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5 things you should do when you miss your flight

  • Missing a flight is a terrible feeling that can be extra stressful if you're traveling for a personal emergency or on a tight work schedule.
  • Henrik Zillmer, the CEO at AirHelp, told INSIDER that simply explaining why you missed your flight is the first step.
  • "If you're stuck in traffic on the way to the airport and afraid you'll be too late to board, some airlines may be able to book you onto a later flight.
  • If your flight was scheduled to be short, such as Los Angeles to Las Vegas, you might be able to get to your destination faster with a ground transportation option like a rental car, bus, or train.
  • Tools like AirHelp can help you navigate the process and better understand if you're eligible to claim cash for the inconvenience of a missed flight, cancellation, or anytime you've been denied boarding; all you need to do is enter your flight details.

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EU investigating German automakers, alleging collusion on emissions tech

  • The European Commission said on Tuesday that it is opening an investigation into possible collusion among Volkswagen Group, BMW, and Daimler to avoid competition on developing state-of-the-art emissions control technology.
  • A press release from the European Commission noted that it suspected the companies of agreeing to limit the development and roll-out of two types of emissions-regulating technology.
  • Auto manufacturers have an incentive to skimp on emissions reduction systems because they generally add weight and cost to the car, which affects two things consumers look for most: performance and price.
  • Last year, German magazine Spiegel reported on allegations that VW Group, Daimler, and BMW had been meeting since the 1990s "to coordinate activities related to vehicle technology, costs, suppliers and strategy as well as diesel emissions controls," Bloomberg wrote.

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Hit the Rails for the Best Cuyahoga Valley Experience

  • The historic, 26-mile Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad winds through the national park of the same name.
  • This line of historic train cars winds through 26 miles of the national park, which encompasses forests, waterfalls, and part of the Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath, the park's main trail.
  • In late September, the weeklong Steam in the Valley event offers visitors a rare treat: a ride aboard a historic “high-stepping, 14-wheeled, time machine.” That time machine is the Nickel Plate No. 765, a 400-ton steam locomotive built in 1944.
  • Other cars in the CVSR fleet include coach carriages built for the Pennsylvania Railroad, Canadian National locomotives, and the Paul Revere Parlor Car, once used by Congress members traveling between Washington, D.C., New York, and Boston.
  • The Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad offers multiple trips most days.

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Augmented reality startup attracts major automakers

  • Once fully autonomous cars hit the roads en masse, WayRay and other companies will have a unique opportunity to generate new revenue.
  • Combine this connectivity with the expectation that US consumers will spend a whopping 900 million more minutes inside cars per day by 2025, and a huge opportunity appears in terms of consumer time.
  • Automakers must lay the groundwork now to get inside the car and capitalize on this opportunity.
  • Businesses that want to maximize this opportunity will need to form partnerships and acquire customers in the near-term to get inside the car.
  • Porsche, for instance, said it sees WayRay as a strong technology partner to help offer its customers more and more in-car services.
  • This opportunity could also extend to other services — streaming Netflix on the inside of the windshield, for instance — but first, companies must lay the necessary groundwork over the next few years.

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Consumers are sitting ducks in a car yard

  • He testified that the practice in the industry is to reward car dealers by paying "flex commissions" on car loans.
  • The bank sets a base interest rate, but then leaves it up to the car dealer to decide the actual interest rate the customer will pay on the car loan.
  • The margin between the base interest rate, and the interest rate the customer ends up paying, is then divvied up between the car dealer and the bank.
  • In deciding whether or not to make auto loans, banks are heavily reliant on car yard business managers – who are obviously eager to finalise the car sale – to fill in loan application forms correctly, supplemented with customer declarations.
  • On Wednesday, counsel assisting Mark Costello asked IAG's group executive for business distribution, Benjamin Bessell, whether he agreed that "a significant number of the add-on insurance products sold by Swann were of questionable or little value to the consumer".

