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    The new 2021 Polestar 2 is a performance-oriented electric car. It’s a compact 5-seat hatchback EV sedan that is very similar to the Tesla TSLA, -0.50%   Model 3. Its range is an estimated 275 miles. It hits 60 mph in 4.7 seconds. Electric motors are used at the front and rear axles, so it’s all-wheel drive. The 78-kWh lithium-ion battery pack mounts low in the floor of the chassis, which is related to that of the Volvo XC40 crossover SUV. Unlike some other EVs, it’s available in all 50 states. As an EV, the Polestar 2 is also eligible for government rebates of $2,000 in certain states and $7,500 at the federal level. Later this year, the company plans to open “Polestar Spaces” on the West Coast and in New York, where specialists can help customers and arrange test drives. The Polestar 2. Polestar What’s new for 2021? The Polestar 2...
    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator, Andrew Wheeler, sent a letter to Democrat California Gov. Gavin Newsom warning about the legal implications of his recent Executive Order mandating that new vehicle sales starting in 2035 must be electric vehicles and chided him for the failing electricity infrastructure taking place in the state today. The letter said: Your recent Executive Order (EO) establishing a goal that 100 percent of new vehicle sales be zero emission by 2035 raises serious questions regarding its legality and practicality. As you are aware, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 2019 withdrew California’s waiver of Clean Air Act preemption for the State’s greenhouse gas standards for light duty vehicle and its zero-emissions vehicle program. “While the EO seems to be mostly aspirational and on its own would accomplish very little, any attempt by the California Air Resources Board to implement section of it may require...
    At this point, there's hardly any social ill that the COVID-19 pandemic hasn't made worse — but some of the negative effects are more surprising than others. For example, since the rise of the novel coronavirus, motor vehicle theft in the Denver metro area has spiked, too. In a serious way. That's the conclusion of Colorado's Metropolitan Auto Theft Task Force (C-MATT), a police agency coalition based in Jefferson County that's primarily funded by the Colorado Auto Theft Prevention Authority through automobile insurance fees. The organization's statistics reveal that the number of automobiles taken for illicit rides has more than doubled since the month before COVID-19 became a household term in Colorado.Related Stories Boulder's Insane College-Age Gatherings Ban Works — Sort of COVID-19 Update: Virus Officially in Every Colorado County COVID-19 Update: Polis Reveals Most Daily Cases Since July Between December 29, 2019, and March 15, just before Colorado Governor...
    Eli Wolfe - Alexandra Tempus September 29, 2020 8:28AM (UTC) This piece originally appeared on FairWarning. When officials at the Environmental Protection Agency began investigating Freedom Performance, LLC, they didn't have to look very hard for evidence that the company was violating the Clean Air Act. According to legal documents, the Florida car parts distributor literally advertised violations on its website.  "The road to hell is often paved with good intentions," stated one ad for a kit to remove federally-required emissions controls from diesel trucks. It identified a particular emissions control system that "is certainly noble in its intent," but "in reality it is putting your engine through hell … The best solution is deletion."  : According to the EPA, Freedom Performance was advertising defeat devices—hardware and software that bypass or eliminate emission controls. The Clean Air Act forbids tampering with these controls, and violations carry heavy fines. But defeat devices—also known...
    A man wanted for crimes in three Connecticut cities recently drove his car into a creek while trying to avoid being arrested. Alejandro Ortiz, of Connecticut, was arrested on Thursday, Sept. 24, on five outstanding warrants as well as the charges of: Escape from custody, a felony Carrying a pistol without a permit, a felony  Carrying a weapon in a motor vehicle, a felony   Interfering with an officer, a misdemeanor Operating under a suspended license, a misdemeanor Reckless driving, a misdemeanor Failure to obey a traffic control signal, a moving violation, police said. On the day of the arrest, Meriden Police pulled Ortiz over while he was driving on West Main Street, police said. After initially stopping his vehicle, Ortiz allegedly attempted to drive away, police said. Ortiz allegedly struck the front end of a police vehicle while attempting to flee, then drove his car into a creek...
    A Louisiana police officer was arrested after he reportedly claimed to be the victim of an ambush that reportedly took place earlier in September. A spokesperson for the Pineville Police Department says that the officer, 25-year-old John Michael Goulart Jr., actually shot himself in the leg during the alleged "attack." What did the officer say happened? In initial reports, Goulart Jr. said that he came under attack as he exited his patrol vehicle at a Pineville shopping center on Sept. 20. He said that he was struck once in the leg and a second round hit the rear door of his patrol vehicle. Pineville Police Department Public Information Officer Deputy Chief Darrell Basco initially told KALB-TV, "There were shots fired at the officer. The officer didn't return fire on anybody. He was exiting the patrol vehicle at the shopping center whenever...
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    Ruth Bader Ginsburg makes history as the first woman, Jewish person to lie in state at US Capitol 200 Popular Grocery Store Brands Just Made This Major Pledge Most Americans don't know these lucrative Social Security "secrets" Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/7 SLIDES © Provided by Best Life This Is the Biggest Danger in Your Garage The average person does plenty to protect themselves against dangers in their home, from installing smoke and carbon monoxide detectors to ensuring their windows and doors are locked at night. However, there's a surprising source of peril that may be lurking in your home without you even realizing it. According to experts, mice and rats hiding out in your garage could be putting you and your loved ones in harm's way. "The most common [types of]...
    Sept. 17 6:53 a.m. in the 1500 block of West Campbell Avenue: Someone forced entry and stole cigarettes. Overnight in the 100 block of West Rincon Avenue: Someone forced entry into a vehicle and stole a bike. Overnight in the 100 block of Adler Avenue: A vehicle was stolen. 11:46 a.m. in the 700 block of West Hamilton Avenue: A woman, 55, was reported as passed out in front of a business and was found to be too intoxicated to care for herself. Overnight in the 100 block of Cristich Lane: Someone forced entry into multiple vehicles and stole items. Overnight in the 700 block of Crockett Avenue: Someone entered five unlocked vehicles and stole loose change. 2:48 p.m. in the 800 block of Gale Drive: A man, 27, was contacted after causing a disturbance and was found to have warrants. 6:48 p.m. in the 1400 block of Elam...
    DRAMATIC video shows the moment a car is chased by protesters who appear to bang on and reach through the windows at a Hollywood protest Thursday night. Demonstrators came out to the largely peaceful event to protest the grand jury verdict in the Breonna Taylor police killing case, a shocking decision that has led to mass protests across the US. 4The white Prius attempted to drive through protesters, according to the LAPD 4A protester is seen reaching into the car's window in what appears to be an attempt to get the driver out Video footage obtained by KCAL shows a white Prius attempting to drive through protesters and getting into some sort of altercation. Protesters on foot attempt to chase after the car before it speeds away for a first time. A driver in a pick-up truck, who was attending the protest, chased after the Prius and was...
    By The Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on a grand jury's decision not to indict police officers on criminal charges directly related to Breonna Taylor's death: (all times EDT) 1:15 a.m. LOS ANGELES — Authorities say at least one person was hurt when a vehicle ran into a small crowd of people protesting police brutality in Los Angeles Thursday night. Los Angeles Fire Department spokesperson Nicholas Prange says an ambulance transported one patient to a hospital in unknown condition following the hit-and-run at Sunset Boulevard and Seward Street in Hollywood shortly before 9 p.m. local time (12 a.m. EDT). About 30 minutes later, KCAL9 TV showed helicopter footage of a white sedan pushing slowly through a crowd of marchers blocking another intersection on Sunset. A group of protesters in a black pickup truck chased down the white sedan and cut it off. They confronted the driver and...
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Latest on a grand jury's decision not to indict police officers on criminal charges directly related to Breonna Taylor's death: (all times EDT) 1:15 a.m. LOS ANGELES — Authorities say at least one person was hurt when a vehicle ran into a small crowd of people protesting police brutality in Los Angeles Thursday night. Los Angeles Fire Department spokesperson Nicholas Prange says an ambulance transported one patient to a hospital in unknown condition following the hit-and-run at Sunset Boulevard and Seward Street in Hollywood shortly before 9 p.m. local time (12 a.m. EDT). About 30 minutes later, KCAL9 TV showed helicopter footage of a white sedan pushing slowly through a crowd of marchers blocking another intersection on Sunset. A group of protesters in a black pickup truck chased down the white sedan and cut it off. They confronted the driver and banged on the sedan’s windows...
