Auto Trader has launched a new series of webinars in partnership with the Automotive 30% Club, in order to promote greater diversity in the automotive sector.
The new series, Courageous Conversations, is free to attend and is designed to provide a forum to share ideas and hear guidance on achieving greater diverse gender balance across the industry.
Each bi-monthly episode will feature a panel of automotive thought leaders and experts who’ll be joining host, Rebecca Clark, Auto Trader’s sales director, to discuss their journey in creating a more positive culture for all women within their business, as well as exploring some of the big issues relating to gender diversity.
Episode one, which will launch at 10:00am on August 4, 2020, includes Marshall Motor Group’s CEO Daksh Gupta and franchise director Carole Merry, as well as Auto Trader’s CEO Catherine Faiers (pictured) and senior campaign manager Rebecca Nassiri.
Along with the Automotive 30% Club’s founder, Julia Muir, they’ll be discussing intersectionality of women in automotive and why greater diversity of women in the industry will be vital to its future success. There will also be time dedicated for an interactive Q&A.
Faiers and Gupta are among five Patrons of the Automotive 30% Club and will help Muir to steer the activities of the Club via an advisory panel. Courageous Conversations is part of Auto Trader’s commitment as a Patron.
Faiers said: “Gender diversity, and diversity and inclusion more broadly, is something that we care passionately about at Auto Trader. At such a challenging time we believe the need to attract and retain the very best talent who not only bring fresh thinking and creativity to our businesses, but also represent the communities we serve, has never been more important. It’s our hope that this collaborative series offers inspiration and provides practical tips that can be implemented across other businesses.”
Muir added: “Business teams with a balance of diverse women and men make better decisions than homogenous teams, leading to superior financial performance. This is due to their different but complementary insight, perspectives and propensity for risk. The rise in female purchasing power means businesses with a better understanding of this customer will provide products and services with a broader appeal and so reap the returns in an economically challenging environment. We also know that the skills needed so urgently, such as critical thinking, judgement, and the ability to adapt quickly and pivot to new business models in a crisis are found to a greater extent in inclusive teams.”
How Car Tires Are Manufactured
🚗 Cars are complex machines, each part made in highly specialized and specific ways, car tires included. Here is how car tires are manufactured.
🚕 Car tires are the part of your vehicle that keeps you moving forward. But have you ever wondered about how car tires are manufactured? Read ahead for a quick overview of the process.
❋ Design and Plan 👇
Designing the item you plan to manufacture is the first part of any industrial process. Car tires have been around for a long time now, and the manufacturing process is becoming increasingly digital. The design is usually created through engineering software, and the dimensions and curvature are handled with precision. After that, the tire-making machines receive this digitized format.
❋ Select Materials 👇
Most tires consist largely of rubber, both natural and synthetic. Oils, pigments, antioxidants, and other materials mix with the rubber to create each part of the tire. Tires must be crafted from quality, durable materials, including chemical agents, metallic cables, and fabric reinforcers.
❋ Melt and Mold 👇
Heat and friction work together to produce the final rubber composite that will mold the other parts of the tire. Tires are not one singular piece of rubber—they contain tread rubber, sidewall rubber, fabric-coated plies, and bead wires, among other components. A factory worker or automated apparatus then uses a tire-building machine in the shape of a collapsible drum to glue and set the tires. Finally, the tires cure over time, and subsequent heating and steaming help them fully coalesce
❋ Distribute Widely 👇
Quality control is important with tires—after all, tires must handle transporting drivers for thousands of miles on the road. After rigorous testing, the manufacturer packs the tires and distributes them to various sellers. These include tire stores all across the United States, from Trenton, New Jersey to Anderson, Indiana.
🟥 Knowing how car tires are manufactured can help you better select the parts for your vehicle. Because all cars are different and have specific needs, you should consult with a tire expert before choosing your next set of wheels.
👉↘ Source: Christina Duron is a freelance writer for multiple online publications where she can showcase her affinity for all things digital. She has focused her career around digital marketing and writes to explore topics that spark her interest.
Feast your eyes on the all-new, all-electric GMC Hummer EV
GMC has a new all-electric version of its classic Hummer oversized SUV. This thing is a beast, as you might expect, with an advertised 350-mile range and a 3-second zero to 60 mph time. It’s a bit ridiculous to be honest, which is kind of what the Hummer has always been about so that makes sense.
Alongside a teaser, GMC released a number of press photos of the 1,000 HP bruiser, so take a look below. It definitely looks like a Hummer – which may or may not be your cup of tea.
ALYI Highlights Next Steps
Dallas, TX – October 20, 2020 – OTC PR WIRE – Alternet Systems, Inc. (OTC PINK: ALYI) today announced plans to publish a comprehensive progress update next week targeting a Wednesday, October 28th release date.
Management indicates a number of major endeavors underway in important stages of development to include RevoltTOKEN financing partner’s efforts to finalize ICO details, next steps after finalizing the multiparty milestone agreement announced last week, and a new design path development for the company’s long-term plans for future electric vehicles in Africa.
Management anticipates wrapping up details on the above-mentioned endeavors by next Wednesday and being ready to release a comprehensive update.
For more information and to stay up to date on ALYI’s latest developments, please visit www.alternetsystemsinc.com.
Disclaimer/Safe Harbor: This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Securities Litigation Reform Act. The statements reflect the Company’s current views with respect to future events that involve risks and uncertainties. Among others, these risks include the expectation that any of the companies mentioned herein will achieve significant sales, the failure to meet schedule or performance requirements of the companies’ contracts, the companies’ liquidity position, the companies’ ability to obtain new contracts, the emergence of competitors with greater financial resources and the impact of competitive pricing. In the light of these uncertainties, the forward-looking events referred to in this release might not occur.
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