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Woman dies after being hit by car in North Windham Friday night
Silk-FAW Continues To Poach Italy’s Automotive Talent, As Lamborghini’s Katia Bassi Joins As Managing Director
Transportation Department cracks down on airlines withholding refunds for canceled flights
Bear gets trapped in car, destroys interior
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Rekor Systems Announces Selection of Waycare Technologies by Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development for Pilot Program to Reduce State Traffic Congestion and Crashes California homeless camp fire damages 2 bridges, disrupts public transportation Austin finishes half of its bicycle network, expects to complete entire 400-mile system by 2025 The Top 10 Automotive Concepts that automotive enthusiasts will be itching to see on the road! Oregon Transportation Commission, wary of I-5 Rose Quarter project’s growing price tag, grants conditional approval Woman dies after being hit by car in North Windham Friday night Silk-FAW Continues To Poach Italy’s Automotive Talent, As Lamborghini’s Katia Bassi Joins As Managing Director Transportation Department cracks down on airlines withholding refunds for canceled flights Bear gets trapped in car, destroys interior Cycling apparel company adding full-service bike repair to visitor center
Jul
2021
26

This Yugo Disguised As A SEAT Is The Most Self-Aware Car On Earth

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The cheapest car sold in the U.S. in the 1980s and 1990s — the Yugo — has recently become kind of ironically hip. Once the butt of countless jokes, it’s certifiably cool in the U.S. these days. But in Serbia, even over a decade since production stopped at the Kragujevac plant (which, incidentally, NATO bombed in 1999—Fiat later rebuilt it and it now produces the Fiat 500L), the Yugo remains a decent option as cheap transportation, and it is anything but cool. In fact, the Yugo is so uncool that when this Serb owner set about disguising the orange car you see above, they didn’t choose a BMW, Porsche or a Cadillac — they chose a SEAT. Just a SEAT.

There’s something charming about a cheap economy car dressed up as something cooler. Fierarris (Pontiac Fieros dressed up a Ferraris) are a great example; Beetles disguised as cool sports cars are also lots of fun; and then there are all the Japanese vehicles converted into luxury and sports cars by coachbuilder Mitsuoka. The whole concept is aspirational — as if the owner and the car are both saying “This is who I want to be, so I’m going to look the part.”

Dress for the job you want, they say.

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That’s what makes this Yugo in Kruševac, Serbia so great. The owner gave the vehicle Lamborghini doors, then instead of grafting on a Lamborghini face, they screwed on the face of a SEAT. A SEAT. The economy car.

I’m not disparaging the Spanish SEAT brand, but let’s be real here for a moment: The modern SEAT isn’t exactly a desireable car, in part because everyone knows a SEAT is just a rebadged Volkswagen. (To be sure, some of the hot hatches are awesome).

This Yugo 55 — which my new Serb friend Dragoslav sent me (I visited him with my $600 diesel manual Chrysler minivan last week on my way back to Germany from Turkey) — is self-aware. It understands that it is but a humble Yugoslavia-built economy car with a 1.1-liter four cylinder engine making 55 horsepower. The econobox knows that trying to look like a high-end sports car would be futile and honestly a little embarrassing. So instead, the machine chose to dress up as a Spanish VW-based hatchback.

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This particular machine is a 1991 Yugo 55 (also called the Zastava 55 in Serbia), sharing the same little engine as the Fiat 128-based Zastava 101. Bolted to that motor is a five-speed manual feeding a little bit of torque to the front wheels.

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The cabin features an aftermarket steering wheel and some leather SEATs out of…some car. I honestly have no idea which one, but I bet one of you obscenely-nerdy readers will tell me.

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The car, for sale on the famous car-sales website that we all know and love, mojtrg.rs, has an asking price of 650 Euro, or roughly $765. I think that’s actually a decent

Jul
2021
11

Auto Part Maker Finds Takata Falsified Seat Belt Tests: Report

Takata demonstrates the effectiveness of its seatbelts during a 2012 exhibition.

Takata demonstrates the effectiveness of its seatbelts during a 2012 exhibition.
Photo: YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP (Getty Images)

The Japanese arm of Joyson Safety Systems, a United States-based automotive safety component maker, found 1,000 cases of data falsification when it came to Takata’s seatbelt tests, Reuters reports.

