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AXTracker(TM) GPS Tracking Device enabled with new features
ORLEANS, Jan. 22- High-tech capabilities such as on-board motion
detection, remote temperature sensing, low battery detection,
external antenna capability, and optional line power are among the
features now available on AXONN's battery operated AXTracker GPS
is currently available in North American and the Middle East over
the Globalstar satellite network.
Additional regions are planned in the near future.
on-board motion detection, AXTracker can remotely sense if the vehicle
to which it is attached is in motion or stationary.
This allows greater battery life by extended sleep periods
during inactivity and instant wake-up and alarm when the vehicle
Shows Parents Support Measure to Reduce Teen Crashes
Wash., Jan. 22- Almost three-quarters of Americans support laws
limiting the number of teenage passengers who may ride with
inexperienced teen drivers, according to a nationwide poll taken by
AAA. Crash data show that these laws are the most effective way to
reduce teen crashes, deaths and injuries, but only half the states
have enacted these laws.
90 percent of those polled believe that laws should include
restrictions on the teen passengers that teen drivers can have in
their vehicles. In California, where these laws took effect in 1999,
teen passenger deaths and injuries have dropped by 23 percent. See
more information on California
auto insurance resources.
Management Program Could Save Millions in Lost Wages and Production
Jan. 21- The electrical blackout in Canada and the United States
last year resulted in an estimated production loss of 35,000
vehicles, the temporary layoff of more than 100,000 workers and more
than $1 billion in lost wages and production.
Ford and General Motors, have created a crisis management process
designed to help the auto industry save millions of dollars
annually, and alleviate worker layoffs and lost production.
study conducted by Michigan State University indicated that almost
50 percent of small- to medium-sized businesses that experience a
fire, major theft or similar disaster will go out of business within