Over 1,100 Auctions on HiBid.com Generated $36.8M in Last Week’s Sales; Bid Now on Antiques, Model Trains, and More

OCALA, Fla., March 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — In last week’s sales on HiBid.com, a total of 1,145 auctions generated more than $36.8 million in gross auction proceeds (GAP). Approximately 954,000 bidders placed 1.61 million bids per day, on average, resulting in over 400,000 lots sold across webcast and…

OCALA, Fla., March 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — In last week’s sales on HiBid.com, a total of 1,145 auctions generated more than $36.8 million in gross auction proceeds (GAP). Approximately 954,000 bidders placed 1.61 million bids per day, on average, resulting in over 400,000 lots sold across webcast and online-only auctions.

HiBid.com is the leading auction platform for buying and selling assets spanning hundreds of categories, including art, antiques, jewelry, household items, toys, tools, and real estate. HiBid is fully integrated with Auction Flex, providing auctioneers a comprehensive auction management platform that supports webcast auctions, internet-only auctions, and absentee bidding.

February 22nd-28th HiBid.com Highlights
Gross Auction Proceeds: $36,888,196
Gross Merchandise Volume: $67,343,985
Lots Sold: 417,671
Online-Only Auctions: 1,053
Webcast Auctions: 92
Average Bidders Per Day: 954,000
Average Bids Per Day: 1.61 million

Current Auctions
The list below offers just a handful of the many auctions currently open for bidding on HiBid.com. Site visitors can click the Find Auctions menu at the top of the page for links to the latest Featured and Hot auctions, or use the search box to find nearby auctions. Across these and other events, bidders can bid now on model trains, antiques, jewelry, motorcycles, and a Volkswagen Passat.

Huge Hobby Train Estate Collection Online-Only Auction
Seller: Bumblebee Auction 
Dates: December 9th, 2020-March 9th, 2021
Lots: 1,795
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Car, Antique, and Jewelry Online-Only Auction
Seller: Kenny Bland Auctions & Appraisals, LLC 
Dates: February 14th-March 9th
Lots: 54
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Motorcycle Online Auction
Seller: Campen Auktioner A/S 
Dates: February 26th-March 17th
Lots: 10
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About HiBid & Auction Flex
HiBid is an online auction platform supporting webcast auctions, internet-only auctions, and internet absentee bidding. It is available as both a private-label solution and a portal. HiBid is integrated with Auction Flex, the market leader in auction software for live auctions, with capabilities that include cataloging, clerking, cashiering, accounting, mailing list management, inventory management, and multi-parcel. HiBid and Auction Flex were built from the ground up to function together seamlessly. They are products of Sandhills Global, the technology company behind AuctionTime.com and numerous industry-focused brands.

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Global Automotive In-Cabin 3D Sensing Technology Market Report 2021: Market Penetration for Level 2 Cars and Expected Market Penetration for Level 3 and Above

DUBLIN, March 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The «In-Cabin 3D Sensing Technology Market Analysis -…

DUBLIN, March 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The «In-Cabin 3D Sensing Technology Market Analysis – Edition 2021» report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

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This report on In-cabin 3D Sensing Technology and Market Analysis is an outcome of our unparallel research database on automotive 3D sensing industry and ~800 interviews in last 2 years with leading brands in the automotive industry.

The report analyzes the market penetration of in-cabin 3D sensing system for level 2 cars and expected market penetration for level 3 and above vehicles. The report also analyzes all the different methods for analyzing the driver behavior and gesture recognition for infotainment system – structured light technique and TOF technique.

With this research, we aim to bring a fact-based evaluation of the 3D sensing in in-cabin system and help you create your next go-to market strategy to position yourself as a key player in this swiftly evolving landscape.

The report focuses on 5 major aspects of the market:

  1. Customers Analysis (OEMs/Tier1s/Autonomous Driving New Entrants) – Requirements, Autonomy Capabilities for Level 3 and above, Maturity of Autonomous Driving, Ambitions for Level 3 and above systems, R&D spend (current and planned) for ADAS and AD, Focus on Autonomy (Highway Driving and Urban Driving), and Systems Developed for In-cabin Monitoring and Gesture Recognition
  2. Suppliers Assessment (In-cabin 3D camera companies, 3D face recognition companies, IRIS recognition companies, Passengers/Occupant recognition companies, Gesture Recognition Companies) – Market Presence, Partnerships & Collaborations, Solutions Provided, and Future Plans
  3. Development Strategies Adopted by Leading Players to gain Market Share
  4. Market Size Estimation and Forecast – Shipment, Revenue, and Pricing Trends
  5. Sub-component level analysis of in-cabin 3D sensing system (price breakdown, shipment, market size, and supplier mapping with OEMs/Tier1s/Technology Providers) – 3D camera module, NIR sensor, VCSEL illumination, software & computing, 3D system design, and optical elements

This study In-cabin 3D Sensing Technology includes:

