Splunk embraces industrial IoT

Australian wind farm operator Infigen Energy has been named as one of the beta customers of Splunk Industrial Asset Intelligence (Splunk IAI) – a new system is designed to make it easier for customers to use Splunk’s data analytics capabilities to analyse data from industrial systems and devices.

Victor Sanchez, application architect at Infigen Energy, said Splunk IAI had helped the company unify disparate and complex data across its six wind farms.

“We are looking forward to using IAI to monitor turbine sensors and measure temperature, vibration, wind speed and generation activities,” he said.

“With real-time insight on data correlated from various sources we can predict turbine behaviour and maintenance needs. For instance, if we get a read on higher than usual wind speeds, we will be alerted much more quickly about the likelihood of a turbine stopping, and proactively plan for the circumstance.”

Splunk’s director of IoT, Seema Haji, told IoT Hub that

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Cadillac Unleashes Its Own V-8 Engine for 2019 CT6 VSport …

UPDATE: After its initial reveal on March 21, the 2019 Cadillac CT6 VSport made its public debut at the 2018 New York auto show.

DETROIT, Michigan — In its latest effort to match luxury street cred with Mercedes-Benz, BMW, and Audi, Cadillac has unveiled a “clean-sheet design,” exclusive, 500- to 550-plus horsepower hand-built 4.2-liter twin-turbo DOHC V-8 engine to be available in the CT6 early in 2019. The new Cadillac V-8, which doesn’t yet have its own brand name, will be hand-built in General Motors’ Bowling Green, Kentucky, Performance Build Center, home of Chevrolet Corvette production.

The engine also will be General Motors’ first to apply Active Fuel Management cylinder shutoff to an overhead cam engine. Preliminary numbers are 550 hp @ 5,700 rpm in high-output

... read more at: http://www.automobilemag.com/news/cadillac-unleashes-v-8-engine/

Cadillac Unleashes Its Own V-8 Engine for 2019 CT6 VSport

UPDATE: After its initial reveal on March 21, the 2019 Cadillac CT6 VSport made its public debut at the 2018 New York auto show.

DETROIT, Michigan — In its latest effort to match luxury street cred with Mercedes-Benz, BMW, and Audi, Cadillac has unveiled a “clean-sheet design,” exclusive, 500- to 550-plus horsepower hand-built 4.2-liter twin-turbo DOHC V-8 engine to be available in the CT6 early in 2019. The new Cadillac V-8, which doesn’t yet have its own brand name, will be hand-built in General Motors’ Bowling Green, Kentucky, Performance Build Center, home of Chevrolet Corvette production.

The engine also will be General Motors’ first to apply Active Fuel Management cylinder shutoff to an overhead cam engine. Preliminary numbers are 550 hp @ 5,700 rpm in high-output

... read more at: http://www.automobilemag.com/news/cadillac-unleashes-v-8-engine/

Ryan Tuerck’s Ferrari-powered Scion drifts, crashes, fixes, and drifts …

We were pretty astonished when Ryan Tuerck and Gumout shoved a Ferrari 458 V8 into a Scion FR-S. And as awesome as that fact alone may be, it’s even more amazing that it’s a fully functional drifter, not just a show car. Tuerck recently took it out to Portland, Ore. to do some sweet drifting on a mountain road. Unfortunately for him and the car, he did something substantially less sweet right off the bat.

As you’ll see in the video, in just the second corner of the course, Tuerck drives the front corner of the GT4586 right into the dirt cliff on the side of the road. For a moment, it looks like things are all right, but the car starts pulling to the right and he stops the car for repairs. After fixing bits including a thoroughly bent tie-rod, the GT4586 is good as new.

We’re

... read more at: https://www.autoblog.com/2017/09/23/ferrari-scion-gt86-drift-car-ryan-tuerck-crash-video/

2018 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale – Automobile Magazine

A new year means a new beginning. More importantly, it also means the return of Barrett-Jackson’s collector car extravaganza down in Scottsdale, Arizona. This year’s auction looks to be one of the biggest yet, attracting a surprising number of first-off-the-line production cars for charity, supercars, and rare classics.

Here’s a few of the star cars you can expect to see on Saturday.

