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  • US car rental prices could double by August amid nationwide shortage

    06/16/2021 1:26:44 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 22 replies
    NY Post ^ | 06/16/2021 | Josh Kosman
    It’s going to be a scorcher of a summer when it comes to car rental prices, The Post has learned. The average daily cost to rent a car in the US jumped to a record $63.75 last month — with prices as much as 50 percent higher than pre-pandemic levels at some major brands — as the nation’s economy revved back to life, according to data collected by Jefferies, a New York investment bank. What’s more, demand is getting so hot — with fees for August already trending above $100 a day — that many vacationers can expect to pay...
  • Atlanta councilman Antonio Brown, who voted to defund police, has car stolen

    05/27/2021 9:46:06 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 4 replies
    nypost ^ | 05/27/2021 | Amanda Woods
    An Atlanta mayoral candidate who voted to defund millions of dollars from the local police department’s budget reportedly had his car stolen by a group of young thieves this week. City Council Member Antonio Brown had just gotten out of his white Mercedes coupe to speak to fellow community leader Ben Norman in northwest Atlanta’s Dixie Hills community Wednesday when he spotted four or five kids — the youngest only 6 or 7, WAGA-TV reported.
  • Meet ASKA: The Street-Legal Flying Car That Reinvents Urban Living

    05/20/2021 12:12:11 PM PDT · by algore · 40 replies
    NFT Inc., an Israeli/American startup focused on future mobility, has announced it has started taking pre-orders for the ASKA, a folding, electric, street-legal, vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) vehicle that enables the driver to cruise along the city roads or through the air, New Atlas reports. Amid a progressive time where many startups are working on building their drive-and-fly crafts, NFT's SUV-sized ASKA, which means "flying bird" in Japanese, sets itself apart from other vehicles thanks to its teardrop cabin that enables it to take up to four people. The six-cylinder tail and electric lifting system help it to vertically...
  • Video shows a second streering wheel in the vehicle that Joe Biden was “driving”

    05/19/2021 10:09:16 PM PDT · by grundle · 28 replies
    wordpress ^ | May 20, 2021 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Video shows a second streering wheel in the vehicle that Joe Biden was “driving”Below is a still image from the video.Click on this link to see a bigger version of the image: here’s the video:
  • Car bursts into flames when smoking driver uses hand sanitizer

    05/14/2021 12:05:31 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 23 replies
    nypost ^ | 05/14/2021 | Ben Cost
    Alcohol caused a car accident — but not in the way you might expect. A car burst into flames Thursday after a Maryland motorist unwisely used hand sanitizer while smoking. A harrowing video taken from a news chopper shows the vehicle smoldering in a parking lot as firefighters rush to douse the blaze. “Using hand sanitizer and smoking a cigarette is a bad combo in unventilated areas like a car,” a Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service official told the local ABC affiliate. The crew responded to the freak inferno, which occurred around 5:30 p.m. at the Federal Plaza Shopping...
  • Michelle Obama: I Fear for My Daughters Every Time They Get in a Car

    05/07/2021 10:09:14 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 114 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/07/2021 | Pam Key
    Former first lady Michelle Obama said on Friday’s broadcast of “CBS This Morning” that she worried as the mother of two Black daughters, Malia, 22, and Sasha, 19, “every time they get in a car by themselves.” When former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of the murder of George Floyd, former President Barack and Michelle Obama said in a joint statement, “true justice is about much more than a single verdict in a single trial.”
  • When does NASCAR allow electric vehicles?

    03/05/2021 6:39:31 AM PST · by Eddie01 · 130 replies
    thought bubble ^ | 3/5/2021 | Ed D
    Instead of a refuel, it's a battery pack change depending on race length. No noise. No shifting. Super fast. Just a random Friday thought. Forget the politics, just talking about the sport and engineering.
  • JD Power says Lexus is most dependable auto brand, ranks Tesla 30th out of 33

    02/18/2021 10:16:27 AM PST · by Red Badger · 101 replies
    CNBC ^ | THU, FEB 18 202111:00 AM EST | Lora Kolodny
    KEY POINTS: According to a new J.D. Power study, the three most dependable auto brands in the U.S. are now Lexus, Porsche and Kia. Chrysler, Tesla, Jaguar, Alfa Romeo and Land Rover are in the bottom five when it comes to dependability. The 2021 U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study by J.D. Power looked into 33 different auto brands, and about 150 different models including cars, SUVs and trucks. ============================================================ The three most dependable auto brands in the U.S. are now Lexus, Porsche and Kia, according to a new J.D. Power study. The three least dependable are Jaguar, Alfa Romeo and Land...
  • Massachusetts to Require All Car Sales to Be Electric by 2035

    01/08/2021 6:06:58 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 72 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/05/2021 | Katherine Rodriguez
    Massachusetts plans on ending the sale of all gas-guzzling vehicles by 2035 to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Massachusetts Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs Kathleen Theoharides released a proposal last week that outlined the state’s goals in 2030 and further into the future.
  • Car drives into crowd in Trier, 2 deaths and 15 serious injuries, one person arrested

    12/01/2020 6:29:50 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 11 replies
    RTL ^ | 12/01/2020
    According to the Volksfreund, a car has driven from the Porta Nigra to the main market square. According to information from SWR there have been two deaths and 15 injuries. Police is present and have locked down the area; a helicopter is circling above. The SEK (police tactical unit) from Wittlich was scrambled. A source close to RTL has said that a local school in the neighbourhood is on lockdown and following protocols in the scenario of a possible terrorist attack. Parents of children at the Ausonius-Grundschule were called to pick up their children, as they would not be allowed...
  • Cyclotech brings a totally unique propulsion system to the eVTOL world [Aviation]

    10/26/2020 12:59:30 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 17 replies ^ | October 20, 2020 | By Loz Blain
    Cyclotech is planning an 80-kg electric demonstrator for test flights later this year using its unique "Cyclogyro" propulsion system Cyclotech ========================================================================== Austrian company Cyclotech is planning to begin flight-testing an 80-kg (176-lb) demonstrator of its unique electric VTOL airframe, which uses Voith-Schneider propellers instead of rotors for exceptional agility and control in the air. The prop design, which looks a bit like it belongs on the back of an 1850s paddle steamer, was patented nearly 100 years ago but hasn't made it into a production aircraft yet. Each prop is a spinning cylinder whose walls are formed by a number...
  • Masked Men Smashing Police Car — The Cop Won’t Even Say The Word “Stop!”

