Une météorite entre en collision avec une BMW Série 8

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NOUVEAUTÉ – BMW propose un modèle unique à partir de la nouvelle Série 8. Sa particularité réside dans l’emploi de matériaux «extraterrestres».

Lorsque BMW annonce un modèle «one off» réalisé à partir d’un véhicule de série, et qui fera usage d’éléments venus de l’espace, on pense tout de suite à la i8. L’allure de vaisseau spatial de cette sportive hybride, en effet, ne dénoterait pas dans le rôle d’ambassadeur des étoiles. Il n’en est pourtant rien, puisque c’est le nouveau coupé Série 8 qui se pare de fragments de météorite.

La BMW Individual M850i Coupe «Night Sky», a été présentée lors d’un événement tout à fait exceptionnel: dans la nuit du 3 au 4 janvier 2019 où une pluie de météorites a illuminé le ciel. Ce modèle unique emploie justement des fragments de ces pierres spatiales pour se différencier du reste de la production. Ils se situent sur la console centrale, le bouton de démarrage du moteur, la molette pour naviguer dans les menus du système multimédia, le levier de vitesses ou encore les seuils de porte.

En plus de ces éléments, les disques de freins, les coques de rétroviseurs, les prises d’air latérales et une partie du spoiler avant bénéficient d’un dessin très particulier. Les formes géométriques dont ils se parent existent dans la nature: lorsqu’un type de météorite est mis en contact avec un composant acide, son long refroidissement va aboutir à cet étrange dessin. Un procédé qui serait impossible à reproduire sur terre, et dont le résultat est nommé Widmanstattën. Pour la création de cet unique modèle, BMW peut se vanter de s’être appuyé sur l’expertise des chercheurs de l‘Institut Max-Planck de physique extraterrestre.

La structure Widmanstattën est reprise pour décorer le milieu des sièges, et l’accoudoir central est incrusté de LED pour imiter un ciel étoilé. La carrosserie adopte un coloris bi-ton: un noir brillant recouvre la majorité de l’espace disponible, alors qu’un bleu métallisé habille les bas de caisse. Le tarif de l’unique BMW M850i «Night Sky» n’a pas été communiqué, mais rien n’indique qu’elle sera vendue. Cette réalisation unique sera exposée sur le stand du constructeur lors du prochain salon Rétromobile, porte de Versailles à Paris.

La carrosserie adopte un coloris bi-ton: un noir brillant recouvre la majorité de l'espace disponible, alors qu'un bleu métallisé habille les bas de caisse.
La carrosserie adopte un coloris bi-ton: un noir brillant recouvre la majorité de l’espace disponible, alors qu’un bleu métallisé habille les bas de caisse. BMW

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Man, woman dead after head-on collision on Hwy. 9 just west of Newmarket – Toronto

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Ontario Provincial Police say a man and a woman, both in their 60s, are dead after a head-on collision just west of Newmarket Thursday night.

Police said officers responded a collision between two vehicles on Highway 9, between the 11th and 12th concession at 6:15 p.m.

Const. Tracey Lacarte said a car with one male occupant and a pickup truck with two female occupants were both travelling westbound when the collision took place.

Lacarte said the man was pronounced dead on scene. The two women were taken to hospital, one in Newmarket, the other in Toronto.

She said the woman in Newmarket has succumbed to her injuries, while the woman in Toronto remains in life-threatening condition.

It is not clear what led up to the incident.

The area has been closed for the investigation.

Witnesses or anyone with information is asked to contact the OPP Aurora detachment at 905-841-5777.

 

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Highway 7 closed by ‘serious’ collision southwest of Saskatoon: RCMP – Saskatoon

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Traffic on Highway 7 is currently being diverted around a motor vehicle collision at the west exit at Vanscoy, Sask.

Warman RCMP described the crash as “serious” in nature. No injuries have been reported.


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Both westbound and eastbound lanes of traffic are blocked. Police said it’s unknown when the highway will be reopened.

Vanscoy is roughly 20 kilometres southwest of Saskatoon.

Stay connected with Global News as this story develops.

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Portion of Barrington Street in Halifax shut down due to collision – Halifax

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Barrington Street between George and Sackville is currently closed to traffic due to an apparent pedestrian crash.

Halifax Regional Police say the street is closed to all traffic north and south bound at Prince Street due to the accident.

