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Volvo Creates Anti-Roadkill Technology

Swedish carmaker introduces a new animal detection system using technology to prevent collisions.

Swedish automaker Volvo is set to launch its 2017 S90 sedan, which comes equipped with an innovative Large Animal Detection with Autobrake system. The technology is built using a radar, camera, and software that interact to detect if large animals such as moose, deer, elk, and humans are standing on the side of or crossing a road. When the system is triggered, the driver is alerted with audio and visual cues, and the brake system is automatically activated to avoid impact. According to technology media outlet Tech Times, 1.2 million deer collisions—200 of which resulted in human deaths—were recorded in 2013. Innovation in the car industry is increasingly including the welfare of animals, as evidenced by Tesla Motor’s recent development of the Model X—an all-vegan luxury SUV.

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POC-Owned Vegan Lipstick Brand Debuts at Target

Vegan Bawse Lady red lipstick, and other hues aimed at women of all skin tones, will be available at 100 Target stores by May.
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New Bleeding Vegan Burger Debuts at Costco

California company Don Lee Farms enters the veggie burger 2.0 game with its organic and raw plant-based patty that bleeds beet juice—now available at Costco, with Walmart, Whole Foods Market, and Smart & Final to follow.
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Craft Brewery Modern Times Opens Vegan Lounge

The brewery's vegan founder Jacob McKean is adding plant-based fare to all tasting room locations.
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Kat Von D Honors Drag Queen Divine with New Makeup Line

The vegan makeup mogul has created an eyeshadow palette and lipstick to celebrate the life of the legendary drag queen and promote self-expression, artistry, and positivity.
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NYC Fashion Mogul to Debut Vegan Cheese Brand

Joshua Katcher—founder of vegan fashion brand Brave Gentleman—has teamed with vegan tattoo shop owner Dina DiCenso to launch artisanal vegan cheese brand RIND.
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This Week on VegNews TV: The secret to these delightful sweet treats is white beans! Aylin Erman shows you how to make these simple blondies.

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