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ETC: Mercedes drastically reduces size of S-Class with new model cars

By Brandon Turkus

Mercedes-Benz S-Class scale models

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Mercedes-Benz takes its all-new S-Class quite seriously, even by German standards. So it shouldn’t come as a shock that even a scale-model Sonderklasse is carefully crafted. The miniatures in question cover the 2014 S-Class and come courtesy of three brands, in three different sizes, and are available through the Mercedes-Benz Collection.

The largest, and not surprisingly priciest, model is a 1:18-scale (making it about 11.4 inches long) creation from Norev. It features 145 individual parts, with opening and closing doors, trunk, and hood. For those that like to play with their expensive toys, the Norev S-Class comes with gloves. Dropping down the line is a 1:43-scale from Schuco that sits at 4.5 inches long. Like the larger model, it has a sunroof, detailed headlights, and multi-spoke wheels. With 55 parts, the doors, hood, and trunk can’t be manipulated, but it does come on a stylish plinth, with a case. The smallest model is by Herpa, and is a tiny 1:87-scale (about 2.3 inches long) miniature. Only 26 parts are used, but like the Schuco, it comes on a plinth and with a case.

All three models come with a choice of three paints, with Diamond White Metallic available across the range. The Norev model adds Blue Anthracite and Iridium Silver, while the Schuco can be had in Diamond Silver and Magnetite Black. The Herpa, meanwhile, runs a mix of the two, with Blue Anthracite and Magnetite Black.

Pricing is only available in euros, and includes Germany’s 19-percent value added tax. The Norev is 79.90 euros ($106.06), the Schuco is 29.90 euros ($39.69) and the Herpa is 15.90 euros ($21.11, all conversions are today’s rates.) Scroll down below for a press release from Mercedes.

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ETC: Man 3D-printing his own replica Aston Martin DB4

By Brandon Turkus

Ivan Sentch's 3D printed 1961 Aston Martin DB4

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Three-dimensional printing is being touted as the Next Big Thing, although at present the products have been on the smaller end. An ambitious man in New Zealand isn’t letting that stop him, though. Engadget came up with the original story, and the subject is something we can totally get behind: a 1961 Aston Martin DB4.

Ivan Sentch, a programmer from Auckland, is printing the British GT. Using a Nissan Skyline GTS25T as a donor car, Sentch is going to print the Aston’s body with a $499 solidoodle home 3D printer. He’s kept a blog of the project since February, although he actually started printing in December of 2012. The posts offer intricate details on the process, including some of the unique problems being experienced. They make for a fascinating read, even if you aren’t all that familiar with the subject matter.

As of his last post on July 26, Sentch has 72 percent of the body printed, while a prior post indicates that 52 percent of the car is assembled. Head on over to Sentch’s blog for a full rundown of the progress on this intriguing project.

Man 3D-printing his own replica Aston Martin DB4 originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 31 Jul 2013 14:29:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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ETC: Ford celebrates its founder's 150th birthday around the world

By Brandon Turkus

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Henry Ford, founder of Ford Motor Company and the man that is widely considered to have put America on wheels, would have been 150 years young today. Naturally, there are celebrations at Ford’s Dearborn headquarters, and the state of Michigan has declared today, July 30, 2013, Henry Ford Day.

While Ford’s flaws are well documented, his institution of the moving assembly line and $5 work day were largely responsible for the middle class explosion in Detroit during the 1910s and 1920s, while vertical integration in his production contributed even further to the affordability of Ford’s products. Ford’s company was also a key component of the Arsenal of Democracy, with the company’s Willow Run Assembly Plant one of the crown jewels of war-time production.

Besides celebrations in Michigan, Ford facilities around the globe are celebrating the 150th anniversary of its founder’s birth. Ford’s German outlet is holding five road rallies over the course of 2013, while 21 markets in the Asia Pacific region have converted showrooms into displays celebrating Ford’s history, as part of Ford Heritage month. There will be more celebrations in the coming months, as well.

