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  • Self-driving Uber car that hit and killed woman did not recognize that pedestrians jaywalk

    11/10/2019 9:18:55 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 91 replies
    NBC ^ | 11 09 2019 | Phil McCausland
    A self-driving Uber car that struck and killed an Arizona woman was not able to recognize that pedestrians jaywalk, the National Traffic Safety Board revealed in documents released earlier this week. Elaine Herzberg, 49, died after she was hit in March 2018 by a Volvo SUV, which had an operator in the driver's seat and was traveling at about 40 miles per hour in autonomous mode at night in Tempe. The fatal accident came as a result of this automated Uber not having "the capability to classify an object as a pedestrian unless that object was near a crosswalk," one...
  • Federal probe launched into Tesla for possible battery defects after 'alarming number of car fires'

    11/04/2019 2:31:42 AM PST · by Libloather · 41 replies
    ABC News ^ | 11/03/19 | Julia Jacobo
    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched an investigation into the possibility that battery defects in Tesla vehicles may have caused the cars to burst into flames. The investigation will involve certain battery management system software updates in Model S and Model X vehicles made between 2012 and 2019 in response to an "alarming number of car fires that have occurred worldwide," according to a letter the agency sent to Al Prescott, Tesla's deputy general counsel, on Oct. 24. The alleged defects in question are "high-voltage battery fires that are not related to collision or impact damage to the...
  • Colorado father and son make their own Lamborghini with 3D printer

    10/04/2019 10:54:53 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 39 replies
    UPI ^ | Oct. 4, 2019 / 12:47 PM | Ben Hooper
    Oct. 4 (UPI) -- A Colorado physicist is putting his scientific expertise to a practical purpose -- using a 3D printer to build a Lamborghini with his 11-year-old son. Erie resident Sterling Backus and his son, Xander, 11, started work on their full-size, working model of an Italian supercar -- specifically the Lamborghini Aventador -- when the boy asked his father if it was possible. "One day I said to him, hey can we build one of those?" Xander Backus told WCNC-TV. Sterling Backus said his background as a "gear head" has thus far been more helpful than his training...
  • Tattooed mom, 26, SMILES for her mugshot after 'leaving her baby girl in a car with the engine...

    08/02/2019 5:42:46 PM PDT · by Morgana · 32 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | July 30, 2019 | Lauren Fruen For
    FULL TITLE: Tattooed mom, 26, SMILES for her mugshot after 'leaving her baby girl in a car with the engine running so that she could drink shots at a bar' A tattooed mom accused of leaving her baby girl in a car with the engine running while she drank shots in a bar shows no remorse in her mugshot photo. Samantha Vaughan, 26, can be seen with a wide grin in the police image after her arrest outside TrackSide nightclub in Copperas Cove, Texas in the early hours of Sunday morning. Officers who apprehended Vaughan at around 2am say she...
  • Car of Centenarian Restored to Honor Late Wife (UK)

    07/26/2019 6:09:12 PM PDT · by Tacrolimus1mg · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | 26 July 2019 | Gary Gastelu
    "100-year-old's car restored as tribute to him and his late wife" When John Ball purchased a classic Ford Consul sedan from Vic Gamble in Wales, U.K., he didn’t just get a car, but also a story. Gamble told him bought it in 1960 while on vacation with his wife when their car broke down and that they went on to take trips in it for over half a century. After Elma died five years ago, Gamble frequently drove it to visit her grave. When he finally had to let it go in 2017, he unwittingly sold it to the right...
  • Sacramento County Says It’s Illegal to Work on Your Own Car in Your Own Garage

    07/13/2019 8:25:27 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 139 replies
    Overlawyered ^ | July 9, 2019 | Walter Olson
    It’s common for communities to use zoning codes to exclude commercial and industrial uses from residential areas, but Sacramento County, California, seems extra-zealous about making sure that residents don’t try to operate auto repair businesses amid homes. While it concedes to residents the right to perform minor auto repairs on their own cars in their driveway or garage, it bans repairs or maintenance in any of the following circumstances...
  • Tire pressure problem

