Capital Mobility – Minecraft Inventions Sat, 18 Sep 2021 10:38:06 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Capital Mobility – Minecraft Inventions 32 32 First train for Kanpur, Agra metro projects unveiled. Check features, images Sat, 18 Sep 2021 08:23:43 +0000

Alstom today delivered the first train of the Kanpur metro to the Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation (UPMRC). Alstom will also be responsible for the delivery of rolling stock and signaling for the Kanpur and Agra metro, including the scope of all LV technologies.

The unveiling was made at Alstom’s rolling stock manufacturing plant in Savli, Gujarat, by Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath, in the presence of Shri Kumar Keshav – MD, UPMRC, and Alain SPOHR – MD, Alstom. These metro trains are 100% made locally at the factory in Savli, Gujarat.

The new metro trains will benefit around 5 million citizens of the two cities. In addition, the overall project will significantly contribute to the socio-economic development of the region.

Inspiration from Uttar Pradesh’s rich cultural heritage combined with top-notch design gave an attractive look to India’s latest metro fleet.

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Interior of the Kanpur metro train

Characteristics of the Kanpur Metro train:

The aerodynamic modular design of the new MOVIA subways will provide a host of safety, security and environmental benefits as well as an excellent passenger experience. Built with stainless steel bodies, the air-conditioned cars will have automated sliding doors, comfortable seating and standing, dedicated areas for entry for people with disabilities, which use wheelchairs and modern passenger information systems, combining to provide an accessible and welcoming environment for passengers.

The trains will be fitted with FLEXX metro bogies and the MITRAC propulsion system to increase energy efficiency, reduce operating costs and ensure that the new trains meet the highest environmental standards. Each train will accommodate approximately 960 passengers in the three-car configuration.

“As I virtually unveil the first metro train for Kanpur, I would like to congratulate Alstom and the UPMRC for the swift execution of the ongoing metro project,” Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said . “In addition to Kanpur and Agra, we look forward to providing advanced metro service for improved public transport in cities like Gorakhpur, Varanasi, Prayagraj, Jhansi and Meerut, and improving connectivity in the near future,” said he added.

Kumar KESHAV, Managing Director of Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation (UPMRC), said: “This is a proud moment for Alstom, which locally manufactures rolling stock for some of the country’s most prestigious metro projects. With illustrious experience in the successful delivery of trains for the Lucknow metro in record time, we are pleased to have Alstom as a partner in this journey towards transforming the face of urban mobility in Uttar Pradesh. These world-class trainsets for Kanpur and Agra will bring the metro project to life. We look forward to the swift execution of this project and to meeting the transportation infrastructure needs in growing cities. “

“We are proud to deliver the first metro sets for the Kanpur metro in record time. After successfully delivering a rolling stock and signaling solution for the state capital, Lucknow, we are pleased to strengthen this partnership with UPMRC and redefine the mobility needs of Kanpur and Agra ”, said declared Alain SPOHR, Managing Director of Alstom India. renowned for their operational reliability, attractive design and improved safety features – all of which make the metro an attractive mode of transportation, ”he added.

Evaluated at approximately ??2051 crore (245 million euros), Alstom’s scope on the Agra-Kanpur metro project includes the design, construction and delivery of 201 metro cars (67 three-car MOVIA metro trains) and an advanced signaling solution (CITYFLO 650).

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The right to healthy air – Editorial Fri, 17 Sep 2021 18:14:54 +0000

Editorial Board (The Jakarta Post)

Jakarta ●
Sat, September 18, 2021

Greater Jakarta, air pollution, court, battles, ruling, president, governor, environment, death, life expectancy, trial
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Let’s be clear. The recent court ruling that found the governments of Central and Greater Jakarta guilty of not doing enough to protect people from potentially deadly air pollution is not an embarrassing defeat that deserves an appeal to higher court.

That the Jakarta Central District Court ruled in favor of 32 residents of Greater Jakarta grouped under the Capital City Coalition simply shows the undeniable fact that nearly 30 million people living in Jakarta and its satellites have a right to clean air and healthy. According to guidelines from the World Health Organization, the polluted air they breathe every day could reduce their life expectancy by 5 to 5.5 years.

