Not-so-grand theft auto: Transmission foils US soldier’s attempt to steal a cab in Germany, police say – News

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Not-so-grand theft auto: Transmission foils US soldier’s attempt to steal a cab in Germany, police say


KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany — A 19-year-old American soldier who is accused of trying to steal a taxi at Munich International Airport was thwarted by the car’s transmission, German police said.


The soldier, a member of the 2nd Cavalry Regiment based at Vilseck in Bavaria, was supposed to be flying back to the U.S. from Munich International Airport last week, regiment spokesman Maj. John Ambelang said.


Instead, he is accused of trying to take a Mercedes taxi for a spin after seeing the

Geely, with Volvo’s help, plans to grow into a global auto giant

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TAIZHOU, China/SHANGHAI — Chinese carmaker Geely plans to use a platform developed with input from Volvo to build new models in Malaysia for its partly owned Proton brand, a strategy that shows how it aims to accelerate its push to become China’s first global auto giant.

The yet-to-be-finalized plans for Proton are just one strand of a Geely project to revamp factories at home and abroad using joint platforms it has been perfecting with Volvo since 2013. Geely bought the Swedish brand 10 years ago for $1.8 billion — a deal that raised its international profile and sent shockwaves through

Insights on the Automotive Biometric Driver Identification System Global Market to 2024 – Featuring Bayometric, AMS & BIODIT Among Others

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Dublin, Aug. 10, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The “Automotive Biometric Driver Identification System Market: Trends, Forecast and Competitive Analysis” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

The future of the biometric driver identification system market looks promising with opportunities in the large car, SUVs and crossovers, compact car, mid-size car, light commercial vehicles, and electric vehicle markets.

The automotive biometric driver identification system market is expected to grow with a CAGR of 24% from 2019 to 2024. The major drivers for this market are growing demand for connected and autonomous cars, the increasing use of smartphone enabled functions, and increasing

American Cars & Their Essence

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The 2021 Cadillac Escalade is unveiled during Oscar week in Los Angeles, Calif., February 4, 2020. (Patrick T. Fallon/Reuters)

As the automotive industry continues to globalize, some are wondering, “What is an American car?” Dmitri Solzhenitsyn recently wrote a piece making the case for why we should buy from Cadillac — the luxury arm of General Motors — concluding, “In any case, as American consumers, we surely have the right to make the aesthetic — perhaps irrational — decision to voluntarily purchase the fruits of American design, ingenuity, and labor, whether they be those of Cadillac, Tesla, or Chevy.” In