2021 Geneva International Motor Show canceled, show up for sale

The coronavirus pandemic has taken down another auto show.

The group that runs the Geneva International Motor Show, The Foundation “Salon International De L’Automobile,” announced on Monday that the 2021 Geneva show is canceled and that it prefers to sell the rights of the show to Palexpo SA, the venue where the event is held.

Scheduled for March, the 2020 Geneva show was canceled in late February due to the coronavirus pandemic. The committee and council of the foundation conducted a survey of the event’s exhibitors and found that the majority of them would likely not participate in a 2021 show and would prefer a 2022 show.

The lack of a 2020 show had a major financial impact on the Foundation, which claims the cancellation of the 2020 show resulted in a loss of $11.55 million. The Foundation asked the Canton and State of Geneva for a loan to cover

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BeamNG.drive: The Ultimate Crash Simulator

I remember the first time I played Papyrus’ NASCAR Racing in 1994 and discovered that if I crashed my car into something, it showed damage. Immediately I spun my car around and began running the track backwards. The other cars did their best to avoid me, but the algorithm controlling them couldn’t keep up. I was hooked. I never won a race, but the virtual wreckage I created was epic.

BeamNG.drive: It’s All About Crashing

Fast-forward a quarter-century, and now we have BeamNG.drive, a video game where there is nothing to do but crash. BeamNG.drive isn’t a racing game, but a soft-body physics simulator—one that can realistically determine and illustrate damage to deformable objects (like, say, cars) in real time. Realistic handling behavior is modeled as well. The handling is great, but the crashes are spectacular—metal deforms, windows explode, and hubcaps and headlights assemblies go flying. The IIHS has nothing

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