Studies have shown the danger that polluting particles represent for our health. Ultimately, illnesses and deaths from these toxins run counter to the government’s pursuit of the quality human resources that the country needs to achieve high-income status.

True, the complainants filed their complaint two years ago in good faith, with no intention of discrediting the government. The petitioners actually acted – and took risks – on behalf of the silent majority who shared the same cause but lacked the courage, time and energy to fight for their fundamental right.

If necessary, the court ruling could prompt citizens elsewhere in the country to voice their grievances to the government about environmental degradation resulting from policies that harm nature or simply the ignorance of governments as in the recent court battle. on air pollution.

In their ruling, the judiciary ordered the President, Minister of the Environment, Minister of Home Affairs, Minister of Health, and the governors of Jakarta, West Java and Banten to do whatever it takes to improve air quality, control cross-border pollution in Greater Jakarta and conduct research. on the effects of air pollution on health. As representatives of the state, central and provincial governments are responsible for the safety of citizens, including against environmental risks such as air pollution.

There is no doubt that the government, both nationally and sub-nationally, has taken various measures to prevent air pollution, but as the petitioners have found, the actions were far from enough. There are also many examples of policy inconsistencies regarding maintaining clean and healthy air on the part of the government, such as encouraging people to buy cars.

In Jakarta, as in other major cities around the world, emissions from combustion vehicles are the main contributor to air pollution. Nearly 11 million people in the capital are used to watching smog cover the city’s skyscrapers, with one exception when Jakarta was placed under strict mobility restrictions to contain the spread of COVID-19. ‘last year.

Instead of challenging the court’s ruling, which is legitimate in the country’s justice system, the government should comply with the ruling, just to prove that it serves and listens to its people. It can be safely said that the level of air pollution in Greater Jakarta is critical and therefore requires an immediate response.

Through pro-environmental policies, the government can be a game-changer in the fight against air pollution.

FTE Summit kicks off the decade of Mykonos Fri, 17 Sep 2021 05:00:00 +0000

ZURICH and Athens, Greece, September 17, 2021 / PRNewswire / – VIVA Investment Partners AG Announces its 12e Annual Follow The Entrepreneur (FTE) Investor Summit – FTE Mykonos 2021 – at the Royal Myconian Hotel which will start on 1st from October to 5e October –

VIP thinks Greece will become one of the most important investment opportunities over the next decade. The risk and uncertainty previously associated with the Greek market is disappearing, and VIP sees a future in Greece and Mykonos where institutional capital will pursue emerging investment opportunities. Greece Positioning as one of the most ecologically gifted and beautiful places to live will also help position the country as a net beneficiary of the post-COVID world.

Due to the Mitsotakis government’s continued focus on growth and innovation and the identification of digital ownership, an unprecedented increase in foreign direct investment into the country from institutional sources is already starting to occur. Less than two weeks ago, the Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis set new growth targets for the Greek economy with a focus on youth and the climate. This program was put in place against the backdrop of a Greek economy which is now expected to grow by 5.9% in 2021, up from 3.6% previously forecast. A wide range of measures will see the introduction of a digital card giving access to services for young Greeks, in addition to specific revisions to income and consumption tax across the economy.

We share Greece ambition. From our perspective, tech disruptors continue to grow, bringing Ecosystem Economics® to industries, what we mean by a clear economy and new common sense. New beneficial business models are emerging in industries that embody a shared economy for all parts of the ecosystem – consumers, platform providers and legacy industry players.

The FTE Mykonos 2021 will showcase the contributions of industries as diverse as electric vehicles, sustainable mobility, home technology, digital assets and values, and venture capital. In the same way that VIP identifies opportunities in technology and venture capital, we spot them today in a variety of markets. There is a multiplier effect for our investors by collaborating across technology, venture capital and real estate.

