New electric car catches fire 2 times in parking lots
A Tesla Model S that was not being worked on and was not involved in a collision spontaneously combusted on Tuesday, catching fire in a tire shop parking lot near the Bay Area, according to NBC. After the fire department arrived and the Tesla was subsequently towed away, it then reignited a second time at a tow yard.
Not one, but twice! Tesla Model S catches fire in Los Gatos at a tire repair shop. Then, hours later, it reignites at a tow yard in Campbell.
"It's a brand new car, I just got it three months ago, there's only 1200 miles on the car," the owner told NBC Bay Area.
Driverless car crashes into police cars
A tesla self-driving car crashed into a police cars on the highway. After the first patrol car was hit, it subsequently wound up hitting a second patrol car. The damage was estimated to be around NT$3 million (~USD $97,300).
Now more and more people are scared to use driverless cars after a woman was killed by self-driving cars
73 percent of American drivers, up 10 percent from last year, are “scared” to use driverless vehicles, according to a survey from the American Automobile Association.
“The millennial demographic has been the most affected, according to the survey of more than 1,000 drivers. From that age group, 64 percent said they’re too afraid to ride in an autonomous vehicle, up from 49 percent — making it the biggest increase of any age group surveyed,” Mashable reported, adding, “This data follows similar trends showing increased fear about self-driving vehicles following the deadly March crashes in the Bay Area and Arizona.”
10,000 Volkswagon cars destroyed in huge explosion at Tianjin sea port in China
Looked like a DF-31 ICBM missile strike
Tianjin explosion video captures fear of eyewitnesses - BBC News
350,000 Volkswagon cars in parking yard or auto graveyard
Volkswagon loses $30 billion in carbon emission/polluting scandal in deisel cars
German car maker Volkswagen will pay an additional €2.5 billion ($3 billion) fine for installing emissions cheating software in its diesel vehicles. The scandal has now cost the company around $30 billion. The group has recalled around 11 million vehicles worldwide since admitting two years ago it cheated on emissions tests in the United States.
Shares in the company were down 1.27 percent on the news.“The size of the provision is surprisingly large, considering the numbers of cars involved isn’t very large,” said Juergen Pieper, a Frankfurt-based analyst with Bankhaus Metzler, as quoted by Bloomberg.“It shows VW remains some distance from coming through the scandal.”The VW penalty is the largest criminal fine ever negotiated by the US government for any car maker, more than the fines levied in recent years against Toyota, General Motors, and Japanese airbag supplier Takata.
On Wednesday, German prosecutors said they had arrested a second employee of the luxury carmaker Audi, which belongs to VW, and is also involved in its emissions cheating scandal.
Self driving car killed woman
An autonomous Uber car killed a woman in the street in Arizona, police said, in what appears to be the first reported fatal crash involving a self-driving vehicle and a pedestrian in the US. Tempe police said the self-driving car was in autonomous mode at the time of the crash and that the vehicle hit a woman, who was walking outside of the crosswalk and later died at a hospital. There was a vehicle operator inside the car at the time of the crash.
Uber has been testing its self-driving cars in numerous states and temporarily suspended its vehicles in Arizona last year after a crash involving one of its vehicles, a Volvo SUV. When the company first began testing its self-driving cars in California in 2016, the vehicles were caught running red lights, leading to a high-profile dispute between state regulators and the San Francisco-based corporation.
In 2016, Giant petroleum company "Shell" has stopped its Arctic oil exploration. With Oil at $50/barrel, revenues of giant oil companies are down upto 90%. Either they will push crude oil price back to $100/barrel or massive oil exploration projects/work carried out by Giant oil companies will stopped due financial problems.
China has 110 million cars but China's big cities have worst pollution problems. China has target of 200 million cars by 2020. Some 10,000 cars were destroyed in China's Tajuin seaport's massive explosion in July 2015.
Audi says 2.1 million of its diesel cars worldwide have software that can cheat emission norms. In total Volkswagen's 3.3 million cars are involved in "cheat software" scam.
Cars, SUVs and jeeps used by ISIS are from Toyota company. There are many videos on the internet of ISIS entering or moving in Iraq sand Syria in fleet of 200 to 500 cars and SUVs. If ISIS and ISIL buy vehicles then Toyota has earned lots of money from terrorists and criminals. I think Taliban and Al-qaeda also use Toyota vehicles.
There cannot be 8 billion cars on Earth.
That is $200 million to $500 million cars destroyed by the huge explosion in 2015.
Tianjin explosion video captures fear of eyewitnesses. BBC news
4 bikers killed in road crash
Woman thrown 45 feet in the air after car crash
Airborne’ Tesla car vaults railway track, smashes into schoolyard (VIDEO)
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