GM expands access of OnStar Vehicle Insights telematics solution to non-GM vehicles

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Since the introduction of General Motors’ fleet telematics solution, OnStar Vehicle Insights, fleet managers have received nearly 3.5 OnStar Vehicle Insights can now be used with most non-GM vehicles via a plug-in adapter.

Guidehouse Insights names Rivian, NIO, and Nikola the leading EV “upstarts”

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A new Leaderboard Report from Guidehouse Insights evaluates the strategy and execution of 21 electric vehicle (EV) upstarts, with Rivian, NIO, and Nikola ranked as the leading market players. The Guidehouse Insights Leaderboard Grid.

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2019 Honda Insight production model to make global debut at New York International Auto Show; series hybrid with 55 mpg city

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The all-new, production version of the 2019 Insight ( earlier post ) will make its global production debut at the 2018 New York International Auto Show (NYIAS). The new Insight, launching at Honda dealerships nationally in early summer, joins the Clarity series and just-launched 2018 Accord Hybrid as the fifth new Honda electrified vehicle introduced over the past year. Honda estimates the Insight will deliver up to 55 mpg (4.27

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Guidehouse Insights: blockchain-based EV charging & grid integration market to show 78% CAGR from 2020-2029

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A new report from Guidehouse Insights provides forecasts for blockchain-enabled charging hardware deployment, electricity demand from blockchain-based platforms, and revenue from electric vehicle (EV) charging and integration applications through 2029. —Johnathon de Villier, research analyst with Guidehouse Insights.

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Ricardo to use transport location data to improve air quality in global cities

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Ricardo has won a national competition to demonstrate the benefits that transport location data can have on urban air quality. The project addresses both the existing vehicle fleet and also extends to long-term improvements in air quality.

Guidehouse Insights forecasts deployments of highly automated vehicles are unlikely before 2025

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According to a new report from Guidehouse Insights, significant deployments for more than a few hundred thousand light-duty, highly automated vehicles are not expected until after 2025, with global volumes expected to reach approximately 13.1 With much of the global economy shut down through the first half of 2020, companies are also reevaluating their investment priorities and AD is likely to lose out to electrification.

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Honda to unveil prototype of Gen 3 Insight hybrid at Detroit show; two-motor hybrid system

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Honda will unveil the Honda Insight Prototype at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January as the precursor to the new third-generation 2019 Honda Insight—an upscale, stylish five-passenger sedan positioned above the Civic in Honda’s passenger car lineup. The new Insight features the latest generation of Honda’s innovative two-motor hybrid system and will launch next summer as the newest electrified vehicle in the Honda lineup.

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BMW provides some insight into Dingolfing eDrive competence center; motors, battery packs and more

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During its Innovation Days 2016 event in Munich, the BMW Group provided some insight into its Dingolfing competence center for the manufacture of electric drive systems (eDrive). A total area of approximately 6,000 square meters in the new production hall acts as the global production network’s main manufacturing site for eDrive components.

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Ansys releases pre-lockdown global survey on vehicle electrification

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Before the COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns, engineering simulation software company Ansys commissioned a global survey of 16,037 adults resulting in some insights about consumer attitudes toward vehicle electrification. Global findings reveal more optimism for EVs—just 6% of Chinese respondents and 4% of Indian respondents will wait to buy an EV until gas-powered vehicles cease production.

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Satellite method provides insight into ozone-NOx-VOCs sensitivity for different locations

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We use the GEOS-Chem global chemical transport model to evaluate the quantitative utility of FNR observed from the Ozone Monitoring Instrument over three northern midlatitude source regions. Ozone pollution near Earth’s surface is one of the main ingredients of summertime smog. It is also not directly measurable from space due to the abundance of ozone higher in the atmosphere, which obscures measurements of surface ozone.

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IDC Energy Insights: Worldwide smart grid spending to reach $46.4B in 2015

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globally (compound annual growth rate (CAGR) for hardware, software and services) from 2010 to 2015 while overall spending will reach nearly $46.4 billion worldwide in 2015, according to a new report from IDC Energy Insights. For the purposes of the report, Worldwide Utility Smart Grid Spending Forecast, 2010-2015 , IDC Energy Insights identified 14 smart grid project types to identify top investment priorities across regions. Smart grid spending will increase 17.4%

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Study forecasts even with modest warming, global energy demand to increase by mid-century

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A new study published in Nature Communications by researchers from IIASA, Boston University, and the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice found that by mid-century, climate change will increase the demand for energy globally, even with modest warming. Energy use is however also one of the human systems that is most directly influenced by changes in climate, which makes it crucial to gain insight into the impacts of climate change on energy demand.