Thematically, VIP’s medium-term investment strategy will be highlighted in Mykonos with a focus on six key ecosystems, which we each see emerging and evolving into mature investment sectors. These will be represented by key participants from each ecosystem at FTE Mykonos 2021:

  • The electric vehicle / sustainable mobility ecosystem
    Kevin loman, QI Power
    Rob gorby, DRIVE software solutions
    Richard parris, SABIEN Technologies, Green technologies
    Grant rod, Proton energy
  • Real Estate / Home Technology
    – Miltos Kambourides / Dolphin Capital Partners
    Christos Vlachos, a leading architect in nature-related architecture
    Ellie Perlman – a real estate investor who owns multi-family properties across the United States
    Antoine Codling – Twindig – Fractional ownership
  • Digital assets and digital securities
    Bill Barhydt / ABRA
    Tal Elyachiv / VC SPICES
    Christian schmitz/ RICEX
  • Personal digital security
    Adam roosevelt – Expert in national security and military intelligence

Supporting these innovative entrepreneurs are the new investment models that are emerging to support and nurture them. The FTE Mykonos 2021 will host presentations and opinions from a range of investors who have made it possible.

  • And Ventures – leader in the reinvention of venture capital with their Studio concept
  • Agada Nameri / Sarasin Safra in Israel – private banks focused on supporting entrepreneurs
  • Tim shields – how to build a tech company today compared to how to build one 20 years ago
  • Dermot Hill – Stakeholderz, a network of leading angel investors in the UK

For 12 years we have been organizing the FTE Summit in places across Europe, bringing together 200 investors and entrepreneurs every year. Our delegates represent a diverse group of 30 nationalities, with a strong representation (40%) of women. A third of the delegates are accompanied by their partners. Our audience’s average net worth is £ 25million and a significant proportion travel privately to the summit venue.

Commenting on 12e FTE Annual Summit, Julie Meyer MBE, CEO of VIP, said:

“Society works best when it is organized around the entrepreneur. Every year we present the best on stage at FTE. This year we are starting our Mykonos Decade.

Notes for Editors

VIVA Investment Partners is an investment company based in Zollikon, Switzerland, led by Dr Julie meyer, MBE. VIP manages 4 venture capital funds and invests its own capital in technological disruptors.

VIP’s unique approach to supporting entrepreneurs and investors stems from its investment strategy: Ecosystem Economics®. VIP is able to identify beneficial new business models in which all ecosystem players – consumers, platform providers, and industry legacy businesses – can thrive. VIP can help start-ups accelerate their growth trajectory to achieve maximum valuation at exit. Likewise, for investors, VIP helps reduce the risks of the investment management process; it offers the VIP Multi-Manager investment platform, providing advisory services to venture capital funds.

VIP was founded by leading PE and tech entrepreneurs including John porter (Tesco, Verifone, AML Analytics, Copperfield), Richard parris (SABIEN Technologies), Michel moszynski (Advertising in London), and Julie meyer (First Tuesday, Ariane capital, Entrepreneur Country). From this provenance we see this opportunity, and for these reasons we are hosting our FTE Investor Summit in Mykonos this year and for the decade to come.

SOURCE VIVA Investment Partners SA

Archer Aviation announces the closing of its combination with Atlas Crest Investment Corp. to become a listed company Thu, 16 Sep 2021 20:38:00 +0000

NEW YORK–(COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Archer Aviation Inc. today announced the closing of its business combination with Atlas Crest Investment Corp. (NYSE: ACIC) (“Atlas Crest”), a specialty acquisition company. Upon completion of the transaction, Atlas Crest changed its name to “Archer Aviation Inc.” Archer’s common shares and warrants will begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”) on September 17, 2021 , under the ticker symbols “ACHR” and “ACHR WS”, respectively.

Brett Adcock, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Archer, said: “Today marks a great moment for the Archer team and we are delighted to move forward with additional capital as we pursue our goal of bring our vision of the urban air mobility network to life. . Michael Spellacy, CEO of Atlas Crest, added: “We are delighted to have taken this important step in completing our transaction with Archer. With the proceeds of this transaction, Archer is entering public markets from a position financial and competitive strength to accomplish its mission to revolutionize the future of urban transport.

The business combination generated approximately $ 857.6 million in gross revenue, including $ 600 million in PIPE revenue, which will help fund Archer’s vision to commercialize an electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) vehicle. and launch an urban air mobility network.


