TPD Investigating Weekend Auto Burglaries At Multiple Hotels

TUSCALOOSA, AL. — The Tuscaloosa Police Department says more than 20 victims reported auto burglaries at multiple hotels around the city over the weekend.

TPD confirmed to Patch that it began receiving calls Sunday morning from victims claiming their vehicles had been broken into while in hotel parking lots. Instances of auto burglary were reported at Hotel Indigo on Greensboro Avenue, Comfort Inn on Jack Warner Parkway, Microtel Inn on Veterans Memorial Parkway and Hampton Inn on Harper Lee Drive.

Investigators said the burglaries, which involved windows busted out of many of the vehicles, either occurred Saturday night or early into the morning hours Sunday. It is also believed the same person or group of people is responsible.

Items were reportedly stolen from some of the vehicles, while others were rummaged through, with nothing taken.


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Worldwide Electric Vehicle Motor Industry to 2024 – Featuring Continental, Tesla & BYD Auto Among Others

The “Technology Landscape, Trends and Opportunities in the Global Electric Vehicle Motor Market” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

The technologies in electric vehicle motor have undergone significant change in recent years, with brushed DC motors to brushless DC motors. The rising wave of new technologies, such as torque accuracy, and robust limp-homes are creating significant potential for electric vehicle motor in various vehicle platforms due to their reversibility, and reduction in noise pollution properties.

In this market, various technologies, such as weakening control, torque accuracy, and robust limp-home are used in the battery electric vehicle, hybrid electric vehicle, and plug in hybrid electric vehicle applications. Increasing demand for improving the driving range of electric vehicles, and stringent government regulations regarding vehicular emission are creating new opportunities for various electric vehicle motor technologies.

This report analyzes technology maturity, degree of disruption, competitive intensity, market potential, and other parameters of

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How Much Did AutoWeb’s(NASDAQ:AUTO) Shareholders Earn From Share Price Movements Over The Last Five Years?

It is a pleasure to report that the AutoWeb, Inc. (NASDAQ:AUTO) is up 224% in the last quarter. But will that repair the damage for the weary investors who have owned this stock as it declined over half a decade? Probably not. Indeed, the share price is down a whopping 80% in that time. While the recent increase might be a green shoot, we’re certainly hesitant to rejoice. The real question is whether the business can leave its past behind and improve itself over the years ahead.

We really feel for shareholders in this scenario. It’s a good reminder of the importance of diversification, and it’s worth keeping in mind there’s more to life than money, anyway.

See our latest analysis for AutoWeb

Because AutoWeb made a loss in the last twelve months, we think the market is probably more focussed on revenue and revenue growth, at least for now.

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TomTom auto recovery drives earnings beat, lifts shares

(Reuters) – Shares in Dutch mapping and navigation company TomTom jumped as much as 6% on Wednesday after it reported quarterly results ahead of analysts’ forecasts, boosted by strong automotive sales in a recovering industry.

FILE PHOTO: TomTom mapping system is seen inside a vehicle in Eindhoven, Netherlands, November 21, 2019. REUTERS/Eva Plevier/File Photo

The location technology company, whose customers range from major car companies to leading global tech firms, saw sales in its automotive unit, which supplies maps and navigation software to automakers, grow 19% year-on-year while earnings fell across its other businesses in the third quarter.

TomTom’s finance chief, Taco Titulaer, predicted further growth for automotive in the fourth quarter, citing improved car production as the sector recovers from global lockdowns that shuttered showrooms and brought traffic to a halt.

Industry data showed new European car sales down just 18% in August compared to the previous year, after

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Auto debt complaints are soaring during pandemic

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Consumers struggling to keep up with their auto debts filed a record number of complaints with a key federal consumer watchdog agency in the first five months of the pandemic, according to a new analysis of government data released Wednesday.

The report found that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau received 2,844 complaints by borrowers, or pleas for help, on auto-related disputes from March to July, the highest of any five-month period since the CFPB started collecting consumer complaints in 2012.

