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In a high-tech world, car designers still rely on clay

Car designers have every kind of software and virtual reality tool. But when they want to make sure a car’s curves look just right, they rely on one of the world’s oldest materials: clay. Every vehicle by every major carmaker, from Mercedes to Tesla to Toyota, is formed in clay long before it ever hits the road. Automakers hire sculptors ...

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Toyota Tacoma leads small pickups in latest IIHS crash tests

The Toyota Tacoma double cab received the highest scores in the latest round of small pickup crash tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Related Image Expand / Collapse Of the eight pickups tested, four earned Good ratings, but none qualified for the organization’s Top Safety Pick awards due to underperforming headlamps and their lack of automatic emergency ...

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Bollinger Motors unveils four-door version of its electric SUV

Electric off-road vehicle startup Bollinger Motors only introduced its first two-door pickup/SUV in July, but it has already unveiled its next model. The Hobart, New York-based company is planning a four-door follow-on to its back to basics-styled battery-powered B-1 truck. Related Image Expand / Collapse The four-door’s wheelbase and overall length are both stretched nine inches, making room for the ...

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Eva Shockey on hunting, happiness, and what to expect in the wild

Anyone who’s seen Eva Shockey wield a bow knows how skilled she is at her craft. But despite being raised by world-famous hunter, Shockey didn’t exactly start out with plans to become one of the most recognizable personalities in the outdoor arena. In her new book, “Taking Aim: Daring to Be Different, Happier and Healthier in the Great Outdoors,” the ...

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Police pursue speedy 79-year-old onto golf course

A high speed chase in New York started on the freeway and ended up on the fairway. State police report that on Tuesday afternoon a trooper clocked a 2010 Toyota Corolla doing 93 mph on Interstate 81 near the town of Kirkwood and tried to pull it over. The 79-year-old driver, identified as Freddie P. Maliwacki Sr., ignored the lights ...

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Self-driving Smart wants to set you up

The Smart Fortwo has finally evolved into its ultimate form: an electric autonomous urban people moving pod. The minicar maker has created a self-driving Fortwo concept that it suggests would be a perfect fit for parent company Daimler’s car2go car sharing operation. Related Image Expand / Collapse The Smart Vision EQ Fortwo doesn’t have a steering wheel, just a bench ...

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Chick-fil-A retiring Chicken Salad Sandwich from nation-wide menu

Brace yourselves, Chick-fil-A fans: The chicken focused chain has decided to ditch yet another of its beloved menu items. After recently eliminating its Breakfast Burrito in favor of a new Hash Brown Scramble — which is also available in burrito-form, by the way — Chick-fil-A will completely discontinue its Chicken Salad Sandwich on Sept. 30, Today reports. CHICK-FIL-A EARNS HIGH ...

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