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2014-08-26 08:22:54

States share how to keep novice drivers focused on the road WASHINGTON, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As young drivers head back to school, a new Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) report explores the problem of teen distracted driving and highlights promising policies designed to address it. According to the most recent data, teens represent the largest proportion of drivers who are distracted at the time of a fatal crash. These crashes impact not only the distracted teen...

2014-08-26 08:22:50

Information on the brand new truck, as well as a comparison of another truck against competitors RALEIGH, N.C., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Sir Walter Chevrolet has been around for a long time, serving the people of Raleigh, North Carolina in all of their automobile needs. And recently they've taken another step forward in assisting those people in the greater triangle area, by jumping onto the internet with a brand new website and blog. They've begun to incorporate...

2014-08-26 08:22:48

New 2015 Escalade upgrades are stirring up customer excitement in Wisconsin SHEBOYGAN, Wis., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The redesigned 2015 Cadillac Escalade has been available for a few months already and came out to rave reviews. However, Cadillac saw an opportunity to make this already great SUV even better for 2015. It announced many new additional upgrades that will be added to all of the new 2015 Escalade models. Manufacturers will also be adding an all-new top-tier...

2014-08-26 08:22:15

New data shows significant gaps in new driver road readiness; Michelin and FIA launch comprehensive plan GREENVILLE, S.C., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New data about driver's education and training in this country finds that teenagers in the United States often lack the essential knowledge and skills that can help keep them safe on the roads. This knowledge gap may result in nearly 300,000 preventable car crashes involving inexperienced drivers each year(1). Automobile accidents are the No....

2014-08-26 08:22:05

ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a letter to Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, American Trucking Associations-led coalition of transportation trade groups urged that the scores produced by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's Compliance, Safety, Accountability fleet monitoring system be removed from the agency's website, citing recent government research that found the scores unreliable....

2014-08-26 08:21:40

New mid-size SUV has all the luxury of any Cadillac model SAN ANTONIO, Texas, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Cadillac has not remained a premier name in luxury vehicles by ignoring the direct needs of their customers or failing to spot shifting trends in its industry. The 2015 Cadillac SRX in San Antonio, TX that is currently available at Cavender Cadillac, represents the latest edition of Cadillac's evolution. For many years, when customers needed the expanded space of an SUV...

2014-08-26 08:21:34

Sheboygan Dealership is Excited to Offer the New 2015 Cadillac SRX SHEBOYGAN, Wis., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- As the popularity of midsize crossover vehicles continues to increase, so does the competition among the automakers who produce them. In today's car market there are so many different models and options available in the midsize crossover category that automotive brands really need to find a way to stand out amongst their competitors in order to win over customers....

2014-08-26 08:21:32

Briggs Buick GMC accentuates available premium-level new vehicles MANHATTAN, Kan., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The price of a full-size luxury SUV can be daunting for some consumers, and for others, it's far too large to be a practical option. Briggs Buick GMC therefore has chosen to underscore its crossover SUV that stands tall in its bold and muscular stance that has been said to resemble the design the discontinued Hummer. Photo -...

2014-08-26 08:21:22

Edmonton drivers are really excited for new Jeep models EDMONTON, Alberta, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- After Jeep manufacturers announced they would be rebranding their vehicles and releasing a completely new model for the 2015 model year, an Edmonton dealership has noticed an increase in Jeep awareness and interest. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140825/139272 More and more customers are coming in to Great West Chrysler, according to dealership staff,...

2014-08-26 08:20:42

Drivers in Three California Cities Surpass National Average of Collision Every 10 Years SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Allstate Insurance Company today released its tenth annual "Allstate America's Best Drivers Report®" and Visalia ranks first in California and seventh nationally as safest among America's 200 largest cities[i] in terms of car collision frequency. The report underscores Allstate's commitment to making roadways safer for its customers and all drivers. For...


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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