Officers were at the scene around 1:30 p.m. and taped off the intersection of Barrington and Prince.

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Several Halifax Transit buses were forced to take an alternative route as a result of the collision.

There is currently no word on the extent of any injuries or if charges will be laid.

More to come.  

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6 people injured in Highway 10 collision near Brossard – Montreal

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Six people have been injured in a collision on Highway 10 on Montreal’s South Shore.

The incident occurred early Thursday evening between Brossard and Chambly.

The Sûreté du Québec said a driver heading westbound on the highway crossed over into the eastbound lanes.

Police say two of the six people are seriously injured.

Highway 10 is closed in both directions between highways 30 and 35.

—With files from Global’s Brayden Jagger Haines and the Canadian Press

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Vehicle in fatal pedestrian collision leaves scene on Big River First Nation

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RCMP say a man is dead after a pedestrian collision on Big River First Nation this past weekend.

Emergency services were called at roughly 10:45 p.m. CT on Dec. 23.


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The man was pronounced dead at the scene. His name and age were not released by police.

Big River RCMP said the vehicle involved in the collision left the scene.

A forensic collision analyst is assisting with the investigation.

Big River First Nation is approximately 160 kilometres north of Saskatoon.

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Teen killed in collision on Pine Grove Road north of Kingston: police – Kingston

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Days before Christmas, a 16-year-old male was killed in a car crash on Pine Grove Road near Highway 15 in Kingston.


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The collision happened shortly after 11 p.m. on Saturday Dec. 22nd, and the Kingston police say they responded at around mid night. The teenager involved in the collision was taken to the hospital and later succumbed to his injuries.

“The vehicle had one sole occupant a 16 year old male who was injured at the time of the collision,” said Kingston police Sgt. Darren Keuhl.

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Police told Global News that the cause of the collision is still unknown, but reconstructionists are using several methods to find an answer, such as using a drone to create an aerial map of the scene to collect more evidence.


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However, police did not mention whether icy road conditions were a factor.

The vehicle’s data recorder still needs to be reviewed by police to determine its velocity and steering input.


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The name of the deceased has not been released.

 

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University of Alberta women’s hockey team involved in minor collision – Edmonton

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Two student-athletes from the University of Alberta were taken to hospital Saturday morning after a minor motor vehicle collision involving the team bus.

Connor Hood, communications co-ordinator for U of A Athletics, said the crash happened around 1:30 a.m. Saturday just south of Leduc, Alta., on the QE2. The U of A Pandas hockey team was heading home after a game in Calgary on Friday night.

A release from the university states the two students were taken to hospital with minor injuries and have since been released. RCMP confirmed that no serious injuries were reported.

Hood said that taking the students to the hospital was a precautionary measure.

Hood provided no details on what happened but said the team bus didn’t sustain any serious damage, mostly just broken glass.

As a result, Saturday night’s game against the University of Calgary Dinos, originally scheduled for 7 p.m. at Clare Drake Arena, has been postponed.

No details for a makeup game have been finalized.

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Female pedestrian dead, man in hospital after rush hour collision with vehicle in Scarborough

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A pedestrian is dead and another injured after they were struck by a vehicle in Scarborough during the Friday morning rush hour.

At 6:49 a.m., police responded to a collision in the area of Birchmount and Ellesmere Rds. They found a woman unresponsive. She was later pronounced dead.

A man was found conscious and breathing and was transported to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Police say the driver of the vehicle remained on the scene.

Ellesmere is closed between Birchmount and Rolark Dr. while police investigate. TTC vehicles are diverting at the intersection.

Ilya Bañares is a breaking news reporter, working out of the Star’s radio room in Toronto. Follow him on Twitter: @ilyaoverseas

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Woman in critical condition after collision in Brampton

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A woman sustained life-threatening injuries after she was struck by a vehicle in Brampton Thursday evening.

Peel police said they received the call little before 6 p.m. for a female pedestrian hit by a vehicle near Creditview and James Potter Rds.

Paramedics said the woman was taken to a trauma centre in critical condition.

Police have shut down James Potter Rd. between Creditview Rd. and Bonavista Dr. for an investigation.

Premila D’Sa is a breaking news reporter, working out of the Star’s radio room in Toronto. Follow her on Twitter: @premila_dsa

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