Have a look through the gallery above for lots of historical photos of Henry Ford, as well as celebrations taking place in other parts of the world.

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ETC: Ford EcoBoost successful because of Soviet laser weapons system expert?

By Jeremy Korzeniewski

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Mike Kluzner is a man of many talents. Not only is he the software engineer responsible for fuel system diagnostics for Ford globally, he “got his start designing laser weapon systems capable of disabling the navigation systems of enemy satellites” for the former Soviet Union. Quite a résumé, wouldn’t you say?

You may be asking yourself the same question that popped into our minds upon reading about Mr. Kluzner: What do laser weapon systems have to do with Ford and its EcoBoost engines? We’ll let the man answer himself. “The same process for analyzing key physical relationships works for what we do today in engine combustion, catalyst chemistry and mechanics,” says Kluzner. “These are all part of Ford’s software engineering expertise.” Who are we to argue?

Ford also employs an engineer who previously designed software to detect damage to the heat tiles on the International Space Station, as well as one who’s past work involved particle physics, says the automaker in the press release below. David Bell (pictured above right), global boost system controls engineer for Ford, describes the software running EcoBoost as “the secret sauce” that makes the technology work as the driver intends and demands.

Scroll down below to find out more, and to learn how Ford’s 125 (and growing, it says) patents related to EcoBoost help keep the automaker at the forefront of engine technology.

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ETC: Mini pokes fun at Anthony Weiner using fake Twitter account

By Brandon Turkus

Mini Cooper S, Carlos D. Motor

Filed under: Mini, never one to pass on a marketing opportunity, has pounced on the plight of embattled New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner, who seems to have an issue with sending pictures of his genitals to young women. Observers will notice that this is the second time the unfortunately named Mr. Weiner has been in the spotlight for his picture messages.

Capitalizing on Weiner’s alias, Carlos Danger, Mini has created an account on Twitter – @CarlosDMotor. With a note on the profile page listing “Danger” as the account’s middle name, it’s sent out just one tweet, containing the message, “Wanna get your hands on my stick?” Attached to the Tweet is a scantily clad Mini Cooper S, with a towel around its “waist” snapping a picture. Too soon? To borrow the brilliant pun from AdWeek, the “auto erotica” was the idea of Mini’s marketing agency Butler, Shine, Stern & Partners. Click below for the full tweet.

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ETC: Tomy car seat uses smartphone to keep tabs on your baby [w/video]

By Seyth Miersma

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Parents have a problem and Tomy knows what it is: Babies are super hard to keep track of. Why, we can’t count the number of times that we’ve secured some feisty ankle-biter in his car seat, only to turn around a minute later and find he’s jumped the rig.

Actually, that’s never happened to us. But if Tomy’s new smartphone-linked child seat is any indication, it’s just the sort of disaster that is perplexing moms and dads nationwide.

Linking its new True Fit IAlert car seat to a smartphone app (available for iPhone and Android devices), Tomy hopes to give parents more information than ever about what baby is up to there in the backseat (or front, we guess). Using their phone as a sort of level, parents can use the app to make sure that the seat is aligned to the recommended angle. After installation, the app basically works by sending alerts to a parent or caregiver’s phone if certain conditions are triggered: the child moves out of the seat while the car is in motion, a child is left in the seat when the car is stopped, the seat buckle has not been secured, etc. The app will even tell you the temperature of the backseat, so as not to let Jr. get overheated.

Granted, a lot of the functionality of the IAlert seat and app could be replicated by, you know, turning your head… but who are we to criticize. Get a better idea of where the future of in-car baby safety is headed with the video and press release below.

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ETC: San Jose driver arrested for racing under the influence

By Brandon Turkus

Don't Drink and Drive

Filed under: Racing, by its very nature, is a dangerous activity. It requires a high degree of concentration and focus on what the car is doing, what the track is like, and 1.2 million other tiny, constantly changing variables. And while a little liquid courage might help you win with the ladies the night before, it most certainly won’t aid you on the track. In fact, it’s probably the stupidest decision we’ve ever heard of anyone making.

