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Texas cities led the nation in car crashes in 2019

Austin, Texas was one of the top cities for car crashes in 2019.

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Accidents happen and if one insurance company is to be believed, mayhem ensues. A new national traffic study by Go Safe Labs shows that Houston, Texas lead the country in car crashes in 2019. Austin and Dallas are ranked in fourth and fifth place on the list.

The survey revealed that there were nearly 1 million accidents across the United States in 2019. The amount a city's accident rate rose or fell from 2018 is based on Go Safe Labs' data science team's review of over 1.8 million accident reports from 2018 and 2019. Using publicly available data from local, state and federal sources, the group identified the top ten cities with the most accidents in 2019:

No. 10 - Phoenix

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The city of Phoenix, Arizona had 9,876 car crashes in 2019, a 23.5 percent increase over 2018's number.

No. 9 - Nashville

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Music City is the 24th most populated city in the U.S. and had 10,091 crashes in 2019, down 15.4 percent from 2018.

No. 8 - Baton Rouge

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The Capital of Louisiana had 11,313 car crashes in 2019 which is a 5.6 percent decrease from 2018's number of incidents.

No. 7 - Oklahoma City

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The city that was founded during the Land Run of 1889 saw 12,476 car crashes in 2019, up 6.1 percent from 2018.

No. 6 - Raleigh

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North Carolina's state capital was home to 12,846 crashes in 2019, a decrease of 25.5 percent year-over-year.

No. 5 - Dallas

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Dallas is the largest city in Texas but out of the three Texas cities on this list, Dallas had the least amount of crashes. Their 14.685 incidents were three percent more than in 2018.

No. 4 - Austin

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Austin is the fastest-growing city in the U.S. and it had one of the highest number of car crashes for a major city in 2019. Its 16,635 incidents were up three percent year-over-year.

No. 3 - Los Angeles

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Car crashes were up 24.6 percent last year in Los Angeles. The City of Angels was home to 19,660 crashes in 2019.

No. 2 - Charlotte

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Charlotte is home to the NASCAR Museum where cars rubbing against each other is celebrated. On the city's streets, there were 21,818 crashes in 2019. That's down 13.3 percent from 2018.

No. 1 - Houston

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Houston is the home to the most car crashes in the U.S. In 2019, the city had 22,188 incidents. That number, while highest in the country, is down 12.1 percent year-over-year.

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Hyundai Motor Group, the parent company of Hyundai, has announced the formation of a new unit - New Horizons Studio. The new venture is focused on the development of what Hyundai calls Ultimate Mobility Vehicles (UMVs).

New Horizons Studio is part of Hyundai's larger focus on the future of mobility. Unit workers will work to envision vehicles that wander with "unprecedented mobility". These products will focus on target customers that have unconventional travel needs whether it be to access places they have never been or adapt their mobility limitations to their surroundings.

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New Horizons Studio is led by Vice President Dr. John Suh, who has held several leadership roles at Hyundai Motor Group since 2011. He served as founding director of Hyundai Ventures, and then led Hyundai CRADLE (Center for Robotic-Augmented Design in Living Experiences) as its founding director based in Silicon Valley. He brings over 35 years of expertise in the automotive and emerging technology sectors, including roles at Stanford University, Palo Alto Research Center (PARC; formerly, Xerox PARC), and General Motors Company.

"We aim to create the world's first transformer-class vehicle, also known as the Ultimate Mobility Vehicle," said Dr. Suh.

Dr. Ernestine Fu will move to New Horizons Studio as Director of Product Management. She has led research on human operator and autonomous vehicle interactions at Stanford University's Volkswagen Automotive Innovation Lab, as well as scaled emerging technology companies for over nine years as a venture capital partner at Alsop Louie Partners.

The Hyundai Elevate is the first vehicle being developed by the Studio. It debuted at CES 2019 and does not rely solely on wheels to makes it way across urban, suburban, and rural landscapes. The unit sees the Elevate as being able to respond in emergency situations like natural disasters or assist with persons who do not have access to an ADA ramp.

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The Lamborghini Urus Graphite Capsule adds new interior and exterior color choices for buyers.

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Expressions in color and trim meet at the Urus Graphite Capsule, a collection of SUVs produced by super luxury automaker Lamborghini. The Urus itself sits at the intersection of performance and practicality, and is the best-selling model in the Lamborghini lineup.

The Urus Graphite Capsule lets buyers push the limit in a pick-and-choose fashion. Lamborghini will offer the Urus Graphite Capsule in four new exterior matte colors including white Bianco Monocerus, black Nero Noctis, and grey Grigio Nimbus and Grigio Keres. The lower parts of the car, the front, rear, and side sills, are all finished in the color.

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From there, buyers are able to choose from four tiny accent colors: orange Arancio Leonis and Arancio Dryope, yellow Giallo Taurus, and green Verde Scandal. Those accent colors are shown on the front splitter, door inserts, and rear spoiler.

The cabin of the Urus sports the same traditional design the SUV has had during this, its initial generation. The Urus Graphite Capsule check box adds dark, anodized aluminium trim on the dashboard and door panels, with new matt-finish carbon fiber inserts. The buyer's choice of exterior colors are carried over to the inside where upholstery is contrast stitched. Q-citura stitching and the embroidered Lamborghini logo reside on the headrests.

The ventilated Alcantara seats are an exclusive option only available on the Urus Graphite Capsule and the recently launched Pearl Capsule.

"The new Graphite Capsule endorses the inimitable versatility of the Lamborghini Urus as the original Super SUV: its color and styling is as adaptable and versatile as its presence in every high-performance and lifestyle environment." said Automobili Lamborghini Chief Commercial Officer Giovanni Perosino. "The inherent design of the Lamborghini Urus, with the DNA of our super sports heritage, lends itself to virtually limitless potential for personalizing color and trim. The Urus Graphite Capsule is the latest collection to offer our growing clientele the opportunity to stamp their individuality and way of life on their Lamborghini."

The Urus Graphite Capsule is available on Urus model year 2021. It has a starting MSRP of $218,009 in the U.S.

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