Future cars may live a lot longer, analysts believe

Fewer major changes save automakers cash.


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We know the song and dance. A new vehicle arrives, it undergoes some typically mild changes after a couple years and then a new generation arrives after five years or so. It’s basically how the modern car industry operates, because new and fresh cars sell. Future cars, however, may live a whole lot longer before they’re replaced outright.

That’s the consensus from analysts who spoke during the Society of Automotive Analysts webinar on Monday. WardsAuto reported on how things could shift in the years to come, especially as more electric cars hit the roads. Since EVs will, essentially, be immune to emissions regulations, there’s even less of an incentive for automakers to make big changes. Couple the zero-emissions powertrain with the emergence of over-the-air updates, and the idea of a 10-year vehicle life cycle doesn’t seem incredibly outrageous.

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Cheapest Car Insurance in New York

In New York state, the average cost of car insurance is $1,349.72, making it the fifth most expensive state for car insurance in the United States. But like most states, car insurance is legally required in New York, whether you live in the Big Apple or the Adirondacks. The good news is that you can find cheap car insurance in New York if you’re on a budget.



a car driving down a busy street: Congested traffic on the New York freeway.


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Congested traffic on the New York freeway.

The cheapest car insurance companies in New York

As of 2015, there were nearly 11,670,000 licensed drivers in New York. To meet the demand, there are dozens of car insurance providers that operate in New York. However, some companies are more expensive than others. We did some research to find the cheapest car insurance companies in New York. We also included average rates for each provider based on data from U.S. News

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M5 to stay closed until Monday after crash and vehicle fire in Gloucestershire

Motorists are being warned that the M5 has been closed – and will remain sealed off to traffic until tomorrow.

Highways England said the northbound M5 between junction 11 at Gloucester and junction 9 at Ashchurch has been shut following an earlier incident and vehicle fire.

It’s expected to remain closed until early tomorrow

The southbound carriageway is currently also closed although it’s anticipated at least one lane of the southbound carriageway will be reopened shortly.



a view of the side of a road: The M5 will remain closed until Monday


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The M5 will remain closed until Monday

Our sister title Gloucestershire Live reports that a multi-vehicle crash at 5.20am caused an ‘explosion’ to be heard from as far as Bishop’s Cleeve, around three miles from the motorway.

Motorists are being advised to reconsider their journeys or find alternative routes.

Highways England Network Operations Manager Beverley Mears said: “We are working at the scene with emergency service partners.

“Due to extensive road

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Transportation minister Amaechi buries brother, says death huge responsibility

Transportation minister Amaechi buries brother, says death huge responsibility
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Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi on Sept. 12, buried his elder brother, Charles Amaechi, in his country home Ubima, Rivers State.Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi on Sept. 12, buried his elder brother, Charles Amaechi, in his country home Ubima, Rivers State.

Amaechi, in a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja, said the death left a huge family responsibility on him as it would be difficult to combine both family and official responsibilities.

The minister spoke during a church service organised for the deceased at the St. Theresa Catholic Church, Ubima

“He has left us with a huge responsibility that I never imagined would be so soon to confront and a challenge that I lack the capacity to discharge.

”Chikamkpa, Lemchi, Obinna, Judith and I will find it difficult to come to terms with his death. We can only pray that Dede rests in the bossom of the Lord.

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Heat wave heads to Bay Area this weekend | News

“Overall, we’re moving into our warmest time of year, late August into early September,” the weather service said.

The sweltering temperatures prompted a statewide Flex Alert on Friday due to an expected increase in electric demand, mostly due to residential air conditioning.

Residents are urged to conserve electricity, especially during the late afternoon and early evening, when the grid is most stressed.

Consumers are urged to set air conditioner thermostats to 78 degrees or higher, turn off unnecessary lights, and use major appliances before 3 p.m. and after 10 p.m.

The Peninsula will be under a heat advisory from 11 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 14, through 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 19, according to the weather service.

Santa Clara County is under an excessive heat watch from Aug. 14-19. The county has opened cooling centers and advised the public to drink plenty of water, stay in air-conditioned areas, whenever possible,

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1963 Chevrolet Impala Rendered As A Lowrider

The 1963 Chevrolet Impala has become a staple of the lowrider community. This classic Chevrolet cruiser, along with the later 1964 model year, are considered the holy grail of lowriders, as they are the preferred vehicle of choice for some of the most talented and well-known builders.

