seamless Integration: connects to indoor cycling apps with dual ANT+ FE-C and Bluetooth FTMS standards.
– Zwift certified.
Specs
– Noise level: 59 decibels at 20 mph
– Power measurement accuracy: +/- 2%
– Maximum power output: 2000 watts at 20 mph
– Simulates a 20% climbing grade
– Fast response electromagnetic resistance
– Measures speed, cadence and power – no external sensors needed
– 20 lb precision balanced flywheel
– Integrated dual ANT+ FE-C and Bluetooth FTMS standards
– Built-in front wheel block
– Integrated carrying handle
– Compatible with Shimano 8-11 speed cassettes
– XD/XDR

Apr
11

How to Build a Million Dollar Medical Transportation Company


Welcome to the Non-Emergency
Medical Transportation Industry, an industry that’s literally
growing by the day. How do I know? Because the elderly
population is literally in the process of doubling and
the medical industry is experiencing huge change.

Further, I know
because I started my first company, a NEMT business in
1999. Since then, I have help and untold number of transportation
providers and entrepreneurs from all across the country
to grow, build, expand and diversify their NEMT businesses.

So what is Non-Emergency
Medical Transportation (NEMT)?

Also known as an
ambulette service, NEMT is the transportation of people
in wheelchairs, stretchers or those ambulatory who need
assistance.


Do NOT be
confused: This is NOT an ambulance service!
This is strictly non-emergency transportation.
You do NOT need any kind of special life-saving
skills, training or equipment!





Million Dollar Medical Transportation Company

As a non-emergency medical transportation provider, you provide a critical service that helps people in need get to their medical appointments, dialysis and treatment centers, in and out of nursing, rehab, skilled care, and assisted living facilities.

Further, your service supports and sustains the daily mission of hospitals, facilities, doctor offices, and medical centers. Without you, people in need don’t get treated, residents don’t get to appointments, and facilities can?t discharge patients.

Do not confuse this high-demand service with a common senior transportation or elderly transportation service.

Trust me, I know the internet is flooded with common information regarding “how to start a senior transportation service,” but I can assure you, I am not going to waste your time or take your money attempting to teach you something that, essentially, amounts to you simply driving for Uber or Lyft.

There is no real money-making opportunity in rideshare services because you can’t scale it with such low rates of reimbursement. To the contrary, I am going to teach you how to build a real and legitimate non-emergency medical transportation company – one with increased capacity that you can grow and scale.

And here is the absolute best part. your two niche markets, the medical industry and the elderly population, are not just growing, they are exponentially booming!



The elderly
population is the fastest growing niche market in
the world – and it’s only getting bigger! By the
year 2030, the US elderly population will have doubled,
reaching in excess of 70 million!


The
US health care industry is one of the world’s
largest and fastest growing industries! By the
year 2016, the growth of the US medical industry
will have consumed almost 20% of our GDP!

Now seriously, if
you have any kind of keen business sense then these two
statistics, the growth of the elderly population and that
of

Apr
10

Luxoft, a DXC Technology Company, Completes Acquisition of CMORE Automotive

ZUG, Switzerland–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Luxoft, a DXC Technology Company (NYSE: DXC), today announced the completion of its acquisition of CMORE Automotive, an independent services provider dedicated to the development and validation of AI-driven mobility systems.

Luxoft had announced a definitive agreement to acquire CMORE Automotive on March 5, 2020 and received final regulatory approval on March 24, 2020.

The acquisition builds on Luxoft’s capabilities in data-driven development, testing and validation of Autonomous Drive/Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (AD/ADAS) for Level 3 to Level 5 autonomous functions and strengthens the company’s ability to design and deploy transformative AD/ADAS programs for clients at scale.

“With CMORE Automotive, Luxoft will extend its spectrum of AD/ADAS initiatives, from enabling customers to amplify their fusion, perception and driving function development, testing and validation capacities to delivering transformative AD/ADAS solutions at scale. I want to welcome the CMORE Automotive team to the DXC family,” said Dmitry Loschinin, executive vice president, DXC Technology, and president and chief executive officer, Luxoft.”

“We are excited to be a part of the DXC family and it’s Autonomous Drive team and looking forward to accelerate customers’ in-car series projects with end-to-end AI-driven development, testing and validation of AD/ADAS solutions at scale.” said Richard Woller, chief executive officer, CMORE Automotive.

About Luxoft

Luxoft, a DXC Technology Company, (NYSE: DXC), is a digital strategy and software engineering firm providing bespoke technology solutions that drive business change for customers the world over. Luxoft uses technology to enable business transformation, enhance customer experiences, and boost operational efficiency through its strategy, consulting, and engineering services. Luxoft combines a unique blend of engineering excellence and deep industry expertise, specializing in automotive, financial services, travel and hospitality, healthcare, life sciences, media and telecommunications. For more information, please visit www.luxoft.com.

