Rick Bentley Tribune News Service Published 2:35 p.m. UTC Jul 19, 2018 Los Angeles — Antoine Fuqua doesn’t think of “The Equalizer 2” as a follow-up film to his 2014 offering “The Equalizer.” Yes, they both feature Denzel Washington taking on the role of Robert McCall. The two films are built around the idea — first established in “The Equalizer” TV series in the ’80s — that McCall unselfishly helps the helpless. Fuqua knows these elements would serve in any dictionary as an exact definition for what it means to be a follow-up film. What the Pennsylvania native is referring to is his approach to making “The Equalizer 2” was no different than any other movie he’s directed since his initial big screen offering, “The Replacement Killers,” in 1998. “I just try to take each script on its own merit and make the best movie I can,” he says. “It’s dangerous to try to … [Read more...] about Trust key for Antoine Fuqua in making ‘Equalizer 2’
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Business Day Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by ByCarlos Tejada July 9, 2018 Nissan Motor has become the latest Japanese automaker to admit to falsifying product-quality data, dealing a further blow to Japan Inc.’s reputation for dependable quality. An internal review of emissions and fuel economy tests at Nissan’s production plants in Japan showed that company inspectors used “altered measurement values” on emissions inspection reports, the company said in a statement on Monday. The tests also “deviated from the prescribed testing environment,” it said. The review found that all models except the Nissan GT-R, a two-door sports car, complied with Japanese safety standards, although Nissan did not disclose further information about that model. The company said the falsification problems ultimately did not affect … [Read more...] about Nissan Workers in Japan Falsified Emissions Tests, Review Says
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index New Cars Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by Wheels ByTom Voelk June 6, 2018 MALIBU, Calif. — The stretch of the Pacific Coast Highway that slices through Malibu is America’s premier automotive fashion catwalk. Gaggles of exotics — Ferraris, Lamborghinis and Bentleys — regularly strut this pavement. Now, electric cars have become a new kind of status symbol on the highway. Few on this car-crazed strip seemed to realize the white Porsche motoring silently between two Los Angeles County Sheriff cruisers last week. Maybe it’s because 911s outnumber palm trees here, or wary drivers were focused on law enforcement. Pity. There’s only one of its kind on the planet. To see the Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo concept driving in the wild is the equivalent of catching Bigfoot riding a unicorn at an In-N-Out Burger drive-through. … [Read more...] about Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo Review: ‘Silence Is the New Power’
The Alpinestars SP-2 is a full gauntlet leather glove that's designed primarily for street use with a few track days thrown into the mix as well. As an entry-level glove, the SP-2 packs in a lot of features and over the course of this test I really appreciated how well they performed, given the sub Rs 10,000 price. The first thing that struck me about the SP-2 is the comfort it offered from the first ride onwards. The gloves felt as if they were already broken in and the large, elasticized cuff opening made sliding my palm in effortless. There's a single, Velcro closure that makes it easy to take the glove on or off. There are extensive perforations across the cuff, finger sidewalls and below the knuckle to promote airflow. The chassis is constructed of full-grain leather with palm and finger sidewalls reinforced with goat leather. This and the pre-curved design of the fingers allows for a snug fit and better feel at the controls of a motorcycle. In terms of protection Alpinestars … [Read more...] about Product review: Alpinestars SP-2 riding gloves
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement DealBook Supported by ByNeal E. Boudette May 31, 2018 A fund affiliated with SoftBank Group of Japan plans to invest $2.25 billion in General Motors’ driverless-technology division to help the automaker ramp up a ride-hailing service and other new businesses. As part of the deal announced Thursday, G.M. said it would put an additional $1.1 billion of its own money into the unit, known as G.M. Cruise Holdings. SoftBank’s investment will be made through its Vision Fund, which focuses on the technology sector. “Our Cruise and G.M. teams together have made tremendous progress over the last two years,” Mary T. Barra, G.M.’s chairman and chief executive, said in a statement. “Teaming up with SoftBank adds an additional strong partner as we pursue our vision of zero crashes, zero emissions and zero … [Read more...] about SoftBank Fund Puts $2.25 Billion in G.M.’s Driverless Unit
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Energy & Environment Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by ByAmie Tsang and Christopher F. Schuetze May 30, 2018 Local and national authorities across Europe are considering, and in some cases already placing, restrictions on diesel vehicles in city centers — with one notable exception: Germany. Now, that is changing. On Thursday, Hamburg became the first city in Germany to put in place any kind of ban on diesel vehicles, after a federal court ruled in February that it was legal for local authorities to prohibit older diesel engines. But the limited nature of the restriction, affecting only a couple of the city’s main thoroughfares, drew criticism from locals and environmental campaigners. It is a sign that, even though the diesel engine was a German invention, opposition to the fuel is growing in the country. Concerns have mounted over the use … [Read more...] about In a First for Germany, Hamburg Bans Diesel Engines. On 2 Roads.
