Mark Phelan Detroit Free Press Published 9:28 AM EDT Jun 29, 2019 The 2020 Ford Explorer will offer tires that fix themselves. Drivers may not even know they ran over a nail, but here’s what they should know: The tires allow them keep traveling after a puncture, in some cases continuing for days without a repair. They use different technology than run-flat tires, which have been criticized for rough rides. Most drivers won’t even know they had a puncture until they notice a nail stuck in the tire or tire-pressure warnings alert them to a gradual loss of air pressure days after the puncture, according to Michelin engineers. Tesla takes the top spot: The 25 most expensive cars to insure The concept of self-sealing tires has been around for years, but recent improvements — and automakers’ eagerness to save weight by eliminating conventional spares — means we’re going to see more of them. “Self-sealing tires are designed to handle the most … [Read more...] about 2020 Ford Explorer: New Michelin Selfseal tires fix themselves
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A Crosby man who survived two strokes while in his 40s in now in training for a series of high speed motorbike races. Peter Eaton, 43, who has a hereditary blood problem, has had two strokes in the last three years. Peter has now been prescribed medication to reduce the risk of another stroke, and has now decided to re-kindle his passion for high speed motorbikes. Peter started racing motorbikes as a young man, racing high powered Yamahas and Suzukis. But Peter stopped racing in his 20s and began to concentrate on his career in engineering. The Crosby man had returned to work in January 2015 after the Christmas holiday when he had his first stroke. He said to the ECHO : "I was tapping away on my computer, when suddenly the colleague to my right just disappeared. I had lost my vision and feeling down the right side of my body." In July last year Peter had his second stroke. He said; "I was walking across the car park when I just collapsed. I was released from hospital a few hours … [Read more...] about Crosby man who survived two strokes now set for 150 mph motorbike races
Michelle Maltais USA TODAY Published 4:36 PM EDT Apr 26, 2019 Sure, we know that Tesla brought sexy back – its lineup is literally S, 3, X, Y. What is actually "sexy" to me is this car being in reach for more than just the super wealthy with more tens of thousands to spare than I could dream of. I've been more the target for cars like the Honda CR-V and Toyota Corolla. Still, I've long admired Teslas' sleek look, innovation and the complete detachment from L.A.'s $4 gas. But that was definitely from a very disengaged distance, not really daring to aspire to drive let alone own one myself. That changed in December. At the end of 2018, my husband and I got our his-and-hers Model 3s for Christmas, fulfilling his dream to prove me wrong. (When he pitched the idea when the Model 3 was first announced, I told him he was kidding. It wasn't a question.) Initially an experience reserved for the luxury buyer, owning a Tesla is now comparable to a … [Read more...] about Tesla: Could family’s new Model 3s pay for themselves as robotaxis?
From the gun-toting robber caught on CCTV stealing cash and jewellery worth £10,000 - to the chef who poured boiling oil over takeaway worker's head during furious bust-up, it has by no means been a quiet month in the region's courts. These are just some of the court cases our reporters have covered in March. We've seen drug peddlers handed prison time; Piccadilly Gardens branded a 'no go area' by a judge; and teams of criminals trying to swindle as much cash as they could. An open, transparent criminal justice system is an important part of how our democracy works - so we make no apologies for devoting so much time and resources to letting you know what happens in our publicly-accountable courts. And we'll be back for more next month. The mobile-phone burglars trapped by persistent police Two Salford men who were part of a gang that raided a Carphone Warehouse store have both been jailed. Around £36,000 worth of mobile phones were taken after four masked men smashed … [Read more...] about Locked up in March: Some of the criminals put behind bars in Greater Manchester
Michelle Maltais USA TODAY Published 5:01 AM EDT Mar 14, 2019 Tesla is finally putting the Y in sexy – or rather S 3 X Y — its lineup of car models. The electric car maker is unveiling its new Model Y crossover SUV at Thursday at 8 p.m. Pacific Time in Los Angeles. I would be lying if I said I didn't find it alluring. I have long lusted with a protective detachment after the sleek cars that seemed the elusive and unattainable thing I could only dream about. And yes, I'll be watching the unveiling of Tesla's newest addition. But it won't be with my face longingly pressed up against the screen – this time, it will be as a Tesla owner. Just less than three months ago, my husband and I got our his-and-hers Model 3s for Christmas, fulfilling his dream to prove me wrong. (When he pitched the idea when the Model 3 was first announced, I told him he was kidding. It wasn't a question.) Initially an experience reserved for the … [Read more...] about Tesla Model Y unveil: Has Elon Musk satisfied this Model 3 owner?