Pandemic rekindles interest in driverless cars


Consumer interest in self-driving vehicle technology looked for a while as if it was losing ground. But in the new reality of COVID-19, the game is on again.

The pandemic is sparking new public interest in vehicles that can drive themselves, said David Strickland, Democratic staff director of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, in a Zoom presentation during the Center for Automotive Research Management Briefing Seminars on Tuesday.

COVID-19 “is going to have some impact on automated vehicle adoption,” Strickland said.

He said government efforts to encourage livable cities that are efficient and clean — and



Rogers, Arkansas, Aug. 03, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — America’s Car-Mart, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRMT) today announced it will release fiscal 2021 first quarter financial results on Monday, August 17, 2020, after the market closes. Senior management will hold a conference call the following day, Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. (Eastern).

A live audio of the conference call will be accessible to the public by calling (877) 776-4031, conference ID #3239645. International callers should dial (631) 291-4132. Callers should dial in approximately 10 minutes before the call begins.

A conference call replay will be available two hours following the call

Automotive Suspension Systems Market 2019: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast To 2027


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Aug 03, 2020 (AmericaNewsHour) —
The global automotive suspension system market is segmented into vehicle type such as passenger cars, low commercial vehicle and heavy commercial vehicles. Among these segments, passenger cars segment is expected to capture major market share in global automotive suspension system market by 2027. In addition to this, increasing sales of new passenger cars in both develop and developing countries is the factor behind the rise of the passenger cars market size in 2017 and expected to reach exponential value during the forecast

Wahlberg buys Maxton Chevrolet, his fourth auto dealership in central Ohio – Business – The Columbus Dispatch


A fourth car dealership has been added to actor Mark Wahlberg’s business portfolio in Columbus.

The deal comes just a month after Wahlberg and his business partner, Jay Feldman, acquired two other central Ohio auto dealerships.

Wahlberg’s latest acquisition is Jack Maxton Chevrolet, 700 E. Dublin-Granville Road in Worthington. The location will be renamed Mark Wahlberg Chevrolet of Worthington and is positioned on 10 acres with 60,000 square feet of showroom, service and parts space. The dealership has 40 service bays.