22 Mar, 2019

Saving duties on Chinese goods

US President Donald Trump did not rule out the preservation of trade duties on Chinese goods for the long term to guarantee a favorable agreement with Beijing.

According to him, there is no question of abolishing duties, as Washington is not sure that China will make concessions in trade.

“We are talking about leaving them for a substantial period of time. Because we have to be sure that if we make an agreement with China, then China will stick to the agreement, ”Trump said.

The head of the White House stressed that the US delegation will soon go to China for negotiations on the settlement of disputes in the trade sphere. The delegation will include US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Trade Representative Robert Lightheiser, who will visit Beijing next week.

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There will not be smart cities in Russia for a long time

The main idea of ​​the “sovereign Runet” is the creation of an infrastructure in Russia that would ensure the autonomous operation of websites if it is impossible to connect to foreign servers. As well as endowing Roskomnadzor with enormous powers.

The Association of Things on the Internet of Things, which includes Rostelecom, MTS, ER-Telecom, MTT and others, sent a letter to Vice-Premier Maxim Akimov and one of the project authors to Senator Lyudmila Bokova. They argue that this will be not only expensive, but also unacceptably slow. That will complicate the development of future-critical technologies of the future – first of all, the Internet of things, the basics of smart cities and the transport infrastructure of the 2020s. The operator’s letter was reviewed by Kommersant.

Naftogaz announces cancellation of transit through Ukraine by Gazprom

The head of Naftogaz, Andrei Kobolev, said that Gazprom had begun to notify about the termination of transit through the territory of Ukraine since the beginning of 2020. He said this in an interview with RBC-Ukraine.

The Prosecutor General of Ukraine announced the receipt from the United States “untouchables”

The Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yuriy Lutsenko said that the US ambassador in Kiev, Marie Yovanovitch, gave him a list of people who should not be prosecuted by Ukrainian justice, reports the Hill portal. The Prosecutor General, who was appointed to the post in May 2016, noted that this happened during their first meeting.

I think this is unacceptable. No one and nothing in this country — neither the president, nor the parliament, nor the ambassador — will force me to abandon criminal prosecution in the event of a crime. – Yury Lutsenko, Ukrainian politician

It became known about Kim Jong-un’s intention to visit Russia

The South Korean edition of Dong-A Ilbo, citing a former American intelligence officer, announced the desire of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to visit Russia. This March 21 reports “Interfax”.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un may make an official visit to Russia after he had failed negotiations with US President Donald Trump in late February, reports The Dong-a Ilbo.

Hungary’s ruling party temporarily expelled from the European People’s Party

This decision was made at the congress of the political association for the dissemination of misinformation about the institutions of the European Union, reported the chairman of the EPP Joseph Dol, reports TASS.

“FIDES [EPP] membership is suspended until the next decision. 190 members of the EPP voted for this, three against, ”said Dol.

Trump did not rule out the preservation of duties against China for a long time

US President Donald Trump said that trade duties on Chinese goods can be maintained for a long period of time. “We are not talking about how to cancel them (duties), we are talking about how to leave them for a substantial period of time”, – quotes Trump quotes CNBC.

Now we are not talking about their withdrawal, we are talking about their preservation for a long period of time, because we have to make sure that we conclude a deal with China, and that China will abide by this deal. He had many problems with certain deals in the past. – Donald Trump, 45th President of the United States

The owner of the “Sea Launch” canceled the order for the Ukrainian Zenit missiles

The order for Zenit missiles in Ukraine, placed two years ago by the Russian private company S7 Space, will be canceled. About it reports “RIA Novosti” on Thursday, March 21.

The United States transferred six B-52 bombers to Europe

Six US Air Force B-52 strategic bombers, stationed at a base in Louisiana, were deployed to Europe for “theater integration and participation in aerial exercises” with allies and NATO partners

China plans to build an experimental atomic-powered ship

In a short time, Chinese specialists can start building an experimental vessel equipped with a nuclear power unit. The ship will be similar in size to a Russian icebreaker like the Taimyr, reports the South China Morning Post.