This investigation began back in October of 2020, and the results are conclusive: plants in Hikone, Japan and in the Philippines were found to have falsified test data on belt webbing for adult seatbelts and child safety seats. This webbing is the core of the belt’s strength, so it’s crucial that these elements are in top condition.

Unfortunately, the plants in question doctored data in order to meet client standards. It does not appear that these elements compromised safety, and there are currently no recalls issued for the belts at the moment. That said, Hisayoshi Iwamitsum president of JSS Japan, said JSS Japan submitted an investigation report to Japan’s transport ministry on Friday.

Here’s a little more from the Reuters story:

As part of preventive measures, the company introduced an electronic system in March that would prevent data from being falsified, and is working on expanding human resources for quality management, he added.

The investigation also showed that data had been falsified at Hikone plant over a two-decade period until Jan. 2020, overlapping with when Takata was embroiled in airbag scandals.

Yes, having both seatbelt and airbag issues is not great. That doesn’t lend a lot of confidence to your company—but at the very least, the seatbelt issue doesn’t seem to be anywhere near as devastating as the airbag one, in part because the safety of the belts were confirmed by other tests.

If you’ve forgotten, about 67 million Takata air bags were recalled for potentially causing harm to drivers involved in accidents. Airbags exposed to high heat or humidity were prone to failing.

Apr
2020
29

Car Seat Headrest Share New Song “There Must Be More Than Blood”: Listen

Car Seat Headrest’s Making A Door Less Open is out next week, and the band is back today to stoke your excitement with a fourth advance single. Thus far, Will Toledo’s first collection of new original songs since 2016’s Teens Of Denial has yielded “Can’t Cool Me Down,” “Martin,” and the contentious “Hollywood,” a song I’ve been told is bad but can confirm is, in fact, good. All of them are good. Spoiler alert: The whole album is good! But we’ll have more to say on that later. In the meantime, here is one more good song to pique your interest.

Today’s new Car Seat Headrest track is called “There Must Be More Than Blood.” On MADLO, it’s a seven-minute sprawl incorporated the newfangled production and arrangements the band incorporated this time around. But its release is accompanied by a video in which Toledo performs the song acoustically in character as Trait, the album’s protagonist, who was wearing a mask before it was cool. The chorus: “There must be more than blood that holds us together/ There must be more than wind that takes us away/ There must be more than tears when they pull back the curtain/ There must be more than fear.”

Check out the studio and acoustic versions of “There Must Be More Than Love” below.

Making A Door Less Open is out 5/1 on Matador. Pre-order it here.

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Apr
2020
17

Automotive Electric Seat Switch Market Size 2020 : Top Countries Data, Defination, Business Opportunity, SWOT Analysis, Applications, Trends and Forecast to 2026

Apr 10, 2020 (The Expresswire) —
Global “Automotive Electric Seat Switch Market” 2020 Research Report provides key analysis on the market status of the Automotive Electric Seat Switch manufacturers with best facts and figures, meaning, definition, SWOT analysis, expert opinions and the latest developments across the globe. The Report also calculate the market size, Automotive Electric Seat Switch Sales, Price, Revenue, Gross Margin and Market Share, cost structure and growth rate. The report considers the revenue generated from the sales of This Report and technologies by various application segments.

The objective of the study is to define market sizes of different segments and countries in previous years and to forecast the values to the next Five years. The report is designed to incorporate both qualify qualitative and quantitative aspects of the industry with respect to each of the regions and countries involved in the study. Furthermore, the report also caters the detailed information about the crucial aspects such as drivers and restraining factors which will define the future growth of the Automotive Electric Seat Switch market.

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The research covers the current Automotive Electric Seat Switch market size of the market and its growth rates based on 6-year records with company outline of Key players/manufacturers:

  • Delphi
  • Omron
  • Toyodenso
  • Tokai Rika
  • Marquardt
  • Changjiang Automobile
  • CandK

Short Description about Automotive Electric Seat Switch Market:

The power seat switch makes it easy for you to adjust your seat into that perfect, comfortable driving position. That makes your daily commute much more bearable, and does wonders for long trips. When you press the power seat switch down on the side of your seat, it sends a command to a small electric motor that moves the seat in whatever direction you chose—forward, backwards, up, down and even tilted. Power seats and the switches that come with them are becoming more and more common on newer cars, replacing the older system, where seats had to be positioned manually.

