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Defense Acquisition University (DAU) to Support NCMA Nexus 2024

National Contract Management Association

The National Contract Management Association (NCMA) is pleased to announce the collaboration with the Defense Acquisition University (DAU) for the inaugural Nexus 2024 conference, scheduled from March 3-6 in Jacksonville, FL. This strategic partnership is a significant milestone for NCMA as it reinforces the commitment to advancing the knowledge and skills of the defense acquisition workforce. Notably, participants in Nexus 2024 will benefit from transferable credits toward their certifications, making this collaboration with DAU particularly valuable for professionals seeking career development opportunities. Nexus 2024, offers a unique platform for cross-functional collaboration for both government and industry to address pressing issues in federal procurement, including supply chain risk, cybersecurity, and sustainability. The event encourages joint efforts in innovation, strategic discussions, case studies, hackathons, and real-world problem-solving, providing deployable solutions for attendees. The co-hosted event aligns seamlessly with the new Better Contracting Initiative (BCI), emphasizing that multi-functional groups come together to learn the acquisition lifecycle side by side, promoting a comprehensive understanding of each’s others perspective job functions along with federal procurement challenges. One of the emcees for Nexus 2024 is DAU’s Professor of Program Management, Julie Knechtel, expressed her excitement about the event, stating, "I am excited to be part of an event that brings together diverse perspectives and expertise in defense acquisition. It is a great opportunity to train as we work, leverage the expertise of multi-functional teams, and enhance the skills needed to tackle the evolving challenges in federal procurement collaboratively." NCMA's Chief Executive Officer, Kraig Conrad, commented on the natural fit between NCMA and DAU, saying, "The collaboration with DAU at Nexus 2024 exemplifies our shared commitment to advancing the knowledge and skills of the acquisition workforce. We are grateful for their support as together we drive better practices and better outcomes in acquisition and procurement.” Michelle Currier, NCMA's Chief Learning Officer, also shared her enthusiasm, stating, "The Nexus 2024 event underscores the importance of collaboration and continuous learning in federal procurement. DAU's support enhances the educational value of the event, aligning with the goals of not only NCMA, but the federal government overall." Nexus 2024 is open to all professionals involved in federal procurement, providing an ideal opportunity for integrated teams to learn and train together. For more information about Nexus 2024 and to register for the event, visit the NCMA website at The National Contract Management Association (NCMA) – – stands as the premier contract management organization whose mission is to collaborate towards a globally recognized contract management profession that strengthens its nexus with related acquisition communities. Serving approximately 20,000 members in both the public and private sectors, NCMA propels the growth, advancement, and impact of practitioners through a steadfast commitment to serve through the open exchange of ideas in neutral forums. DAU is the acquisition learning, development and talent management organization for the Department of Defense with a mission to provide a global learning environment to develop qualified acquisition, requirements, and contingency professionals who deliver and sustain effective and affordable warfighting capabilities. Nearly 160,000 acquisition professionals across all military services and Department of Defense agencies have access to career-long learning and support from DAU faculty and staff. Contact Details Holly DeHesa +1 281-865-3296 Company Website

January 11, 2024 05:05 AM Eastern Standard Time

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NAFA Unveils Cutting-Edge Education Session Lineup for 2024 Institute & Expo: Empowering Fleet Management for Tomorrow's Challenges