  • Market penetration of ADAS and autonomous driving technology by levels of automation in passenger and commercial vehicles industry
  • Market penetration of in-cabin 3D sensing camera technologies for driver monitoring, gesture recognition, occupant monitoring, iris recognition, and face recognition across level 2 and above OEM vehicles by brands, models, and trim levels
  • 70+ OEMs and new autonomous vehicles companies analyzed which are actively integrating in-cabin 3D sensing sensors in their vehicle models
  • 3D sensing system design, software, and computing solutions providers and their customers analyzed
  • 3D sensing camera sub-component level analysis – CMOS image sensors, VCSEL, and optics suppliers analyzed
  • Shipments, market size, and pricing analysis of in-cabin 3D camera sensors along with the sub-component market analysis is exhaustively covered in this research study
  • Supply chain mapping – who is supplying to whom is covered in this report by OEM models
  • Detailed analysis on the strategic developments witnessed in recent couple of years are analyzed in this research study
  • Market share analysis of CMOS image sensor players, VCSEL players, 3D system, software, and computing players, and Tier 1 suppliers is covered in this report

The report answers to majority of stakeholders in the in-cabin 3D sensing ecosystem:

  • OEMs
  • Robotic Vehicle Manufacturers
  • Tier 1s
  • Autonomous Driving Solutions Providers
  • In-cabin monitoring solutions companies
  • Driver monitoring camera companies
  • IR camera suppliers
  • IRIS recognition solutions providers
  • VCSEL suppliers
  • 3D software and computing solutions providers, among others.

Key Topics Covered:

1. List of Companies Researched

2. Research Scope Research Methodology

3. Market Outlook and Forecast
3.1. Impact of Covid-19 Pandemic on Vehicle Sales in 2020
3.2. Demand Expected to Normalise Post 2021
3.3. Total Addressable Market for In-Cabin Sensing Technology
3.4. In-Cabin Sensing Equipped Vehicles Demand by Levels of Autonomy
3.5. In-Cabin Sensing Systems Shipments by Regional Markets
3.6. In-Cabin Sensing Technology Tam Value and Forecast

4. Market Growth Drivers

5. In-Cabin Sensing Systems and Their Applications

6. In-Cabin Sensing Technologies
6.1. Nir Camera Sensing for In-Cabin Monitoring
6.2. Radar Sensing for In-Cabin Monitoring

7. Industry Overview
7.1. DMS And/Or OMS Applications by Oems (Existing and Planned)
7.2. DMS And/Or OMS Solution Developers
7.3. OEM Partnership With DMS Suppliers
7.4. Tier 1 Partnership With DMS Suppliers

Companies Mentioned

  • Affectiva
  • Ambarella
  • Aptiv
  • Arcsoft
  • ARM
  • Audi
  • Autoliv
  • bitsensing Inc.
  • BMW
  • Bosch [Robert Bosch GmbH]
  • Byton
  • Caaresys
  • Cadillac
  • Denso Corporation
  • EDGE3
  • Edgetensor Technologies Inc.
  • Eyeris
  • Eyesight Technologies (Cipia)
  • Eyeware
  • Faurecia
  • FCA
  • Ford
  • FotoNation (Xperi company)
  • HELLA
  • Hyundai
  • Hyundai Mobis
  • idrive AI
  • Jaguar(JRL)
  • Jungo
  • Lexus
  • Mercedes Benz
  • Nauto
  • Nvidia
  • NXP
  • ON Semiconductor
  • Optalert
  • Osram
  • Path Partner
  • pmdtechnologies ag
  • PUX
  • Qualcomm
  • Renesas
  • Samsung
  • Seeing Machine
  • SenseTime
  • Smart Radar Systems
  • SmartEye
  • Sony Depthsensing Solutions
  • Subaru
  • Tesla
  • Texas Instruments, Inc.
  • Untouch Technology
  • Valeo
  • Vayyar
  • Veoneer
  • Visteon
  • Volvo
  • WM Motors
  • Xilinx
  • ZF

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Garage Gurus® Continues Automotive Technician Scholarship Program for 2021

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., March 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Garage Gurus®, the industry-leading training and support platform from Tenneco’s DRiV division, will award up to $30,000 in scholarships to future automotive technicians who are accepted or currently enrolled in accredited, U.S.-based automotive technical schools, colleges, and universities, or enrolled full-time at a U.S. high school.  Applications are now available on the <a target="_blank"…

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., March 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Garage Gurus®, the industry-leading training and support platform from Tenneco’s DRiV division, will award up to $30,000 in scholarships to future automotive technicians who are accepted or currently enrolled in accredited, U.S.-based automotive technical schools, colleges, and universities, or enrolled full-time at a U.S. high school.  Applications are now available on the Garage Gurus website for the opportunity to receive one of 12 $2,500 Garage Gurus Automotive Technician Scholarships for the 2021-2022 school year.  All materials must be submitted by April 30, 2021; winners will be announced on or about June 1, 2021.