Moelis & Company LLC served as the exclusive placement agent on PIPE. Barclays Capital Inc. acted as exclusive advisor on the financial and capital markets of Archer. Moelis & Company LLC has been the exclusive financial advisor to Atlas Crest. Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. served as the exclusive capital markets advisor to Atlas Crest. Duff & Phelps, LLC has provided a fairness opinion in connection with the transaction to the board of directors of Atlas Crest. Cooley LLP served as legal counsel to Archer. Kirkland & Ellis LLP served as legal counsel to Atlas Crest.

About Archer

Archer’s mission is to advance the benefits of sustainable air mobility. Archer’s goal is to move people to cities around the world in a fast, safe, sustainable and cost-effective manner. Archer designs and develops electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft for use in urban air mobility. Archer’s team is based in Palo Alto, California. To learn more, visit

About Atlas Crest

Atlas Crest Investment Corp. (NYSE: ACIC) is a special purpose acquisition company incorporated for the purpose of effecting a merger, share purchase or similar business combination with one or more companies and is sponsored by a subsidiary of Moelis & Company, a leading global financial advisor to business executives, boards of directors, entrepreneurs, financial sponsors and governments. The leadership team is led by Ken Moelis, President, and Michael Spellacy, President and CEO, both of whom have had careers focused on identifying, evaluating and implementing organic transformational growth initiatives. and inorganic and creating value across a wide range of industries. Atlas Crest has priced its initial public offering of $ 500 million on October 27, 2020.

Forward-looking statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of federal securities laws. All statements other than statements of historical fact contained in this press release, including statements regarding Archer’s future operating results and financial condition, business strategy and plans, management objectives for future operations are forward-looking statements. These statements are based on Archer’s current expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections. These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other material factors that may cause Archer’s actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the companies. forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on management’s current expectations and assumptions regarding Archer’s business, the economy and other future conditions.

In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by words such as “believe”, “plan”, “expect”, “anticipate”, “estimate”, “intend”, “strategy”, ” future “,” opportunity, “” plan “,” may “,” should “,” will “,” would “,” will “,” continue “,” will probably result “or the negative of these or other terms Similar expressions. Forward-looking statements are predictions, projections and other statements about future events that are based on current expectations and assumptions and, therefore, are subject to risks and uncertainties. Many factors could affect them. so that actual future events will differ materially from forward-looking statements contained in this press release, including, without limitation, the factors described in documents filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Because forward-looking statements are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties, some of which cannot be predicted or quantified, you should not rely on such forward-looking statements as predictions of future events. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made. New risks and uncertainties arise over time, and it is not possible for Archer to predict these events or how they may affect Archer. If a change in events and circumstances reflected in Archer’s forward-looking statements occurs, Archer’s business, financial condition and results of operations may differ materially from those expressed in Archer’s forward-looking statements. If a change in events and circumstances reflected in Archer’s forward-looking statements occurs, Archer’s business, financial condition and results of operations may differ materially from those expressed in Archer’s forward-looking statements. Except as required by applicable law, Archer does not intend to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements contained herein, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Source: Archer

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]]> Kankakee Reconstruction: Major Projects Mark Third Year of Rebuild Illinois Wed, 15 Sep 2021 17:22:39 +0000

KANKAKEE – On the eve of Illinois’ third year of rebuilding, the Illinois Department of Transportation today announced that several projects in the Kankakee area are underway, underscoring the continued commitment made possible by the program historic and bipartisan investment by Governor JB Pritzker. Three major projects represent a total investment of over $ 20 million, improving safety, mobility and quality of life while maintaining and creating well-paying jobs across the region.

“With the Rebuild Illinois Investment Plan, we are restoring and transforming Illinois’ aging infrastructure,” Governor Pritzker said. “Rebuild Illinois isn’t just about investing in infrastructure, it’s also about investing in people and communities. Over the next few months, IDOT will undertake projects that will ultimately create safer roads and bridges and create jobs in Kankakee and across the state.