NAFA Fleet Management Association

NAFA Fleet Management Association (NAFA), the vehicle fleet industry’s largest membership association, today unveiled its education session line-up for NAFA’s 2024 Institute & Expo, the industry’s largest gathering of fleet and mobility professionals. This year’s conference will take place April 22-24 in San Antonio, TX. "We take great pride in introducing the robust educational sessions for this year’s 2024 Institute & Expo," stated Bill Schankel, CAE, NAFA CEO. "We invite all those in the industry to join us in San Antonio for an exceptional opportunity to acquire invaluable knowledge and strategic insights essential for the advancement of fleet operations. This event will allow all of our attendees the opportunity to support and further their expertise that will distinguish them within the industry." Over the course of three days, attendees can engage with immersive educational offerings designed to equip them with solutions for their everyday challenges and strategies for future fleet operations. Session tracks include: Emerging Technologies – This track immerses attendees in the forefront of fleet innovation, providing key insights to optimize fleets for the future. Sessions will cover: EV Planning EV Battery Charging Telematics and 5G Cyber and Physical Security Law Enforcement – This track is tailored to address the unique needs of law enforcement fleets, focusing on optimizing fleet operations, enhancing performance and ensuring reliability in the demanding environments where these vehicles operate. Sessions will cover: Electrification of Law Enforcement Fleets Preventative Maintenance Operations Management – This track delves into the core aspects of fleet administration and efficiency, offering insights into maximizing operational effectiveness, adapting to evolving facility needs, optimizing driver performance, ensuring compliance and fostering a resilient workforce. Sessions will cover: Fleet optimization Future-Proofing Fleet Facilities Driver Productivity and Retention Regulatory compliance Strategy – This track navigates the overarching frameworks crucial for fleet success, exploring innovative approaches to maximize efficiency, cost-effectiveness and sustainability while adapting to dynamic market landscapes and operational demands. Sessions will cover: Supply Chain Management Motorpool & Right-Sizing Grants, Incentives and Rebates Total Cost of Ownership Sustainability – This track encompasses pivotal aspects shaping the future of fleets, focusing on the transition to sustainable practices, partnerships for emission reduction, effective technician recruitment and strategies for long-term environmental impact mitigation within fleet operations. Session will cover: EV Transition Choosing the Right EV Charging Partner Alternative Fuel Management Joint Partnership in Decarbonization Finding and Retaining Qualified Technicians Additional tracks include DEIA, Legislative, Safety, Technicians and more. View the full list of education sessions for more information. Don't miss out on this opportunity to learn from industry leaders and experts – register today. Media registration is complimentary for credentialed journalists – register now. NAFA Fleet Management Association is the membership organization for professionals who manage the mobility requirements of vehicle fleets that include commercial, public safety, trucks, and buses of all types and sizes, and a wide range of military and off-road equipment for corporations, governments, universities, utility fleets, and law enforcement in North America and across the globe. NAFA’s members are responsible for the specification, acquisition, maintenance, repair, fueling, risk management, and remarketing of more than 4.8 million vehicles that drive an estimated 84 billion miles each year. NAFA’s members control assets and services well above $122 billion each year. For more information, please visit, and communicate with NAFA on LinkedIn, Facebook, and X. Contact Details Keaveny Hewitt +1 919-622-5276 Company Website

January 10, 2024 01:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

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Human-augmented AI data marketplace Ta-Da debuts on strategic MultiversX incubator xLaunchpad

STORM Partners

Ta-Da, the platform revolutionizing AI data annotation, announces its highly anticipated debut on xLaunchpad, MultiversX’s strategic incubator. This collaboration sets the stage for a groundbreaking advancement in the secure and ethical development of AI, harnessing the power of human-validated data. Founded on over seven years of expertise in AI, Ta-Da leverages the power of MultiversX blockchain technology to disrupt conventional data collection methods. With its focus on video, audio, and image verticals, Ta-Da introduces a hybrid model of data annotation that blends quality, cost-effectiveness, and scalability. Addressing major challenges in AI development, such as bias and high data-related costs, this approach has already proven its efficacy with over 2.5 million tasks completed during its public beta phase. “The future of AI is not just about algorithms but about the quality and diversity of data that trains these algorithms,” says William Simonin, CEO of Ta-Da. “ Our launch on xLaunchpad is a pivotal step in realizing our vision of creating more effective AI systems by harnessing the power of human insight and the robustness of blockchain technology. ” xLaunchpad is the strategic incubator and acceleration platform of the MultiversX blockchain ecosystem. It is renowned for backing the most ambitious and impactful technologies in the web3 space, enabling them to leverage MultiversX’s highly scalable and secure blockchain network, which processes over 30,000 transactions per second at negligible cost. “ Ta-Da’s innovative model for AI data annotation aligns perfectly with our mission to foster technological advancements that have a profound global impact, ” said Beniamin Mincu, CEO and founder of MultiversX. “ Their debut on xLaunchpad is a testament to our commitment to nurturing projects that tap into the massive opportunities that emerge from the convergence of blockchain and AI. ” The collaboration between Ta-Da and xLaunchpad signifies a transformative movement in AI and blockchain technology. It not only propels Ta-Da’s mission forward but also reinforces MultiversX’s position as a leader in supporting revolutionary tech initiatives. This partnership is set to redefine the landscape of AI development, making it more accessible, diverse, and efficient. The public launch event of Ta-Da on xLaunchpad is taking place on February 09, 2024. For more information and to be part of this transformative journey, visit About MultiversX MultiversX is a highly scalable, secure, and decentralized blockchain network built from first principles, to solve the two fundamental problems critical for widespread, global adoption: a transition from dialup to broadband, and a significant UX paradigm shift. Distributed by STORM Partners. Contact Adrian Bono for interviews and quotes or telegram @STORMPartners Contact Details Dan Voicu +1 561-325-8757

