Grune: publish exhaust gas measurements

Six months after volkswagen’s emissions manipulation came to light, the grunes are pressing for clarity about possible irregularities at other manufacturers as well. The public is still waiting for the results of post-tests on models of various car brands by the federal motor transport authority (kba), according to a grunen motion to be introduced in the bundestag on thursday. This is intended to call on the federal government to present a "meaningful interim report" at the latest by a special conference of environment ministers on april 7. April at the latest.

Oliver krischer, vice chairman of the grunen faction, accused federal transport minister alexander dobrindt (csu) of delaying the publication of the report. He said that six months after the scandal became known, dobrindt was "not in a position or willing to create transparency and draw serious consequences".

The minister wants to make the results public in a complete package, but has not yet given a date for that. In november, the kba had already announced as an interim result that other manufacturers had also been measured for elevated exhaust values. However, the results should first be discussed with the car manufacturers and other authorities. The follow-up tests on more than 50 models from manufacturers in germany and abroad have been underway since the end of september.

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Bayern wants to demand home office with tax incentives

Bayern wants to demand home office with tax incentives

Bavaria presents concrete proposals for the demand of work in the heimburo. Finance minister albert furacker (csu) pladates dafur to improve the depreciation opportunities for companies and permanently demand the home office package for workers. "We need a lot of home office", said furacker of the dpa. "Bavaria does not focus on statutory obligations, but on tax incentives."

The corona pandemic has fueled the discussion about the work at home. "There are several possible set screws", said the csu politician. As an example, furacker named the increase in immediate debt for all the low-value – at least for digital – assistants from 800 to 2000 euros. This means, for example, that a company could completely write off new laptops and monitors for employees in a tax year. "Another significant incentive were improved depreciation conditions for digital investment, such as a software purchase."

Package as a permanent device

For workers have been a 5-euro package since last year each working day in their own home, which is limited by the end of this year. Bayern calls to make this lump sum to the permanent institution. "For workers, home office may not be a grant business, not only in pandemeal times", said the bavarian finance minister.

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Bmw continues to grow: x6 and new x3 are built in usa

Bmw continues to grow: x6 and new x3 are built in usa

Munchen, 16. May 2007 – during automakers such as ford and general motors in the face of sinking sales figures in the united states, bmw as well as worldwide relies on growth. Thus, the bavarian car maker plans to massively expand production in his plant spartanburg in the us state of south carolina. Currently leaving 140.000 vehicles of the series x5 and z4 the bander der fabrik. In the medium term, the number should be significantly higher than 200.000 vehicles rise. The youngest expansion planes recipiented the chairman of the bmw ag board of bmw ag, norbert reithofer, yesterday at the annual general meeting in munchen. X6 comes in 2008
in addition to the mentioned series, bmw wants to produce the x6 and the successor of the x3 in spartanburg. The x6 is a stretched and coupe-like suv based on the x5. Already in the spring of 2008, the new four-wheeled model was allowed to be available. A little more time will pass up to the new edition of the x3. Probably only 2010 is the second generation of the smallest bmw suvs currently in production. Deficits compensate by weak dollars the expansion of us production is "… A building block of our future strategy. Thus, we reduce our probation risks in the us dollar", added reithofer. The probations of the weak dollar and japanese yen amounted to the bmw group alone in the past business year on a total of 666 million euros. The expansion of production in the us was certainly helped to reduce these risks.

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Fdp wants to test flags on a sugar base

Fdp wants to test flags on a sugar base

Berlin, 12. February 2010 – a sugar base on a sugar base could, according to the fdp group in the berlin house of representatives, the problem of ice-glossy burger screens and almost consumed streusalz prirdhead. This remedy was already successfully used in the bernese oberland, explained fdp parliamentary boss christoph meyer. According to a report in bernese oberlander is used on the highway at interlaken, a thumbnail used, in which 1 ton of salt 20 liters of a waste product from sugar production and water are mixed. The "another too long untouched senate" challenged meyer to test such alternatives on berlin’s escorts. The senate must use all the possibilities, "to make the straight-legged injury hazards and the unacceptable mobilitation restrictions for seniors and disabled people in berlin", stressed meyer.

Salt deficiency: curse or blessing?

