Parking crashes usually don’t result in serious injuries, but repair costs can quickly mount, along with the hassle of going without the family vehicle while waiting for the body shop to finish work. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has launched a rear crash prevention ratings program to help consumers identify models with the technology that can prevent or mitigate low-speed backing crashes. Two systems earn the highest rating of superior, and four earn the second-highest rating of advanced.
Rear crash prevention encompasses several technologies. Parking sensors issue warning beeps and/or seat vibrations when the equipped vehicle gets too close to another vehicle or object directly behind it, or, in some cases, in front of it. Rear cross-traffic alert warns drivers of approaching vehicles that might cross their path as they back up. Rear automatic emergency braking systems detect objects behind a reversing vehicle and may automatically brake if the driver doesn’t heed alerts to stop.
IIHS engineers evaluated rear autobrake systems on six popular 2017 model vehicles — the BMW 5 series sedan, Cadillac XT5 SUV, Infiniti QX60 SUV, Jeep Cherokee SUV, Subaru Outback wagon and Toyota Prius hatchback.
Under the three-tier rating scheme, models with optional or standard rear crash prevention systems are rated superior, advanced or basic. Ratings are determined by whether the vehicles have available rear autobrake and, if so, how it performs in a series of car-to-car and car-to-pole tests with different approach angles. The availability of parking sensors and rear cross-traffic alert also is factored in.
The Outback and XT5 earn a superior rating when equipped with optional rear autobrake, parking sensors and rear cross-traffic alert. The Cherokee, 5 series, QX60 and Prius earn an advanced rating with this optional gear.
Tuthill announced Fill-Rite nextec™ Intelligence, a first-of-its-kind, smart fuel transfer pump technology that optimizes the fueling of fleet, construction and agricultural equipment.
“Up until now, pumping large volumes of fuel, filling large tanks or a number of vehicles meant you had to stop the pump every 30 minutes to let it cool down. Now, with nextec™ Intelligence, the pump self-manages to maintain optimum performance and continuous operation,” said Tom Carmazzi, Tuthill CEO. “With nextec™ Intelligence in their pumps, fuel operators have advanced technology that predicts, protects and performs.”
Fill-Rite’s initial offering of pumps with nextec™ Intelligence are available now and include pump only (NX3204) and pump, hose and ultra-high flow nozzle (NX3210B). Foot-mount model options will be available in the fourth quarter.
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Sandaire, an international family investment office with a base in Singapore and Delancey, a UK focused real estate advisory company, today launch Mount Kendal in Asia. Mount Kendal is a new collaboration between Delancey and Sandaire and will be focused on delivering bespoke UK real estate investment advice to Asian investors and international family offices.
Together, the two firms bring over 45 years of experience to Mount Kendal, which was established to deliver acquisition strategies and innovative asset management initiatives. Ultimately Mount Kendal seeks to create and protect value across a myriad of multi-sector, single asset or asset portfolio investments; from office, retail, residential and logistics; to healthcare, education, equity reversions and more.
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KitchenAid is unveiling a new, three-door free standing refrigerator that is the largest capacity refrigerator in its class*. Available in three models, the 72’’ Counter-Depth French Door Bottom Mount refrigerator features a slide-away split shelf that allows three quarters of the shelf to retract to accommodate taller items, up to 16.75 inches. The new addition will also include the first ever self-close freezer drawer in its class**.
“In terms of performance, features and aesthetics, this is the finest freestanding refrigerator that KitchenAid has ever offered,” says Beth Robinson, senior manager of brand experience for KitchenAid. “From organizational versatility and ease of access, to efficiency and quiet performance, our engineers and designers went above and beyond to incorporate thoughtful features and elegant design.”
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Wheels Up, the revolutionary membership-based private aviation company, officially unveiled the first-ever pink Beechcraft King Air 350i aircraft yesterday evening at the Westchester County Airport in White Plains, New York, in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The event hosted by Kenny Dichter, Founder and CEO of Wheels Up, kicked off the #WheelsUpGoesPink campaign in support of the Company’s ongoing commitment to the Dubin Breast Center of The Tisch Cancer Institute at Mount Sinai in New York City, one of the world’s most renowned and advanced facilities for breast cancer treatment and research.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7628751-wheels-up-pink-plane/
Holland America Line has broken ground on a new “Base Camp” complex at the company’s McKinley Chalet Resort near the entrance to Alaska’s Denali National Park. Expected to be complete for the 2016 Alaska cruise season, Base Camp is part of Holland America Line’s ongoing enhancement program at the property that also includes room updates, upgrades to soft goods and hotel decor and additional modifications.
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In response to the devastation wrought by Saturday’s earthquake and powerful aftershocks in Nepal, the Ad Council has joined the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Center for International Disaster Information (USAID CIDI) to launch a series of television, print and digital public service advertisements (PSAs) encouraging Americans to make financial contributions to disaster relief efforts. The PSAs direct audiences to visit CIDI.org/NepalRelief, where they can contribute to support the short and long-term recovery operations, providing supplies and services to those affected by the earthquake.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7512851-ad-council-nepal-earthquake-relief/
Fusion-io and two-time USA Memory Champion Nelson Dellis are teaming up to showcase the importance of memory in our minds and our datacenters. While Fusion-io focuses on helping its customers scale the challenges in their datacenters, Nelson will be focused on scaling the challenges he will face on Mount Everest, including what happens to your memory under the extreme conditions found on the world's highest mountain.
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Celebrating Post Grape-Nuts’ role in Sir Edmund Hillary’s historic ascent up Mt. Everest 60 years ago, the iconic crunchy cereal unveils a new marketing campaign today that encourages consumers to conquer their everyday mountains. Beyond advertising, the campaign engages consumers in the “playgrounds” of active outdoor and fitness enthusiasts – such as ski resorts, state parks and even “Everest-like skyscrapers” – before culminating with celebratory activities on the actual anniversary in May.
To view Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/mnr/60590-post-grape-nuts-challenges-consumers-to-conquer-everyday-mountains
The controversy surrounding tanning continues to mount. More and more young women are being diagnosed with melanoma and the incidence of painful sunburns from tanning beds is becoming more frequent. These health hazards, coupled with the recent exposé of New Jersey “tanning mom,” have led to a recent backlash against the dark bronze look.
May is Melanoma Awareness month, and now more than ever, people across the country, from teens to fashion and beauty icons, are taking a stand against the deep suntan and looking for ways to get a gorgeous glow without tanning. Jergens® offers the ultimate solution to get a healthy-looking glow and keep your skin safe with Natural Glow & Protect Daily Moisturizer.
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The bold and thrilling quest to finally understand the brain—and along with it our mental afflictions, from depression to autism—by a rising star in neuroscience
Sebastian Seung, a dynamic young professor at MIT, is at the forefront of a revolution in neuroscience. He believes that our identity lies not in our genes, but in the connections between our brain cells—our own particular wiring. Seung and a dedicated group of researchers are leading the effort to map these connections, neuron by neuron, synapse by synapse. It is a monumental effort—the scientific equivalent of climbing Mount Everest—but if they succeed, they will uncover the basis of personality, identity, intelligence, memory, and perhaps disorders such as autism and schizophrenia. Seung explains how this new map of a human “connectome” might even enable us to “upload” our brains into a computer, making us effectively immortal.
Connectome is a mind-bending adventure story, told with great passion and authority. It presents a daring scientific and technological vision for at last understanding what makes us who we are, both as individuals and as a species. Find out more here, http://bit.ly/yEBoyq Non-Fiction