    California will ban the sale of new gas-powered passenger cars and trucks starting in 2035, Governor Gavin Newsom announced Wednesday. The executive order, one of the most ambitious in the nation, will require all vehicles sold after that date to be zero-emission.  If successful, the order will cause a more than 35% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions statewide, the governor's office said in a statement. The order directs California's air resources board to develop regulations that will help the state meet the deadline, and orders it to mandate that medium- and heavy-duty vehicles be zero-emission "where feasible" by 2045.  California accounts for more than 10% of all new vehicle sales in the country, according to The Associated Press. The state already has rules governing the number of gas-powered vehicles that can be sold — but if the order is successfully implemented, California could be the first state to fully phase them...
    (CNN)Volkswagen unveiled its first electric SUV, the ID.4, Wednesday. VW calls the ID.4 it's first long-range electric vehicle for the US market, and says it's an important part of the brand's overall move toward electric vehicles.VW hopes the ID.4 will have as much impact in the US as the brand's most famous model, the classic Beetle, once did, said Scott Keogh, CEO of Volkswagen Group of America. Volkswagen sold nearly five million Beetles in the US between 1949 and 1977.Prices for the ID.4 will start at about $40,000, not including the widely available $7,500 federal tax credit for purchasing an electric vehicle. Factoring in the tax credit would result in a total purchase price of about $32,500. In 2022, after ID.4 production begins in the United States, VW anticipates the starting price will drop to around $35,000. But, for now, the SUV will be built in Germany. The ID.4's starting...
    A LOUISIANA police officer who claimed he was shot in an ambush instead was charged after it was discovered he shot himself in the leg instead. Pineville Police Officer John Goulart Jr with criminal mischief and malfeasance in office after the Pineville Police Department said he had shot himself, hid his weapon, and gave a false account of events. 3John Goulart Jr with criminal mischief after lying about a police ambushCredit: Facebook / John Goulart Goulart Jr had been booked into the Rapides Parish Detention Center following his arrest. Bail has yet to be set, and he has been put on administrative leave. Goulart Jr claimed he was shot in the leg while he was at a shopping center at the corner of Military Highway and Donahue Ferry Road Sunday just after 11:20 PM. Goulart Jr also claimed a second shot his the rear door of his police vehicle...
    Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced a 'tabless' battery at the firm's live-streamed 'Battery Day' that had attendees sitting in their own Tesla watching the billionaire speak on a stage.  Musk shared the firm is currently producing the cell, dubbed 4680, at its pilot Fremont gigafactory -making it Tesla's first in-house battery. Eliminating the tabs allows for continual motion through the system, which provides six times the power and enables a 16 percent range increase to vehicles.  Musk also revealed the firm plans to make 20 million electric vehicles a year, along with an affordable model for $25,000 that is also fully autonomous.  Scroll down for videos  Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced a 'tabless' battery at the firm's live-streamed 'Battery Day' that showed attendees sitting in their own Tesla watching the billionaire speak on a stage Musk called it the 'Tesla drive-in movie theater,' when he took the stage overlooking a...
    The Big E opens tomorrow, Wednesday, Sept. 23. It’s going to be a little different than normal, though. Due to COVID-19, the normally jam-packed agricultural festival, in West Springfield, featuring food, games, rides, and unique retailers will be a drive-thru experience for 2020. DATES The Big E To-Go is scheduled for four weeks: - Sept. 22-27 - Sept. 29-Oct. 4 - Oct. 6-11 - and Oct. 13-18. TIMES - Tuesday through Thursday, the fair will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. - Fridays it’ll be open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. - On Saturdays and Sundays you can check out the Big E from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. TICKETS Tickets are $5 per vehicle and must be purchased online in advance. In an effort to avoid long lines, organizers are having people make appointments to the drive-thru. People can schedule as many visits as they like, but...
    By Tina Bellon | Reuters Tesla Inc. CEO Elon Musk on Tuesday is scheduled to showcase the company’s advanced battery technology, with investors expecting he will outline how the company’s electric vehicles will surpass the cost and convenience of internal combustion engines. As automakers shift from horsepower to kilowatts to comply with stricter environmental regulations, investors are looking for evidence that Tesla can increase its lead in electrification technology over legacy automakers who generate most of their sales and profits from gasoline-powered vehicles. Musk, who frequently launches new products in attention-grabbing, show-like announcements, has fueled expectations for Battery Day over the past months, in April calling the event “one of the most exciting days in Tesla’s history.” On Monday, Musk said on Twitter that the battery improvements to be unveiled at the event would not reach “serious high-volume production” until 2022, sending Tesla shares down 5% in extended trade. Analysts...
    Trump administration designates several US cities hotbeds of anarchy Prices for These Types of Meat Have Fallen Significantly Heres the email Elon Musk sent Tesla employees with 10 days left in Q3 Tesla CEO Elon Musk sent an e-mail to all employees saying they would have to "rally hard" to hit "record deliveries" in the third quarter of 2020.  The company issued guidance earlier in the year saying it would deliver 500,000 electric vehicles in 2020.  In the second quarter, Tesla reported more than 90,000 vehicle deliveries. © Provided by CNBC Elon Musk On Sunday evening, Tesla CEO Elon Musk sent an e-mail to all employees at the electric vehicle maker saying the company would have to "rally hard" to hit "record deliveries" for the quarter. Load Error Musk, and sometimes other Tesla execs, typically send "everybody" e-mails in the final week of the quarter, many...
    Elon MuskMark Ralston | AFP | Getty Images On Sunday evening, Tesla CEO Elon Musk sent an e-mail to all employees at the electric vehicle maker saying the company would have to "rally hard" to hit "record deliveries" for the quarter. Musk, and sometimes other Tesla execs, typically send "everybody" e-mails in the final week of the quarter, many of which leak to the press. Doing this helps encourage employees, internally, and manage investor expectations externally, as Tesla approaches its deadline for vehicle production and deliveries. Like other auto makers, Tesla reports these numbers on a quarterly basis ahead of earnings. Electrek previously reported on the email. Tesla delivered 112,000 vehicles in the fourth quarter of 2019, its best on record, and 88,400 in the first quarter of 2020. In the second quarter of 2020, Tesla said it delivered 90,650 vehicles, which beat analysts' expectations given the Covid-19 pandemic's effect on...
    Brian Tatum, 45, has been charged with two counts of felony murder stemming from a high-speed chase in Houston that killed two Uber passengers  Two women riding in the back of an Uber in Houston were killed when police say another driver suspected of taking part in a street race slammed into the ride-share vehicle while leading police on a chase with speeds topping 100mph.  Brian Tatum, 51, was arrested on felony murder charges stemming from the crash on Saturday night that split the Uber in half, causing the deaths of the passengers, reported ClickOrlando.  According to the Harris County Sheriff's Office, the incident began unfolding at around 11.30pm when deputies attempted to pull Tatum over as he and another car raced through several red lights in the area of Jensen Drive and Tidewell Road. The other vehicle stopped but Tatum, who was riding with his wife in the...
    Watch: Kyler Murray, Christian Kirk connect on amazing catch 13 Popular TV Shows That Would Never Get Made Today Most Americans don't know these lucrative Social Security "secrets" Ad Microsoft Incredible Blanket Puts Humans In A Deep Sleep, Melting Stress Away Ad Microsoft 23 Gadgets That Could Sell Out Before the Holidays Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/17 SLIDES © Blade_kostas/istockphoto Mini Van, Maxi Memories If you’re under the age of 40, it’s hard to remember a time when there were no minivans. Prior to the early 1980s, families that needed a big vehicle to haul cargo and kids had just two options: a station wagon or a full-sized...
    Trump agrees to deal in which TikTok would partner with Oracle and Walmart Join Car and Driver, Road & Track on Annual Car of the Year Tests Most Americans don't know these lucrative Social Security "secrets" Ad Microsoft Incredible Blanket Puts Humans In A Deep Sleep, Melting Stress Away Ad Microsoft 23 Gadgets That Could Sell Out Before the Holidays Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/20 SLIDES © U.S. Marine Corps Mighty Machines The tried and true Willys MB emerged from World War II as the most famous military vehicle on the planet, but the trusty Jeep might as well have been a...
    Sept. 10 11:50 a.m. in the 600 block of East Campbell Avenue: A man, 50, was causing multiple disturbances and yelling. The suspect initially fled into the creek upon contact. He was eventually contacted and was found to be too intoxicated to care for himself. Overnight in the 1400 block of South Bascom Avenue: Someone wrote in black marker on a business 75 yards from a bus stop. 3 p.m. in the 1300 block of Pollard Road: Someone forced entry into a residence and stole items. 2:46 a.m. in the 900 block of Gale Drive: Three suspects were contacted in a vehicle. During a search of the vehicle, several needles and heroin were found. 3:44 a.m. in the 300 block of Budd Avenue: Two men, ages 43 and 30, were stopped in a vehicle for a vehicle code violation violation. The 43-year-old had a felony warrant and was under...
