High-Speed Crash, Flying Cash, Busiest Holiday Travel Days, Lincoln's Suicide Doors, And Autonomous ATV
December 18th, 2018
Today on PND...
• A Guy Was Able To Record The Moment A Driver Involved In A High-Speed Chase Crashed Into Him
• A Highway Came To A Stop As Drivers Picked Up Cash Flying Out Of An Armored Truck
• Mark Your Calendar: These Are The Busiest Holiday Travel Days
• Lincoln Is Bringing Back Suicide Door
• And Honda Is Making An Autonomous ATV
High-Speed Chase Crash
There have been hundreds of high-speed chases caught on film. Usually, it's from a police officer's camera or some news station. This one is from an innocent bystander that got mixed up in the whole thing. Tyler Bisson was in his Silverado Z71 when officers pulled traffic over to the side of the road where the chase was happening. Dale Tucker was being pursued for a domestic dispute when the chase ensued in Maine. Officers laid down spike strips in the attempt to stop Tucker. And while they did, they also caused some damaged for innocent civilians. After Tucker hit the spike strips, his Cobalt spun out of control and hit two of the vehicles stopped on the road, Bisson's truck being one of them. Bisson happened to be recording the whole scenario and filmed exactly when Tucker came to a screeching halt in the side of his truck. Luckily, nobody was hurt.
If you were on your way to work and suddenly saw dollar bills flying at you would you stop to pick them up? Well, the drivers on his New Jersey highway did, according to local news ABC27. A Brinks Armored truck was driving when the doors busted open sending money flying down the interstate. When motorists realized what it was they started pulling over and getting out to pick up a handful. Unfortunately, as you would expect this chaos caused several accidents with drivers crashing trying to dodge pedestrians and stopped vehicles. It's reported that the people who are seen picking up cash on various videos will be required to return it.
This year’s holiday travel is supposed to be record-breaking. And not just the day before the holidays, either. AAA expects 102.1 million Americans to be on the road in the days before and after Christmas. Surprisingly, Wednesday, Dec. 19th is expected to be the worst for cities like Boston, Houston, and Seattle. While other cities like New York and LA will peak on Thursday. So if you’re traveling anytime from the 19th – the 24th be prepared to battle the traffic.
Here’s the full list of the worst times to drive in America’s most-congested cities:
Atlanta, Sat., Dec. 22, 3-4 pm
NYC, Thurs., Dec. 19, 9:30-10:30 pm
Boston, Wed., Dec. 19, 3:30-4:30 pm
Houston, Wed. Dec. 19, 12:15-1:15 pm
Detroit, Mon., Dec. 24, 2-3 pm
Seattle, Wed., Dec. 19, 4-6 pm
Chicago, Mon., Dec. 24, 1:30-2:30 pm
Los Angeles, Thurs., Dec. 20, 2:30-3:30 pm
San Francisco, Fri., Dec. 21, 4:15-5:15 pm
Washington, D.C., Thurs., Dec 20, 1:15-2:15 pm
Continental Suicide Doors
There's a new coach in town. The all-new 2019 limited Lincoln Continental Coach Door Edition will now be offered with suicide doors reminiscent of its grandfather, the 1961 Lincoln Continental. Though, only 80 of these spacious sedans will be produced with that number chosen due to the nameplate's 80th anniversary.
When the brand was transforming in attempts to stay ahead, the 1961 Lincoln Continental was introduced with center-opening doors that became popular for Hollywood's A-listers, world leaders, and socialites, among others.
These new Continental Coach Door Editions will be fully loaded Black Label models, and the car will be stretched six inches to make adequate room. It will be all-wheel drive and powered by a twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 engine capable of 400 horsepower. While only 80 will be sold, Lincoln believes that there may be more demand for the car and will produce an unclear amount of Continental Coach Door Editions for the 2020 model year, but they won't be 80th-anniversary models. The new Lincoln announced that on December 17th they plan on taking orders, and the price won't be cheap. The new Continental will likely sell for upward of $100,000.
Honda’s autonomous ATV could save time, money, and maybe even lives in some situations. The “Honda Autonomous Work Vehicle” will debut at the 2019 Consumer Electronic Show and is based on the existing ATC but fitted with a more rugged drivetrain. It’s been tested and used to help clear foliage while pulling a lawnmower, helped firefighters go over rough terrain and carry heavy equipment and carried crops from the fields to packaging areas and apply pesticides. The AWV's compact size and all-wheel-drive capability, not to mention a high degree of build customization provided by a rail accessory mount system, allowed Honda's self-drive workhorse to tackle these different roles. Basically, the ATV can go where humans can’t so could save lives in case of emergencies such as natural disasters or unsafe situations.