ALBANY — The New York Police Department announced Wednesday it would no longer randomly test police officers or job applicants for marijuana, but then subsequently sought to walk back that directive.
An internal memo shared with the Times Union, which was authored by the department's deputy commissioner for legal affairs, said the policy will align with state Labor Law that prohibits adverse employment actions based on recreational marijuana use. The department will still be allowed to test someone for marijuana "if there is reasonable suspicion that the member is impaired by marijuana on the job."
The legendary home of some of the world's most stunning car designs is now home to a new project. The first Pininfarina Battista Hyper GT production model has been completed.
"The Battista hyper GT is the realisation of a dream, which began with design icon Battista 'Pinin' Farina's ambition to create a beautiful car bearing only the Pininfarina name," said Per Svantesson, CEO of Automobili Pininfarina.
"We are proud to have achieved that goal and in doing so, we lead a movement into an exciting new luxury era, where design purity and a focus on sustainable innovations will shape a series of incredible new vehicles from Automobili Pininfarina."
Each of the $1.99 million USD Battista Hyper GTs takes up to 1,340 hours of hand-crafting to complete. The process is part of a collaborative design approach where buyers work hand-in-hand with the heralded brand's experts.
The Atleier is a 2,300-square meter facility that is split into 14 production and quality assurance zones.
Modern vehicle construction techniques are paired with centuries-old coachbuilding know-how, a unique blend that epitomizes what the Pininfarina brand hopes to bring it its customers.
From start to finish, assembly of each Battista takes 10 weeks. Some highly customized models take longer. The Battista Anniversario took 18 weeks to complete.
Each Battesta Hyper GT starts life as a rolling chassis that is comprised of an electric powertrain, T-shaped battery, carbon fiber monocoque, and electrical systems.
Its Body-in-White is primed then bonded to the monocoque. The Goccia roof is fitted, enclosing the cabin and adding rigidity.
After this process, a two-day process measures the car's dimensions to ensure that it is within permitted tolerances.
The body is then dismounted from the chassis and sent to be painted, a process that takes three to four weeks, on average.
An additional two days is needed to assemble most of the vehicle including wheel arches and the butterfly doors.
Finally, end-of-line checks and commissions are undertaken before the vehicle undergoes a 24-hour wheel and steering alightment including a dip through the water management area to ensure the model is water tight.
Pininfarina's Atelier completed the first production model then took it to Monaco for its debut client test experience before shipping the car to the United States, where it will take part in Monterey Motor Week.
Its arrival in the U.S. is one year after the automaker made a splash during its first appearance at Monterey Motor Week by showcasing the model on a drive route along the Pacific coast.
Just 150 Battista Hyper GTs will be produced.
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The final phase of the TE-1 project put the working prototype through testing for the first time, managing results that uphold initial claims of game-changing tech, but a production electric motorcycle from Triumph is unlikely to come any time soon.
Triumph partnered with Williams Advanced Engineering (WAE), Integral Powertrain, and the University of Warwick in 2019, pursuing the creation of its first electric motorcycle, backed by the Innovate UK initiative. By March 2021 the first phase of the TE-1 project led to the unveiling of the prototype frame, engine and battery block, adding some impressive numbers regarding performance and charging times.
The first official sketches of the motorcycle followed a few months later, sprinkled with some more detailed specs; 175-hp (130-kW) peak power, 15-kWh battery capacity, and 0-80 percent charge in less than 20 minutes sounded delicious.
The third phase of the prototype’s development was completed in early 2022 prompting Triumph to reveal the official photography of the motorcycle. Benchwork over, it was then time for the fourth and final phase, where Daytona 200 champion racer, Brandon Paasch, got to test the working prototype on the race track.
All the intriguing theoretical figures that had been publicized had to be substantiated in practice. Triumph says the TE-1 did just that; in fact, it “exceeded expectations.” The motorcycle seems wildly enjoyable, as underlined by the enthusiastic review from the test rider.
“The throttle response on the TE-1 is kind of incredible, it’s very torquey and when you first touch the throttle it’s instant power, which is obviously what I love as a motorcycle racer – I love when it’s super-torquey and picks up right away, so for me it was a really great experience,” said Paasch. “I got to peg this thing all the way from zero to 100 percent throttle and it’s unbelievably quick, it pulls like crazy.”
Integral Powertrain’s 175-hp electric motor weighs just 10 kg (22 lb), produces peak torque of 109 Nm (80 lb.ft) and offers outstanding performance. The official test results include 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) standing start acceleration at 3.2 seconds, and 0-100 mph (0-160 km/h) at 6.2 seconds, prompting a direct comparison to its own Speed Triple which boasts similar performance and power figures from its 1,200-cc in-line triple engine.
At 220 kg (485 lb), the TE-1 prototype would probably top its class in the electric market, while Triumph has revealed that its physical dimensions are comparable to the, even slimmer, Street Triple.
The 360-V battery pack plays a pivotal role in the bike’s size. Triumph and WAE promised a slim and very energy-dense package, and by the looks of it they’ve achieved it. There’s hardly any information regarding the technology used here, but a 2021 strategic collaboration between WAE and Nyobolt just might have something to do with it. Nyobolt has developed a new class of niobium-powered lithium-ion battery technology, promising exactly what the TE-1 boasts: denser energy storage, key to lower weight and smaller dimensions, and ultra-fast charging.