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Business Day Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by ByNeal E. Boudette May 30, 2018 When Consumer Reports reviewed Tesla’s first mass-market electric car, the Model 3, it concluded that it couldn’t recommend the car to its readers because of “big flaws,” including long stopping distances when braking at high speed. Within days, Tesla beamed a wireless software update to the Model 3s on the road that improved their braking, and the impact was swift. After testing the car again, Consumer Reports reversed the verdict on Wednesday, only nine days after its original report was published, and gave the car a “recommended” rating. “To see something updated that quickly is quite remarkable,” said Jake Fisher, the magazine’s director of auto testing. Other manufacturers have made software fixes to correct issues that … [Read more...] about Tesla Fixes Model 3 Flaw, Getting Consumer Reports to Change Review
Can this SUV really have it all? The version of the Q5 with the four-cylinder diesel engine has found plenty of buyers given that it’s a very good engine. But then there’s the V6 diesel. While the 282bhp is delightful in the V6 there’s another rather outstanding figure. Torque, at 457lb ft, is more than you’d find in the Audi R8 V10 Plus. And that’s in a family-friendly, high-riding SUV. The 2.0 TDI is smooth and refined by diesel standards, and the 3.0 TDI takes it that bit further. True, at start-up there’s still a bit of a vibey grumble but as soon as you’re moving it smooths right out and stays as quiet as the wind and road noise, which is minimal. Audi Q5 3.0 TDI Price: £46,890 You’ll notice that the 0-62mph time is a claimed 5.8 seconds, which might seem a bit far-fetched in this big SUV but actually it feels about right. The Q5 takes off like a missile, and makes you wonder why you’d want the SQ5 performance model. … [Read more...] about Audi Q5 3.0 TDI review: Is bigger better?
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Automobiles Supported by ByCoral Davenport April 12, 2018 WASHINGTON — The Senate on Thursday is widely expected to confirm the Environmental Protection Agency’s second-in-command, Andrew Wheeler, a former coal lobbyist who not only shares the deregulatory zeal of Scott Pruitt, the E.P.A. chief, but also his doubtful view of climate science. More notable, however, are the differences between the two men. Unlike Mr. Pruitt, a Washington outsider caught in a swirl of controversy over his costly first-class travel and security spending, Mr. Wheeler is viewed as a low-key insider with years of Washington experience in the art of pursuing policy change while avoiding public distraction. Deregulation is among President Trump’s central campaign promises, and Mr. Pruitt has proposed ambitious rollbacks of rules governing clean air … [Read more...] about Andrew Wheeler, Set to Be No. 2 at E.P.A., Is a Coal Lobbyist Steeped in Washington’s Ways
► CAR's MX-5 RF long-termer► We live with Mazda's coupe-cabrio► Regular updates in daily driver diary‘Hi Ben, are you coming to Rockingham for the Ferrari shoot? I thought we could swap cars, see what we think.’ So went Mark Walton’s email pitch. To be honest, I wasn’t massively keen. I’d driven the MX-5 before, thought I preferred driving the GT86, and wondered how I’d manage with two kids but without the Toyota’s rear seats. But Mark exudes a kind of calm persuasion with a glinty madness in his eyes, and the next thing he’s pulling a huge slide past me in the GT86. The swap is on.I have a look round the Mazda and first impressions are good. The design is tauter and crisper than the Toyota’s, giving it a more premium feel, though I still rate the GT86’s looks. The MX-5’s alloy wheels underline this impression, making the Toyota’s look aftermarket and cheap. I’m just glad I deleted the … [Read more...] about Mazda MX-5 RF long-term review: swapping notes with a Toyota GT86 owner