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'This is someone's grandfather!' Neighbors upset same man keeps breaking into cars - WSB Atlanta

ATLANTA - Police say a man in his 50s or 60s has been breaking into cars for years in several neighborhoods near Cambellton Road -- and even stole at least one car.

Channel 2's Matt Johnson obtained multiple videos of the same man pulling on car handles in the last few months in the same southwest Atlanta neighborhood. One video shows him getting into an unlocked truck and driving away.

Johnson talked to neighbors who said they are having to protect themselves and their vehicles.

Some say they are shocked at who is committing the crimes. 

Elizabeth Wilson and her husband, CW Wilson, had a truck stolen by the same person back in July. The say he got inside through an unlocked door.

"He takes his time, but it's the same guy," Elizabeth Wilson said. "This is someone's grandfather."

CW Wilson said it makes the couple upset but also sad. 

"I do feel bad for him that a guy that old is still out there trying to make a living off the backs of other people," CW Wilson said. 

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The crimes have all happened off New Hope Road near Campbellton Road. Neighbors from three subdivisions shared seven different videos of the same man in different outfits dating back to June. 

A video from Monday shows the same man pulling on door handles in the same area. 

"He had stopped for awhile, but now he started again," Elizabeth Wilson said. 

The Wilsons said the man appears to be unarmed, but he's also been seen going through the backyards of homeowners. They say they are worried a confrontation could leave either a neighbor or even the thief seriously hurt. 

"If someone comes out and startles him, you don't know what might happen," Elizabeth Wilson said. 

Johnson reached out to Atlanta police and learned that the detective on the case has copies of the video, as well.

Over the past few months, many residents have made it a point to lock their doors, but it appears the man keeps coming back. 

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LG Innotek unveils 5G communication module for automotive - Digitimes

LG Innotek unveils 5G communication module for automotive

Rodney Chan, DIGITIMES, Taipei

Friday 18 October 2019

LG Innotek has announced it has developed an automotive communication module based on Qualcomm's 5G chip.

The communication module is a component that uses the 5G mobile telecommunication technology to enable transmission of data between a vehicle and a cellular base station and wireless network connection. This module combines a communication chip, memory, and RF (radio frequency) circuit.

This module makes possible sharing of real-time traffic information, precise location measurement, V2X, and transmission of larger amounts of data, said the company, adding it secures the key functions that are needed for entirely autonomous driving that requires no involvement of the driver.

The company said its 5G communication module has a low latency (1ms or less), which is one 10th of that of an LTE module. If an autonomous vehicle driving at 100 kmph detects an obstacle and activates the urgent braking function, braking starts after the vehicle moves 1.4m with an LTE module, but with a 5G module, braking starts after the vehicle moves 2.8cm because the latency is lower.

This module has higher heat-resistance, said the company. It can withstand and is not easily deformed by the high heat generated by 5G network as well as direct sunlight on the vehicle roof. The module uses new plastic materials which are less sensitive to temperature change and is manufactured by applying new engineering methods in the processes of hardening and coating.

LG Innotek's 5G communication module for vehicles has an overall size of half a credit card, measuring 40mm in width, 50mm in length and 3.5mm in thickness. It packs about 480 components including communication chip, memory, RF circuit, and C-V2X into the module.

The 5G module also comes with software optimized for the module, and it can be used regardless of the region or vehicle type because it follows the 3GPP Release 15, the newest 5G standard, of 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP), said the company.

LG Innotek's 5G communication module for automotive

LG Innotek's 5G automotive communication module
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North Hills residents on alert after car break-in attempts caught on camera - WTVD-TV

RALEIGH (WTVD) -- Raleigh police are investigating after multiple vehicle break-in attempts in North Hills were caught on surveillance cameras.

"Previously, the attempted break-ins were around 1 or 2 in the morning. This time it was at 5:15," said Suzanne Hinnant, whose vehicle on Gunnison Place was targeted. "That would be a time that I would be going out to work. So it was concerning to me because I would have to wonder what would have happened if I had come upon this individual as they were attempting to break in to cars. So that's concerning."


About a half hour earlier, the suspect attempted to break-in to two vehicles on Northbrook Drive, but was thwarted as they were both locked.

"It was pretty brazen," said Hinnant.

