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  • Living in a Car on $800 a Month

    05/14/2018 4:02:24 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 43 replies
    woman lives in her car
  • Ford EcoBlue - 2.0L Technical Wonder

    05/08/2018 1:02:17 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 64 replies ^ | 07 May 2018 | John Lehenbauer
    Major European cities such as Madrid and Paris are discriminating against diesel engines due to officials’ concerns about the types of pollution oil-burners produce...The four-cylinder EcoBlue is the most advanced diesel engine Ford has ever produced. Starting with a clean sheet, engineers focused on developing an engine that has very low internal friction.
  • Police Use Stun Gun On Man Attempting To Have Sex With Car [KS]

    05/03/2018 1:19:17 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 98 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | May 3, 2018 at 12:54 pm | Staff
    (CBS) — A Kansas man attempting to insert his penis into the tailpipe of a car had to be subdued with a stun gun after refusing to listen to police. “We were called to the 1200 block of East Broadway to a report of a naked male underneath a car,” said Lt. Scott Powell of the Newton (Kansas) Police Department. “.. He was attempting to stick his penis into the tailpipe of the vehicle.” The suspect did not respond to officer commands and officers used a stun gun to subdue him, the Newton Kansan reported. Powell said the man was...
  • Tesla employees say automaker is churning out a high volume of flawed parts requiring costly rework

    03/14/2018 2:41:33 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 13 replies
    CNBC ^ | 03-14-2018 | Lora Kolodny
    Tesla employees say the company is manufacturing a high ratio of flawed parts and vehicles that need rework and repairs. The electrical vehicle maker has had to ship some flawed parts to remanufacturing facilities to avoid scrapping them, rather than fixing them in-line, according to sources; Tesla denies this. CEO Elon Musk is under pressure to ramp up production of the Model 3 sedan, Tesla's first mass-market electric vehicle. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Luxury automaker Tesla is manufacturing a surprisingly high ratio of flawed parts and vehicles, according to several current and former employees, leading to more rework and repairs than can be...
  • Avis & Budget Car Rental Announces Will No Longer Provide NRA discount

    02/24/2018 5:18:10 AM PST · by tellw · 59 replies
    Avis Car Rental Twitter ^ | 2/23/18 | Avid Car Rental
    Posted on Twitter: Hello, effective March 26, Avis and Budget will no longer provide the NRA member discount.~Susan
  • The hypercar that hits 0-60mph in UNDER two seconds: Incredible electric Japanese car Aspark Owl

    02/19/2018 11:30:18 AM PST · by Red Badger · 36 replies ^ | Updated: 11:22 EST, 19 February 2018 | By Connor Boyd
    Electric Aspark Owl prototype has 430 horsepower, 563 all-wheel lb-ft torque and weighs less than 860kg The Japanese company claim the video is proof that the car can achieve 'impossible' sub-two-second mark Apark say they will only make 50 units of the vehicle and customers will need to fork out £3million for one ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ A small engineering company in Japan claims it has produced the world's first street-legal car capable of hitting 0-60mph in under two seconds. The Aspark Owl was launched at the Frankfurt Auto Show last year and its creators said it would have 430 horsepower, 563 all-wheel...
  • How Solid Power Batteries Are Going to Make Electric Cars Great Again

    01/18/2018 11:58:09 AM PST · by Red Badger · 38 replies ^ | 01/17/2018 | By Mike Brown
    The company has big plans to make electric cars cool. t’s an exciting time for solid state batteries. BMW announced last month that it’s teamed up with Colorado-based battery developer Solid Power, which could see the automaker ditch the liquid electrolyte lithium-ion cells of yesteryear in favor of a solid alternative that’s safer, higher-energy, and simpler. “I don’t wanna sit here and claim that all the technical challenges are solved,” Doug Campbell, the CEO of Solid Power, tells Inverse. “It’s a vote of confidence in that some of the fundamental historical concerns for solid state, I think this is a...
  • US to 'carefully' review GM request on autonomous car: Chao

    01/15/2018 12:04:54 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 78 replies
    AFP via Yahoo ^ | 01/14/17
    Detroit (AFP) - Regulators will "carefully and responsibly" review General Motors' request to test an autonomous car without a steering wheel, US Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao said Sunday. "It is now coming to the stage with the rapid advancement of self-driving technology that this request is now a reality," Chao said on the sidelines of the Detroit Auto Show. "So we will view the petition carefully and responsibly."​ GM on Friday unveiled the Cruise AV, an autonomous vehicle with no steering wheel or pedals, announcing it had asked the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to exempt it from a number...
  • Car flies into 2nd floor of Santa Ana building

    01/14/2018 10:03:53 AM PST · by EveningStar · 46 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | January 14, 2018 | Marilyn Kalfus
    SANTA ANA >> A speeding car struck a median and flew into the second floor of a building Saturday night, remaining lodged into a dental office, authorities said. The white sedan was traveling at a high rate of speed northbound on French Street when the accident occurred in the 300 block of E. 17th Street, Santa Ana Police said in a news release.
  • Please Pray for Lady Run Over by Her Own Car after being Attacked by a Cat & Leaving Car in Reverse

    01/07/2018 10:29:28 PM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 27 replies
    internet | 1/7/18 | Charles O'Connell
    Please pray for a lady left with serious injuries after a cat jumped in her car, attacked her, she left the car in reverse, she jumped out, the car ran her over, she was taken away by ambulance with serious injuries.Woman run over with her own car while trying to escape cat attack, troopers say. Car left in reverse, rolled over woman.
  • Video of car-eating dog in Dalton, Ga. goes viral