Testing results claim a per-charge range of 161-km (100-miles), although Triumph does not reveal the riding conditions under which this was generated, mentioning only that it was “based on live testing and official projections.”
For the time being, on the range matter we’ll have to rely on the credibility of WAE and Triumph, both of which also trumpet 20-minute battery charging time from zero to 80 percent capacity.
No mention has been made on electronic safety and control systems, a feature that has certainly been part of the testing strategy. Triumph has plenty of expertise on tuning electronic kits to handle both engine performance and motorcycle dynamics, and in fact confirms that the prototype's throttle action and torque delivery maps derived from the Speed Triple 1200 RS.
Some parameters of the electronic kit also influence power consumption, namely the traction control and front wheel lift control systems. The evolution of this software, based on the telemetry data collected on the road, together with managing regenerative braking, points to another energy-saving path.
Triumph has also worked on the soundtrack of the TE-1, stating that it produces a distinctive sound building to a spine-chilling crescendo. Admittedly, the culprit can be traced to the primary transmission, in the shape of a helical gear described as unique.
As far as handling is concerned, Triumph promises performance comparable to its current triple cylinder sports motorcycles. Taking it a step further, Paasch wished he could have raced the TE-1 at Daytona 200, amazed at the way it corners. Once again, it all sounds delicious.
The working prototype looks convincingly like a production-ready model, sporting styling cues that intuitively relate to the Speed Triple clan. Unfortunately, there’s very little chance we’ll get to see it in Triumph showrooms.
“We have already seen an incredibly positive reaction to the TE-1 prototype from motorcyclists all around the world, where many people are telling us that for the first time, they are seeing an electric motorcycle as desirable, and something that they would genuinely want to own,” said Steve Sargent, Chief Product Officer, Triumph Motorcycles. “Being the first step in our journey towards developing our future approach to electric powertrain technology, the TE-1 prototype and the incredible results it has achieved in its intensive testing program has provided crucial insights and capabilities that will ultimately guide our future development. Of course, the final production motorcycle will not be exactly what you see here today, but rest assured, the models we do develop will encompass all of its learnings and its exciting dynamic spirit.”
Though many would have craved an imaginary road-legal TE-1, probably only a very few would be able to afford it, but the bottom line is that Triumph’s electrification plans have no specific timeline as of yet. The company does have some impressive testing results though, and a lot of room for optimism with a solid technological base for Triumph to plant its next day.
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BLOOMINGDALE, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 7, 2022--
PCTEL, Inc. (Nasdaq: PCTI), a leading global provider of wireless technology solutions, today announced receipt of the Declaration of Conformity in Europe for their IoT Radio Module.
PCTEL’s industrial grade radio module, RM-WIFI-AC-2X2-HP, meets rigorous customer requirements for Industrial IoT applications. This rugged, high power 802.11ac WiFi radio module supports 5 GHz WiFi bands and can be installed in a wide variety of products that accept standard mini-PCIe cards. Purpose-built to support industrial applications targeting a range of markets including utilities, fleets, manufacturing, automation, mining, and oil and gas, this module’s small form factor makes it ideal for integration into wireless IT platforms and its high transmit power provides continuous connectivity. “We are excited to announce the CE Declaration of Conformity for the RM-WIFI-AC-2X2-HP. It is a significant milestone in our strategy to expand PCTEL’s Industrial IoT devices market in Europe,” said Chintan Fafadia, PCTEL’s Vice President, IIoT Device Product Management.
The reliable and adaptable RM-WIFI-AC-2X2-HP module helps customers increase operational efficiency, allowing them to stay connected with the right wireless solution.
“Along with our current offerings in antennas and wireless test and measurement, PCTEL continues to expand its capabilities and product offerings for the Industrial IoT market in Europe with high performance and ruggedized wireless connectivity solutions including WiFi access points and multi-connectivity and multi-sensor platforms,” said Fafadia.
Contact the PCTEL team of experts to learn more about the RM-WIFI-AC-2X2-HP.
PCTEL is a leading global provider of wireless technology solutions, including purpose-built Industrial IoT devices, antenna systems, and test and measurement products. Trusted by our customers for over 25 years, we solve complex wireless challenges to help organizations stay connected, transform, and grow.
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The Challenger is on its way out the door. After an incredible 15-year production run, Dodge finally plans to retire the retro muscle car we know and love in 2024. But if these latest rumors are to be believed, the Challenger is going out on a 909-hp high note.
Shown above, the Dodge Challenger SRT Super Stock.
Mopar Insiders, citing an unnamed source close to the project, claims Dodge is planning a new Challenger SRT Hellcat model that's able to run on E85 fuel. E85—sometimes called flex fuel—is a mixture of ethanol and gasoline with a higher concentration of ethanol versus your average gasoline mixture. It's a popular fuel source for tuners looking to make more power, as it provides more thermal efficiency and, in some cases, improved fuel consumption.
If Dodge wants to send the Challenger off on a high note, it likely wants to do so with as much power as possible. And since E85 is an easy way to make more power, the rumor makes sense. Mopar Insiders' source claims this Challenger variant will make 909 hp—69 more horses than the Challenger SRT Demon makes running on race gas.
This isn't the first time we've heard of a high-powered production car that runs on E85 from the factory. The Koenigsegg Jesko uses E85, along with a set of other tricks, to help it pass emissions while making 1600 hp.
This Challenger rumor is far from official news, of course, so take it with a grain of salt. We'll likely know more by the end of the year.
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