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2014-07-08 08:20:26

Enterprise Telematics Enables Fleet Optimization ST. LOUIS, July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Enterprise Fleet Management is partnering with Geotab to enhance its fleet management services for business customers. By partnering with Geotab, Enterprise is able to integrate GPS tracking technology into its Enterprise Telematics fleet monitoring solution. Photo: (http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140707/124868) Enterprise Telematics is a web-based application that helps businesses...

2014-07-07 16:20:43

ELKHART, Ind., July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Thor Industries, Inc. (NYSE: THO) today announced the appointment of specialty vehicle industry veteran Wilson R. Jones to serve on its Board of Directors as a Class A Director, effective August 1, 2014. The addition brings the total size of Thor's Board to nine members. "We are pleased to welcome Wilson Jones to our Board of Directors and we look forward to the valuable experience and perspective he will share with our management team,"...

MIT System Puts Citywide Traffic Lights In Unison
2014-07-07 15:01:20

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Traffic can be the bane of a modern urban lifestyle and cities have used computer algorithms to time a single traffic light or a collection of lights in the most efficient way possible. Now, a team of researchers from MIT has devised a system that times traffic on a citywide scale, according to an upcoming report in the journal Transportation Science. “Usually in practice, when you want to time traffic lights, traditionally it’s...

2014-07-07 08:21:04

Focused on Convenience and Safety DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla., July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The City of Deerfield Beach has completed the installation of its new Pay-by-Plate parking system which is scheduled to go live Monday, July 7, 2014. The new parking revenue collection and enforcement system is an important upgrade for residents and visitors of Deerfield Beach and includes pay-by-plate terminals and a Mobile payment app provided by our partners, Cale America. In addition this new...

2014-07-04 12:20:25

VALCOURT, QC, July 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - BRP celebrates the fourth of July with Capital Cities' latest music video "One Minute More" featuring BRP's new Sea-Doo Spark watercraft. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0IIYU9om_k "The song is high-energy and musically colorful," said Ryan Merchant, one half of the band Capital Cities with Sebu Simonian. "We wanted to create a visual escape using a dreamlike summer lake set with Sea-Doo Spark watercraft to provide the happy and upbeat...

2014-07-04 08:20:22

ISTANBUL, July 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Passenger Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Market showed a decrease of 25% in first 6 months of 2014 Turkish passenger car and light commercial vehicle total market decreased 24.85% in January-June period of 2014 compared to the same period of the previous year, to 286,861. In the first six months of 2013, a total market sales value of 381,743 was reached. Passenger car sales went down...

2014-07-04 04:20:17

ISTANBUL, July 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Passenger Car Market Decreased 23%, Light Commercial Vehicle Market Decreased 32%. Turkish passenger car and light commercial vehicle total market decreased 24.85% in January-June period of 2014 compared to the same period of the previous year, to 286,861. In the first six months of 2013, a total market sales value of 381,743 was reached. Passenger car sales went down 22.71%...

2014-07-03 23:04:52

GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on Automotive Airbags markets. Global market for Automotive Airbags is projected to reach 555 million units by 2020, driven by increasing automobile production in developing countries, strict federal safety regulations, and growing consumer emphasis on occupant safety. San Jose, California (PRWEB) July 03, 2014 Follow us on LinkedIn. – Airbags represent the most important safety device in an automobile, given their ability to...

2014-07-03 23:04:39

SAE International’s Transmission and Driveline Symposium and All-Wheel Drive Symposium will be co-located at The Inn at Saint John’s in Plymouth, Michigan this upcoming October 14-16. WARRENDALE, Pa. (PRWEB) July 03, 2014 SAE International’s Transmission and Driveline Symposium and All-Wheel Drive Symposium will be co-located at The Inn at Saint John’s in Plymouth, Michigan this upcoming October 14-16. With the return of the Ride-and-Drive feature at the GM Proving Grounds, the...

2014-07-03 16:20:27

Dealership drafts outside company to help with hail repairs NAPERVILLE, Ill., July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Hail damage on an automobile is a quick way for it to be declared totaled by an insurance company. Many times it's not so much that the vehicle isn't able to be driven safely but the sheer about of money it would cost the company to pay to have the vehicle repaired. Another common problem with hail storms is that they can cause local auto body shops to become full and...


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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Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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