In addition to the application, students are also required to submit 2 letters of recommendation from non-family members as well as a typed essay or video introducing themselves and indicating «Why I Want to Be a Top Technician.»  (Applicants must be legal residents of the United States, in the United States on a valid student visa, or possess resident alien status.)  All applications and related materials will be reviewed and winners selected by Garage Gurus’ team of ASE Master-certified technicians and other team members.

«The service technician is one of the most important people in the automotive aftermarket, and it’s no secret that attracting qualified individuals to these positions has been a challenge all throughout the industry,» said Dennis Sheran, director, Garage Gurus.  «We are committed to addressing the skills gap and technician shortages through our full slate of onsite, online and on-demand training classes and through this scholarship program, now in its seventh year.  We hope to be able to inspire and assist those seeking a career in automotive repair.»

Offering onsite, online and on-demand instruction, Garage Gurus is a first-of-its-kind national training platform designed to help front-line automotive service professionals keep pace with the latest vehicle technologies. State-of-the-art Garage Gurus technical education centers operate in 11 U.S. markets – Atlanta; Baltimore; Boston; Chicago; Dallas/Fort Worth; New Hyde Park, N.Y.; Rancho Dominguez, Calif.; South Florida; St. Louis; suburban Detroit; and Van Nuys, Calif.

To learn more about the Automotive Technician Scholarship Program, to apply, and to read the full set of rules and eligibility requirements, visit www.garagegurus.tech.

About Tenneco

Tenneco is one of the world’s leading designers, manufacturers and marketers of automotive products for original equipment and aftermarket customers, with full year 2020 revenues of $15.4 billion and approximately 73,000 team members working at more than 270 sites worldwide.  Through our four business groups, Motorparts, Ride Performance, Clean Air and Powertrain, Tenneco is driving advancements in global mobility by delivering technology solutions for diversified global markets, including light vehicle, commercial truck, off-highway, industrial, motorsport and the aftermarket.

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Bill Dawson (DRiV) – 847.482.5807
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Boomers Parks Reopen With Unprecedented Health, Safety Protocols

IRVINE, Calif., March 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — As part of a meticulous, comprehensive effort to welcome guests back to its six family entertainment centers and two water parks located in California, Florida, and New Jersey, Boomers Parks is implementing an unprecedented set of protocols to keep its venues clean, safe and healthy.

Tim Murphy, the company’s CEO, said…

IRVINE, Calif., March 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — As part of a meticulous, comprehensive effort to welcome guests back to its six family entertainment centers and two water parks located in California, Florida, and New Jersey, Boomers Parks is implementing an unprecedented set of protocols to keep its venues clean, safe and healthy.

Tim Murphy, the company’s CEO, said he and his team are exceeding local and state health guidelines, creating an industry standard to ensure guests and team members are protected. As COVID-19 vaccinations begin to roll out, Murphy stresses the company’s philosophy of «unleashing fun» and believes that after months of quarantine, everyone deserves to get outside and participate in fun activities. The company has shared a series of safety videos on their websites detailing extraordinary efforts to sanitize from the time guests arrive until they leave. All team members receive training and daily health and safety briefings.

«We’ve created a culture of safety and cleanliness,» said Murphy, a veteran business executive who acquired the parks last year. «There aren’t any consistent industry standards when it comes to safety protocols, so we are intentionally raising the bar. Boomers Parks offers guests an opportunity to get out of the house and enjoy a day full of fun with access to a variety of attractions offering something fun for everyone.»

Murphy said the parks are open 25-50% capacity depending on the states’ requirements. He hopes as more people get vaccinated; capacity limits will grow. All guests are required to wear face masks and have their temperature checked prior to entering. Team members at the parks are subject to the same safety protocols.

From the minute the parks open to the moment they close, Murphy said his team members are constantly using disinfectants on all high-touch surfaces, chairs, tables, and railings; temporarily closing bathrooms throughout the day for deep cleaning; doubling the number of sanitizing stations and requiring cashless transactions. All rides and attractions are cleaned by team members consistently throughout the day.

«This is serious business to us,» Murphy said. «I make it a point to visit our parks and walk through them as if I was a guest. It’s these details that help us create unforgettable moments for all of our customers by seeing and experiencing what they do.»

As part of Boomer’s rebranding and focus on expanding reach from teens and tweens to include young adults, they have added Boomers Backyard to several locations for guests to enjoy adult beverages in a relaxed setting complete with fire pits, heat lamps and flat screen TVs. A variety of new options are also available on the Boomers food menu including tasty Korean BBQ, Nashville Hot, and other popular favorites.      

For more information and requests for interviews, contact Neil Foote, Ascendant Group, neilfoote@ascendantgroupbranding.com, 214-448-3765.

