Comments 70 Photos Long-term 2018 Ford Mustang GT: Wrapping up two wild months 2019 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 first drive: A more approachable track star More From Roadshow 2019 Chevy Camaro ZL1 Convertible review: A topless thrill ride Ford Enlarge ImageThe Ford Mustang EcoBoost is the best entry-level Mustang in years, but Ford might be about to make it better.For a long time, the words, “entry-level Mustang” gave any driving enthusiast a severe case of the willies. Whether it was a straight-six model in the 1960s or ’70s or the V6 models of the ’90s and 2000s, they were never that interesting to drive. That started to change when Ford introduced the EcoBoost Mustang a few years ago, and all of a sudden you had almost unprecedented ease of tuning, thanks to a turbo and modern electronics, coupled with the best Mustang chassis ever.That’s why when we heard rumors that Ford was prepping some kind of entry-level cost but not entry-level performance Mustang to be shown at the New York Auto Show, we were pretty floored. Could this be the reborn Mustang SVO that we have been dreaming of? Well, based on the invite we received Friday to a mysterious background event that Ford is holding for the Mustang soon, that seems like it could be the case. Fingers crossed.Just for some perspective, the current EcoBoost Mustang makes a respectable 310 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque, but the 2.3-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder engine has been proven time and again to be plenty stout enough for much more power. We’d love to see this new flavor of Mustang make around 340-360 hp, 400 lb-ft of torque and add most of the features from the EcoBoost performance pack as standard, like the upgraded differential for somewhere around $33,000.Ford verified to Roadshow that there would indeed be a new Mustang variant on the stand during the New York Auto Show in a couple of weeks, but haven’t given us any more information than that. Performance Cars Car Industry 2 Tags Share your voice Ford 2016 Ford Explorer review: Go road-tripping in Ford’s updated, EcoBoost-powered SUV
More about Uscooter Electric Scooter Audi E-Tron Scooter will help you zip from train to office and back 17 Photos 1:27 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better This scooter will drive itself. It’s weird. Ninebot Companies have started to look past automobiles in an effort to decongest major cities and look for new ways to get humans from point A to point B in a more efficient fashion. One industry that’s received quite a bit of attention is scooters. While it’s easy to recall days of manually powered scooters that may or may not have whacked the back of your ankle, Ninebot has a different idea.China-based Ninebot revealed its latest smart scooter at Innovation in AI-powered Mobility in Beijing this past Friday called the KickScooter T60 and it will actually drive itself to charging station. See? No more whacked ankles. Not only can the scooter pilot itself back to a charging station when it’s time to rejuice, but its cloud-based mechanics can drive it to a user on its own.For example, say a large social event just let out. The company can look at this data and dispatch a flock of KickScooter T60s to the area for people to jump on and ride off. I’m not sure I want to see what a group of these zipping around without a driver looks like, though. The idea is pretty unnerving. Ninebot didn’t explicitly say what kind of technology unlocks the autonomous abilities but it said the scooter uses “vision-based navigation technology.” Obviously, something needs to award the machine the ability to “see” the world around it, whether that’s lidar, radar or something else.Ninebot also took the wraps off two new delivery robots. DeliveryBot S2 is an upgraded version of the S1 that can see the world better via its lidar and also go up and down elevators without help. Meanwhile, DeliveryBot X1 can tackle city infrastructure and even recognize traffic lights and withstand rain. Tags The newest Lime scooters beef up for safety at CES 2019 More From Roadshow 1 2019 Audi Q8 review: Stop worrying and love the roof Comment Share your voice 2019 Audi RS5 Sportback review: Goody two-shoes Now playing: Watch this: Preview • The best folding electric scooter you can buy Car Industry Auto Tech
European Parliamentary (EP) delegation discusses latest political developments in Bangladesh with senior leaders of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) at the BNP chairperson’s Gulshan office on Wenesday. Photo: BNPVisiting European Parliamentary (EP) delegation on Wednesday met senior leaders of the country’s main opposition political party – Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) – and discussed country’s latest political developments.Led by the chair of the South Asia Delegation of the EU parliamentary standing committee for foreign affairs Jean Lambert, the EU parliamentary delegation met the BNP leaders at the BNP chairperson’s Gulshan office this evening.Read more: EU asks Dhaka to hold inclusive electionsAfter the meeting, BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir told waiting reporters that they discussed country’s latest political developments and the verdict that sentenced BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia to five years in jail.“They told us that they want inclusive elections in Bangladesh,” said Fakhrul.He said the EU parliamentary delegation has come to Bangladesh essentially to assess the situation ahead of the next general elections.The BNP secretary general also said the EU is assessing the situation to decide whether they will send their election observers in the next polls.“They didn’t send observers in the 2014 general elections. That’s why, they hope that Bangladesh will get inclusive polls in future,” added Fakhrul.
Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor ushered in his birthday with son Ranbir and wife Neetu. The actor, who turned 62 on Friday, posted a picture along with the Bombay Velvet star and Neetu.“This afternoon at the Le Petit Maison. Thank you Ranbir for coming early,” Rishi posted on twitter alongside the picture in which the trio are seen posing in a restaurant.Neetu took to Instagram and shared the same picture with the caption, “Rans joins in for his Dad s birthday celebrations!!! Bless him. 4rth sep.”
Kolkata: The Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority (KMDA) is slapping a notice on Kolkata Metro Rail for putting up advertisements on several pillars, particularly in Rajarhat-New Town area. The state government has been developing vertical gardens on the Metro pillars in an effort to increase greenery in the city.”We have waived Rs 257 crore as fees against the land that we had developed and later handed it over for construction of pillars for the Metro project. The Union Railway minister had written to the state government seeking a waiver. The matter was taken up at the state Cabinet and then we decided not to take charges, considering the fact that the project will benefit the people of the state. But now, they are using the pillars for commercial purposes and have put up advertisements on some of them,” state Urban Development minister Firhad Hakim, who is also the chairman of KMDA, said. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataThe Chief Executive Officer (CEO), KMDA, had written a letter to the Metro authority on February 15 but later when they were called in for a meeting in this connection, they did not turn up. “KMDA CEO has slapped a notice that the advertisements should be pulled down. I have personally requested the General Manager of Metro Railways that in an effort to curb pollution, we will be using these pillars for the purpose of developing vertical gardens,” Hakim said. A large number of vehicles ply daily along the Eastern Metropolitan Bypass and use Biswa Bangla Sarani to commute to the airport resulting in severe pollution. “Hence, increasing the green cover through vertical gardens will reduce the impact of pollution,” a senior KMDA official maintained.