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Here’s Why the Indianapolis 500 Has a 33 Car Starting Grid

I’ve been fielding questions from first-time Indy 500 viewers for the past few days, and one of the big questions has been: why are there 33 cars? And I’ll be honest: for a long time, I didn’t know, I just shrugged it off as the kind of arbitrary tradition that tends to come along with the 500 (you know, that “we did this one way 50 years ago and now we’ve never done anything different”)—and while, yes, it’s kind of arbitrary in the modern era, there actually is a reason for the 33 car field.

a view of a city street filled with lots of traffic

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The first race in 1911 saw 40 entrants, but it seemed like that might just be a few too many. So, the Contest Board at the AAA—which used to sanction the race—came up with a nifty little formula to determine the safest possible way to host the race. At

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The global bicycle carbon frames market at a CAGR of over 15% during the forecast period

Global Bicycle Carbon Frames Market: About this market This bicycle carbon frames market analysis considers sales from both manual bicycles and e-bikes applications. Our report also provides a detailed analysis of the market APAC, Europe, MEA, North America, and South America.

New York, Aug. 25, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — announces the release of the report “Bicycle Carbon Frames Market by Application and Geography – Forecast and Analysis 2020-2024” –
In 2019, the manual bicycle segment had a significant market share, and this trend is expected to continue over the forecast period. Factors such as affordable prices, easy-to-use functions, and commuting and health benefits will play a significant role in the manual bicycles segment to maintain its market position. Also, our global bicycle carbon frames market report looks at factors such as increasing demand for premium bicycles, rise in the use of bicycles for commuting due to fluctuating fuel

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Tesla, meet the world’s fastest charging electric vehicle with the longest range: Lucid Air

When you think of electric cars, the first name to come to your mind is Tesla. Elon Musk’s company has almost become synonymous with the words ‘electric car’ and it is challenging for other automakers, especially new ones, to get the spotlight. However, there is a new electric car on the horizon that is set to break the monopoly-in-the-market barrier, and its called Lucid Air!

How can Lucid Air trump Tesla or get close? Well, they take the best of the brand’s successful tips and the best of their original design to give the world a legitimately good alternative to owning a Tesla. “Our mission is to deliver sustainable luxury with a class-leading range in the form of the lucid air, and we are closer than ever to turning that dream into reality,” said Peter Rawlinson, CEO and CTO, Lucid Motors. As we all wait for the global reveal that

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The TAG Heuer Carrera Sport Chronograph reimagines a true racing legend

It’s a big year for TAG Heuer – the storied Swiss watchmaker has turned 160 – so it’s no surprise that it has put the Carrera centre stage. While its portfolio includes a number of spot-it-across-the-room pieces, the Monaco in particular, the Carrera stands apart. In a sense, its heritage tells the story of the company’s modern era.

Think TAG Heuer and you immediately think motor sport. The origins of that association are to be found in the early 1960s, when the dial name was simply Heuer. The company had been forged in the world of timers and stopwatches, devices which had since been migrating onto wrists. So when Jack Heuer, the founder’s great grandson, took the reins in 1962, he decided to create a chronograph specifically for racing drivers. Drawing on the Bauhaus-like sensibilities he had acquired as an engineer, he determined its design should be clean, efficient and

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This Canyon e-bike is a future Tesla killer

If you hadn’t noticed, cities are changing. Since lockdown, urban planning is being turned on its head as people shun public transport and want more affordable, more environmentally friendly methods of transport than a car.

a close up of a car: This Canyon e-bike is a future Tesla killer

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This Canyon e-bike is a future Tesla killer

An electric bike or e-scooter is an obvious choice, allowing riders to dodge traffic and eliminate the dreaded search for parking. They’re also modern, intuitive, and stylish.

They’re not perfect, however, especially if you live in the Northern hemisphere where the winter brings months of wet and cold weather.