The global average price of Automotive Electric Seat Switch is in the decreasing trend, from 13.5 USD/Unit in 2012 to 12.5 USD/Unit in 2016. With the situation of global economy, prices will be in decreasing trend in the following five years. The classification of Automotive Electric Seat Switch includes passenger position and driving position, and the proportion of driving position in 2016 is about 56%. Automotive Electric Seat Switch is widely used in Passenger Vehicle and Commercial Vehicle. The most proportion of Automotive Electric Seat Switch is Passenger Vehicle, and consumption proportion in 2016 is over 91%. Europe is the largest consumption place, with a consumption market share nearly 26% in 2016. Following China is the second largest consumption place with the consumption market share of 24%. Market competition is intense. Delphi, Omron, Toyodenso, etc. are the leaders of the industry, and they hold key technologies and patents, with high-end customers; have been formed in the monopoly position in the industry.

Scope of the Automotive Electric Seat Switch Market

Apr
2020
10

Automotive Seat Market | Industry Size, Share Analysis Report 2019-2023

Table of Contents

1 Executive Summary

2 Scope of the Report

2.1 Market Definition

2.2 Scope of the Study

2.2.1 Definition

2.2.2 Research Objective

2.2.3 Assumptions

2.2.4 Limitations

2.3 Research Process

2.3.1 Primary Research

2.3.2 Secondary Research

2.4 Market size Estimation

2.5 Forecast Model

3 Market Landscape

3.1 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis

3.1.1 Threat of New Entrants

3.1.2 Bargaining power of buyers

3.1.3 Threat of substitutes

3.1.4 Segment rivalry

3.1.5 Bargaining Power of Buyers

3.2 Value Chain/Supply Chain Analysis

4 Market Dynamics

4.1 Introduction

4.2 Market Drivers

4.3 Market Restraints

4.4 Market Opportunities

4.5 Market Trends

5 Global Automotive Seat Market, By Type

5.1 Introduction

5.2 Bench

5.2.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2017-2023

5.2.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Region, 2017-2023

5.3 Bucket

5.3.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2017-2023

5.3.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Region, 2017-2023

5.4 Folding

5.4.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2017-2023

5.4.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Region, 2017-2023

5.5 Others

5.5.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2017-2023

5.5.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Region, 2017-2023

6 Global Automotive Seat Market, By Material

6.1 Introduction

6.2 Genuine Leather

6.2.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2017-2023

6.2.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Region, 2017-2023

6.3 Synthetic Leather

6.3.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2017-2023

6.3.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Region, 2017-2023

6.4 Fabric

6.4.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2017-2023

6.4.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Region, 2017-2023

7 Global Automotive Seat Market, By Technology

7.1 Introduction

7.2 Powered

7.2.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2017-2023

7.2.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Region, 2017-2023

7.3 Heated

7.3.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2017-2023

7.3.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Region, 2017-2023

7.4 Powered & Heated

7.4.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2017-2023

7.4.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Region, 2017-2023

7.5 Standard

7.5.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2017-2023

7.5.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Region, 2017-2023

8 Global Automotive Seat Market, By Vehicle Type

8.1 Introduction

8.2 Passenger Car

8.2.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2017-2023

8.2.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Region, 2017-2023

8.3 Commercial Vehicle

8.3.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2017-2023

8.3.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Region, 2017-2023

9 Global Automotive Seat Market, By Region

9.1 Introduction

9.2 North America

9.2.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2019-2023

9.2.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Type, 2019-2023

9.2.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by Material, 2019-2023

9.2.4 Market Estimates & Forecast by Technology, 2019-2023

9.2.5 Market Estimates & Forecast by Vehicle Type, 2019-2023

9.2.6 The U.S.

9.2.6.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2019-2023

9.2.6.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Type, 2019-2023

9.2.6.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by Material, 2019-2023

