Apple hires BMW veteran in latest sign of electric car push

This photo, taken in March 2019, shows Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino, California.

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Apple has hired Ulrich Kranz, a former senior executive at BMW who focused on electric cars, Apple confirmed to CNBC’s Phil LeBeau on Thursday.

The hire is the latest sign that Apple is serious about building an electric car to compete with automakers such as Tesla.

Hyundai said earlier this year it was in talks with Apple to manufacture its car before walking its comments back and confirming it was no longer in discussions.

Apple has never confirmed it is building

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Car engine fully engulfed in flames threatens eastside home

MADISON, Wis. — A vehicle engine fire on Madison’s east side grew so large enough to threaten a nearby home Tuesday morning.

Madison fire officials said firefighters responded to a home in the 1900 block of Loretta Lane shortly before 10:30 a.m. after getting a report of a car on fire.

When firefighters got to the home, they found a sedan parked in the driveway with its engine fully engulfed in flames and smoke. The car was parked next to another

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Govt announces Clean Car Package to drive down emissions by increasing uptake of low-emission vehicles

The Government is taking action to increase the uptake of low-emission cars by implementing rebates for electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles.

In a press release on Sunday morning, the Government announced its Clean Car Package, in line with the advice of the Climate Change Commission, to drive down New Zealand’s emissions. The package includes a range of measures to help New Zealand meet its 2050 carbon neutral target.

The country is “playing catch up internationally” due to our lower uptake of electric vehicles (EVs), Transport Minister Michael Wood said on Sunday. New Zealand’s monthly registrations of EVs are around half

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Flying Car Makers Want to Build ‘Uber Meets Tesla in the Air’

It was sleek, cone-shaped, a little confusing — like something Hollywood would give a sci-fi villain for a quick getaway.

It wasn’t a helicopter. And it wasn’t an airplane. It was a cross between the two, with a curved hull, two small wings, and eight spinning rotors lined up across its nose and tail.

At the touch of a button on a computer screen under a nearby tent, it stirred to life, rising up from a grassy slope on a ranch in central California and speeding toward some cattle grazing under a tree — who did not react in the

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How Gasoline Engines Can Survive in an Electric Car Future

Combustion engines won’t completely disappear any time soon, if ever. Certain transportation tasks or operating environments simply don’t lend themselves to battery– or hydrogen-powered electric propulsion. A century and a half of research and development has greatly increased the efficiency of combustion engines, and engineers have loads of additional tricks up their sleeves that promise to extract even more work from a molecule of fuel while producing even fewer harmful emissions. Here are but a few we’re keeping our eyes on, listed in order of complexity and cost to implement. 

A 98-Octane Fuel Standard

Simply being able to design

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What Waabi’s launch means for the self-driving car industry

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It is not the best of times for self-driving car startups. The past year has seen large tech companies acquire startups that were running out of cash and ride-hailing companies shutter costly self-driving car projects with no prospect of becoming production-ready anytime soon.

Yet, in the midst of this downturn, Waabi, a Toronto-based self-driving car startup, has just come out of stealth with an insane amount of $83.5 million in a Series A funding round led by Khosla Ventures, with additional participation from Uber, 8VC, Radical Ventures, OMERS Ventures,

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3 dead after car crashes into plasma clinic in Pittsburgh: Officials

The plasma clinic caught on fire and the blaze has since been extinguished.

Three people were killed after a car crashed into a building in Pittsburgh on Saturday, the city’s public safety department said.

The building — a plasma clinic — caught on fire, and the two-alarm blaze has since been extinguished, according to officials. The three people were found dead after the fire was extinguished.

One of those who died was the driver of the vehicle, Pittsburgh Public Safety spokesperson Maurice

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3 People Dead After A Car Crashes Into A Pittsburgh Building : NPR

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A car crashed into a building housing a plasma center in Pittsburgh, killing three people and injuring two others, authorities said.

Pittsburgh Public Safety Director Wendell Hissrich confirmed the fatalities Saturday and also said two other people were injured, one critically. A firefighter and a paramedic were also treated, he said.

Police, fire and emergency medical services responded after the crash into the Biomat USA Plasma Building in the Manchester neighborhood at about 11:30 a.m. Saturday. Fire crews extinguished a blaze that followed the crash, Hissrich said.

Hissrich said one of those killed was still inside the

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Otter trapped inside car engine gets rescued in Scotland | Trending

  • Scotland Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) shared a post on Facebook showing an otter stuck in a car engine.

By Srimoyee Chowdhury

PUBLISHED ON JUN 13, 2021 08:52 PM IST

In a heartening animal rescue operation by Scottish SPCA, an otter was rescued from a car engine. The animal found itself stuck inside the engine but was fortunately found by two officers from the organisation who carefully rescued the animal. The incident shared on Facebook has now garnered much love from netizens.

“Our animal rescue officers Darren and Sarah attended a very unusual rescue in Edinburgh

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How to clean your car from cicada splatters

The sticky mess they leave behind on cars is like Elmer’s glue, and it’s tough to clean off. Over time, the gooey bug guts bond to your vehicle’s surface, especially after it’s baked by the sun for a few days. The longer the splatters are left on cars, the more challenging they are to remove.

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