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Sophia Florsch: Formula 3 driver 'had angel on shoulder' to survive Macau Grand Prix crash

Sophia Florsch: Formula 3 driver 'had angel on shoulder' to survive Macau Grand Prix crash

Sports
Formula 3 driver Sophia Florsch had an "angel on her shoulder" to survive her high-speed crash at the Macau Grand Prix, says her team principal.German Florsch, 17, fractured her spine after losing control of her car, which flew through the air before smashing into a fence and photographers' bunker."It was nearly a rocket. Surviving was incredible," said Frits van Amersfoort, the owner of Van Amersfoort Racing. "We reckon she was travelling at 276km/h (171.6mph) at the time."Florsch posted on social media on Sunday to say she will have surgery on her broken vertebrae on Monday.She hit the back of Jehan Daruvala's car on lap four and then launched over the inside kerb into the car of Sho Tsuboi...
Soon, online verification for passport, hiring driver, domestic help

Soon, online verification for passport, hiring driver, domestic help

Finance
Pan-India database on crime and criminals CCTNS has started facilitating online services such as police verification for issuance of passport, hiring of driver, tenant and domestic help besides registration of complaints of car theft and others. Deputy Director in the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) Prashun Gupta said the Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and Systems (CCTNS) is facilitating pan-India search on complete national crime and criminal database that is accessible to the investigating officers throughout the country. "The CCTNS is facilitating online services such as police verification for issuance of passport, hiring of driver, tenant and domestic help besides registration of complaints of car theft, obtaining copy of FIR, status of FIR besides others," he told reporter...
Driver in Taiwan train crash disabled speed controls, investigators say

Driver in Taiwan train crash disabled speed controls, investigators say

World
Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Taiwanese investigators said Tuesday that the driver of a tourist train that crashed Sunday, killing 18 people, manually disabled the train's speed controls. The Taiwan Railways Administration confirmed the train was traveling about two times above the safe speed limit set by the Puyuma line. The train's driver, Yu Cheng-chung, manually disabled the automatic train protection system, which prevents the trade from exceeding safe speeds. The Yilan District Court denied a motion filed by prosecutors to detain Yu, who was accused of negligence, and was released on $ 16,141 bail. During the detention hearing, Yu said he shut off the system because the train was having problems accelerating and the speedometer on the dashboard was not showing the actual speed of the train. Pro...
Driver plows through Chinese square, at least 9 killed

Driver plows through Chinese square, at least 9 killed

World
Sept. 12 (UPI) -- A man drove his car through a busy public square in China's Hunan province on Wednesday, killing at least nine people and injuring dozens more. As many as 43 people were injured when a red SUV suddenly plowed through crowds of people in Binjiang square in the city of Hengyang at 7:40 p.m. local time, The South China Morning Post reported. A 54-year-old male suspect was arrested at the scene and police are investigating the incident. Police said the suspect, Yang Zanyun, had a criminal record and served time in prison for arson and drugs related offenses, the BBC reported. A local government statement declared the incident a "deliberate, malicious case of driving with intent to injure," although it wasn't immediately clear if it was terror-releated. Let's block a...
Driver who slammed her Tesla into firetruck sues the carmaker over Autopilot mode

Driver who slammed her Tesla into firetruck sues the carmaker over Autopilot mode

Technology
The woman who crashed her Tesla into a firetruck while the car was in autopilot mode is suing the electric carmaker, alleging the feature is defective and that the company’s marketing is misleading, the driver's lawyer said. "They [Tesla] need to go away from autopilot to assisted driving,” Jeffery Metler, the driver's lawyer, told ABC News. “Because right now Tesla is not ready for autopilot. So they’re trying to lay the blame at the feet of the drivers, which is what they’ve done for every crash." Tesla has previously said Autopilot is an advanced driver-assistance system and not a self-driving system. But the website’s Autopilot section states: “All Tesla vehicles produced in our factory, including Model 3, have the hardware needed for full s...