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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Live Updates: Protests For Racial Justice : NPR

A memorial in Rochester, N.Y. where Daniel Prude, a 41-year-old Black man, died while in police custody this past March. In New York City hundreds of Black Lives Matter demonstrators took to the city’s streets in protest.

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A memorial in Rochester, N.Y. where Daniel Prude, a 41-year-old Black man, died while in police custody this past March. In New York City hundreds of Black Lives Matter demonstrators took to the city’s streets in protest.

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A car drove into Black Lives Matter protesters in Times Square, hitting several people on foot and on bicycles.

Several demonstrators captured the chaotic scene which occurred at about 5:17 pm. ET.

One video posted on Twitter by a user named DataInput, shows a dark sedan honking several times before plowing into a crowd of people standing in front of the vehicle. The car lurches through

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‘Top Gear’ returns with a new season | How to watch, live stream, TV channel, time

A new season of Top Gear, the world’s biggest motoring entertainment show, begins tonight, Sunday, August 30 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on BBC America. You can also watch it on FuboTV (7-day free trial).

Freddie Flintoff, former Ashes-winning England cricketer and TV presenter; Paddy McGuinness, entertainment host and comedian; and Chris Harris, motoring journalist and racing driver host Top Gear.

To kick off the season, they’ll be headed from Kathmandu to the Forbidden City of Lo Manthang. They’ll be facing high altitudes on their journey, and will be challenged by high mountains, deep gorges and harsh terrain.

The rest of the season promises amazing car stunts, like the three of them bungee jumping a car off of a 540-foot dam. They’ll also be racing a McLaren Speedtail, an electric car from Porsche, a Renault hot hatch, a Lamborghini, a Volkswagen, a BMW and more.

What channel is BBC

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Chrysler Brand and ABC’s ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ Honor Health Care Hero With a VMI Chrysler Pacifica Wheelchair-accessible Vehicle

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Aug. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ —

  • Chrysler brand and late-night talk show present Florence Njoroge, a Massachusetts health care facility nurse, with a brand-new VMI Chrysler Pacifica from Vantage Mobility International
  • ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” Health Care Hero weekly segment pays tribute to those who are on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis
  • Njoroge was nominated by her son for recognition as a Health Care Hero and family caregiver of her husband who has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)

The Chrysler brand and ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” not only celebrated, but surprised Massachusetts nurse Florence Njoroge with a brand-new 2020 Chrysler Pacifica modified for wheelchair access by Vantage Mobility International. The acknowledgement took place during Kimmel’s weekly Health Care Hero segment, which pays tribute to those on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis. ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m. ET / 10:35 p.m. CT.

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Hurricane Marco, Tropical Storm Laura Live Updates

Here are the latest updates from around southeast Louisiana as the storms impact the state.

NEW ORLEANS — Louisiana is dealing with a rare double-threat from two storms in the Gulf of Mexico. 

Hurricane Marco is headed north through the Gulf towards the Louisiana coast, while Tropical Storm Laura is headed northwest on a track for Louisiana or Texas as a possible Category 2 hurricane. 

Complicating matters is the coronavirus, which makes it difficult for evacuation orders to be issued and puts more people in danger as they come together to ride out the storm. 

Here are the latest updates from around Southeast Louisiana as the storms impact the state:

Kenner announces city offices to be open Tuesday, garbage collection to resume. 

Terrebonne announces curfew lifted for Monday and Tuesday nights. Still in place for Wednesday night from 10 pm until 6 pm in anticipation of Laura.

Jefferson Parish will

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Who Invented the Bicycle? | Live Science

You might think that an invention as simple as the bicycle would have an uncomplicated past. But as it turns out, this highly popular invention has a history fraught with controversy and misinformation. While stories about who invented the bicycle often contradict one another, there’s one thing that’s certain — the very first bicycles were nothing like the ones you see cruising down the street today. 

The first known iterations of a wheeled, human-powered vehicle were created long before the bicycle became a practical form of transportation. In 1418, an Italian engineer, Giovanni Fontana (or de la Fontana), constructed a human-powered device consisting of four wheels and a loop of rope connected by gears, according to the International Bicycle Fund (IBF).

In 1813, about 400 years after Fontana built his wheeled contraption, a German aristocrat and inventor named Karl von Drais began work on his own version of a Laufmaschine

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