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When times get tough, do you have a backup plan? A huge number of Americans do not have enough savings to cover even a single month of living expenses. If any of these people were to lose their job, then they stand in serious danger of losing their homes or going without power until the bill can be paid. There are options to generate income in a short amount of time, but most of these are either unknown, too skill-based, or just illegal. Maybe you think you should get a…

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Toyota and Panasonic launch car battery study

Toyota and Panasonic are to launch a study into a partnership to develop battery technology for electric cars. The move by the Japanese carmaker and the world’s biggest supplier of automotive batteries signals a deeper push into the development of electric vehicles. In a rare public appearance, Akio Toyoda, Toyota’s president, and Kazuhiro Tsuga, his counterpart at Panasonic, announced the companies would look at joining forces to speed up commercialisation of next-generation battery technologies. The tie-up could give Toyota confidence over battery supply. The company aims to hit annual sales of 5.5m electrified vehicles, which…

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Lear to acquire EXO Technologies for connected car tech

Lear Corporation, a global supplier of automotive seating and electrical systems, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Israel-based EXO Technologies, a developer of GPS technology providing high-accuracy solutions for autonomous and connected vehicle applications. EXO Technologies has operations in San Mateo, California, and Tel Aviv, Israel. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. EXO Technologies has developed core technology that addresses the need for high-accuracy positioning in a vehicle. Its proprietary technology works with existing GPS receivers to provide centimeter-level accuracy anywhere on the globe without the need…

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Your car may contain harmful pollutants: Study

If you thought driving a car on a heavily polluted road may be safe, think twice. According to a new study, car cabins contain extremly high levels of some harmful particulate matter, twice the amount previously thought. The findings showed the pollution inside the cars contained twice the amount of chemicals that cause oxidative stress, thought to be involved in the development of many diseases including respiratory and heart disease, cancer and some types of neuro-degenerative diseases. “We found that people are likely getting a double whammy of exposure in…

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Car drivers are heavier than cyclists: Study

People who drive cars as their main form of transport are on average four kilos heavier than those who cycle, according to a study. The researchers studied how different forms of transport relate to levels of physical activity, and consequently people’s health. Researchers have so far monitored 11,000 volunteers in seven European cities, asking them how they move around the city, which mode of transport they use and how much time they spend travelling. The team also asked volunteers to record their height and weight, and to provide information about…

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