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Motorcyclist eliminated in crash on I-215 near Gibson Roadway

A motorcyclist died in a crash early Friday morning on the I-215 between Gibson Road and Stephanie Street in Henderson, according to the Nevada Highway Patrol. (Photo: NHP)
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Nevada Highway Patrol said they were contacted us to the crash at 5:05 a.m.

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Roadway rage results in stabbing, shooting in west Las Vegas

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180″/ > LAS VEGAS (FOX5)- One person was stabbed and gunshots were fired as a result of road rage in west Las Vegas, police said.

Officers were called to the 9300 block of West Sahara Opportunity at 9:34 p.m. Wednesday. That individual was taken to a medical facility with non-life threatening injuries, Las Vegas Metropolitan Authorities stated.

During that conflict, the other person involved fired numerous rounds. No one was hit or injured by the shooting and cops said both people were put into custody.

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U.S. updates self-driving vehicle standards as more struck the roadway

Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017|4:03 p.m.

ANN ARBOR, Mich.– The Trump administration on Tuesday unveiled updated security guidelines for self-driving cars and trucks focused on clearing barriers for automakers and tech companies wishing to get test lorries on the road.

The new voluntary standards announced by U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao upgrade policies provided last fall by the Obama administration, which were also mainly voluntary.

Chao highlighted that the standards aren’t indicated to force automakers to use certain innovation or meet stringent requirements. Instead, they’re designed to clarify exactly what automobile designers and states should consider as more test cars and trucks reach public roads.

“We wish to ensure those who are involved understand how essential security is,” Chao said throughout a check out to a self-governing vehicle testing facility at the University of Michigan. “We likewise want to ensure that the development and the creativity of our country stay.”

Under Obama administration, automakers were asked to follow a 15-point security evaluation before putting test vehicles on the roadway. The new guidelines reduce that to a 12-point voluntary evaluation, asking car manufacturers to think about things like cybersecurity, crash security, how the lorry interacts with residents and the backup prepares if the vehicle experiences a problem. They not ask automakers to think of ethics or privacy concerns or share info beyond crash information, as the previous guidelines did.

The standards likewise make clear that the federal government– not states– identifies whether self-governing automobiles are safe. That is the exact same guidance the Obama administration offered.

States can still manage autonomous lorries, but they’re encouraged not to pass laws that would throw barriers in front of testing and use. There is nothing to prohibit California, for instance, from needing human backup chauffeurs on highly automated vehicles, but the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration would discourage that.

Automakers– who were growing significantly frustrated with the patchwork of state policies– applauded the standards.

“You are supplying a structured, flexible system to accommodate the advancement and implementation of brand-new technologies,” Mitch Bainwol, the head of the Alliance of Vehicle Manufacturers, told Chao at Tuesday’s event. The alliance represents 12 significant automakers, consisting of General Motors Co., Mercedes-Benz and Toyota Motor Corp.

. But critics stated the guidelines don’t ensure self-driving innovation is safe before heading out on the roadway.

“NHTSA needs to be empowered to secure consumers versus brand-new hazards that may emerge, and to guarantee automatic systems work as they’re expected to without putting consumers at danger,” stated David Friedman, a former acting NHTSA administrator who now directs cars and trucks and product policy analysts for Consumers Union, the policy division of Consumer Reports magazine.

Regulators and lawmakers have actually been struggling to keep up with the pace of self-driving technology. There are no totally self-driving vehicles for sale, however self-governing automobiles with backup motorists are being checked in numerous states, consisting of California, Nevada and Pennsylvania.

California, which is the only state that needs automakers to openly report crashes of self-governing test cars, said Tuesday it was reviewing the brand-new guidelines. California’s Department of Motor Vehicles stated it prepares to continue to update its own guidelines, a process that needs to be completed by the end of this year.

Chao stated the federal guidelines will be updated again next year.

“The technology in this field is accelerating at a much faster pace than I think many people anticipated,” she said.

Chao stated self-driving cars might assist the blind and handicapped and considerably minimize crashes. Early estimates indicate there were more than 40,000 traffic casualties in the United States in 2015, and an estimated 94 percent of crashes include human error.

Considering that the new guidelines are policy, not law, they don’t legally change what the state and federal government and automobile developers can do, stated Bryant Walker Smith, a law teacher at the University of South Carolina who tracks federal government policy on self-driving vehicles. Some nations, like South Korea, need pre-market federal government approval prior to self-governing automobiles can head out on the road, so the United States is on the more lenient side, Smith said.

Chao’s look came at a time of increased government focus on highly automated automobiles.

