Daily Archives: April 23, 2019

JAC Motors Unveils iEVS4 at Shanghai Auto Show 2019, Sets New Benchmark for Electronic SUV Battery Performance

SHANGHAI, April 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — JAC Motors (Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Group Corp., Ltd.), one of China’s leading auto-makers debuted a new, greener line-up of vehicles and four new engines to audiences at the Shanghai Auto Show this week. Taking the lead was the iEVS4 long-distance, high-endurance EV (electric vehicle), co-developed with Volkswagen, which comes networked for more significant human-vehicle interaction.

JAC Motors Unveils iEVS4 at Shanghai Auto Show 2019, Sets New Benchmark for Electronic SUV Battery Performance

The iEVS4, with a maximum battery life of 1 million kilometers, a driving range of 470km and a maximum cruising range of up to 600km – the equivalent of up to 14 marathons – sets a new value benchmark for the pure SUV market. After three years and 1,700 simulated thermal tests, JAC has made the breakthrough to prevent the battery pack from exploding or catching fire. Combined with the new generation liquid cooling circuit, iEVS4 has prevented the battery risks.

Commenting on the launch of the new range, the person in charge of JAC New energy said: “As a user-orientated company, JAC actively aims to integrate into its ecology the latest technologies as a means of bettering the driving experience for our customers. Our development of intelligent networked electronic vehicles, like the iEVS4, will enable drivers to enjoy long-distance, greener journeys and better car life.”

The iEVS4 is the first in the JAC range to come fully-networked with the company’s latest 3.0 connectivity software, which allows greater human-vehicle interaction. The car’s traditional functions such as navigation, air conditioning, music, search, and emergency rescue are all voice controlled, while the addition of a smart-trip booking function makes traveling more exciting.

The launch of the iEVS4 and announcement of a further five models in the EV range further demonstrates JAC’s commitment to green mobility. To date, JAC Motors’ new energy passenger vehicles have accounted for 85% of total sales in the private sector. In 2018, sales of JAC pure electric passenger vehicles reached 63,671 units, up 125.28% year-on-year.

JAC Motors plans to extend their range of green energy vehicles further to include a new generation A00 pure electric vehicle and the launch five new iEV models by 2021. The sale of new energy vehicles is expected to account for 20% of total sales volume by 2020 and 30% by 2025.

About JAC Motors

Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Group Corp., Ltd. (JAC Motors) is a comprehensive automotive group covering the research and development, manufacturing, sales and service of commercial vehicles, passenger vehicles, and power trains, with the integration of advanced energy-saving vehicles, new energy vehicles, and smart, connected vehicles. JAC ranked 50th among the top 100 global automobile brands in 2018 and holds the leading position among Chinese auto brands. For more information, please visit: http://jacen.jac.com.cn

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JAC Motors Unveils iEVS4 at Shanghai Auto Show 2019, Sets New Benchmark for Electronic SUV Battery Performance

SHANGHAI, April 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — JAC Motors (Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Group Corp., Ltd.), one of China’s leading auto-makers debuted a new, greener line-up of vehicles and four new engines to audiences at the Shanghai Auto Show this week. Taking the lead was the iEVS4 long-distance, high-endurance EV (electric vehicle), co-developed with Volkswagen, which comes networked for more significant human-vehicle interaction.

JAC Motors Unveils iEVS4 at Shanghai Auto Show 2019, Sets New Benchmark for Electronic SUV Battery Performance

The iEVS4, with a maximum battery life of 1 million kilometers, a driving range of 470km and a maximum cruising range of up to 600km – the equivalent of up to 14 marathons – sets a new value benchmark for the pure SUV market. After three years and 1,700 simulated thermal tests, JAC has made the breakthrough to prevent the battery pack from exploding or catching fire. Combined with the new generation liquid cooling circuit, iEVS4 has prevented the battery risks.

Commenting on the launch of the new range, the person in charge of JAC New energy said: “As a user-orientated company, JAC actively aims to integrate into its ecology the latest technologies as a means of bettering the driving experience for our customers. Our development of intelligent networked electronic vehicles, like the iEVS4, will enable drivers to enjoy long-distance, greener journeys and better car life.”

The iEVS4 is the first in the JAC range to come fully-networked with the company’s latest 3.0 connectivity software, which allows greater human-vehicle interaction. The car’s traditional functions such as navigation, air conditioning, music, search, and emergency rescue are all voice controlled, while the addition of a smart-trip booking function makes traveling more exciting.

The launch of the iEVS4 and announcement of a further five models in the EV range further demonstrates JAC’s commitment to green mobility. To date, JAC Motors’ new energy passenger vehicles have accounted for 85% of total sales in the private sector. In 2018, sales of JAC pure electric passenger vehicles reached 63,671 units, up 125.28% year-on-year.

JAC Motors plans to extend their range of green energy vehicles further to include a new generation A00 pure electric vehicle and the launch five new iEV models by 2021. The sale of new energy vehicles is expected to account for 20% of total sales volume by 2020 and 30% by 2025.

