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Message 2135679 - Posted: 10 May 2024, 12:35:18 UTC
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Message 2135710 - Posted: 10 May 2024, 20:07:19 UTC - in response to Message 2135679.  
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Lucky motorcycle racer
https://www.youtube.com/shorts/bdOoZsfTvN0

Ouch.
High-side sucks, although given how high he managed to go, he must have still been moving at a good pace when the bike hit the wall. And at that speed, low-side & him hitting the wall would have hurt even more.
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Message 2135814 - Posted: 14 May 2024, 3:50:52 UTC

That allegedly crippled ship has now had the bridge removed from on top of it.

Demolition brings down largest remaining section of Baltimore's Francis Scott Key Bridge.

Crews have conducted a controlled demolition to break down the largest remaining span of the collapsed Francis Scott Key Bridge in the US city of Baltimore.

The explosives flashed orange and let off a cloud of black smoke upon detonation, and the span crumpled into the water in seconds.

The longest trusses toppled away from the grounded Dali container ship and slid off its bow.

It marked a major step in freeing the ship, which has been stuck amid the wreckage since it lost power and crashed into one of the bridge's support columns shortly after leaving Baltimore on March 26.

The demolished span came crashing down on the ship's bow and remained resting on its deck for six weeks.......
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Message 2135818 - Posted: 14 May 2024, 7:00:38 UTC

Rear-end crashes prompt probe into Amazon's Zoox self-driving cars
Either they learned to brake-check or motorcycles were following too close

The case was opened on Friday with an Office of Defects Investigation (ODI) preliminary evaluation that summarizes the circumstances of the two crashes, both of which involved a Zoox-powered Toyota Highlander braking suddenly and then being rear-ended by a motorcycle. One of the motorcyclists received minor injuries their crash.
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Message 2135822 - Posted: 14 May 2024, 11:36:07 UTC
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Beechcraft King Air, with 3 passengers onboard, makes safe landing, after landing gear failed on take off, at Newcastle Airport, Australia.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bS5ecboqtpM
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Message 2135870 - Posted: 15 May 2024, 20:59:49 UTC

That's 1 way to bring the roof down.

Army truck drives into Queensland service station.


Luckily no one was hurt.

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Message 2135963 - Posted: 18 May 2024, 0:12:29 UTC

You never know what to find in the overhead carry-on bin.
Southwest Airlines Passengers Unbothered by Woman Lying Down for a Nap in Overhead Bin
A woman on a Southwest Airlines flight was lying inside the overhead luggage bins while people were boarding the plane.

Monique Guzman, a woman who was on the aircraft, shared footage of the odd situation online that showed the woman lying next to a suitcase while flight attendants greeted passengers. In a statement to Storyful, Guzman said she saw "a head pop out of the overhead" and that passengers were "just casually walking" past the woman.
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Message 2136159 - Posted: 23 May 2024, 4:50:03 UTC

Research finds electric cars are silent but violent for pedestrians
Researchers from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine have highlighted a worrying side effect of the electric vehicle revolution.

As a pedestrian, you are twice as likely to be injured by an electric or hybrid (E-HE) car than by one with an internal combustion engine (ICE), according to a paper published in the BMJ Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, and three times more likely in cities and towns.

The paper says this is "consistent with the theory that E-HE vehicles are less audible to pedestrians in urban areas where background ambient noise levels are higher."

The conclusion that "E-HE cars pose greater risk to pedestrians than ICE cars in urban environments" was reached based on analysis of 32 billion miles of battery-powered car travel and 3 trillion miles of petrol and diesel car journeys in Britain between 2013 and 2017.
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Message 2136162 - Posted: 23 May 2024, 5:55:48 UTC - in response to Message 2136159.  

Research finds electric cars are silent but violent for pedestrians
Researchers from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine have highlighted a worrying side effect of the electric vehicle revolution.

As a pedestrian, you are twice as likely to be injured by an electric or hybrid (E-HE) car than by one with an internal combustion engine (ICE), according to a paper published in the BMJ Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, and three times more likely in cities and towns.

The paper says this is "consistent with the theory that E-HE vehicles are less audible to pedestrians in urban areas where background ambient noise levels are higher."

The conclusion that "E-HE cars pose greater risk to pedestrians than ICE cars in urban environments" was reached based on analysis of 32 billion miles of battery-powered car travel and 3 trillion miles of petrol and diesel car journeys in Britain between 2013 and 2017.