Hinnant said these issues typically happen in waves throughout the neighborhood, and has been a point of discussion at community watch meetings.


In a previous incident, a thief made off with $700 and a pistol after breaking into a vehicle.

"Locking our cars all the time. Making sure leaving our outdoor lights on. Because I believe if we make it unappealing for criminals to come into our neighborhood and gain entry into our cars, then they're going to stop coming," said Hinnant.

Raliegh police are investigating Wednesday's incident on Northbrook Drive as a larceny or theft from a motor vehicle.

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Choctaw man catches group attempting to steal from cars - KOCO Oklahoma City

Choctaw man catches group attempting to steal from cars

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>> BRADLEY TELLS ME WHILE THOSE BURGLARS WERE DOWN THE STREE CAR-HOPPING, THE GETAWAY DRIVER PARKED THEIR CAR RIGHT IN FRONT OF HIS DRIVEWAY. THAT’S WHEN HE TOOK OUT HIS PHONE AND FLASHED HIS LIGHT AT THEM >> I FLASHED MY LIGHT AT THEM, THEY DID NOT DO NOTHING. THEN I HEARD THEM, THREE GUYS RUNNING DOWN THE STREET. BOLD BURGLARS. YOU KNOW MAN IT REALLY ME OFF. THEY COULD SEE ME CLEAR AS DAY THEY STILL CAME UP IN HERE. >> ONE OF THEM TRYING TO GET , INTO BRADLEY WEST’S TRUCK RIGHT IN FRONT OF HI >> I YELLED WHAT THE F ARE YOU DOING AND THEN THEY AL

Choctaw man catches group attempting to steal from cars

Bradley West flashed his phone light at the driver of a car waiting for a group of people who were allegedly looking for things to steal in cars. Even though they knew he was there, they still tried to get into his truck -- right in front of him. The group continued their work and were caught on a surveillance camera opening a neighbor's truck moments after West saw them.

Bradley West flashed his phone light at the driver of a car waiting for a group of people who were allegedly looking for things to steal in cars. Even though they knew he was there, they still tried to get into his truck -- right in front of him. The group continued their work and were caught on a surveillance camera opening a neighbor's truck moments after West saw them.

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Why Are Camouflaged Ferrari SF90 Stradale Test Cars Lapping Fiorano? - Motor1.com

The Ferrari SF90 Stradale isn’t a secret. The hybrid hypercar was revealed back in May, and we mean revealed in full.  Aside from plethora of photos, Ferrari offered up a flashy video showing the latest Prancing Horse dancing around a track, enjoying plenty of opposite-lock fun. A bit later we were privy to a comprehensive technical video detailing the Stradale’s all-wheel-drive hybrid powertrain.

What we haven’t seen yet are production models. That’s why this video clip of two SF90 Stradales lapping Fiorano is rather interesting. For starters, the cars are wearing camo wrap. It’s possible these are preproduction prototypes that just never got unwrapped after the reveal, and they’re still racking up mileage in the workhorse fleet. It’s also possible we’re looking at cars with some aero tweaks added since the official debut.

Gallery: Ferrari SF90 Stradale Testing

There’s another possibility, however, and it’s a bit more tantalizing. There are two vehicles captured on camera here, and one definitely has something different going on at the back. Look close at the screenshot above and you’ll see a distinctive curve to the rear spoiler. It also sounds a bit more aggressive than the second car passing the camera, which has some of the camo wrap pulled from the nose to reveal the red body beneath. That appears to be a standard SF90 Stradale. As for the other Ferrari, perhaps there’s already an up-spec performance model in the works?

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The video comes from Belgian-Motorsport on YouTube, and the description offers no clues as to why these cars are camo-wrapped, nor what the wing-endowed variant might be. If it is an upgraded SF90 Stradale, it should be quite an animal indeed. The supercar already develops 986 combined horsepower (735 kilowatts) from its 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 and three electric motors. It’s Ferrari’s first plug-in hybrid, capable of running 16 miles at speeds up to 84 mph on electric power alone. With all the settings configured for full attack, it can hit 60 mph in 2.5 seconds and reach 211 mph flat out. As for cornering, it already equals or bests the epic LaFerrari on a road course.

So yeah, we’re very eager to know a bit more about what’s going on in Maranello.

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