    A Tesla driver has been charged after being found asleep at the wheel of his self-driving car speeding along at 93mph in Canada. The man's Model S Tesla was pictured with its seats fully reclined while roaring along near the town of Ponoka, about 60 miles south of Edmonton in Alberta. When cops discovered the car traveling at about 86mph, they turned on their emergency flashing lights - only for the Tesla to 'automatically begin to accelerate' to  93mph. The speed limit on that stretch of highway is about 68mph. The driver, 20, from British Colombia, was charged with speeding and given a 24-hour license suspension for fatigue. A Tesla driver has been charged after being found asleep at the wheel of his self-driving car speeding along at 93mph in Canada He was later also charged with dangerous driving and he was served a summons to appear in court...
    MPCANew charging stations will expand Minnesota’s “EV highway corridor” by some 2,500 miles.As the push for electric cars continues, with policymakers counting on their increasing use to curb greenhouse gas emissions, one question continues to bedevil would-be electric-vehicle drivers: “How far can I drive before I need a charge?” Late last month, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency took a step toward alleviating that concern by announcing that it will fund the installation of as many as 38 so-called “fast-charging” stations across the state – from Fairmont in the far south to Warroad on the Canadian border. The new stations will expand the state’s “EV highway corridor” by some 2,500 miles, the agency said.  That’s in addition to about 1,100 corridor miles that have been developed since 2018, when the agency provided grants for 22 charging stations in the first of three planned phases of development. In an interview with MinnPost,...
    Surveillance footage has captured the moment a New York state woman was flung into the air after the mechanical arm of a garbage truck accidentally picked up the bench she was sitting on.  The Rochester local - who has not been identified - was waiting on the seat in the city's downtown area on July 29 while the truck tried to retrieve items from a nearby trash can.  The incident has received renewed attention after the footage went viral after it was shared by popular Twitter user Rex Chapman on Tuesday.  Surveillance footage has captured the moment a Rochester woman was flung into the air after the mechanical arm of a garbage truck accidentally picked up the bench she was sitting on The clip shows the vehicle's mechanical arm pulling the bench forward, throwing the woman into the air  The clip shows the vehicle's mechanical arm moving out...
    They are waiting to give it back to you … in spades He won with a scratchcard. And he left it to escape. Photo: Frank Perry / . Georgia police said a suspect who fled a traffic stop on foot left valuable personal property – a winning lottery ticket. The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office said deputies tried to stop him at a traffic stop Monday morning in Canton, but the unidentified suspect abandoned his vehicle and fled on foot. Agents investigated the vehicle and discovered a $ 100 prize-winning scratch-off lottery ticket… and a small amount of methamphetamine. The sheriff’s office posted a photo of the ticket on Facebook, inviting you to come back to pick up the lottery ticket… at the Cherokee County Jail. “For the suspect who ran on foot from our agents at a traffic stop this morning on...
    South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg said he actually discovered the body of the pedestrian he fatally struck Saturday night — when he returned to the scene a day later. Ravnsborg, in a two-page statement issued late Monday, claimed he didn’t realize he hit Joe Boever, 55, on the side of Highway 14, and had assumed it was a deer until he returned back on Sunday morning. The AG said the crash occurred as he was driving home from the Spink County Lincoln Day Dinner in Redfield around 9:15 p.m. He added he did not have any alcoholic beverages before during or after the event. “I immediately called 911 to report the incident and [Hyde County Sheriff Mike Volek] came to the scene,” Ravnsborg said. “I looked around the vehicle in the dark and saw nothing to indicate what I had hit. see also South Dakota AG thought...
    If you’re looking to impress a potential partner, you might want to reconsider your driving habits. More than half of American drivers (56 percent) would not date someone they thought was an unsafe driver, according to new research. Moreover, nearly a fifth of respondents (18 percent) said they’ve ended things with a partner due to their driving habits. SWNS The survey of 2,000 drivers found 78 percent agreed the way a person drives says a lot about their personality. While stereotypes imply having a high-end vehicle makes you more impressive, other car-related factors might be worth greater consideration — as three out of four said the way a person takes care of their car also says a lot about what the driver is really like. Conducted by OnePoll and commissioned by Christian Brothers Automotive, the study also examined the specific personality factors attributed to certain types of driving and vehicle...
    Elon Musk has criticized fellow billionaire Bill Gates over his negative views on the viability of electric trucks and other large vehicles, insisting ‘He has no clue’. The Tesla CEO made the admonishment in a Saturday tweet in reference to a blog post uploaded by Gates last month. Gates laid out his thoughts on the future of mobility in the August 24 post, suggesting the world should use clean electricity to run as many vehicles as possible, though said it ‘will probably never be a practical solution’ for vehicles like 18-wheelers or passenger jets. ‘Electricity works when you need to cover short distances, but we need a different solution for heavy, long-haul vehicles,’ Gates wrote. Elon Musk has criticized fellow billionaire Bill Gates over his critical views on the viability of electric trucks and other large vehicles, insisting ‘He has no clue’ The Microsoft Co-Founder instead...
    By NICK BUCKLEY, Battle Creek Enquirer BATTLE, CREEK, Mich. (AP) — Andy Segar noticed two police vehicles in his rear view mirror. He was taking his beloved Pulse autocycle on a 15-mile spin from Bellevue to Battle Creek in August when he said he heard a police officer say over a PA system, ”‘Hey, I don’t have a reason to pull you over, but can you pull over so I can take a look at that?‘” Segar owns Pulse No. 28, made in 1985 by the Owosso Motor Car Co., which is essentially a motorcycle in a cockpit that resembles an F-16 without wings. It’s one of an estimated 347 manufactured between 1985 and 1990. Andy Segar of Bellevue told the Battle Creek Enquirer he was driving his Pulse in Battle Creek on Aug. 18 when a Battle Creek Police officer asked if he could pull over so he and...
    Sept. 5 100 block of Victor Avenue: A blue 2006 Ford Freestar van was stolen from the driveway. One set of keys is unaccounted for. Sept. 6 Hamilton and Bascom avenues: An officer attempted to stop a motorcycle that fled from him at a high rate of speed. The officer located a motorcycle matching the description at a hotel. The motorcycle was determined to be stolen. A man, 33, was arrested after he returned to the motorcycle. The suspect was also found in possession of heroin and methamphetamine. Sept. 7 5:15 a.m. in the 600 block of Wendell Drive: Someone stole mail and later dumped it. The mail was recovered and returned to the owner. 3:50 a.m. in the 500 block of Union Avenue: Two suspects attempted to steal a fire pit from in front of a business but were unsuccessful. The vehicle used was later located during an...
    Tesla's new Model Y vehicle costs more than $52,000, but it seems the firm 'made a run to Home Depot' for some the vehicle's parts. Images of the car's cooling system surfaced online showing the structure is patched by faux wood trim. The discovery was made by one owner who disassembled the Model Y to fix an issue, but spotted the DIY molding when they reached the Liquid Cooled Condenser (LCC) - and similar photos from other buyers were shared shortly after.  However, other Model Y owners have shared videos of their new vehicle with a more professional patch around the system – clear plastic parts instead of a wooden trim. Scroll down for video  Tesla's new Model Y vehicle costs more than $52,000, but it seems the firm 'made a run to Home Depot' for some the vehicle's parts. Images of the car's cooling system surfaced online showing...
    Photo of Orson Welles meeting with reporters in an effort to explain that no one connected with the 'War of the Worlds' radio broadcast had any idea the show would cause panic.Acme News Photos / Public domain There’s no doubt that, at times, parts of the last six months have felt ominous, if not downright apocalyptic. St. Petersburg’s freeFall Theatre isn’t ignoring that fact as it prepares to safely welcome back fans of live theater. Last week, freeFall announced that it’ll return to staging in-real-life performances on October 23 when it presents a drive-in, all-new adaptation of “War of the Worlds.” The production—inspired by Orson Welles’ infamous 1938 radio broadcast—runs through November 22, and will happen on an outdoor stage as the audience members drink in the performance from their vehicles. “Combining live musical and variety performance, radio storytelling, and multimedia elements, the radio show being created live will be...