According to the newspaper, the tender for the construction of the vessel, whose displacement is 30 thousand tons, announced the state corporation China General Nuclear Power Group (CGN). The length of the ship reaches 152 meters, width – 30, and height – 18 meters. The “heart” of the Chinese ship will be two nuclear power plants with a thermal power of 200 MW each. However, information about the specific destination of the ship yet. It is called the “experimental floating platform” ….

The first Russian S-400 in Turkey will protect the sky over Ankara

Representatives of the Turkish Ministry of Defense said that the S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems purchased from Russia will be deployed at Aqgi air base. It is noted that it is located next to Ankara – about forty kilometers.

The head of USC recognized the failure of tests of the nuclear submarine “Kazan”

In July 2017, Kazan began to undergo mooring tests, at that time at Sevmash it was stated that the delivery of the submarine would pass as planned, in 2018. However, in March 2018, the head of the USC recognized that it would not be possible to fulfill this promise.

High crime rate among Russian contract servicemen

The level of crimes among contract servicemen in Russia remains high. This was announced by the Deputy Prosecutor General of Russia – Chief Military Prosecutor of the Russian Federation Valery Petrov at an expanded meeting of the board of the Chief Military Prosecutor’s Office (PRT).

“We have to admit that joint measures with the command have not yet yielded proper positive results in the state of law and order among privates and sergeants serving under the contract. They committed over 40% of all criminal acts,” he said.

Liberal Democratic Party proposes to urgently rehabilitate Kolchak

The Russian military and political figure, one of the heads of the “white movement” Alexander Kolchak, should be immediately rehabilitated. This was stated to journalists by the deputy head of the State Duma Committee on Education and Science, Boris Chernyshov (LDPR), a REGNUM correspondent reports March 21.

In Amsterdam, banned tours of the red light district

According to DutchNews, the measures are aimed at reducing the number of tourists in the historic part of Amsterdam, from the abundance of which the locals suffer. According to the portal, more than 1 thousand organized tourist groups visit the Oudekerksplein Square in the center of the red light district on a weekly basis.

According to the NOS portal, measures are being taken in connection with the desire of city officials to unload the center of the Dutch capital, as well as due to the disrespectful attitude towards sex workers from tourists.

The earthquake occurred at the DPRK nuclear test site

The earthquake occurred at the DPRK nuclear test site. Just a kilometer from the place where in 2017 the latest tests of lethal weapons were conducted. The strength of the aftershocks was 2.8. Scientists say the earthquake is of natural origin.

Museum of prostitution opens in Moscow

On the Arbat will open the first Moscow Museum of the History of Prostitution with hourly pay. This is stated in a press release received by the editors of “Lenty.ru” on Wednesday, March 20. Opening is scheduled for Friday, March 29th.

The woman lost her hair after refusing meat

The British lost her hair, abandoning meat Adhering to the “vegan diet”, Jessica Drew has acquired serious health problems. Last April, a British resident Jessica Drew decided to become a vegan.

SK Innovation began construction of a plant in the USA

South Korean company SK Innovation Co. held the groundbreaking ceremony for the first battery manufacturing plant in the United States of America, reports Maeil Business Newspaper.

Searches in the Krasnoyarsk Nutrition Center of the Universiade

Employees of the FSB and the Department of Economic Security of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Krasnoyarsk Territory conduct searches in the Universiade nutrition center, RIA Novosti reported, citing a law enforcement source. Security officials withdraw documentation. They are interested in the availability of tender documentation and equipment, the source said.

Ministry of Health has prepared a project on increasing the age of sale of alcohol

The Ministry of Health has prepared a bill to increase the age of alcohol sales to 21 years, the text of the document was published on the portal of draft regulatory legal acts.

More than a third of Russians reported violations of their consumer rights

More than a third (37%) of Russians reported that they had experienced various violations of their consumer rights over the course of a year, according to the VTsIOM survey data received by Interfax.

In California, tourists have limited access to poppy fields

Local authorities have limited tourist access to poppy fields on the slopes of Lake Elsinore, California. “Supercolor” has caused an unprecedented tourist excitement, which is why many kilometers of traffic jams have formed on the nearby highways, USA Today reports.