January 10, 2024 09:12 AM Eastern Standard Time

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5Scape VR Announces its Presale Going Live Today!

Spark Metro PR

In the thrilling realm of virtual reality (VR), 5th Scape stands as the gateway to the next big thing. Utilizing cutting-edge technology, 5th Scape promises a significant transformation in the online VR games platform niche, redefining the essence of immersive 3D gaming experiences. 5SCAPE Crypto Coins represent the first coins in the cryptocurrency world to offer exclusive access to premium VR content and devices, enhancing gaming experiences. Serving as a gateway to unlock special in-game features, these coins foster a dynamic community and present substantial growth potential within the virtual reality ecosystem. If you're interested in futuristic investment opportunities, cryptocurrency competes strongly with traditional avenues, and 5 Scape offers a rewarding future-proof investment. Click here to visit the 5 Scape Presale site Presale Countdown: 8 Hours Until Launch Prepare for an extraordinary journey into the limitless possibilities of virtual worlds! The 5th Scape team is thrilled to announce the presale launch happening TODAY in just 8 hours. This presale event introduces the 5SCAPE Coin, a token unlocking exclusive access to premium VR content, elevating gaming experiences to unparalleled heights. Get ready for an extraordinary journey into the limitless possibilities of virtual worlds! The 5th Scape team is thrilled to announce the upcoming presale launch, set to kick off in just 8 hours. This presale event introduces the 5SCAPE Coin, a token that will unlock exclusive access to premium VR content, elevating your gaming experiences to unparalleled heights. Presale Launch Details: Date: 09th January 2024 Time: 11 PM UTC +4 Total Funding Goal: $15 Million Click here to visit the 5 Scape Presale site 5SCAPE Coin - Your Key to Unmatched Virtual Reality Adventures At the center of the 5th Scape ecosystem, 5SCAPE coins are not just a currency but your ticket to a world where imagination meets innovation. As the presale events commence, game enthusiasts have the opportunity to be among the first to acquire 5SCAPE tokens, offering entry to exciting 3D VR games, powerful VR headsets with HDR quality, and ergonomically designed gaming chairs for utmost comfort during missions. Presale Highlights: The current price of 5Scape token at launch is $0.00187 Throughout all presale rounds, the 5scape token price is expected to appreciate by 400%, reaching a total value of $0.01. As the first VR ecosystem in the Ethereum crypto world, the 5th Scape project anticipates a reliable future without significant market competition. Early birds/Early enrollees will gain an exclusive advantage to access VR games and devices. Enjoy substantial discounts on all digital products with 5Scape tokens. Rest assured about data safety and confidentiality, protected by decentralized blockchain technology. Join Us in Redefining Reality 5th Scape is not just a project; it's a mission to reshape the virtual reality landscape. With a vision to be the forefront innovator in the VR industry, 5th Scape invites visionary investors, long-term investors, game developers, and gaming enthusiasts to join this thrilling and adventurous journey. Be part of the future of virtual reality gaming with 5scape. Don't Miss this fantastic opportunity to invest in 5th Scape, where technology and imagination converge to create a virtual world like never before. About 5th Scape: 5th Scape is a cutting-edge online VR games platform poised to redefine immersive gaming experiences. With the 5SCAPE Coin, 5th Scape offers exclusive access to premium VR content, animations, educational content, movies, and much more, creating a dynamic community within the virtual reality landscape. Follow 5thScape on social media for the latest updates: Twitter: @5th_scape Telegram: @fifthScape Discord: @5thscape Join the conversation using #5thScapeVR Contact Details Spark Metro Sumit Kumar +1 302-597-6768

