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Tesla on Autopilot crashes in Texas, killing two

first_img RELATED TAGSModel STeslaNon-LuxuryCrash, Bang, WowNew VehiclesSafetyautonomous drivingautopilotCrashNon-Luxury RELATED Tesla Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk has defended the safety record of his company’s vehicles. This week, he shared a report on Twitter, saying that a Tesla with Autopilot engaged is now approaching a “10 times lower” chance of an accident than an average vehicle. U.S. investigating suspected Autopilot Tesla crash into police vehicle A Tesla that “no one” appeared to be driving crashed late Saturday in Texas, erupting into flames and killing the two passengers, according to local authorities.One victim was found in the front passenger seat of a 2019 Model S and the other was in the rear, Harris County Precinct 4 Constable Mark Herman said in a telephone interview. The car ran into a tree north of Houston after traveling at high speed and failing to navigate a turn.The position of the victims, statements and other physical evidence suggest that “no one was driving the vehicle at the time of impact,” Herman said. “It’s still under investigation.” Trending Videos The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car evercenter_img We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS Tesla sued for airbag malfunction in Model 3 highway crashHerman said his office is coordinating with federal authorities, without specifying which ones, and didn’t know whether the Autopilot feature was engaged. It took more than 30,000 gallons of water to extinguish the fire, which burned for four hours, he added.Tesla didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment Sunday. The company’s shares fell as much as 2% in U.S. pre-market trading on Monday.Federal officials have criticized Tesla for fire risks related to the battery packs in its cars and for not doing enough to keep drivers from using its driver-assist function inappropriately. In a hearing last year, the National Transportation Safety Board’s chairman said that “it’s time to stop enabling drivers in any partially automated vehicle to pretend that they have driverless cars.”FOR IN-DEPTH EV NEWS & ANALYSIS TUNE IN TO OUR PLUGGED-IN PODCASTNTSB, which has investigated numerous previous Tesla crashes, isn’t planning on opening a new probe into the latest incident, spokesman Chris O’Neil said. PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca See More Videoslast_img read more


Mohr Leads Polson to Victory at Class A State Basketball

first_imgBOZEMAN – Louis Mohr scored nearly half of his team’s points in leading the Polson Pirates to a 67-62 victory over Billings Central Friday afternoon in a loser-out game at the Class A boys state basketball tournament at Montana State University in Bozeman.The Pirates advance to play in a loser-out game at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday against the loser of the Columbia Falls-Laurel semifinal game, scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Friday evening.Earlier in the day, Corvallis defeated Belgrade 53-51. Belgrade is out of the tournament, while Corvallis will play the loser of Butte Central and Dillon at 11 a.m. Saturday morning. Butte Central and Dillon play at 8 p.m. Friday in the semifinals.In the girls tournament, both of Northwestern A’s state representatives lost out on Friday in Belgrade. Columbia Falls fell to Anaconda 63-47, while Libby lost 51-13 to Billings Central.Anaconda will play the loser of Dillon and Butte Central at 9:30 a.m. Saturday. Dillon and Butte Central play in the semifinals at 6:30 p.m. Friday. In Saturday’s other loser-out game at 11 a.m., Billings Central will play the loser of Laurel and Belgrade, who play in the semis at 8 p.m. Friday.Polson’s Mohr, the MVP of the 2010 boys state tournament, scored 33 points, including 19 in the second half, in the Pirates’ victory over Billings Central. He had only two points at the end of the first period. But in the second quarter Mohr, a senior, began reaching into his extensive offensive repertoire.At 6-4, Mohr is effective from behind the three-point line, where he can either shoot or slash to the basket, and from down low on the blocks, where he posts up smaller players. He shot 11-of-19, including 3-of-6 from three-point range. He made only eight of his 17 free-throw attempts.Junior Tyler Krell, a 6-6 post, chipped in 12 points for Polson and senior Kyle Bagnell had 11 points.Junior Ryan Burke led the Rams with 20 points on 6-of-15 shooting. He was 4-of-10 from the foul line. As a team, Billings Central made only 13-of-32 free throws. Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. Emaillast_img read more


New blast room for Welsh cylinder testing firm

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Convent graduates told to hold on to their faith

first_img Sharing is caring! 132 Views   4 comments Share EducationLocalNewsSecondary Convent graduates told to hold on to their faith by: – June 26, 2013 Tweetcenter_img Share Share Sixty-six students graduated from Convent High School on WednesdaySixty-six young ladies who graduated from the Convent High School on Wednesday, 26th June have been encouraged to hold on to their faith.Headgirl Jade Alexander, in giving her welcome address at the Windsor Park Sports Stadium, told the graduating class that they should rid themselves of negativity, mediocrity and insecurity to ensure success.She also emphasized that they should hold on to their faith, knowing that in Christ, all things are possible. Mrs Josephine Dublin, in her principal’s report, also urged the students to hold on to Jesus, “for indeed you can do all things through Christ who strengthens you”. Featured speaker, former Convent High School teacher Lolita Raffoul, gave the graduating class useful tips to assist them on the journey to personal and professional success.She listed faith, love, society, work, planning, diet, money and the enemy as things which could impact their journey. However, Ms Raffoul advised that it is how they deal with or respond to these things that will ultimately determine their success. Ms Raffoul urged the young ladies to value themselves and discover their potential she noted and “remember, when people do you wrong, pray for them”.Alex-Maree Roberts, who was named valedictorian, copped the subject awards for Biology and French, as well as the awards for debate and public speaking.She shared the subject award for Mathematics and Chemistry with headgirl, Jade Alexander and Shawnelle Walsh. Ms Roberts also shared the subject award for English with Shawnelle Walsh.Ms Alexander also received the subject awards for Chemistry and Physics, and the awards for school spirit and conduct.The other subject awards went to Shireen Bellot for Integrated Science and Information Communication Technology, Nicole Bertrand for English Literature, Rajief Defoe for Geography, Carlea Francis for Physical Education and Sports, Jawole Joseph for English, Devi St. Luce for Human and Social Biology, History and Religion which she shared with Jernel Peter, Principles of Accounts Shanice Isidore and Spanish Javianne Thomas.Three teachers were awarded by the principal Ms Dublin for outstanding performance; Andrea Seaman, Leandra Lander and Natasha Nation. The theme for the graduation was “Moving On, Letting Go, Holding On To Tomorrow”.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more