For over 25 years, the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) has been one the premier global events representing the $328.2 billion global aftermarket auto parts industry.
Detroit, Michigan -- February 29, 2016 – The Detroit Chapter of New Leaders Council (NLC) has accepted 20 new fellows for their 2016 Fellowship class. NLC is an exciting network of individuals, highly-skilled in working together across sectors to ensure strong democracy, social justice, and equal opportunity. Their mission is to recruit, train and promote the progressive, political entrepreneurs of tomorrow.
Through a vigorous selection process of testing, interviews, and personal essays 20 future leaders were selected from over 100 applicants. Once all program requirements have been met, including planning and coordinating a large charity event, the fellows will graduate from the program and join over 3,000 NLC alumni in over 35 different chapters across the nation, later this summer.
"The fellows of the New Leaders Council - Detroit chapter are comprised of some of the brightest, most talented, young professionals and entrepreneurs in the city. The program equips them with tools, strengthen existing skills and teaches them about available resources and new opportunities," said Chapter Director, Dr. Cecil Forbes. "Each fellow is asked to complete a capstone project of their own to 'put practice to action.' And while the program does have an official start and end, the capstone projects fulfill real-life needs and create opportunities to give back to our community. Three of last year’s fellows came together with the successful creation of Detroit E3, they visit classrooms to inspire and encourage young minds and we absolutely cannot wait to see how the 2016 class keeps the momentum going with their individual capstones."
The current NLC Curriculum includes Messaging & Framing, Tech & New Media, Public Relations & Marketing, Leadership & Values, Political Management and Fundraising. Industry leaders from all over the country will teach these courses and test the skills of each fellow.
A meet & greet to introduce the 2016 Fellows Class has been scheduled for March 2, 6-8pm at PV Lounge |1435 Randolph Harmonie Park |Detroit, MI 48226. An RSVP is required and can be made, here.
The Autonomous Vehicle Test & Development Symposium 2016 is certain to bring together leading engineers from all around the world who specialize in the field of autonomous vehicle R&D, and its corresponding testing and validation. This exciting conference is scheduled to be held in Stuttgart, Germany alongside Automotive Testing Expo 2016, the world’s largest exhibition dedicated to new vehicle development and testing, and in conjunction with Traffic Technology International magazine, the world’s leading magazine for advanced highway and traffic management technologies. This affair will boast over sixty of the leading experts in driverless vehicle testing from around the globe - so be certain to be there for the latest on connected cars!
Special Features at this year's event
Of course, advanced driver assistance systems giving rise to fully automated driving vehicle technology is not a new concept. In fact, ever since the final meeting of the Eureka PROMETHEUS Project in Paris in 1994, it has been clear that fully autonomous self-driving vehicles are set to become a reality, yet 20 years later the final stages of testing, validation and fail-safing pose a huge challenge to the automotive industry.
The rigorousness and thoroughness of the testing processes need to be conducted at an altogether higher level of fidelity than anything that has gone before, if the final reality is to be achieved with complete safety and integrity guaranteed.
Black Enterprise's Women of Power Summit 2016
Know Your Worth, Own Your Truth, Embrace Your Power
Black Enterprise has officially announced that the 2016 Women of Power Summit will be hosted in Hollywood, Florida on March 9th-12th at at The Hilton Diplomat Resort & Spa. This year, the summit will highlight the value of superior knowledge of self—knowing your worth, your truth, and your power. It will specifically focus on how the path you follow is ultimately determined by the choices you make.
As with each Women of Power Summit there will be an abundance of trailblazing women attending with talks, mixers, sessions and networking opportunities to leave you rejuvenated and empowered. If you were unable to attend the 2015 summit, you missed guest speaker Lisa Nichols, CEO, Motivating the Masses, as she delivered a thought provoking keynote on how to acknowledge your “blind-side” and look to overcome it; Vernice “FlyGirl” Armour, the first African American female combat pilot in the US Armed forces, shared her 7-Step, Battle Tested Method for Accomplishing Goals that Matter; Sharon Epperson, Racquel Oden and Black Enterprise’s Senior Editor and Money Expert Stacey Tisdale talked about the importance of financial independence and the need for women to take charge of their money management; Star Jones moderated a panel on maneuvering through the next steps in your career; Judy Smith, Founder, President, and CEO, Smith and Company (not to mention the inspiration behind hit show Scandal) offered tips on handling a crisis and so much more.
This year's summit is certain to continue to exceed expectations—don’t miss it. Please be on the look out at BlackEnterprise.com and via social media @BlackEnterprise as speakers, activities, and sessions are announced.
January 28, 2016 - Philippe Couillard, who is the Premier of the Province of Québec [Canada] has just announced that a total of C$16M in government financing will be made available to support an innovative R&D initiative – in partnership with PSA Peugeot Citroën, Hydro-Québec subsidiary IndusTech, Exagon Motors, Investissement Québec – to share expertise in the field of high-performance electric vehicle components. The grand announcement was made at the 2016 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, held on January 20-23.
This government contribution consists of C$10M equity interest along with a C$6M loan. Also, HydroQuébec will be making a contribution of C$4M in addition to the services offered by its subsidiary TM4 to help with the development of an electric motor.
PSA Peugeot Citroën will lend its expertise in integrating the electric vehicle components, for which it could become the main customer for global distribution.
Exagon Motors is a pioneer in high-performance electric powertrains, and designs, assembles, and fine-tunes electric vehicles for the racetrack, as well as developing innovative technological platforms for various equipment manufacturers.