January 09, 2024 04:53 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Pilotless Cargo Aircraft Takes Flight Over San Francisco Bay


While driverless cars are becoming a familiar sight in the Bay Area, a Silicon Valley-based company is now pushing boundaries by introducing the concept of pilotless planes. In a groundbreaking event that unfolded over approximately 12 minutes, a Cessna 208B Caravan aircraft executed a takeoff, cruise, and landing just south of the San Francisco Bay Area without a single human on board. 1 The pilotless aircraft is the brainchild of Robert Rose, the co-founder and CEO of Reliable Robotics. Rose's background includes roles as Director of Flight Software at SpaceX and Senior Director of Autopilot at Tesla. Before establishing Reliable Robotics, he played a key role in developing flight software for SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft, contributing to the first commercial mission to the International Space Station. 2 Several companies are innovating in autonomous and remote flight technology, aiming to enhance safety and efficiency in sectors from cargo transport to military applications. The Cessna Caravan, known for its 3,000-pound cargo capacity and ability to operate on short runways, is ideal for accessing remote areas. Reliable Robotics worked closely with Textron Aviation, the Cessna Caravan's creator, and global aviation services company ASL Aviation Holdings. According to Textron's Senior VP, Chris Hearne, Reliable’s successful flight of the pilotless Cessna 208 Caravan represents a milestone in bringing new technology to aviation. Another innovative company working on developing revolutionary new technology for aircraft with Textron Aviation is Surf Air Mobility Inc. (NYSE:SRFM), the largest commuter airline in the US based on scheduled departures. Unlike Reliable Robotics, which is focused on transporting cargo, Surf Air Mobility is retrofitting Cessna Grand Caravans with fully electric and hybrid-electric engines for passenger air travel. Surf Air Mobility Inc. (NYSE:SRFM) recently bolstered its financial position through the appointment of seasoned financial executive Oliver Reeves as CFO and additional access to capital via a $35.2 million mandatory convertible debenture with GEM Global Yield. Surf Air Mobility and Textron Aviation Forge Path for Electrified Future Through an exclusive relationship with Textron Aviation, the parent company of Cessna, Surf Air Mobility Inc. (NYSE:SRFM) is developing an electrified Cessna Grand Caravan EX. Deliveries of the first 20 Cessna Grand Caravan EX aircraft to Surf Air are anticipated to start in the first half of 2024. This collaboration is integral to Surf Air Mobility 's initiative to develop and certify electrified powertrains for the Cessna Grand Caravan EX. Surf Air Mobility has committed to acquiring up to 150 Cessna Grand Caravan EX aircraft, with an initial order for 100 aircraft and an option for an additional 50. These aircraft will undergo upgrades to incorporate Surf Air Mobility 's proprietary electric or hybrid-electric powertrain technology once certified. Through this exclusive arrangement, Surf Air Mobility aims to make electrified aircraft widely accessible, offering benefits such as lower costs and reduced emissions on a large scale. The company will also serve as the exclusive provider of specific battery electric and hybrid electric powertrain technology for the Cessna Grand Caravan to Textron Aviation. Surf Air Mobility envisions deploying both electric and hybrid-electric Cessna Grand Caravan aircraft across its network, connecting more regional airports with short-haul direct service. This initiative aligns with the goal of building a regional mass transport platform to sustainably link communities across the