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Karma Automotive's flagship store now accepts Bitcoin as form of payment - Green Car Congress

Karma Automotive, the Southern California-based creator of luxury electric vehicles and high-tech incubator, is using its flagship company-owned store in Newport Beach, Calif., to help further its shareholder’s expertise in blockchain technology by accepting cryptocurrency as a form of payment.

Karma Newport Beach now accepts Bitcoin as a form of payment for new vehicle sales and service performed at the facility.

We are opening our platform to serve as a test bed to help convert theoretical blockchain applications to practical use. Karma’s flagship store will support our efforts to prove emerging technology and provide the latest VVIP customer treatment offerings by accepting Bitcoin cryptocurrency.

—Karma CEO Dr. Lance Zhou

Karma is partnering with Wanxiang Group, its primary shareholder, to co-develop and test blockchain technology applications such as Bitcoin. The collaboration was announced at Shanghai International Blockchain Week 2019 in September, hosted by Wanxiang Blockchain Lab, during which international experts gathered to explore possible commercial applications and share key learnings about developing trends in blockchain technology.

The automaker recently relocated its company-owned store to 4040 Campus Drive in Newport Beach, a site adjacent to John Wayne Airport and the former home to other luxury automotive brands. The new facility, renamed Karma Newport Beach, will provide Karma with the size and resources it needs to help ensure future growth and scalability to accommodate a multi-vehicle line-up.

The 15,000-square foot building includes enough floor space to showcase close to 20 new Revero GTs and certified pre-owned Reveros. The company also plans to add a Customization Center, a state-of-the art vehicle and photo staging area, VVIP concierge service (given the dealership’s proximity to John Wayne Airport), and a detail center.

The automaker is currently represented by a growing list of retail partners in the US, Canada and select export markets. Karma’s growth plans will take the company from one continent in 2018, to four continents this year.

Karma has kicked-off a period of rapid product introduction including the US launch of its 2020 Revero GT luxury electric vehicle to be followed by an all-new fully-electrified global platform in 2021. The company will use AutoMobility LA, the Los Angeles Auto Show’s press & trade event, to unveil a new performance-based variant of its Revero GT and more details about future product offerings.

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Infineon's New microcontroller optimized for automotive 77 GHz radar applications - Yahoo Finance

MUNICH, Oct. 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) will add a new member to its automotive microcontroller family AURIX™ to address new automotive 77 GHz radar applications such as high-end corner radar systems for advanced driver assistance systems and automated driving. New features include a new signal-processing unit, a large SRAM memory dedicated to radar and four TriCore™ processors running at 300 MHz with two additional lockstep cores.

Infineon will add a new device to its AURIX microcontroller family to address new automotive 77 GHz radar applications such as high-end corner radar systems

Infineon will add a new device to its AURIX microcontroller family to address new automotive 77 GHz radar applications such as high-end corner radar systems

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Infineon will add a new device to its AURIX microcontroller family to address new automotive 77 GHz radar applications such as high-end corner radar systems

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SPU 2.0 signal processing unit is an evolution of Infineon's accelerator for radar processing with reduced latencies for Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) processing, extended capability for interference mitigation and different modulation schemes allowing first-tier customers to improve radar resolution at lower cost.

Infineon AURIX™ TC39, TC35 and TC33 devices offer long-range, mid-range and short-range radar applications. Each device has specific features enabling customers to address different needs with performance and cost-optimized microcontrollers. The new TC3A extends this portfolio at the upper performance end.

Key features of the TC3A:

Four cores with TriCore architecture with two lockstep cores running at 300 MHz providing safe processing capability SPU 2.0 with extended features for realtime interference mitigation and lower resources consumption 6 MB of embedded SRAM to store data during processing High-speed radar MMIC (Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuit) interface with up to 600 Mbps Hardware Security Module (HSM) compliant with EVITA full specification

Samples of TC3A will be available to selected customers in 2022.

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Girl, 12, hit by police car during chase in St. Louis - WKYT

ST. LOUIS (KMOV/CNN) - Police say a 12-year-old girl ran into the street and was hit by a St. Louis County Police squad car during a chase with a suspicious person.

Police say during a police chase, 12-year-old Akeelah Jackson ran into the street, and before the officer could stop his squad car, she was hit. (Source: KMOV/CNN)

A 25-year-old male officer with the St. Louis County Police saw a suspicious person and vehicle at a gas station Monday evening. He pursued the vehicle in a marked squad car, but police say he did not activate his lights and sirens.

During the chase, 12-year-old Akeelah Jackson ran into the street. Before the officer could stop the car, which was traveling 29 miles per hour over the posted speed limit, the girl was hit.

“The car hit her, and she flew in the air and came back down,” a witness said.

Police say after hitting the 12-year-old, the officer stopped and reported the incident.

Akeelah was taken to the hospital, where she was initially listed in critical condition. It is unclear what her condition is currently.

Sgt. Ben Granda says the squad car’s on-board technology shows the chase lasted for 32 seconds over a quarter of a mile. The unit was not equipped with a dash camera.

"Many people understand a police officer has a reasonable time and distance to try to catch up to a vehicle that they are going to try to conduct a traffic stop of,” Granda said.

Accident reconstruction is handling the ongoing investigation.

Police say the officer who hit Akeelah is cooperating. He has four years of law enforcement experience.

Copyright 2019 KMOV via CNN. All rights reserved.

