Cars

UK Demand For Electric Cars Soars Despite COVID Crisis

Reacting to the latest new UK car registration figures from SMMT today, Chief Executive Mike Hawes said: “2020 will be seen as a ‘lost year’ for automotive, with the sector under pandemic-enforced shutdown for much of the year and uncertainty over future trading conditions taking their toll.” Despite the clear crisis the Covid-19 pandemic has caused for…

Apple Gets Into the Self-Driving Cars Business. But Will They Be Safe?

By B.N. Frank Autonomous Vehicles (AV) sound really cool if you are completely oblivious to all the expert warnings that they are NOT safe (see 1, 2, 3, 4, 5).  This includes their vulnerability to being hacked by lasers. Current AV owners also continue to report panic inducing issues – accidents, near-accidents, and other foibles…

Teslas: Keyless Entry Systems Easy to Hack, Cars Easy to Steal within Minutes – Researchers Demonstrate

December 7, 2020 By B.N. Frank Teslas remain popular despite the growing list of problems associated with them. There have been numerous reports about models crashing and/or catching fire. Owners have reported other scary driving situations as well (see 1, 2). NHTSA has started an investigation into complaints about faulty suspension systems. Consumer Reports has…

Japan Set To Abolish Gas Powered Cars By Mid 2030s

By Tyler Durden As if the speculative EV mania needed any more fuel thrown on its fire, Japan is joining numerous other countries – and California – in setting a date to make all new cars electric and “eco friendly” by the mid 2030s. The country’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry has said they are…

Japan Set To Abolish Gas Powered Cars By Mid 2030s

As if the speculative EV mania needed any more fuel thrown on its fire, Japan is joining numerous other countries – and California – in setting a date to make all new cars electric and “eco friendly” by the mid 2030’s. The country’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry has said they are considering abolishing conventional…

U.S. Air Force Uses IoT to Monitor Hundreds of Millions of Fitness Trackers, Cars, Computers, Routers, and More

By B.N. Frank For many years experts have issued serious warnings about privacy AND cybersecurity risks associated with Internet of Things (IoT) technology (see 1, 2, 3, 4, 5). Nevertheless, the U.S. Air Force plans to start using it to monitor hundreds of millions of devices. From the Wall Street Journal: Next Step in Government…

UK Announces “Green Industrial Revolution” With Ban On Gas Cars

By John Vibes While a “Green New Deal” is perceived as a fringe idea in US politics, the UK government is moving forward with a plan called the “Green Industrial Revolution,” which includes a ban on gas vehicles by 2030. The plan was announced by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson this week. Johnson promised that…

“Largest Distribution Ever” – Thousands Of Cars Lined Up At Texas Food Bank

By Tyler Durden According to CBS News, the North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) handed out more than 600,000 pounds of food this past weekend to 25,000 hungry people. Thousands of cars lined up to collect food in Dallas, Texas, over the weekend, stretching as far as the eye can see. pic.twitter.com/xLFGOcBkPK — CBS News (@CBSNews)…

“Largest Distribution Ever” – Thousands Of Cars Lined Up At Texas Food Bank 

According to CBS News, the North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) handed out more than 600,000 pounds of food this past weekend to 25,000 hungry people.  Thousands of cars lined up to collect food in Dallas, Texas, over the weekend, stretching as far as the eye can see. pic.twitter.com/xLFGOcBkPK — CBS News (@CBSNews) November 16, 2020…

Walmart to Introduce Self-Driving Cars for Grocery Deliveries Despite Accidents, Expert Warnings, and Eliminating Human Jobs

By B.N. Frank A 2019 study determined that the implementation of Artificial Intelligence (AI) could affect all occupational groups. There have also been countless reports already about humans losing their jobs to robots and AI (see 1, 2). Even though Walmart has decided to eliminate their store robot employees – they seem intent on replacing…

UK Demand For Electric Cars Soars Despite COVID Crisis

Reacting to the latest new UK car registration figures from SMMT this week, Chief Executive Mike Hawes warned: “When showrooms shut, demand drops, so there is a real danger that with England today entering a second lockdown, both dealers and manufacturers could face temporary closure. What is not in doubt, however, is that the entire industry now…