US. Adding Global Revenue Channels in 2024 Surf Air Mobility has already signed significant agreements to develop and deploy its electric powertrains to airlines across the globe. On January 4, the company announced a monumental supply agreement with Safarilink, an airline connecting domestic scheduled flights to destinations within Kenya and Tanzania, and Yellow Wings Air Services, a Kenyan air operator that serves over 500 airfields throughout the East Africa region. The deal will see Surf Air Mobility upgrade existing Cessna Grand Caravan aircraft in Africa with its proprietary electrified powertrain technology, marking a monumental milestone to expand its global footprint. Late last year, the company signed a similar agreement with Azul, the largest airline in Brazil, to electrify its existing fleet of 27 Cessna Caravans. Surf Air Mobility ’s first generation fully-electric powertrain technology is targeted to reduce direct operating costs by as much as 50% and eliminate 100% of direct carbon emissions. Expanding Commuter Air Service in the US Apart from its electrification plans, Surf Air Mobility Inc. (NYSE:SRFM) is also making significant strides in its effort to transform regional air travel in the United States. In December, the company announced a partnership with Purdue University to initiate a subsidized scheduled commuter air service between West Lafayette / Purdue University Airport (LAF) and Chicago O’Hare Airport (ORD), targeting an early Q2 2024 start date. This program, operated by Surf Air Mobility ’s subsidiary Southern Airways Express, aims to provide Purdue University’s community and West Lafayette residents with up to four daily flights, offering faster and easier access to the world through one of America's busiest airports. Funded by Purdue University, this initiative is a unique adaptation of the Essential Air Service (EAS) model, traditionally reliant on federal funding, demonstrating a novel approach to regional air mobility. Just weeks later, Surf Air Mobility announced a similar agreement with the Williamsport Municipal Airport Authority to launch subsidized scheduled air service between Williamsport Regional Airport (IPT) and Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) from May 2024. This service aims to revitalize air travel in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, targeting ten weekly flights that connect the local community to major air networks. Funded through local grants and community donations, this program marks the first commercial flights at Williamsport in over two years and does not rely on federal subsidies. These initiatives underscore Surf Air Mobility ’s commitment to enhancing regional connectivity. As the largest commuter airline in the US by scheduled departures, with its subsidiaries Southern Airways and Mokulele Airlines, Surf Air Mobility is at the forefront of innovating regional air travel, leveraging underutilized airports and forming strategic partnerships to bridge communities with major air travel networks. Click on this link or read their corporate presentation to learn more about Surf Air Mobility Inc. (NYSE:SRFM). Footnotes: [1] [2] Disclosure: 1) The author of the Article, or members of the author’s immediate household or family, do not own any securities of the companies outlined in this Article. The author determined which companies would be included in this article based on research and understanding of the sector. 2) The Article was issued on behalf of and sponsored by, Surf Air Mobility Inc. Market Jar Media Inc. was paid $1,500 for the production and publishing of this article by Surf Air Mobility Inc.’s Digital Marketing Agency of Record (Native Ads Inc.). 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January 08, 2024 11:50 AM Eastern Standard Time