About JAC Motors

Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Group Corp., Ltd. (JAC Motors) is a comprehensive automotive group covering the research and development, manufacturing, sales and service of commercial vehicles, passenger vehicles, and power trains, with the integration of advanced energy-saving vehicles, new energy vehicles, and smart, connected vehicles. JAC ranked 50th among the top 100 global automobile brands in 2018 and holds the leading position among Chinese auto brands. For more information, please visit: http://jacen.jac.com.cn

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First Varian Halcyon Treatments in Kenya Begin at Nairobi West Hospital

PALO ALTO, California and NAIROBI, Kenya, April 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Varian (NYSE: VAR) today announced that The Nairobi West Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya is the first clinic in the country and in West, Central, and East Africa to begin treating cancer patients using the Halcyon radiotherapy system. The Halcyon system simplifies and enhances virtually every aspect of image-guided volumetric intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT), including improved patient comfort and shortening the time from installation to first-treatment without sacrificing quality. The system is well suited to treat a majority of cancer patients, offering advanced treatments for lung, prostate, breast, head & neck, and many other forms of cancer.

The Halcyon system features a streamlined workflow that only requires nine steps from the start to the end of treatment compared to up to more than 30 steps with older technologies thereby reducing the total treatment time. To assist in the reduction of time and construction costs from installation to first patient treatment, Halcyon offers expedited commissioning, requires less shielding than traditional systems, can fit in the majority of existing small vaults, and can be installed in two weeks or less.

“The installation and treatments on the Halcyon system is a major achievement for patients and cancer care delivery in Kenya and in the region,” said Sukhmeet Sandhu, chief executive officer, The Nairobi West Hospital. “The streamlined workflow and the advanced capabilities of the Halcyon system will have a positive impact on the increased number of cancer patients we can treat every year.”

“At Varian we believe that by increasing access to advanced cancer care we can move closer to achieving a world without fear of cancer,” said Jean-Luc Devleeschauwer, president, Varian Oncology Systems EMEIA. “We are proud of our collaboration with The Nairobi West Hospital on the installation of the Halcyon system. The whole process from our first meeting, to treatment room construction, to installation and staff training, only took nine months. I commend the Nairobi West Hospital and Varian teams for quickly bringing this advanced treatment capability to cancer patients in Kenya and the region.”

About Varian
Varian is a leader in developing and delivering cancer care solutions and is focused on creating a world without fear of cancer. Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, Varian employs approximately 7,000 people around the world. For more information, visit http://www.varian.com and follow @VarianMedSys on Twitter.

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Japan provides $1.25 million To UNICEF and WFP in response to Malawi floods

The Government of Japan has provided a contribution of USD 1.25 million to respond to emergency needs in Malawi following Cyclone Idai. The contribution, provided to the World Food Programme, will support immediate food and cash-based transfer to flood-affected population and early recovery efforts, while the contribution to UNICEF will support child protection and menstrual hygiene measures in camps and communities.

More than 860,000 people have been impacted in 15 affected districts since 9 March, according to the Department of Disaster Management Affairs (DoDMA). In support of the Government-led response, WFP is targeting 414,000 people with food and cash assistance. Japan’s contribution is following its immediate response through providing non-food items (NFIs) such as tents and blankets that arrived on March 22.

I am confident that this contribution will be effectively managed by WFP and UNICEF to facilitate early recovery of the affected population. Japan is also a disaster prone country hence we understand how people, especially vulnerable groups including women, girls and children, suffer from disasters when they are not prepared,rdquo; said the Japanese Ambassador to Malawi, Her Excellency Kae Yanagisawa.

Both UNICEF and WFP expressed their gratitude to the Government of Japan for the USD 1.25 million assistance. We hope to further strengthen our partnership with Japan and make joint efforts towards achieving zero hunger,rdquo; said WFP Malawi Country Director Benoit Thiry. WFP is shifting to more sustainable solutions, coupling its emergency response for flood-affected population with early recovery programmes that encourage self-reliance,rdquo; said Thiry.

The USD 1 million grant to WFP will contribute to implement the 2019 Floods Response Plan through the provision of cash-based transfers and early recovery efforts in the most affected district of Nsanje. 21,000 targeted population will receive life-saving support while helping the most vulnerable recover from the shock and rebuild their livelihoods. From 2014 to 2019, the Government of Japan has contributed US$ 16 million to WFP humanitarian and development programmes in Malawi.

The support from Japan also includes $250,000 towards UNICEF’s programme. UNICEF anticipates that this programme will reach at least 14,000 children through child friendly spaces in evacuation camps. The funding will include support for training of service providers and supplies for the spaces. It will also provide menstrual hygiene management supplies for 6,000 adolescent girls and women. These measures are necessary to address heightened vulnerabilities for displaced children in the evacuation sites and as they return to their communities.

During this emergency, UNICEF’s priority is to help children and families who have lost their homes and are living in evacuation centres or with other families in their communities,rdquo; UNICEF Malawi Representative Johannes Wedenig said. In these situations, children and especially adolescent girls face increased risks, including risk of trafficking and gender-based violence. The new funding from Japan will allow us to scale up our response to protect children and adolescent girls.rdquo;

Source: World Food Programme (WFP).