Enter Canyon’s Future Mobility Concept – bridging the gap between an e-bike and a car.

This radical vehicle is designed to seamlessly move from the road to the bike lane. It’s fast and stable enough to cruise down the open road, yet light and agile enough to slip into the bike lane when things

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Electric Vehicle Company Canoo To List On Nasdaq Through Merger With Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp IV

– Transaction to provide approximately $600 million of gross proceeds that will support the production and launch of electric vehicles (EV) featuring Canoo’s advanced skateboard technology

– Canoo’s proprietary, all-electric skateboard platform has been purposefully designed and engineered to support a wide range of business-to-consumer (B2C) and business-to-business (B2B) vehicle configurations

– First vehicle set to launch in 2022 is purpose-built for a subscription revenue model and leverages Canoo’s flat skateboard architecture to deliver the highest usable interior space in its class

– B2B delivery vehicle program expected in 2023 addresses a projected $50B+ last-mile delivery market with an EV platform that maximizes cargo volume

– Transaction is supported by a fully committed common stock PIPE of over $300 million, including investments from funds and accounts managed by BlackRock, among other institutional investors

– As a result of outsized demand, the PIPE offering was meaningfully oversubscribed and upsized

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1989 Nissan 300ZX race car is a throwback to the automaker’s glory days

Nissan went all-in on IMSA sports car racing in the late 1980s and early ’90s, competing in the top GTP class for prototypes and campaigning the Z31-generation 300ZX in the GTO class. The 300ZX started racing in 1989, and one of the cars from that first season is for sale through Stratas Auctions.

Between 1989 and ’95 Clayton Cunningham Racing built and raced seven factory-supported Nissan 300ZX GTO race cars, according to the listing. This car—chassis 002—was raced in the 1989 season by Clayton Cunningham and John Morton, garnering seven top-five finishes, with a best finish of third at Mid-Ohio.

Chassis 002 is powered by a twin-turbo 3.0-liter V-6, which was rumored to have made about 700 horsepower in race trim. That power is sent to the rear wheels through a 5-speed manual transmission and quick-change rear end. Later cars had transaxles, according to the listing.

The 1989 season exposed

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The Vanmoof S3 electric bike is the future of urban mobility

Long gone are the days of unassisted pedaling. Sure, there’s still a place in the world for traditional bikes, but modern e-bikes are really changing the way people get around — especially in a congested (and steep) city like San Francisco.

a bicycle parked on the side of the railing

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The Vanmoof S3 e-bike is a new and unique entry in this space. It’s like the combination of a Tesla and an Ikea chair: electric, loaded with tech, yet functional and looks great. It’s got Apple and Android connectivity, not to mention its own growling (literally) security system. As far as e-bikes are concerned, Vanmoof has truly thought of everything.

But rather than give it all away in text, check out the video above to see what life is like with Vanmoof’s electric bike. It’s even got a turbo button! What’s not to love?

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BlackBerry Teams Up With Desay for Connected Vehicle Platform

BlackBerry Limited BB recently announced that it has collaborated with Desay SV Automotive — a China-based automotive parts manufacturer — to develop IPU-03 (Intelligent Processing Unit), an autonomous driving domain controller. This Level-3 Autonomous Vehicle System was mass-produced for use in Xpeng P7, a long-range, high-performance and fast-charging intelligent EV (electric vehicle) sports sedan, launched from the stable of Xpeng Motors, one of China’s leading EV manufacturers.

The operating system of IPU-03 is run by BlackBerry QNX real-time operating system. It offers a comprehensive secure and intelligent connected vehicle software platform for safe driving decisions and in-vehicle applications. The IPU-03 meets the stringent ISO 26262 Functional Safety ASIL Level D requirements and forms the backbone for Xpeng’s intelligent driving system. It is ably supported by the NVIDIA Xavier platform, which has a computing capacity of up to 30 trillion operations per second. This facilitates faster processing of massive data input

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