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VinFast to build integrated electric vehicle facility in Tamil Nadu, India

VinFast Auto

TAMIL NADU, INDIA - Media OutReach Newswire - 6 January 2024 - VinFast, Vietnam’s leading electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer, and the Tamil Nadu State Government announce a landmark partnership in a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to charge the development of green transportation in India. VinFast and the State Government will work toward a total investment of up to USD 2 billion, with an intended commitment of USD 500 million for the first phase of the Project, spanning five years from the commencement date. This move indicates a significant step in VinFast's expansion into the world's third-largest vehicle market. The plan to expand into India aims to seize growth opportunities in the world's most populous nation and rapidly expanding EV market. This initiative forms a crucial part of VinFast's strategy to establish a strong presence in key markets and strengthen its supply chain for global expansion. The establishment of VinFast's integrated electric vehicle facility in Tamil Nadu is anticipated to generate approximately 3,000 - 3,500 employment opportunities locally. In addition to creating jobs and improving the skills of the local workforce, VinFast remains dedicated to fostering gender equality and offering career advancement opportunities for the community. Situated in Thoothukudi, the VinFast Tamil Nadu project aims to evolve into a first-class electric vehicle production hub in the region, with an annual capacity of up to 150,000 units. Construction of the plant is anticipated to begin in 2024. This project is set forth to lay a strong foundation for economic growth in Tamil Nadu and India as a whole. Besides the economic benefits, the project will also pave the way for green transportation development, targeting 30% of newly registered private cars to be electric. This aligns with the state government's initiatives to minimize carbon emissions in the transportation sector. Ms. Tran Mai Hoa, Deputy CEO of Sales and Marketing, VinFast Global shared: “The MoU demonstrates VinFast's strong commitment to the sustainable development and vision of a zero-emission transportation future. We believe that investing in Tamil Nadu will not only bring considerable economic benefits to both parties, but will also help accelerate the green energy transition in India and the region.” Mr. Thallikotai Raju Balu Rajaa, Minister of Industries of the Government of Tamil Nadu, said: “EV manufacturing companies are not only important economic drivers but also powerful accelerators to the State’s green vision. We are delighted that VinFast has chosen to invest in Tamil Nadu to establish its integrated EV facility. Possessing robust capabilities and unwavering commitment to a sustainable future, I believe that VinFast will emerge as a reliable economic partner and substantial contributor to Tamil Nadu’s long-term development.” VinFast's green transportation development project is its third manufacturing project and the largest investment in Tamil Nadu's history. Considering the tangible economic and social benefits that are engendered due to the establishment of the project, the Government of Tamil Nadu also commits to providing cleared land for the manufacturing facilities, uninterrupted power supply, and other infrastructure support on a best-effort basis. Additionally, both parties will continue to collaborate and discuss opportunities for charging stations to steer toward a clean mobility future. This investment decision in Tamil Nadu leads to mutual economic growth for both VinFast and the state, while also strengthening the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership between Vietnam and India. In addition to building the manufacturing facilities in Tamil Nadu, VinFast also has intentions to inaugurate a nationwide dealership network. This approach is to establish a strong brand presence and swiftly connect with customers across the country. ​As Vietnam’s leading electric vehicle manufacturer with global aspirations, VinFast's relentless dedication to innovation and research propels the Company towards its goal of being a global leader in the electric vehicle industry and its commitment to a sustainable future for all. About VinFast VinFast – a member of Vingroup – envisions driving the advancement of the global smart electric vehicle revolution. Established in 2017, VinFast owns a state-of-the-art automotive manufacturing complex with globally leading scalability that boasts up to 90 percent automation in Hai Phong, Vietnam. Strongly committed to the mission of a sustainable future for everyone, VinFast constantly innovates to bring high-quality products, advanced smart services, seamless customer experiences, and pricing strategy for all to inspire global customers to jointly create a future of smart mobility for a sustainable planet. Learn more at: Contact Details Chi Duong Company Website

January 06, 2024 07:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Yntegra Group Signs Agreement to Develop Northern Tract of Big Sampson and East Sampson

Yntegra Group

Yntegra Group today signed a Heads of Agreement with the government of The Bahamas to develop the northern tract of Big Sampson and East Sampson Cays in the Exumas. It is the second, ultra-luxury project that the Miami-based company has in the area. According to Felipe MacLean, CEO of Yntegra Group, the project will have a residential community, boutique resort, and marina component, and the proposed designs show a deep commitment to the environment. “We are committed to building on the current success of the area as a world-class destination,” said MacLean. “Our ultra-luxury resorts, marinas, and residences will be showpieces for the area while preserving the natural environment and caring for the long-term sustainability of the Exumas.” MacLean thanked the government of The Bahamas for its support and noted that current plans to improve infrastructure, such as the expansion of the Blackpoint Airport to add more international flights, and the increase in airlift to the Exumas, show that the nation’s elected officials are deeply devoted to the long-term economic development of the area. The Sampson project will have a capital expenditure of more than $100 million over the life of the project and will create more than 250 jobs during construction. MacLean noted that Yntegra Group has already signed an agreement with one of the top ultra-luxury hotel operators in the world, which will be formally announced in early 2024. “We will continue to work with the local community in Exuma to create quality jobs and identify entrepreneurial opportunities while promoting the area as a global destination and supporting the development of the tourism industry,” said MacLean. “We have long-term plans for investment in the Exumas and are excited about the prospects that lay ahead.” Currently developing two major luxury resort and residential developments in the Exumas, Yntegra Group focuses primarily on real estate development, asset management, and specialty finance. More information is available at Contact Details David PR Group John P. David +1 305-724-3903 ONWRD Advisors Ltd Royann Dean +1 242-422-0697

