The off-road vehicle earned only one star in testing.
Non-profit organization Latin NCAP, which specializes in testing cars for the South American market, conducted a series of crash tests on two crossovers produced in Brazil. Experts tested the safety of Honda WR-V and Volkswagen Nivus subcompact SUVs. Both cars experienced a frontal impact at a speed of 64 kilometers per hour, side collisions with a cart and a pole. The results were the opposite, and the Honda model failed the crash test.
The Honda WR-V failed miserably. For the protection of adult passengers, the crossover earned 16.41 points, or 41 percent of the maximum result. In a frontal impact, the driver and passenger's legs and chest are poorly protected, and in a side impact, there is a risk of serious chest injury.
For child protection, the car received 19.92 points (40 percent of the maximum result). The car showed good results in protecting pedestrians: 28.23 points (59 percent). During crash tests, experts found that the seat belts do not comply with UN and Latin NCAP rules, and a side impact on a pole was not carried out at all due to the lack of side airbags. As a result, the crossover received only one star out of five possible.
The subcompact Volkswagen Nivus, on the contrary, coped with crash tests perfectly, earning the maximum number of stars. For the protection of adults and children, the crossover received 36.99 (92%) and 44.87 points (92%), since the car is already equipped with six airbags as standard. At the same time, for the protection of pedestrians during a collision, the car received even less points than Honda - 23.4 (49%).
In early September, the updated Toyota Tundra XK70 received the highest safety rating during crash tests. The full-size pickup was tested during collisions and rollovers.
The police are asking the townspeople for help in catching the criminals.
Catalytic converters are popular devices among thieves, often stolen for the precious metals they contain. And sometimes, for the sake of valuable details, attackers demonstrate miracles of arrogance. In San Francisco, thieves stole catalysts from four cars in the livery of the City Police Department (SFPD), and the cars were parked literally under the windows of the headquarters of the Special Operations Bureau, where special forces are quartered.
Catalysts were removed from SFPD-marked vehicles before 1:00 p.m. on Monday, September 12, according to local police. It was then that one of the officers discovered that his pickup truck was missing an important part that cleans the exhaust. After that, he decided to check the neighboring cars.
It turned out that another truck and two vans in police livery had lost their neutralizers. Stealing from several police cars at once takes a lot of courage, but the location makes the act of theft even more egregious: the cars were parked outside the building that serves as the headquarters for the SWAT unit.
"These people really don't think too highly of the police if they think they can steal catalytic converters from the best of us," an SFPD spokesman told local media.
However, some police officers are clearly not too optimistic: according to them, this is not the first time that parts have been removed from police cars in this place. “They can get away with it… This is not the first incident,” one of the officers said. Therefore, the police decided not to rely solely on their own strength and turned to the public with a request to respond if there was any information about the thieves.
Interest among thieves in catalysts in San Francisco is so great that the authorities even had to impose a ban on the transportation of used devices. The reason was the discovery of 14 catalytic converters in one car, the driver of which was suspected of stealing.
An eco-friendly urban electric scooter caught fire while charging at home.
You can see part of the consequences in the video. Unfortunately, extinguishing the fire is impossible until everything around the electric vehicle has burned.
All electric cars are self-igniting in a similar way.
Losing the car after a fire is the smallest loss. If you are in the vehicle when the fire starts, there is very little chance of escaping it.
Avoid using underground parking lots, as electric cars have unlimited access to them, as well as charging your car in your garage. Not only could you lose your vehicle, but your home if it's connected to the garage.