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VinFast Files For U.S. IPO, Set To Trade Under The VFS Ticker Symbol
Vietnamese carmaker VinFast may be heading to Wall Street, as the company intends to list itself on the Nasdaq Global Select Market. Details of the IPO, such as the number of shares that will be offered, and the price range for the proposed offering, haven’t yet been finalized, but the automaker said that they intend to trade under the VFS ticker symbol.
Ram Teases’ Fierce, Slick, Heroic’ Revolution Electric Truck Ahead Of CES Debut
The Ford F-150 Lightning and Rivian R1T are about to face new competition from Stellantis in the form of the Ram Revolution electric truck. The company will pull the wraps off the new electric truck in less than a month, but until then, a small teaser was released in the form of a video showing the design team at work on a full-size clay model. Close-ups reveal that the Ram EV will feature swollen fenders, pronounced eyebrows, and a sporty windscreen rake.
Hyundai Mobis Unveils M.Vision TO And M.Vision HI Concepts For CES
Hyundai has unveiled two autonomous concepts ahead of CES, showcasing the Korean automaker’s vision for the future of mobility. The M.Vision TO is a self-driving shuttle that uses cameras, radar, and LiDAR to navigate, while it features mixed-reality displays for passengers. The M.Vision HI concept is a more luxurious take on the same idea, with large windows that can be used to watch movies or shop online.
Polestar 2 Owners Can Download A ‘Permanent’ 68 HP Boost To Their EV For $1,195
If you’re a Polestar 2 owner and have a spare $1,195 burning a hole in your pocket, then you can avail yourself of the car’s first over-the-air update, which brings with it an extra 68 hp (50 kW) and 15 lb-ft (20 Nm) of torque. The new upgrade raises the Polestar 2’s output up to 476 hp (354 kW) and 502 lb-ft (679 Nm) of torque, while 0–60 mph (0–96 km/h) is dispatched in 4.2 seconds instead of 4.45 seconds.
Famous Florida Flooded McLaren P1 Is Back For Sale After $400k Winning Bid Rejected
The Volcano Yellow McLaren P1 that was famously destroyed by Hurricane Ian is back up for sale. For whatever reason, the previous auction, which ended with a winning bid of $400,000, fell through. The water-logged supercar will remain available with bidding on Copart until December 16.
100 Cars Involved In Illegal Sideshow Shut Down San Francisco Bay Bridge
According to multiple reports, some 100 cars took part in an illegal sideshow, shutting down the San Francisco Bay Bridge. The California Highway Patrol told The San Francisco Standard that it cleared the area by 1:19 a.m. In the interim, participants did donuts and slides across all lanes of the eastbound half of the bridge, although there was no news on whether any arrests were made or citations were handed out.
What Else Is Making The News
Eufy Addresses Security Concern With Cameras
Eufy adds a new disclosure to its apphttps://t.co/fk8oyaKkk1
— Android Central (@androidcentral) December 6, 2022
Paul Moore, a security consultant and researcher, discovered flaws in Eufy’s safety protocols, including access to live feeds from the company’s cameras over a browser without authentication. The company has now issued a disclaimer to its camera app that mentions thumbnails will be stored in the cloud, even if you’re not using the company’s cloud services, but the safety issues remain, reports Android Police.
Call Of Duty Comes To Nintendo In 10 Year Deal, PlayStation Offered The Same
Our acquisition will bring Call of Duty to more gamers and more platforms than ever before. That's good for competition and good for consumers. Thank you @Nintendo. Any day @Sony wants to sit down and talk, we'll be happy to hammer out a 10-year deal for PlayStation as well. https://t.co/m1IQxdeo6n
— Brad Smith (@BradSmi) December 7, 2022
Microsoft has entered a deal that will allow Nintendo consoles to run Call of Duty titles over the next 10 years as it plans to buy the game’s publisher Activision Blizzard. Microsoft president Brad Smith stated that the same deal was on the table for PlayStation if Sony was willing to “sit down and talk.”