Which would make a 64-year-old San Jose resident, named Leslie Charles Hunter, one of the stupidest people we’ve ever heard of. Hunter was arrested on Saturday after a race at Watsonville Ocean Speedway. The charges? Suspicion of driving under the influence and driving with a blood alcohol content level higher than 0.08 percent, according to the Santa Cruze Sentinel.

The police were called after other racers were forced off the track by Hunter’s aggressive and reckless driving during a race. Thankfully, no one was injured by this nitwit. Watsonville Ocean Speedway is a quarter-mile dirt oval. The results of Saturday’s race haven’t been posted yet, but we looked through Watsonville’s results archive and it appears that Hunter was a regular, running as Charlie Hunter (because who wouldn’t drop the name Leslie?) and routinely finishing in the bottom half of his class.

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ETC: Convertible 2013 Range Rover Autobiography is safari luxe

By Jonathon Ramsey

2013 Land Rover Range Rover convertible - front three-quarter view

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The idea of a convertible SUVs remains attractive enough that manufacturers are still trying to figure out how to make it work – case in point, we recently heard that Range Rover continues to debate production of the Evoque convertible. On that note, the folks at Newport Convertible Engineering, lately of Acura TL convertible fame, have given us a look at what a 2013 Range Rover Autobiography looks like with its top removed.

Unlike the Evoque convertible concept, there’s quite a bit of structure left above the shoulder line. It still looks like one of the nicest ways to see lions, tigers and bears from a safe distance, or take a tour of the Champs-Elysée or Tokyo’s Ginza district.

For now, the issue with every topless SUV that isn’t shaped like a box is what they look like with the top up, and the convertible Range doesn’t escape the quandary unscathed; the only two that do escape are the Jeep Wrangler and Land Rover Defender, because they’re shaped like boxes. As a second vehicle for your rain-free third home in Scottsdale or South Africa, however, it could be the thing.

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ETC: Red Bull Soapbox winners and racers in all their glory [w/videos]

By Jeremy Korzeniewski

Red Bull Soapbox Race London UK

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There is simply no end to the crazy stuff the crew from Red Bull will sponsor. From the well-known Formula 1 outfit to moped rallies to what you see here, soapbox racers, there seems to be nothing worth doing (or not, we suppose) that the energy drink isn’t interested in. And we’re thankful for that.

If not for Red Bull, where else in the world would you see grown men and women storm Alexandra Palace in the UK to spend a day barreling down a hill barricaded by hay bails with strategically placed jumps in gravity-driven wheeled vehicles just to get judged on their speed, creativity and showmanship? Nowhere. That’s where.

We can’t show you all 70-something teams that took part in the soapbox festivities in the UK this year, but we have managed to scrounge together a gallery of images from the event, and you can see videos of the top three finishers, along with some high- and low-lights, below.

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ETC: Volvo Pure Tension concept folds solar charging pavilion into trunk

By Jonathon Ramsey

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Even by the ‘anything-goes’ standards of concept cars, this one is a head-spinner: the “Pure Tension” Volvo V60 Pavilion, commissioned by Volvo Italy and winner of the Pure Volvo Pavilion Design competition. The alien form seen hovering all over the rendered V60 is a pavilion, as in the kind erected for trade shows or outdoor events. Developed by Synthesis Design + Architecture, Buro Happold, and Fabric Images, the pavilion is a flexible mesh structure held in place by a carbon fiber rods.

What’s more, the mesh is embedded with photovotaic cells so that the pavilion can absorb energy from the sun or indoor lighting, making it a portable charging station. It can power itself or the crossover, the V60 at the center of it all being a diesel hybrid that plugs straight into the pavilion. When it’s time to go, the entire structure can be folded small enough to fit in the trunk of the car.

