News Roundup: The ‘can-opener’ bridge strikes again, Sony unveils a car and more

first_img The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever See More Videos COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS Welcome to our weekly round-up of the biggest breaking stories on from this past week. Get caught up and ready to get on with the weekend, because it’s hard keeping pace in a digital traffic jam.Here’s what you missed while you were away.They raised the infamous ‘can-opener’ bridge, but it’s still a truck-killerAt first glance, it appears to be just an ordinary bridge in Durham, North Carolina, but this simple structure has a bigger online following than some celebrities. RELATED TAGSFlexNew VehiclesFlex PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Because, at 12’4” – recently raised from 11’8” – the ‘can-opener’ is always getting run into by trucks that ignore its multiple warning signs. The most recent footage shows a too-tall Penske truck getting a little kiss from the bridge as it passes beneath. Fisker Ocean electric crossover takes aim at Tesla Model YThere’s a new contender in the electric SUV segment: the Fisker Ocean. The American automaker (remember them?) revealed its latest product at the Consumer Electronics Show, making headlines with a new platform that will underpin two other upcoming vehicles; a full-length solar roof good for an additional 1,500 km of driving a year; and a 500-km range. Fisker says the Ocean will start at US$37,499. Ya hear that, Elon? Sony wins CES 2020 with surprise electric concept car 2020 CES in Las Vegas was also host to a big surprise from one of the world’s top tech brands. Just as journalists and fans were about to start filtering out of the Sony press conference, the Sony Vision-S concept sedan rolled onto the stage. The electric car is a combination of Sony tech (cameras, sensors, gesture control, infotainment screens, etc.) and components from automaker partners, like Magna, which provided the platform. Power comes from two electric motors, which Sony says will take the Vision-S from standstill to 100 km/h in 4.8 seconds and top it out at 240 km/h. VW’s Beetle send-off video is a real tearjerkerVolkswagen said goodbye to the Beetle in a short animated video, The Last Mile, featuring a version of the Beatles’ “Let It Be” performed by a youth choir. The bug pun is sappy, but the video, which shows an original Beetle driving through the generations, is actually quite touching. The spot first aired on New Year’s Eve during ABC’s Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest show.The original autonomous car, Christine, heads to auctionThe 1958 Plymouth Fury from the movie 1983 movie Christine heads to auction today. The titular character from the horror story written by Stephen King and brought to the screen by director John Carpenter is expected to fetch around US$500,000 at the Mecum event in Florida. In the movie, the possessed car wreaks havoc from its assembly plant in Detroit all the way to California. Today, she’s been fully restored with a V8, power steering and brakes, whitewall tires and a rather direct bumper sticker that reads “Watch out for me, I am pure evil, I am Christine.” center_img Trending in Canada We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. advertisement Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” Trending Videos ‹ Previous Next ›last_img read more