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Jul
2021
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3-year-old found dead in car in Spartanburg County, coroner says

SPARTANBURG. THE CORONER SAYS THE RETHE-YEAR-OLD WAS FOUND DEAD INSIDE A CAR. YOU SAY THEY FOUND THEIR CHILD ON NORTH LANFORD ROAD JUST BEFORE 6 O’CLOCK. CORNER SAYS THE CHILD’S IDENTITY IS BEING WITHHELD THEY ARE TRYING TO GET IN CONTACT WITH THE CHILD’ S.ANYONE WITH INFORMATION IS

3-year-old found dead in car in Spartanburg County, coroner says

Police are responding to N. Lanford Road in Spartanburg.

A 3-year-old child was found dead Wednesday inside of a car in Spartanburg, according to Coroner Rusty Clevenger. Police said they were called to a home just before 6 p.m. on North Lanford Road.The coroner said the name of the child is being withheld at this time due to attempts to notify the child’s family.The cause of death has also not been released pending an autopsy.

A 3-year-old child was found dead Wednesday inside of a car in Spartanburg, according to Coroner Rusty Clevenger.

Police said they were called to a home just before 6 p.m. on North Lanford Road.

The coroner said the name of the child is being withheld at this time due to attempts to notify the child’s family.

The cause of death has also not been released pending an autopsy.

Jul
2021
6

This Is What A Formula One Car Looks Like On A Kart Track

One of the greatest genres of humor is one thing being very much in a place it should not be, and that is what makes this video of a 1970s Formula One car on a go-kart track such a damn delight.

As the United Kingdom begins to reopen in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, motorsport is coming back at all levels, and to celebrate, Buckmore Park, a karting track in Chatham decided to do something different. It decided to slap a 1976 F1 car onto its tarmac.

You can watch the full video from Super GT below:

As you can imagine, a karting track is designed for way smaller vehicles than the No. 18 Durex Team Surtees machine from 1976. Historically, this wasn’t exactly the most successful vehicle to start with. It was shared between Brett Lunger, Conny Andersson, and Noritake Takahara, and none of those drivers ever scored a point or finished in the top 10. The clean white car probably hinted at that, though; fewer sponsors generally signal less available money and therefore less development.

So, we have a fairly unwieldy machine to begin with, and then we stick it on an itty bitty race track. It’s a bit like a bull being let loose in a china shop.

We get helmet cam footage in this video from both the No. 18 and, later, from a kart. It’s wild how much more nimble the kart looks in contrast. We’d normally assume the F1 car would be much faster, but that’s obviously not going to happen on a track designed for the smaller vehicle.

The only thing I wish we had more of here were some overhead shots. The helmet cam is awesome, but it would be awesome to be able to lay overhead shots side by side to see the differences in speed and lines during a lap.

Jul
2021
6

Bicycle complaint: The Record for Wednesday, June 30

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

11:34 a.m. Routt County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a report of wildlife in the 100 block of US Highway 40.

11:47 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers received a complaint about a bicyclist in the 800 block of Yampa Street.



2:56 p.m. Officers responded to a suspicious vehicle outside a vehicle in the 900 block of Strings Road.

7:46 p.m. Officers received a report of theft from a condo in the 1900 block of Storm Meadows Drive.



10:27 p.m. Officers responded to a vehicle complaint on Locust Court and Paloverde Way.

Total incidents: 66

• Steamboat officers responded to 41 cases including calls for service and officer initiated incidents such as traffic stops.

• Sheriff’s deputies responded to 15 cases including calls for service and officer initiated incidents such as traffic stops.

• Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue firefighters responded to seven calls for service.

• North Routt Fire Rescue firefighters responded to three calls for service.

The Record offers a glimpse of police activity and is not a comprehensive report of all police activity. Calls such as domestic violence, sexual assaults and juvenile situations typically do not appear in The Record.

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Jul
2021
6

Volvo to shake up car nomenclature starting with new EV flagship

Volvo will change the way it names its cars starting a new full-electric flagship that will debut next year.

Instead of carrying over the XC90 moniker, Volvo will deviate from using letter and number combinations for its Tesla Model X rival.

“This car will have a name, more like a [newborn] child,” Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson said during a presentation of the company’s EV-centric future on Wednesday.

Volvo wants half of its global sales — an estimated 600,000 — to be full-electric vehicles by 2025 and to be an electric-only brand by 2030.

Samuelsson said Volvo wants to premiere a new name for the model because the crossover will:

  • Debut a new platform
  • Only be sold online
  • Offer lidar as standard to improve safety
  • Eventually offer unsupervised driving in so-called Ride Model in locations where legislation allows the car’s technology to take control
  • Offer bidirectional charging so customer can feed electricity back to the grid in locations where that is possible.

“Calling that just a new XC90 would be wrong because this is the really a first of its kind,” Samuelsson told Automotive News Europe.

The new car will also showcase a sleeker exterior and more spacious interior previewed by the Concept Recharge that Volvo debuted on Wednesday.

The prototype’s grille has a shield-like structure as well as a new interpretation of Volvo’s Thor’s Hammer headlight design.

The stars of the uncluttered interior are a 15-inch touchscreen and a floating screen behind the steering wheel that will use Volvo’s newly developed operating system. Volvo EVs will also have a centralized computing platform.

When asked how much of the Concept Recharge’s design language would be transferred to the new crossover Samuelsson was cautious: “Some ideas normally move up. I won’t say more.”

Volvo plans to reveal the car’s name when it debuts the production version of the crossover in 2022. Deliveries of the EV, which will be built at the automaker’s U.S. factory in South Carolina, will start in 2023.

Samuelsson said Volvo’s new nomenclature will be extended to its the forthcoming wave of new EVs underpinned by the second-generation of its Scalable Platform Architecture, SPA2, and to a small electric crossover that will use the Sustainable Experience Architecture (SEA) the Swedish automaker helped parent Zhejiang Geely Holding develop.

Volvo began launching one electric car each year starting in 2020 with the XC40 Recharge. The C40 was the automaker’s 2021 debut followed by the flagship crossover due next year. Volvo hasn’t said which EVs are planned for 2023-25, although the small model should be in the mix along with a premium midsize SUV to succeed its No. 2-seller globally, the XC60..

Meanwhile, Volvo confirmed there will not be a third-generation XC90 with a combustion engine or plug-in hybrid powertrain, but the current generations of each may see updates.