Day: May 23, 2022

It’s Time to Deliver Our Neighborhoods from Illegal Commercial Truck Parking

 

Illegal truck parking in Queens (photo: Daniel Sparrow, Council Member Linda Lee’s office)


No matter where you look in Eastern Queens, it seems like there’s a commercial truck illegally parked. Whether it’s along a highway or in a quiet residential neighborhood, these four-ton vehicles are hard to miss. Now, it seems like this long-standing problem is reaching a crisis level citywide. Fines and enforcement alone won’t solve this problem — we need a comprehensive solution that involves government agencies, elected officials, and the private sector to solve this problem for the long-term.

Around 90% of the goods shipped within New York City are carried by truck. Nearly 9 million New Yorkers rely on these trucks and their drivers for our food, medicine, building materials, and just about everything else that makes our daily life possible. On top of servicing New Yorkers’ needs, trucks also support JFK and LaGuardia airports, two

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2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class / C300 First Drive: Baby S-Class

mercedes-benz c-class Full Overview

Pros

  • Interior design and quality from the S-Class
  • Quiet ride
  • Smart safety technology

 

Cons

  • Soft steering
  • Reduced headroom
  • $44,600 starting price

The last time the Mercedes-Benz C-Class was all new, there was no Tesla Model 3, Genesis G70, or Alfa Romeo Giulia, three of its main competitors. (The latter two were named MotorTrend‘s Car of the Year.) Since 2014, when the fourth generation was launched, basically every luxury compact sedan has received a complete makeover except the C-Class (and the Lexus IS), leaving the Mercedes to face stiff competition amid a growing field of players. The result was lower sales, dropping from 86,000 annual units in 2015 to 30,000 last year. The popularity of crossovers is also to blame, but the fact Mercedes left one of its best-sellers unattended didn’t help.

Thankfully, that stops now.

Feeling Special Inside

Although the previous C-Class still managed to

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Hyundai Motor Group to invest more than $10 billion in U.S. up to 2025

Hyundai Motor Group said on Sunday it would invest an additional
$5 billion in the United States by 2025 to strengthen collaboration
with U.S. firms in advanced technology, Trend reports citing
Reuters.

The investments, announced during a visit to Seoul by President
Joe Biden, are for robotics, urban air mobility, autonomous driving
and artificial intelligence, the group said.

Hyundai Motor Group, which houses Hyundai Motor Co (005380.KS)
and Kia Corp (000270.KS), on Friday announced plans to invest $5.5
billion in Georgia to build electric vehicle (EV) and battery
facilities.

The new investment brings its planned U.S. total through 2025 to
about $10 billion, above the $7.4 billion it announced last
year.

The world’s third-biggest automaker by vehicles sales did not
say where in the United States the additional $5 billion would be
invested.

“Thanks to Hyundai, we are being part of this transformative
automobile sector and accelerating us on

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Leaked Photos Reveal More 2024 BMW XM Flagship SUV Radical Details

BMW may have just accomplished a sportier but clean refresh of the 2023 BMW 3 Series, but the automaker isn’t holding back on the styling of its upcoming all-new 2024 BMW XM flagship SUV, given these new leaked photos of what appears to be a production vehicle. Unlike other M SUVs so far, the XM isn’t directly based on an existing non-performance model, and its wild new design language is meant to distinguish it even further as the pinnacle of the brand’s performance capability.

New photos from an “anonymous” source posted by wilcoblok on Instagram (the post is blocked from being embedded but MotorTrend requested and received permission to include it below) show a partially-covered XM reportedly snapped at an airport. While many elements are covered, including the headlights and wheels, we still get an interesting glimpse at many features. The front view shows off the massive kidney nostrils in

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