Automotive Hall of Fame Honors Harold Goddijn with Mobility - GlobeNewswire

DEARBORN, Mich., July 23, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Harold Goddijn, Co-founder and CEO of location technology specialist TomTom (TOM2), is the recipient of the Automotive Hall of Fame’s first-ever Mobility Innovator Award. Goddijn was presented with the award in honor of his contribution to mobility at the 2020/21 Induction & Awards Ceremony.

Goddijn stood at the cradle of one of the most influential inventions of all time, TomTom’s original portable, easy-to-use navigation device which went on to become one of the fastest selling consumer technology devices in history. Since then, he has grown TomTom from a start-up into a leading global location technology specialist that enables smart mobility on a global scale with its highly accurate maps, navigation software, real-time traffic information and APIs.

"This award recognizes the outstanding work Harold Goddijn has accomplished by introducing new technologies and services that are redefining mobility," said Automotive Hall of Fame President Sarah Cook. “As a result of his vision and leadership, as many as a billion people worldwide benefit from a multitude of innovative navigation tools spearheaded by TomTom.”

“It’s fantastic to be a part of the greatest mobility revolution since the invention of the car,” said Harold Goddijn, Co-founder and CEO of TomTom. “Although this award is a great milestone, TomTom will continue to crack some of the most complex challenges that stand between us and a world with safer, cleaner and less congested roads.”

Goddijn was in good company, Sir Lewis Hamilton, seven-time F1 World Champion, was recognized with The Distinguished Service Citation Award and other inductees to The Automotive Hall of Fame were among others: Mong-Koo Chung, Chairman and CEO of Hyundai Motor Company; Jay Leno, car-enthusiast and host of Jay Leno’s Garage series on CNBC; Helene Rother, one of the first women in automotive interior design for General Motors; and, CR and Frederick Patterson – founders of CR Patterson & Sons, the first and only Black-owned and operated car manufacturing company.

About TomTom:

At TomTom we’re mapmakers, providing location technology for drivers, carmakers, enterprises and developers.

Our highly accurate maps, navigation software, real-time traffic information and APIs enable smart mobility on a global scale, making the roads safer, the drive easier and the air cleaner.

Headquartered in Amsterdam with offices in 30 countries, TomTom’s technologies are trusted by hundreds of millions of drivers, businesses and governments worldwide.

www.tomtom.com

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Good Shepherd hosts car show tonight | News, Sports, Jobs - Fort Dodge Messenger

Jul 23, 2021

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Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1436 21st Ave. N., will host a car/truck/motorcycle show from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. today.

The show is free and open to the public, but freewill offerings will be accepted. The proceeds will be given to Lutheran Family Service of Iowa. Donations at the car show will be put to use immediately, serving Iowa families through Lutheran Family Service ministry.

There will be fun for the whole family, including a “trip” down Route 66 with pit stops like a pop ring-toss, duck pond game, popcorn, a lollipop tree, cornhole, Name That Tune and more.

Free hot dogs, chips, water and lemonade will be served. The church will also sell ice cream floats.

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Cool cars come to New Ulm | News, Sports, Jobs - NUjournal

Jul 23, 2021

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Structure Fire Spreads To Cars, Apartment Complex In North Highlands - CBS Sacramento

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Amid shortage of new and used cars, many dealerships on Maui are sitting empty - Hawaii News Now

KAHULUI (HawaiiNewsNow) - The drastic shortage of new and used cars and trucks isn’t just affecting tourists.

On Maui, many car dealerships are nearly empty.

“We used to have a complete parking lot full of cars, brand new, top-of-the-line cars, and now as you can see it’s completely almost empty,” said James Musser, who works across the street from the Honda dealership in Kahului.

KarMART Maui assistant sales manager, Kyle Cambra, says several things are causing a worldwide car shortage.

“There’s a new car chip shortage,” he said.

There is a big backlog in manufacturing computer chips, which are essential to modern vehicles.

“It’s kind of like the brain of the vehicle pretty much,” said Cambra.

And with rental cars in short supply, residents are now purchasing vehicles in bulk to rent to visitors through the Turo app.

“They can’t build enough vehicles to replenish the lots because everyone is trying to get vehicles right now,” Cambra said.

Cambra has been a car salesman for the past decade and joined KarMART last month — because despite the global car shortage, KarMART is expanding.

“Our owners predicted this somewhere around January,” he said. “They had already reached out to multiple auctions and purchased beforehand and now we’re about to be sitting on 500 to 600 cars.”

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