9.2.6.4 Market Estimates & Forecast by Technology, 2019-2023

9.2.6.5 Market Estimates & Forecast by Vehicle Type, 2019-2023

9.2.7 Canada

9.2.7.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2019-2023

9.2.7.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Type, 2019-2023

9.2.7.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by Material, 2019-2023

9.2.7.4 Market Estimates & Forecast by Technology, 2019-2023

9.2.7.5 Market Estimates & Forecast by Vehicle Type, 2019-2023

9.3 Europe

9.3.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2019-2023

9.3.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Type, 2019-2023

9.3.3 Market Estimates

Apr
2020
9

“Can’t Cool Me Down” by Car Seat Headrest Review

Will Toledo, the restless DIY tinkerer behind Car Seat Headrest, has finally jury-rigged a vehicle that will allow him to transcend his own persona. Five years after his Matador debut, Toledo has obsessively built (and rebuilt) Car Seat Headrest from a scrappy Bandcamp bedroom project to one of indie rock’s most formidable live acts. On “Can’t Cool Me Down,” the first single from the upcoming album Making a Door Less Open, the guy who once sang about wanting Frank Ocean’s voice hints tantalizingly at how he might move beyond the constraints of open-hearted guitar anthems.

For Making a Door Less Open, the band apparently blended together two versions of the album—one with live instruments, and the other strictly synth-based—while Toledo took on a mysterious alter ego known as “Trait.” That something has changed is immediately clear from “Can’t Cool Me Down,” which is slinky and slightly aloof, where the most beloved CSH songs are ragged and communal. And yet, as Trait/Toledo yowls about a heat that won’t be extinguished, his intense devotion to craft burns bright enough for anyone to see. Though trimmed from live versions, the track perhaps goes on a bit long, but as with other famous left turns —think 808s, Kid A, A Ghost Is Born or Transference—Toledo’s metamorphosis will surely make more sense in a fuller context.

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Apr
2020
7

Car Seat Basics – Selection and Use

Car Seat Basics: Selection and Use

According to
the Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention
, motor vehicle crashes are the #1 killer of kids in age groups 1-14.  Safe Kids USA says motor vehicle crashes are the #1 cause of
unintentional injury-related death for all children 14 and under.  While some crashes are
unsurvivable, over 57% of deaths for children 0-15 were because the child was
unrestrained.  Many more were improperly restrained.  Nationally,
the misuse rate for child safety seats is over 80% and as high as 95% in
some areas.   The good news is that correct use of car seats and
boosters does save lives.  Infant seats have been shown to reduce
fatal injury by 71%, and toddler seats by 54%.  The information
and links on this web page can help you with one of the easiest and most
important ways you can protect your children.

Ten Basic Rules:
  • Kids 12 and under should ALWAYS ride in the back seat.
    This cuts their risk of death by 36%.
  • Kids should be in a carseat or booster until they can be seated
    properly in a seatbelt
    .  For most kids, this is around 8-12 years
    old or 4′ 9″ tall, but proper seatbelt fit is the most important
    factor.
  • Never place a rear-facing carseat in the front seat when
    there is an active frontal airbag.
  • Keep your baby rear-facing
    as long as possible.  That can mean up to 35 or 40 pounds in most
    current convertible seats, unless they outgrow it by height
    first.
  • All current car seats pass government safety standards.  
    Select the one that best fits your child, your vehicle and your
    budget.
      Some models do have different features; select one that
    has the features that will allow you to use it correctly EVERY
    trip.
  • Always read the owners manuals for your vehicle and carseat
    thoroughly.  They often contain specific information about carseat
    installation that may not be obvious.  Some models may vary from what
    you would expect.
  • Make sure that the harness fits snugly on your child, the carseat
    fits snugly in your vehicle, and that your vehicle seatbelts
    are locked properly.
  • When you buy a carseat, make sure
    you have a good return policy in
    case it doesn’t fit or in case you find you don’t like it.  Have your
    seat inspected by a certified technician for free at a checkup event or fitting
    station
    .
  • Please be wary of used carseats, especially those over six years old, those
    with an unknown history that may have been in a crash, those that show any
    form of cracks or damage, and those with missing labels, model number,
    manufacturing date, instructions or parts.
  • Please give driving your complete, unimpaired attention and wear your
    own seatbelt all the time.  These two simple steps are among these
    easiest ways you can protect yourself and your passengers from injury or
    death.

