Category: Atlantic Technology

Star Local Student Stands Out in Automotive Technology Class

DOYLESTOWN, PA— Star Students are found in classrooms, on concert and theater stages and at debate lecterns, and out in the community doing good things to make life better for all of us.

Here at Patch, we’ve launched an initiative to help recognize Star Students, and we’re working to tell the stories of these outstanding kids to their neighbors.

This submission comes from Ms. Elle Snead and Mr. Paul Cairlone who nominated Taylor, a 10th grader from Doylestown.

Star local student’s name

Taylor

Star local student’s home state

Pennsylvania

How do you know the star local student?

Taylor is a first year automotive technology student at Middle Bucks Institute of Technology.

Why do you believe the star local student should be recognized?

Taylor stands out in the automotive technology class because not only does she do well academically, but she’s skilled in fixing and diagnosing vehicles that come into the shop. Taylor is also caring towards her other classmates and works well with them; always willing to give a helping hand to any student struggling, whether it be with class work or personal matters.

What’s one thing you want everyone to know about the star local student?

Taylor wants to inspire more girls to get into male-dominated workspaces and not be afraid to explore new opportunities or interests.

Congratulations on your achievements, and all of our best wishes to you in the future, Taylor.

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Know an outstanding student, nominate them here.

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Technology and style boost Hyundai’s value

Kevin Reilly, Hyundai National Dealer Council chairman, said the brand is well along in its journey to what he calls a valuable brand.

“The way Hyundai provides value to customers is not so much having a lower transaction price,” said Reilly, “but what it gives customers in terms of styling and content for that particular dollar.”

He said Hyundai’s 10-year warranty has been instrumental in wooing customers from Toyota, Honda, Nissan and others.

Reilly, whose father opened one of the first U.S. Hyundai stores in 1986, doesn’t think the company’s move upmarket will leave the door open for new value brands to establish a foothold.

He is not worried it will present China’s rising auto industry — which is now selling globally in Europe, South America and Asian countries — with an opening.

“I would say emphatically no,” Reilly said. “Just knowing the passion that drives the whole Hyundai network, from Korea to America, and how forward-thinking they are, they never sleep.

“I can text [Hyundai COO] Jose Muñoz on a Sunday and he’ll text me right back,” he said. “They work 24/7 and they are committed to delivering the best product in the marketplace.”

Hyundai’s long winning streak has transcended market segments, trends, price brackets and, more importantly, perceptions.

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Morton College Offers Top-Notch Automotive Technology Programs – Shaw Local

If you’re interested in a career in the automotive industry, Morton College offers a variety of programs to help you achieve your goal! “We offer three Career Certificates, including Maintenance and Light Repair, Automotive Service, and Automotive Technology,” explained Don Sykora, Automotive Technology Instructor for Morton College. “These certificates lead to an Associate in Applied Science degree in Automotive Technology.”

According to Sykora, who has over thirty years of automotive experience and is an ASE Certified Master Automobile Technician, students can expect to receive a combination of classroom theory and hands-on practical learning. “This format allows students to become familiar with how a vehicle functions, and how to properly perform diagnoses and repairs as needed,” he said. “Desired credentials are earned throughout the curriculum, and include certifications from industry-recognized names like the Ford Motor Company, Subaru of America, ASE, and SnapOn Tools.”

With the increasing demand for automotive technicians, there are a variety of opportunities available to students. “Current advances in technology create an exciting atmosphere, and provide a rewarding experience for technicians in the workplace,” added Sykora. “While in our program, many students are actively recruited and hired by our Ford dealership partners through hiring events. Students typically work part-time while completing their academic work, and become full-time employees upon completion of their certificates or degree.”

Morton College’s Automotive Technology Program is accredited by the ASE Education Foundation, which ensures all components of the program align with current industry standards. “All of our instructors have decades of experience in the field, and they focus on equipping students with the skills needed to be successful in the automotive industry,” said Sykora. “New technologies are driving the industry, and Morton College is taking the steps to provide students with the knowledge and understanding they will need to embark upon successful careers.”