The three projects in the Kankakee region are expected to be completed in 2021. They include:

Interstate 57 from kilometer terminal 310 to 302 resurfacing and repairing the bridge over Minnie Creek. Daily and night-time lane closures will take place until the work is completed in November.
Otto Road on Interstate 57 replacement of the bridge deck. The bridge will be closed until the end of the project in November.
River Road on Interstate 57 layering started in April. A lane will be open until the end of the project this fall.

“Rebuild Illinois continues to have a life-changing impact in every corner of the state, every neighborhood, town and city, Kankakee included. ” Illinois Transportation Secretary Omer Osman said. “As always, please forgive our dust as we rebuild Illinois: be patient, slow down, and pay close attention to driving in and around any work area.”

“The Town of Kankakee is grateful for the Illinois Rebuild program which is bringing significant infrastructure improvements and jobs to our community” said Kankakee Mayor Christopher W. Curtis. “These improvements to the Interstate 57 corridor that serves the town and surrounding area of ​​Kankakee will help our ability to attract new industries, as well as lay the groundwork for future improvements to the # 312 and # 308 exit interchanges.”

Over the next six years, IDOT plans to improve more than 3,535 miles of freeway and 9 million square feet of bridge deck as part of the Rebuild Illinois capital program, which is investing $ 33.2 billion in all modes of transport. Achievements in Rebuild Illinois’ second year included approximately $ 5.2 billion in statewide improvements to 3,020 miles of freeway, 270 bridges, and 428 additional safety improvements.

Tesla catches up with China Dynamics in electric bus industry Tue, 14 Sep 2021 02:29:02 +0000

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In early October 2020, Elon Musk mentioned a potential Tesla electric bus in a new tweet which he then deleted – sparking discussions about the possibility of a new Tesla vehicle. While controversy persists, the existence of the Tesla electric bus is still unclear.

Another HK-listed company – China Dynamics Holdings Limited (“China Dynamics”) (SEHK: 0476) has already manufactured its own electric bus. It has a production base in Chongqing to manufacture electric buses, all of their power supply and control systems. In 2020, China Dynamics successfully completed Wulong County sales orders for its 8.5-meter buses. Understanding that the huge market for electric vehicles in China remains very competitive, China Dynamics has diversified its business in overseas markets instead of relying solely on the Chinese market. In 2020, China Dynamics received orders from Hong Kong, the Philippines and South America. It also entered into an investment agreement to subscribe to 4.98% of Quantron AG, a company incorporated in Germany primarily engaged in electric mobility in urban and regional passenger and freight transport. The acquisition simply involved establishing China Dynamic’s footprint in Europe.

In October 2020, China Dynamics announced the appointment of Mr. Valldecabres Polop as new CEO to further develop the EV business. Mr. Valldecabres Polop has been passionate about electric mobility from a young age. With his childhood passion for automobiles and motorsport, Mr. Valldecabres Polop co-founded and was appointed to the board of directors of Formula E, a single-seater motorsport championship that uses only electric cars. , where he created and led fundraising series and successfully raised over 70 million euros in capital from the leading group of investors. With a solid business knowledge in the supervision of an entrepreneur and experience in the capital market, Mr. Valldecabres Polop will take China Dynamics to the next level.

In May 2021, China Dynamics announced its intention to apply for a secondary listing on NASDAQ in the United States. The proposed listing will accelerate the pace of China Dynamic’s expansion in the overseas market and increase the company’s chances of receiving further large orders for its electric vehicles from overseas customers. According to Bloomberg’s Electric Vehicle Outlook 2020, electric buses are expected to represent more than 67% of the global bus fleet by 2040. The proposed listing will strengthen China Dynamics’ international exposure and thereby strengthen its leadership position in the vehicle market. capital. China Dynamics’ market capitalization is sure to skyrocket in the near future.

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Reviews | 2Gen a model for a new era of family policy | Column Sat, 11 Sep 2021 14:00:00 +0000

To date, 12 states, including Wisconsin, have implemented 2Gen approaches to align and coordinate their agencies and strengthen programmatic supports for families, including linking child care and early learning programs to development. labor and economic pathways, adopting new models of home visiting and creating effective supports for parents and children as states seek more effective and equitable outcomes for children and families .

