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FedEx Ford Bronco launches probe into crashing 2.7L V6 engine failure
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has launched an investigation into a Ford Broncos equipped with a 2.7-liter V6 EcoBoost engine. The move comes after many owners complained of catastrophic failure due to faulty valves. Of particular concern is the news of loss of engine power while driving, which can put passengers at risk, especially at highway speeds.
Ford CEO wants to sell EVs online with only non-negotiable prices, reconsider advertising
In news that the auto dealer is sure to send shockwaves across the industry, Ford CEO Jim Farley said the company’s electric cars should be sold 100 percent online, with a non-negotiable price. Farley praised Tesla for their sales approach and expressed his opposition to the Big-Box ad campaign. “If you ever see Ford Motor Co. advertising Super Bowl on our electric cars, sell the stock,” Farley said.
Polyester 2 ‘Beast’ Edition 270 Concept to 470 HP Limited Special Price 75,500
The high-performance polyester 2 concept shown at last year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed is transforming the concept into a production model. Yes, there was such a positive response to the idea of the birth of Polyester 2 BST version 270. Limited to 270 units, the 2’s dual electric motors are tuned to produce a combined 470 HP (350 kW / 476 PS) and 680 Nm (501.5 lb-ft) torque – a significant increase over 402 kW / 30. 408 PS) Polyester 2 Long Range Dual Motor.
Turn any body panel into a light show that is hidden when Magna breakthrough lighting is off
A new lighting technology from Magnus, an automotive parts supplier, could revolutionize car design forever. Dubbed “Breakthrough Lighting”, the new technology could be used to turn any car’s body panel into a light element. Breakthrough lighting hides in the material until there is light, making it look like a regular body panel. This makes it easier (and potentially cheaper) to add light to car designs.
EU-Spec 2023 Toyota Corolla gets advanced hybrid system and light technology upgrade
The EU-spec Toyota Corolla has received a light facelift and it has brought technological improvements to the cabin, along with the brand’s new fifth-generation hybrid system. There is an improvement in the power of both 1.8-liter and 2.0-liter vehicles while the hybrid control unit has been recalibrated for more natural and linear acceleration. There are a few changes to the exterior, while a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster is standardized from mid-level trim.
2022 Jeep Wrangler 4-Door Tips Again at IIHS Crash Test
This is not good news for Jeep and safety enthusiasts, as the latest 2022 Jeep Wrangler 4-Door has once again brought its side to the Highway Safety for Insurance Institute (IIHS) crash testing. This is despite the changes made by Stellantis specifically to address this issue, which occurs during security agency driver-side small overlap protection crash tests.
McLaren flew the Lamborghini Aventador SV after crashing, then hit the BMW i8 on the Atlanta Gamble 3000
As an event, the Gumball 3000 was not really known as a spectacle of safe and intelligent driving practice. It has been bolstered by a recent crash involving a camera involving the McLaren 570S and a Lamborghini Aventador SV. Lamborghini also spears a BMW i8. The collision occurred at Atlantic Station, Georgia, just outside Atlanta, but fortunately no injuries were reported.
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Consumer groups call on developers to exploit children in gaming
The Norwegian Consumer Council (NCC), in a report backed by consumer groups across Europe, described looting in games as manipulative and exploitative. https://t.co/R5XvQFLg1L
– IGN (@IGN) June 1, 2022
Consumer groups have backed a report that concludes that gaming loot boxes are exploitative and claims that gamers manipulate the purchase of these chests. Loot boxes have been compared to gambling, because players can’t see the content until they pay for it.
Cruise passengers have been given the green light to charge
General Motors Cruise has become the first company to win a California permit to carry paid riders on driverless vehicles, launching payment services using 30 driverless Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicles in San Francisco https://t.co/TGJNvyWs8 pic.twitter.com/o7DpQmt14v
– Reuters (Reuters) June 3, 2022
General Motors’ autonomous vehicle unit has been given the green light to charge riders for a ride on its San Francisco driverless robotaxi service. Autonomous Chevrolet Bolts can ride for free from February.