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    Jay Leno Released from Hospital after Treatment for Car Fire Burns

    Comedian and noted gearhead Jay Leno was released from a Los Angeles hospital Monday after suffering burns due to a car fire, the hospital said in a statement. Leno, 72, was admitted to the Grossman Burn Center in West Hills, California, earlier this month after suffering burns caused by a sudden car fire at his private storage facility. The former Tonight Show host experienced “serious” injuries to his face, chest, and hands, telling Variety he needed “a week or two” to get back on his feet following the incident. He spent a total of 10 days in the hospital.“I am pleased with Jay’s progress, and I am optimistic that he will make a full recovery,” Dr. Peter Grossman, Leno’s doctor, said in a statement released by the Burn Center. Leno will continue to receive follow-up care for his injuries at the Grossman Outpatient Burn Clinic going forward. The television host was working a 1907 White Model G steam car trying to unclog a fuel leak, causing some fuel to be sprayed onto the comedian’s face and hands, TMZ reports. A spark quickly ignited the fuel, causing the blaze to begin. “Jay would like to let everyone know how thankful he is for the care he received, and is very appreciative of all of the well wishes,” the hospital said in a statement. “He is looking forward to spending Thanksgiving with his family and friends and wishes everyone a wonderful holiday.” This content is imported from OpenWeb. You may be able to find the same content in another format, or you may be able to find more information, at their web site. More

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    Bradley Cooper Will Star in Steven Spielberg’s 'Bullitt' Reboot

    Bradley Cooper has signed a deal to play Frank Bullitt in a reboot of the 1968 film Bullitt, as reported by Deadline.The original movie features a renowned car chase between a Ford Mustang and a Dodge Charger, with the muscle cars jumping through the undulating streets of San Francisco.The new Bullitt film will be co-produced by Cooper and Steven Spielberg, with a script by Oscar winner Josh Singer, but the movie is still likely a few years away.Screeching tires, roaring V-8s, muscle cars leaping over San Francisco’s hilly streets, and Steve McQueen’s chiseled action-star features. These ingredients make the car chase in the 1968 film Bullitt one of the most iconic movie pursuits of all time, as police officer Frank Bullitt, played by McQueen, tears after a Dodge Charger carrying two hit men in his green Ford Mustang. The “Bullitt” moniker has persevered thanks to several special-edition Mustangs over the years, but now the name will return to the silver screen, with Deadline reporting that Bradley Cooper will star in a new Bullitt film produced by Steven Spielberg. This content is imported from youTube. You may be able to find the same content in another format, or you may be able to find more information, at their web site.[HD] Greatest Hollywood Car Chase of All Time – Bullitt (1968)Watch onCooper, who recently signed a contract with Warner Bros., will also co-produce the film, along with Spielberg’s producing partner Kristie Macosko Krieger. It will be difficult for Cooper to live up to McQueen’s performance, but Cooper has proved himself to be a versatile actor, with leading roles in everything from The Hangover to American Sniper and A Star is Born, as well as starring in The Elephant Man on Broadway in 2015.Steve McQueen’s son, Chad, and granddaughter Molly McQueen will serve as executive producers, while Josh Singer has been chosen to write the screenplay. Singer co-wrote and won an Oscar for the 2015 movie Spotlight and also penned 2017’s The Post and the upcoming film Maestro, which Cooper stars in, directed, co-wrote, and co-produced alongside Spielberg.More on the Mustang BullittThe Bullitt reboot will apparently not be a remake of the 1968 thriller, but instead will feature a new story involving the same Frank Bullitt character. No details are known about the plot, but given the legendary status of the original film’s car chase, the new Bullitt will almost certain see some epic automotive action. We would be surprised if a Mustang is not chosen as the protagonist’s ride. While it’s possible that Cooper’s Bullitt could drive the 2020 Mustang Bullitt, Ford may instead revive the special edition for its recently revealed seventh-generation Mustang to cash in on the film’s debut. With the movie still in development and Cooper just recently signed to a deal, it will probably be a few more years before the Bullitt revival sees the light of day, but we can’t wait to see what Cooper and Spielberg have cooked up.This content is imported from youTube. You may be able to find the same content in another format, or you may be able to find more information, at their web site.This content is imported from youTube. You may be able to find the same content in another format, or you may be able to find more information, at their web site. More

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    More 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 Specs Are Out, Including Big Range Estimate