Trains go to the summer schedule

Commuter trains will switch to the summer schedule from March 31. The changes affect the Gorky, Kazan, Kiev, Paveletsky, Riga and Savelovskoe directions of the Moscow Railway (MZHD). In particular, they will launch an additional 19 electric trains and extend the route for 12 suburban trains.

“Mail of Russia” will bring overseas online orders for 4-5 days

Russians will be able to receive parcels from western online stores in 4-5 days, according to Izvestia. This was made possible by the opening of specialized postal exchange points in the UK and Finland. Orders going to Russia will be accumulated at these points and sent to Moscow.

The government has proposed to increase payments on CTP four times

The government proposed to increase the maximum payments for compulsory motor TPL insurance from 500 thousand to two million rubles, reports the Parliamentary Gazeta. It is noted that we are talking about damages after fatal accidents.

And despite the fact that insurance companies complain about unprofitability, it does not exist. As the inspections of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Prosecutor General’s Office showed, there are many claims against insurers who have about 220 billion rubles on tricky interest deposit accounts. – Vyacheslav Lysakov, Russian MP

In Dagestan, revealed 6 thousand false invalids

As Vasiliev noted, currently 6,000 people have been identified in the republic who received a disability pension without having the relevant documents and medical indicators. This saved more than 700 million rubles. The head of the region also told about violations in the line of the MHIF.

Measures have been taken to restore order in the system of medical and social expertise. The revealed facts of recognition of persons with no medical indications as invalids allowed to save 1 billion 700 million rubles. – Vladimir Vasiliev, ballet dancer

Rostransnadzor fined Platon users 1.4 billion rubles

The head of Rostransnadzor, Viktor Basargin, said that the agency had fined users of the state system “Platon” 1.4 billion rubles last year. Recall that in July 2018 Rostransnadzor was authorized to control violators and impose a fine on this system.

In Karelia, the “snow” snowdrift began to thaw

With the onset of spring in the Karelian town of Olonets, a large pile of snow began to thaw. In late February, a local deputy, Igor Nekin, left an inscription on it addressed to the president: “Putin, help me clean the heap,” for which he earned a statement to the police

In the Urals, after repairing the road, agricultural land was turned into a swamp

Almost a hundred hectares of agricultural land in the Kurgan Region was flooded with water after the repair of the federal highway. This regional headquarters ONF told residents of the village Shevelev Kataysky district. In 2017, the Yekaterinburg – Shadrinsk – Kurgan road was repaired here.

Transport Ministry proposes to chip passengers of urban transport

The Office presented its draft amendments to the rules for the ordering of passengers and baggage transportation by road and urban electric transport. The Ministry of Transport believes that chipping passengers will streamline the boarding of people who ordered the trip and baggage delivery. In this case we are talking about the transfer of biometric data.

The State Duma adopted a law on the indexation of pensions in excess of the subsistence minimum

The State Duma in the third, final reading adopted a law on indexation of pensions in excess of the subsistence minimum. This is reported on the website of the lower chamber. Amendments will be made to the law “On State Social Assistance.”

It is necessary not only to improve the standard of living of the most vulnerable categories of pensioners, but also to establish clear and transparent rules for calculating the subsistence minimum throughout the country. This will eliminate the possibility of manipulation of its value. – Vyacheslav Volodin, Russian politician

Russia began placing Eurobonds in dollars and euros

According to TASS interlocutors, the new Eurobonds are denominated in dollars with maturity in 2035, and Eurobonds are also to be additionally placed in euros. The benchmark yield on Eurobonds in dollars is about 5.5% per annum, in euros – about 2.625% per annum. The organizers are VTB Capital and Gazprombank.

Russia and China connected parts of the railway bridge across the Amur

Russia has completed engineering work on its part of the railway bridge across the Amur River from the Jewish Autonomous Region to China, the website of the Heilongjiang provincial government says. Thus, both parts of the structure are connected.

Jeans producer Levi Strauss valued at $ 6.6 billion during an IPO

American jeans manufacturer Levi Strauss & Co. during the initial public offering (IPO) was estimated at $ 6.6 billion, which exceeds the company’s preliminary estimate of $ 5 billion, reports Reuters. Levi Strauss reported that one share of the company was valued at $ 17, which is above the target range of $ 14–16.