We’re told it will be shown in September in Rome. Even if we never see this particular creation on the streets, it’s comfortable proof that our future will eventually be wilder than we can imagine.

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ETC: Lexus' LFA Works now making carbon fiber bicycles… kind of

By Jonathon Ramsey

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The LFA Works that produced the Lexus LFA hasn’t had too much to do since the 500th example of the V10 supercar left the plant on December 15, 2012. So what are a bunch of carbon fiber experts meant to do with their time when they have some of the world’s most advanced CFRP machinery but no engine to wrap it with? Why, make a bicycle, of course – and not just any bicycle, but the kind that costs one million Japanese yen ($10,000 US) and of which only 100 will be made.

Only they didn’t really “make” it – the carbon fiber frame was sourced from Takumi, in Taiwan. On the face of it that’s a shame, but it makes sense; when you’ve got a company like McLaren assisting bike manufacturer Specialized produce a road bike, it’s clear that ‘pushies’ have got so advanced that a company can’t just hop in and mold a $10K bike in six months. Beyond that frame it’s got a Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 group with electronic shifters, and it weighs 15 pounds.

However, the Lexus crafstmen did polish each frame for three hours, and the bike is said to embody the “principles and philosophy” of the supercar, while the brochure for the bike says it represents “a new chapter in Lexus history.” That chapter is still all about rarity, though, since there’s only one bike headed for Canada and two for the US.

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ETC: Oscar Mayer Wienermobile rally leaves us bunderstruck

By Jonathon Ramsey

Oscar Mayer Wieners

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In the running for the greatest event tag line of 2013 is this: “Six wieners. One winner.” Or how about just Wienermobile Run, which is what Oscar Mayer is putting on with six Wienermobiles crossing the country in search of points and glory.

The social media-driven challenge has the teams – Born to Bun, Speedy Wiener, Autobuhn, Hell on Buns, Drift Dog and Bunderstruck – earn points for fulfilling challenges submitted by you and by Oscar Mayer and by getting their photos plastered all over the gossip-verse. The big dog with the most points at the end, wins.

You can join teams and submit photos and, naturally, win things. It just kicked off on July 9 with all the Wienermobiles in Edgecliff, New Jersey and Born to Bun is already way out in the lead, but there’s still time to take sides with the figure out which Hotdogger in a 27-foot-long is your favorite flavor…

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ETC: These are the overloaded cars of South Korean workers fleeing North Korea

By Zach Bowman

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Around 175 South Korean workers have been forced to pack up their belongings and leave a group of jointly operated factories in North Korea after tensions continued to escalate between the two countries. The workers piled tools and finished products high onto the roofs of regular passenger cars as they evacuated as quickly as possible.

North Korea says the ongoing talks with its southern neighbor geared toward keeping the factory complex operational were “deceptive” given that the US and South Korean armed forces continue to practice joint drills nearby. South Korea, meanwhile, was concerned that workers could be deprived of food or medicine if the situation continued to sour.

The evacuation has placed the future of factories operated jointly by the two countries into question and marks the most significant casualty of the continued degradation of relations between the neighbors. It is unclear when or if the facilities will reopen.

These are the overloaded cars of South Korean workers fleeing North Korea originally appeared on Autoblog on Sun, 28 Apr 2013 19:07:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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ETC: Woman trades 1914 Model T in for 2013 Corvette

By Zach Bowman

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We’re sure that dealers must see all sorts of interesting trade ins, but this one may take the cake. Red River Chevrolet in Bossier City, Louisiana, recently had a customer come in with an odd request. Tina Boyter wanted to trade in three vehicles on a brand-new 2013 Chevy Corvette. Among the hardware was 1980 Corvette, a 1978 Cadillac Eldorado and a 1914 Ford Model T. While the ’80 Corvette had been her personal car for years, the ’78 Eldorado had belonged to Boyter’s mother before she traded up to a Lincoln. The big Caddy had just 10,290 miles on the clock when it was traded in.

