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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Want Alexa in your car? Prime Deal makes Amazon Echo Auto cheaper than ever

Want to add Alexa smarts to your old banger of a motor? This top cut from the early Prime Day deals 2020 sales gets you the Amazon Echo Auto at its lowest ever price.

Knocking 40% off the usual £49.99, it brings the Amazon Echo Auto down to just £29.99, saving you a significant £20. 

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Bringing voice control to your car for safe smart connectivity options, you’ll be able to ask Alexa for everything from weather reports to news reports, playlist playback to podcast picks. Connecting over your car’s speakers through the aux input jack or to your phone over Bluetooth, its hands-free nature makes it safe yo use while driving.
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Being able to make calls and access your entertainment system on the road safely is a big concern for drivers, and not everyone has the latest built-in entertainment systems

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Akeredolu condoles police, families of officers who died in Ondo auto crash.

Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State on Wednesday sympathized with the Nigeria Police over the death of some of its men who lost their lives in a car crash that happened in Ondo State.

While condoling with families and well-wishers of victims of the unfortunate car crash which occurred on Tuesday along Oba-Ile-Airport road, Akure, the State capital, Akeredolu said that the officers did not only die in the line of duty.

The accident claimed two lives with the deceased being men of the Police Mobile Force, PMF Base in Akure even as many were injured in the mishap.

The governor in a statement signed by his Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Donald Ojogo stated that: “The scene was rather disturbing and quite pitiful as I got there shortly after it happened. It touches more when the victims were officers of the Nigeria Police who died not just in active

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China Heads Global Auto Industry Revival: 4 Stocks in Focus

The China auto market has finally risen from ashes. The auto sector in China had been battling a downturn since July 2018 owing to tighter emission standards, trade tensions, increasing popularity of ride-sharing platforms and sluggish economy. The coronavirus pandemic — originated in Wuhan — further added to the woes, as was evident from the biggest ever decline of around 80% year over year in February. However, with effective control of the virus, China is now at the forefront of global auto market recovery.

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Being the first country to emerge out of the deadly coronavirus, lockdown in many cities in China got lifted when other cities in the world were either in the shutdown mode or entering it. Once business activities in China returned to normalcy after the authorities relaxed travel restrictions and lockdowns, vehicle sales in the country started picking up. Auto sales in China witnessed year-over-year

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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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Amazon Is Building the Android Auto Rival Google Never Wanted

But without a doubt, using Android Auto and CarPlay is for most people out there a natural thing to do, as the two come bundled with their phones, and theoretically, simply pairing the mobile devices with the head units should be enough to run them.

Amazon, however, hopes that you’ll soon give a try to Alexa as well as the company has revamped its mobile app for Android and iPhone with a massive update specifically aimed at drivers. It’s more of an alternative to Android Auto for phones, and there’s no doubt that Amazon is already exploring the ways it can bring this experience to the larger screen inside the car.

Alexa now sports a so-called Auto Mode that comprises four different screens, each with a very straightforward role. First of all, it’s the Home Screen, which provides access to frequent actions, shortcuts to play and pause music, navigate

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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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Allstate Insurance review 2020: auto, home and life

Founded in 1931 by General Robert E. Wood, then-president of Sears, Roebuck and Company, Allstate Insurance Company has written insurance policies for almost 90 years. Headquartered in Northbrook, Illinois, and publicly owned since 1995, Allstate began as a mail-order auto insurance company but quickly expanded its product line.



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Throughout its history, Allstate has advocated for automobile safety features, such as seatbelts and airbags, lobbying government officials and working with automakers to reduce injuries and fatalities on the road.

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The company’s emphasis on safety continues today, with innovative programs such as Allstate Drivewise(R), which provides personalized driving feedback to help make you a safer driver-and save money on your premiums.

Consumers now recognize Allstate as a leader in the automobile, home and life insurance industries, but its product portfolio also includes employee benefits, investment services and roadside assistance services.

As one of

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