Month: April 2021

Magna will develop and build EV with Israeli startup

Magna International will develop a modular electric vehicle with Israeli startup REE Automotive, helping the Canadian supplier and contract manufacturer move further into a growing field of EV players.

The companies agreed to jointly design, engineer and build the EV using REE’s platform.

The EVs can be built to the exact specifications of “global technology companies and e-mobility players” while speeding their entry into the market, Magna and REE said in a statement.

“Many big tech companies are very much interested in creating mobility services and solutions that are global, big. But they don’t exist today,” REE CEO Daniel Barel

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Intel In Talks With Automotive Industry to Supply Specialized Chips

If there’s one area where Intel’s ongoing cutting-edge fabrication issues won’t be an issue it’s the auto industry, where 14nm chips in most cases would be a major advancement. So given the silicon shortages currently plaguing auto plants, it makes perfect sense that Intel wants to step in to produce chips for auto companies.

But while Intel is reportedly already in talks with several car companies, don’t expect Intel silicon to solve production problems any time soon. The optimistic goal is to start producing chips in the next six to nine months, which means actual Intel silicon wouldn’t likely be

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Speeding Tesla crashes into a Miramar, FL home, parked cars


Screen grab from a WPLG Local 10 broadcast showing damaged park cars and a home in the 6500 block of Miramar Parkway after a speeding Tesla crashed here on April 10, 2021.

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A speeding Tesla ripped through a South Florida neighborhood early Saturday morning.

The aftermath: a damaged house and several parked cars and some trees in the 6500 block of Miramar Parkway, near Southwest 65th Avenue.

According to Sgt. Oscar Mendoza of the Miramar Police Department, the crash happened around 4:20 a.m. The “Tesla drove off the road, hitting several parked cars and a house,” he

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Bicycle shops report continued surge in demand amid pandemic

A boom in bicycle sales has kept shops busy as the surge in demand has lasted for about a year now.General Manager at Papa Wheelies in Portsmouth, Josh Pierce, said sales this past March were triple what they were at the same time last year. A busy spring season, made even more so by people’s desire to get outside and stay distanced.“We order bikes, we’re selling bikes to people before they get here, putting their names on them, building them and they come in the door and they go right back out,” Pierce said.Typically, the store has 300 to 400 … read more

Driver fleeing police causes six-vehicle crash in St. Louis, injuring 8, authorities say | Law and order

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U.S. Transportation Secretary: Cruises could restart by midsummer

The highest ranking federal official has provided a ray of hope for cruises restarting sometime soon.

U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg spoke on the subject of cruises restarting while at a White House briefing on Friday.

According to Mr. Buttigieg, cruise ships could be “sailing by midsummer,” provided they can meet safety guidelines in time.

Questions on a variety of transportation questions were taken by Mr. Buttigieg, where he expressed an interest in getting ships sailing again.

“I certainty care a lot about seeing the cruise sector thrive. I know that the CDC is hopeful that a lot of these

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