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Rochester Auto Show returns with latest cars, employment opportunities and DMV services - Democrat & Chronicle

The Rochester Auto Show is set to return this month, showcasing new vehicles available in the Rochester market, job opportunities and a pop-up DMV station for processing transactions.

The four-day event will be held at the Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center, 123 E. Main St., Rochester from Thursday, Feb. 29, through Sunday, March 3. The show was organized by the Rochester Automobile Dealers Association and other local business partners.

More than 150 new vehicles will be on display throughout the show, which is designed to give consumers a place to shop, compare vehicles and help them with their purchase, all in one location, said RADA President Brad McAreavy. Details on which specific 2024 vehicles will be featured at the show were not available.

New vehicle sales in Monroe County is currently booming, up 10.3% with 44,002 new vehicles purchased in 2023 over 39,903 new vehicles purchased the previous year, he said. Many buyers are now re-entering the market, post-pandemic, he said.

When is Rochester Auto Show 2024?

The Auto Show officially starts at noon Thursday, Feb. 29, at the downtown venue, but a charity preview party will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28. The evening event, which includes food and an open bar, aims to raise funds for children's organizations in the Greater Rochester area.

Rochester Auto Show 2024: What to know

Throughout the Auto Show, visitors can view several unique vehicles, including a Humvee from the New York Army National Guard. A custom-painted corvette will be featured, as will a McLaren 570S coupe and a Ford Bronco Raptor, McAreavy said.

The Rochester Corvette Club and Monroe Community College's Auto Tech program will also be exhibiting. For the second straight year, Subaru will host a pet adoption program on site. Last year, every pet at the show was adopted, McAreavy said.

Rochester Auto Show 2024: Hours and costs

The Auto Show will be open from noon to 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 29, and Friday, March 1; from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, March 2; and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, March 3. The Monroe County Clerk's Office will be on site on the weekend days to process transactions.

General admission tickets cost $11 per person. Discounts are available for senior citizens and military members and veterans. Entry for children between 5 and 12 is $5, children younger than 5 are free. Tickets can be purchased on the event's website: Discounted tickets are available at Tops Friendly Markets.

Solar eclipse glasses will be distributed to the first 10,000 people who attend the Auto Show.

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HARMAN Drives the Future of Automotive Connectivity at MWC 2024 in Barcelona - BNN Breaking

Imagine stepping into a car that not only drives you to your destination but also keeps you connected, safe, and entertained every mile of the journey. At the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2024 in Barcelona, HARMAN made this vision more tangible with its latest innovations in automotive connectivity.


In a bold move to democratize automotive connectivity, HARMAN introduced the HARMAN Ready Connect 5G Telematics Control Unit (TCU), a technology designed to revolutionize the driving experience while making it more accessible to automakers and, ultimately, drivers worldwide.

Revolutionizing In-Vehicle Connectivity

The HARMAN Ready Connect 5G TCU, in collaboration with industry giants like Samsung and Traffic Technology Services (TTS), aims to elevate the in-vehicle experience. This cutting-edge technology promises to bring enhanced safety, personalization, and sustainability to automotive connectivity.


By facilitating safer and more engaging in-cabin experiences through features such as traffic notifications and improved communication with the surrounding environment, HARMAN is setting a new standard for what drivers can expect from their vehicles. HARMAN's showcase at MWC 2024 underscores its commitment to leveraging partnerships to pioneer the next generation of connected and autonomous vehicles.

A Safer, More Informed Driving Experience

Among the innovations unveiled, the Ready Vision QVUE stands out. Powered by Samsung Neo QLED technology, this feature is designed to offer drivers a safer, distraction-minimized driving experience by displaying essential information closer to the driver's line of sight. This innovation represents a significant step forward in minimizing road distractions and enhancing driver safety.


Furthermore, the integration of the HARMAN Ignite Store, an in-vehicle app store, provides drivers with access to a curated catalog of apps, further enriching the driving experience by bringing entertainment, productivity, and vehicle management tools right to the dashboard.

Empowering the Future of Mobility

The developments showcased by HARMAN at MWC 2024 are not just about enhancing the current state of vehicular technology; they're about shaping the future of mobility.