The Ministry of Environment for the first time estimated the value of the country’s forest, water and animals

The Ministry of Environment for the first time estimated the cost of the country’s biological and water resources. Forests are the most expensive – 5.5 trillion rubles. In 486 billion rubles. estimated water. And finally, 640 million rubles. there are deer, roe deer, mouflon and other wild animals

The Ministry of Industry and Trade announced the creation of a biosimilar in Russia of the most expensive medicine in the world

The Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation announced the creation in Russia of a biological analogue of the world’s most expensive drug, eculizumab, which is used to treat rare diseases and cost tens of millions of rubles.

The Central Bank of Russia has identified 168 financial pyramids in 2018

In 2018, the Bank of Russia identified 168 financial pyramids, which is 31 more than a year earlier. Such data was voiced by Valery Lyakh, director of the department for counteracting and abusive practices of the Central Bank, reports TASS.

Railways plans to build a new office for 72 billion rubles

Russian Railways itself will invest at least 10%, the rest will attract, including from developers and banks, a person close to a state-owned company knows. The total area of ​​”RZD-city” – 450 000 square meters. m, knows a person close to the Railways.

“This is calculated as a business project with its own term, with a recoupment,” says another Russian Railways employee.

Sverdlovsk authorities will invest in the Titanium Valley half a billion rubles

The authorities of the Sverdlovsk region will buy shares of special economic zone “Titanium Valley” for 570 million rubles.

Total sales of heavy trucks in the Russian Federation for 2 months fell by 24%

Total sales of Russian and imported trucks with a gross weight of 14-40 tons in January-February 2019 fell in Russia by 24% in annual terms to 5.977 thousand units, a source among automakers told RIA Novosti

Poland is going to build a floating LNG terminal

Polish authorities have decided to build a floating gas liquefaction terminal, which will be located in the Baltic Sea near Gdansk. It is reported by “Prime” with reference to the words of the authorized government on the energy infrastructure of Peter Naimsky.

Public procurement reform

“We propose to exclude such redundant methods of public procurement as a request for proposals, a two-stage competition and a competition with limited participation,” Mikhail Evraev, deputy head of the Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS), told Vedomosti about options for reforming government orders. “We have a lot of proposals, and we plan to discuss all of them with the Ministry of Finance, the Federal Treasury, customers and market participants,” he says.

Such a reform was entrusted by the First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Anton Siluanov. How exactly, officials are discussing in the government and a working group in the State Duma headed by its first vice-speaker Alexander Zhukov.

France is going to impose a tax on digital services

French Finance Minister Bruno Le Mayr provided additional information on the proposed French digital services tax, which will be submitted to the Cabinet.

Debt default by Chinese companies quadrupled

In 2018, the debt defaults of Chinese companies increased fourfold, to 119.6 billion yuan ($ 17.8 billion), according to CNBC, citing a report from Singapore Bank DBS. According to estimates by the Japanese bank Nomura, the volume of defaults on bonds reached 159.6 billion yuan ($ 23.8 billion).

The United States reduced the purchases of Venezuelan oil to zero

The US Department of Energy published a weekly review of the Energy Information Administration, from which it follows that Venezuelan oil supplies to the United States amounted to zero barrels by March 15.

Electricity has become cheaper in Lithuania than on Nord Pool

In Lithuania and Latvia, the cost of electricity was 41.88 euros per megawatt-hour, which is lower than the average price on the Nord Pool stock exchange, according to independent energy supplier Elektrum Lietuva. The cost of electricity in Latvia decreased by two percent, and in Lithuania – by one percent.

Mexican President promises to keep oil contracts previously concluded

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador promised on Monday to keep all the contracts in the oil industry concluded under his predecessor Enrique Peña Nieto

The defense asked to restore Arashukova as a senator

The defense appealed the decision to suspend Rauf Arashukov, who was arrested on charges of murder, in the Federation Council, attorney Anna Stavitskaya told RIA Novosti

From the cell of one of the banks stole more than 27 million rubles

Almost 28 million rubles was stolen by attackers from a bank in Moscow. According to the available information, a citizen born in 1978 on March 19, 2019 signed an agreement with one of Moscow banks to rent a safe deposit box. There he put 27.8 million rubles.