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Chrysler to deploy Stellantis’ next-generation cockpit technology.

Stellantis is “completely refreshing and rebuilding” its software systems, focusing on what kind of experiences customers are seeking because there is “too much friction between our customers and the tech in cars today,” Tavares said.

“Software is enabling us to push past the expected and render the status quo obsolete,” Tavares said. “We need to create innovation that addresses our human aspirations.”

The Synthesis cockpit embodies Stellantis’ goal of presenting technology that is useful. It uses three upcoming Stellantis tech platforms — STLA Smart Cockpit, STLA Brain and STLA AutoDrive — which the company calls “advanced technology for real life.”

Stellantis Chief Software Officer Yves Bonne- font said the CES floor was packed with ideas that are great individually, but he was wary of the potential for motorists to become overwhelmed with features that take awhile to learn.

Bonnefont said the Stellantis mission to simplify is not easy, so the company is making a concerted effort to understand consumers and get their feedback earlier in development.

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Automotive News hires dealers, retail technology reporter

Mark Hollmer has joined Automotive News as a reporter covering dealers and retail technology.

Hollmer, 53, most recently wrote about insurance and mortgage industry technology for Insurance Business America and Mortgage Professional America, publications owned by Key Media in Sydney, Australia.

Before that, Hollmer spent more than seven years writing and editing at Wells Media’s Carrier Management publication, where he covered the property/casualty insurance industry with a focus on insurance technology startups.

He began his career as a reporter at The St. Albans Messenger in Vermont. Hollmer is an alumnus of Canisius College and Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.

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5 Coolest Automotive Technologies from 2022

Self-driving cars don’t seem to be getting any closer, as tech firms shut down and prototype investigations pile up. However, the technology that goes into producing autonomous vehicles can still be useful, even if the steering wheel and pedals remain. Specifically, LiDAR is an important piece of tech, best used in tandem with radar and cameras.

LiDAR is an abbreviation of Light Detection and Ranging and it works by using light in the form of a pulsed laser to measure the range ahead. In automotive terms, LiDAR helps create a geothermal picture of what is ahead, something that is especially helpful when testing autonomous vehicles. However, as traffic fatalities have risen this year, it’s set to become an important tool for modern vehicles using advanced driver assistance systems. In tandem with cameras, LiDAR can help prevent accidents by engaging automated braking systems significantly earlier than a radar-based system could.

One company, Luminar, is set on reducing traffic fatalities by 100 million lives over the next 100 years, working with Volvo and Polestar. That’s a lofty goal, one that even I won’t be around to see. The system itself is all new, built up over 10 years, and works together with a computing core in Volvo and Polestar’s newest EV SUVs.

“Now that you can have dramatically greater safety on the vehicle, not just in autonomous mode, but all the time, there’s that opportunity for consumers to really go out and say, ‘Hey, we need this on our cars!’,” explained Luminar CEO Austin Russell in an interview with Autoweek. “We should be valuing our lives, we should be making this difference, we should see this democratized, not just as a select technology on high-end vehicles, but on every vehicle.”

Ultimately, Russell doesn’t want to replace the driver, but

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CES 2023: Live updates on the latest in EVs and automotive technology

CES 2023 in Las Vegas saw a return to full in-person attendance and along with that a bevy of automotive and transportation technology developments.

EV reveals from VW, Ram, BMW, Sony Honda Mobility and Peugeot took center stage and suppliers previewed their latest technologies, products and ways of doing business. In addition to new EV concepts, Stellantis laid out a new tech vision. 

Read this recap of our live coverage for all of the top automotive technology stories from the show.

 

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CES 2023: Live updates on the latest in EVs and automotive technology

CES 2023 in Las Vegas saw a return to full in-person attendance and along with that a bevy of automotive and transportation technology developments.

EV reveals from VW, Ram, BMW, Sony Honda Mobility and Peugeot took center stage and suppliers previewed their latest technologies, products and ways of doing business. In addition to new EV concepts, Stellantis laid out a new tech vision. 

Read this recap of our live coverage for all of the top automotive technology stories from the show.

 

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