Automotive

Major tire recall issued by Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.

Major tire recall issued by Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.

Many years ago, a major recall was issued on Firestone tires that were failing and causing accidents that were sometimes fatal. Recalls in the automotive industry aren't uncommon, and Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. has now issued a tire recall the covers more than 430,000 light truck tires in the US. The tires are being recalled due to sidewall bulges that could lead to tire failure.

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Gunther Werks will build 25 modernized 993-based Porsche Speedsters

Gunther Werks will build 25 modernized 993-based Porsche Speedsters

A tuning house based in California called Gunther Werks has launched onto the custom car scene an incredibly attractive run of 993-generation Porsche 911 cars that are heavily customized. The vehicle is a modern interpretation of an extremely rare 993-based Speedster, and Gunther Werks will build 25 of the cars. The entire run is likely to sell out.

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Increased risk of injury in accidents for women may come from vehicle choice

Increased risk of injury in accidents for women may come from vehicle choice

Researchers have known that women are much more likely than men to suffer a serious injury when involved in an automobile accident. Recent research has indicated that most of the heightened risk is related to the types of vehicles women drive and the circumstances of their crashes rather than physical differences between men and women. The research comes from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, which found crash testing programs have helped women as much as they have helped men.

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Nissan van life concept includes a tiny desk for working on the road

Nissan van life concept includes a tiny desk for working on the road

If you dream of packing up your laptop and adopting the van life, Nissan's new concept will give you some inspiration. The company has showcased a new van design that packs everything you need for a simple life into a relatively compact van small enough for anyone to comfortably drive. Among other things, the concept includes a tiny workstation for getting things done.

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Rocket League is about to get a special Ford F-150 RLE bundle

Rocket League is about to get a special Ford F-150 RLE bundle

Psyonix has announced the Ford F-150 Rocket League Edition (RLE), an upcoming vehicle bundle that will be available in hit game Rocket League. The bundle, quite obviously, will feature a version of the Ford F-150 truck, as well as some bundled items like a player banner, SE wheels, RLE engine audio, and more.

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Watch the futuristic Sondors Metacycle cruise the California coast

Watch the futuristic Sondors Metacycle cruise the California coast

Sondors futuristic-looking Metacycle, its first electric motorcycle, is expected to hit the market at a shockingly low price point around the end of the year, offering urban customers a lightweight, inexpensive way to get around the city. Though the bike isn't yet available to purchase, you can now see it in action in a new range test video.

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Tesla’s new ‘yoke’ steering wheel prompts NHTSA safety questions

Tesla’s new ‘yoke’ steering wheel prompts NHTSA safety questions

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), part of the US Department of Transportation, plans to speak with Tesla about the 'yoke'-style steering wheel featured in its newly updated and recently unveiled Model S sedan. In the two days since the redesign was introduced, critics have argued that the steering wheel design is unsafe.

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LEGO Porsche 911 revealed as new 2021 2-in-1 Creator Expert set

LEGO Porsche 911 revealed as new 2021 2-in-1 Creator Expert set

This week LEGO revealed a new new Creator Expert Porsche 911 set with two potential forms. The set comes with a whopping 1458 pieces and is recommended for ages 18 and up - so it's not your kids' set, for sure. This set can create with the Porsche 911 Turbo model or the Targa model (complete with Targa bar and removable roof (with storage under the hood.) It looks simple - but it's not going to be easy!

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NASA Hot Wheels Mars Perseverance Rover released in time for landing

NASA Hot Wheels Mars Perseverance Rover released in time for landing

Hot Wheels revealed a new model in their NASA-associated lineup this week. This is the Hot Wheels Mars Perseverance Rover die-cast vehicle. This piece of hardware likely has more authentically modeled detail than any other product you can purchase for any price anywhere near a single US dollar. You'll likely find this vehicle in stores for around $1.09 USD.

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These Apple chip experts set up their own company – Qualcomm just bought it

These Apple chip experts set up their own company – Qualcomm just bought it

Three star chip designers from Apple and Google formed a company called NUVIA in late 2019. They aimed to create silicon processing chips that'd eventually take on the likes of Intel and AMD, and raised a whole bunch of money in Series A and B funding and became a force to be reckoned with in a relatively short amount of time. Today, Qualcomm announced that they'll be acquiring NUVIA for $1.4 billion USD.

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Oscar Mayer seeks Hotdoggers to drive Wienermobile in 2021

Oscar Mayer seeks Hotdoggers to drive Wienermobile in 2021

In the year 2021, Oscar Mayer is seeking 12 recent college grads to become drivers of the Wienermobile. The Wienermobile, if you've never seen it, is a giant hot dog vehicle that doubles as an advertisement for the Oscar Mayer company. At any given moment, a handful of brand ambassadors - also known as Hotdoggers - are employed and deployed in Wienermobiles across these United States.

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Massachusetts will ban new gas-powered car sales in 2035

Massachusetts will ban new gas-powered car sales in 2035

Massachusetts has joined California with a plan to ban the sale of new gas-powered vehicles in the next decade, a move that will give the public time to transition to zero-emissions electric vehicles. The goal is to cut down on greenhouse gas emissions over the coming years, a key effort in curbing more severe outcomes related to climate change.

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