Earlier Tuesday, the National Transportation Security Board concluded that Tesla Inc.’s partially self-driving Autopilot system wasn’t to blame for the 2016 death of a motorist in Florida. However it stated automakers should incorporate safeguards that keep motorists’ attention engaged and limit the use of automated systems to the areas they were developed for, like highways.

Last week, the United States House voted to offer the federal government the authority to exempt car manufacturers from security standards that do not apply to self-governing technology. If a business can show it can make a safe lorry with no steering wheel, for example, the federal government might authorize that. The expense allows the deployment of up to 25,000 vehicles exempted from standards in its very first year and 100,000 annually after that.

The Senate is now thinking about a similar expense.

AP Automobile Author Tom Krisher in Detroit and AP Author Justin Pritchard in Los Angeles contributed to this report.

Man arrested after roadway rage shooting in Henderson

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26-year-old male in connection with a road rage occurrence that hurt a 77-year-old man. Aaron Keith was detained Monday early morning for battery with a deadly weapon resulting in substantial bodily damage and discharging a firearm into an occupied vehicle. Authorities stated on Sunday at 6:46 p.m. officers received reports that a suspect, determined as Keith, fired several shots into another automobile during a road rage occurrence in the area of Pacific Opportunity and Van Wagenen Street. Authorities said the victim sustained a non-life threatening gunshot wound to his ideal leg. He was taken to Sunrise Hospital for treatment.

Keith left the area in a white compact cars and truck, potentially a Toyota, cops said.

Utilizing details from witnesses and leads, authorities had the ability to determine Keith as the suspect. He was taken into custody at 2:50 a.m. at his Las Vegas house. During his arrest, officers likewise discovered a pistol that was believed to be utilized throughout the shooting.

Anybody with extra information is prompted to call Henderson cops at 702-267-4911. To remain confidential, call Criminal offense Stoppers at 702-385-5555.

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Rebel Racers Off Roadway, but on Leaderboard

4 hundred pounds of pure American ingenuity and 10 untamed horses under the hood. UNLV’s Rebel Racing packed a great deal of power into a fun-sized frame as it tackled this summer season’s Baja SAE, the Society of Automotive Engineers’ college off-road lorry design and race competitors.

UNLV SAE took 13th overall, competing across the nation, from Gorman, California, in April to Pittsburg, Kansas, in May, and Peoria, Illinois, in June. It wasn’t always outdoors and clear traffic, though.

“We were notified there was a tornado and heavy thunderstorms can be found in, so they had to halt all the events and force each group to the shelter in location at Pittsburg State University,” UNLV SAE president Adam Gentil stated. It cost dozens of schools the chance to score points on that day.

Risks of being swept to Oz aside, UNLV had strong showings across all legs of the competition. Each stop saw teams from as many as 250 schools from around the world take part in static events (style, cost, and a sales discussion), dynamic events (velocity, hill climb, maneuverability, sled pull, rock climb, suspension), and a four-hour endurance race to cap it off.

In California, UNLV had its best-ever showing with a fifth-place surface in the endurance race, and backed it up with 11th in Kansas and 34th in Illinois. Each occasion is evaluated independently and is counted toward a group’s final score.

As with any off-road racing, there are more risks than cruising along the I-15.

“At the end of the Illinois event, we got faced by another school and harmed some elements pretty bad,” Gentil stated. “It must have been a 35- or 40-minute repair. We got it carried out in 15 minutes to get back out on the track, and we acquired a spot in the endurance. There were 15 on us dealing with different things. We resembled ants.”

There were 25 trainees– of which 17 went on the roadway for competition– involved with SAE, which started work on this year’s design right after last year’s competition ended.

Not just an event for competitors’s sake, top automotive business participate in with an eye on scouting new talent. Honda, Toyota, and Briggs & & Stratton all had representatives at the occasion. It’s an information not lost on the senior mechanical engineering trainee.

However initially, there’s next year’s car to begin on. Information collection on the existing automobile and 3-D modeling on the next is currently under method.

“We’ve simply got to get a little bit of reliability from the automobile, but we’re going to go next year with the mindset of winning those occasions rather of ending up top 5, leading 10.”

Pedestrian, 69, eliminated while crossing roadway in northwest Las Vegas

Friday, July 14, 2017|2:01 p.m.

. A pedestrian with a walker who detectives say ran across a northwest valley roadway trying to beat traffic was struck and eliminated by an automobile early Friday, according to City Cops.

The 69-year-old Las Vegas lady passed away at University Medical Center, authorities stated.