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Ferrari’s Monza SP1 and SP2 Mix 21st Century Tech With 1950s Cool

  • Thus will the iconic car company make a plug-in hybrid SUV, to be called the Purosangue—Italian for thoroughbred.
  • The true Ferrari aficionado, though, does not want vehicles that cater to hand-wringing bureaucrats or drivers who need to do things like go places with their kids and groceries.
  • The line starts with a pair of sports cars that mix 1940s and 50, classic racing style with the best 21st century engineering has to offer—including the most powerful engine Ferrari has ever made.
  • (If you need proof of how much fun electric cars can be, consider that that’s barely fast enough to beat many battery-powered daily drivers.) Stay on the gas for another five seconds, and you’ll hit 124 mph.
  • Eager to ensure you look the part in this retromobile—rumored to cost seven figures—Ferrari brought in luxury outfits Loro Piana and Berluti to make a “gentlemen-driver-inspired” helmet, gloves, scarf, driving shoes, and racing overalls.

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Will a No-Deal Brexit Cause Trade Mayhem? BMW Isn't Taking Any Chances

  • German carmaker BMW (bmwyy) will put its British Mini production into neutral next April, when Brexit takes effect, it announced yesterday.
  • Last year Aston Martin officials told U.K. lawmakers that uncertainty over obtaining supplies could force them to halt production in the absence of a Brexit deal.
  • Many factories have so-called just-in-time production systems that depend on friction-less borders between countries—something that would be disrupted by some versions of Brexit.
  • Earlier this year, the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) called for the EU and U.K. to continue to recognize one another’s car certifications, to avoid having to re-certify models in both markets.
  • “We are therefore calling on the European Commission to clarify how existing approvals can be transferred from an EU27 authority to the U.K., and the other way around,” ACEA Secretary General Erik Jonnaert told Deutche Welle.

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Countdown to the Singularity [Affiliate]

  • I asked the smartest people I know for their tech predictions for the next 20 years (2018 – 2038).
  • If you’d like a copy of all 50 predictions, you can download them here.
  • Flying car operations take off in a dozen cities in the world.
  • Robots are commonplace in most middle-income homes, able to reliably read lips and recognize face, mouth and hand gestures.
  • Medical nanorobots demonstrated in humans are able to extend the immune system.
  • Companies like Kernel have made significant, reliable connections between the human cortex and the Cloud.
  • Longevity treatments are routinely available and covered by life insurance policies, extending the average human lifespan 30 – 40 years.
  • Everyday life is now unrecognizable – incredibly good and hyper VR and AI augment all parts of the world and every aspect of daily human life.

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Former GM exec Bob Lutz predicts conspiracy theorists will soon be asking 'Who killed Tesla?'

  • The totality of the electric-car maker's financial, administrative, manufacturing, and legal problems, Lutz suggested, mean that Tesla's days are numbered.
  • The remarks come at a challenging time for Tesla and its CEO, Elon Musk, as US authorities investigate his claim that he had "funding secured" to take his company private.
  • Tesla is also working overtime to crank out as many of its mass-market Model 3 sedans as it can.
  • Indeed, Tesla has some daunting challenges ahead, including a massive amount of debt, including $920 million in convertible bonds that will come due by March 1, depending on where Tesla's share price ends up.
  • The company also faces a growing number of competitors that are moving into the electric-car space in earnest.
  • Lower-end competitors like the Chevy Bolt, which have the benefit of General Motors' massive manufacturing outfit, made it to market a full year before the Model 3.

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Former GM exec Bob Lutz predicts conspiracy theorists will soon be asking 'Who killed Tesla?'

  • The totality of the electric-car maker's financial, administrative, manufacturing, and legal problems, Lutz suggested, mean that Tesla's days are numbered.
  • The remarks come at a challenging time for Tesla and its CEO, Elon Musk, as US authorities investigate his claim that he had "funding secured" to take his company private.
  • Tesla is also working overtime to crank out as many of its mass-market Model 3 sedans as it can.
  • Indeed, Tesla has some daunting challenges ahead, including a massive amount of debt, including $920 million in convertible bonds that will come due by March 1, depending on where Tesla's share price ends up.
  • The company also faces a growing number of competitors that are moving into the electric-car space in earnest.
  • Lower-end competitors like the Chevy Bolt, which have the benefit of General Motors' massive manufacturing outfit, made it to market a full year before the Model 3.

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