PUBLISHED: 05:44 27 January 2019 | UPDATED: 05:44 27 January 2019 Prince Philip's, the Duke of Edinburgh, car being made ready for recovery after he was involved in a road traffic accident on the A149 at Babingley, near King�s Lynn. Photo: Chris Bishop Archant The Duke of Edinburgh has told a mother-of-two who was injured in the Norfolk car crash he was involved in that he is “deeply sorry”. Emma Fairweather interviewed on This Morning about the crash. Pic: Archant.Prince Philip, 97, escaped injury on January 17 when the Land Rover Freelander he was driving was in a crash with another vehicle when he pulled out of a driveway on the Sandringham estate in Norfolk on to the A149 at Babingley.Philip’s car flipped over in the crash, which occurred when he was apparently dazzled by the low sun, and he was initially trapped and had to be rescued by a passing motorist.The other vehicle involved, a Kia, was carrying a nine-month-old baby boy, his mother who was … [Read more...] about Prince Philip tells Norfolk car crash victim he is ‘deeply sorry’
By Michael Slaten Published 6:43 pm CST, Saturday, January 26, 2019 Tucked in the corner of NRG Center are the classics at the Houston Auto Show, where Marvin Chasteen is presenting his glossy black 1966 Chevrolet C10 pickup to any curious eyes that walk by. “I’ve always goofed around with old cars,” the 63-year-old explained. The truck is the same model that Chasteen drove on his grandfather’s Kentucky farm four decades ago. He bought the truck six years ago “He owned a red and white one,” he said. ”I’ve always wanted one of these.” Chasteen tries to present it at least once a month at Houston Cars and Coffee. He was invited to present for the first time this year at the Houston Auto Show. The annual event allows manufactures from dozens of brands to show off their latest models to an anticipated 100,000 people over five days. Visitors are allowed to explore the ins-and-outs of vehicles, take pictures of their … [Read more...] about Classics, concept cars drive fans to Houston Auto Show
Modern Formula Drift cars have way more in common with modern stock cars (think NASCAR) than they do with the drift cars of even a few years ago. This means that they are putting out NASCAR-stock-car-like power and so many teams have begun using the incredibly stout four-speed manual transmissions that you'd find in cars on the banks of Daytona or Talladega.These four-speed manual transmissions are incredibly simple and robust, given their design brief, but how exactly do they work? What makes them able to stand up to 800-plus horsepower for hours on end when, say, a five-speed Subaru WRX transmission struggles to be reliable with around 300 horsepower?Racing legend Stephan Papadakis pulls one of these four-speeds apart to show us what it is in their design that makes them so damned strong and easy to service. It's a quick video, but it's a fascinating window into one of the less-known or publicized aspects of race car design. … [Read more...] about How does a NASCAR stock car transmission work?
The next generation of wireless data communications is called 5G because it succeeds older protocols. Most of the current discussion about 5G concerns your phone and other mobile devices. Because 5G can bring up to 20 Gbps data speeds to your devices, it enables a better experience. What might get lost in the noise is that 5G is also going to enable automakers, governments, and the aftermarket to put smarter, more connected vehicles on the road through Cellular Vehicle-to-Anything (C-V2X) communications. “We announced our 9150 C-V2X chipset in September 2017,” said Maged Zaki, director of technical marketing at Qualcomm. “Since then, we have done about 20 trials globally, in the US, Europe, China, Korea, and Japan. I worked with most of the automakers on the trials, and Ford just announced that it will release 5G C-V2X in cars starting in 2022. That’s a big win for us. Also, we think we’ll get huge traction in China because China is building new … [Read more...] about 5G will turn your car into a talking, thinking supercomputer. And it’s coming soon
Normal Park Museum Magnet School fourth-grade teacher Bethany Schklar died Friday from injuries sustained in a car crash earlier this week, a Chattanooga Police Department spokesman confirmed. Hamilton County Schools' crisis team was on hand at Normal Park during the week as students and faculty tried to cope following the serious wreck. Schklar pulled out onto Brainerd Road from the intersection of Elmwood Drive to turn left Monday morning. Her vehicle was struck by a car traveling from the tunnel going straight. Schklar, 37, and the driver of the other car, Neshala Massengale, 34, were both transported to a local hospital. Massengale was in serious but stable condition, according to a release from the police department. A passenger traveling with Massengale also suffered injuries, but they were not serious, according to the release, This is a developing story. Stay with the Times Free Press for more. … [Read more...] about Normal Park teacher dies from injuries sustained in car crash