An American came to France to buy a dream Ferrari. The car burned down on the way to the inspection.
The buyer came for a vintage supercar from another country.
A US resident named Tarek Salah posted a video online in which he shared his unsuccessful trip to France. A man traveled to another country to buy a 1994 Ferrari F355. Before concluding the deal, the buyer and the seller went to a local technical center to assess the condition of the sports car. During a test drive on the highway, the car caught fire. Before the arrival of rescuers, the car burned to the ground.
Tarek Salah revealed in the video that he has always dreamed of driving a Ferrari F355 through the streets of France. Together with the owner of the sports car, they went to a local mechanic who was supposed to evaluate the technical condition of the car before concluding a deal. On the way, Salah smelled gasoline, but did not attach any importance to this. Some time later, motorists passing by signaled to the Ferrari driver that the engine compartment was on fire.
The men jumped out of the burning car directly onto the highway, after which they called the fire department. While rescuers got to the scene, the flames completely destroyed the vintage supercar, which, in addition to its perfect appearance, was distinguished by optional sports seats.
Volkswagen Group will present the concept of an electric autonomous car called Gen.Travel as part of the Chantilly Arts & Elegance exhibition, which will be held on September 24 and 25 in Chantilly, France. According to the developers, the conceptual shuttle, devoid of controls, embodies the vision of the German company's future changes in the automotive industry. There can be only two places in the car, which are laid out in beds.
Gen.Travel received a futuristic design, doors opening in the style of "butterfly wings", panoramic windows and full LED optics. On the exterior, the creators used matte and black glass finishes, as well as natural and recycled materials. Thanks to the smart lighting system in the interior, you can set the cold or warm atmospheric light.
Another feature of Gen.Travel is the modular cabin design, which can be adapted to different situations. Inside can accommodate up to four adult passengers. If you have a night trip, you can fold the seats, making them two beds.
In addition, passengers have access to an augmented reality interface, which, with the help of special glasses, allows them to access additional information about the trip. VR also allows the use of digital content.
The concept lacks pedals and a steering wheel. The car's controls are systems located on the center console that allow you to adjust the media system, seat position and climate control. As planned, such a car should be completely autonomous. Details of the electric power plant at Volkswagen have not yet been disclosed.
In mid-August, an unusual concept car was developed by Lincoln. Experts have developed an autonomous electric car for the Pebble Beach Contest of Elegance.
A record recall campaign has been announced in the US.
Tesla is conducting another mass recall of electric cars in the United States. This time, the cause was a problem with power windows: it turned out that 1.1 million cars of the brand fail the reverse movement function. This means that if an obstacle is detected between the frame and the glass, the mechanism will not automatically lower the glass. This in turn can cause injury, according to the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
According to NHTSA, a full Tesla recall campaign is still not needed: the problem is in the software of electric cars, which will be updated over the air via over-the-air (OTA). The power windows of the 2017-2022 Tesla Model 3, 2020-2021 Model Y, and the 2021 and 2022 Model S and Model X can be dangerous.
Tesla, in turn, said that it is not aware of any warranty claims, accidents, injuries or deaths related to the failed reverse motion function. The NHTSA also emphasizes that the closing window of such a function can pinch the limbs of the driver or passenger, which can lead to injury.
In August, Tesla tested electric windows and found that the reverse function was even more sensitive to obstacles than required. However, more extensive pressure testing of the regulator showed the opposite: power windows do not meet safety requirements. From September 13, all cars ready for delivery to customers began to be equipped with new software in which this problem is solved.
Tesla has come under scrutiny from the NHTSA in recent years. Of particular interest to the regulator is the autopilot of electric cars, the shortcomings of which lead to emergency situations. In August, one of the owners of Tesla filed a lawsuit due to the fact that the electronics suddenly stopped the car in the middle of the road. According to NHTSA, more than 750 car owners have complained about this behavior of the autopilot.