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Global Automotive Airbag Market Comprehensive Analysis of World Markets, Trade, Commodity Review Of Long-Term Forecasts 2019 to 2028 - Motor Expo

New York City, NY: October 16, 2019 – Published via (Wired Release) –The Global Analysis report on Automotive Airbag Market provides deep analysis on market-size, shares supply-demand analysis, sales value and volume study of varied industries combined with division study, with reference to necessary geographic regions. This report put together consists of the current evolution inside the world trade and crucial parts that affect the expansion of the Global Automotive Airbag Market. The Automotive Airbag Market has in addition been categorized relying upon varied sections. The vital sections are extra divided into Automotive Airbag sub-sections that provided a higher understanding of the whole international market and assist to create a conclusive discernment on smart work business.

The company provides a careful analysis of market and future aspects of Automotive Airbag Market. It focuses on essential and important data that produces the analysis a very important tool for specialists, analysts and managers to induce ready-to-access analysis. The report provides a all-inclusive analysis of Automotive Airbag Market size development forecast from 2019-2028.

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The report covers market dynamics poignant the market throughout the forecast amount. Moreover, the report analyses the competitive state of affairs, geographic trends, and opportunities within the markets with connexion all geographic regions. The report jointly includes the careful company profiles of the key players inside the market besides their market methods. The report additionally provides tormentor analysis of all five regions beside the SWOT analysis for all companies profiled inside the report.

Leading Manufacturers: Autoliv Inc, Takata Corporation, DENSO CORPORATION, Robert Bosch GmbH, Daicel Corporation, TOYODA GOSEI Co., Porcher Industries SA, ZF Friedrichshafen AG, Continental AG, Key Safety Systems Inc, Hyundai Mobis Co Ltd

Regional Analysis For Automotive Airbag Market:

The report presents a detailed breakdown of the market region-wise and categorizes it at different levels. Regional segment investigation displaying regional production volume, consumption figure, revenue, and growth rate from 2019-2028 covers: Americas (United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil),  Europe (Spain, France, UK, Italy, Russia, Germany ), APAC (China, Japan, Korea, Southeast Asia, India, Australia), Middle East & Africa (Egypt, South Africa, Israel, Turkey, GCC Countries)

Segmentation of the Global Automotive Airbag Market:

Segmentation by product type: Front Airbag, Knee Airbag, Side Airbag, Curtain Airbag, Pedestrian Airbag. Segmentation by sales channel: OEM, Aftermarket,Segmentation by vehicle type: Passenger car, Commercial vehicle

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Thus the Automotive Airbag report wind up an overall graph of the industry with the product lifecycle over the upcoming years, market size, market opportunities, market risk, the market overview of the Automotive Airbag. It explains the gap between supply and consumption, SWOT analysis, tables and figures of the leading enterprises in the Automotive Airbag Report.

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ATP Expands Automotive/Industrial Portfolio With 3D TLC-based S600Sia SD/microSD Cards - Yahoo Finance

Customization, 64-layer 3D NAND Reliable storage

TAIPEI, Oct. 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- ATP Electronics, the leading manufacturer of "Industrial Only" memory and storage solutions, has announced the launch of S600Sia, its first 3D triple-level cell (TLC) flash-based A1 Performance Class SD and microSD cards built for industrial and automotive applications.

ATP employs 64-layer 3D NAND technology, which is standing out to become the mainstream of the automotive and industrial market with steady supply for 5 years. By scaling vertically, 3D NAND mitigates reliability concerns that came with planar NAND's shrinking lithography.


Automotive-Level Reliability, Performance and Endurance. The 3D TLC-based S600Sia memory cards undergo endurance, data retention and wide temperature tests from IC to drive level. They are certified according to ISO, JEDEC, automotive-specific standards and temperature-related standards such as AEC-Q100/AECQ-104. Depending on the project and customer requirements, ATP can also conduct customized testing, such as compliance for ISO 16750.

ATP Dynamic Self-Recovery Calibration for Cross-Temperature Scenarios

Aside from supporting wide operating temperature ranges from -40°C to 85°C, ATP S600Sia SD/microSD cards undergo extensive cross-temperature tests and implement temperature-related variables and mechanisms to enhance drive integrity. Dynamic Self-Recovery Calibration enables the SD/microSD to adapt to various temperature modes through a combination of firmware and hardware solutions.

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Big data generated by the Internet of Things and the Internet of Vehicles (IoT/IoV) is spurring the data boom for the next decade. Whether it's for Smart Factories or Autonomous Vehicles, data management is now a critical issue. Efficient data transaction and real time analysis require edge devices to deliver faster and steady performance. ATP 3D TLC SD/microSD cards feature 4KB page management and SLC caching algorithm, which allows 1/2 random access time and low latency compared with traditional solution. These cards can reach Android A1 application performance (SDA spec) and consume less power, making them suitable for small handheld devices with limited battery life.

S600Sia SD/microSD cards come in capacities of up to 256 GB, offering significant reductions in cost per GB. They meet increasing data storage needs and offer portable convenience for backup, edge computing, event data recording and map navigation with or without Internet connection.

ATP also offers hardware customization according to customers' request, such as the NAND flash and controller testing pin and the overcurrent protection (OCP) fuse design for protection against current overloading or short circuits.

For inquiries on ATP S600Sia 3D TLC SD and microSD cards, please contact ATP regional sales, distributors, or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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ATP Electronics is the leading provider of "Industrial Only" NAND flash products and DRAM modules for demanding industrial/automotive applications requiring the highest levels of performance, reliability and endurance. A true manufacturer for over 25 years, ATP manages every stage of the manufacturing process to ensure quality and product longevity, offering in-house design, testing, and tuning from component to product level. For more information on ATP Electronics, please visit or contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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