The 2Gen approach has provided state agencies with a pragmatic, goal-oriented way to advance equity and well-being by changing and aligning the gears of early childhood, from kindergarten to early childhood education. Grade 12, post-secondary achievement, health and mental health, economic assets and social capital. .

The impetus of the state has three major effects. First, many states are reviewing and aligning child and adult service programs to put families at the center. A 2Gen analysis identifies inefficient practices that force families to navigate fragmented systems, inconsistent eligibility rules, or conflicting expectations, all of which create barriers to good outcomes. Second, 2Gen has fostered new family-centered collaborations between public agencies to produce better outcomes for children, parents, caregivers and families. Third, 2Gen has catalyzed new partnerships at the community and county level.

It’s time to put family well-being at the center of our national agenda. With new ARP resources and possible additional investments from budget resolution, we can seek opportunities on what really works and open up a better way to serve parents and children together.

German robotaxi startup sees remote pilots as a shortcut to autonomy Wed, 08 Sep 2021 13:44:09 +0000

Deploying large fleets of robotaxis has been much more difficult than Tesla, Alphabet’s Waymo and others thought. A European startup is now offering an intermediate step towards total autonomy: telecontrol.

Germany’s Vay, who has quietly tested a fleet of remote-controlled electric vehicles across Berlin, plans to roll out a mobility service in Europe and potentially the United States next year.

For a fraction of the price of an Uber, customers will be able to order a remote-controlled car, drive to their desired destination and then exit, leaving a human teleconductor to park the vehicle or direct it to an upcoming customer.

In a later stage, Vay plans to introduce a fully remote-controlled VTC service.

“We’re launching next year – not in five years – with services that have huge advantages over what’s out there,” said Thomas von der Ohe, CEO of and the self-driving startup. Zoox said in an interview.

The concept may be new, even if it is not new. Former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn touted the approach at Consumer Electronics 2017, showcasing an autonomous vehicle fleet management platform developed using technology from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
The struggles of Zoox

While von der Ohe says he still believes in full autonomy, he taught Zoox how difficult and expensive it can be to develop robotic cars.
While Zoox raised a significant amount of venture capital and was at one point valued at $ 3.2 billion, the startup struggled to commercialize its technology and ran out of cash during the pandemic. He accepted a $ 1.3 billion sale to Amazon in August 2020.

Vay’s von der Ohe and his co-founders – electric car engineer and developer Fabrizio Scelsi and Bogdan Djukic, who created software for Skype – have debauched people from Google, Audi and Elon Musk’s Boring Co. to develop hardware. and software for a telecontrol approach first.

The company’s trained teleconductors operate from stations equipped with a steering wheel, pedals and several large screens for 360-degree vision without blind spots. The system has built-in redundancies, prevents speeding and superimposes safety information on screens to make journeys safer.
What awaits us

Vay says he’s solved latency issues and successfully controlled cars remotely in extreme situations requiring emergency braking and evasive maneuvers. Its CEO says starting with telecontrol will allow the company to build its brand and collect valuable operational data so that it can gradually introduce stand-alone features as they become available.

But the startup that employs around 70 people will have to overcome challenges like winning over local regulators, raising enough money to fund its expansion, and managing spikes in supply and demand without frustrating customers.

Vay has so far raised around $ 30 million from investors, including Twitter chairman Patrick Pichette and venture capital firm Atomico, and is open to selling shares to the public in the longer term, has said von der Ohe.

The Vay team discusses potential partnerships with major automakers as the company evolves and explores future use cases – consider steering a truck remotely while the driver of the vehicle is resting.

While equipping cars with autonomous driving technology can cost up to $ 100,000 in cost, Vay says its proprietary software and hardware costs just a few thousand dollars and could be installed on any car in the market.

“Vay won us over for economic reasons,” said Niall Wass, partner of Atomico, a former Uber executive. “You can get a product on the road faster and a lot cheaper than looking for a level 4 or level 5 range.”

Seeking to prove their worth on the road, climbers open in Maryland Sat, 04 Sep 2021 12:00:34 +0000

COLLEGE PARK, Md. –The last time West Virginia played a road game, the Mountaineers suffered one of their worst performances in two seasons from Neal Brown, falling to Iowa State 42-6.