    07/07/2019 4:55:00 AM PDT · by Jonnydanny · 109 replies
    Should I increase the front tire pressure more than the rear (front wheel drive) above the recommended pressure to support the weight of the engine?
  • Putting the Brakes on CAFE Standards Will Drive Down Car Costs

    06/18/2019 6:18:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 57 replies ^ | June 18, 2019 | Ross Marchand
    Buying a new car is almost always a daunting task, with salespeople trying to sell that extra warranty or undercarriage rustproofing. And, to add insult to the process of buying a new car, federal bureaucrats regularly tack on rules that jack up prices for consumers. In fact, average prices for new cars are nearing $40,000. But, that staggering high amount may soon fall due to the Trump administration’s ambitious drive to roll back onerous rules. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is in the process of freezing, or at least slowing, Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards for cars, unshackling vehicles...
  • Check Out How This Volvo Ad Was Run in America vs Poland

    05/19/2019 2:04:48 AM PDT · by vannrox · 56 replies
    InformationLiberation ^ | 8MAT19 | Chris Menahan
    The Swedish car company Volvo this week shared two similar looking ads on Facebook -- one to their main page and one to their Polish page -- which had one glaring difference. In the post on their main page, the ad showed two homosexual men holding hands in front of a little girl driving a Volvo toy truck. The ad copy reads: "Focus on your career, or your family? From now on you can do both at Volvo Cars, because we offer employees within the EMEA region six months of paid parental leave, regardless of gender. Read the full...
  • Russian Oligarch Car for sale

    04/26/2019 5:25:51 AM PDT · by vannrox · 26 replies ^ | 30sep18 | tim
    A unique car is for sale on one of the Russian classifieds websites. As the story goes the car was custom made for a famous rich person who died three months before the car was delivered to him.In fact this was a Toyota Crown, but it is so heavily modified you can’t recognize it anymore.The whole body is covered by Canadian buffalo leather, and inside there is Siberian weasel leather. Also sable fur is used to trim the seats. It’s being said that the sable fur is the most expensive fur in the world.The car was named “Amulet”According to the owner...
  • Eight pedestrians injured in California after driver ‘deliberately’ hit them, police say

    04/23/2019 11:00:44 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 45 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 24 | Allyson Chiu
    Eight pedestrians were injured Tuesday evening in Sunnyvale, Calif., after a driver, who was reportedly speeding, “deliberately drove into" them, police said. The driver, identified only as an adult male, is in custody. All eight people, who were walking through a crosswalk or standing nearby, were transported to local hospitals for treatment and evaluation, Capt. Jim Choi of the Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety told The Washington Post. The youngest victim is 13 years old, Choi said. Police have not identified the victims or offered updates on their conditions.
  • Why is Congress Ignoring Alleged Congressional Terrorist Ilhan Omar?

    03/15/2019 11:55:41 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 17 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/15/19 | Judi McLeod
    Where are the FBI and the DOJ when they are most needed? Still out on the wild goose chase called Russian Collusion to bring a duly elected American president down There appears to be an active Hamas terrorist sitting among them, but don’t expect any worthwhile investigation by the Democrats and the 12 Republicans who voted against President Donald Trump’s National Emergency effort—by pretending that there is no emergency at the Southern border. Minnesota Representative Ilhan Omar, sworn in to Congress on the Koran rather than the Holy Bible, and seemingly sworn to the Muslim Brotherhood-inspired Hamas has failed to...
  • Aurus (A new line of automobiles out of mother Russia)

    03/13/2019 4:59:29 AM PDT · by vannrox · 40 replies
    cartype ^ | 13MAR19 | 7146
    The 2018 the Moscow International Automobile Salon saw the World Premiere of the luxury Russian vehicles Aurus Senat and Aurus Senat Limousine. Aurus emblem.Denis Manturov, the Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation emphasized the importance of the event for the domestic automotive industry development, "For the first time in the Russian history, a project aimed to release a commercial line-up of luxury vehicles has emerged. Aurus is a national brand, which represents modern, technically developed and innovative Russia. I am convinced that AURUS will have a success and that the Aurus vehicles will soon take over their...
  • Self-driving cars ‘could be more likely to run over black people’

