Posted: February 12th, 2017 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Grilled Motoring News | Tags: Grilled Auto News, Lamborghini, Stefano Domenicali, Stephan Winkelmann, SUV, Urus, Volkswagen Group | No Comments »
It’s been five years since Lamborghini first unveiled their Hybrid SUV concept – Urus – at the 2012 Beijing Motor Show. Since then it’s been waning between remaining a viable but ultimately unrealised vision – like the mythical Estoque super saloon – or a full-fledged addition to the Lambo stable.
In 2013 more hints that the Italian super-car maker was serious about the Urus came from then Chief Executive Stephan Winkelmann who said the company’s future plans were very much in-line with a high-performance SUV in its offer.
Via an interview with Digital Trends, Lamborghini’s current CEO Stefano Domenicali has confirmed that production of the überSUV will begin in April 2017, with prototype test vehicles rolling off the line first. Production of customer-bound examples be underway by July 2017 :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: April 21st, 2015 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Grilled Motoring News | Tags: BBC TV, Grilled Auto News, Jeremy Clarkson, Top Gear | Comments Off on Clarkson Confident He’ll Star in ‘Another Car Show’
The now former Top Gear star Jeremy Clarkson says he would work on another motoring program after being dropped by the BBC for hitting a producer. He revealed his pain at leaving Top Gear, a hugely successful show which draws more than 250 million viewers around the world, but said he would “pick up the pieces and start again” :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: August 26th, 2014 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Grilled Motoring News, News From the web, UPDATED! | Tags: Inflight Devices, Jetstar, Mobile Devices, QANTAS, Virgin Australia | Comments Off on Australia Lifts In-flight Ban on Mobile Devices
Australian flyers will from today be allowed to use their mobile devices during the entirety of their flight on Australia’s two most popular carriers.
Qantas and Virgin Australia had applied for permission to allow passengers to use electronic devices during take-off and landing on flights within Australia last month.
Under current rules, passengers are told to switch off their smartphones, tablets and e-readers before their plane takes off. The devices can then be used during the cruising part of the flight but must be switched off again before landing.
CASA spokesperson Peter Gibson said Virgin and Qantas lodged applications for the lifting of the ban last month. It should be noted that CASA had no specific ruling on the use of electronic devices, the issue is covered by regulatons requiring operators to ‘ensure safety is maintained at all times and passengers comply with the safety instructions given by crew members,’ implying that a simple script change is all it took?
In November last year we reported that the US aviation authority, the FAA had lifted the retarded rule that’s barred the use of electronic devices during taxi, take-offs and landings had been in place for more than half a century. The initial change in the US didn’t include mobile phones
The ban is expected to be lifted for flights this afternoon according to QANTAS “Qantas customers will be able to use their personal electronic devices such as smart phones, tablets and music players in flight mode, for the duration of each flight, providing uninterrupted access to work and entertainment.
Qantas was approved to revise its personal electronic device policy by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority today following new guidance on the safe use of personal electronic devices inflight,” the airline said :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: January 7th, 2014 | Author: M.Aaron Silverman | Filed under: Grilled Motoring News | Tags: Adrian Van Anz, Analytic E-bike, Derringer Board-track eBike, Electric Bike, Grilled Motoring News, kickstarter, Megura Electric Throttle | Comments Off on Adrian Van Anz’ Derringer Board-track eBike
Board-track bikes are all the rage in the burbs, these two stroke café racers are just about as much fun as you can have on two wheels. Styling for these 1920s inspired cycles is super sleek, fine fitted metal work mounted to tubular framing, screaming speed and smacking a smile on the face of riders.
Legendary board-track builders, Derringer, have branched out to include an eBike: World Meet the Derringer V Heritage Series. The two-stroke has been replaced by a choice of 3 electric motors, the styling stays true :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: November 19th, 2013 | Author: Marcus Dangerfield | Filed under: Grilled Motoring News | Tags: 3D Printed Bike, Bianchi Pista, bicycle, Design, Lightweight, Pista, Ralf Holleis, Track Bike | Comments Off on I’d Almost Trade My Bianchi Fixie For Ralf Holleis’ 3D Printed Pista
I ride a Pista, and for a long time I’ve thought it – my chrome-moly limited edition Bianchi – the most perfect Pista ever built, aesthetically and trackside. German übergestalter Ralf Holleis has just broken my dream, creating the above stunning super lightweight track bike, the VRZ 2 BELT, resplendent with 3D – lasercused – printed titanium lugs :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: November 4th, 2013 | Author: Marcus Dangerfield | Filed under: Grilled Motoring News | Tags: Flight Mode, iPad, Kindle, Travel, Travel Accessories | Comments Off on Kindles at the Ready! Airline Travellers Allowed to Use PEDs for Entire Flight
US airline passengers will soon be able to use their portable electronic devices – PEDs – aboard flights on most US based carriers, throughout the entirety of their air journey, by the end of this year.
The retarded rule that’s barred the use of electronic devices during taxi, take-off and landing has been in place for more than half a century. The new, more relaxed guidelines are the result of a review by the US Federal Aviation Authority.
The review – take note CASA! less than a year from review to implementation – was setup last year and included input from flight crew, passengers, aviation experts and mobile device makers. The review found – shock horror – that commercial airplanes are able to tolerate radio interference from portable electronic device.
The change doesn’t apply to phones, the FAA said it hadn’t considered changing the rules for voice calls because they fall under the jurisdiction of another authority and also differ from other devices because of signal strength :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: October 10th, 2013 | Author: Diana Detaux | Filed under: Grilled Motoring News | Tags: 2013 World Solar Challenge, Adelaide, Australia, Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, Darwin, Ecodriver, Grilled Motoring News, Nuna7, Solar Race, Tokai | Comments Off on ECODRIVER! World Solar Challenge Won by Dutch Team
The World Solar Challenge has been won by the Dutch team in their superquick Nuna7, their solar powered car crossed the finish line more 100 kilometres ahead of closest rival Japan.
Hindmarsh Square was the scene of jubilant celebrations as the Dutch team, Nuon, cruised into the centre of Adelaide for the trophy presentation after completing the 3,000 kilometre road journey from the top ends capital, Darwin.
It marked the fifth win in the event for the team, who have now competed seven World Solar Challenges, the team will lead a victory parade through the streets of Adelaide on Sunday October 13.
The race was close right up until veteran Japanese team Tokai, lost its battle with cloudy skies closing in on the finish line, while Tokai was stuck on the side of the road with a flat battery, Nuon powered on passed to take line honours :: Read the full article »»»»