He wrapped up a winless 2020 season on the road to West Virginia, which seeks to exorcise those demons when the 2021 campaign kicks off Saturday at 3:30 p.m. against Maryland at Capital One Field.

The first meeting between the Mountaineers and the Terrapins since 2015 will air on ESPN and provide Brown with an opportunity to build confidence at the start of the season in the locker room after last year’s struggles away from home.

“I’m glad we’re on the right track to start. I really am, ”Brown said. “We had some difficulties there last year. We’re looking to play a lot better than a year ago on the road.

Maryland, who finished 2-3 last season, will feature Taulia Tagovailoa as quarterback. A junior, Tagovailoa is the younger brother of former Alabama star and Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa. He had 1,011 yards with seven touchdowns and seven interceptions in 2020.

“We absolutely have to make sure with Taulia that we continue to get him to make good decisions,” said Maryland coach Mike Locksley. “He’s at a very comfortable level with the receivers now after being here a year and a half with these guys and this summer doing things with player-led practices and developing the chemistry. We’ll see this Saturday if all the hard work and things he’s done pay off and get him to come out and play really well for us.

Maryland head coach Mike Locksley calls for a time out against Penn State. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Tagovailoa has dangerous weapons, including Dontay Demus Jr. and Rakim Jarrett. In the shortened five-game season, the duo combined 41 receptions, 617 yards and six touchdowns.

“As far as the receiver goes, maybe as talented as anyone we’re going to play with this year,” said Brown. “They’ve probably got four to six quality guys on the receiver. It starts with Demus and Jarrett and these guys are NFL players.

Tayon Fleet-Davis will be a star hatchback. He played an expanded role in 2018 and 2019, but only played one game last season for disciplinary reasons.

The Terrapins will look to move the ball against a unit that sends back several key contributors to what was college football’s best passing defense last season.

Defensive linemen Dante Stills and Akheem Mesidor anchor the forward, while Josh Chander-Semedo is the most experienced linebacker.

The secondary lost two strengths last season against the transfer portal to Tykee Smith and Dreshun Miller, but returned a wealth of safety experience Alonzo Addae and Sean Mahone, as well as cornerback Nicktroy Fortune. Senior safety Scottie Young could be a big factor after he was transferred from Arizona and sidelined last season until the Liberty Bowl win over Army.

“They were one of the top ranked defenses in the country and they were really well trained,” said Locksley. “They do a great job creating turnovers and had the number one pass defense in the country. Very high in the defense of the scorers, so they will present a very good challenge on this side of the ball. “

For WVU, senior quarterback Jarret Doege will be hoping to show more mobility and precision in what will mark his third year with the Mountaineers and his second in a row as a season opener.

Bryce Ford-Wheaton, Winston Wright, Sam James and Sean Ryan lead a group of wide receivers who stressed the importance of helping Doege by preventing lost passes.

Tailback Leddie Brown, a 1,000-yard return rusher, appears to be the focal point behind an offensive line that moved Zach Frazier from guard to center and added guard Doug Nester, a transfer from Virginia Tech.

A year ago, WVU had only managed 59 points in four road competitions.

Now he will face a team from Maryland with new offensive, defensive and special team coordinators as Locksley, like Brown, enters his third season as a head coach.

“If you don’t have a tendency, personality, and belief system in what you’re doing well, then you’re probably not doing much,” said Gerad Parker, WVU offensive coordinator. “Neal and I both believe that you have to come in and do what you’re doing to a great extent because if you don’t your guys fail to build trust on what we’ve got building blocks on.” . With our spring through summer installations so far, you hope your guys have a strong sense of confidence in the games we’ve chosen to build our offense.

Casey Legg will take care of the field goals, while Evan Staley kicks off and Tyler Sumpter strikes for the Mountaineers.

West Virginia is one of four teams facing 11 opponents in the Power 5 Conference, although a win over Maryland is a big step towards a good start.

FCS Long Island, which lost to Florida Atlantic 48-10 in Thursday’s opener, will travel to Morgantown next week. The Mountaineers then host Virginia Tech before starting the Big 12 Conference game in Oklahoma.

