Southern Farm Bureau launches new insurance program, DriveDown, that rewards drivers based on safe driving behavior captured from mobile app

CHICAGO, Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Today, top-30 American auto insurer Southern Farm Bureau Casualty Insurance Company (Southern Farm Bureau) announces it has launched DriveDown, a new mobile telematics insurance offering that rewards customers for their safe driving habits.

The DriveDown mobile app provides feedback about how a person drives to help improve driving and reduce his or her auto policy deductible. Drivers can download and enroll in DriveDown from their mobile phones. The app starts helping customers become safer drivers quickly through an engaging experience and ongoing feedback. Safer driving equates to extra peace of mind during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

“Safe driving is a very important issue for Southern Farm Bureau, and we are always looking for ways to protect our customers from the hazards of the road,” said Ben Kimmons, Southern Farm Bureau’s vice president, Actuary and Research and Development. “With Arity’s deep expertise in insurance

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Driving sales: Demand high, inventory low for many auto dealers | Business

TUPELO • A truck carrying eight GMC trucks and SUVs was on its way to the Dossett Big 4 dealership last Wednesday. Before the vehicles could be unloaded, four had already been sold.

At Dwayne Blackmon Chevrolet, the redesigned 2021 Chevrolet Blazer is in high demand, and owner Dwayne Blackmon can’t get midsize SUVS and trucks fast enough. The Blazer saw its best quarter ever, with sales up 45%, General Motors said.

For automobile dealers, 2020 is shaping up to be a pretty good year, especially considering a rough second quarter when the pandemic shut down factories and consumers pulled back on spending. While sales for the year are lower compared to a year ago, most automakers’ third quarter sales improved from the second quarter.

“We’re up; we just wrapped up September, and it was better than last September,” said Rudy Dossett, whose dealership sells Buick, Cadillac and GMC. House

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Improving Auto Demand And Increased Likelihood Of Change Driving New Interest In ON Semiconductor (NASDAQ:ON)

I’ve had an odd “relationship” with ON Semiconductor (ON) over the years, with management’s inability to hit margin targets (and inability to drive margin leverage) and questionable M&A decisions factoring prominently into the negative side. On the other hand, I’ve always liked the potential of what ON could be under the right circumstances, and the shares have done pretty well since my last two positive write-ups (in a strong market for chip stocks, I’ll note).

With the CEO on his way out, I think ON Semiconductor’s capacity for change is higher now than ever before, and apparently I’m not the only one who sees upside in a differently-run ON, as Starboard has also gotten involved as an investor. On top of all that, guidance updates from companies including Sensata (ST), STMicro (STM), and NXP (NXPI) have all confirmed an improving environment for the key auto end-market.

At today’s price, there’s

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Future of people driving around country in private cars is ‘fantasy built on cheap oil’

Dublin City Architect Ali Grehan has said the future of people driving around the country in private cars is a moribund “fantasy built on cheap oil”.

Ms Grehan is advocating for the permanent allocation of open public space in the capital, following its increased temporary use to limit the spread of Covid-19.

She was one of a number of speakers at Thursday’s Open House Dublin online “Big Debate – Dublin’s Fair City”, organised by the Irish Architecture Foundation, discussing the creation of city space in the context of the pandemic experience.

“We can do astonishing things when we have to,” Ms Grehan said, regarding the change in social behaviour and Dublin City Council’s Covid-19 mobility measures that aim to free up space for alternative mobility.

“Just at the very basic level, those temporary measures we do need to make them beautiful. We need to make them permanent. I think we

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Worldwide Auto-Injectors Industry to 2026 – Increasing Number of Chronic Diseases is Driving the Market

DUBLIN, Oct. 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The “Auto-Injectors Market Global Forecast by Regions, Application (Anaphylaxis, Multiple Sclerosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Others), Product Types, Distribution Channels, Company Analysis” report has been added to’s offering.

This report studies the global market for auto-injectors and offers a thorough overview of the growth drivers and barriers, industry trends, leading players and their future predictions.

An auto-injector is a diagnostic device that is used for the treatment of allergies. It works as the injection which is given at the accurate depth and through which patients feel comfortable comparing to manual syringes. As the auto-injector is a modern developed device, so they are more preferred over conventional devices these days. According to this research analysis, it is predicted that by 2026, the Global Auto-Injector Market will be US$ 5.8 billion.