    10/25/2020 5:23:51 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 26 replies
    Twitter ^ | 10/25/20
    This is unreal...   
  • Japan's 'flying car' gets off ground, with a person aboard

    08/29/2020 12:31:05 PM PDT · by Libloather · 64 replies
    AP via MSN ^ | 8/28/20 | Yuri Kageyama
    TOKYO (AP) - The decades-old dream of zipping around in the sky as simply as driving on highways may be becoming less illusory. Japan’s SkyDrive Inc., among the myriads of “flying car” projects around the world, has carried out a successful though modest test flight with one person aboard. In a video shown to reporters on Friday, a contraption that looked like a slick motorcycle with propellers lifted several feet (1-2 meters) off the ground, and hovered in a netted area for four minutes. Tomohiro Fukuzawa, who heads the SkyDrive effort, said he hopes “the flying car” can be made...
  • Nadler involved in car accident but unhurt; Barr hearing delayed

    07/28/2020 6:52:29 AM PDT · by stylecouncilor · 60 replies ^ | Julu 28, 2020 | Gillian Turner, Ronn Blitzer
    House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., was involved in a car accident Tuesday morning on his way to Washington but was not injured, a Nadler spokesman said. Nadler was not driving, Fox News is told.
  • Protesters turned on man in car

    07/09/2020 11:12:49 AM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 37 replies
    Columbus Dispatch ^ | 7/8/2020 | By Jim Woods
    On the evening of May 31, Eldon Hawkins unwittingly drove his burgundy 2010 Buick LaCrosse sedan into the heart of a protest at Broad and High streets and unleashed a furious response. Hawkins, 58, who has cerebral palsy, said he was left shaken by the experience, and damage to his car topped $8,000. He spoke about what happened during Monday’s Columbus City Council meeting. Columbus police on Wednesday afternoon released a compilation of videos of the incident, which occurred around 7 p.m. Police are asking for help in identifying who might have been involved.
  • Two Seattle Protestors Hit By Car

    07/04/2020 3:36:22 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 189 replies
    Twitter ^ | 07/04/20
    When a car mowed into a group of protesters in Seattle tonight. Warning: Disturbing footage.  
  • Self-driving cars won't eradicate the car crash, study says

    06/08/2020 4:51:13 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 54 replies ^ | June 8, 2020 12:20 p.m. PT | Sean Szymkowski
    While self-driving cars won't get distracted or drive drunk, that only accounts for a third of wrecks that occur, according to the insurance industry. In a blow to hopes for a future free of car crashes with the coming of self-driving cars, a study released Thursday by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety shows totally driverless cars would have a difficult time achieving such a goal. The IIHS looked at more than 5,000 police-reported crashes from the National Motor Vehicle Crash Causation Survey, which the insurance industry-funded group said represents vehicle crashes that resulted in one car towed and required...
  • “Exterminate Christians!"

    04/09/2020 7:04:05 AM PDT · by SJackson · 13 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | Apr 9, 2020 | Raymond Ibrahim
    The Muslim persecution of Christians that occurred in just one month. Raymond Ibrahim is a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center.   Reprinted from the Gatestone Institute. The following are some of the abuses Muslims inflicted on Christians, categorized by theme, throughout the month of January, 2020: The Slaughter of Christians in Nigeria During several separate incidents, militant Muslims—whether Fulani herdsmen, Boko Haram, or generic terrorists—continued to attack and massacre several Christians. As one example, on Friday, January 17, Muslim Fulani tribesmen on motorbikes raided a Christian village at a time they knew people were congregating at the village square...
  • Delivery by dog: A new way to get wine and groceries in the age of social distancing

    04/08/2020 2:20:28 AM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies
    Washington Post (democracy dies with democrats) ^ | 4/07/20 | Antonia Noori Farzan
    The 11-year-old brindle boxer trotted out of the winery, bottles tucked into each pocket of his harness-like vest. Outside in the parking lot, a white Hyundai SUV was waiting. Its driver crouched down on the pavement, coaxing the dog to come closer. When the furry delivery boy reached the passenger-side door, the customer bent over and collected her purchase from his pack. While plenty of businesses are turning to curbside pickup or contactless delivery, Stone House Urban Winery may be the first to enlist a dog to help with social distancing. In mid-March, as fears about the novel coronavirus intensified,...
  • 'Come As You Are in the Family Car.' Drive-In Church Services Are Taking Off During the Coronavirus Pandemic

    03/31/2020 2:59:51 AM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Time ^ | 3/28/20 | Andrew R. Chow
    When pastor Frank Carl delivers a sermon at Genoa Church in Westerville, Ohio, he typically hears a chorus of “amens.” On Sunday, he instead heard a deafening blast of honks. And Carl wasn’t at the pulpit—he was about 25 feet off the ground on a scissor lift. “It’s not what I had in mind when I accepted a higher calling,” he told TIME of the experience, laughing. **SNIP** To continue providing services, churches have employed a variety of digital alternatives like livestreams, apps and YouTube videos. But over the past week, an increasing number of pastors have turned instead to...