    Hyundai has released more U.S. details about the 2023 Ioniq 6 electric sedan.The automaker claims a range of 340 miles for the U.S. version, although this isn’t yet an official EPA estimate.The Ioniq 6 will go on sale in America in spring 2023, and pricing is not yet announced.Hyundai showed the new 2023 Ioniq 6 at last week’s L.A. auto show and announced a few more enticing details about the U.S. version of this electric sedan. The biggest deal is the claimed 340 mile range for the single-motor version, which beats its Ioniq 5 sibling by a considerate amount; that model is rated at up to to 303 miles.A 77.4-kWh battery pack is standard on the Ioniq 6, and the version with the longest range is the 225-hp single-motor rear-wheel-drive configuration. The optional 320-hp dual-motor all-wheel-drive setup drops the estimated range to 310 miles. The Ioniq 6 rides on the same E-GMP platform as other Hyundai and Kia EV models but its low 0.22 drag coefficient helps its efficiency and thus its estimated range. Hyundai says it is still waiting for full EPA certification, but these estimates are U.S.-specific so the final numbers aren’t likely to vary much. We look forward to testing the Ioniq 6 on our 75-mph highway range test to see what it can do in the real world.More on the Ioniq 6We don’t yet know trim levels or pricing details on the Ioniq 6, as those should come closer to its U.S. on-sale date in spring 2023. But Hyundai did release the colors options that will be available: for the exterior, the choices include a matte-finish Gravity Gold, Onyx Black Pearl, Serenity White Pearl, Curated Silver metallic, Transmission Blue Pearl, Ultimate Red metallic, and Digital Green Pearl; for the interior, the three options include black, gray, and a two-tone dark green and gray combo.This content is imported from poll. You may be able to find the same content in another format, or you may be able to find more information, at their web site.This content is imported from poll. You may be able to find the same content in another format, or you may be able to find more information, at their web site. More

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    Sony and Honda Planning a 2025 EV That Could Have Gaming Built In

    Honda and Sony, under the joint venture Sony Honda Mobility, are planning to go into the electric-vehicle business together.Sony Honda Mobility president Izumi Kawanishi made it clear in an interview with the U.K. business paper Financial Times that it is looking to use the Sony entertainment element to fight Tesla in the EV marketplace.Sony’s catalog of content, services and tech will become part of a future EV that’s planned for a 2025 launch, leaving the door open for a PS5-capable car in only a few years. It feels like just two weeks ago that Car and Driver’s Ezra Dyer was suggesting that car companies spice up their electric-car offerings and make things a bit weirder. After all, power and acceleration are easy to come by in the world of EVs, leaving key personality traits as a tempting growth area. Now, Sony Honda Mobility, the joint-venture agreement between the auto manufacturer and tech giant, is talking about opportunities to include Sony’s tech into the company’s vehicles.In an interview with the Financial Times, Sony Honda Mobility president Izumi Kawanishi said: “Sony has content, services and entertainment technologies that move people. We are adapting these assets to mobility, and this is our strength against Tesla.” He also said the company plans to adjust the way the upcoming EV is build and will “develop a car as hardware that will cater to the entertainment and network we would like to offer.” So, no PS5 console on the dashboard, but perhaps PS5 capability, which Kawanishi said is “technologically possible.”Kawanishi took a mild swipe at Tesla, telling the Financial Times that the EV maker “is not providing any content services” when it comes to entertainment.Related StoriesSony is known for producing a wide range of technology, including speakers and displays, making us hopeful for a top-notch infotainment system in future products from the new brand. At the CES technology show in January 2022, Sony showed off its Vision-S 02 concept. The Vision-S 02 is a seven-passenger crossover, sized similarly to the Tesla Model Y, and it allows rear-seat passengers to play PlayStation games through a remote connection with a console at home. If a version of that concept makes it to production as Sony Honda Mobility’s first production car, based on the CEO’s statements it’s certainly possible the company will keep the feature, giving rear passengers access to PS5 games on the road. This wouldn’t be the first time a company has made video games available in its cars. Tesla and Mercedes-Benz have already done that, with both companies eventually choosing to remove the functionality from vehicles while they’re in motion. This content is imported from poll. You may be able to find the same content in another format, or you may be able to find more information, at their web site.This content is imported from poll. You may be able to find the same content in another format, or you may be able to find more information, at their web site. More

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    Lyft Ride-Sharing Service Adds Roadside Assistance

