The carmaker, based in Garydon, Warwickshire, last month downgraded its sales forecasts for 2019 from about 7,250 vehicles to 6,400, citing macroeconomic uncertainty in the UK and Europe, which face slowing growth and the threat of a no-deal Brexit at the end of October.Surely all the Brexiteers will be queuing around the factory to buy a car from the last British carmaker? They won't be buying those horrible German cars, considering that they are not telling Merkel to give the UK a deal as so often predicted! Or Japanese, who are closing their UK factories
Today’s cars are equipped with telematics, in the form of an always-on wireless transmitter that constantly sends vehicle performance and maintenance data to the manufacturer. Modern cars collect as much as 25 gigabytes of data per hour, the consulting firm McKinsey estimates, and it’s about much more than performance and maintenance.
Cars not only know how much we weigh but also track how much weight we gain. They know how fast we drive, where we live, how many children we have — even financial information. Connect a phone to a car, and it knows who we call and who we text.
But who owns and, ultimately, controls that data? And what are carmakers doing with it?
Carmakers use data to alert us when something needs repair or when our cars need to be taken in for service. What they don’t tell us is that by controlling our data, they can limit where we get that repair or service done. For almost a century, car and truck owners have been able to take their vehicles to whichever shop they choose and trust for maintenance and repair. That may be changing.
Results show the majority of news reports were episodic rather than thematic, focusing on the traffic event and the parties involved in the crash, particularly the bicyclist. Vocabulary, grammatical structure, and narrative framing of news reports largely functioned to remove blame from the motorist and to highlight the bicyclist’s actions. These linguistic strategies reflect the assumption that responsibility for safety rests on the bicyclist and detracts attention from potential social policy reform that would lead to fewer bicyclist fatalities.#bicycle #cycling #traffic #safety #science #car #collision #accident #news #media
Olympic gold medalist Charles Jean Rigoulot was a French weightlifter, professional wrestler, race car driver, and actor. He holds over 10 world records in weightlifting and had once been held as the “strongest man in the world”. During World War II, he was imprisoned for hitting a Nazi officer, but he was able to escape from prison by bending the iron bars of his jail cell. He allegedly escaped together with other prisoners.SOURCE : https://www.history101.com/charles-rigoulot-mighty-men/
Radfahren ist gesund, ökologisch verträglich, sozial verträglich und ökonomisch verträglich - wenn man es als ernstes Verkehrsmittel behandelt, was bei Weitem nicht der Fall ist. Radfahrern wird bewusst, wie furchtbar die Welt durch das Auto wird. Und sie beginnen, ihren Lebensraum, den Lebensraum ihrer Kinder und auch die Natur zu verteidigen. Autofahrer fahren einfach weg und suchen sich einen Platz, von dem sie glauben, dort wäre es schöner. Der Autofahrer ist absolut asozial. Er merkt es nur nicht.http://www.manager-magazin.de/lifestyle/auto/hermann-knoflacher-warum-das-auto-die-welt-furchtbar-macht-a-1254305-3.html