According to the product basis, the auto-injector market is classified by the prefilled and

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Amazon Alexa app gets new Auto Mode for extra safety while driving

Amazon has updated the Alexa mobile app with an important new feature that should help those who are dedicated to the platform. Simply called Auto Mode, this new feature enables users to turn on a simplified interface while they’re driving, stripping the Alexa mobile experience down to the basic features users may need to access while driving. The feature may be useful for those who drive cars lacking a smart system like Android Auto.

Though infotainment systems have become increasingly common in vehicles, many people still use their phone with a clip or magnetic latch. There are some advantages to using your phone — it is probably more responsive and faster than the built-in system in your car, for example, assuming you have an inexpensive vehicle, and it may have a larger display. Assuming that’s the case (and that you use Amazon products), the new Alexa Auto Mode is here

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What Are The Main Penalties For Driving Without Car Insurance? – Press Release

LOS ANGELES, CA / ACCESSWIRE / September 28, 2020 / ( has launched a new blog post that presents what penalties can be given to drivers caught driving without car insurance.

For more info and free car insurance quotes online, please visit

To legally drive in the US, drivers need to have car insurance. Except for New Hampshire, all the other states impose a minimum form of liability car insurance. Driving without insurance can be a huge mistake. The penalties that the drivers caught driving without insurance have to face can be quite severe.

The most common penalties for driving without insurance are the following:

  • Traffic tickets. Hefty fines are the most common penalties applied to drivers caught without insurance. Depending on the state’s law, traffic fines can be as low as several dozens of dollars to a few thousands of dollars. Persons who are
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TODAY in COURT: Suspect in Rio Dell Murder Turns Down Plea Bargain; Woman Accused of Driving Into Crowd of McK Protesters Pleads Not Guilty | Lost Coast Outpost

suspect Demetrius Coleman has turned down a plea bargain that would
have given him a chance for parole if he is convicted and sent to
state prison.
morning Deputy District Attorney Carolyn Schaffer, the trial
prosecutor, told Judge Christopher Wilson that Coleman was offered a
deal to plead guilty to first-degree murder and a firearms charge,
with the sentencing judge deciding what the term should be for the
weapons violation.

defendant has rejected that offer,” Schaffer said, “knowing that
he is facing life without possibility of parole if he is convicted as


it stands Coleman is charged with murder with the special
circumstance of firing a gun from a vehicle. If convicted, he would
be sentenced to life without parole. His trial is scheduled to begin
Oct. 5 and last one month.

Wilson questioned Coleman, who appeared on videocamera

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Auto China 2020: Hyundai Motor Shares Game-Changing Electrification Vision Driving Its Smart Mobility Transformation

  • Through various product premieres and displays at Auto China 2020, Hyundai shares game-changing electrification vision
  • Hyundai’s RM20e racing midship sports car makes world premiere at Auto China 2020, signifying the electric-based high-performance potential of the N brand
  • Prophecy concept EV further demonstrates Hyundai’s ambitions for EVs
  • All-new Tucson and all-new Elantra makes debut to Chinese customers along with Elantra N TCR, Palisade and many other models

SEOUL, South Korea and BEIJING, Sept. 26, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Today at the 16th Beijing International Automotive Exhibition (Auto China 2020), Beijing Hyundai Motor Company shares its game-changing electrification vision that is driving its transformation into a Smart Mobility Solution Provider. At the show, Hyundai premieres its RM20e electric racing midship sports car prototype, Elantra N TCR and Prophecy concept EV model, demonstrating the reach of its EV ambitions. All-new Tucson as well as all-new Elantra also make their debuts to Chinese

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Mobile phones while driving to be allowed only for route navigation

The road transport and highways ministry on Saturday said that mobile phones can be used while driving a vehicle solely for route navigation, without disturbing the ‘concentration of the driver while driving.’ Talking on the phone while driving can attract 1,000- 5,000 fine.

The ministry said that it has amended rules under central motor vehicle rules, to facilitate maintenance of key vehicle documents such as a licence, registration documents, fitness certificates, permits, among others, through a web portal set up and maintained by the government. The electronic portal will also be used for recording offences including compounding, impounding, making endorsements, suspension and revocation of licenses and registrations, issuing e-challan, among others.

These rules will be implemented from 1 October, as a part of the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act that came into force a year ago to revamp the transportation rules and improve road safety through steps such as

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