    Lyft Pink is a $100-a-year service for ride-share users who might also need some assistance with their own vehicle if it is stopped along the side of the road.Similar to AAA, Lyft Pink can now offer you a tow or a little bit of gasoline or change your tire anywhere in the U.S. (well, except Nevada).If you’re in a pinch and need help now, Lyft does offer a free one-month trial, and new users are allowed to request a service call as soon as they sign up. Hailing a Lyft is about to mean something new. The ride-hailing company has announced an expansion of its extra-cost Lyft Pink service to include roadside assistance perks like getting a jump-start or some gas delivery. Users who are familiar with the way a ride-share vehicle can be seen approaching on your phone’s map will feel right at home as they watch a tow truck arrive. The new roadside assistance services are built into the standard Lyft app.Calling for HelpLyft is expanding its services in part to compete with AAA. Lyft notes that anyone signing up for Lyft Pink can take advantage of the assistance right away without the waiting period that AAA requires. Lyft Pink customers are limited to four free service “events” a year, but note that two things being taken care of on one trip—gas and a tire change—will count as two events. After the first four events, or to people who aren’t Lyft Pink members, Lyft also offers these services for $71 each. Lyft does not offer its roadside assistance services in Nevada.Both Lyft and AAA offer similar assistance services aside from those mentioned above, including changing tires, providing access to your locked car, and off-road rescue. Of course, since Lyft still operates its ride-hailing business, it can offer its Lyft Pink customers priority pickups and discounts on some rides. Lyft’s expansion into services that help people with their personal vehicles stands a bit at odds with the company’s founding message that ride-sharing would lead to reduced personal vehicle ownership. In 2017, a study conducted at the University of Michigan found that in places where on-demand ride services were available, people were more likely to buy fewer cars and take fewer trips. But that doesn’t mean we’re all just riders in someone else’s car these days, and sometimes we still get stranded. Lyft Pink costs $9.99 a month or $99 for a year. A higher-level tier, Lyft Pink All Access, costs $199 a year and adds bike and scooter offers to the plan. You can also sign up for Lyft Pink for a free one-month trial in case you’ve got any road trips coming up.This content is imported from poll. You may be able to find the same content in another format, or you may be able to find more information, at their web site.This content is imported from poll. You may be able to find the same content in another format, or you may be able to find more information, at their web site. More

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    2023 Jeep Compass Gets a New Turbo-Four with Nearly 100 More Horsepower

    The Jeep Compass will get a new engine for 2023, a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four to replace the old 2.4-liter four-cylinder.It makes 270 hp and 295 pound-feet of torque, a big boost compared with the old engine’s 177 hp.The 2023 Compass starts at $31,590 for the Sport and ranges up to $40,340 for the High Altitude.Jeep is preparing to bump the Compass SUV’s power output with a new engine for 2023. According to a document we found on the EPA’s website, the 2023 Compass will have the same 270-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four found in the upcoming 2023 Dodge Hornet. (This engine was also slated to be in the Alfa Romeo Tonale, but now that model will reportedly be offered only with a plug-in-hybrid setup in the U.S.)The 2.0-liter’s 270 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque are a huge bump over the Compass’ previous engine, a naturally aspirated 2.4-liter inline-four with 177 horsepower and 172 pound-feet of torque. An eight-speed automatic transmission is standard, and the previous front-wheel-drive model has been dropped.More on the CompassPricing for the 2023 Compass starts at $31,590, which is just $1210 more than the equivalent 2022 model—not a bad deal considering the new powertrain. The off-road-oriented Trailhawk model starts at $37,340 and the loaded High Altitude is $40,340.Jeep has yet to release official details about the 2023 Compass, so we don’t know if there are any other significant changes in store. It did receive a facelift for 2022 that included refreshed styling and a new infotainment screen. We’ve reached out to Jeep for comment and will update this post as more info becomes available.This content is imported from poll. You may be able to find the same content in another format, or you may be able to find more information, at their web site.This content is imported from poll. You may be able to find the same content in another format, or you may be able to find more information, at their web site. More

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    New Matter Electric Motorcycle Debuts – Made In Ahmedabad