January 04, 2024 09:32 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Media Day Returns at NAFA’s 2024 Institute & Expo; Applications Open through March 15

NAFA Fleet Management Association

NAFA Fleet Management Association (NAFA), the vehicle fleet industry’s largest membership association, is pleased to announce that Media Day will return for a second year at the upcoming NAFA 2024 Institute & Expo (I&E), the industry’s largest gathering of fleet and mobility professionals. This year’s conference will take place April 22-24 in San Antonio, TX. NAFA 2024 I&E exhibitors will have the opportunity to unveil their breaking news, innovations or announcements during Media Day. This press-conference style event features back-to-back announcements from exhibitors every 15 minutes, and will take place on Monday, April 22nd at 3:00pm during I&E. “At last year’s inaugural Media Day, we saw nearly a dozen companies come together to share their breaking news, launch their latest products and showcase their technological advancements,” said Bill Schankel, CAE, NAFA CEO. “We’re thrilled to bring Media Day back for I&E 2024, and look forward to seeing how our exhibitors are innovating the fleet and mobility industry.” NAFA exhibitors can learn more about this opportunity and apply to participate in Media Day here. Applications are due by March 15, 2024. Media registration for I&E is complimentary for credentialed journalists – press can learn more and register here. I&E attracts thousands of fleet professionals from a variety of fields, including corporate, government, public safety, utility, education, and more. The three day conference offers a blend of education, impactful conversations, networking opportunities, and products and services from the industry’s leading suppliers. More information about the I&E schedule can be found here. Prospective exhibitors are encouraged to secure their space early to ensure prime placement in the I&E Expo Hall. For more information about reserving an exhibit booth, please visit NAFA’s website. Sponsorship opportunities can be secured here. This year’s current sponsors include Bestpass Inc., FASTER Asset Solutions, Geotab, Holman, Legend Fleet Solutions, Merchants Fleet, Motive, Samsara, Stellantis, U.S. Bank Voyager, WEX and Wheels, Inc. NAFA Fleet Management Association is the membership organization for professionals who manage the mobility requirements of vehicle fleets that include commercial, public safety, trucks, and buses of all types and sizes, and a wide range of military and off-road equipment for corporations, governments, universities, utility fleets, and law enforcement in North America and across the globe. NAFA’s members are responsible for the specification, acquisition, maintenance, repair, fueling, risk management, and remarketing of more than 4.8 million vehicles that drive an estimated 84 billion miles each year. NAFA’s members control assets and services well above $122 billion each year. For more information, please visit, and communicate with NAFA on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter. Contact Details Keaveny Hewitt +1 919-622-5276 Company Website

January 03, 2024 02:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

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CarUX to Showcase Cutting-Edge Automotive Innovations at Las Vegas