    This is the bizarre moment three people clambered into an apparently overturned van - and then drove off in the topsy-turvy vehicle. The surreal footage features a 1985 GMC van which has been customized so that it drives with its roof just four inches above the road surface.  The clip, filmed in south-east Michigan, shows the three people enter through the back doors of the vehicle as the person filming comments that they are just 'going out for a ride in the van'. A customized red 1985 GMC van drives upside down and backwards along a driveway in Michigan The wacky vehicle is the brainchild of a man called Cody who shows off his creation at parades and car shows However, as the engine growls into life the entire van starts moving - despite being upside down. Even stranger is the fact that the driver's seat is in the...
    A Chinese driver has dodged serious injuries after being hurled onto his car's roof during a high-speed motorway crash.  The motorist, known only by his surname Wang, was standing in front of his broken-down car when a van rear-ended it in eastern China's Jiangsu Province last week, according to police. Mr Wang sustained minor injuries, officers said. Police footage shows the victim standing in front of the bonnet on a motorway in China The footage shows him landing on top of his car after a van crashed into the stationary vehicle RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next The secret role of Chinese news agencies in Australia... Shock as Chinese pest that could have huge impact on... China ADMITS why it arrested Australian journalist after two... Do not go to China: Foreign minister warns Australians they... Share this article Share Footage...
    Firefighters and rescue teams went to a Fort Lauderdale marina located at 450 and 7th avenue southwest, because a car fell into the water and they presume that the occupants were inside. Teams of divers are working in the area, searching for possible occupants since shortly after 6:00 am The identity of the people who own the vehicle and the details of the accident are unknown. This is news in development, return to Telemundo 51 for more information.
            by Jake Dima  Dozens were shot and multiple people died over Labor Day weekend in Chicago as violence continues in the city, according to police. A total of 51 people were hit by gunfire and 10 people died, Chicago police told ABC 7. An 8-year-old girl was shot fatally Monday in an SUV while waiting at a stoplight, authorities told the local outlet. “I stand here before you saddened and angered that another child has lost her life to senseless gun violence in the city of Chicago,” Chicago Police Chief of Operations Brian McDermott said in a Monday press conference. “At this time, I’d like to offer my sincere condolences on behalf of the Chicago Police Department to the family of the victim.” “Our victims’ vehicle was parked facing northbound on Union Avenue with the offender’s vehicle directly behind it,” McDermott continued. “When the light turned green, the offender’s...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- If you're in the market for a car, this could be a perfect time to do a trade-in thanks to the pandemic. But before you take advantage of these deals to buy a car, one of the most important steps you should take is finding out how much your vehicle is worth.Omar Morales is in the market for a used car, and he couldn't have picked a better time because used car sales have gone up dramatically.Ryan Clements has been in the car business over 20 years. When the pandemic hit, his inventory plunged, manufacturing stopped, and shoppers were scarce."People completely stopped coming in, just stopped coming into the show rooms," said Clements. "That went on for about two months.""At first when the pandemic started, people were nervous about their jobs, the economy, their lives," said Jessica Caldwell, Executive Director of Insight at Edmunds.Caldwell's job is...
    A Tesla motorist who was driving on autopilot last week in Las Vegas shows how the autonomous vehicle managed to avoid an accident just when it appeared it was about to collide with a truck. ‘I was on Tesla autopilot driving home overtaking a truck,’ the driver told ViralHog of his trip on September 1. The driver was in a 2018 Long Range rear-wheel drive sedan that has an ‘upgraded chip for eventual full self-driving.’ In the video, a truck is seen swerving into the Tesla driver’s lane. A Tesla 2018 Long Range rear-wheel drive sedan was riding along a Las Vegas highway on September 1 The vehicle approached a large truck, which is seen on the right-hand side The Tesla swerves to the left to avoid hitting the truck, which was encroaching into its lane ‘The next events happened very quickly, but I am pretty...
    Dozens were shot and multiple people died over Labor Day weekend in Chicago as violence continues in the city, according to police. A total of 51 people were hit by gunfire and 10 people died, Chicago police told ABC 7. An 8-year-old girl was shot fatally Monday in an SUV while waiting at a stoplight, authorities told the local outlet. “I stand here before you saddened and angered that another child has lost her life to senseless gun violence in the city of Chicago,” Chicago Police Chief of Operations Brian McDermott said in a Monday press conference. “At this time, I’d like to offer my sincere condolences on behalf of the Chicago Police Department to the family of the victim.” “Our victims’ vehicle was parked facing northbound on Union Avenue with the offender’s vehicle directly behind it,” McDermott continued. “When the light turned green, the offender’s vehicle immediately opened fire...
    Hilarious bodycam video shows a Georgia sheriff's deputy returning to her patrol vehicle to find an eager - and hungry - new driver. The Douglas County cop was delivering civil papers to a home near Douglasville last Monday when she left the driver's side door of her car wide open - only for a pet goat to climb inside.  Footage shows the officer knocking on the front door of the property, before she looks over and notices the animal wandering toward her vehicle.  'Hope that goat don't get in my car,' the deputy says to herself, before it jumps right in.  Hilarious bodycam video shows a Georgia sheriff's deputy returning to her patrol vehicle to find an eager - and hungry - new driver at a home near Douglasville last Monday  'S**t!' she mutters, as she rushes back toward the automobile.   The officer opens the passenger's side door to...
    Sept. 2 500 block of Hawthorne Avenue: A woman slapped her husband. Overnight in the 200 block of Marianna Way: Tools were stolen from a locked vehicle. Overnight in the 1200 block of Bracebridge Court: Mail was stolen. Overnight in the 100 block of North San Tomas Aquino Road: A catalytic converter from was stolen off a gray Prius. Sept. 3 Overnight in the block of Jeffers Way: A brown men’s mountain bike was stolen from the carport. Overnight in the 500 block of Salmar Avenue: Someone entered a building and stole keys. Overnight in the 1000 block of Westmont Avenue: Someone attempted to steal a vehicle, gained entry to another vehicle and stole cash. 200 block of West Sunnyoaks Avenue: A man, 32, was causing a disturbance and was found to be too intoxicated to care for himself. 2:47 p.m. in the 500 block of West Hamilton Avenue:...
    General Motors is taking an 11 percent stake in electric truck startup Nikola, the companies announced on Tuesday. As part of the deal, GM will help Nikola engineer and manufacture its battery-electric and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, including the Badger pickup truck. Nikola, which went public through a “reverse merger” with a special acquisition company earlier this year, will “exchange $2 billion in newly issued common stock for the in-kind services and access to General Motors’ global safety-tested and validated parts and components,” the companies announced. GM will also get to nominate one director to Nikola’s board. GM will supply hydrogen fuel cells to Nikola for its Class 7 and Class 8 semi trucks GM will supply hydrogen fuel cells to Nikola for its Class 7 and Class 8 semi trucks. Nikola will remain an independent company and will be responsible for the sales and marketing of the...
    An insect-like machine with six individually powered legs that was intended for the battlefield received millions in US government funding during the 1980s. The project to create a fleet of real-life AT-AT walkers from Star Wars started in 1981 at Ohio State University, as the military searched for ways to traverse rough terrain that wheeled vehicles couldn't manage.  Called the Adaptive Suspension Vehicle (ASV), the bizarre vehicle was part of a decade-long project which was eventually scrapped after receiving a reported $1million a year from Darpa between 1981 and 1990. The fate of the ASV is a mystery, with nobody knowing whether it is in storage somewhere or was scrapped decades ago.  Scroll down for video  Called the Adaptive Suspension Vehicle (ASV), the bizarre vehicle (pictured) was part of a ten-year project which was eventually scrapped after receiving a reported $1million a year from Darpa between 1981 and 1990 ...
    A woman was arrested on a Spanish beach after going surfing while she was suffering from coronavirus. Police handcuffed her on La Zurriola beach in the northern city of San Sebastian. She was held on suspicion of a crime of disobedience after reportedly ignoring officers who ordered her out of the water for several minutes before heading back to the shoreline. Local reports said the unnamed woman had worked as a lifeguard at San Sebastian's famous La Concha beach this summer and colleagues were the ones who phoned police after spotting her in the water. Photos published by a local paper showed two people in hazmat suits escorting her on the sand in a neoprene top and bikini bottom with a face mask on. A woman (pictured wearing a neoprene top and bikini bottom) was arrested on a Spanish beach after going surfing while she was suffering from coronavirus. After...
    Actor Kangana Ranaut, who was given the Y-plus security cover by the Union Home Ministry, is the first Bollywood star to be guarded by a posse of elite commandos of the CRPF, officials said. The CRPF, the country’s largest paramilitary force, has been providing security to about 60 dignitaries and high-profile persons, including Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Chief Justice of India SA Bobde, Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and her children Rahul and Priyanka. Kangana Ranaut vs BMC: Actress Believes the Support from her Social Media Followers Compelled BMC To Stop the Demolition Work of Her Office Ranaut is the first Bollywood actor who will be guarded by CRPF commandos, an official privy to the development said. Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani and his wife Nita are also protected by the CRPF personnel. While Mukesh Ambani enjoys Z-plus security, his wife gets Y-plus security. However, they make payments in lieu...