While rendering artist Abimelec Arellano may not know much about building lowriders, he does know a whole lot about creating digital drawings of cars, trucks and SUVs. So when a fan of his reached out and asked him to render a custom lowrider based on a 1963 Chevrolet Impala, he accepted this rather difficult challenge and set to work.

“When @clapdout reached out to order this very particular set of 1963 Chevrolet Impala renderings I really wasn’t sure how the styling was going to work out, but I am very happy to report that I absolutely love the result: a purpose built drag

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Cyclists push for more bike lanes on bridges

Hello Kitties: Winged lions form the base of a lamppost at Montague Street’s Chase Bank branch. Photo: Lore Croghan/Brooklyn Eagle

Cyclists push for more bike lanes on bridges

Bicycle advocates rallied last week to demand more bike lanes on the Brooklyn, Manhattan, Williamsburg and Queensboro bridges. “As people continue to venture out more in a safe and socially-distanced way, we need to provide more protected space for them to do so,” said Katherine Willis, an organizer for Transportation Alternatives’ new campaign Bridges4People. Bicycle trips on these four spans have increased more than 22 percent this August over August 2019. The activist want to remove two car lanes on the Brooklyn, Manhattan and Williamsburg bridges, according to the Brooklyn Paper.

Eugene to give out free food

Councilmember Mathieu Eugene (D-Crown Heights-East Flatbush-Flatbush, Kensington) is partnering with local organizations to provide free food and masks to residents facing food insecurity during the

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Bike Components’ Special Edition RAAW Madonna V2 – Across the Pond Beaver

Bike Components is a bit more than just your regular online shop. Throughout Europe they’re often the go to site for getting hold of, well, components as well as bikes and all manner of cycling related bits and pieces.

A recent From The Top with their CEO, Philipp Simon, examined into their origins, how the online retailer works and can react differently to other setups and talked about their own, BC, brand.

But in what could be a first for an online retailer, they’ve commenced a project looking to offer custom built bikes using select brands that they feel fits the style of the project and most of the time, brands they also use to build their own bikes.

Their first bike in this project, the Industry’s Choice, is the RAAW Madonna V2. A bike that we are fans of at Pinkbike for its eye watering speed capabilities and attention

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Tour de France bikes 2020 | Who’s riding what at this year’s race?

The 2020 Tour de France features 22 teams battling it out over 21 stages. The riders are the best in the world and they ride the most advanced bikes money can buy – in fact, the Tour de France is cycling’s biggest shop window for sponsors, putting the latest machines in front of the paying public.

Launches this year have been low-key affairs but we’ve still seen a range of new bikes likely to be raced at the Tour, from brands including Specialized, BMC, Merida, Factor and Trek.

However, there’s been nothing new on the high-end groupset front since SRAM AXS in early 2019, and we’ve not seen the usual torrent of “saves 3 seconds at 55kph” type stuff attached to wheel launches.

We’ve put together a complete list of the bikes in this year’s Tour de France, along with the kit they’re fitted with, and have picked out some

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Maserati MC20 Sports Car Revealed With 630 HP And An EV Option



a close up of a car: Maserati MC20


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Maserati MC20

Maserati’s long-awaited coupe arrives with a powerful V6 and a fully electric option.

Remember the Maserati Alfieri concept from 2014? Remember when the company promised a production version you could actually buy shortly after said debut? Well, it’s 2020, and while we aren’t exactly getting a road-going version of the Alfieri, the company’s latest creation might be even better. This is the Maserati MC20.

Though it may not share the same name as the concept – or even the same looks – the Maserati MC20 packs more of a punch than the Alfieri likely ever could. The MC20 has a hugely powerful V6 and brand new technology inside, and it even comes in three different flavors: gas, electric, and convertible.

All-New Engine

The traditional gas-powered MC20 is the one we’re most excited about. Powered by a new twin-turbocharged, twin-combustion 3.0-liter V6, the Maserati produces

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