VI Trans-Siberian Art Festival starts in Novosibirsk Region

The VI Trans-Siberian Art Festival starts in the Novosibirsk Region, the press service of the regional government said.

St. Petersburg opens the International Festival of Harp “Northern Lira”

Fans of classical music in the Northern capital will hear rare compositions for solo harp, in ensemble, and with an orchestra.

International Freestyle and Snowboard Festival will be held in Miass

The bright event “RUSSIAN FREESTYLE GAMES 2019” will be held on the slopes of the “Sunny Valley”. This Saturday, March 23, Miass will again become the center of freestyle and snowboarding. On this day, the annual Russian Freestyle Games festival will take place at the Sunny Valley ski resort.

New Disney Movies on X-Men won’t be released until 2021.

After completing the Fox asset purchase transaction, Disney has finally got access to the X-Men and the Fantastic Four. But new films about these heroes will most likely have to wait at least until 2021.

Nicolas Cage will play a major role in a martial arts movie

Nicolas Cage will play the main role in the new film called “Jujutsu”, directed by Dimitri Logofetis (director and scriptwriter of the Kickboxer Returns film, as well as the producer of the entire Kickboxer film franchise).

Tim Robbins and Lizzy Kaplan will play in the new “Castle Rock”

The main story of the new season will be enmity between the families, inflaming at the time when Annie Wilkes arrives in the city, the most famous to King fans as a psychopathic nurse from the novel “Misery”. She will be played by Lizzy Kaplan, and Elsie Fisher will play the role of her daughter Joy.

The budget of the creation of the film “The Last Hero 2” will increase by 57%

The budget of the creation of the film “The Last Hero 2” will increase by 57% compared with the first picture. This was reported by representatives of JSC “VBD Group” in full-time defense projects leading film companies.

The author of “Bird box” writes a continuation of the thriller

In an interview with Esquire, writer Josh Malerman said that he was writing a sequel to the book that was used to make the successful horror film Bird box from Netflix.

Danila Kozlovsky will play in the film about the disaster in Chernobyl

Non-Stop Production will make a film about the tragic events in Chernobyl. The director and the leading man will be Danila Kozlovsky

Keanu Reeves announced the release of the third part of the film “Bill and Ted”

The film will take Orion Pictures. The director chosen Dean Parisot, known for the films “In Search of the Galaxy”, “Fun with Dick and Jane” and “Red 2”. The script was written by Chris Mateson and Ed Solomon – the script writers for the first two parts of the adventures of Bill and Ted.

Lucasfilm films the history of the Old Republic

One of the following movie projects from the Star Wars series, which the creators of the Game of Thrones series David Benioff and DB are planning to tackle. Weiss. will be devoted to events that took place in the era of the so-called Old Republic

Kim Ki Duk to head the jury of the MIFF 2019

Korean director Kim Ki Duk will lead the jury of the main competition of the 41st Moscow International Film Festival. This is reported on the official website of the MIFF.

International Ballet Festival “Mariinsky”

Several dance premieres will be shown in the city on the Neva, the press service of the Mariinsky Theater reported. On March 21, the 18th Mariinsky International Ballet Festival opened in St. Petersburg. Push event comes to the premiere of the ballet of American choreographer Twayla Tharp Push comes to shove.

Rammstein will release a new album in the genre of hip-hop-rock

According to recent reports, in a month, Ranma will release his new album, which will be the complete opposite of the band’s previous hits. The new format, style, repertoire, music and line will change the image of the group. Rammstein will release a new album in the genre of hip-hop-rock.

Megafon will refuse to purchase data centers and will build its own

Megafon will focus on building its own data centers, rather than on the purchase of existing facilities, a company spokesman told Tass.

Chinese scientists have found a protein that is opposed to HIV

A new human protein that can counteract HIV has been discovered by Chinese scientists, according to the Renmin Life Online publication. During the study, researchers analyzed the level of CD4 cell proteins before and after HIV infection using an ultra-sensitive mass spectrometer device

In the United States announced the creation of the method of interstellar flight

Scientists in the US have described a way to move objects of any size with a beam of light. To do this, apply a special nanoscale pattern to the surface. The technique is useful both in space and in the manufacture of electronics.