    Q: At what point is a car considered a lemon and you are allowed to return it? Kathy Furtado, Hollister A: A recent column about a woman whose minivan inexplicably stalled led to a flood of similar complaints. But first, we need to hear more from Kathy. Like Mr. Roadshow’s Facebook page for more questions and answers about Bay Area roads, freeways and commuting. Q: My daughter purchased a new Ford Escape SE in March 2019 from the Ford store in Morgan Hill. By February, her check- engine light was on and the car was idling rough. She took the car back to the dealership and Ford kept the car for 12 days, removing the entire engine and repairing the engine head. They did provide a rental for her. It is now September and this exact same problem has reared its ugly, defective head again. Her car will be...
    SAN ANTONIO – A man is hospitalized and in serious condition after San Antonio police say he was shot in the back while inside of his home with his wife. The drive-by shooting happened at 10:10 p.m., Saturday, in the 1000 block of Center Street. Police said a white Kia drove up to the home and opened fire, striking the 64-year-old man in the back. The man and his wife told police they were unsure of why they were shot at. The man was later taken to the Brooke Army Medical Center and is in serious condition. The suspect fled the scene in the vehicle. No other description of the suspect or vehicle is currently available. This is a developing story and we’ll bring more details as they become available. RELATED: San Antonio police searching for persons of interest after teen shot, killed at North...
    RIHANNA is “doing fine” after she bruised her face recently in a scary electric scooter accident that “flipped over” the vehicle.  The 32-year-old pop star was pictured on Friday with various dark markings on her face as she drove in a car to her favorite Los Angeles restaurant, Giorgio Baldi. 8Rihanna bruised her face and forehead during a scary e-scooter crash Credit: Getty Images - Getty 8The star was pictured with a dark eye and face swelling Credit: AFP or licensors In the pictures, Rihanna appeared to have a black eye and swelling to her face.  After the alarming photographs began to surface, fans began to worry about the hit maker’s well-being.  However, the Diamonds singer’s rep revealed to People that she had been involved in an accident that left the injuries.  “Rihanna is completely fine now but flipped over on an electric scooter last week and bruised her forehead...
    A group of carjackers picked the absolute wrong person to try to steal a car from. The armed hold-up backfired completely when an off-duty correctional officer thwarted a carjacking by returning gunfire. The carjacking gone awry happened around 2:30 a.m. on Sunday in South Chicago. The off-duty correctional officer was driving down an alley in the 7900 block of South Phillips Avenue when at least three males approached the vehicle with the intent of stealing the car, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. One of the men pulled out a gun and demanded the driver get out of his car. When the officer didn't get out of the vehicle, several shots were fired his direction, but the driver was not struck. The 36-year-old off-duty officer returned fire, and hit the gunman in the arm and the groin. The other two would-be thieves fled the scene. David...
    Authorities are conducting an investigation after a Virginia woman died in the back of a police cruiser.  The unidentified woman, 30, allegedly shot herself while being transported to a hospital for a mental health evaluation by Spotsylvania Sheriff’s deputies  in the early hours of Monday morning.  The two officers inside the vehicle were not injured.   According to the Richmond Times-Dispatch, the woman was admitted to the crisis assessment center at the Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg on Sunday evening.  Police say she had been 'combative towards hospital employees' and they were called to transfer her to Western State Hospital, around 100 miles away.  Authorities are conducting an investigation after a Virginia woman died in the back of a Spotsylvania police cruiser similar to the one pictured  The woman had been seen by employees at at the Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg (pictured), before she was put into a police cruiser to...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City Within about 15 minutes, two apparently reckless vehicle operators died in a pair of collisions on the streets of Queens and the Bronx early Saturday morning, police reported. Authorities said the first incident happened in Queens at 1:02 a.m. on Sept. 5 along the Belt Parkway between the Cross Bay Boulevard and Erskine Street exits, in Howard Beach. According to law enforcement sources, a 41-year-old man rode a 2014 BMW motorcycle along the westbound lanes of the parkway at a high rate of speed when it suddenly collided into the rear of a stopped NYPD Highway Patrol vehicle near 156th Street. The police unit was there with crew to assist a disabled vehicle in the left lane, and had its emergency lights activated at the time, authorities said. The impact of...
    (CNN)Prosecutors have accused a man of stealing a firearm from a Seattle Police vehicle during protests in May. Jacob Little, 24, of Everett, Washington, appeared in US District Court in Seattle on Friday charged with possession of a stolen firearm. He's accused of breaking into a damaged police vehicle on May 30 and taking a large bag that had a rifle with a suppressor on it."Images show a man that appears to be Little removing the heavy bag from a Seattle Police vehicle parked outside the downtown Nordstrom store. The vehicles were heavily damaged and ultimately burned," the US District Court in Seattle says in a statement. Text messages obtained from his phone indicated that he was planning to sell the firearm, prosecutors said. He was identified at the scene with the help of a YouTube video and photos taken by a Seattle police officer.Read MoreThe criminal complaint says the...
    A ONE-year-old child died in a tragic rollover crash that left three adults and three children injured on Alligator Alley in Florida on Thursday night. Cops were searching for the missing one-year-old that was ejected when the car blew a tire and veered off-road and flipped multiple times. 9Crews load an ambulance into the stretcher after the Thursday night crash on Alligator Alley in FloridaCredit: WSVN - Channel 7 Miami 9Seven people were traveling in the vehicle on Thursday as it crashedCredit: WSVN - Channel 7 Miami What happened in the Alligator Alley Crash? Florida Highway Patrol said around 4:30pm, a car traveling on Interstate 75 blew a tire, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported. The vehicle – which was traveling in the fast inside lane, veered right and onto the shoulder near Mile Marker 28, officials said. The vehicle flipped several times, and landed on its roof. Broward Sheriff Fire...
    Second generation MBUX We have already said that it incorporates the second generation of MBUX. The new version represents a new milestone in the development of this interface between the driver, the other occupants of the vehicle and the car. The cabin equips up to five screens, some of them with OLED technology. At the push of a button, the new 3D driver viewer makes spatial perception of the scene possible for the first time, with true depth effect based on Eye-Tracking. No less impressive is the Head-up-Display, especially wide format, with augmented reality content. For example, during guidance of the navigation system, animated turning arrows are displayed, virtually overlapping with great precision the actual view of the road. The MBUX interior assistant uses cameras installed in the control unit on the roof, and learning algorithms to recognize many driving wishes of the driver. This...
    A car is seen plowing through a crowd of Black Lives Matter protesters in New York City Thursday night. Twitter/@Datalnput A car plowed through Black Lives Matter protesters in Times Square, New York City, Thursday night.  The New York Police Department denied claims that the car was one of its unmarked vehicles. An NYPD spokesman said the force is asking the driver of the vehicle, and anyone who may have been injured in the incident, to come forward.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. A car plowed through a crowd of Black Lives Matter protesters in Times Square on Thursday, and the police are asking the driver to come forward.  Video shows the moment a black Ford Taurus approached the intersection of 46th Street and Seventh Avenue, where several protesters were crossing the street. When the protesters refused to move, the car accelerated through the crowd.  Some...
    The 2021 Ford Bronco is most likely to be cross-shopped with the Jeep Wrangler, and if not the Wrangler, then the Toyota 4Runner.  But there’s another new midsize off-road SUV on the scene – the Land Rover Defender – that has a similar form-factor to the Bronco and elicits similar feelings of old-school nostalgia. We haven’t actually had a chance to drive either vehicle yet, but here we’ll compare the two to see how they stack up on paper. Quick facts The 2021 Ford F, -1.87% Bronco is all-new and rides on a body-on-frame platform with an independent front suspension and a solid rear axle, and has a removable roof and doors.  The Land Rover Defender is all-new for 2020 and rides on a platform shared with the Range Rover, Range Rover Sport, and Discovery. It uses a fully-independent suspension with standard height adjustability. 2021 Ford Bronco The Ford Bronco. Ford Base price: $29,995...
