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  • As Hurricane Irma edged closer, a Florida dealership turned into a makeshift disaster shelter, offering refuge for employees unable to escape Irma's wrath. The idea came to Rick LeMaire, general manager of Largo Honda in Florida City, Fla., south of Miami, after an employee, Chris Buchanan, asked him if she could stay at the dealership during the storm with her cats. "I live in a trailer in the Keys, and I literally live check to check," Buchanan, a title clerk at Largo Honda, said. "I can't afford to run from a storm, but I live in a trailer so I had to leave." What began as a favor to one employee ended up being extended to almost 40 more people, including children, six dogs, six cats and a pet rat. "It just kept growing and growing," said Buchanan. "It started with one and ended with 40." LeMaire's cat, Binky, surveys emergency preparations in the general manager's office. Evacuees also brought dogs and a pet rat. ..

    Largo Honda in Florida becomes shelter from Irma

    As Hurricane Irma edged closer, a Florida dealership turned into a makeshift disaster shelter, offering refuge for employees unable to escape Irma's wrath. The idea came to Rick LeMaire, general manager of Largo Honda in Florida City, Fla., south of Miami, after an employee, Chris Buchanan, asked him if she could stay at the dealership during the storm with her cats. "I live in a trailer in the Keys, and I literally live check to check," Buchanan, a title clerk at Largo Honda, said. "I can't afford to run from a storm, but I live in a trailer so I had to leave." What began as a favor to one employee ended up being extended to almost 40 more people, including children, six dogs, six cats and a pet rat. "It just kept growing and growing," said Buchanan. "It started with one and ended with 40." LeMaire's cat, Binky, surveys emergency preparations in the general manager's office. Evacuees also brought dogs and a pet rat. ..
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  • From the US National Hurricane Center, an upgrade for Maria - The government of Antigua and Barbuda has issued a Hurricane Warning for St. Kitts, Nevis, and Montserrat.

    NHC says – Maria becomes a hurricane

    From the US National Hurricane Center, an upgrade for Maria - The government of Antigua and Barbuda has issued a Hurricane Warning for St. Kitts, Nevis, and Montserrat.
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  • Related Stories Feds in sync with industry on autonomous cars Ford Motor Co. said it will invest $5 million in the American Center for Mobility in Ypsilanti, Mich., becoming the second automaker to sponsor the site. Ford follows Toyota Motor Corp. -- which announced a similar investment in July -- in funding the federally designated proving ground for autonomous and connected vehicles. The Detroit automaker's contribution brings the site's total funds to $95 million of the $110 million needed. The center is slated to open in December. Construction on the 311-acre site began in November. It is housed at General Motors' former Willow Run assembly plant between Detroit and Ann Arbor, Mich. "The work done at Willow Run will help drive mobility solutions across the globe," Ken Washington, Ford's chief technology officer, said in a statement. "This is an investment in the safe, rapid te..

    Ford becomes second automaker to invest in Michigan test site

    Related Stories Feds in sync with industry on autonomous cars Ford Motor Co. said it will invest $5 million in the American Center for Mobility in Ypsilanti, Mich., becoming the second automaker to sponsor the site. Ford follows Toyota Motor Corp. -- which announced a similar investment in July -- in funding the federally designated proving ground for autonomous and connected vehicles. The Detroit automaker's contribution brings the site's total funds to $95 million of the $110 million needed. The center is slated to open in December. Construction on the 311-acre site began in November. It is housed at General Motors' former Willow Run assembly plant between Detroit and Ann Arbor, Mich. "The work done at Willow Run will help drive mobility solutions across the globe," Ken Washington, Ford's chief technology officer, said in a statement. "This is an investment in the safe, rapid te..
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  • Lucas Di Grassi, former F1 driver and 2016/2017 Formula E champion, has been named CEO of the autonomous racing initiative known as Roborace. The announcement that the Audi driver would be assuming the top spot at Roborace—a position he will hold while still racing in Formula E—was made at the Frankfurt Auto Show this week, according to Motorsport.com. Di Grassi's relationship with Roborace started last year, as he was a motorsport advisor for the company. The Brazilian driver has been a consistent advocate for both electric and autonomous cars, pushing for their respective spots in both road use and motorsport. This, Di Grassi claims, is his motivation as Roborace CEO."We want to take Roborace where motorsport cannot go, focusing the platform on future road-relevant autonomous technology. The future of mobility is autonomous, that's an industry consensus now," he said, according to Motorsport.com. He noted that drivers do still have their place in motorsports even in an a..

    Formula E Champ Lucas Di Grassi Becomes Roborace CEO

    Lucas Di Grassi, former F1 driver and 2016/2017 Formula E champion, has been named CEO of the autonomous racing initiative known as Roborace. The announcement that the Audi driver would be assuming the top spot at Roborace—a position he will hold while still racing in Formula E—was made at the Frankfurt Auto Show this week, according to Motorsport.com. Di Grassi's relationship with Roborace started last year, as he was a motorsport advisor for the company. The Brazilian driver has been a consistent advocate for both electric and autonomous cars, pushing for their respective spots in both road use and motorsport. This, Di Grassi claims, is his motivation as Roborace CEO."We want to take Roborace where motorsport cannot go, focusing the platform on future road-relevant autonomous technology. The future of mobility is autonomous, that's an industry consensus now," he said, according to Motorsport.com. He noted that drivers do still have their place in motorsports even in an a..
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  • The iPhone X price in India is on top of every fan's mind in the country as it will become the first mainstream to breach the Rs. 1-lakh barrier when it launches. Priced in India at Rs. 1,02,000 for iPhone X 256GB variant, this price beats even the iPhone 7 Plus' Rs. 92,000 launch price tag announced last year. Of course, for this price, Apple is giving fans several new features never seen before on iPhones, such as the bezel-less display, OLED panel, Face ID facial recognition system, and wireless charging, among others. Even the 64GB variant of the iPhone X - which is the new Apple flagship, positioned above the new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus - will cost a hefty Rs. 89,000, though it does not come close to the Rs. 1 lakh mark.iPhone X India release dateWhile iPhone 8 models will be available from September 22, those looking forward to the iPhone X release will have to wait till November 3. Pre-orders, however, in the country will start on October 27. This makes the iPhone ..

    iPhone X Price in India Tops Rs. 1 Lakh as New Model With Bezel-Less Display, Face ID Becomes Official

    The iPhone X price in India is on top of every fan's mind in the country as it will become the first mainstream to breach the Rs. 1-lakh barrier when it launches. Priced in India at Rs. 1,02,000 for iPhone X 256GB variant, this price beats even the iPhone 7 Plus' Rs. 92,000 launch price tag announced last year. Of course, for this price, Apple is giving fans several new features never seen before on iPhones, such as the bezel-less display, OLED panel, Face ID facial recognition system, and wireless charging, among others. Even the 64GB variant of the iPhone X - which is the new Apple flagship, positioned above the new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus - will cost a hefty Rs. 89,000, though it does not come close to the Rs. 1 lakh mark.iPhone X India release dateWhile iPhone 8 models will be available from September 22, those looking forward to the iPhone X release will have to wait till November 3. Pre-orders, however, in the country will start on October 27. This makes the iPhone ..
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