“We have to get rid of the bad taste from the mouth,” Brown said. “We weren’t as good on the road. This has not been the case historically. We played our best road football of 2019, winning at Kansas State and TUC. Historically, for our staff, we have really played on the road. I don’t think that’s a problem, but we still have to go out and win on the road, which we didn’t do a year ago.

HAAS Alert Raises $ 5 Million to Expand Cellular Emergency Vehicle Alert Network in US – Wed, 01 Sep 2021 17:00:00 +0000

author: FutureCar Staff

Chicago-based startup HAAS Alert, a company that developed the cellular vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) alert system for emergency vehicles called “Safety Cloud,” closed this week with new capital from $ 5 million investment.

Funding was led by R2 and Blu Ventures with participation from TechNexus, Stacked Capital, UrbanUs, Techstars, Ride Ventures and Gramercy Fund.

The funding will support the expansion of the HAAS Alert Safety Cloud alert system across the country.

The HAAS Alert Security Cloud uses cellular communication to send alerts to nearby vehicles whenever emergency vehicles, such as police or fire trucks, are present and responding to a scene. The company’s mission is to eliminate preventable road collisions involving emergency vehicles when running to respond to an incident.

In 2018, HAAS Alert deployed the world’s first city-wide digital alerting system in partnership with Grand Rapids, Michigan Police Department, Fire Department, and EMS.

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HAAS Alert’s Safety Cloud sends messages to nearby vehicles when emergency vehicles approach or are nearby.

Use a cellular network, HAAS Alert Safety Cloud warnings are sent directly to vehicles via the infotainment system whenever emergency vehicles are nearby and actively responding. It can also send alerts to a nearby smartphone warning pedestrians and cyclists of approaching emergency vehicles.

Safety Cloud communications technology alerts work on all vehicles the system is installed on, including tow trucks, construction vehicles, recycling trucks, and school buses.

Alerts are automatically broadcast to nearby vehicles or smartphones in a specific geo-fenced area whenever lights or sirens are activated on a fire engine, police car, or other equipped emergency or service vehicle. Safety Cloud hardware.

Alerts are designed to notify drivers in advance of emergency vehicles intervening on a scene. Instead of just hearing a siren in the distance, they will have time to stop or reorient themselves.

“We are celebrating the start of an exciting new chapter at HAAS Alert, with the goal of connecting vehicles everywhere for road safety,” said Cory Hohs, founder and CEO of the company. “We will continue to measure our success the same way we always have: by the trust of our customers and the value of the security services we can offer. “

Alerts also work if an emergency vehicle is stopped at the scene, so drivers can be notified of their location as well as the location of the incident they are responding to, so drivers can stay clear. of the area.

In addition to warning drivers that an emergency vehicle is approaching, alerts use GPS to determine the direction in which the emergency vehicle is moving, so drivers know that a fire truck is approaching from behind, or if an emergency vehicle is approaching an upcoming intersection from the left.

To date, HAAS said more than 750 public agencies and private organizations have sent more than a billion alerts to drivers through its Safety Cloud network.

“HAAS Alert is a rare type of business, building some truly innovative and disruptive technologies that are all about making the world a safer place. We are proud to invest in a company so dedicated to protecting public safety professionals and their communities, ”said Jeff Eggers, CEO of R2.


In 2018, HAAS Alert deployed the citywide digital alerting system in the United States in partnership with Grand Rapids, Michigan Police, Fire and EMS Departments.

In 2018, HAAS Alert was one of three innovative mobility startups that received a $ 224,000 grant from PlanetM of Michigan to launch pilots in the state. PlanetM is the mobility arm of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and is dedicated to the evolution of advanced mobility in the state.

The Safety Cloud is now standard in vehicles produced by emergency vehicle and road vehicle fleet manufacturers.

Its minimal hardware requirements make Safety Cloud an affordable solution for agencies, regardless of their size or location. The technology can benefit rural volunteer fire departments, family towing companies, municipal agencies, state DOTs, as well as federal fleets.

HAAS Alert actively installs its hardware on fire, police and other vehicles across the United States.