About Boomers Parks

Boomers Parks is comprised of eight parks: six family entertainment centers and two water parks. Locations currently open to the public are Boomers Irvine, Santa Maria, Livermore, Modesto, Boca Raton, SpeedZone Los Angeles, and Sahara Sam’s Water Park in West Berlin, NJ. Big Kahuna’s Water and Adventure Park in Destin, FL is scheduled to open the adventure park in March and water park in April.

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Jeep® Wrangler, Gladiator, Ram Pickups Remain Among Top 10 in Kelley Blue Book 2021 Best Resale Value Awards

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., March 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ —

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., March 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ —

  • Iconic Jeep® Wrangler earns two Kelley Blue Book Best Resale Value Awards: 
    • Top 10 Best Resale Value Award for the 11th consecutive year
    • Best Resale Value in the Off-Road SUV category for the third consecutive year
  • Jeep Gladiator repeats as a Top 10 Best Resale Value Award winner for the second consecutive year
  • 2021 Ram 1500 and Ram 2500/3500 pickup trucks earn a Best Resale Value Award for the second consecutive year
  • Awards honor vehicles with the highest projected retained value for the first five years of ownership

Kelley Blue Book has named the 2021 Jeep® Wrangler, 2021 Jeep Gladiator and 2021 Ram 1500 and Ram 2500/3500 pickup trucks winners of its 2021 Best Resale Value Awards. This is the 11th consecutive year that the Jeep Wrangler has earned a spot on Kelley Blue Book’s Top 10 list celebrating retained resale value. Wrangler also continues to lead the off-road category, topping the Off-Road SUV segment for the third year in a row in 2021. 

The Jeep Wrangler, Gladiator and Ram 1500 and Ram 2500/3500 captured three spots on the Kelley Blue Book Top 10 Vehicles for Best Resale Value list for the second consecutive year. 

«Shoppers who choose to buy a 2021 model from one of our Best Resale Value Brand winners can be very confident that their vehicle will retain its value well over time,» said Eric Ibara, director of residual values for Kelley Blue Book.

Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com Best Resale Value Awards are based on projections from the Kelley Blue Book Official Residual Value Guide and determined by a skilled staff of automotive analysts. These prestigious awards honor vehicles expected to maintain the greatest proportion of their original list price after five years of ownership.

Jeep Wrangler
The iconic Jeep Wrangler – the most capable and recognized vehicle in the world – delivers exemplary off-road capability and is produced with more than seven decades of 4×4 engineering experience. Powertrain options include a 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 with engine stop-start (ESS), 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 with ESS, 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 with mild-hybrid e-Torque technology, 2.0-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine with ESS, 6.4-liter V-8 exclusively in the Wrangler Rubicon 392 and the Wrangler 4xe, which combines a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with two electric motors and a 17-kWh battery pack. Wrangler continues to offer a body-on-frame design, front and rear five-link suspension system, solid axles, electronic lockers and is one of the few SUVs to offer a six-speed manual transmission in addition to its available eight-speed automatic.

Jeep Gladiator 
The Jeep Gladiator, engineered from the ground up to be the most off-road capable Jeep truck ever, builds on a rich heritage of tough, dependable Jeep trucks with an unmatched combination of rugged utility, authentic Jeep design, open-air freedom, clever functionality and versatility.

Equipped with the proven 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine or 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 with ESS and a versatile cargo box, Gladiator is built to handle the demands of an active lifestyle while delivering an open-air driving experience in a design that is unmistakably Jeep. Combining traditional Jeep attributes with strong truck credentials, the Jeep Gladiator is a unique vehicle capable of taking passengers and cargo anywhere. A multitude of technology features, such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and safety features, such as Blind-spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Path detection, adaptive cruise control and Forward Collision Warning-Plus, further Gladiator’s appeal.

Ram 1500
The 2021 Ram 1500 is the no-compromise benchmark for durability, technology, efficiency, performance and convenience with features never before offered in a pickup. The Ram 1500 features up to 12,750 pounds of towing capability and 2,300 pounds of payload. The eTorque mild hybrid system delivers improved fuel efficiency in both V-6 (standard) and V-8 configurations. The Ram 1500 is America’s most powerful half-ton diesel pickup, with 480 lb.-ft. of torque, and is rated at an unsurpassed 33 mpg highway, delivering up to 1,000 miles of range on a single tank of fuel.

The 2021 Ram 1500 TRX has been rigorously tested to handle the most punishing conditions with extreme capability and durability on its way to being the quickest, fastest and most powerful mass-produced half-ton pickup truck in the world.

As a segment disrupter, the Uconnect 4C with a massive 12-inch touchscreen leads the segment in technology, featuring split-screen capability, 360-degree camera views, and exclusive content from SiriusXM with 360L and Personalized Stations Powered by Pandora. The 2021 Ram 1500 TRX is the first vehicle in the light-duty lineup to include the new Know & Go mobile app featuring an immersive experience for customers who want to learn more about their vehicles. Active safety and security systems include adaptive cruise control, Forward Collision Warning, Blind-spot Monitoring and Ready Alert Braking. Class-leading ride and handling are accomplished via a segment-exclusive link-coil rear suspension system with optional Active-level four-corner air suspension.