The complaints showed borrowers have been hard-hit by COVID-19 after a booming decade for auto financing, but also pointed to a potentially bigger crisis brewing in the months since auto debt relief was left out of the $2 trillion Cares Act passed by Congress in March.

“In the first months of the pandemic, many auto lenders have offered relief programs to their customers. But

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Best Prime Day 2020 smart home deals: Echo Show 8 for $65, Echo Auto, Philips Hue discounts and more

This story is part of Amazon Prime Day, CNET’s guide on everything you need to know and how to make sure you get the best deal.

Amazon Prime Day has officially kicked off, offering up deep discounts on a slew of products for the smart home. That includes everything from its Echo Show smart displays and Philips Hue bulbs to Eero mesh Wi-Fi routers, Echo Dot speakers, Arlo and Ring cameras and more.

In some cases, the best discounts come in the form of product bundles that include free devices. In others, the product’s actual price has been cut, but only for a limited time. 

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Amazon’s Eero 6 mesh Wi-Fi system may be brand-new, but you can buy it in a kit that comes with two Philips Hue White Ambiance LED bulbs. Amazon also includes a free Echo Dot smart speaker to sweeten the pot. Read our Eero

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As pandemic presses on, Hawaii Foodbank receives $100k from local auto dealership

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) – Hawaii’s leading hunger relief organization received a $100,000 donation on Tuesday from Cutter Mazda ― a figure that was sure to help continue to provide meals for families suffering through the hardship of COVID-19.



a group of people standing in front of a store: Ron Mizutani, the president of the Hawaii Foodbank, is presented with a $100,000 donation by members of the Cutter Automotive Galleries.


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Ron Mizutani, the president of the Hawaii Foodbank, is presented with a $100,000 donation by members of the Cutter Automotive Galleries.

“We decided, based on what’s going on economically, socially and the impacts of the pandemic, that we wanted to give back to the community,” said Jarrett Cutter, the COO of Cutter Automotive Galleries.

The donation was critically important for the Hawaii Foodbank. The organization, which distributed 12 million pounds of food to the community during the entirety of 2019, has passed out roughly 16 million pounds of food since the pandemic began.

“The Hawaii Foodbank is a great partner. They really do a lot to

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Rebound in auto market – Egypt – Al-Ahram Weekly


The Egyptian auto industry witnessed a 5-10 per cent rise in the price of new passenger cars in the beginning of the fourth quarter of the year after seeing a noticeable recovery in sales during the third quarter of 2020.


According to experts, the coronavirus, insufficient supply, a notable rise in demand on cars as well as the increase in the euro exchange rate against the Egyptian pound led to the price hikes.


“The increase in the cost of new cars which the local market is currently witnessing is reasonable,” Ahmed Al-Mazahi, director-general of Al-Masria Auto, one of the largest showrooms in Egypt, told Al-Ahram Weekly.


The auto market hasn’t recovered from the repercussions of the coronavirus pandemic as passenger car imports are limited as well as the purchases of parts used in local assembly lines, Al-Mazahi said.


Due to the lockdown and also the

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Xbox Series X and S roll with Auto HDR (by default)

Today a Microsoft representative confirmed that the Xbox Series X and the Xbox Series S consoles will work with Auto HDR. That’s high dynamic range, turned on by default, for all titles, for both consoles. Per Peggy Lo, Compatibility Program Lead for Xbox, “this gives an extra sense of richness and depth to the image when compared to a standard dynamic range (SDR) image”.

The first time the Xbox ecosystem worked with HDR in a significant way was with Xbox One S. Unfortunate for owners of the Xbox One, “thousands of Xbox games shipped before HDR was first introduced with Xbox One S.”

Microsoft wants all the games to look as colorful, sharp, deep, and aesthetically amazing as possible, given the hardware capabilities of the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. But since implementing HDR compatibility with a game takes development resources and time, they’ve decided to go ahead

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