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This Week in Transportation News: 11 Stories You Need to See
Wednesday, September 20, 2023

A roundup of the week's most newsworthy auto and transport industry press releases from PR Newswire, including BMW, Ford, and Honda's new company focused on EV grid services.

NEW YORK, Sept. 15, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- With thousands of press releases published each week, it can be difficult to keep up with everything on PR Newswire. To help journalists covering the auto and transportation industries stay on top of the week's most newsworthy and popular releases, here's a roundup of stories from the week that shouldn't be missed.

The list below includes the headline (with a link to the full text) and an excerpt from each story. Click on the press release headlines to access accompanying multimedia assets that are available for download.

    1. BMW, Ford and Honda Agree to Create ChargeScape, a New Company Focused on
       Optimizing Electric Vehicle Grid ServicesBMW Group, Ford and Honda will
       leverage years of cross-industry research around the Open Vehicle-Grid
       Integration Platform (OVGIP) to create a single platform that will
       seamlessly connect electric utilities, automakers and their interested EV
       customers to manage energy usage for a broad pool of EVs.

    2. Honeywell, Heart Aerospace to Collaborate on Flight Controls for ES-30
       Electric AirplaneHoneywell's next-generation compact Fly-by-Wire system
       is in an advanced stage of development on multiple aircraft, and its
       functions are adaptable to the ES-30, allowing Heart to bring its
       airplane to market quickly and cost-effectively.

    3. Jeep® Brand Introduces New 2024 Gladiator: World's Most Off-road Capable
       Midsize TruckGladiator delivers Jeep brand's open-air freedom to the
       truck segment with its folding windshield, three roof choices and three
       door choices, including available half doors and removable doors

    4. Union Pacific's Newest Offering Removes Full Day of Transit Between the
       U.S., Mexico and Canada, Creating Unmatched Service for CustomersBoth
       Eagle and Falcon Premium take advantage of Union Pacific's route between
       Texas and Chicago. The services provide customers an environmentally
       responsible alternative to truck along a critical trade corridor, just in
       time to serve companies that have recently relocated to Mexico.

    5. Garmin introduces the GPSMAP 9000 series, the recreational marine
       market's largest chartplotters with 4K resolutionOffering seven times the
       processing power of the previous generations, the GPSMAP 9000 is quick
       and responsive and delivers Garmin's fastest map drawing and Auto
       Guidance+(TM) routing. This premium processing power significantly
       benefits all onboard sensors like sonar, radar, cameras, video and
       digital switching, and enhances the user experience across the entire

    6. AM General Features Mission Ready and Future Driven Technology at DSEI
       2023The HUMVEE Saber featured at DSEI underscores how AM General
       continues to innovate to adapt and win on the modern battlefield with
       offensive and defensive capabilities - all in a vehicle that is rugged,
       responsive, and reliable.

    7. Vietnam Airlines Selects 50 Boeing 737 MAX Airplanes to Grow its
       FleetBuilding on Boeing's long history of collaboration with Vietnam's
       civil aviation industry, the carrier's 737 MAX fleet will support the
       country's goal of becoming a leading aviation hub.

    8. RTX begins fabrication of 1MW generator for Air Force Research
       Laboratory"To power advanced mission systems, high-energy weapons and
       hybrid-electric propulsion architectures, the next generation of military
       aircraft will require an order-of-magnitude increase in electricity,"
       said Bill Dolan, vice president, Power and Controls Engineering for

    9. The Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle makes international debut at DSEIAs the
       foundation of the future for the U.S. Army, the AMPV provides significant
       improvements in power, mobility, interoperability, and survivability. Now
       approved for full-rate production, the AMPV family of vehicles (FoV) was
       created to address the needs of Soldiers on the modern battlefield.

    10. ZOOZ Power announces first site in the US, where fast-charging for EVs
        is supported by the ZOOZTER(TM)-100ZOOZ Power intends to use the site,
        in Rock Hill, SC, for demonstrations of a first-of-its-kind charging
        station in North America, where the Company will be presenting its
        "green" kinetic Power Booster, the ZOOZTER(TM)-100, geared to enable
        ultra-fast charging, even in locations where the grid is

    11. Student Transportation Provider National Express LLC and Highland
        Electric Fleets Partner to Deploy Over 50 Electric School Buses to
        School Districts in CA, RI, and NH"The growing body of
        evidence...highlighting the positive impact of zero-emissions school
        buses on children's health, communities, and the environment fuels our
        enthusiasm to deploy these buses on the roads," stated Nick Voisard,
        Senior Director of Electric Vehicles at National Express LLC.

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