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  • Putting the Brakes on CAFE Standards Will Drive Down Car Costs

    06/18/2019 6:18:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 57 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 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...
  • China's 'Terminator' Tank Support Vehicle Is Bristling With Weaponry

    11/08/2018 7:10:03 AM PST · by C19fan · 37 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | November 7, 2018 | Kyle Mizokami
    A new armored vehicle designed to kill—well, everything—on the battlefield is ambitiously described by the manufacturer as the “New King of Ground Warfare.” Unveiled at the ongoing Zhuhai Air Show, the QN-506 is China’s version of the Russian 'Terminator' tank support vehicle. QN-506 is armed with a machine gun, grenades, a light cannon, two types of missiles, and even drones. One of the newer concepts in armored warfare is the idea of a tank support combat vehicle. The vehicle was developed by Russia after the end of the Cold War, when the Russian Army sustained heavy tank and armored vehicle...
  • Unlicensed motorcyclist tried to 'thread the needle' between trucks before fatal crash: state police

    08/23/2018 3:42:41 PM PDT · by lightman · 94 replies
    pennlive.com ^ | 23 August A.D. 2018 | David Wenner
    A Hazleton man died Thursday morning after trying to drive his motorcycle between two trucks on Route 61 in Schuylkill County, according to state police. Rafael Mateo, 29, was pronounced dead at the scene of the 7:53 a.m. crash in New Castle Township, police said. According to state police, Mateo was driving south in the passing lane when he approached a tractor trailer that was passing a dump truck. He shifted into the right lane, cutting off another motorist, before heading toward the center line and trying to "thread the needle" between the tractor trailer and dump truck, police said....
  • Top 10 Tips: Keep Your Parked Car Cool This Summer

    07/01/2018 12:55:34 PM PDT · by sodpoodle · 54 replies
    The heat of summer can make this otherwise beautiful season downright unpleasant. For drivers who don’t enjoy intense heat, getting into a car that has been parked in hot weather can feel like being roasted alive. Stay cool and get more out of your summer by using these tips to keep your car cooler when parked. 1. Use a sunshade or window visor. This tried-and-true method of keeping your car cool should be your go-to option to counteract hot interior temps throughout the summer. Put up a sunshade or window visor every time you exit your car for more than...
  • PHOTOS: More car windows shot out on local freeways

    02/26/2018 10:50:42 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    WDTN 2 News ^ | February 23, 2018 | Paul Rodzinka and Kristen Eskow
    DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Troopers from the Ohio State Highway Patrol were called to the interchange of I-70 and I-75 Friday after several car windows were shot out. Two cars on Interstate 70 and two on Interstate 75 suffered damage Friday, according to police. Troopers tell 2 NEWS this appears to be similar to the incident Thursday morning where at least two vehicles, included a Dayton Police Department patrol car were damaged. A number of cars along I-70 between I-75 and Airport Access Road suffered damage. “It was in my window, and I felt something come past my face,” said...
  • The Most Reliable Cars in the US: the 15 Cars Americans Keep the Longest Before Trading in...

    01/14/2018 2:38:46 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 261 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | January 14, 2018 | Emily Crane
    Toyota HighlanderToyota TundraToyota SiennaToyota PriusToyota RAV4Honda OdysseyToyota SequoiaToyota TacomaHonda CR-VToyota AvalonAcura MDXToyota CamrySubaru ForesterNissan FrontierVolkswagen Golf
  • 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.
  • Government orders crackdown on car and van hire rentals after Barcelona terror attack

    08/20/2017 8:30:46 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 36 replies
    Evening Standard ^ | August 20, 2017 | Jonathan Mitchell
    British drivers will face extra checks when renting cars and vans to ensure they are not extremists in the wake of a string of deadly terror attacks using vehicles. Ministers are ordering the crackdown amid growing concern over how easily extremists are renting vehicles and using them to mow down pedestrians in attacks. It comes after 14 people were killed when terrorists ploughed into passersby in Barcelona and seaside town of Cambrils on Thursday. This year in the UK, vehicles have been at the centre of deadly attacks on Westminster, London Bridge and Finsbury Park. The incidents sparked suggestions van...
  • A Look at Attacks Where Vehicles Have Been Used as Weapons

    04/08/2017 10:38:55 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/08/2017 | Breitbart London
    STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden’s prime minister says a truck crash in Stockholm was an attack on Sweden. It’s the latest in a string of incidents where drivers have used their vehicles as weapons. Some were orchestrated by extremist groups, others by unstable individuals with unclear motives. Radical groups have urged supporters to use any weapons at hand, including cars, a tactic that presents a major challenge for security forces around the world. Here’s a look at some other attacks: {..snip..}
  • Trump to Undo Vehicle Rules That Curb Global Warming

    03/04/2017 4:22:33 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 85 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 3, 2017 | CORAL DAVENPORT
    The Trump administration is expected to begin rolling back stringent federal regulations on vehicle pollution that contributes to global warming, according to people familiar with the matter, essentially marking a U-turn to efforts to force the American auto industry to produce more electric cars. The announcement — which is expected as soon as Tuesday and will be made jointly by the Environmental Protection Agency administrator, Scott Pruitt, and the transportation secretary, Elaine L. Chao — will immediately start to undo one of former President Barack Obama’s most significant environmental legacies. During the same week, and possibly on the same day,...
  • U.S. Traffic Fatalities Continued to Surge in First Half of 2016

