Automotive industry responds to demand for PPE

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In an interesting ‘pivot’, the South African automotive sector has found a way to respond to the country’s high demand for PPE.

With international head offices having set their domestic subsidiaries very stringent back-to-work health and safety protocols, the National Association of Automotive Component and Allied Manufacturers (NAACAM) identified an area of opportunity for a number of their manufacturers to produce one of the items that the COVID-19 pandemic demands in order to keep us safe and protected from the virus, namely face shields and visors. 

Together with Business for South Africa, NAACAM did their research and using existing capacity,  machinery, raw materials and most important the core engineering skills the sector possesses, found they could mass produce face shields which could compete in terms of price and quality with imported versions. 

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BMW warns against DTM switching to GT3 cars

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A switch to GT3 machinery, potentially with more horsepower and no driving aids, has been mooted as a replacement to the DTM’s Class One cars in the wake of Audi’s decision to abandon the series at the end of this year, leaving BMW as the only manufacturer.

Audi has openly stated that a switch to GT3 cars could enable it to remain involved in the series via some of its customer teams, which fall outside of the Volkswagen Group’s push to be involved exclusively in electric motorsport on a factory level.

BMW is currently developing a GT3 version of the M4 model it uses in the DTM, albeit this will not be available for customers to purchase until the 2022 season.

Asked by Motorsport.com for his thoughts on a potential move to GT3s for the DTM, Marquardt admitted it was not his preferred solution, and suggested that series promoter ITR

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AECOM launches TRIPS, Transportation Resilient Integrated Passenger Solution, a new technology platform to support transit agencies’ safe return to service amid the coronavirus pandemic

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LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AECOM (NYSE:ACM), the world’s premier infrastructure firm, today announced it has launched its newest integrated technology solution, Transportation Resilient Integrated Passenger Solution (TRIPS), which supports the safe return to service for the entire passenger journey and employee experience for transit agencies. TRIPS integrates data and technologies for each point of the passenger’s journey – from helping individuals decide when and how to travel, to informing transit operators when stations or vehicles are nearing capacity.

Transit agencies around the world are facing unparalleled challenges as a result of the pandemic including determining how to deliver their vital services while also managing the safety of their passengers and employees,” said Steve Morriss, AECOM’s president of Design and Consulting Services Americas. “TRIPS is a product of the creative, solutions-focused experts at AECOM who are continuously seeking innovative ways to provide transit agencies with a clear understanding of

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