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Ship.Cars, Montway Partner Ahead of Vegas Event

The automotive transport company Ship.Cars has formed a partnership with the logistics brokerage Montway Auto Transport 

The two companies announced the union in a news release Friday (Nov. 12), saying it will give Montway customers extra carrier capacity and new emphasis on visibility and automation following dispatch. 

The announcement comes ahead of Used Car Week 2021 in Las Vegas, one of the largest used car professional conferences. 

“As used car prices surge and the automotive transport industry faces significant supply chain challenges and disruption, Ship.Cars’s goal is to simplify and streamline the entire transport process for all stakeholders with user-friendly technologies, including LoadMate for Shippers, Market Load Board and Carrier Transport Management System (TMS),” the release says. 

The agreement will see Montway and its customers leverage Ship.Cars’ product suite, including PlayMate; Market Load Board, for online booking and instant dispatching; Carrier TMS, for real-time updates for car-hauling partners; and

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Summit Racing Equipment remains official partner of Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and The Mid-Ohio School

LEXINGTON — As the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course opens its gates for its 60th season with activities for the very first time this weekend, it will do so with the continued support from Summit Racing Equipment.

The Ohio-based company dubbed as “The World’s Speed Shop®” has renewed its commitment as the official high performance source of the legendary road course in Lexington, Ohio, and also for The Mid-Ohio School. 

Started in Stow, Ohio, Summit Racing Equipment was founded as a part-time business in 1968. The automotive parts company now sells product lines from over 1,500 manufacturers available in stock at its four retail locations in Georgia, Nevada, Ohio and Texas or the online store at summitracing.com. 

“We are very fortunate to have the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in our backyard. The facility draws racers and spectators from around the world, and it’s truly a bucket list track,” said Jim Greenleaf,

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Apple Partner Foxconn to Form EV Partnership With Fisker

(Bloomberg) — Foxconn Technology Group will develop an electric vehicle with Fisker Inc., part of the manufacturer’s efforts to boost its automotive capabilities at a time when technology companies including its main customer, Apple Inc., are looking to expand in vehicles.

The car will be built by Foxconn, targeted at multiple markets including North America, Europe, China and India, and sold under the Fisker brand, according to a joint statement from the companies Wednesday. Production is set to start in the fourth quarter of 2023.

Fisker is looking to break new ground with its second planned model. The startup plans to make a vehicle that doesn’t fit into an existing segment, like a sedan or SUV. Its partnership with Foxconn, a Taiwanese smartphone maker which is new to the auto business, is pinned on hopes that the collaboration will bring innovative manufacturing.

“The auto industry is very stale,” company founder

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Apple Could Partner With Hyundai for Apple Car, Says Analyst

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Ming-Chi Kuo of TF Asset Management sees the Apple Car using a Hyundai design for the chassis. Kia will provide the U.S. production line, Kuo writes.


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The Apple Car chatter got a little louder on Tuesday, after the closely followed analyst Ming-Chi Kuo wrote in a research note that he believes the company will collaborate with the Hyundai Group to build an

Apple

Car.

Kuo, an analyst with Taiwan-based TF Asset Management, writes that the Apple Car chassis will use Hyundai’s E-GMP design (the acronym stands for Electric-Global Modular Platform) and that Hyundai Mobis, an automotive systems supplier, is in charge of design and production for some components. He also says that

Kia

will provide the U.S. production line for the car. Kia’s only U.S. manufacturing plant is in West Point, Ga.

Kuo also writes that if the partnership with Hyundai goes

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