And the Model T? Boyter says the car was built as a racer by Ford, and that it had been a show winner for years when it belonged to her father. But, after spending the last 16 years in a museum with its fluids drained, Boyter decided it was time to shed some of the past. She walked into the dealer, laid eyes on a white 2LT Corvette with a red interior and offered to trade all three of the vehicles in on the sports car.

Why not wait for the C7? “I fell in love with that one when I walked in the door,” She said. We can’t fault her there.

As if this story wasn’t crazy enough, Red River Chevrolet had previously sold both Ford and Chevy products side-by-side when the dealership first opened in the early 1900s. The building still has hitching points for customer horses. Something tells us that this is a story with happy endings for all those involved.

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ETC: Bugatti 'Blue Dream' plane being replicated with Kickstarter help [w/video]

By Michael Harley

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Ettore Bugatti, the automobile designer behind the Automobiles E. Bugatti nameplate, was famed for his engine and vehicle designs. Yet few realize that the Frenchman also worked on a spectacular twin-engine racing aircraft, intended to compete in the 1939 Deutsch de la Meurthe Cup Race, called the 100P. Designed by Louis de Monge, the low wing monoplane featured two engines, both mounted aft of the pilot (nearly end-to-end), driving twin counter rotating propellers through long drive shafts. To achieve its maximum speed, estimated at nearly 550 miles per hour, it was fitted with two powerful inline eight-cylinder engines each making about 450 horsepower.

Sadly, the plane never took flight. Instead, the one-of-a-kind aircraft spent World War II slowly rotting in a French barn, hidden from the Germans. Restored today, but not in flying condition, Bugatti’s original 100P sits in the Airventure Museum in Oshkosh, WI.

Seven decades after the original mostly balsa and hardwood aircraft was locked away, businessman Scotty Wilson is leading a team (including Louis de Monge’s great-nephew, Lasislas de Monge) intent on seeing an exact replica of Bugatti’s 100P “Blue Dream” take to the sky. And that is where Kickstarter comes into play…

After three years of self-funded work, the team is 90 percent done. However, big obstacles remain in its path (e.g., testing, certification and a transportation dolly). The Bugatti100p team is hoping to raise $50,000 to push the program forward. If successful, Bugatti’s dream could take flight as soon as September. Here’s a direct link to the Reve Bleu Kickstarter page, worthy of a visit even if only to check out the interesting pictures. There’s also a project video to enjoy, below.

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ETC: LaFerrari 3D model adds depth to Maranello's new supercar

By Chris Paukert

LaFerrari 3D rendering

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At its recent Geneva Motor Show unveiling, we couldn’t help but spend a good long time gawking at the new LaFerrari supercar. It isn’t just that it’s the newest top-line Ferrari, or even that it picks up where the Enzo left off – it’s just that there’s so much to look at, from the ductwork in its long nose to the delicate artistry of its sideview mirrors. There’s so much aerodynamic wizardry in play on every surface that you just want to pick it up in your hand and look underneath to take a closer look every which way – even underneath.

Sadly that’s not possible, but we may just have the next best thing. Autoblog reader Giorgio has come up with this clever interactive 3D model of the LaFerrari, and we think it’s neat enough that you might want to take a look – check it out by scrolling below. And don’t forget – we love featuring what our car-crazed readers are up to, whether here or on our Facebook page, so keep those tips coming.

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ETC: Espresso Veloce V12 coffee maker is ready to crank up your morning

By Jonathon Ramsey

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We’re not sure Espresso Veloce makes anything else, but we’re also not sure it needs to. This is the V12 coffeemaker, a java-dispensing chunk of aluminum, magnesium and titanium with pistons for cups. There will be just 500 of these made, sprung from the forge of the Arte Meccanica Mastrogiuseppe, after company founder Paolo Mastrogiuseppe.