About DXC Technology

DXC Technology (NYSE: DXC) helps global companies run their mission critical systems and operations while modernizing IT, optimizing data architectures, and ensuring security and scalability across public, private and hybrid clouds. With decades of driving innovation, the world’s largest companies trust DXC to deploy our enterprise technology stack to deliver new levels of performance, competitiveness and customer experiences. Learn more about the DXC story and our focus on people, customers and operational execution at www.dxc.technology.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-looking Statements

All statements in this press release that do not directly and exclusively relate to historical facts constitute “forward-looking statements.” These statements represent DXC’s intentions, plans, expectations and beliefs, and are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors, many of which are outside DXC’s control, and no assurance can be given that the results described in such statements will be achieved. Many factors could cause actual results to differ materially from such forward-looking statements with respect to the transaction announced above including risks relating to unforeseen liabilities, future capital expenditures, inability to achieve expected synergies, loss of revenues, delays or business disruptions. For a written description of risk factors that could cause actual results in DXC’s business to differ materially from forward-looking statements regarding those matters, see the

Apr
1

Automobile Inspections | #1 Car Inspection & Appraisal Company

Quality Auto Appraisal Done Right

At Automobile Inspections, we have been providing comprehensive vehicle inspection reports for long-distance car buyers since 1995. With over 800 inspectors nationwide, we can offer our auto appraisal services anywhere in the USA and most of Canada. Our operatives take their time to do each inspection thoroughly and each pre-purchase inspection report includes a detailed analysis of the body, paint, chrome, signs of accident damage, rust or bondo. Your thorough car appraisal will also include engine check, test drive, and photographs of the underbody and checks of the tires, wheels, instrumentation, interior and more. We provide specialty tailored vehicle inspection reports for different types of vehicles and offer a free professional consultation to every client.

Get a Vehicle Inspection by the Pros

Our mission at Automobile Inspections is to provide you with the premium service you should expect from a leader in the industry. We understand how important a vehicle inspection is and how costly it can be if one key element is overlooked. Our view has always been that if you do not get all the information you need from an auto appraisal, then you might as well not have bothered at all. That is why we make it our goal at each pre-purchase car inspection is to ensure that you receive all of the information you need to make an informed decision before buying.

For a detailed pre – purchase  inspection  from the  pros,  contact  us today at  (860) 456 – 4048  or  order online  now.  We look  forward to  being  of  service  to you!

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Jul
16

Review A Business Trucking Company DOT Security File

Smoke belching is the forceful expulsion of smoke from the vehicle’s pipe. Listed below are the driving particulars monitored by the Drive Wise device. Nonetheless, as you play with the automobile calculator you will see that that mortgage terms and interest rates can have a large an effect on the bottom line, especially for the costlier vehicles.

This discount is simply available to current vehicles; it’s not relevant at the time of vehicle purchase. The oil must be modified about every 5,000 miles, or every three months if the vehicle is driver on daily basis for a number of hours. However, think about the danger that the numbers right here for the EVs may wind up very different – in either direction – as soon as these vehicles have been on the highway for just a few years.

Rollaway vehicles kill about 93 individuals a yr, in response to the Nationwide Freeway Visitors Security Administration. It can’t be used toward the acquisition of air luggage, oil modifications, tires, or state-mandated vehicle inspections or be combined with another promotions or offers.

2. Jobs that require an employee to journey incessantly often occasions present using an organization car. Pre-made cables are available at most Camper half stores, as well as kits for wiring into the precise electrical harness of towed vehicles. Many unsavory used car dealers will make use of various underhanded tactics to make a lower than stellar vehicle seem like in significantly better shape than it is.

However, some entrance-wheel drive vehicles might be towed for several hours, both ;with the engine operating (to maintain fluid pumped to the axles), or with the RV driver stopping each three-four hours and working the engine for a couple of minutes to get the lubricants distributed properly.

As soon as your telephone is paired accurately to the vehicle and you’ve got your Sync account activated, you need to use all the Sync and providers. In some circumstances they listing the sellers price on a particular vehicle in addition to latest sale costs in your space on the vehicle you have an interest in shopping for.…

May
31

Ideas On How To Select A Freight Shipping Service Company

Freight shipping is an business that simplifies all of your export and import wants. About: The Deuce is the name of Las Vegas’ form of public transportation that is operated by the Regional Transportation Committee. August 7, 2012 – During the Transportation 2040 Part 2 consultations in June and July 2012, over 10,000 individuals participated by public events, group and stakeholder conferences, a web-based questionnaire, social media, and electronic mail.

1. Value-effective – in comparison with air freight, ocean freight services of not price a lot of money. January 18, 2017 – TNCs shouldn’t have a house on our streets, and freight automobiles wouldn’t have sufficient business loading zones and parking locations to accommodate booming ecommerce.

The info for the Operating Prices part of the Transportation Requirements are offered by Census Region and Metropolitan Statistical Space (MSA). U.S. Division of Transportation Reminder has a toll free hotline for sufferers requiring medical transport. The declaration lists six “rights,” together with the power to decide on whether to drive, take public transportation, walk or bike.

Within the case of public roads and highways, these increased upkeep prices can result in greater taxes to people and companies. In cases like this, trucking or delivery service suppliers are hired to distribute the commodities. The choices of transport which you’ll be able to select from embrace street, rail, sea and air.

Terminals similar to airports, ports, and stations, are locations the place passengers and freight can be transferred from one vehicle or mode to a different. Commerce requires the transport of individuals to conduct enterprise, either to allow face-to-face communication for important selections or to maneuver specialists from their regular place of job to websites the place they are needed.

The pricing strategy for a pet transportation service business fluctuates based mostly on the fixed and variable value of the enterprise, in addition to the nature of the service supplied. These have been not likely public postal services as they were meant for folks employed by the emperor and for the rich and powerful.…