Day: August 27, 2021

The 15 Best Leased Cars to Buy Now and Sell for a Profit

  • A car leased three years ago is worth way more now at the end of its lease than was predicted.
  • The humble Volkswagen Tiguan leads the list with a 61.3% increase.
  • But the Camaro is worth $12,346 more in cash.

    Yes, these are weird times we’re living in. You can’t find a rental car because rental companies sold them all off during last year’s pandemic. You can’t get a new or even a used car because all the chips required to make them go are being put into Sony PS5s. And good luck finding a new car for sticker price even on the least-desirable brand’s lot. But one thing that could be put in the plus category right now is leased cars. Once your three-year lease is up, keep the car and sell it, because that may be one of the most surefire ways to make money during this

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    Alphabet’s Waymo to stop selling lidar self-driving car sensors

    A Waymo Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid self-driving vehicle is parked and displayed during a demonstration in Chandler, Arizona, November 29, 2018. REUTERS/Caitlin O’Hara

    SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 26 (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) self-driving unit Waymo said on Thursday that it has ended a two-year effort to sell light detection and ranging (lidar) sensors to other companies.

    This is a reversal from its earlier strategy to sell the lidars to non-automotive customers to bring down costs of a key and expensive component of self-driving cars.

    “We’re winding down our commercial lidar business as we maintain our focus on developing and deploying our Waymo Driver across our Waymo One (ride-hailing) and Waymo Via (delivery) units,” a Waymo spokesperson said in a statement.

    The spokesperson, however, said it will continue to build its lidars in-house.

    According to a person familiar with the matter, Waymo is considering both internal technology and external suppliers for its

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    Free Sport Downloads

    Lots of the modifications occurring within the automotive market at present, including tightened credit score markets in a capital-intensive business and increased government involvement are the most recent international challenges. The subtext to the Tremendous Duke R’s chassis adjustments features a new body that shaved off 2 kg (4.four lb.). The large information revolves around how the brand new body impacts the bike’s handling, which was made sharper for each the road and track. KTM claims three times the torsional stiffness from a brand new trellis frame that makes use of the LC8 engine as a careworn member. The rake increased from 24.9° to 25.2°, and the path stays 4.2 in. Moreover, while shedding 200 g (7 oz.), the triple clamp obtained 3mm extra offset to ship more feeling to the rider for precise steering inputs. To help in directional adjustments each on the entry and mid-nook, the engine was … Read More

    Turning a real car into a Hot Wheels toy takes a lot of tech

    Going from a 1,000-horsepower, home-built 1970 Pontiac Trans Am to a 1/64-scale toy involves a lot more steps than you might think.

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    The odds are good that at some point in your life you’ve come across a Hot Wheels toy car. If you’re a car enthusiast, you’ve probably had a collection of them at some point, or maybe you have one now, but have you ever really sat and thought about how they’re made? How does Mattel take a full-size car and turn it into a 1/64-scale toy?

    To find out how the process works, we went to Hot Wheels design headquarters in El Segundo, California, to watch the winner of the 2020 Hot Wheels legends tour go through it. The winner, an epic 1970 Pontiac Trans Am track car built by Riley Stair in his family’s side yard, presented some interesting challenges for the crew from

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