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Ford turning police cars into 133-degree ovens to bake coronavirus into submission

Coronavirus, meet the end of the line.


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The Centers for Disease Control has a helpful list of approved disinfectants to kill the novel coronavirus, which causes COVID-19. But Ford engineers sought another layer of protection, and the answer turned up in a relatively simple idea: use heat.

Ford’s Explorer police vehicles are literally cranking up the heat to kill the coronavirus using a new software designed to bake the interior until there’s almost a 0% chance of the virus remaining on surfaces.

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RV rentals increase 650% as coronavirus changes how Americans vacation

A different way to vacation this year.


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Summer vacation is, undoubtedly, going to look at lot different for many Americans this year, but perhaps what no one saw coming was the rise of the RV.

As so many try to keep their distance and avoid crowds during the coronavirus pandemic, peer-to-peer RV rental company RVshare said last week bookings had increased 650%. The spread of COVID-19 has made air travel and public transportation mighty unpopular options, while personal vehicles feel like

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Tesla Supercharger use down 70% since coronavirus outbreak

This was a rare sight the past couple months.


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Tesla CEO Elon Musk showed on Thursday the automaker’s network of Superchargers has seen a major drop in usage since the coronavirus pandemic took hold in the US and Europe.

On a seven-day-rolling average, Tesla Supercharger sessions dropped by 70% since the start of January 2020. Usage bottomed out around April before Tesla owners started heading back to the stations at the end of last month and through May.

A nearly identical drop occurred in China through February when the country grappled with the

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Uber overhauls its app to address coronavirus safety

Both Uber drivers and passengers are now required to wear face coverings. 


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Uber has rebuilt its app to make sure its drivers and riders adhere to safety guidelines around the novel coronavirus. Before each trip, driver and passengers will now have to agree to a checklist of items, including wearing a face mask, keeping windows rolled down when possible and have no one sitting in the front seat.

“Many countries around the world are moving to a new phase of recovery,”

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