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Study offers new insights into solidification cracking during welding of steel

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It is estimated that more than 50% of global domestic and engineering products contain welded joints. New research led by the University of Leicester in the UK has made a novel breakthrough in understanding how solidification cracking occurs during the welding of steel, an important engineering alloy. In an open-access paper in the journal Scientific Reports , the team proposes that solidification cracks grow by linking micro-porosities in the meshing zone in the solidifying weld pool.

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Transatel launches next-generation, secured and global connected vehicle platform IoV Connect

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Leveraging on Transatel’s 20+ years’ experience in launching mobile B2C offers around the world, IoV Connect offers the professional tools, insights and expertise to cover all aspects of pricing, marketing, billing, customer experience, customer care and regulatory compliance.

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Honda Insight Sales Outpacing Toyota Prius in UK

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The Honda Insight, launched this month, is outselling its competitors in the hybrid market. Since going on sale on 4 April, 229 Insights have been sold in the UK, ahead of its nearest rival the Toyota Prius (198 units). Honda expects to sell around 7,000 Insights in the UK this year. The annual global sales target is approximately 200,000 units.

Ipsos Global study finds three barriers to consumer adoption of EVs: cost, range, charging sites

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Ipsos, the global research and insights organization, says it has uncovered the thoughts of consumers regarding BEVs. These new findings are released in the second module of the Ipsos Global Mobility Navigator Syndicated Study, in which 20,000 consumers worldwide shared their opinions on alternative engines and what it would take to get them to consider one.

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Honda to undercut Insight with two hybrids?

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With the Toyota Prius still providing stiff competition, it appears that Honda may be willing to undercut the price of its own Insight Hybrid car as it bids to land a larger share of the green car market. According to reports, the Japanese car manufacturer is considering introducing two hybrid cars that will be priced lower than the Insight. The Insight itself is already cheaper than Toyota’s Prius, albeit it only achieves 41mpg compared to the Prius’s 50mpg.

Allison Transmission announces global availability of 9-speed transmission, expanded electrification portfolio at IAA CV

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At IAA Commercial Vehicles, Allison Transmission announced that it will offer its medium-duty, fully automatic 9-speed transmission globally, and that it has developed an electric hybrid system with purely electric extended range. The Allison 9-speed model leverages the proven durability of the Allison 2000 Series 6-speed transmissions, which have accumulated more than 100 billion miles globally. Support for additional applications and global regions is planned.

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Geely announces first electric car aimed at global markets

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Called the GE11, Geely's first global electric car is a sedan about the size of a Honda Civic or Insight, with a similar sloping fastback design. In time with the Detroit auto show, Chinese automaker Geely announced its first electric car planned to go on sale worldwide. The company did not specify a battery size or range, but said that the car. Geely

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USGS, DOE, and BOEM study delivers new insights on gas hydrates in Gulf of Mexico

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The data and imagery provide insight into the entire petroleum system at each location, including the source of gas, the migration pathways for the gas, the distribution of hydrate-bearing sediments, and the traps that hold the hydrate and free gas in place. Scientists have returned from a 15?day day research expedition in the northern Gulf of Mexico with the best high-resolution seismic data and imagery yet obtained of sediments with high gas hydrate saturations.

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Toyota Prius Continues To Trounce Honda's Insight In Global Hybrid Sales

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Fast-track to 2012 and it was one of the world''s highest-selling cars, with 389,932 units hitting the streets globally The Toyota Prius has come a long way since hitting the market over a decade ago. Back then, at the turn of the 21st century, it was no more than a fuel efficient but ultimately unappealing curio, bought only by a select few.

Ricardo report analyzes global development of high voltage fast charging for EVs

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The report provides insight into current and future electric vehicle specifications. A new report published by Ricardo highlights the rapidly changing landscape for fast-charging electric vehicles, and the implications for vehicle makers, supply chains, charging infrastructure providers and equipment manufacturers.

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Tesla Semi, 2019 Honda Insight, NEVS 9-3 (nee Saab), future of oil: Today's Car News

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Today, a surprise advance look at an important new hybrid model, bad news for global oil and gas, an old Saab as a new electric car, and Tesla gets more Semi orders. The end-of-year holiday season is just starting, but the 2019 Honda Insight hybrid that will debut at the Detroit auto show next month has been. All this and more on Green Car Reports.

