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Students in Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s (GNTC) Automotive Technology program will have a once in a lifetime experience when they compete in The Great Race, a rally-style race with vintage vehicles that begins in Buffalo, N.Y., and ends in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

 

The cross-country race will take place from June 23 to July 1 and will run approximately 2400 miles.


Each day GNTC’s team will stop at different checkpoints in New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia.

 

Two students, Adam Grogan and Nicholas Barber, will alternate as drivers and two students, Zayne Waits and John Valle, will alternate as navigators. All four students are residents of Cedartown.

 

The Great Race is an endurance race with classic cars and all participants drive vintage vehicles. Each vehicle must be model year 1972 or older. GNTC’s “Team DeSoto” will drive a 1955 DeSoto Fireflite that was

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Press Releases of Wednesday, 20 January 2021

Source: Autochek

Autochek, the automotive technology company that aims to build solutions for the African market, has today announced that it has commenced operations in Accra, Ghana to support the delivery of technology solutions for one of Africa’s most advanced automotive markets.

Building on the work Cheki Ghana (acquired by Autochek in September 2020) has done over the last decade, Autochek is combining technology and data to create a single marketplace for car sales, car loans and car repairs in Ghana.

Consumers in Ghana can now buy cars and access car loans via the Autochek app (Android app now available. iOS app coming soon) or website, knowing that every listed car has undergone a 150-point inspection process.

The inspection service can also be used for cars outside the Autochek network. Autochek will also enable more effective sourcing and affordable car loans, as

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The controller area network, or CAN bus protocol, ushered in a new era of automotive technology. It created the communications framework that allows for anti-lock braking systems, power windows, and improved cruise control, among many other features. The success of these features and the desire for more advanced technology in automobiles has led to the modern connected vehicle, sporting functionalities such as advanced driver assistance systems, connected head units, and in-vehicle Wi-Fi.

CAN FD comes with a high-performance algorithm, which expands CAN’s ability to hold data. (Image source: Kvaser)

CAN remains a standard in automobiles up to the present day. Its flexibility and ease of use have helped to secure its continued use, even as vehicular technology continues to make huge leaps. While Ethernet and FlexRay networks handle the most data-intensive tasks, the CAN bus protocol takes care of safety-critical features, such as powertrains, power steering, and anything requiring hard

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