2021 Ram Heavy Duty
The Ram Heavy Duty blends extreme performance and towing capability with the segment’s most refinement and operator comfort features. The 2021 Ram Heavy Duty offers a towing capacity of 37,100 pounds and a payload capacity of 7,680 pounds. Driving it all, the pickup segment’s first 1,000 lb.-ft. of torque engine – the Cummins I-6 Turbo Diesel. The Ram Heavy Duty also sets benchmarks in comfort, luxury materials, innovation and technology extending well past any competitive offerings. Class-leading ride and handling are accomplished via a class-exclusive link-coil rear (2500) suspension system with optional rear air suspension (2500 and 3500). Giving maximum effort all day, every day with confidence, the Ram heavy-duty line of pickup trucks steps forward with the full force of modern capability.

Stellantis
Stellantis (NYSE: STLA) is one of the world’s leading automakers and a mobility provider, guided by a clear vision to offer freedom of movement with distinctive, affordable and reliable mobility solutions. In addition to the Group’s rich heritage and broad geographic presence, its greatest strengths lie in its sustainable performance, depth of experience and the wide-ranging talents of employees working around the globe. Stellantis will leverage its broad and iconic brand portfolio, which was founded by visionaries who infused the brands with passion and a competitive spirit that speaks to employees and customers alike. Stellantis aspires to become the greatest, not the biggest, while creating added value for all stakeholders, as well as the communities in which it operates. 

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Michelin Launches Serpentine Belt Drive Component Kit

GREENVILLE, S.C., March 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Michelin North America, Inc., launched a new accessory kit for automotive technicians and «DIY» enthusiasts. This new kit is available on Amazon, and bundles Michelin’s serpentine drive belts with the appropriate idler and tensioner.

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GREENVILLE, S.C., March 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Michelin North America, Inc., launched a new accessory kit for automotive technicians and «DIY» enthusiasts. This new kit is available on Amazon, and bundles Michelin’s serpentine drive belts with the appropriate idler and tensioner.

«Michelin is always seeking new ways to ensure customers have access to quality, sustainable products to help maintain their vehicles,» said Tom Jupena, director of brand licensing for Michelin North America. «This kit offers a convenient and smart choice for consumers to purchase all the components that should be replaced simultaneously on the accessory drive with one easy click.»

Michelin’s serpentine drive belts are high-performance components designed to withstand difficult engine environments with high speed, high temperatures and wet conditions, making them especially durable and wear resistant.

Michelin serpentine belts are manufactured with premium Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM) synthetic rubber and a Smart Stretch design to provide a compact, low-noise drive solution with low maintenance, higher cost effectiveness and reduced CO2 emissions.

Michelin idlers are designed and manufactured to reduce vibration, wear and friction, assuring proper belt tension for the same service life as OE components. Michelin tensioners are manufactured with premium raw materials to minimize vibrations and friction, delivering optimal efficiency and ensuring drivers are protected from the road contaminants that often shorten the life of inferior products.

Michelin’s new line of serpentine belts, idlers and tensioners is exclusively manufactured under license by Steigentech and distributed in North America by International Brake Industries.

For more information, visit www.amazon.com.

About Michelin North America, Inc.
Michelin, the leading mobility company, is dedicated to enhancing its clients’ mobility, sustainably; designing and distributing the most suitable tires, services and solutions for its clients’ needs; providing digital services, maps and guides to help enrich trips and travels and make them unique experiences; and developing high-technology materials that serve a variety of industries. Headquartered in Greenville, S.C., Michelin North America, Inc. (www.michelinman.com) has more than 21,400 employees and operates 19 major manufacturing plants.

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Stellantis Scores Three Automotive Loyalty Award Wins From IHS Markit

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., March 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ —

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., March 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ —

  • Alfa Romeo continues to craft some of the most stylish and sporty cars in the industry and is recognized with the Most Improved Loyalty to Make award
  • Chrysler Pacifica, the first minivan to offer both gas and hybrid powertrains, takes home the Loyalty award in the Van segment for the second year in a row
  • Ram 1500, the no-compromise benchmark for durability, technology, efficiency, performance and convenience, wins an Automotive Loyalty award for the fifth consecutive year

IHS Markit today announced the results of its 25th annual Automotive Loyalty awards program, recognizing the Alfa Romeo brand, Chrysler Pacifica and Ram 1500 for their leadership in customer retention.

Alfa Romeo is the most improved brand and is recognized with the Most Improved Loyalty to Make award. An aggressive lease strategy and increased interest in the Stelvio helped the brand increase its make loyalty, rising nine percentage points from 2019. 