    12/05/2017 10:57:50 AM PST · by Gennie · 56 replies ^ | December 5, 2017 |
    DALTON, Ga. — Video showing a dog chowing down on a car's bumper earlier this month has gone viral. Now, Dalton Police are hoping to clear up some inaccurately reported facts about what you're seeing. The video, taken on November 9th by the car's owner, Jessica Dilallo, shows the dog aggressively trying to rip off the brand new car's bumper.
  • Study shows the car you drive may reveal who you voted for

    11/29/2017 4:22:23 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 116 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 29, 2017 | By Michael McLaughlin
    Stanford University researcher used a computer algorithm to determined whether a neighborhood leaned to the left or right by looking at vehicles in 50 millions of images from Google Street View in 200 American cities. When sedans outnumbered pickup trucks, there was an 88 percent chance the city would vote Democratic. In areas with more pickup trucks, the odds switched to 82 percent in favor of Republicans, the researchers concluded.
  • Police stop car with massive Christmas tree on top

    11/28/2017 8:24:54 AM PST · by Morgana · 43 replies
    fox13 ^ | Nov. 28, 2017 | fox
    <p>SUDBURY, Mass. (AP) - Police in a Massachusetts town are showing residents how not to transport their Christmas trees.</p> <p>The Sudbury Police Department posted a picture Friday of a vehicle with a large tree on top of it. Almost the entire car – which seems to be a Toyota Prius – appears to be hidden.</p>
  • Owner of vandalized car admits responsibility for racist graffiti

    11/16/2017 4:39:47 PM PST · by BlackVeil · 31 replies
    The Collegian ^ | Nov 6, 2017 | By Rafael Garcia
    The owner of a car that was vandalized with racist threats and slurs Wednesday has admitted that he was responsible for the graffiti, the Riley County Police Department announced Monday afternoon. According to the RCPD, Dauntarius Williams, a 21-year-old Manhattan resident, said the alleged vandalism was “just a Halloween prank that got out of hand.” ...
  • Researchers go after the biggest problem with self-driving cars (database decides who lives & dies)

    11/16/2017 9:05:21 AM PST · by MarchonDC09122009 · 67 replies
    Axios ^ | 11/01/2017 | Steve LeVine
    Researchers go after the biggest problem with self-driving cars By Steve LeVine November 01, 2017 The biggest difficulty in self-driving cars is not batteries, fearful drivers, or expensive sensors, but what's known as the "trolley problem," a debate over who is to die and who saved should an autonomously driven vehicle end up with such a horrible choice on the road. And short of that, how will robotic vehicles navigate the countless other ethical decisions, small and large, executed by drivers as a matter of course? In a paper, researchers at Carnegie Mellon and MIT propose a model that uses...
  • First Car

    11/10/2017 6:19:44 PM PST · by Army Air Corps · 202 replies
    10 November 2017 | Army Air Corps
    Calling All Freeper Gearheads! Let's talk about first cars! What was you first vehicle? What did you like most about the car? What drove you nuts? Do you wish that you still had it?
  • This supersonic car is trying to smash the land speed record [reach 1,000 mph]

    11/07/2017 10:20:31 AM PST · by ETL · 24 replies ^ | Nov, 2017
    The Bloodhound Supersonic Car just completed its first public test, reaching 210 mph in eight seconds on a 1.7-mile airport runway in England. It’s powered by an engine usually found on combat aircraft, which gave it a 54,000-thrust horsepower. That’s equal to the combined output of at least 360 family cars. Eventually, a rocket engine will be attached to the car, with the goal of smashing the current land speed record of 763 mph to hit the 1,000 mph milestone.
  • Watch a 1000-MPH Land Speed Car's First Test Run Right Here

    10/26/2017 10:01:51 AM PDT · by C19fan · 13 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | October 26, 2017 | Chris Perkins
    Today at Cornwall Airport Newquay in southern England, the Bloodhound SSC completed its first test run with Royal Air Force Wing Commander and Guinness land speed record holder Andy Green at the wheel. According to the Bloodhound team, the car accelerated from 0-200 mph in around eight seconds, generating 2g of force, and making a hell of a lot of a noise.
  • Swedish Diplomat Hammarskjold May Have Been Killed in Air Attack: Study

    10/17/2017 10:56:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    The Local (Sweden) ^ | 18 October 2017
    A new UN report on the mysterious 1961 plane crash that killed UN secretary-general Dag Hammarskjold in central Africa has concluded it appears "plausible" the aircraft came under attack. Sweden has called "an open wound" the unsolved questions over Hammarskjold's death, which came during the Cold War between Western nations and the Soviet bloc. The latest findings take into account newly-released information from the archives of Belgium, Britain, Canada, Germany and the United States.
  • Trump Says Drug Czar Nominee Tom Marino Withdraws From Consideration

    10/17/2017 12:11:07 PM PDT · by Wayne07 · 31 replies
    New York Times ^ | OCT. 17, 2017 | EILEEN SULLIVAN
    President Trump said on Tuesday that his choice for drug czar is dropping out of consideration after reports that the nominee pushed legislation that undermined efforts to combat the opioid epidemic in the United States. In a Twitter post on Tuesday morning, Mr. Trump said that Representative Tom Marino “is withdrawing his name” for the White House job of director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy. He said Mr. Marino, a Republican from Pennsylvania, was a “fine man and a great Congressman!” Mr. Trump was asked about the future of Mr. Marino’s post on Monday after a joint...