Developed decades ago, optical tweezers manipulate objects with a focused laser beam. Unfortunately, the technique is only suitable for tiny objects such as viruses and nanoparticles, notes Science Daily.

Created a 3D printer to print directly from many materials

3D printing is becoming more efficient, and it is becoming more and more difficult to find an object or object that cannot be printed. The other day, ICON reported that it has accelerated the process of printing houses twice. Scientists from Southern California have created a technology for printing tires that cannot be pierced.

Parkinson’s disease learned to identify by smell

Scientists have shown that Parkinson’s disease can be identified by a special smell. Perhaps the results of the work will lead to the creation of a special test that will allow you to quickly diagnose the disease, as well as report on its stage. The work devoted to the new research was published in the journal ACS Central Science, the New Atlas portal reports briefly on the results.

Scientists have created cellulose airgel for accelerated bone tissue regeneration.

Scientists have created an airgel of plant cellulose, greatly accelerating the growth of bone tissue. The new substance may soon replace bone grafts and ceramic implants.

Stress accelerates aging, causing Klotho protein mutations

Scientists at Boston University in the United States have established a gene that contributes to accelerated aging of a person under the influence of stress. It’s about the Klotho protein. This March 20 reported in a press release on MedicalXpress.

Stress hormones trigger breast cancer

The risk of metastasis of breast cancer may increase under the influence of so-called stress hormones. This conclusion, as reported by the authoritative popular science journal Nature, was reached by researchers from Switzerland who confirmed their assumptions based on the results of experiments on a mouse cancer model.

NASA will spend $ 500 million to launch the station to the moon of Neptune

To send an automatic station to the moon, NASA has to allocate $ 500 million. The satellite research project will be officially presented to NASA in March.

A sharp increase in solar activity has been recorded.

The graph shows three class C flashes that occurred on March 20 and 21, 2019. Credit: In-Space Also, two rather large active regions are observed in the Sun images, clearly visible in magnetic loop systems and bright radiation produced by hot plasma.

Hydrogen fuel cell drone tested in China

The creators of the new drone are a commercial structure that tested its offspring at one of the airports in central China. The device with hydrogen fuel cells was also equipped with an additional battery, which was a spare power source.

Scientists consider the Earth a galactic zoo

The hypothesis was put forward at a meeting of leading scientists representing such scientific fields as astrophysics, biology, sociology, psychology and history. The meeting of scientists was held in Paris in the framework of the METI (Messaging Extratertel Intelligence – Project – a message to extraterrestrial civilizations) project. The seminars of this scientific project are connected with the solution of the issue of the transmission of interstellar signals to supposed “brothers in mind”.

At the last congress, the researchers discussed a new theory, in which the planet Earth is viewed as a kind of galactic zoo, which is under the protection of representatives of an alien civilization, well aware of the existence of people. Researchers suggest that the meeting of two civilizations can not take place because of the unwillingness of aliens to open up to earthlings. Probably, according to experts, people are mistaken for “animals at the zoo”.

SpaceX: Star ship prototype testing begins

Recall, SpaceX plans to use the Starship transport spacecraft with the Falcon Heavy launch vehicle for the first manned expedition to Mars. In early February, the company conducted the first tests of the Raptor engine, which will be installed on the ship.

NASA will launch its first lunar rover in 2023

Representatives of NASA officially announced their intention to create and send the first American lunar rover to Earth’s satellite in 2023, which will be the first stage in the implementation of the program to return the United States to the moon.

Russia will start building the visited lunar base after 2030

The beginning of the construction of the Russian lunar base is called. It is assumed that this will happen after 2030. The corresponding statement was made by the executive director of the manned space programs of Roskosmos Sergey Krikalev

US scientists: there are aquifer minerals on the surface of the asteroid Bennu

A research team led by scientists from the Southwestern Research Institute (USA) found evidence that the near-Earth asteroid contains aquifer minerals, the institute website said in a statement.

