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National Teen Driver Safety Week: Parents Don't Always Set The Best Example

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Adult drivers can help their less experienced, less mature teenage counterparts practice safer behavior when behind the wheel, but recent studies have indicated that they are often a part of...

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2014-10-22 16:21:28

AKRON, Ohio, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For many people, the coming winter season means a welcome opportunity to ski, skate, sled and slide. However, Goodyear (NASDAQ: GT) officials recommend those types of activities should be confined to the slopes and rinks, and not practiced on the highways. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20050204/GTLOGO One of the best ways to avoid slipping and sliding in a vehicle this winter is to improve the contact points between the vehicle and the road...

2014-10-22 16:21:17

Mike Castrucci Ford Milford awaits arrival of 2015 Ford F-150 in Cincinnati, Ohio CINCINNATI, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The highly anticipated release of the 2015 Ford F-150 is almost here and truck shoppers everywhere are anxiously awaiting for its arrival to a dealership near them. A Ford dealership in Cincinnati, Ohio, is helping to prepare its local customers by offering a detailed review of the new 2015 Ford F-150 so they can be well informed of its new design,...

2014-10-22 16:20:50

Legendary roots shine through as full-size light-duty truck arrives in Houston area HUMBLE, Texas, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- For a Texas-sized job, it can often be difficult to find a truck that is up to the task at hand. Or, at least it used to be. Now that the 2015 Chevy Silverado 1500 has arrived at Robbins Chevy, located north of Houston in Humble, Texas, area drivers can tackle jobs of all sizes with three outstanding powertrains and class-leading towing capability....

2014-10-22 12:21:20

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- -- Ram Truck returning sponsor of defending titlist Tucker Hibbert in 2014-15 AMSOIL Championship Snocross season -- Hibbert's snocross team name to be Monster Energy/Arctic Cat/Ram Truck -- Ram continues as presenting sponsor of International Series of Champions (ISOC) AMSOIL Championship Snocross For the 2014-15 AMSOIL Championship Snocross season, Ram Truck will return as the official truck of defending...

2014-10-22 12:21:11

Auto insurance group offers discount to drivers in Ohio that install text blocking devices. ATLANTA, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Good2Go®, specialists in offering minimum coverage auto insurance, announced that their Cell Phone Safety Discount will now be available in Ohio. Customers will receive 5% off bodily injury, property damage, and collision coverage per vehicle for installing a device that blocks distracting cell phone functions such as text messaging, email, and Internet...

2014-10-22 12:20:59

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- -- Dodge Durango named "Best Value Family" -- Dodge Journey named "Best Value On-Road" -- Jeep® Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel wins "Luxury Off-Road" category -- More than 100 athletes and outdoor enthusiasts evaluated the vehicles and voted for the winners The Dodge Durango, Dodge Journey and Jeep® Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel were each named winners in this year's Active Lifestyle Vehicle (ALV) awards. The 11th annual...

2014-10-22 08:22:42

CORONA, Calif., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lexani Motorcars, the internationally recognized leader in customized luxury coaches, has introduced the Andalucia--a beautiful Mercedes-Benz Sprinter conversion offering the ultimate in relaxation while traveling for business or pleasure. Two modes are offered, one with two sofas for comfortable seating, or with a mobile luxury bedroom suite; the Andalucia represents the intersection of practicality, beauty, and comfort. Photo -...

2014-10-22 08:22:18

Three Toyota models compared against their direct competitors SHERWOOD PARK, Alberta, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- For the past few weeks, the Drive Wheaton auto group near Sherwood Park, Alberta has been dedicating its time to making car shopping easier for citizens of the area. They've been doing this by providing detailed pages on the Drive Wheaton website regarding the different models available at their dealerships. But this month, the auto group has begun posting...

2014-10-22 08:21:46

Strathmore Ford staff sees increase in interest of new models STRATHMORE, Alberta, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- A Calgary-area dealership is preparing for an influx of drivers interested in its 2015 vehicle inventory by creating a number of informative Web pages on its website. These pages are aimed to help consumers make more informed decisions as to which vehicles will best suit their lifestyle and their budget. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20141020/153111...

2014-10-22 08:21:45

New SUV models arrive at Calgary-area Jeep dealership AIRDRIE, Alberta, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Designed with an innate sense of Jeep-brand adventure, Grand Cherokee is recognized as the most awarded nameplate in SUV history. Over the course of that history, the popular vehicle has served Alberta drivers with sophistication and rugged capability. Back again for 2015, new Jeep Grand Cherokee models are available now at Airdrie Dodge. Photo -...


Latest Land Transport Reference Libraries

Bricklin SV-1
2014-06-18 08:10:07

The Bricklin SV-1 was created by Malcolm Bricklin, designed by Herb Grasse and assembled in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada. It was manufactured from 1974 to 1976, with only 2,854 total vehicles built. Herb Grasse, who was the designer of the original Batmobile, built three Bricklin-styled models for banks and other investors. The factory was not able to produce vehicles fast enough to turn a profit and the company owed the New Brunswick government $23 million. It cost an estimated...

1919 GMC Truck Ad
2014-04-13 09:02:48

GMC is a division of American automaker General Motors (GM) that focuses on trucks and utility vehicles. William C. Durant, the founder of GM purchased the Rapid Motor Vehicle Company in 1909. The same year, Durant purchased the Reliance Motor Car Company. Rapid and Reliance merged in 1911 and GMC was formed in 1912. The first GMC truck went on exhibit in 1912 at the New York International Auto Show. Although 22,000 trucks were produced in 1912, only 372 were contributed by GMC. GM then...

Hummer-H3
2014-04-13 08:37:22

Hummer was a brand of trucks and SUVs produced by AM General, first sold as a civilian version of the M998 Humvee in 1992. In 1998, Hummer was purchased by General Motors (GM) and they marketed three versions, the original Hummer H1, based on the Humvee, the H2 and H3 models were smaller and were produced for the civilian market. By 2008, Hummer was placed under review by GM management. Rather than being liquidated as part of the GM bankruptcy in 2009, it was retained by GM. An...

Dodge-1927 Sedan
2014-04-11 13:58:22

Dodge is an automobile manufacturer founded in 1900 by Horace Elgin Dodge and brother John Francis. Originally named the Dodge Brothers Company, a supplier of parts and assemblies to Detroit automakers. They began producing complete automobiles in 1915. After the death of the Dodge brothers in 1920, sales dropped and Dodge’s rank fell from third to seventh by 1927. The company was sold by the Dodge brother’s widows in 1925 to Dillon, Read & Co. for at least $146 million. In 1928,...

Maglev
2014-04-11 09:17:26

Maglev is a vehicle propulsion system that uses magnetic levitation to move a vehicle with magnets instead of wheels. The vehicle hovers a short distance above the guide way by magnets and also uses the magnets for motion. The operation of this system is quite and maintains less friction for improved acceleration and deceleration. Weather does not affect the performance of the vehicle. Currently, some trains make use of the Maglev system, but vacuum tube trains could allow a Maglev system...

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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.