Space Force seeks bids for rocket engine testing and space transportation technologies

Projects will be co-funded by the government and contractors under “other transactions authority” agreements managed by the Space Enterprise Consortium

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Space Force on May 11 issued three requests for industry proposals on technologies that the military will need to reach space and to operate spacecraft in orbit.

The Space and Missile Systems Center’s Launch Enterprise is seeking proposals for next-generation rocket engine testing, launch vehicle upper stage enhancements, and capabilities to maneuver in space. Proposals are due June 10. 

The projects will be co-funded by the government and the private sector under “other transaction authority” agreements

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Here Technologies and Unity developing 3D maps to boost in-vehicle experience

“The experience is becoming more and more centered around not just the performance aspects of a vehicle, but the entertainment, the information, the interactivity and, under appropriate conditions, being able to deliver gaming,” Edward Martin, director of product management at Unity, told Automotive News.

“Given the way in which current HMI systems are developed, they’re hitting the ceiling really in terms of the level of what customers can experience within a vehicle,” Martin added. “The consumer getting into a car today has a different expectation of what could be as opposed to what is.”

As a result, many automakers

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Lexus LS, Toyota Mirai get new advanced technologies

But the introductions also underscore Toyota’s cautious, go-slow approach. The system will be available only in Japan for the time being, though it comes to the U.S. in the LS this fall. And it will be limited to the two top-tier offerings of the Lexus and Toyota brands, for now.

The new technology also is expensive, adding some $6,000 to the LS sticker in Japan.

Toyota Chief Digital Officer James Kuffner called the development a key move by Toyota toward programmable cars. He is spearheading the push to create an operating system for digital vehicles of tomorrow.

“This is

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Worldwide Automotive Retail Digitalization Industry in 2021 – Featuring Feedback Factory, Say Technologies and Amazon Go Among Others –

DUBLIN–()–The “Adaptation of Adjacent Retail Initiatives Driving Automotive Retail Digitalization” report has been added to’s offering.

The COVID-19 pandemic shows the automotive retail industry’s dependence on physical stores. While these physical stores are expected to continue being relevant in the future, the pandemic has brought digital tools’ role in customer engagement to the forefront.

Every automotive retail stakeholder can transform its customers’ appeal by embracing digital transformation and maintaining the customer journey at the crux of digitalization across in-store and online touchpoints. As consumers buy groceries, electronics, and fashion online and depend on digital influencers to

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Hybrid Electric Vehicle Conversion Kit Market to grow by $ 27.70 in 2020, A123 Systems LLC and ALTe Technologies emerge as Key Contributors to growth | Industry Analysis, Market Trends, Opportunities and Forecast 2024 |Technavio

LONDON–()–Technavio has been monitoring the hybrid electric vehicle conversion kit market and it is poised to grow by 27.70 th units during 2020-2024, progressing at a CAGR of almost 13% during the forecast period. The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current market scenario, latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment.

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Impact of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to transform the growth of various industries, however, the immediate impact of the outbreak is varied. While a few industries will register a drop in demand, numerous others

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Faurecia and Immersion Partner for Haptic Automotive Technologies


Faurecia, one of the world’s leading automotive technology companies and Immersion Corporation (NASDAQ: IMMR), the leading developer and provider of technologies for haptics, today announced a multi-year license agreement, providing Faurecia with access to Immersion’s haptic technologies and solutions. The agreement enables Faurecia to develop advanced, interactive haptic user interfaces with the latest innovations from Immersion.

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Cars in the near future will be built with smart technology, which allows intuitive touch based interactions. This agreement with Immersion expands our technology

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