First Production 2018 Chevrolet Corvette Carbon 65 Edition

Created in celebration of the marquee’s 65th anniversary, the Carbon 65 Edition is one of the sharpest looking packages for the Corvette Grand Sport and Z06. Each Carbon 65 Edition arrives with excellent Ceramic Gray paint, unique blue stripes and graphics on the front fenders, special ground effect body trim, and distinct graphics on the doors. Inside, there’s liberal

... read more at: http://www.automobilemag.com/news/four-firsts-sale-charity-2018-barrett-jackson-scottsdale-sale/

Four Firsts Up for Sale for Charity at the 2018 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Sale

A new year means a new beginning. More importantly, it also means the return of Barrett-Jackson’s collector car extravaganza down in Scottsdale, Arizona. This year’s auction looks to be one of the biggest yet, attracting a surprising number of first-off-the-line production cars for charity, supercars, and rare classics.

Here’s a few of the star cars you can expect to see on Saturday.

First Production 2018 Chevrolet Corvette Carbon 65 Edition

Created in celebration of the marquee’s 65th anniversary, the Carbon 65 Edition is one of the sharpest looking packages for the Corvette Grand Sport and Z06. Each Carbon 65 Edition arrives with excellent Ceramic Gray paint, unique blue stripes and graphics on the front fenders, special ground effect body trim, and distinct graphics on the doors. Inside, there’s liberal

... read more at: http://www.automobilemag.com/news/four-firsts-sale-charity-2018-barrett-jackson-scottsdale-sale/

Walla Walla man arrested after downtown Astoria dust-up

James Clive Alfred Harvey

James Clive Alfred Harvey

A Walla Walla, Washington, man was arrested Saturday after allegedly causing disturbances at downtown businesses and then fighting with police.

Just after 4:15 p.m., Astoria police responded to reports of a man who had thrown produce around at the Astoria Co-op grocery store, stole a cellphone from owners of the Mai Tong Thai food cart across the street and poured hot sauce on a black Cadillac Escalade nearby. A witness also told police that the man had shattered a piece of glass in the area.

When officers arrived, they located James Clive Alfred Harvey, 35. He allegedly struggled for several minutes as officers attempted to arrest him.

During the tussle, two Astoria police officers used a stun gun to try to subdue Harvey, listed

... read more at: http://www.dailyastorian.com/Local_News/20180109/walla-walla-man-arrested-after-downtown-astoria-dust-up

New and Future Cars for 2018 and Beyond

In 2016 the car-making industry saw its seventh consecutive year of record sales in the U.S. with 17.55 million purchases in all. So far in 2017 the numbers seem to have finally plateaued, with analysts forecasting a final total closer to 17 million—still not too shabby. Various social, political, and economic factors are driving the slight decline, but don’t blame it on a lack of interesting, exciting, and appealing new vehicles designed to grab our attention. Indeed, the following is filled with more than 100 cars, crossovers, SUVs, and trucks that are either on sale now or will be within a few years. Even so, this lineup is not exhaustive in terms of everything coming down the pipe. It is composed of the top 100-plus machines that pique our interest as the automotive world continues to change on a seemingly daily basis. Although there might come a day when,

... read more at: http://www.automobilemag.com/news/new-and-future-cars-for-2018-and-beyond/

Billy Joel, Nas, and Nicki Minaj Roll Out for Velocity’s ‘Unique Rides’

Even the most well known members of the entertainment industry have dream cars that simply can’t be bought from a dealership.

That’s where Velocity’s “Unique Rides” comes into play. Host Will Castro and his crew, Team Unique, build cars fit for their stars and any other clients looking to add some flavor to their ride.

The show for car enthusiasts is now in its third season. The season premiere kicks off with a 1988 Mercedes-Benz 190 E commissioned by hip-hop artist, Nas.

The episode will also feature a 2017 Mustang GT build commissioned by one of Castro’s previous customers on a tight

... read more at: http://www.automobilemag.com/news/velocitys-unique-rides-build-cars-stars/

First Drive: 2018 Infiniti QX80

CHARLESTON, South Carolina – Big three-row SUVs have become de facto flagships for certain luxury brands. Think Cadillac Escalade, of course, and the all-new Lincoln Navigator. Or, in our case today, the Infiniti QX80. While these brands have struggled to compete with their sedans against the flagship of flagships, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, their body-on-frame SUVs offer much of the luxury of the S-Class, throw in high-level towing and some off-road capabilities, and return huge profit margins.

Infiniti unveiled a 2018 model-year facelift of its relatively low-volume, high-profit QX80 recently at the 2017 Dubai International Motor Show because the Middle East, along with Russia and the U.S., is one of this model’s most important markets. In fact, Infiniti sells the QX80 in just 27 of the luxury brand’s 50 markets, so 23 go without this

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