It’s the espresso maker for letting guests know that you’re a car guy just in case your greasy, chewed up fingernails and the long-term rebuild project on the lawn isn’t enough of a giveaway. Pricing on the Espresso Veloce V12 hasn’t been divulged but you can expect it to provide the same kind of jolt as the product it dispenses.

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ETC: Four seniors to drive around world in pair of Suzuki Jimny SUVs for charity

By Zach Bowman

The Ultimate Challenge Suzuki Jimny

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Plenty of us here at Autoblog have designs for epic drives. Whether it’s bouncing around the country in an old International or heading from Alaska to Chile on a bike, we like to think we have big aspirations. Or at least we did until we heard about these four gentlemen. You see, Leslie George Carvall, Alan Butler, Glyn Maher and Charles Scott are all in their 70’s, and they plan to pile into a pair of Suzuki Jimny SUVs and drive around the world. Sort of makes a hike across country seem like a trip down the block to the local corner store. They’re calling it “The Ultimate Challenge,” and they plan to undertake the journey for two reasons.

First, they want to prove that age shouldn’t stand in the way of people doing what they want to do. Second, the group hopes to raise funds for the ‘Heaven Can Wait I’m Busy’ group, which aims to direct money toward worthy charities both in the UK and around the world. Save the Children and Oakhaven Hospice are the two currently designated charities.

The trip gets started in just three days, and you can head over to the effort’s site to track their progress. The route should cover some 16,500 road miles and 10,375 sea miles. You can also catch up with the project on Facebook.

Four seniors to drive around world in pair of Suzuki Jimny SUVs for charity originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 29 Mar 2013 07:58:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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ETC: Ford unveils Mustang 50th anniversary logo, plans merchandise

By Jonathon Ramsey

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The Ford Mustang turns 50 years old this year, and this is the logo that will announce the milestone occasion on a special line of merchandise. The graphic is the result of an internal design competition, and Ford will give 50 different companies the license to use it on traditional logo merchandise like shirts and watches, along with some untraditional items like pinball machines.

Ford is going to begin the celebrations at this week’s New York Auto Show and continue them throughout the year, but April 17 is the official birthday of the the pony car that just won’t quit. You can expect to start seeing anniversary merchandise in the next couple of weeks.

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Loop and array problem

By hubleo

Hi, I have the following problem that is beyond what I can currently do with bash scripting.

In file 1, I have ~ 2500000 values. Note this file is not sorted.

Code:

3 19 LABEL_A
3 37 LABEL_B
2 12 LABEL_C
1 15 LABEL_D


I have a list of values in “file 2” ~ 25000 unique lines:
Note – LABEL_7 AND LABEL_8 overlap slightly in their column 2 and 3 values

Code:

1 11 20 LABEL_1
1 18 30 LABEL_2
1 31 40 LABEL_3
2 11 20 LABEL_4
2 21 30 LABEL_5
2 31 40 LABEL_6
3 11 20 LABEL_7
3 15 30 LABEL_8
3 31 40 LABEL_9
4 11 20 LABEL_10


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To run through what I would like to do, as an example:

LABEL_A (FILE 1) has a 3 in column 1, and a value of 19 in column 2.
I want to compare this to every line in FILE 2.

So, if there is a 3 in column 1 of FILE2, and 19 is between the values of columns 2 and 3 of FILE2, see what label this corresponds to in FILE2.

In this example, 19 is between the values in column 2 and 3 (FILE2) for LABEL_7 and LABEL_8.

Desired output: (Note the value of 2 in column 4 below means there are 2 labels that contain the value 19).

Code:

LABEL_A LABEL_7 LABEL_8 2


Full output:

Code:

LABEL_A LABEL_7 LABEL_8 2
LABEL_B LABEL_9 1
LABEL_C LABEL_4 1
LABEL_D LABEL 1 1


I think the code for this will involve while loops and arrays, but I have no idea where to start. Any bash solutions would be great (as this is what I am currently learning), but any assistance at all would be very much appreciated.

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