Velodyne Lidar Announces Third Annual World Safety Summit on Autonomous Technology

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SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Velodyne Lidar, Inc. today announced the third annual World Safety Summit on Autonomous Technology (WSS) that will address safety and autonomy issues in vehicle transportation. The summit brings together a diverse group of experts and thought leaders from industry, government, journalism and academia to advance understanding about how autonomous technologies can enable safer mobility.

The 2020 World Safety Summit takes place on October 22 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. PDT. It is being held as a virtual event. For more information and to register, please go to: 2020 World Safety Summit.

The summit’s first keynote speaker is Dr. Mark Rosekind, Chief Safety Innovation Officer at Zoox. Summit topics include authentic self-driving programs, advanced driver assistance systems, regulatory practices and the future of autonomy. The event will promote collaboration of a broad range of perspectives and creative solutions, delivering transparency and education to advance the

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COD Celebrates Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Sept. 21

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College of DuPage will host a series of free virtual events during STEM Week, running Monday, Sept. 21, to Saturday, Sept. 26. The week will include daily social media highlights on the College’s Facebook and/or Instagram platforms as well as livestreamed videos via YouTube. All livestream events take place at 7 p.m. and can be accessed on the College’s Livestream page.

Register here to receive reminders about STEM Week live sessions.

“When people think of studying STEM, they don’t usually think about starting at a community college,” said COD STEM Outreach Coordinator Sara Spaniol. “We want to change that. STEM Week allows us to highlight all the amazing reasons why College of DuPage is at the forefront of STEM education. Participants will hear from faculty, alumni and current experts in the field, see some of our unique spaces virtually and learn how to fund their STEM education, among other things.”

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GM, Honda partners to develop electric vehicles, automotive technology

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DETROIT – General Motors made an announcement Thursday that left many shaking their heads — the company signed an agreement with Honda to work together building cars and technology.

Auto analyst David Cole called the agreement “coopetition,” which auto companies work together to save money. That’s needed now more than ever, and with the Honda Motor Company getting involved, that should tell how important coopetition is.

The agreement wasn’t completely out of the blue as the two companies agreed to work on next-generation electric vehicles in April. Thursday’s announcement takes that to the next level with a non-binding memorandum of understanding, creating a North American automotive alliance to develop advanced technologies.

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The companies will share common vehicle platforms — electrified and internal combustion propulsion — meaning some vehicles will be GM underneath Honda exteriors.

Engineering begins in

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Toyota creates new partnership with FCC automotive technology

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Toyota is the latest car builder to create a partnership with the automotive technology unit at Fresno City College.

The company is donating specialized diagnostic equipment and two used Toyota vehicles for students to work on.  Marty Kamimoto is the instructor/coordinator at FCC’s automotive department.

“Now we are able to train the students on the same identical tools and equipment that the dealerships have and they’ll do their internships at Toyota, Lexus and Scion dealers.”

Fresno City already has partnerships with Fiat-Chrysler, Ford, Subaru, Volvo & Mac heavy duty trucks and General Motors.  Local dealers also provide internships to give aspiring 

service technicians a foot in the door.  Wyatt Jones is a FCC sophomore interning at Hedrick Chevrolet in Clovis.

“You can actually get your real world application see what it’s like outside of the classroom.  You learn a lot in the classroom but

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