Chrysler Pacifica, the first minivan to offer both gas and hybrid powertrains, takes home the Loyalty award in the Van segment for the second year in a row. 

The Ram 1500 is recognized for having the highest model loyalty in the Light-Duty Pickup segment. This is the fifth consecutive year the Ram 1500, the no-compromise benchmark for durability, technology, efficiency, performance and convenience, wins an Automotive Loyalty award. 

«Congratulations to Stellantis on their efforts and strong performance in customer retention across Alfa Romeo, Ram 1500 and Chrysler Pacifica,» said Kristen Balasia, vice president, Automotive Advisory, IHS Markit. «We honor their focus and commitment to loyalty as an important strategy in this increasingly competitive environment.» 

Loyalty is determined when a household that owns a new vehicle returns to market and purchases or leases another new vehicle of the same make, model or manufacturer. This year’s awards are based on an analysis of 12.4 million new retail vehicle registrations in the U.S. during the 2020 calendar year. The newly acquired vehicle may be either a replacement or an addition to the household fleet. 

IHS Markit has been tracking automotive loyalty for 25 years and is relied upon by major automakers and their marketing partners to effectively manage owner loyalty and conquest efforts through in-depth research and analysis of automotive shopping behaviors, related market influencers, and conquest and retention strategies. 

Alfa Romeo
Born in 1910 in Milan, Italy, Alfa Romeo has designed and crafted some of the most stylish and sporty cars in automotive history. That tradition lives on today as Alfa Romeo continues to take a unique and innovative approach to designing automobiles. The Alfa Romeo Stelvio sets a new benchmark in performance, style and technology in an SUV. The award-winning Alfa Romeo Giulia delivers race-inspired performance, advanced technologies and an exhilarating driving experience to the premium midsize sedan segment. The Giulia Quadrifoglio and the Stelvio Quadrifoglio feature Alfa Romeo’s most powerful production engine ever with unsurpassed 0-60 mph times of 3.8 and 3.6 seconds, respectively, and embody Alfa Romeo’s «la meccanica delle emozioni» (the mechanics of emotion) spirit.

Chrysler Pacifica
The Chrysler brand continues to set the pace for the minivan segment with the new 2021 Chrysler Pacifica. The first minivan to offer both gas and hybrid powertrains, Chrysler is elevating its minivan game to new levels, creating a new top-of-the-line Pinnacle model, offering all-wheel-drive (AWD) capability paired with Pacifica’s class-exclusive Stow ‘n Go seating, more standard safety features than any vehicle in the industry, new FamCAM interior camera, wireless charging, next-generation Uconnect 5 connectivity, an athletic new look, and loads more creature comforts and interior storage for the 2021 model year.

Ram 1500
The 2021 Ram 1500 is the no-compromise benchmark for durability, technology, efficiency, performance and convenience with features never before offered in a pickup. The Ram 1500 features up to 12,750 pounds of towing capability and 2,300 pounds of payload. The eTorque mild hybrid system delivers improved fuel efficiency in both V-6 (standard) and V-8 configurations. The Ram 1500 is America’s most powerful half-ton diesel pickup with 480 lb.-ft. of torque and is rated at an unsurpassed 33 mpg highway, delivering up to 1,000 miles of range on a single tank of fuel.

The 2021 Ram 1500 TRX has been rigorously tested to handle the most punishing conditions with extreme capability and durability on its way to being the quickest, fastest and most powerful mass-produced half-ton pickup truck in the world.

As a segment disrupter, the Uconnect 4C with a massive 12-inch touchscreen leads the segment in technology, featuring split-screen capability, 360-degree camera views, and exclusive content from SiriusXM with 360L and Personalized Stations Powered by Pandora. The 2021 Ram 1500 TRX is the first vehicle in the light-duty lineup to include the new Know & Go mobile app featuring an immersive experience for customers who want to learn more about their vehicles. Active safety and security systems include adaptive cruise control, Forward Collision Warning, Blind-spot Monitoring and Ready Alert Braking. Class-leading ride and handling are accomplished via a segment-exclusive link-coil rear suspension system with optional Active-level four-corner air suspension.

Stellantis
Stellantis (NYSE: STLA) is one of the world’s leading automakers and a mobility provider, guided by a clear vision to offer freedom of movement with distinctive, affordable and reliable mobility solutions. In addition to the Group’s rich heritage and broad geographic presence, its greatest strengths lie in its sustainable performance, depth of experience and the wide-ranging talents of employees working around the globe. Stellantis will leverage its broad and iconic brand portfolio, which was founded by visionaries who infused the brands with passion and a competitive spirit that speaks to employees and customers alike. Stellantis aspires to become the greatest, not the biggest, while creating added value for all stakeholders, as well as the communities in which it operates. 

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New GSX Cabinets and Chests Optimize Tool Storage for Mechanics and MRO Pros

SPARKS, Md., March 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Professional automotive, industrial and MRO technicians know when a project is well thought out. The end result doesn’t just look good; it answers every question at every turn. No, «Yeah, but» about it.

