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Auto Hall of Fame to induct Black industry leaders who broke barriers

Detroit — C.R. Patterson, Frederick Patterson and Charlie Wiggins were early automotive entrepreneurs, innovators and champions who made a profound impact on the industry, even as they had to break down racial barriers to do so.

On Thursday, they will be inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame, one of the highest honors from an industry that, during their lifetimes, largely shunned their contributions because they were Black.

The event, scheduled for 6 p.m. at The Icon, on Walker Street, also will honor inductees and awardees from the Dearborn-based Hall of Fame’s 2020 class. Last year’s ceremony was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. With capacity restrictions lifted, the ceremony is expected to draw hundreds of attendees from around the world.

The 2020/2021 class represents the Hall of Fame’s most diverse ever in terms of geographic, gender, racial and industry representation, officials say. That milestone follows an intentional effort in

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Cerence to Join NVIDIA, Fellow Industry Leaders to Discuss Edge AI Computing in Automotive at NVIDIA GTC 2021

Cerence to Join NVIDIA, Fellow Industry Leaders to Discuss Edge AI Computing
in Automotive at NVIDIA GTC 2021

Cerence execs to present at global voice and automotive industry events
through April and May

BURLINGTON, Mass., April 07, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cerence Inc. (NASDAQ:
CRNC), AI for a world in motion, today announced that Cerence VP of Product
Christophe Couvreur will join leaders from NVIDIA, VMWare, and Akridata to
explore edge computing for AI and machine learning workloads in automotive at
NVIDIA GTC 21, available on demand on April 12, 2021 at 10:00 am PT.

Couvreur will join Dean Harris, Automotive Business Development, NVIDIA;
Manish Harsh, Developer Relations, Autonomous Vehicles, NVIDIA; Alexandra
Baleta, Manufacturing and Automotive Industry Director, VMWare; and Sunil
Samel, VP, Products, Akridata on this exciting panel. Together, these industry
experts will discuss near-edge compute infrastructure for latency-sensitive
apps, scale, and cost optimization.

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