Also see our Frequently Asked Questions List for answers
to other common carseat issues.

Selecting the Appropriate Carseat for

Apr
2020
5

Car Seat Guide | AAA Exchange

Children can use a booster seat when they have outgrown the weight or height limit of their forward-facing harnesses, which will be between 40 and 65 pounds. Children at this stage are not yet ready for adult safety belts and should use belt-positioning booster seats until they are at least 4’9″ and between 8 and 12 years old. Safety belts are designed for 165-pound male adults, so it’s no wonder that research shows poorly fitting adult belts can injure children.

Installation tips

  • Belt-positioning booster seats should always be installed in the back seat of your vehicle.
  • Always use a lap/shoulder belt with your booster seat, and never a lap belt alone.
  • Place the booster seat on your vehicle seat.
  • Buckle the lap/shoulder safety belt around your child and the belt-positioning booster seat. Be sure to place the safety belt through the belt guides to help keep it positioned properly on your child.
  • The lap belt should be positioned low and tight across your child’s hips and upper thighs, not across the abdomen.
  • The shoulder belt should cross the chest and shoulder, across the sternum and collarbone.

What types of injuries could occur if the safety belt doesn’t fit properly?

Out-of-position lap belts can cause serious injuries to the liver, spleen or intestines. Additionally, as a child’s upper body jack-knifes over a high-riding lap belt, the spine may pivot and fracture, resulting in paralysis.

FAQ:  When is my child ready for a booster seat?

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Apr
2020
2

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Apr
2020
1

Choose the right child car seat

Using the right child car seat is the best way to prevent serious injury to children in collisions. This information will help you find the right child car seat for your child’s height, weight and development.

Canadian motor vehicle safety standards label

What to look for

When you buy a child car seat for use in Canada, look for the National Safety Mark label attached to the seat. This label indicates that the seat complies with Canadian regulations and standards and is legal for use in Canada.

Every child car seat and booster seat sold in Canada has an expiry or useful life date on it and should not be used past that date.

Child car seats for infants

Newborn babies and infants need special protection while in a vehicle. In a collision, a properly installed rear-facing child car seat can save your baby’s life.

Ontario’s Highway Traffic Act requires children to use a rear-facing car seat until the child weighs at least 9 kg (20 lb.).

It’s best to keep your child in a rear-facing child car seat until they reach the manufacturer’s recommended maximum weight and height limits. Some rear-facing car seats are made for children that weigh up to 20 kg (45 lb.)

When a child outgrows the maximum weight or height limits of an infant rear-facing car seat, they may move to a larger convertible infant/child car seat and stay rear-facing until the child is ready to face forward.

Child car seats for toddlers

Ontario’s Highway Traffic Act allows children weighing 9 kg to 18 kg (20 to 40 lb.) to use a forward-facing child car seat or a rear-facing car seat as long as the car seat manufacturer recommends its use.

It’s best to keep your child in a forward-facing child car seat until they reach the manufacturer’s recommended maximum weight and height limits.

A forward-facing car seat uses a tether strap to prevent the child car seat from moving forward and causing injury in a collision. It is important to use the tether strap exactly as the manufacturer recommends.

Booster seats

Booster seats raise children so adult seat belts protect them better. Booster seats protect children from serious injury 3-½ times better than seat belts alone.

Ontario’s Highway Traffic Act requires children weighing 18 kg to 36 kg (40 to 80 lb.), standing less than 145 cm (4 ft. 9 in.) tall and who are under the age of 8 to use a booster seat or allows the continued use of a forward-facing seat as long as the car seat manufacturer recommends its use. It’s best to keep your child in a booster seat until they reach the manufacturer’s recommended maximum weight and height limits.

Seatbelts

Seatbelts are designed for adults and older children. Children may be ready to move from a booster seat to a vehicle’s seatbelt once:

  • they can sit all the way against the back of the vehicle seat with legs bent comfortably over the edge and maintain this position for the entire trip
  • they