Month: November 2018

30 Nov by admin

What’s New @ The Car Connection

Volvo issues recall for GPS-equipped models over lack of crash location Volvo has issued a new recall for a slew of models equipped a GPS antenna. In the event of a crash, the GPS antenna may not relay a crash location, which can inhibit an emergency response, according to documents filed with the NHTSA earlier […]
30 Nov by admin

Daimler continues growth in Mexico

PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico – Freightliner strengthened its Mexican market share in a soft market and is anticipating a stronger end to the year as a new administration takes the helm. “On Dec. 1, we are going to have a new president of the Republic and we are going to start a new stage,” said Flavio […]
30 Nov by admin

November U.S. auto sales expected to dip as market cools

J.D. Power says light trucks accounted for 71.2 percent of all U.S. new-vehicle retail sales through Nov. 18, the highest level ever, and the second straight month above 70 percent. Photo credit: DAVID PHILLIPS U.S. light-vehicle sales are expected to dip about 2 percent in November from a record high in 2017, according to three […]
30 Nov by admin

India’s Earth observation satellite among 31 sent into space

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India fired a rocket carrying 31 satellites into space on Thursday, including its own advanced earth observation satellite among the other smaller ones launched for eight countries. The rocket launched from the southern state of Andhra Pradesh carried the Hyper-Spectral Imaging Satellite (HysIS) with high resolution, digital-imaging equipment to map the […]
30 Nov by admin

Level 5 self-driving car could happen by 2021

The self-driving car industry is flush with optimism, and the latest dose comes from German brand BMW. The company said it believes it could have a Level 5 self-driving car ready by 2021. Klaus Froehlich, BMW Group Board of Management, told Motor Authority at the 2018 LA Auto Show on Wednesday that BMW will be […]
30 Nov by admin

Windy weather carries Britain to renewable energy record | Environment

Storm Diana brought travel chaos to road, rail and airports, but the clouds did have a silver lining: the strong winds helped set a renewable energy record. Windfarms supplied about a third of the UK’s electricity between 6pm and 6.30pm on Wednesday, a time of peak energy demand. Output hit a high of 14.9GW, beating […]
30 Nov by admin

OTA applauds Made-in-Ontario Environment Plan

TORONTO, Ont. —  The Ontario Trucking Association says it is pleased the Ford Government was listening to the trucking industry as it drafted its Made-in-Ontario Environment Plan. In the plan, announced this week by Rod Phillips, Minister of Environment, Conservation and Parks, the Ontario Government outlined opportunities to reduce emissions from the trucking sector while […]
30 Nov by admin

U.S., Canada, Mexico poised to sign trade deal

UPDATED: 11/30/18 8:05 am ET – new story, deal signed BUENOS AIRES — The U.S., Canada and Mexico signed a new trade deal championed by President Donald Trump to replace the quarter-century-old NAFTA pact, capping a year of intense negotiations and offering a glimmer of certainty amid rising global tensions over trade. Trump, Canadian Prime […]
30 Nov by admin

Pistachios vs. Almonds | The New Yorker

• Pistachios are good for your blood sugar. • Almonds are also good for your blood sugar. • Are almonds actually good for your blood sugar, though? • Pistachios are rich with “healthy gut bacteria.” • That doesn’t sound like a real thing. • Almonds taste like what room temperature feels like. • What are […]