SPARKS, Md., March 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Professional automotive, industrial and MRO technicians know when a project is well thought out. The end result doesn’t just look good; it answers every question at every turn. No, «Yeah, but» about it.

Top-shelf build quality, but also with built-in features that meet and exceed the needs for the most demanding users.

That was the motivation behind the new GSX Tool Storage products from GEARWRENCH. Three new chests, each compatible with one of three new rolling tool cabinets to provide maximum storage capacity that is easy to access.

«The last thing we ever want to see are pros shaking their heads in disappointment, so we built our new GSX cabinets and chests for them in every sense of the word,» said Chris Coll, product manager at GEARWRENCH. «Top-shelf build quality, but also with built-in features and functionality that meet and exceed the day-to-day needs for the most demanding users.»

The GSX Tool Chests are made from 20-gauge steel for durability and strength. Gas-charged lift support struts offer easy opening and closing, and durable black foam mat liners are included for each drawer and the top storage space. The two larger chests both feature a power strip with four outlets and two USB ports with an on/off switch for convenient charging. A trigger lock system drawer release allows drawers to open and close naturally.

The GSX Tool Cabinets roll on heavy duty industrial casters for easy mobility around the work site. Drawers are made from 22-gauge steel and ride on ball bearing slides for exceptional load capacity and easy slide action. Finally, GEARWRENCH GSX Chests and Cabinets come in matching sizes (26″, 36″ and 41″) so they can be paired together for even more storage.

Joining the cabinets and chests is the new 35″ 7 Drawer GSX Series Rolling Tool Cart with Tilt Top (83246). It features a built-in charging station, auto-return sliding drawers and textured finish for durability. With more than 16,200 cubic inches of storage capacity, its compact design is even more impressive.

For more information, visit gearwrench.com.

About GEARWRENCH®
GEARWRENCH is a premier hand tool brand from Apex Tool Group. Since the launch of the original five-degree ratcheting wrench, the GEARWRENCH brand has led the industry with breakthroughs in pass-thru ratchets, sockets, screw/nut drivers, pliers, and specialty tools. For more information, visit www.gearwrench.com.

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Explore Branson – Inside and Out – This Spring (Branson, Missouri)

BRANSON, Mo., Mar. 2, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Nestled in the lakeside beauty of the Ozark Mountains, Branson, Missouri is one of America’s greatest family destinations. There’s always something new to discover here. Whether you prefer a lively attractions-and-entertainment scene…

BRANSON, Mo., Mar. 2, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Nestled in the lakeside beauty of the Ozark Mountains, Branson, Missouri is one of America’s greatest family destinations. There’s always something new to discover here. Whether you prefer a lively attractions-and-entertainment scene or the natural beauty of the outdoors, Branson truly perks up in the spring. In Branson, the well-being of residents and visitors is our top priority. We’ve shared our current safety measures here so you can feel confident in traveling.

Just minutes away from the bright lights of Branson’s well-known theatres and live entertainment is an unexpectedly amazing outdoor destination. Boasting a trio of pristine lakes – Table Rock, Taneycomo and Bull Shoals – the Branson/Lakes Area is the perfect place for boating, fishing, sailing and more (especially when the water warms up a bit later this year). For those who prefer to explore on land, Dogwood Canyon Nature Park features 10,000 acres of rugged, unspoiled Ozarks landscape for walking, biking, horseback riding and tram tours. For a slower-paced outdoor experience, golf lovers are sure to enjoy the Branson/Lakes Area’s outstanding golf courses.

Along with Branson’s great outdoor offerings, here’s a snapshot of family-friendly Spring Break attractions throughout the destination:

Silver Dollar City
399 Silver Dollar City Parkway, Branson, MO 65616
This celebrated family-owned park with an 1880s theme opens for the season on March 17. Known for such innovative rides as Time Traveler, the world’s fastest, steepest and tallest complete-circuit spinning roller coaster, the legendary park is also home to award-winning food, top-of-the-line entertainment and an incredible team of 100 demonstrating craftsmen. Don’t miss the new Mystic River Falls, which debuted last year as the only water ride of its kind. The park shares how it’s maintaining a safe and healthy environment through a «play safe» commitment you can read about here.

Aquarium at the Boardwalk
2700 76 Country Blvd, Unit A, Branson, MO 65616
Visitors can observe more than 250 different animal species at the new Aquarium at the Boardwalk, including such sea creatures as seahorses, jellyfish, octopi, eels and sharks. In addition to an up-close view of approximately 7,200 individual sea animals, the Aquarium also features a 24-foot-high Kelp Forest climbing structure for kids, a 16-foot view of a coral reef and two mirrored art installations that help guests envision the sense of infinite ocean life.