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Initial Orders For Insight Hybrid in Japan Top 10,000 Units, More than 2X the Monthly Goal

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Ten days after it went on sale in Japan ( earlier post ), the new Honda Insight Hybrid has racked up orders for more than 10,000 units—more than double the monthly sales goal. The environmentally friendly Insight “had a buoyant marketing start,” although Honda and other automakers have been hit by the global economic woes, a Honda official said.Consumers appear to have been attracted to the Insight due to its affordable sticker price, industry analysts said. Nikkei.

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JATO: global vehicle sales fall by 39% in March; electrified vehicles up to 17.4% new registration market share in Europe

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The outbreak of COVID-19 has already impacted the automotive industry significantly, according to JATO Dynamics, a leading provider of global automotive data and insight. Global vehicle sales totalled 5.55 This represents the largest year-on-year monthly decrease since 1980, when JATO Dynamics started to collect data—even surpassing the global financial crisis in November 2008, which saw a 25% decline in sales. —Felipe Munoz, JATO’s global analyst.

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Nissan team gains insight into atomic structure of SiO using new methodology; potential benefit for Li-ion battery capacity

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Therefore, the experiment-based MD–RMC approach developed in this study could be a powerful and generic method to model disordered materials with structural heterogeneity based on both local and global diffraction data. Using a new methodology, researchers in Japan—including colleagues from Nissan subsidiary Nissan Arc Ltd., a materials analysis and research center—have developed a heterostructure model of the atomic structure of silicon monoxide (SiO).

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IHS Markit: global commercial vehicle production to drop 22% in 2020 in wake of COVID-19

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IHS Markit is forecasting that global commercial vehicle production (GVW 4-8) volumes in 2020 compared to 2019 will be down 22% (more than 650,000 units) to 2.6 These forecasts are informed by the latest IHS Markit global economic forecast updates, which reflect a 3.0% decline in global real GDP in 2020. million units, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Zubie to provide auto makers with vehicle diagnostic and performance insight from its connected car/telematics data and analytics

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Zubie has recently entered into an agreement to provide select aggregated data to a top tier global auto manufacturer, and is in discussions with others. Zubie, a connected-car platform and telematics service provider, is partnering with major auto manufacturers to leverage its repository of data and analytics to enhance the manufacturers’ understanding of vehicle performance and reliability.

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Insight the top hybrid performer

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During its first month of sales, the Honda Insight has outsold its competitors in the hybrid market. Since going on sale in the UK, 229 Insight models have been sold ahead of its nearest rival the Toyota Prius at 198 units. “More and more people want a car that makes sound financial sense, especially in the current economic climate, and the Insight offers numerous running cost savings such as reduced road tax of £15 per year and great fuel economy.&#.

TOAR shows present-day global ozone distribution and trends relevant to health; public database

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These are some of the findings of a new health assessment based on the Tropospheric Ozone Assessment Report (TOAR), an effort by the International Global Atmospheric Chemistry Project to create the world’s most comprehensive database of surface ozone observations from all available ozone monitoring stations around the globe. Ozone levels across much of North America and Europe dropped significantly between 2000 and 2014.

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Study finds megacity traffic soot can reach high altitudes and be transported over long distances, contributing to global warming

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Soot from road traffic in emerging countries can reach high altitudes, where it can be transported over long distances and thus contributes to global warming, according to the findings of a study performed by an international team of researchers in the Bolivian cities of La Paz (the seat of government), El Alto and the neighboring Chacaltaya mountain observatory. Therefore, air pollution in this region has a particularly strong impact on the atmosphere and the global climate.

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Study finds pollution emitted near equator has biggest impact on global ozone

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Researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the University of Colorado, Boulder and their colleagues have now shown that this changing global emissions map is creating more total tropospheric ozone worldwide compared to the amount of pollution being emitted, signaling an effect that could be difficult to reign in without strategic policy planning. The work provides strategic insight on where in the world to reduce emissions of pollutants that form ozone.

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Speculation: Will the Auris Hybrid Be Toyota’s Be Low-Cost Response to the Insight?

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AllAboutPrius ’ Editor in Chief John Voelcker speculates that the Toyota Auris Hybrid, targeted for Europe in 2010 ( earlier post ), could serve as Toyota’s reportedly planned low-cost response to Honda’s Insight. For one thing, it would extend Toyota’s hybrid technology into smaller cars—the direction taken by the 2010 Honda Insight, which is smaller than its 2009 Honda Civic Hybrid. For another, the Corolla/Auris platform is Toyota’s highest volume global architecture.