Even other types of doctors complain about medical practices and hospitalizers with glossy, while the salt supply of public hand go to the tilation. So mecklenburg-vorpommern’s environment minister till backhaus (spd) adopted a precise dosage of the sampling agents. After possibility, alternatives such as split or sand should be used. Backhaus fugged however, the public security must be guaranteed. Backhaus reacted with the criticism of environmental protectioners. According to the environmental protection organization association, the streusalz damages the tree. The water absorption of the plants becomes difficult. The blatters were smaller than usual, characterized by the photosynthesis.

No ideal sampling in sight

It is allowed to be curious how the animal and plant world reacts to the coarse-bearing use of diagrammage on a sugar base. Thus, on behalf of the federal ministry of environment (bmu), a research report to remember that, for example, the use of glycol (a divalent alcohol with a variable taste) in the winter service due to its "very high nutrition freight" too significant burdens in the basic and surf water drove konne.

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Eco price: that costs the ford fiesta econetic

Eco price: that costs the ford fiesta econetic

Koln, 9. December 2008 – economy is the bid of the hour. Also automakers try to undercut each other with ever new consumer wonders. For example, ford wants to underbid the magical brand of 100 grams of co2 per kilometer with the new fiesta econetic. Now the kolner announced prices for the model.

Modifications in detail

According to the manufacturer’s instructions, the co2 outlet of oko fiesta is 98 grams per kilometer, average consumption quantifies ford to 3.7 liters to 100 kilometers. In conjunction with the 45 liter tank goods such a theoretical range of 1216 kilometers possible. The consumption optimization of the 90 hp 1,6-liter diesel is achieved, among other things, by the fine calibration of the engine application and the optimization of axis control. Furthermore, the aerodynamics is improved by a ten millimeter-lower sports suspension. 14 inches of gross steel roll help to optimize the rolling resistance. A switching point display influences the behavior of the driver.

Good standard equipment

The good standard equipment of the fiesta econetic should show that saving on consumption is not associated with comfort. It includes electrically adjustable and heated outdoor mirrors, a knee airbag for the driver, electric windows front. Also a rub particle filter is already included. Over a manual funfgang gearbox is switched. Optionally, there are a variety of extras. To do this, a tempomat for 345 euros, a heated windscreen for 210 euros or a manual air conditioning for 1140 euros. The latter is also available in the package with a cd radio for 1250 euros. The price advantage amounts here according to ford 695 euro. The basic price for the fiesta econetic is exactly 15.000 euro for the dreimor. Two additional doors cost 750 euros extra. The production of the spar-flitzer starts in january 2009.

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Improved: collective configuration of logitech advantages via macos app

Improved: Collective configuration of Logitech advantages via MacOS app

Logitech has handled its configuration app for input device rate inputs under macos. The application called options + is currently in the beta test and has a hand-drawn design. It allows you to set the different key functions in mines and keyboards of the peripheral provider.

Cleaned out, own look

New are predefined settings for different programs. So you can provide your mouse for chrome, safari, edge or communication programs such as zoom and teams with a separate occupancy. Options + continues to provide status display and notifications for hardware, such as battery level.

However, the user interface is quite own – visually falls out completely from the full macos look (even under big sur). How logitech uses its own font and color scheme. However, the night mode of macos is supported, the app can also be displayed in a dark look on request.

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German mobility startups: field of view

Life field has developed lidar sensors to build the compact and cost-effective ones than the previous products and thus suitable for the mass market. All the visions of the automated car and robotic taxi, which are currently drawn by manufacturers landing and landab in the most dazzling colors, failed so far that the cars are simply blind. You do not see well enough to get self-standing by traffic. And if, if the visual aids are chunky, expensive and suffering under high thriss.

Highly automated and cheaply produce

Laufbeld believes that to have solved the problem with his cube. This lidar sensor is equipped with simplified but powerful technology and can be highly automated and thus produce cheap in coarse number. The cube has a range of up to 250 meters and can – that’s why lidar sensors – capture moving object and overlay in a 3d point cloud for the system.

The software behind it, also from field of view, then supplies the corresponding information to the system of the end customer. A technology that can also be used in building control, topographic 3d mapping (for the strain construction) or the mixing of transport volumes (for logistics).

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