WonderWorks
2835 W 76 Country Blvd, Branson, MO 65616
Dubbed «an amusement park for the mind,» WonderWorks is one of Branson’s newest indoor attractions in the destination’s Entertainment District. The building’s iconic exterior – with a massive upside-down columned porch – is just the beginning of this 48,000-square-foot experience where visitors can enjoy more than 100 hands-on exhibits. Displays feature American Innovation, Ozarks Area History and Geography, and a new Full STEAM Ahead exhibit, exploring such STEAM careers as becoming an astronaut.

Fritz’s Adventure
1425 W 76 Country Blvd, Branson, MO 65616
Founded by the parents of five boys as a place for families to be daring together, Fritz’s Adventure is an indoor adventure park dedicated to family fun and creating memories. Within its 80,000-square-foot space, Fritz’s offers explorable, climbable spaces for all ages. In addition to a multi-story ropes course, underground tunnels, a laser room, rappelling, giant treehouses and multi-story slides, Fritz’s has just introduced new attractions, including more than 300 feet of new tunnels, 32 new obstacles, 11 new ziplines, six new bridges and two new free falls. Fritz’s fan favorite Aerodium Outdoor Flying Adventure, a vertical wind tunnel skydiving simulation, will open for the season in May.

Branson Ferris Wheel
3345 W 76 Country Blvd, Branson, MO 65616
Riders of the 150-foot Branson Ferris Wheel, which was relocated from Chicago’s famous Navy Pier in 2016, enjoy a relaxing 15-minute scenic rotation offering beautiful views of the Ozark Mountains. The attraction’s 40 gondolas hold up to 240 riders, and the attraction lights up the night with 16,000 LED lights.

Runaway at Branson Mountain Adventure Park
935 State Highway 165, Branson, MO 65616
Home to the region’s first mountain coaster, the Runaway is a family-friendly thrill ride at Branson Mountain Adventure Park. It features more than 5,000 feet of track with speeds of up to 30 mph and the unique option for riders to choose their speed by way of a personal braking system.

Big Air Trampoline Park
3300 North Gretna Road, Branson, MO 65616

Featuring more than 57 fun attractions, including dodgeball, a mechanical bull, battle beam and more, Big Air Trampoline Park has something fun for everyone. The attraction also offers such premium attractions as a flight simulator and zip line.

About Branson, Missouri
Branson is a one-of-a-kind family vacation destination nestled in the lakeside beauty of the Ozark Mountains with dozens of live performance theatres; three pristine lakes; championship golf courses; an international award-winning theme park; family attractions and museums; a Historic Downtown district; shopping galore; a full range of dining options; and a host of hotels, motels, resorts, RV parks, campgrounds, sports venues, and meeting and convention facilities. Branson is located less than one day’s drive for a third of the United States’ population. It’s also accessible via flights to the Branson Airport (BKG) and nearby Springfield-Branson National Airport (SGF). Call 1-877-BRANSON for help planning your next vacation, sporting event, meeting, convention, or reunion. See more at http://www.explorebranson.com

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Health Passport app to get hotels and bars back to normal with confidence!

MANCHESTER, England, March 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — REVIV Global are thrilled to announce we have partnered with V Health Passport™ to bring the HELIIX Health Pass to the hospitality industry so they can return to normal with confidence and it’s being championed by members of the British Royal Family.

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MANCHESTER, England, March 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — REVIV Global are thrilled to announce we have partnered with V Health Passport™ to bring the HELIIX Health Pass to the hospitality industry so they can return to normal with confidence and it’s being championed by members of the British Royal Family.

V Health Passport™ makes use of the award winning VCode® technology and was launched with the backing of Zara and Mike Tindall MBE in 2020 as a way of opening up the global economy.

Now REVIV want to bring the secure technology to hotels, bars and restaurants to open them with this game-changing solution that allows people to scan their HELIIX Health Pass before entering a venue. Everyone in attendance will be safe in the knowledge the people they are mixing must have a valid VCode® and need to have tested negative for COVID-19 prior to entry.

So how does it work? The public will be asked to download the VPassport™ app and before heading off to their restaurant, bar or conference they will get themselves a rapid antigen for COVID. Their results will be uploaded to their HELIIX Health Pass and when they arrive at their chosen venue with their secure VCode® they can be scanned in by staff.

REVIV are offering a full 360 service from testing to technology — as we can carry out testing in our clinics. To complete the comprehensive approach REVIV also offer HELIIX, an in-house management system, so companies are able to manage COVID in the work place.

Hap Klopp, the founder and former CEO of The North Face said: «The hospitality industry across the world need REVIV’s HELIIX Health Pass to give their clientele and employees the peace of mind that everyone they’re mixing with has tested negative for COVID. It would be perfect for somewhere like Vegas!» 

Queen Elizabeth’s granddaughter Zara Tindall MBE, is an Ambassador V-Health Passport™, said: «This ground-breaking cyber technology could really have a positive impact.»

For more information about HELIIX Health Pass visit contact erobertson@revivme.com, 0795813094

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