How Pa. troopers use sweating, stuttering during traffic stops to launch vehicle searches

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By Joseph Darius Jaafari of Spotlight PA

HARRISBURG — When Brandon Neely was pulled over in August 2020 for crossing into the area between a highway lane and exit ramp after leaving a casino in Dauphin County, a Pennsylvania State Police trooper asked if he could search Neely’s vehicle.

Neely, knowing his rights, said no. But the trooper searched anyway, as Neely streamed video to Facebook Live.

“If an individual

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Marvell Extends Automotive Networking Leadership with Launch of 802.3ch 10G Ethernet PHY

Enables next generation vehicles to safely and optimally support higher levels of ADAS, electrification and 5G connectivity

SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Marvell (NASDAQ: MRVL) today announced the availability of its IEEE 802.3ch-based multi-gig automotive Ethernet PHY which will enable the high-speed transfer of data in tomorrow’s connected cars. Next generation vehicles that deploy advanced features such as driver assistance systems, 5G connectivity, and autonomous driving will require that massive amounts of data be moved quickly and efficiently within the car’s in-vehicle network (IVN). By providing up to 10Gbps throughput data transmission for IVNs, Marvell’s

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Ferrari brings forward launch of first EV

MILAN — Ferrari is bringing forward the sales launch of its first full-electric car amid an accelerating industry shift to electrification.

The automaker will unveil the car in 2025, the automaker’s chairman, John Elkann, told shareholders.

Ferrari had previously said the launch would happen “after 2025.”

“We are very excited about our first all-electric Ferrari that we plan to unveil in 2025. We are continuing to execute our electrification strategy in a highly disciplined way,” Elkann said at the company’s annual meeting on Thursday.

Elkann said Ferrari’s interpretation of electrification technologies in motor sport and road cars “is a huge

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Alfa Romeo Tonale launch delayed after new CEO demands better performance

An Alfa Romeo spokesman declined to comment on whether the Tonale is being revised and delayed. “We cannot give updates on this topic at this time,” the spokesman said.

The Tonale will be Alfa Romeo’s first new model since the Stelvio went into production at FCA’s Cassino plant in central Italy at the end of 2016.

The brand has not released annual global sales figures, but according to the FIMCISL metalworkers union, production of the Stelvio, Giulia and the Giulietta sedan, which was discontinued in late 2020, fell 9 percent to 53,422 units last year. The cars

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Launcher opens California facility to develop small launch vehicle

WASHINGTON — Small launch vehicle company Launcher has moved across the country to California as it takes its next steps in the development of its rocket.

Launcher, which had been based in New York City, is in the process of moving into a 24,000-square-foot building it is leasing in Hawthorne, California, a few blocks from the sprawling headquarters of SpaceX. That building will be the company’s home for the development of its vehicle.

Max Haot, who founded Launcher in 2017, said in an interview that the move was a logical step in the company’s evolution. “We were reaching this point

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Skoda aims to launch a new EV below Enyaq, CEO says

Skoda is working on an affordable full-electric car based on parent Volkswagen Group’s MEB platform, CEO Thomas Schaefer said.

The EV would be positioned below the brand’s Enyaq IV battery-powered compact SUV, he said.

“We are working on the next model and it will be smaller than Enyaq,” Schaefer said during the brand’s annual press conference on Wednesday.

Schaefer did not offer any more details on the new EV’s size but it’s expected to be a compact model like the Enyaq.

Asked whether the car will be a hatchback like the VW brand’s MEB-based ID3, Schaefer said that it was

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