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 use as many parts from existing passenger cars and other models as possible in fuel cell trucks,” said Ikuo Ota, manager of new business planning for fuel cell projects at Toyota. “Otherwise, we won’t see the benefits of mass production.” … [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
We’re already observing these trends in new forms of mobility like Uber and Lyft. New studies show that ride-hailing companies are the biggest contributors to congestion in the San Francisco Bay Area. Uber and Lyft released a joint report last month showing that their services have contributed to a significant increase in vehicle miles traveled (VMT) in the main urban cities they operate of up to 13 percent since they started service. The ultimate business plans of companies like Lyft and Uber are to operate driverless ride-hailing fleets, which will cut down the cost-per-mile for both the company and the passenger. In a future where driverless vehicles are priced lower than any other option, they are likely to continue increasing VMT, moving us further from the emission reduction goals we need to meet to avoid catastrophic climate disaster; without incentives or regulation, these vehicles will likely be gasoline-powered, single or zero occupancy, and encourage more travel. … [Read more...] about Uber and Lyft Induced Congestion Give a Preview of Driverless Car Hell
The seller says that the FJ comes with a clean title and is, in his words, “one of the more solid trucks I’ve seen rust-wise.” There is some road rot evident here, most notably at the bottom of the later model doors and under the driver’s perch. The underside shot seems to show solid frame rails and suspension mounts so it’s unlikely to fold up on you on the way home. … [Read more...] about At $7,450, Would You Rock-On In This SBC-Powered 1968 Toyota FJ40?