LAS VEGAS, USA - Media OutReach Newswire - 3 January 2024 - Emphasizing the core concept of “More than Display, and Far Beyond,” CarUX, a subsidiary of Innolux, will showcase the world's first Privacy technology and InvisiView hidden displays, among other latest breakthrough automotive display products and technologies, in Las Vegas, U.S., from January 9 to 12. CarUX aims to establish a new benchmark for automotive interior products to embrace the trends and developments of security, practicality, and recreation of smart cockpits. CarUX developed the Pixiu 3 premium by utilizing Innolux’s exclusive Micro LED technology As Jim Hung, Innolux Chairman and CEO, stated, “Vehicles have transformed from a simple transportation tool to a living space for users during their journey. Prioritizing users' experience became a critical factor. Taking the large information display (LID) core design concept as the starting point, CarUX emphasizes user experience and exerts the design concept of customizing in-car areas, delivering a comprehensive series of displays from 15-inch to 55-inch. Through cabin digitalization, CarUX aims to provide greater entertainment and information services, further developing and adding value and innovation to automotive display performance.” Regarding the appearance of CarUX’s automotive displays, they are designed with unique curved shapes that can be seamlessly adopted into all types of vehicle models. Each product offers features such as an ultra-low reflection rate, high brightness, high contrast ratio, wide color gamut, and lightning-fast response time. Additionally, by leveraging AM Mini-LED and automotive-level Micro-LED technologies, CarUX provides a remarkable visual experience, further upgrading the automotive display field. The World’s First 55-Inch Display with Privacy Technology: Improving Safety and Entertainment Performance CarUX has released the “55-inch Local Dimming Automotive Display,” the world’s first display equipped with Active Privacy View technology. It prevents hazards caused by distracted drivers while providing advanced audiovisual entertainment to front seat passengers. The display features an 8K ultra-high resolution screen with an active screen cooling system, improving the audiovisual entertainment quality for long distance driving. Evolution of Automotive Aesthetics: InvisiView, Delivering the World’s First Wood Grain Hidden Display and Translucent Leather Display CarUX is dedicated to improving design aesthetics. The company’s latest product concept “ InvisiView,” showcases the integration of a display and automotive interior decoration since it only presents images and information when interacting with users. It aims to achieve a hidden display effect and eliminate the coldness of a pure black screen, thereby enhancing in-car aesthetic design and user experience quality. To achieve this concept, CarUX teamed up with suppliers to develop four solutions in two categories. The first category involves integrating different textures to the surface of the display, including real tree bark, wood grain, and leather. This is to overcome the differences of textures while presenting the outstanding visual performance of displays. The second category utilizes the structure and coating of displays to simulate the properties of textures, creating a perfectly comprehensive visual experience. CarUX has released the world’s first “ 12.3-inch Woodoo Hidden Display." Real veneers can be integrated into automotive interiors, allowing the display to be concealed behind the veneers. Additionally, people can enjoy the wood grain decoration when the screen is not in use, thus elevating the diversity, visual comfort, aesthetics, and expressiveness of cockpit interior designs. CarUX has also released the world’s first “ 10.3-inch Transparent Lather Display.” Integrating translucent leather and atmosphere light sources, the display can still function normally and have touch functions through the leather. This development aims to bring people into a new design area of automotive hidden panels. As for the “ 13-inch Tanuki,” it utilizes Inno-gallery technology and offers outstanding features, including the ability to present the texture of special materials and ultra-low specular reflectance. It aims to prevent dizziness caused by external environmental light and present perfect details of textures to deliver their color and sheen, thereby improving the in-car visual experience and comfort. Software Integration and Human-Machine Interface Automotive Display, Providing Next-Gen Security Solutions CarUX’s “ ID Touch ” can identify the user who is currently touching the screen via an independent electrode hidden in the driver and passenger seats when both the driver and passenger are operating the display at the same time in the cockpit. This is to further restrict drivers from operating audiovisual entertainment functions while driving, providing higher spec safety resolution solutions. CarUX has debuted its “Moveable Display,” with a screen that can be rotated 90 degrees and can be smoothly adjusted either horizontally or vertically within 3 seconds. It aims to fulfill in-car users’ needs to adjust the screen to different angles, elevating the dynamic customization of in-car spaces. Embracing the development trends of smart cockpits and vehicle-to-everything (V2X), CarUX has pioneered the “ 12.3-inch Reflective PHUD ” with smart cockpit concepts. The main vehicle information, including speed, time, entertainment, and navigation, as well as images are projected on the dashboard or front windshield, so drivers do not have to look down, they can just look straight as usual when they are driving. This aims to provide a more comfortable experience for drivers and passengers, thus improving driving safety at the same time. By utilizing Innolux’s unique Micro LED COB (Chip on Board), an exclusive Micro LED technology of Innolux, CarUX developed the “Pixiu 3 premium.” The display features advantages such as high brightness, high contrast ratio, rapid response, and high color saturation, which increase automotive display visibility under the sunlight, driver safety, and deliver reduced power consumption. Moreover, it aims to meet the requirements of power consumption features and advanced automotive markets. Contact Details Innolux Anita Chien Innolux Iris Tsou

January 03, 2024 09:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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