    08/24/2016 8:06:12 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 68 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | August 23, 2016 | Beckie Strum
    U.S. Traffic Fatalities Continued to Surge in First Half of 2016 Deaths rose 9%, extending a trend that began two years ago as the economy improved and travel increased Traffic fatalities were up 9% in the first six months of this year compared with the same period last year. By Beckie Strum Traffic fatalities rose 9% in the first six months of 2016, compared with a year earlier, as a stronger economy and falling gas prices encouraged Americans to spend more time behind the wheel, the National Safety Council said on Tuesday. Traffic fatalities have been trending upward since 2014,...
  • Spacewalkers attach docking adapter to space station for commercial vehicles

    Attached to the station’s no-longer-needed shuttle port at the front of the station, the Boeing-built International Docking Adapter will allow spacecraft from both companies to bring crews to the outpost, ending NASA’s sole reliance on Russian Soyuz ferry ships. A second IDA is expected to be attached in 2018. “It is amazing that now we’ve opened up a new chapter in the story of the International Space Station, putting the front door on this for future commercial vehicles,” radioed station commander Jeff Williams, who worked with astronaut Kate Rubins to attach and outfit the IDA. “Congratulations to the entire team.”...
  • South Korea’s Armored Fighting Vehicle Is Like America’s Bradley — But Better

    04/11/2016 6:22:01 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    War is Boring ^ | April 10, 2016 | Ed Kim
    South Korea’s Armored Fighting Vehicle Is Like America’s Bradley — But Better SOUTH KOREA April 10, 2016 Ed Kim 0 K211 For several years, South Korea has been in the throes of a military weapons binge. In particular, Seoul really wants weapons made in South Korea. Officials have a mix of concerns regarding the evolving nature of the U.S.-Korean alliance, the unique needs of defending their mountainous country and the desire to bolster an indigenous arms industry. It hasn’t always gone well. One of the first attempts to create a completely independent weapons system was an armored infantry fighting vehicle...
  • #RawDiehl: What Issues Do Donald Trump and Geoff Diehl Agree on?

    02/23/2016 4:26:54 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 1 replies
    http://massdems.org ^ | Chair Tom McGee
    BOSTON---With controversial, divisive Donald Trump campaigning in Massachusetts tomorrow, voters are left wondering if Gov. Baker's endorsed candidate for state Senate Tea Partier Geoff Diehl actually supports his Party’s current poll-leading candidate’s out-of-touch positions. Tea Partier Diehl joined Trump during his last visit to Massachusetts along along with fellow Tea Party State Rep. Shauna O’Connell.
  • Hacker remotely crashes Jeep from 10 miles away

    07/21/2015 9:51:38 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 70 replies
    (UK) Daily Telegraph ^ | July 21, 2015 | Daniel Bates
    Hackers took control of a car and crashed it into a ditch by remotely breaking into its systems from 10 miles away whilst sitting on their sofa. In the first such breach of its kind security experts cut out the engine and applied the brakes on the Jeep Cherokee, sending it into a spin. The US hackers said they used just a laptop and mobile phone to access the Jeep’s on-board systems via its wireless Internet connection. They claim that more than 470,000 cars made by Fiat Chrysler could be at risk of being attacked by similar means - including...
  • UN Medic Trucks Caught Trying to Hide Logo from Public View (Video)

    06/16/2015 5:27:50 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 68 replies
    Youtube ^ | 06/16/15 | DAHBOO777
    This footage was taken in Northern Louisiana On June 10th 2015. Notice how the UN logos are covered with brown paper, but the front one has peeled off. I don't like the looks of this. What other types of vehicles are being positioned and where? U S vehicles don't even get my attention when I see them, but UN? This is at least the 5th time that i have reported on UN Vehicles being spotted here in the US. It seems obvious that they are trying to hide their presence, But just got busted! Heads Up Yal! The Big Question...
  • Over 100 Russian Armored Vehicles Crossed into East Ukraine Last Night

    02/12/2015 3:22:52 PM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 2/12/15 | Jim Hoft
    After 16 hours of peace talks, Putin has agreed to new ceasefire terms with Ukraine starting February 15, 2015. The ceasefire terms included the removal of Russian heavy weapons from Ukraine. Many are still cautious about the agreement especially after hearing reports that over 100 armored Russian military vehicles crossed into East Ukraine in the late evening. Business Insider reported: About 50 tanks, 40 missile systems, and 40 armored vehicles crossed overnight into eastern Ukraine from Russia via the Izvaryne border crossing into the separatist Luhansk region, a Kiev military spokesman said on Thursday. Armored columns of Russian-speaking soldiers without...
  • This Is What It's Like To Be Shot At With an AK-47 in a Mercedes-Benz!

    11/17/2014 7:11:30 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 27 replies
    This Is What It's Like To Be Shot At With an AK 47 in a Mercedes Benz!
  • Has anyone here ever bought a Ford Fusion?

    10/10/2014 10:38:16 AM PDT · by Yorlik803 · 43 replies
    Me
    New car time. My Colorado is 10 years old and its nickel and diming me. I am looking to get a New Ford Fusion. I wont buy a GM because of the bailout and the fact they seem to get recalled every other day. Test drove a Fusion SE and it rocked. Has anyone here ever owned one?
  • Are you stealing cars without knowing it?

    10/10/2014 6:57:27 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 4 replies
    The Street ^ | 10-8-2014
    Are you stealing cars without knowing it? 10/08/14 - Here's another reason to protect your identity -- car thieves are stealing personal information to buy new vehicles directly from dealerships, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB). The bureau says crooks have been frustrated by late-model cars with advanced safeguards that make hot-wiring difficult. But resourceful thieves are now using stolen IDs and fake driver's licenses to purchase or lease vehicles, which they then sell after changing vehicle identification numbers (VINs). "It's comparable to a hacker stealing IDs," explains Joe Wehrle, the NICB president and CEO, in a written...