    An investigation has been launched in New York City after a car drove through a crowd of Black Lives Matter demonstrators and left them desperately screaming for medics. Authorities said the frightening incident happened on Thursday evening in Times Square during a protest over the death of Daniel Prude, a 41-year-old man who suffocated to death while in police custody.   The anti-racism demonstration was met with counter-protesters in the form of President Trump and Back the Blue supporters, authorities said. A number of city officials have demanded the New York Police Department review the 'disturbing' action taken against peaceful protesters.  RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Antifa protester linked to shooting death of Patriot Prayer supporter claims... Rochester Mayor suspends officers involved in the fatal March arrest of Daniel... Share this article Share Footage shared by DataInput on Twitter shows hundreds of protesters grouped together...
    A Portland man has been accused of repeatedly ramming federal officers with his vehicle.  Lonnie Vantewa Albert, 55, was driving along Interstate 84 in Portland, Oregon on Sunday when he allegedly purposefully drove into the officers' vehicle.  Two Federal Protective Service officers had been driving east on Interstate 84 in the early morning when they noticed a grey SUV passing to their left, according to court documents.  Lonnie Vantewa Albert, 55, (pictured) was driving along Interstate 84 in Portland, Oregon on Sunday when he allegedly purposefully drove into the officers' vehicle The officers had been in Portland as part of ongoing federal law enforcement operations amid widespread Black Lives Matter protests.  They were wearing their government-issued uniforms when the incident happened.  SUV driver Albert allegedly turned sharply without warning and almost hit the officers' vehicle.  The officer who was driving attempted to change lanes and pass, but Albert kept blocking them, court...
    This is the dramatic moment a huge armoured fighting vehicle carrying weapon-equipped military personnel rolled past thousands of pupils during a school assembly in China. The primary school in eastern Chinese province Ningbo brought the military carrier to the campus to teach its students about patriotism on their first day back to the classroom, reported state media. Footage shows four uniformed soldiers and three schoolboys stationed on top of the giant combat vehicle as it moved past other students standing in a military-style formation. This is the dramatic moment a huge armoured fighting vehicle carrying weapon-equipped military personnel rolled past thousands of pupils during a school assembly in China The primary school in eastern Chinese province Ningbo brought the military carrier to the campus to teach its students about patriotism on their first day back to the classroom The event is said to have taken place at the...
    The California Highway Patrol has officially retired the last of its Crown Vics. The CHP on Sept. 1 announced the retirement of the Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor. (CHP Via Facebook) Tuesday was retirement day for the few Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptors that remained in service, the CHP said. The vehicle has been part of the fleet since the early 1980s, and it was the sole official vehicle from 1996 to 2012. In 2011, Ford stopped producing its Panther-platform models — which also included the LTD, the Mercury Marquis and the Lincoln Continental — and the CHP went looking for new options. In 2013, the agency switched to an SUV, the Ford Explorer Police Interceptor, then four years later returned to a sedan, the Dodge Charger Pursuit. Car & Driver reported that in 2018 there were about 200 Crown Vics remaining on the road for the CHP. Some other...
    In partnership with VeChain, automaker BMW will launch a decentralized application on the VeChainThor blockchain. The objective: to fight against counterfeiting by allowing the storage and sharing of vehicle data. The German car maker continues to expand its blockchain investments. In addition to its membership in a consortium of manufacturers around identification, BMW uses blockchain within its supply chain. The manufacturer is now exploring a new use case for this technology through the design of a dApp, a decentralized application. For its development, BMW is teaming up with a blockchain specialist, VeChain. The life of the vehicle recorded on the blockchain The objective through this dApp is to fight against counterfeiting. Thus, the application will allow the vehicle owner to store information related to his car. Mileage, repairs, additional services … the various data concerning the life of the automobile will be recorded on the...
    Russian military aggression is on the rise against the U.S. — but President Trump has seemingly not responded to it. Russian warplanes are increasingly flying close to Alaskan airspace, forcing the U.S. to run interception efforts more often than it has in recent years. Russian fighter jets kept zooming within 100 feet of a U.S. Air Force bomber over the Black Sea, and a Russian helicopter recently hovered close to U.S. forces. And just last week, a Russian armored vehicle “deliberately rammed” into an American patrol in Syria, injuring seven U.S. troops, The New York Times notes. But President Trump hasn’t given much public attention to the threats — something both Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and Trump’s own former officials have called him out for. They say it’s a continuation of Trump’s lack of public confrontation with Russian President Vladimir Putin over reports that Russia placed bounties on U.S....
    Q: The most frequent complaint about traffic light timing appears to be the result of non-functioning sensors. These devices are simple magnetic loop affairs, for the most part. It leads one to wonder whether more elaborate sensors and communication systems (vehicle-to-roadway and vehicle-to-vehicle) in the future will be built to more rugged, error-tolerant standards. If so, things could improve greatly. If not, we’re in for quite a ride. Dan Swinehart, Palo Alto Like Mr. Roadshow’s Facebook page for more questions and answers about Bay Area roads, freeways and commuting. A: Gripes over traffic signals are near the top of Roadshow’s complaint list, for good reason. The National Highway Institute has given a grade of D-plus or lower nationwide for how poorly signals function in urban areas. San Jose estimates that 15 percent of its 951 signals, or approximately 143 signals, malfunction every day. Here are just a few examples....
    An Oregon woman driving a car with 'f*** Trump' written across the window vandalized a Trump supporter's car at a Taco Bell drive-thru.  The incident was shared to LiveLeak on Sunday and the user claimed it happened at a restaurant location in Sandy, which sits just 40 minutes away from the embattled city of Portland.  Oregon, and specifically Portland, has become a battleground between anti-racism supporters and law enforcement for several weeks.  The footage begins with an unidentified driver spraying silly string on a vehicle belonging to a President Trump supporter in the drive-thru line. The driver then walks back to her green vehicle before getting inside the car and driving to the first drive-thru window.  The other woman, sitting in a red vehicle behind the driver, is undeterred and holds a blow horn that blares loud sirens at the driver.  
    I was nearly killed riding my bicycle this month in Orinda. Chirag Asaravala  A driver hurrying to get on the freeway struck me with her new white Corolla. The impact threw me several feet up the road and headfirst onto the hot asphalt. As other cyclists arrived to help me, she sat in her car, still looking impatient. When she finally exited her vehicle, I instinctively yelled at her out of anger and shock, and commanded her to wait for the police — but she didn’t. She left in exactly the way she arrived, in a rush and leaving no identification. Within minutes, police arrived and took statements and pictures. I gave them the license plate number as I had managed to take a picture as she drove off.  But, to my dismay, they didn’t go after her or alert other police in the area. There I was with my...
    (CNN)A Japanese company has announced the successful test drive of a flying car. Sky Drive Inc. conducted the public demonstration on August 25, the company said in a news release, at the Toyota Test Field, one of the largest in Japan and home to the car company's development base. It was the first public demonstration for a flying car in Japanese history. The car, named SD-03, manned with a pilot, took off and circled the field for about four minutes. "We are extremely excited to have achieved Japan's first-ever manned flight of a flying car in the two years since we founded SkyDrive... with the goal of commercializing such aircraft," CEO Tomohiro Fukuzawa said in a statement. Whats more fancy than a Porsche? A flying Porsche. Luxury automakers race to perfect the flying car "We want to realize a society where flying cars are an accessible and convenient means of...
    A Japanese company has carried out a successful test flight of a 'flying car' after their vehicle lifted test driver into the air. SkyDrive is among the many companies working to develop a 'flying car' but their project took a step in the right direction after they successfully lifted their vehicle several feet off of the ground. In a video, SkyDrive's car hovered in mid-air with a passenger inside for four minutes.  Tomohiro Fukuzawa is the head of SkyDrive and he hopes to have a complete product by 2023. SkyDrive is among the many companies working to develop a 'flying car' but their project took a step in the right direction after they successfully lifted their vehicle several feet off of the ground (pictured) He said: 'Of the world's more than 100 flying car projects, only a handful has succeeded with a person on board. 'I hope many people...
    Bradley Cortright August 29, 2020 0 Comments President Donald Trump says he did not like what he witnessed in the video that captured the moment Jacob Blake —a Black man — was shot seven times in the back by a white police officer. After a rally in Manchester, New Hampshire, on Friday night, Trump was asked if the officer was justified in shooting Blake, “I’m looking into it very strongly. I’ll be getting reports, and I’ll certainly let you know.” “It was not a good sight. I didn’t like the sight of it, certainly, and I think most people would agree with that,” he added.Watch the video below: .@realDonaldTrump says hes looking into the shooting of Jacob Blake: "It was not a good sight. I didnt like the sight of it, certainly, and I think most people would agree with that." More tonight on @WMUR9 at 11pm, full 1-on-1 interview airs...