Medics and officers were dispatched about 12:15 a.m. to Durango Drive, south of Hitt Center Court near Deer Springs Way, cops stated.

An investigation figured out that the woman was running with a walker from east to west when she was struck by a 2004 Ford Mustang that was heading south on Durango on a middle lane, police said.

This was the 78th traffic death examined by City, police stated.

Hitting the roadway with comedian Kathleen Madigan

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Luzena Adams Kathleen Madigan returns to the stage at the Mirage.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017|2 a.m.

Comic Kathleen Madigan is a fan of Las Vegas, and not even if she’s been performing here considering that she was in her early 20s.

In her current look on Jerry Seinfeld’s regularly humorous web series Comics in Automobiles Getting Coffee, she snuck in a terrific little line supporting Las Vegas’ superiority as a vacation destination, about how taking a cruise is “like going to the Bellagio and after that it just drifts away.”

“I don’t have any need to drift away,” says Madigan, who just recently made the cruise ship rounds for a comedy trip. “I see no reason for us to leave medical services, authorities, fire, just remove yourself from the important things that make society society. And you’re sailing through places you actually wish to be, so it’s just ridiculing you. Take a look at that beautiful island! Now return on the ship.”

Madigan feels much more in your home onstage in Vegas, where she’ll perform at the Terry Fator Theater at the Mirage on June 23 (find ticket details here). She started on the Strip at the Catch An Increasing Star funny club when it was at Bally’s, also hanging around at the Funny Stop at the Trop and the Improv at Harrah’s. “I think it’s totally cool that I get to heading the Mirage and my face is up there, since I keep in mind being a more youthful comedian and seeing George Carlin’s name up on the [Vegas casino marquee],” she states. “I simply stated to my sister how bizarre it is that I’m at the Mirage, due to the fact that it generally took me 25 years to obtain throughout the street. But I did it, and it’s something I take pride in myself for.”

A confessed Midwesterner originally from St. Louis, Madigan doesn’t mind the touristy audiences for Vegas funny, rather revealing appreciation for the variety of Americans who appear. “I like it, although some individuals do not. In some cases it’s not the most comedy-sophisticated audience due to the fact that funny is a cheaper ticket in Vegas than whatever show might be playing [in the gambling establishment] If I’m on the roadway in a place like Philadelphia, individuals aren’t randomly buying a ticket, they pertain to see me. However that’s fine, I do not care.”

Madigan is a true stand-up veteran– she’s been doing it for 28 years and has actually shunned TELEVISION and films for touring and recording specials like her most recent, Troubling Jesus, on Netflix– who still wants to strike the road as much as possible. “All I have actually ever wanted to do is take a trip,” she says. “I aimed to be a flight attendant till I recognized I might tell jokes. I just truly like going. I simply scheduled Casper and Gillette, Wyoming, and I did Nonessential [in South Dakota] in 2015 and it was amazing, exactly like the HBO program. Crazy awesome. It’s simply enjoyable for me, leaving the airplane and knowing nothing.”

As long as it’s traveling by aircraft, train or automobile … no more boats. “Right, as long as when I call 911, something will happen,” Madigan chuckles. “I was on the cruise liner with my buddy Lewis Black, and I informed him, do you understand what they finish with dead people on this ship? If somebody passes away? They put them in the freezer until we get house. That’s it. Forget it.”

The Future of Autonomous Driving is Coming Down the Roadway Quick with Significant Ramifications for Real Estate

Mobile healthcare clinics and treatment pods, and even platooning pod hotels, automobiles could end up being transport experience pods.Auto Industry Shifting from Motown to Mountain View
While some of the future scenarios sound like science fiction, the driverless car is already here and many of the biggest innovation and mobility business are currently placing their bets, according to Intel.

Mercedes-Benz is currently offering test rides in its app-powered F 015 High-end in Motion research study lorry. Google has currently logged about 1.3 million miles on its driverless vehicles in Mountain View, CA, where it is headquartered. General Motors is now testing its self-driving Bolt in Arizona. Audi, recently got a permit from California to evaluate self-driving vehicles on public roads and BMW and Nissan have actually joined Mercedes-Benz in revealing plans to use cars and trucks with self-driving abilities by 2020.

Today, Apple CEO Tim Cook briefed Bloomberg on its huge push into self-driving technology, which it aptly named Project Titan. Cook validated that Apple had initially been looking for to build its own car, but has actually now considered that up as being excessively complex and rather is focusing on developing the underlying technology and software application utilized in future autonomous lorries.

” There is a major interruption looming there,” Cook stated.

