9 injured after vehicle crashes into University of Utah COVID-19 testing site

SALT LAKE CITY — Nine people suffered injuries after a truck crashed into a COVID-19 testing site at the Rice-Eccles Stadium parking lot on the University of Utah campus Thursday morning.

The crash took place about 9:43 a.m. at the site, which is just west of the stadium, according to Salt Lake City Fire Department Capt. Anthony Burton. Four people were taken to a hospital after the crash, and five people were treated for their injuries at the scene and released.

Authorities believe the truck driver may have had a medical emergency before the crash. The truck hit two cars before crashing into the test site and causing significant damage to some of the structures at the site, according to University Police Deputy Chief Jason Hinojosa.

It did not appear that any of the injured people suffered life-threatening injuries, Hinojosa said.

“This could have been a lot worse,” he said.

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Toward enhancing vehicle fuel economy

Utilizing a 'krafty' waste product: Toward enhancing vehicle fuel economy
Fine carbon fiber network fabricated using optimized conditions (from left to right: electrospun fibers, thermally stabilized fibers, carbon fibers). Credit: Kanazawa University

Given concerns over global climate warming, researchers are hard at work on minimizing the amount of fuel that we all use in everyday life. Reducing the weight of vehicles will lessen the amount of fuel required to power them, and put money back into your pocket.

In a study recently published in Chemical Engineering Journal, researchers from Kanazawa University have chemically modified an industrial waste product, and processed it into a possible lightweight structural material. This development may increase the fuel economy of private and commercial transportation.

The researchers started with Kraft lignin, a byproduct of a common wood pulping process. Paper mills usually burn Kraft lignin to generate power, because it’s difficult to use for anything except specialized purposes. Chemically processing Kraft lignin into a more

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Analysis of ADAS Features in the Latin American (LATAM) Passenger Vehicle (PV) Market

As the global automotive industry moves towards the development of fully autonomous vehicles and envisions a future without road accidents, the Latin American automotive market is making significant advances in the introduction of new advanced driving assistance features.

New York, Nov. 03, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — announces the release of the report “Analysis of ADAS Features in the Latin American (LATAM) Passenger Vehicle (PV) Market” –
Many Latin American countries have some of the most severe road fatality figures in the developing world and thus the region presents enormous opportunities for the introduction of new technologies that can help reduce those figures.

This study explores the different trends that are influencing the strategies that OEMs in Latin America are adopting to introduce advanced driving assistive systems (ADAS) features in their vehicle portfolios across multiple vehicle segments and selected countries in the region (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, and Peru).Some

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China Must Commit to Battery Recycling in Electric Vehicle Boom: Greenpeace | Technology News

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China needs to step up the recycling and repurposing of batteries for electric vehicles in order to ease supply strains and curb pollution and carbon emissions, environmental group Greenpeace said on Friday.

Though the deployment of electric vehicles is an important environmental initiative, the manufacturing of batteries is energy- and carbon-intensive and puts the supply of key raw materials like lithium and cobalt under severe strain, the group said in a research report.

“We’re about to see a tidal wave of old EV batteries hit China,” said Ada Kong, Greenpeace East Asia’s senior programme manager. “How the government responds will have huge ramifications for Xi Jinping’s 2060 carbon neutral commitment.”

Greenpeace said 12.85 million tonnes of EV lithium-ion batteries will go offline worldwide between 2021 and 2030, while more than 10 million tonnes of lithium, cobalt, nickel and manganese will be mined for new batteries.

Repurposed batteries

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Army’s New Infantry Squad Vehicle: ISV Design, Features, Tech

  • The U.S. Army has accepted its first new Infantry Squad Vehicle.
  • The ISV is made by General Motors and based on the Chevy Colorado ZR2.
  • The new vehicle is much lighter and lacks the armor of infantry fighting vehicles, but allows troops to cross the battlefield more quickly.

    The U.S. Army has formally accepted the first of hundreds of new Infantry Squad Vehicles (ISVs) designed to transport soldiers to and from the battlefield. The ISV, built by General Motors Defense, is based on the Chevy Colorado ZR2 off-road mid-sized truck. The ISV trades protection for speed, allowing paratroopers and other light forces to reach their objectives faster than walking.

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    Here’s GM Defense’s promo video showing the ISV in action:

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    US Army gets first Infantry Squad Vehicle from GM Defense

    WASHINGTON — GM Defense delivered its first Infantry Squad Vehicle to the U.S. Army in an Oct. 27 ceremony at its proving grounds and production facility in Milford, Michigan, just 120 days after being chosen to build the new troop carrier.

    The Army awarded the company a $214.3 million contract to produce 649 vehicles by the end of fiscal 2024. The service is planning to procure a total of 2,065 ISVs.

    Designed to carry a nine soldier squad, the ISV was specifically put together to be light enough to be sling loaded from a UH-60 Black Hawk and small enough to fit inside a CH-47 Chinook, to provide maximum flexibility for deployment.

    GM’s design is based off the company’s 2020 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 midsize truck and uses 90 percent commercial parts including a 186-horsepower, 2.8L Duramax turbo-diesel engine and performance race components. It also features a custom rollover protection system.

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    Global Vehicle Power Distribution Industry

    Global Vehicle Power Distribution Market to Reach $7. 9 Billion by 2027. Amid the COVID-19 crisis, the global market for Vehicle Power Distribution estimated at US$6. 5 Billion in the year 2020, is projected to reach a revised size of US$7.

    New York, Oct. 21, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — announces the release of the report “Global Vehicle Power Distribution Industry” –
    9 Billion by 2027, growing at aCAGR of 2.8% over the period 2020-2027. Hardwired, one of the segments analyzed in the report, is projected to record 3.6% CAGR and reach US$3 Billion by the end of the analysis period. After an early analysis of the business implications of the pandemic and its induced economic crisis, growth in the Configurable segment is readjusted to a revised 2.3% CAGR for the next 7-year period.

    The U.S. Market is Estimated at $1.8 Billion, While China is Forecast to Grow at

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