    A suspect allegedly threw hot coffee in a Michigan police officer's face during a recent traffic stop. The suspect then reportedly fled, crossing three counties with three children in his vehicle, and ended up engaging in a standoff with Michigan State Police. What are the details? The incident took place Thursday after an officer responded to a call about a pick-up truck reportedly swerving on an Emmet County road. The officer reportedly spotted a vehicle that matched the description of the one in the call at a BP gas station near the highway. The officer approached the vehicle to spot a man behind the wheel. Three children were passengers in the truck. Authorities say that the man was uncooperative in his conversation with the officer, and indicated that he would leave the scene before the officer permitted him to go. ...
    The Maryland State Police say a state trooper fatally shot a DWI suspect after the suspect dragged the officer more than 2,000 feet down a Maryland highway on Friday morning. The incident took place on Interstate 95 in Howard County. What are the details? According to the Shore News Beacon, the unidentified state trooper attempted to conduct a traffic stop on Hispanic male's vehicle just after 2 a.m. Friday after allegedly seeing the driver weaving across several lanes of highway. The vehicle — a red Ford Escape — reportedly pulled over on the highway's right shoulder as the responding officer called for backup. When a backup trooper arrived on the scene, he approached the passenger side of the vehicle. According to WJZ-TV, the suspect was identified on Friday as 36-year-old Julio Cesar Moran-Ruiz of Baltimore. The two officers, flanking the vehicle,...
    It’s that sinking feeling you may have experienced at least once: You put the key in the ignition to start your car but nothing happens because the battery is dead. Consumer Reports recommends testing your battery every year to find out if it’s running low, and replacing it before you get stranded. This will save you from a big headache, Consumer Reports says, and you can usually save money, too. Consumer Reports just finished testing more than 100 car batteries. Several of the top performers are inexpensive because they’re available at big-box stores or major retailers and don’t have to be purchased through a car dealership or specialty shop. Car batteries look very similar, so how can you tell which one will go the distance? Consumer Reports puts them through several tests. To make sure you can start your car on a cold morning, for example, CR puts them in...
    NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Several of New Jersey’s Motor Vehicle Commission locations have already reached capacity for the day. The MVC says the following branches are no longer accepting customers: Bakers Basin Bayonne Edison Freehold Toms river Newark MORE: Long Lines Persist At New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission Offices Over A Month After Reopening The locations opened at 8 a.m. and reached capacity before 9:30 a.m. Click here for the latest updates.
    (CNN)Clara Paulino, the wife of Miami Police Officer Aristides Paulino, is dead after being found unconscious in the back of her husband's police SUV on Friday, Matt Reyes, the vice-president of the Miami Fraternal Order of Police tells CNN.Clara was found by her son and her husband, a little after 5 p.m. on Friday, Reyes said. "It is a tragic accident and has rocked the Paulino family to its core," Reyes added. The Miami Herald is reporting that investigators are treating Paulino's death "as a horrific accident."Reyes said Paulino's SUV has bars on the windows, has a cage that separates the back seat from the front seat and has doors that lock and can only be opened from the outside. "It's an SUV so you really can't kick out the back window from that cage," Reyes added. Clara was effectively trapped in the back of the vehicle without her...
    The US Air Force tested a 'flying car' that could soon be part of its flying arsenal.  Made by Texas-based LIFT Aircraft, Hexa is a lightweight 432-pound craft that runs on 18 independent rotors. The occupant is not required to have a pilot's license. The vehicle is controlled by a joystick and powered with a 'triply redundant autopilot computer' that, according to its creator, makes it safer than maneuvering a small traditional plane. The military watched from Camp Mabry, a base near Austin, Texas lift off from the ground and hover overhead.  Scroll down for video  LIFT CEO Matt Chasen pilots Hexa over Camp Mabry on August 20. The prototype electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) craft uses 18 independent rotors and is controlled by a three-axis joystick The test flight was part of Agility Prime, a partnership between private aerospace firms and the Air Force meant to add flying...
    Americans are turning to a surprising place to get a little alone time during the pandemic — their cars. A new study of 2,000 Americans who own or lease a vehicle found nearly three in four (73 percent) use their set of wheels as a private space to get away from the people they live with. Beyond becoming a haven for “me time,” other activities respondents are grateful to have a car for during these times include leisurely drives (56 percent), road trips (45 percent) and a way to carry home improvement supplies (37 percent). SWNS Over a third have used their vehicle as a place to take business or personal phone calls (37 percent) and 32 percent have turned their driver’s seat into a makeshift office space. Apparently, our cars are more to us than just a vehicle, since two-thirds of respondents think of their vehicle as a friend...
    Associated Press DAYTONA BEACH SHORES, Fla. (AP) — A 75-year-old man who recently had heart surgery was punched in the chest and knocked to the ground after asking a woman to maintain social distancing in a Florida grocery store, police said. The incident began Sunday evening as the man was checking out at a Publix store, Daytona Beach Shores police Capt. Mike Fowler said. A woman cut in close behind him, and he asked her to follow the markings on the floor that noted the proper distance between customers, The Daytona Beach News-Journal reported. According to a police report, a younger man who was with the woman but in a different check-out line, met the woman and left the store with her. The older man had also left the store and was putting his groceries into his vehicle when another vehicle drove up and stopped, Fowler said. The man who...
    SAN ANTONIO – Two people are wanted into connection to a robbery outside a Target on the far Northwest Side earlier this month. San Antonio Police and Crime Stoppers are asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspects accused of robbing a shopper as they were loading their items into their car on Aug. 15 at the store in the 17500 block of La Cantera Parkway at The Rim. Two suspects in a vehicle approached the shopper whose bag was still in their cart, according to Crime Stoppers. One of the suspects grabbed the bag and tried to drive off. The shopper also grabbed their bag and was dragged by the suspect’s vehicle, Crime Stoppers said. The shopper fell, resulting in an injury. Crime Stoppers is willing to pay up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest of the suspects. Tips can be made by calling Crime Stoppers...
    SAN ANTONIO – Three women are hospitalized after a three-vehicle crash on the East Side, one of which is in critical condition, according to San Antonio police. The crash happened around 12:50 a.m., Sunday, on I-10 and Ackerman. According to police, a woman in one of the vehicles after the crash called a family member for help. When the family member arrived on scene, she parked behind the last vehicle involved in the crash. As she got out and started pulling tools out of the trunk, another vehicle on the highway rear-ended the car, pinning her to the trunk, police said. The woman was taken to the Brooke Army Medical Center in critical condition. Two other women involved in the crash were taken to Northeast Baptist Hospital in stable condition, police said. The driver of the vehicle that rear-ended the car is being evaluated for driving...
    The man who was beaten unconscious by Black Lives Matter protesters in Portland, Oregon, last week said it took 10 minutes for police to arrive after he sustained two black eyes and injuries to his ribs and legs. Adam Haner crashed his pickup truck on a sidewalk near a BLM demonstration in the Northwest city last Sunday evening before he was pulled from the vehicle and beaten. Portland has been the site of daily and nightly protests and clashes with law enforcement since the May 25 death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police officers.  Adam Haner (right) was with his girlfriend, Tammie Martin (left), when he was beaten unconscious by a mob of Black Lives Matter protesters in Portland, Oregon, last Sunday evening After Haner was knocked out by the kick, other demonstrators came to glower over his motionless body and shout obscenities  Fox...
    For those who, when they die, want to go quietly can do so quite literally now there's an electric Tesla that's been converted into a hearse for the UK. Bolton-based funeral vehicle provider Coleman Milne has, with the help of German firm BINZ-E, launched a zero-emission and entirely silent hearse. With an extended body, the removal of the rear seats and even a pop-out section for a handling trolley, the electric car is said to be the ideal choice for 'eco-funerals'.  Deathly quiet: This is the converted Tesla Model S hearse, now available for funeral from Bolton-based firm Coleman Milne  The hearse starts life as a standard all-wheel-drive Tesla Model S, which in the UK are priced from £77,980. However, the specialist vehicle provider has made massive changes so it can accommodate a coffin.  The body has been extended from 4.97 metres to 5.82 metres. The roof height at...
