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Toyota recall: 1 million vehicles due to electrical fault

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Toyota is recalling approximately 1 million vehicles worldwide due to a potential short circuit that could impact the functioning of the airbags.

The issue lies in the electronic control unit (ECU), which may be susceptible to electrical interference, leading to a short circuit. This, in turn, could result in the airbags not deploying properly during a crash.

The recall includes various models produced between [specific date range], spanning multiple regions. Toyota has stated that they are not aware of any injuries or accidents related to this issue but are taking proactive measures to address the potential safety concern. Owners of affected vehicles will be notified by the company, and the necessary repairs or replacements of the faulty components will be carried out at authorized service centers free of charge.

This move is part of Toyota’s commitment to ensuring the safety of its customers and maintaining the integrity of its vehicles. The company urges affected vehicle owners to respond promptly to the recall notices to mitigate any potential risks associated with the airbag malfunction. Owners can check if their vehicle is affected by visiting Toyota’s official website or contacting their local dealership for assistance.

In light of this recall, car owners are advised to stay informed about any safety recalls related to their vehicles. Regularly checking for recalls and promptly addressing them is crucial for ensuring the safety of both drivers and passengers.

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Esports officially recognised by Olympic officials as they aim to “keep up with digital age”

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While esports and competitive video gaming have traditionally not been regarded as sports, the Olympic Movement started showing interest as early as 2007.

Following the inaugural event in Singapore, Vincent Pereira, the IOC’s head of virtual sports and esports, noted that Paris, as the 2024 Summer Olympics host, had priority to host the Olympic Esports Series in 2024.

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Recent EV study reveals the greatest adoption hurdle: safety

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A recent survey conducted by the National Roads and Motorists’ Association (NRMA) in New South Wales has shed light on a significant trend among EV adoption: safety.

The survey highlights that while environmental benefits and potential long-term cost savings are acknowledged, 1 in 5 believe that safety concerns are overriding these factors for many potential buyers.

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NASA astronauts phone home, confident Boeing’s Starliner will return to Earth safely

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Stranded NASA astronauts express confidence in Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft, assuring its capability to safely transport them back to Earth from the International Space Station.

The astronauts, over a video call to NASA, highlighted Starliner’s enhanced safety features and testing protocols as reassuring factors for their safe return.

“I have a real good feeling in my heart that this spacecraft will bring us home, no problem…”, said Sunita “Suni” Williams, one of the stranded NASA astronauts.

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