There are photos of Hyundai Tucson N-Line

For the refinement of the Tucson N-Line, the sports division of the company, N Performance, was responsible. Such a crossover got 19-inch rims, other bumpers with LED foglights, shaped like boomerangs, as well as a black glossy grille with a black edging.

Suzuki brand clones Toyota RAV4 and Corolla models

In Russia, the localized “fifth” RAV4 was promised in the first quarter, with 11 days left. The agreement that Toyota and Suzuki signed in the spring of 2018 was rather abstract. Now the partners have presented “specific details of cooperation” from eight points.

Volvo cars will get cameras to identify drunk drivers

Cameras will appear in all Volvo cars, designed on the new platform SPA2, which will be released in the early 2020s. The number of cameras and their location in the cabin will be announced later.

In Russia, sales began top-end version of the SUV Haval H9

The Chinese automaker brought to Russia a top modification of its frame SUV Haval H9. Recall that until today, Russian dealers offered the Haval H9 SUV in the only Elite configuration, and now the richest version Premium is available for ordering

In Russia, will begin to collect a new crossover Skoda Karoq

Skoda will begin to assemble the Russian version of the compact Karoq crossover at a plant in Nizhny Novgorod. It is reported by the magazine “Driving” with reference to the chairman of the board of directors of the company Bernhard Meier.

Ford Explorer 2020 is equipped with special tires from Michelin.

They are called Selfseal and are coated with a sealant that was designed to fill in some of the most common punctures, such as nails and screws, up to a quarter of an inch in diameter (6.35 mm). According to Michelin’s internal tests, it slows down the loss of air pressure to less than 15 pounds per square inch every week and helps to continue the ride.

Ford plans to develop the production of electric cars.

Automaker Ford Motor Co. plans to invest about $ 900 million in his factory in Flat Rock, Michigan, to expand the production of electric cars and self-driving cars. This is stated in the press release of the company. This plan involves the expansion of plant capacity.

Production of the Jeep Gladiator pickup has begun.

It is expected that sales of Jeep Gladiator will start at the end of April 2019. The first market will be the United States, but in the future plans Jeep is the Russian market. Pickup will be offered in different versions of the layout of the body, including soft-top or rigid removable panels.

In Jaguar showed how to sit behind the wheel

Jaguar has posted on its YouTube channel a useful video showing the optimal position of the driver in the car. Body position is important not only for posture, but also for optimal safety and control of the situation on the road.

Renault brought to the tests a fully electric Duster

The company Renault through its subsidiary Dacia brought to the tests all-electric version of the Duster.

BMW has published the first teaser 2 Series Gran Coupe

The first teaser of the new BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe was published on the official BMW page on Facebook. The belated BMW response to the Mercedes-Benz CLA takes on a sporting, elegant and extravagant shape (quoted from the same Facebook).

Named cars that are easiest to hack remotely

Four participants received a rating of “bad” – this is Ford Mondeo, Hyundai Nexo, Kia Proceed and Porsche Macan. These cars are easy to hack remotely, intercepting the signal key staff. The most unprotected keyless entry turned out to be at the new Suzuki Jimny: the SUV was rated as “unacceptable”.

In Thatcham Research, we advised owners of poorly protected cars not to keep the car key in the hallway, close to the exit from the apartment or house, and also to carry it in a case with a built-in Faraday cage (screening device that blocks the interception of the signal).

In the Audi have developed a two-liter engine with a resource of 6000 kilometers

Audi has unveiled the characteristics of a new two-liter four-cylinder engine developed for the German DTM (Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters) body kits. The development of the motor took two and a half years and more than 1000 hours of testing on a chassis dynamometer.

Volkswagen is testing a convertible T-Roc crossover

Photospies managed to capture the novelty during the passage of tests in Sweden. The German company brought to the tests a prototype of a crossover Volkswagen T-Roc with a soft roof. The novelty was seen on the streets of Sweden, while the test sample has the same license plate number.

Nissan Terrano Receives Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Systems

Nissan introduced the updated Terrano crossover, which received support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto interfaces. Starting with the Elegance Plus configuration, the car’s multimedia system supports iOS and Android smartphones.

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