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  • Over the last year or so, General Motors's fleet of self-driving cars has cut its digital teeth on the roads in and around San Francisco, a challenging environment packed with hills, traffic, and the occasional raccoon. But early next year, GM intends to deploy a handful of its autonomous Chevrolet Bolts to the meanest streets this side of 1970s-era New York City: modern-day New York City. Cruise Automation—the General's autonomous vehicle development division—intends to deploy a fleet of the self-driving electric Chevys within a five-square mile section of lower Manhattan, according to The Wall Street Journal, which spoke with Cruise CEO Kyle Vogt. The company will also open a research facility in NYC as part of the project, and is in the process of mapping out the Manhattan zone where the self-driving cars will operate. Vogt told the Journal that deploying the autonomous Bolts in New York City would give the cars (and their engineers) a chance to tackle new challenges les..

    General Motors Bringing Self-Driving Cars to New York City’s Mean Streets

    Over the last year or so, General Motors's fleet of self-driving cars has cut its digital teeth on the roads in and around San Francisco, a challenging environment packed with hills, traffic, and the occasional raccoon. But early next year, GM intends to deploy a handful of its autonomous Chevrolet Bolts to the meanest streets this side of 1970s-era New York City: modern-day New York City. Cruise Automation—the General's autonomous vehicle development division—intends to deploy a fleet of the self-driving electric Chevys within a five-square mile section of lower Manhattan, according to The Wall Street Journal, which spoke with Cruise CEO Kyle Vogt. The company will also open a research facility in NYC as part of the project, and is in the process of mapping out the Manhattan zone where the self-driving cars will operate. Vogt told the Journal that deploying the autonomous Bolts in New York City would give the cars (and their engineers) a chance to tackle new challenges les..
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  • Legend has it that the seminal early 1980s TV show The Dukes of Hazzard went through between 250 and 320 different Dodge Chargers mocked up in the orange-and-Dixie livery that marked them as the General Lee. While the true number is likely known only by God and the Duke boys themselves, it's beyond question that the Southern-fried CBS show took a decent-sized chunk out of the number of second-gen Chargers in America.Not that you need to pin down John Schneider the next time you see him at the county fair to confirm it. Instead, just watch this clip of a Dukes of Hazzard-inspired stunt in downtown Detroit from last Friday, which shows—with a camera phone's unedited specificity—exactly the sort of crash you wind up with when you launch a 1960s-era muscle car through the air on a parabolic arc and try to set it down on a paved road.According to Michigan-area news site MLive.com, the epic retro stunt was executed to kick off Detroit's 67th annual Autorama car show 67th by ..

    Epic Dukes of Hazzard General Lee Stunt in Detroit Ends, Predictably, in Awesome Crash

    Legend has it that the seminal early 1980s TV show The Dukes of Hazzard went through between 250 and 320 different Dodge Chargers mocked up in the orange-and-Dixie livery that marked them as the General Lee. While the true number is likely known only by God and the Duke boys themselves, it's beyond question that the Southern-fried CBS show took a decent-sized chunk out of the number of second-gen Chargers in America.Not that you need to pin down John Schneider the next time you see him at the county fair to confirm it. Instead, just watch this clip of a Dukes of Hazzard-inspired stunt in downtown Detroit from last Friday, which shows—with a camera phone's unedited specificity—exactly the sort of crash you wind up with when you launch a 1960s-era muscle car through the air on a parabolic arc and try to set it down on a paved road.According to Michigan-area news site MLive.com, the epic retro stunt was executed to kick off Detroit's 67th annual Autorama car show 67th by ..
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  • The four companies competing to build the U.S. Navy’s MQ-25 Stingray aircraft carrier-based drone tanker gotten the final request for proposals from the service, though the exact specifics have yet to become public. At the same time, General Atomics has become the first of the firms to show both concept art and models of its complete entry, which the company says will be more than just a flying gas station.On Oct. 10, 2017, USNI News was the first to learn that Naval Air Systems Command, or NAVAIR, had, without much fanfare, sent out formal requests for the MQ-25 to Boeing, General Atomics, Lockheed Martin, and Northrop Grumman. The Navy said it expected to pick a winning design by September 2018.For more than a decade, the Navy has been working to develop a drone capable of operating from its aircraft carriers, first as part of a joint service project with the U.S. Air Force known as the Joint Unmanned Combat Air Systems (J-UCAS) and then under its own Unmanned Combat Air System Dem..

    General Atomics Is the First to Show Off Its MQ-25 Drone Tanker Design

    The four companies competing to build the U.S. Navy’s MQ-25 Stingray aircraft carrier-based drone tanker gotten the final request for proposals from the service, though the exact specifics have yet to become public. At the same time, General Atomics has become the first of the firms to show both concept art and models of its complete entry, which the company says will be more than just a flying gas station.On Oct. 10, 2017, USNI News was the first to learn that Naval Air Systems Command, or NAVAIR, had, without much fanfare, sent out formal requests for the MQ-25 to Boeing, General Atomics, Lockheed Martin, and Northrop Grumman. The Navy said it expected to pick a winning design by September 2018.For more than a decade, the Navy has been working to develop a drone capable of operating from its aircraft carriers, first as part of a joint service project with the U.S. Air Force known as the Joint Unmanned Combat Air Systems (J-UCAS) and then under its own Unmanned Combat Air System Dem..
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  • DETROIT — General Motors plans to establish a new defense industry unit as it seeks to grow its business with the U.S. military, Automotive News has learned. The company said last week it is holding talks with the U.S. Army about adopting the company's new hydrogen fuel cell platform for military use, and has other defense projects in the works. GM Defense LLC is expected to become part of the company's Global Product Development organization, marking a major return to defense work after selling a previous defense unit to General Dynamics Corp. for $1.1 billion in 2003. Anticipating needs The operations, according to officials, will be focused on "helping GM better anticipate and react to the diverse needs of global aerospace and defense customers." Freese: Simpler to do business "This new business structure will enhance GM's productivity, agility and affordability in a very dynamic customer environment," said Cha..

    General Motors establishing new military defense division

    DETROIT — General Motors plans to establish a new defense industry unit as it seeks to grow its business with the U.S. military, Automotive News has learned. The company said last week it is holding talks with the U.S. Army about adopting the company's new hydrogen fuel cell platform for military use, and has other defense projects in the works. GM Defense LLC is expected to become part of the company's Global Product Development organization, marking a major return to defense work after selling a previous defense unit to General Dynamics Corp. for $1.1 billion in 2003. Anticipating needs The operations, according to officials, will be focused on "helping GM better anticipate and react to the diverse needs of global aerospace and defense customers." Freese: Simpler to do business "This new business structure will enhance GM's productivity, agility and affordability in a very dynamic customer environment," said Cha..
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  • Weekend comments from OPEC Secretary-General Mohammad Barkindo, speaking in New Delhi. He did not elaborate on what these measures might be More here - at Reuters: --

    Oil – OPEC secretary-general says “some extraordinary measures may have to be taken”

    Weekend comments from OPEC Secretary-General Mohammad Barkindo, speaking in New Delhi. He did not elaborate on what these measures might be More here - at Reuters: --
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