Especially if one has ones nose buried in a phone or a tablet and are walking in a parking lot, luckily for someone who works at a local market, I saw her first and stopped and waited for her to approach my car, she did and saw me and apologized and walked off. But then I had no idea which way she would go if I attempted to go around her, so I waited.
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Message 2136169 - Posted: 23 May 2024, 9:37:34 UTC - in response to Message 2136162.  
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Or equally, when the driver is playing an 'infotainment' game, eyes down on the central console...


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Message 2136181 - Posted: 23 May 2024, 16:50:55 UTC - in response to Message 2136159.  

The noise blend they play on speakers is just that noise. It can be hard to discern where it is coming from in a crowded city environment.
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Message 2136182 - Posted: 23 May 2024, 19:08:57 UTC

I know it will sound like a fart description. But at low speeds EVs are silent and deadly. Debate has been ongoing for several years about adding a sound at low speed travel. The big problem is what sounds and at what speed do the sounds stop.

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Message 2136185 - Posted: 23 May 2024, 20:56:46 UTC

An upcoming change to our design rules for electric cars is that must make a noise when traveling up to 40km/h. V8 audio?

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Message 2136188 - Posted: 23 May 2024, 21:31:00 UTC

While you're at it... you may want to change the rule for motorbikes too: must not make excessive noise when traveling more than 40 km/h. No screaming jet turbine!
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Message 2136191 - Posted: 23 May 2024, 22:16:50 UTC - in response to Message 2136185.  

An upcoming change to our design rules for electric cars is that must make a noise when traveling up to 40km/h. V8 audio?

Cheers.

I'd want mine to sound like the 60's Batmobile... The coolest car when I was a kid, especially when it's started.

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Message 2136196 - Posted: 23 May 2024, 22:38:53 UTC

Electric Vehicle Warning Sounds
I do like this. But some of the manufacturers have odd and sometimes eccentric ideas what you hear. Look on YouTube for some of the low speed EV sounds. One makes me look up for the ufo about to land.
Personally I want a Ferrari, Porsche or Aston Martin.

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Message 2136200 - Posted: 23 May 2024, 23:38:35 UTC - in response to Message 2136196.  

Electric Vehicle Warning Sounds
I do like this. But some of the manufacturers have odd and sometimes eccentric ideas what you hear. Look on YouTube for some of the low speed EV sounds. One makes me look up for the ufo about to land.
Personally I want a Ferrari, Porsche or Aston Martin.

Yes it should sound like an Aston Martin, the 007 edition...
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Message 2136208 - Posted: 24 May 2024, 3:41:26 UTC
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The Aston Martin DB6: Remastered and electrified
You only live twice. Watch at the end of the video when they unplug the “Bond” car.

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Message 2136231 - Posted: 24 May 2024, 9:23:11 UTC

It had to happen at some time.

Families of Marines killed in 2022 Osprey crash sue aircraft manufacturers Boeing, Bell, Rolls Royce.

Families of four of the five Marines killed when their Osprey crashed in California in June of 2022 filed a federal lawsuit Thursday alleging that the aircraft's manufacturers failed to address known mechanical failures that led to the deaths.

The Marines were killed when their MV-22 Osprey experienced a catastrophic mechanical failure known as hard-clutch engagement, a known problem with the tilt-rotor aircraft that has happened more than a dozen times since 2010.

The families named Bell Textron, The Boeing Co. and Rolls Royce in their lawsuit. Bell assembles the Osprey in a partnership with Boeing in its facilities in Amarillo, Texas; Rolls Royce produces the Osprey’s engines.

The Osprey can take off or land like a helicopter but fly like an airplane. The military services have called it a game-changer in that it allows them to travel long distances quickly and land on a target, but it has not been without significant cost: More than 50 service members have been killed in accidents since 2000 in the aircraft.

The lawsuit alleges that the Osprey’s design was flawed and did not meet U.S. safety standards.

The Osprey’s two engines are linked by an interconnected drive shaft that runs inside the length of the wings. On each tip, by the engines, a component called a sprag clutch transfers torque, or power, from one proprotor to the other to make sure both rotors are spinning at the same speed. That keeps the Osprey’s flight in balance. If one of the two engines fails, the sprag clutch is also a safety feature[/b[: It will transfer power from the working side to the failing engine’s side to keep both rotors going.....
It's certainly doesn't live up to being a "safety feature".
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