Monthly Archives: January 2007

Auto Tech: Ford’s wireless Sync system

By Jim Kerr I seem to be out of Sync. I look around and there are young (and young at heart) people everywhere walking around with mobile electronics (there were 57 million people born between 1981 and 1995). Maybe they … Continue reading

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Uma Thurman stars in new Pirelli film

January 31, 2007 Uma Thurman stars in new Pirelli film New York, New York – A new short film by Pirelli, “Mission Zero”, will star Uma Thurman and be directed by Kathryn Bigelow, of “Strange Days” and “Point Break” fame. … Continue reading

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BMW named Energy Partner of the Year by EPA

January 31, 2007 BMW named Energy Partner of the Year by EPA Baltimore, Maryland – The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has named BMW Manufacturing Co. LLC and its partner D

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TAG Heuer announces Mercedes-Benz SLR watch

January 31, 2007 TAG Heuer announces Mercedes-Benz SLR watch Stuttgart, Germany – Mercedes-Benz Accessories GmbH and Swiss watchmaker TAG Heuer have announced the new “TAG Heuer SLR for Mercedes-Benz” automatic chronograph, the third watch from the companies’ collaboration. The new … Continue reading

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Canadian photo wins in AAA pet-travel contest

January 31, 2007 Canadian photo wins in AAA pet-travel contest Heathrow, Florida – An Ontario dog photographed while on vacation in British Columbia has been named a winner of the third annual pet-travel photo contest held by the American Automobile … Continue reading

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Telematics to flourish with high-speed wireless environment, study says

January 31, 2007 Telematics to flourish with high-speed wireless environment, study says New York, New York – Telematics – used in vehicles for GPS applications, such as GM’s OnStar – will rise dramatically into the next decade as better wireless … Continue reading

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First U.S. Rolls-Royce convertible auctioned for charity for US$2 million

January 31, 2007 First U.S. Rolls-Royce convertible auctioned for charity for US$2 million Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe. Click image to enlarge Goodwood, England – The first Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe destined for the U.S. has been sold at a … Continue reading

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Feature Interview: Bill Osborne, President & CEO Ford of Canada

Bill Osborne, President and CEO of Ford of Canada; photo by Chris Chase. Click image to enlarge By Chris Chase Bill Osborne has been President and CEO of Ford of Canada since November 2005, an 14-month tenure that, at first … Continue reading

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Thailand sets targets for biodiesel

January 30, 2007 Thailand sets targets for biodiesel Bangkok, Thailand – The Energy Ministry of Thailand has set revised biodiesel consumption targets of 500,000 litres per day for 2007, increasing to 4 million litres by the end of 2011, according … Continue reading

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GM sets sales record Latin America, Africa & Middle East (LAAM) region

January 30, 2007 GM sets sales record Latin America, Africa & Middle East (LAAM) region Detroit, Michigan – For the first time in its history, General Motors sold more than one million cars and trucks in its Latin America, Africa … Continue reading

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BCAA announces dates of Mature Drivers Workshops

January 30, 2007 BCAA announces dates of Mature Drivers Workshops Burnaby, British Columbia – With over 2.5 million licensed drivers in Canada over the age of 65, the average distance seniors drive each year is increasing dramatically, reports the BCAA. … Continue reading

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Transport Canada issues latest recalls for some Hondas and Toyotas

January 30, 2007 Transport Canada issues latest recalls for some Hondas and Toyotas Ottawa, Ontario – Transport Canada has issued its latest recalls, which may affect some Honda and Toyota vehicles. 2004-2005 Honda Accord Sedan Vehicles affected: 9,043 The seat … Continue reading

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206,207 visitors attend Montreal International Auto Show

January 30, 2007 206,207 visitors attend Montreal International Auto Show Montreal, Quebec – The 39th annual Montreal International Auto Show (MIAS) wrapped up Sunday night after welcoming 206,207 visitors over a period of ten days, organizers say. According to preliminary … Continue reading

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