    Matter electric motorcycle bookings to be opened soon; to be manufactured in AhmedabadNew Matter Electric MotorcycleAll new Matter Electric motorcycle has made its global debut today. It features a high energy density 5kWh power pack, aka, matterEnergy 1.0 is AIS 156 compliant. The integrated unit comprises the battery pack, BMS, DriveTrain Unit (DTU), power conversion modules, and other protection systems. The pack uses an Integrated Intelligent Thermal Management System (IITMS).The geared electric motorbike comes with a patented active liquid cooling system. This cools the battery pack and motor, and power electronics. A HyperShift manual Gearbox is in use with the electric motor. The 10.5kW electric motor is paired with proprietary sequential manual transmission. Bookings will soon be open. And will be manufactured in Ahmedabad.MatterCharge, standard and fast chargingMatterCharge, its onboard charger can be used with any 5 Amp plug. Apart from standard charging, one can switch to fast charging with a common connector. The on-board 1kW Intelligent Charger is offered as standard. Battery charging time is pegged at 5 hours. The charging structure features over charge protection.Design aspects comprise a bi-functional LED projector headlamp, split LED tail lamps, body-integrated front turn signals, and an exposed spinner attached to the motor.New Matter Electric MotorcycleConvenience features include storage space with built-in lights and a smartphone charging port. The touch enabled 7-inch Instrument Cluster relies on 4G connectivity and Android software. Customers can glean a plethora of info from the instrument cluster, including speed, gear position, riding mode, navigation, media, call control and other smart features.Seamless integration makes for access to controls. This includes remote lock/unlock, geofencing, live location tracking, and vehicle health monitoring. Customers can get data on ride statistics, charging status, push navigation, and more. Proximity based key fob makes for a passive keyless entry. One can lock/unlock the vehicle by approaching the vehicle.Front and rear disc brake with ABSVehicle functionality has been tested in wide-ranging climatic conditions with an operating ambient temperature of -10 degrees to 55 degrees (C). Front and rear disc brakes with ABS are coupled with large tyres. This is intended for hard and safe braking owing to improved traction and road grip. A dual cradle frame is in use, and improves vehicle stability, riding dynamics, and cornering ability.Founder and Group CEO, Mohal Lalbhai, said – “This is a huge milestone in the journey with Arun, Prasad, Saran, and the 300 innovators at Matter. With many firsts, I am proud to say that this motorbike will be leading us into the future that we all have dreamt about. Our vision has motivated us to challenge the status quo, remain persistent and resilient towards the goal, and walk a difficult path with agility. Today we accelerate India’s journey to electrification as India rides on motorbikes.” More

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    Yamaha Sales Breakup Oct 2022 – FZ, R15, MT15, Fascino, RayZR

    Yamaha India reports YoY and MoM growth in domestic wholesales for October 2022; Exports fell by 9.37 percentNew Yamaha R15. Image – The Sameer vlogsYamaha Motor India reported domestic wholesales at 61,691 units in October 2022. YoY growth stood at 7.15 percent, up from 57,573 units. Volume gain stood at 4,118 units. MoM sales were up from 56,939 units. Volume gain stood at 4,752 units at 8.35 percent growth.Its highest volume model, FZ accounted for 20,440 units at a third of total domestic wholesales. Volume gain stood at 7k units, up from 13,404 units.MoM sales were fairly stable , down marginally from 20,453 units.Yamaha Sales Breakup Oct 2022RayZR sales fell by 14 percent, down to 11,683 units. Sales fell from 13,601 units at volume loss of 1.9k units. MoM sales were up from 8,143 units at 3.5k units in volume gain. Sales growth stood at 43.47 percent. R15 sales remained stable at 10,541 units, up from 10,246 units. MoM sales were up 10.38 percent, up from 9.5k units. Fascino sales fell to 10.5k units, down from 13.5k units. Volume loss was close to 3k units at 22 percent decline. MoM sales grew marginally up from 10,348 units.MT15 sales were up at 8k units from 6k units. Volume gain was reported at just over 2k units at 33 percent growth. MoM sales fell by less than a percent, down from 8.1k units. FZ25 sales fell to 489 units from 819 units. Volume loss stood at 330 units at 40.29 percent decline. MoM sales were up from 343 units.Yamaha India Sales Oct 2022 vs Oct 2021 (YoY)Exports fell by 9.37 percent, down at 21,956 units. Volume loss stood at 2,269 units, down from 24,225 units. FZ not only dominates domestic wholesales. It is the auto manufacturer’s highest export volume model too. Exports were up marginally at 1.24 percent at 10,735 percent, up from 10,603 units. MoM exports were up 7.21 percent from 10k units. Volume gain stood at 722 units.YD125 exports more than doubled, up at 3,750 units from 1.8k units. MoM YD125 exports were up from 3.3k units. Volume gain stood at 450 units at 13.64 percent growth. RayZR exports less than halved down at 1,759 units from 3,766 units. Volume loss stood at just over 2k units.MoM and YoY exports declineCrux exports fell by 30 percent, down to 1,640 units from 2,326 units. MoM Crux exports fell from 3.4k units. Volume loss stood at 1,768 units. SZ exports units were up at 1,344 units from 1,136 units. Volume gain stood at 208 units. MoM SZ exports were down from 1.9k units.Yamaha India Sales Oct 2022 vs Sep 2022 (MoM)FZ25 numbers halved, down at 1,044 units from 2,068 units. MoM exports fell from 1.3k units. R15 exports were up at 924 units from 640 units. Volume gain stood at 284 units. Saluto sales fell to 600 units from just over 1k units. MT15 numbers were stable at 160 units. MoM exports fell 12.82 percent, down from 25,185 units. Volume loss stood at 3,229 units. More