The HiLux has a loyal following, low running costs and rock solid resale value but it’s fallen off the pace as rivals have updated. The Ranger is the best ute to drive by a comfortable margin but we struggle to see the value compared to the Triton, which wins courtesy of impressive standard safety kit, generous warranty, cheap servicing costs and sharp drive-away pricing
7. Enough about Whiskey: He’s only half of this show’s spy tandem. It’s time to meet Frankie Trowbridge (Cohan), a CIA agent who goes by the code name Fiery Tribune. Unlike Whiskey’s sappy ass, Frankie is no-nonsense and doesn’t give a shit about emotional attachments. She’s hooking up with a mercenary at the beginning of the show and shrugs off the fling when her hookup tries to betray and kill her after being bribed by someone else with Bitcoin. (Bitcoin, really?!) [ Whispers. ] She’s the tough one in this dynamic.
A friend of mine bought a used ’16 Sierra 4×4 ext cab and probably could have grabbed up a leftover ’17 for about the same price. He just can’t seem to buy any vehicle new, even when it would work out better for him. The truck he bought has super low miles on it, looks new inside and out, but there is always the question of why was it traded in after only 15 months? At least it worked out better than his last purchase, a used ’10 or ’11 Jeep Wrangler that had major issues that an inspection he didn’t have would have shown. He ended up putting about $2000 into fixing the problems, mostly due to rust and on the 4WD system, before it was ready to be him and his oldest son’s winter get to work vehicle. Now the Sierra does that job, and the Jeep is his youngest kid’s get to work vehicle.
The goal, according to a memorandum signed by BMW CEO Klaus Fröhlich and Daimler CEO Ola Källenius, is to put as many of these cars on the road as possible as quickly as possible. The BMW Vision iNext is already scheduled for sale in Europe by 2021 with SAE Level 3 automation. Mercedes is readying this system for the 2020 S-class and will launch a pilot test of Level 4 automated cars in San Jose, California, later this year. Both automakers, in a rare moment of humility, now admit they can’t refine the technology at such a rapid pace and to the point of Level 4 and 5 automation—where the industry imagines there will be no drivers—without a joint effort. The automakers said they will also consider partnering with more automakers and tech companies.
The partnership comes as automakers face new rivals in the business of getting people from one place to another such as Uber and Waymo, which are both working on autonomous driving. BMW and Daimler last week launched a joint venture in auto-related digital services such as car sharing, ride-hailing and ticketless parking. Ford and Volkswagen have said they are talking about teaming up on developing autonomous and battery-powered cars.
Features: ⊹ Track • Track your location/route of your activity • Store favorite locations • Import/Export CSV, GPX, KML, KMZ format. • Take GPS static observations to average current location for more accurate waypoints • Easily navigate to waypoints with the waypoint guide on the compass • Add fully editable waypoints on the fly to your current track either manually or from you favorite locations • Add a vector as a waypoint with angle and distance • Convert between four sets of coordinates (Decimal, DMS, MGRS, UTM) anytime • Glide Ratio is viewable and tracked during recording • Use degrees or mils for the compass • Add MGRS Grid overlay to map • Create routes to follow manually before you start your track • GPS Tracks uses WGS84 datum • Long term recording till battery run out
Chinese students’ foundations in math are “not as solid as before,” Zhai Zhenghua, the Chinese RMM team’s coach, said in an interview with Chinese online media outlet Pear Video. “Overall, our level has declined while other countries have improved.” Zhai pointed to China’s performance at the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) in the past five years, during which China was frequently in the top three but never took the first place.
The Tesla Model 3 is the first vehicle built on Tesla's third-generation platform. It aims to reduce the entry price for electric vehicles while not making any compromise on range and performance. The Model 3 starts at $35,000 in the US and deliveries to employees and company insiders began in mid 2017 – customer deliveries begin in late 2017.
An innovative and creative jazz artist of the younger generation, Rudresh Mahanthappa enjoys international acclaim, with numerous awards as a testament to his work. With roots in India, the talented musician discovered his passion for Carnatic music through a friend, the Indian saxophonist Kadri Gopalnath. His playing is characterised by a fusion of rhythmic structures with modern jazz. At the BMW Welt Jazz Awards on 24 March 2019 the Rudresh Mahanthappa Quintet will feature Rez Abbasi on guitar, Bobby Avey on piano, François Moutin on double bass and Rudy Royston on drums. Together, they will revisit the critically acclaimed Bird Calls album, in which Mahanthappa leans toward the music of saxophone legend Charlie ‘Bird’ Parker to deliver a performance that is his very own. His personal, highly virtuoso interpretations of the original compositions present the themes, solos and arrangements of the godfather of modern jazz in a completely new context. Mahanthappa couples powerful, passionate, modern jazz with an inexhaustible joy of playing.
The Isetta was originally designed by an Italian company called Iso in the early 1950s as a city-minded microcar that could navigate through the country’s tight city streets. Its design was licensed out to several companies, including BMW. BMW took the Isetta and made several improvements, including a new single-cylinder engine, before rebadging and selling it. This particular car is a 300 model, meaning it uses the later 298cc-displacement motor with 13 horsepower (versus 12 horsepower in the lesser Isetta 250).