    Officers in Nebraska have uncovered who the owners are of an armoured vehicle that was found abandoned on the side of the road. Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) came across the abandoned vehicle, which looks somewhat like a tank, yesterday morning at around 11.15am, according to KLKNTV. The vehicle, found abandoned off the I-80 near Overton, Nebraska, had markings on it identifying it as belonging to the South Dakota National Guard.  Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) came across an abandoned vehicle, which looks somewhat like a tank, on the I-80 ramp yesterday morning at around 11.15am The tank-like vehicle had been left on top of a trailer by the company contracted to transport it.  In a statement, Highway Patrol said: 'The trailer was abandoned sometime yesterday by the driver of a trucking company contracted to move the vehicle for the Guard.'  NSP were able to work out that the vehicle, which...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City The MTA is ending its temporary For Hire Vehicle (FHV) program, leaving New Yorkers without an option for overnight public transportation. The program will end effective Aug. 30 at 5 a.m. The MTA cited high costs and the fiscal crisis for ceasing operations. “At the height of the pandemic, it was critically important to ensure essential workers who were subway-dependent could get to overnight shifts reliably, and without spending considerably more time on their commute than they were used to,” said Sarah Feinberg, New York City Transit Interim President. “We are proud of how quickly and efficiently we were able to stand up a program of this magnitude. Given our significant financial challenges, we are unfortunately no longer able to provide this service to the limited number of people it was...
    Bin Li, CEO of Chinese electric vehicle start-up NIO Inc., celebrates after ringing a bell as NIO stock begins trading on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) during the company's initial public offering (IPO) at the NYSE in New York, September 12, 2018.Brendan McDermid | Reuters BEIJING — Once on the brink of bankruptcy, one of China's largest electric car makers is pressing ahead with plans to expand to Europe and beyond. Nio, which listed in the U.S. nearly two years ago, is arguably China's closest competitor to Tesla. Shares of the Chinese start-up plunged more than 80% from their highs last year as financial troubles mounted. Since its public offering on the New York Stock Exchange, several executives, including one of the founders and leaders for Nio in the U.K. and the U.S., have left, in addition to many layoffs. Then in the middle of the coronavirus outbreak, Nio...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Police are investigating after a 13-year-old was shot in the neck in southwest Baltimore on Thursday afternoon. Police were called to an area hospital around 4:18 p.m. for a report of a walk-in shooting victim. When officers arrived, they found a 13-year-old boy suffering from a gunshot wound to the neck. The victim is currently listed in stable but critical condition, according to police. Preliminarily investigation revealed that the victim was a passenger in a vehicle traveling in the 100 block of South Morley Street when an unidentified male suspect fired a shot into the vehicle, hitting the victim in the neck. Southwest District detectives are asking anyone with information to contact them at 410-396-2488 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7Lockup.  
    (CNN)Officials in Nebraska are trying to reunite a military armored vehicle with its rightful owner after it was found abandoned Thursday on the side of Interstate 80.The Nebraska Highway Patrol says the vehicle, which resembles a tank but is used in engineering operations, belongs to the South Dakota National Guard. "The trailer was abandoned sometime yesterday by the driver of a trucking company contracted to move the vehicle for the Guard," the Highway Patrol said in a news release Thursday.Investigators say they have not been able to contact the driver who left the vehicle behind near Overton, Nebraska. Nebraska Highway Patrol is working with the South Dakota National Guard to locate the driver, the release said.The vehicle is being transported back to South Dakota after use in a training mission in California. The vehicle belongs to the Guard's 211th Engineer Company.
    General Motors continues to work hard to position itself as one of the most outstanding firms in the industry of cars electrical, and is that last month, the US firm launched its new strategy to fully enter the sector with new batteries called Ultium and a third-generation electric car platform. The stakes are so great that even the investors in this round bargain are looking to General Motors to create a new division to better position it against competitors like Tesla. Some analysts value this possible independent company at no less than 100,000 million dollars, and even propose that it be baptized as Ultium. Until now, Mary Barra, CEO of General Motors, has not given a resolution on whether it would accept such a proposal, what it did ensure is that the centennial manufacturer would make the necessary changes to make the business more attractive for shareholders. “I would...
    RAPPER Tory Lanez may be charged with assault after Megan Thee Stallion was shot in the foot. The LA County D.A's office is reportedly considering charging Tory with felony assault with a firearm after Megan was shot last month. 6 Tory Lanez may be charged with assault after Megan Thee Stallion was shot in the footCredit: Broward Sheriff's Office Megan had been riding with Tory in the car and was shot in the heel as she left the vehicle outside a party in a Hollywood Hills home. Tory was arrested for carrying a concealed weapon in a vehicle, which is a felony.The rapper, 27, posted $35,000 bail and was released the same day; he is scheduled to appear in court on October 13. Now the Canadian musician may face an additional charge after prosecutors asked the LAPD to investigate the incident further, TMZ claimed. 6 Megan was shot as she...
    An Alabama woman was caught on video last week driving through a Home Depot store before allegedly stealing a leaf blower and dehumidifier and fleeing the scene.  Trussville police identified the woman as 42-year-old Gwendolyn Braswell of Birmingham.  In the video, a woman is seen driving a 2000 Pontiac into Trussville Home Depot as shocked employees and customers are heard screaming and crying in the background around 9am on Friday.   The vehicle smashes into a few displays in the store before coming to a halt.  In the video, a woman is seen driving a 2000 Pontiac into Trussville Home Depot as shocked employees and customers (left and right) are heard screaming and crying in the background around 9am on Friday The vehicle smashes into a few displays in the store before coming to a halt. The woman is then seen getting out the vehicle and then...
    Lucid Motors announced that its forthcoming all-electric sedan, the Lucid Air, will be the “fastest charging electric vehicle ever offered.” The company claims the Air will have the capability to charge at rates of up to 20 miles per minute — which translates to 300 miles in about 20 minutes. This charging time is possible by using a 900-volt charger with a peak charging rate of over 300 kW. By comparison, Tesla’s V3 Supercharger can pump out 250 kW, which comes out to around 15 miles per minute of charge. Lucid is teaming up with Electrify America Lucid is teaming up with Electrify America, a subsidiary of Volkswagen, to build a network of fast chargers like this. These chargers, which will use Combined Charging System standard chargers, will be rolled out to some of Electrify America’s 2,000 public charging stations, though the exact number and timeline are still...
    The Portland Police Bureau is now on the hunt for 25-year-old Marquise Love, known by friends as ‘Keese Love’, for his apparent involvement in the vicious attack on Sunday Portland Police have identified a suspect in a sickening attack on a truck driver over the weekend, who was seen in a viral video being pulled from his vehicle and knocked unconscious by a kick to the head from a protester. The Portland Police Bureau is now on the hunt for 25-year-old Marquise Love, known by friends as ‘Keese Love’, for his apparent involvement in the vicious attack on Sunday. Police say they have left Love a number of messages, urging him to hand himself in, but have so far received no response. They say they have a probable cause for his arrest.  The incident took place shortly before 10:30pm Sunday, just blocks away from a Black Lives Matter demonstration...
    EV startup Canoo is going public at a valuation of $2.4 billion in an effort to raise enough money to help bring its first vehicle, a VW microbus-style van that was first revealed last year, to market. The company announced Tuesday that it was merging with Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp IV, a so-called “blank check” special purpose acquisition company. As a result, Canoo will become a publicly traded company listed on NASDAQ under the new ticker “CNOO.” It’s the same type of “reverse merger” move that hydrogen trucking company Nikola pulled off earlier this year to go public and that EV startup Fisker is currently trying to execute. Canoo is also the latest company to cash in on a sudden funding frenzy in the electric vehicle startup space, which has seen fresh money go to Karma Automotive, China’s Li Auto and XPeng, and others. Canoo is unique insofar as...
    (CNN)Julian Lewis went out to get a grape soda for his wife on August 7, his family says, but he never came home.Instead, the 60-year-old Black man was pursued by a Georgia state trooper on a rural road, his car ending up pinned between a tree and the trooper's car. Lewis died after he was shot in the head, his family's attorney, Francys Johnson, told CNN.How George Floyds death ignited a racial reckoning that shows no signs of slowing downFormer Trooper Jacob Thompson, 27, has since been fired by the Georgia Department of Public Safety and arrested on felony murder and aggravated assault charges in Lewis' death, according to a news release from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.Thompson's attorney did not respond to multiple requests for comment over the weekend.The investigation of the shooting comes as protesters across the US have called for the defunding of police departments and widespread...
    The Bottom Line: I think it’s safe to say that electric vehicles are here to stay. The market for new and improved electric cars, SUVs, and soon to be electric trucks, are now available from over a dozen manufactures, with more on the way. As always with a new market segment, not everybody will survive in the long run. Between mergers, bankruptcies, acquisitions, and consumer sales, the car buyer will determine who the long term players will be.   Until then we have several electric cars to choose from. The first one to market an electric vehicle on a large scale was Nissan with the LEAF. Going for the green leaf as the symbol of an environmentally correct vehicle, Nissan named their first electric car like the LEAF. They developed a compact 4 door hatchback BEV battery electric vehicle and introduced it to Japan and the United States in December...