The center of gravity in the car company may well have actually currently shifted from Motown to Mountain View, states auto industry analyst Justin Toner.

” Taken to the extreme, I believe that autonomous vehicles will eradicate automobile mishaps, eliminate traffic and substantially reduce the realty devoted to autos, releasing land for more efficient usage,” Toner says.

From a planning point of view, driverless cars are expected to increase the efficiency of streets by traveling closer together and in narrower lanes, needing considerably less road area than cars and trucks today. By some estimates, autonomous lorries could support the exact same amount of traffic volume as error-prone, human-driven automobiles on one-quarter of the roadway space.More Usage, Less Parking

Inning accordance with some quotes, cars are parked and not in use usually 95% of the time. The U.S. is estimated to have more than 800 million parking areas, almost four areas for each car.

If people move away from private automobile ownership to adopt the shared-use model, autonomous vehicles would likely be on the go more frequently, and require less parking spaces. And parking designated for self-governing cars might be located in a main location away from the core downtowns, enabling buildings to devote more space to accommodating individuals and less to accommodating vehicles.

Norman Foster, chairman and founder of the architecture company Foster & & Partners, told a crowd at a Wired Service Conference, last week that if he might design Apple’s just recently built head office in Cupertino all over once again, he would take into account “the altering patterns of transportation.”

Apple’s headquarters feature an enormous underground garage developed to hold 11,000 lorries. Today, that’s a feature, Foster said, however not too far in the future, it’s completely possible that cars and trucks (and garages) will be far less important.

” Possibly the standard garage needs to be re-thought and re-thought now,” Foster continued. “Perhaps if I had a 2nd time around I ‘d be putting a great deal of convincing pressure to say, ‘Make the floor-to-floor of a parking lot that much bigger, so if you’re not going to be filling it with cars and trucks in the future you could more quickly retrofit it for more habitable space.”

Major Disruptions Also Can Be Costly

While much of the attention garnered by the self-governing owning technology is focused on the capacity for good, including improved safety, higher performance and productivity gains, and any significant disturbance is likewise accompanied by costly and in some cases painful changes.

< a href=" https://www.curbed.com/2017/5/16/15644358/parking-real-estate-driverless-cars-urban-planning-development "target =" _ blank" > According to a current short article in Curbed, city and transport organizers are worried over the prospect of people abandoning public transport for the convenience of self-governing vehicles.

While it will take years for AV tech-driven cars and trucks to control the roads, organizers are concerned the convergence of autonomous vehicles, electrification and shared movement has the potential to produce an entire new age of automation-induced sprawl without proper preparation, policies and incentives for individuals to keep riding buses and trains.

” Streets are 25 to 35 percent of a city’s acreage … [the] most valuable asset in numerous ways,” Zabe Bent, a principal at transportation consulting company Nelson Nygaard and a speaker at the American Planning Association’s annual conference last month informed the online real estate website. “We need to truly think of how we handle those spaces for the public excellent and for minimizing congestion.”

Service Stations, Parking Facilities on Cutting Edge

Cleveland-based TravelCenters of America (Nasdaq: TA), the biggest full-service travel center business in the U.S., also raised the issue of disruptive technologies in the energy or transportation markets to its financiers.

” Different innovations are being developed in the energy and transport markets that, if extensively embraced, might materially damage our organisation,” the company reported. “For instance, electric truck engines do not require diesel fuel and hybrid electric-diesel/gasoline engines might need substantially less diesel/gasoline fuel per mile driven. Even more, driverless truck innovations might result in less private truck chauffeurs on the U.S. interstate highways and minimize the consumer traffic and sales at our areas.”

And while driverless automobiles will still have to park somewhere, owners and operators of parking facilities are absolutely on the cutting edge of this brand-new technology.

Las Vegas-based MVP REIT, a nontraded REIT that mainly buys parking facilities, just recently added a new risk disclosure to its yearly report, keeping in mind that altering way of lives and innovation innovations such as driverless automobiles may decrease the requirement for parking spaces, and might affect the value of its properties.Big Picture Poses Net Gain for Real Estate However, with the current development of Uber and other ride-sharing services, many owners and investors in industrial realty see the development of autonomous cars as a net gain for real estate. While zoning and transport requirements will have

to be attended to in order to understand the pledge positioned by AV and driverless vehicles, senior supervisors at numerous REITs are currently bracing for the effect of the new technology.” Driverless automobiles will eliminate the requirement for parking garages and de-urbanize our cities

once again,” Steven Grimes, CEO of Retail Properties of America (NYSE: RPAI) told financiers last month.” Disruption is unquestionably fixating. In some shape or kind, everybody are critical whether we are experiencing a normal course end of cycle disruption or the starts of a secular change in our area,” he included.” We think it’s both.”” The handwriting is on the wall,” said Chris Volk, CEO of Store Capital Corp.( NYSE: STOR).” After all, we’re writing 15- to 20-year leases in a world where most experts see the beginning of driverless vehicles within five years. “

'' Russell Roadway ' Raiders purchase stadium site

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) –

The landscape of Las Vegas will alter to make room for a brand-new arena for the Raiders.

