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Addressing Housing Affordability With Access to Homeownership

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by Mike Loftin, CEO of Homewise 

Faced with an affordable housing shortage, policymakers often overlook America’s biggest source of affordable housing: homeownership. 

Contrary to popular belief, owning is often more affordable than renting. Today, it is cheaper to buy a home than it is to rent in two-thirds of US counties, including New Mexico’s Santa Fe and Bernalillo Counties, home to high-cost Santa Fe and moderately priced Albuquerque, where Homewise, has helped more than 5,000 modest-income families become homeowners.

Mobility: A Powerful Engine for Sustainability, Inclusion and Economic Prosperity

by Tim Boven, Dow MobilityScience Growth Director
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The pandemic has made it more apparent than ever that we need to accelerate the drive towards low-carbon mobility.

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The pandemic has made it more apparent than ever that we need to accelerate the drive towards low-carbon mobility.

Enhancing Veteran Lives Through Mobile Connectivity

by Mike Katz
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Every time I interact with a veteran, two thoughts enter my mind.

The first is the memory of my grandfather and personal hero, First Sergeant John Katz – a Hungarian immigrant who entered the country through Ellis Island and enlisted as a private in the U.S. Army in 1942. He was 32 years old.

Mobility Helps Develop a Successful Long-term Career

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Rick Truscott grew up in Oklahoma but never looked back after graduating with a mechanical engineering degree from Texas A&M University. He has lived in the US, Europe (where he studied for his MBA), and then in Asia, which has been his home for the past 24 years.

Comcast Launches Eye-Control For The Television

Xfinity X1 customers with physical disabilities can now use their eyes to change the channel, set a recording or search for a show.
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  1. In the U.S., more than 48 million people live with physical disabilities, making seemingly everyday tasks more difficult.
     
  2. X1 eye control allows viewers to change the channel, set a recording, search for a show and more, all with a glance.
     
  3. It uses a web page remote control that works seamlessly with existing eye gaze hardware and software, Sip-and-Puff switches and other assistive technologies. 
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  1. In the U.S., more than 48 million people live with physical disabilities, making seemingly everyday tasks more difficult.
     
  2. X1 eye control allows viewers to change the channel, set a recording, search for a show and more, all with a glance.
     
  3. It uses a web page remote control that works seamlessly with existing eye gaze hardware and software, Sip-and-Puff switches and other assistive technologies. 

CASE Construction Equipment Unveiled Accessible Backhoe Loader Prototype at bauma 2019

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CASE Construction Equipment, a global construction equipment brand of CNH Industrial N.V. (NYSE: CNHI /MI: CNHI) presented an accessible backhoe loader prototype at bauma 2019, which took place in Munich, Germany, in early April 2019. The machine has been developed to ensure that operators of all mobility levels can be members of the CASE operators’ community.

Arrow Electronics Celebrates SAM Car Project on National Autonomous Vehicle Day

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In honor of National Autonomous Vehicle Day, Arrow Electronics is celebrating the success of its Semi-Autonomous Motorcar (SAM) Car Project, which has broken barriers to mobility for the disabled community.

Cruising Toward a Zero, Zero, Zero Future

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Last week, General Motors announced that it will begin making a production version of the self-driving Cruise AV at its Orion Township assembly plant in Michigan, while roof modules for the vehicles will be assembled at the Brownstone battery plant. The automaker will invest more than $100 million to upgrade both facilities, bringing the company a step closer to its vision for future mobility.

Developing a Global Social Impact Strategy for Toyota

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Toyota partnered with FSG to develop a business-aligned social impact portfolio focused on various aspects of mobility—personal mobility, green mobility, and urban mobility.

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