    03/06/2019 9:14:57 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 110 replies
    Metro UK ^ | March 6, 2019 | Rob WaughRead more:
    Self-driving cars could be more likely to hit and kill black people due to flaws in the software used to detect objects, researchers have warned. In a pre-publication scientific paper, researchers from the University of Georgia found that computer vision systems are better at detecting people with lighter skin tones.
  • The 1960s American Car And Road Trip In Kodachrome

    02/26/2019 5:35:41 AM PST · by vannrox · 56 replies
    FlashBAK ^ | February 25, 2019 | By Paul Sorene
    These Kodachrome slides are from when go-ahead Americans believed a flying car was just around the corner Well I’m not braggin’ babe so don’t put me down But I’ve got the fastest set of wheels in town When something comes up to me he don’t even try ‘Cause if I had a set of wings man I know she could fly– Little Deuce Coupe, the Beach Boys 1965 Amphicar, Model 770 — 1965  You like our post ‘The 1950s American Car And Road Trip In Kodachrome‘ so much that we combined our wit and came with another: ‘The 1960s American Car...
  • Woman Charged In Connection With Alderman’s Stolen Car

    02/14/2019 5:19:11 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 14 replies ^ | February 4, 2019 | Dana Kozlov
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Questions surround a Northwest Side alderman after his car disappeared for months and a woman was charged in connection with the disappearance.
  • GM to start laying off 4,000 salaried workers on Monday

    02/01/2019 1:59:20 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 47 replies
    CNN ^ | Friday, February 1, 2019 | Chris Isidore
    New York (CNN Business)Layoffs for about 4,000 salaried staff at General Motors are due to start Monday. The layoffs are part of a 15% reduction in white collar jobs in North America that the automaker first announced back in November. At the same time, it announced plans to close four US plants as well as a fifth in Canada. While those plants, which include about 6,000 hourly jobs, have yet to close, GM is moving ahead with the salaried staff reductions, a GM spokesman confirmed Friday. The timing of the layoffs was first reported by the Detroit News. The company...
  • "Montgomery Boulevard" - original jazz, by Yours Truly

    01/12/2019 1:27:06 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 11 replies
    Me, via YouTube ^ | 1/12/19 | Me, as "Hopalong Ginsberg"
    If [insert_famous_jazz_musician_here] calls and wants his style back, I'm not in. For a free download of "Montgomery Boulevard" click here, click on Buy Now, and choose $0.
  • Waymo One, the first commercial robotaxi service, is now picking up passengers in Arizona

    12/05/2018 9:39:40 AM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 41 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 12/5/18 | Russ Mitchell
    Waymo on Wednesday launched a commercial robot ride-hailing service in Arizona called Waymo One. Like Uber or Lyft, customers will summon a ride with a smartphone app. But in this case, the car will be driving itself. Only “a few hundred customers” will have access to the app and participate in the early stages. Although the cars will drive themselves, a Waymo engineer will sit behind the wheel in case anything goes wrong. Waymo did not say when the cars will start arriving without a human minder or when the program will be expanded. Waymo’s cars, Chrysler Pacifica minivans bristling...
  • Vancouver man’s Subaru WRX wrongly seized by bank he’d never borrowed from

    10/09/2018 10:41:24 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 34 replies
    Driving ^ | Oct. 6, 2018 | Alex Reid
    The Royal Bank of Canada accidentally seized a Subaru WRX STI from a Vancouver man, despite the fact he’d never interacted with the bank before. Tage Kendall had his 2006 Subaru Impreza repossessed even though the car was fully paid off and properly titled in his name, reports the CBC. He did not purchase the car with a loan from RBC, and hasn’t dealt with the bank before. That’s why he thought it odd that, in June of 2018, he received a Facebook message from a collection company saying his car was about to be repossessed. He replied that they...