By reducing costs and implementation time for automakers, HARMAN's Ready Connect 5G TCU stands to accelerate the adoption of connected vehicle technologies, making them more accessible to a broader range of consumers. This initiative has the potential to transform every vehicle into a hub of connectivity and innovation, making the roads safer and the driving experience more enjoyable and sustainable.

As the automotive industry continues to evolve, HARMAN's contributions at the MWC 2024 in Barcelona mark a significant milestone in the journey towards a more connected, autonomous, and sustainable future. Through strategic collaborations and a relentless pursuit of innovation, HARMAN is driving the automotive world forward, one connected vehicle at a time.

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HARMAN Works With Qualcomm to Drive Automotive Innovation with New Ready Connect 5G TCU for Connected Cars - Yahoo Finance

BARCELONA, Spain, February 26, 2024--(BUSINESS WIRE)--HARMAN, a global leader in connected vehicle solutions, today announced the launch of the HARMAN Ready Connect 5G Telematics Control Unit (TCU), leveraging state-of-the-art Snapdragon® Digital Chassis™ connected car technologies from Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. to push connectivity boundaries and democratize the automotive connectivity landscape. Based on the Snapdragon® Auto 5G Modem-RF Gen 2, HARMAN Ready Connect 5G TCU represents a significant advancement in automotive connectivity, delivering rich in-cabin experiences for consumers while reducing time to market and engineering efforts for OEMs. HARMAN Ready Connect 5G TCU is currently available and will be showcased this week at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2024.

As technology leaders, the companies remain committed to delivering solutions that not only meet the demands of today’s consumers but also pave the way for the next generation of connected vehicles. With the Snapdragon® Modem-RF Gen 2 system, HARMAN Ready Connect 5G TCU offers unparalleled connectivity performance, while maximizing upgradability, scalability, and usability to meet the evolving requirements of today’s automotive market.

"Together, HARMAN and Qualcomm Technologies are working to redefine the future of automotive connectivity," said Pascal Peguret, SVP, Connectivity for HARMAN Automotive. "The Ready Connect 5G TCU product is a testament to that shared vision, disrupting the traditional TCU approach as an off-the-shelf TCU product. HARMAN Ready Connect 5G TCU is designed to meet the needs of automakers simply and effectively while expediting the time to market and significantly reducing development cost."

"As pioneers in wireless technologies, Qualcomm Technologies is pleased to further strengthen our longstanding relationship with HARMAN to help bring the Ready Connect 5G TCU to the industry. This product exemplifies our dedication to driving connectivity innovation in the automotive industry, delivering a seamless combination of performance, reliability, and cutting-edge features through the utilization of our Snapdragon Modem-RF Gen 2 system," said Jeff Arnold, Vice President, Product Management, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

HARMAN invites the automotive industry to explore the benefits of this technology collaboration and experience firsthand how the HARMAN Ready Connect 5G TCU is set to shape the future of in-cabin connectivity. Please visit the HARMAN showcase at MWC in Hall 4, Booth# 4B45 to see a demonstration of the Ready Connect 5G TCU product throughout the week.

Snapdragon is a trademark or registered trademark of Qualcomm Incorporated.
Snapdragon is a product of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries.


HARMAN ( designs and engineers connected products and solutions for automakers, consumers, and enterprises worldwide, including connected car systems, audio and visual products, enterprise automation solutions; and services supporting the Internet of Things. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson® and Revel®, HARMAN is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform around the world. More than 50 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and connected car systems. Our software services power billions of mobile devices and systems that are connected, integrated and secure across all platforms, from work and home to car and mobile. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 30,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia. In 2017, HARMAN became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Snapdragon and Digital Chassis are trademarks or registered trademarks of Qualcomm Incorporated.

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HARMAN Works With Qualcomm to Drive Automotive Innovation with New Ready Connect 5G TCU for Connected Cars - The Bakersfield Californian

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GM expands Europe push with sales of Lyriq EV in France - Automotive News Europe

GM expands Europe push with sales of Lyriq EV in France  Automotive News Europe
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