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Will Surging Gas Prices Save The Honda Insight?

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The Toyota Prius is the best-selling hybrid vehicle of all time and recently passed three million sales globally and a million in the U.S., So then, why hasn't it for the Honda Insight? over more than a decade. And when fuel prices rise, so has demand for the Prius and other high-mileage vehicles. Ever since its introduction more than two years

ABI Research forecasts global mobility as a service revenues to exceed $1 trillion by 2030

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ABI Research forecasts global Mobility as a Service (MaaS) revenues will exceed $1 trillion by 2030. Pioneers like MaaS Global and the public-private MaaS Alliance, with smart mobility leaders Xerox and Siemens among its members, are paving the way for this new uber paradigm to gain a foothold. This report is part of the company’s Enterprise IT & OT Convergence sector, which includes research, data, and analyst insights.

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Study of lead isotopes provides insight into aerosols transport from Asia to US

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Analysis of lead isotopes provides a powerful indicator for improved understanding of global-scale transport of dust, black carbon, anthropogenic lead and pollutants that drive climate feedback processes. In a first-of-its-kind study, scientists from the US Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the California Air Resources Board tracked variations in the amount of lead transported across the Pacific over time.

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IDC Energy Insights Forecasts Plug-in Vehicle Market to Reach 2.7M Cumulative Units By 2015; Revenue Opportunity for Utilities

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IDC Energy Insights forecasts that by 2015 there will be more than 2.7 million PEVs plugged into the global grid, with 885,000 PEVs in North America and more than 780,000 PEVs in Europe. Despite many doubters, this oft-promised technology is finally on the verge of becoming a reality, with more than 540,000 vehicles to be sold globally by 2012. —IDC Energy Insights Research Manager Sam Jaffe.

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ABI forecasts global electric vehicle revenue to hit $58B in 2021; multi-modal smart mobility

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ABI Research forecasts that global electric vehicle revenue will hit $58 billion in 2021, more than five times its market value in 2015. These findings are part of ABI Research’s Smart Transportation Service, which includes research reports, market data, insights, and competitive assessments.

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Researchers Develop Unifying Model Framework Describing the Atmospheric Evolution of Organic Aerosols; Better Insight into Climate and Air Quality

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A global collaborative effort of more than 60 scientists, led by Jose-Luis Jimenez of the University of Colorado, has developed a unifying model framework describing the atmospheric evolution of OA that is constrained by high–time-resolution measurements of its composition, volatility, and oxidation state. The framework, though computationally inexpensive, allows an accurate representation of OA in regional and global climate and air-quality models used for policy assessments.OA

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ABI Research: 60% of new cars shipping globally in 2017 will feature connected car solutions

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Global OEM connected car system penetration is expected to increase from 11.4% These findings are part of ABI Research’s Automotive Infotainment , and Safety and Security Telematics Research Services which include additional competitive analyses, vendor matrices, market data, and insights. in 2012 to 60.1% in 2017, according to ABI Research.

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GE Global Research, ASU and Cornell to partner with Lawrence Livermore National Lab on development of next-generation fuel injectors

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Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has selected GE Global Research to participate in an incubator program that will use high-performance computing (HPC) in an effort to accelerate development of next-generation liquid fuel injectors. Global Research will collaborate with Arizona State University (ASU) and Cornell University on the project “Improving Models of Spray Breakup in Liquid Fuels Combustion”. Computer simulation of liquid spray from a test fuel injector.

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IBM opens first global research lab in Africa; smarter cities with focus on water and transportation

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IBM is opening its 12 th global research lab, and its first in Africa. With the right kind of ICT, including big data solutions, advanced analytics, and cloud technologies, government organizations can draw insights and benefit from the vast amounts of data held by any number of government agencies. Resident Scientists will be integrated into the IBM Research - Africa lab as well as IBM’s global network of labs.

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Global aerospace study finds fuel costs continue as major airline concern

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Airline executives continue to express concern about rising fuel costs, according to a new global aerospace study released today by CIT Group Inc., The research report, “2011 Global Aerospace Outlook—Challenges of an Ever-Changing Industry,” prepared in association with Forbes Insights, gathered the views of more than 130 senior airline executives from around the world with fleets of 25 or more jet aircraft. 2011 Global Aerospace Outlook Challenges of an.

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