While the Ice wasn't nearly thick enough to support the truck, it could hold the driver, who was able to walk to safety across it. The driver, John Nettifee, was treated for minor injuries and given the once-over at a local hospital before being released. … [Read more...] about How Did This Semi End Up In A Frozen Lake?
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“We’re going to shift from limited production to mass production, reduce the amount of expensive materials like platinum used in FCV components, and make the system more compact and powerful,” Yoshikazu Tanaka, chief engineer of the Mirai, said in an interview with Reuters. … [Read more...] about The Trade War Is Now Real
California has led the way in challenging the Trump administration’s plans to roll back Obama-era environmental regulations. Last week, California struck a deal with four major automakers to tighten emissions rules, bypassing the Trump administration’s effort to strip the state of the right to fight climate change by setting its own standards. … [Read more...] about GM Prepares to Get Dunked On at the Democratic Debates in Detroit
In a worst-case scenario, researchers and transportation experts fear a future where self-driving cars are mostly privately owned, powered by gasoline, and priced for only upper-income populations. Automated vehicle owners might move further out of the urban core, worsening gentrification and urban sprawl. They would likely send empty cars home to park rather than paying to park at their destination, resulting in increased traffic congestion and pollution. Middle and low-income populations might become further disadvantaged in accessibility to transportation if private driverless cars are unaffordable. This is an extreme scenario, but experts believe it is possible if policies and regulations are not implemented before driverless cars are on the market. … [Read more...] about Uber and Lyft Induced Congestion Give a Preview of Driverless Car Hell
There’s a lot of this project left to do, but being as simple as it is, how hard could that be? I mean, working on this isn’t going to be much of a challenge to most half-way competent backyard mechanics. The question however, is how much would you pay to take on the necessary work? … [Read more...] about At $7,450, Would You Rock-On In This SBC-Powered 1968 Toyota FJ40?