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Samsara Selected as Connected Operations Platform for the State of Tennessee

Samsara Selected as Connected Operations Platform for the State of Tennessee

Joy Finnegan

Samsara announced it has been awarded a single-source multi-year contract to supply the State of Tennessee and participating government agency fleets with its Connected Operations Platform. As part of its ongoing commitment to innovation, the State of Tennessee will make Samsara’s technology platform – spanning vehicle telematics, equipment monitoring, and driver safety – available to…

New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania Caught Off Guard by Weather, Transportation Flooded

Joy Finnegan

New York City’s subway system flooded in areas as a result of intense rains that first devastated New Orleans, the state of Louisiana and then headed north. Reports says first responders rescued commuters from halted subway trains on Wednesday evening after a two onslaught of rain flooded subway stations. Some riders were left to fend…

Truck Drives onto Sidewalk at Library of Congress, Driver Makes Bomb Threat

Joy Finnegan

A man identified as Floyd Ray Roseberry of Grover, North Carolina drove a black pickup truck onto the sidewalk at the Library of Congress in Washington, D. C.  at 9:15 a.m. ET, Thursday, August 19, 2021. He claimed he had a bomb and showed what looked like a detonator to an officer at the scene….

Bus Crashes Sending 57 to Hospital

Joy Finnegan

All 57 occupants of a tour bus on its way to Niagara Falls were sent to hospital after it crashed Saturday. The driver was also injured. The occupants were sent to local hospitals to be treated for various injuries, according to New York State Police and an area hospital. The tour bus, traveling west on…

Van with 30 Migrants Crashes Killing 10

Joy Finnegan

A van with 30 people onboard crashed near the Texas-Mexico border. The driver and nine others died. The police believe the people were migrants trying to illegally enter the United States. Twenty people were injured, some critically. The one-vehicle crash occurred on northbound US 281, south of the Falfurrias US Border Patrol Checkpoint, Brooks County,…

Libyan Road Reopens Uniting East and West Again

Joy Finnegan

Libyan military commander endorsed resuming traffic along along the Mediterranean Sea linking Libya’s east and west – two areas that have been in conflict. The leader said it would be a significant step toward unifying Libya. Later, The U. N. reported that the highway had reopened. “The Coastal Road in Libya has opened for traffic,”…

Railways, Roads Closed Between Addis Ababa and Djibouti

Joy Finnegan

Protesters, upset by a militia attack in the region that killed many, have blocked roads and railways in Ethiopia’s Somali region. Roads and railways between the capital of Addis Ababa to the seaport of Djibouti were blocked according to reports coming out of the region. Protesters are demanding an end to violent incidents that have…

UK Heavy Goods Vehicle Driver Shortage Wreaking Havoc on Supply Chain

Joy Finnegan

According to the Road Haulage Association (RHA) the UK is short 100,000 heavy goods vehicle drivers. The group warns of shortages of food and other products on shelves in the coming weeks and months straining the supply chain. The group reports that some businesses across the UK are experiencing issues with staff being told to…

Smart Vehicle Testing A Concern in Shanghai

Joy Finnegan

Last Friday, the Shanghai Economic and Information Technology Commission issued a statement saying it would require entities that conduct vehicle testing and demonstrations properly handle the acquisition, processing, application and transmission of data. The draft regulations, meant to safeguard data generated during testing of smart vehicles, is testament to China’s growing concern about data security….

Bus Explodes, Plunges into a Ravine Killing 12 in Pakistan

Joy Finnegan

A bus carrying workers and engineers exploded and the fell down a ravine in northern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, Pakistan on Wednesday, July 14, 2021. Some reports said the explosion was a bomb attack but the official statement from Pakistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that there was “a mechanical failure resulting in leakage of gas…

CERN Lays First Stone of Science Gateway

CERN Lays First Stone of Science Gateway

Joy Finnegan

CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, a leading laboratory for particle physics, held a first stone ceremony as the next step in the creation of the Science Gateway, a new hub for scientific education and culture, which was first unveiled in 2019 in Geneva with the support of the FCA Foundation (the charitable arm…

GM Expands Access to OnStar Guardian App

GM Expands Access to OnStar Guardian App

Joy Finnegan

The General Motors OnStar Guardian mobile app is now available to all customers in the United States and Canada with a compatible Apple or Android device. Evenn customers without a GM vehicle can stay connected from anywhere and in any vehicle through the OnStar Guardian app. The expansion of OnStar Guardian, which first launched in…