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2014-09-23 23:06:38

Real-time ridesharing company offers instant toll rebate for three-person carpools San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) September 23, 2014 Carma, a smartphone app that connects people traveling the same direction for work, launched a new program this morning that reimburses drivers for bridge tolls as an incentive for Bay Area commuters to carpool. Drivers will receive rebates on toll fees through the Carma app when they carpool with at least two passengers using the app across the San...

2014-09-23 20:20:29

-- New cruising-riding position and muscle design -- Exclusive UFit system for custom-fit peg and handlebar positions -- Proven Rotax 1330 ACE engine and advanced Vehicle Stability System -- Striking new line-up colors and first-ever Special Series VALCOURT, QC, Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - BRP (TSX: DOO) presents the 2015 Can-Am Spyder F3 roadster, a major evolution in riding - in both design and substance - for all...

2014-09-23 20:20:21

Chrysler dealer releases details on 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat LAWRENCE, Kan., Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Kansas dealer, Briggs Chrysler provides enthusiasts and prospective buyers with continuously updated information on Dodge's Street and Racing Technology (SRT) branch. In anticipation of the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat's release, Briggs Chrysler serves as a reliable source of knowledge on the revival of this iconic muscle car. Photo -...

2014-09-23 16:21:47

Toyota of Naperville has both new models available for customers NAPERVILLE, Ill., Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The Toyota class of 2015 represents some of the best sedans, coupes, trucks and SUVs available to customers of the Naperville, Illinois area. Toyota of Naperville has already received a large number of the new 2015 Toyota models and is ready and excited for customers to take a look at them in the dealership's showroom. Two of the models that stand out right away...

2014-09-23 16:21:40

NORTHBROOK, Ill., Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The Northbrook Toyota Dealership has the 2014 Toyota Avalon ready for eager buyers to drive off the lot. Toyota is a brand the world knows to be safe and dependable. The 2014 Avalon, a full size car, does not stray from that reputation and combines a great look with functionality. It is also designed to stay in style for years to come and keep everyone in the family safe whatever may come their way. With a V6 engine, 268...

2014-09-23 16:21:06

Briggs Buick GMC continues to prep inventory for arrival of 2015 models MANHATTAN, Kansas, Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Compared to full-size, light-duty pickup trucks, the midsize truck segment typically doesn't generate as much recognition and generally is overlooked. Breathing new life into the midsize pickup truck market, GMC has redesigned the 2015 Canyon inside and out; its refreshed social status is challenging the opinions of truck drivers while intriguing those who...

2014-09-23 16:20:59

Award recognizes partners who embrace Honda's philosophy of exceeding customer expectations with exceptional quality and service TORRANCE, Calif., Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Fifteen distinguished suppliers to American Honda Motor Co., Inc. have received the 2014 Premier Partner Award from American Honda President & CEO Takuji Yamada today in a special ceremony and reception at the Torrance Marriott South Bay Hotel in Torrance, CA. This year's recipients were selected from a pool of...

2014-09-23 16:20:42

Company Brings Latest Models, Award-winning Vehicles and Thrilling Interactive Experiences to the State Fair of Texas DALLAS, Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- -- Displays showcase all-new vehicles and exhibits, including 2015 Jeep(® )Renegade, 2015 Dodge Charger, 2015 Challenger Hellcat, 2015 Chrysler 200, award-winning Ram 1500 EcoDiesel and Fiat 500 1957 Edition -- Dodge and Ram exhibits feature vehicle simulators using actual 2015 Dodge Charger and Ram...

2014-09-23 16:20:34

Two more model pages for the research tab EDMONTON, Alberta, Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Drive Wheaton is not done yet. Once again, they've made more model research pages for their research tab, and once again they've made a wealth of knowledge available to local car shoppers in the Edmonton, Alberta area. This time around they turned to their General Motors dealership, Don Wheaton Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac, and told consumers a little bit about two of the season's...

2014-09-23 12:22:26

DALLAS, Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin's [NYSE: LMT] Havoc 8x8 Armored Modular Vehicle successfully completed the Nevada Automotive Test Center's challenging Butte Mountain Trail course, one of the most severe off-road test tracks in the world. Teamed with Patria, Havoc is Lockheed Martin's entry in the U.S. Marine Corps' Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV) Phase I program. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140919/147300 The mile-long course has nearly 1,000 feet of...


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.