Luxury Coach & Transportation

October 2018

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16 LUXURY COACH & TRANSPORTATION OCTOBER 2018 WWW.LCTMAG.COM PEOPLE & OPERATIONS Stats, facts, faces, and products from the chauffeured and motorcoach transportation industries. LuxuryTransportationScene 10.18 BY THE NUMBERS FOR MORE NEWS GO TO LCTMAG.COM AND FIND LATE BREAKING E-NEWS AND INDUSTRY BLOGS. 1.4 million: Number of vehicles affected by the rst and only (at this time) cybersecurity-related recall, which occurred in 2015 (Source: NHTSA) 50 million: Number of automotive touch panel shipments worldwide in 2017 (Source: Statista) GOLF ROUNDS LINK WITH GOOD CAUSES AT ANNUAL NELA EVENT MARLBOROUGH, Mass. — Despite a heat wave, more than 90 players turned out Aug. 7 for the New England Livery Association's 19th annual George Co- larullo Memorial Golf Tournament. Held on the rolling hills course of the Marlborough Country Club, New England luxury transportation operators, vendors, sponsors, and guests divided up into golf teams of four and a cadre of volunteers that helped the 18-hole game move along. The event also drew 19 formal spon- sors for every aspect of the daylong breakfast-lunch-dinner event and awards ceremony, 21 tee sponsors, and six auction/rafŒe prize donors. Funds donated and raised will sup- port NELA's operations and the regional branch of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. LCT Magazine donated two full show passes to LCT-NLA Show East to be held Nov. 4-6 at Harrah's Atlantic City. Winning bidders were NELA President Jason Dornhoffer of United Private Car in Boston, and Andrew Tighe of Tristar Worldwide Chauffeured Services in Boston. LCT also donated two full show passes to the 2019 International LCT Show at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas March 24-27 to be auctioned off at a future event, but they were snatched up by bidders Dawson Rutter and Tami Saccoccio of Commonwealth Worldwide Chauffeured Transportation in Boston for a generous sum. Information: www.nelivery.org. — Martin Romjue, LCT editor 100 million: Estimated number of electronic control units in a modern vehicle (Source: NHTSA) 15 million: OEM embedded automotive telematics systems expected to be sold in North America in 2018 (Source: Statista) 40 seconds: The time it takes a driver to complete a task like navigation or send a text, even with voice-based and touchscreen features (Source: AAA Foundation for Trac Safety) 15.1 million: Global market size of car navigation devices (Source: Statista) 2020: When BI Intelligence estimates 75% of cars shipped globally will be built with the necessary hardware to connect to the internet. LEFT: First Place: LA Limousine, owned by NELA board 2nd VP Tina Benson, always has a strong team in this tournament. Team LA Limousine, captained by her son, Justin Benson, has won this annual tournament numerous times since it began in 2000. Finishing at 15 under in this best-ball tournament, this is their fifth time taking the top spot. Justin's teammates were Brian Nowak, Dylon Lortie, and Tina's brother, Carl Varney, who helps each year with NELA's Chau†eur Appre- ciation Day. RIGHT: The after tournament ceremony and dinner was hosted by NELA executive director Rick Szilagyi and Lynda Saitta of Momentum Drives, also golf committee co-chairs.

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