Clark County Commissioner Steve Sisolak announced the Raiders closed escrow on a lot near Interstate 15 and Russell Road.

The website will be the house for a 62-acre stadium for the football group.

According to the Clark County Recorder’s Workplace, escrow was closed at 11:30 a.m. Monday in between Nevada Land Group LLC and LV Arena Business LLC. The total sale was for $77,500,000.

“That’s a lot for 62 acres of land!” Sisolak said laughing. “Undoubtedly, it’s a great piece of residential or commercial property.”

$77 million is just the beginning. The Raiders have to be ready to keep costs huge cash.

“There’s still a great deal of concerns.” “The Raiders understand there’s still a parking circumstance to deal with here,” Sisolak said. “How they’re going to do that? I don’t know!”

The Raiders’ brass could choose to build a large parking structure to make room for cars on the small home, however that concept isn’t popular with fans who take pleasure in tailgating. Sisolak said the Raiders assured a service and are researching ideas.

NFL team owners approved the Raiders’ move from Oakland to Las Vegas on March 27. The group’s option to use Russell Road wasn’t a surprise at this stage of the video game. Every rendering released by the group was created with the Russell Roadway website in mind, and the group submitted strategies to the NFL which were based around the website.

Still, some individuals preferred that the Raiders would set up at the Bali Hai Golf Club, right next to the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas indication, due to the fact that of its larger size.

The Raiders will need to spend millions of dollars to expand narrow streets and repair other issues with the surrounding area. Sisolak said he originally believed the group would wish to await more in-depth price quotes on the work that would need to be done.

“The studies, to my understanding, have not return,” Sisolak stated. “It might quickly get in excess of $100 million. Absolutely.”

Stay with FOX5 and FOX5Vegas.com for advancements.

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Traffic-inducing Vegas roadway work tied to financial decline

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) –

There is a sensation among Las Vegas Valley motorists that traffic has worsened with the arrival of building zones. For example, the Environment-friendly Valley Parkway location near Sundown Roadway has its share of orange cones.

Undoubtedly, there is some kind of project taking place in every part of the Las Vegas Valley, and, it ends up it is due from what we pay at the gas pump.

According to the Regional Transportation Commission, there are more than 200 road projects underway in nearly every part of the Valley. Those projects are being moneyed by the Fuel Profits Index, which allows increases in gas taxes. The index was very first approved in 2013.

The profits from the Fuel Earnings Index funds brand-new facilities such as roads and sewers.

However, why now? Tina Quigley, of RTC, said Las Vegas fell behind on standard infrastructure enhancements during the economic downtown.

“If you wish to grow and diversify your economy, you’re going to have to invest in some extremely standard things,” Quigley pointed. “Other communities have actually been through this very unpleasant duration we’re going through, as well.”

The road projects happening now are cost at $700 million. RTC stated it’s a bet that must help the economy.

So, for how long will these jobs take to finish? RTC anticipates a five-to-seven year amount of time.

“With the economic decline, Las Vegas took a success and we weren’t able to get out a great deal of public works tasks,” Quigley stated, citing some roads that cause no place.

Still, it’s a headache to browse through the jungle of cones, as numerous motorists have actually seen.

“It’s simply the hassle,” William Baker, a handyman who needs to drive to his jobs, said. “You got ta deal with a bit of it.”

There are some motorists suffering cone zones with no employees around them. Even Quigley reported the non-work.

“I have called the [RTC hotline] myself about tasks in my community, wanting to know when is this going to conclude,” according to Quigley. “Why are these cones still up when I do not see employees.”

“Right down the street, they got that construction going on for months now,” Baker explained on Eco-friendly Valley. “It doesn’t appear like anything is being done and I do not see anybody working there.”

While the tasks continue for many years to come, the Fuel Earnings Indexing program will expire at the end of 2016. At that time, voters will certainly decide whether to extend it and pay for more building jobs.

Motorists can report cone zones that appear to require cleaning up or ask about those tasks by calling 702-928-CONE (2663).

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