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2014-06-04 23:15:22

Auto Mate Systems Limited has recently installed a site wide traffic control system at a large GlaxoSmithKline factory site in Maidenhead, UK, consisting of Site Wide Traffic Lights, Radar Speed Signs, VMS (variable message signs) and Gate Automation, linked via a long range radio network system, to a master touch screen control unit installed into the reception area. (PRWEB) June 04, 2014 Vehicle Log Jams Compromised Site Operation Auto Mate’s customer had a number of issues which were...

2014-06-04 23:08:22

The Telematics Update event Advanced Automotive Safety USA 2014 (July 8-9, Hotel Baronette Renaissance, Novi, MI) will feature a presentation from Kapsch on the importance of protecting DSRC function on the FCC allocated spectrum. (PRWEB) June 04, 2014 There has been an advancement in DSRC technology. Traditional concerns regarding performance speed and obstruction are fading as the technology proves itself in test beds. The Advanced Automotive Safety USA 2014 Conference (July 8-9, Hotel...

2014-06-04 16:20:47

New Facility to Bring Together Several Business Units to Increase Efficiencies LONG BEACH, Calif., June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) today officially marked the commencement of construction on a new West Coast regional facility in Long Beach, California. The new location serves as the future home of MBUSA's Vehicle Preparation Center, Western Region and Learning & Performance Offices, which are all currently located in Southern California....

2014-06-04 16:20:24

Clean Diesel Car Registrations Increase 30% Since 2010 While Overall Market Shows Just 3.7% Increase WASHINGTON, June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- California, Texas and Florida lead the U.S. with the most registrations of fuel-efficient clean diesel and hybrid passenger vehicles according to a new analysis and data released today by the Diesel Technology Forum (http://www.dieselforum.org/index.cfm). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140604/94368 The analysis is based on data that...

2014-06-04 08:21:59

#BecauseFutbol Parallels Hyundai Customer Loyalty and Futbol Fan Passion FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As the world suits up for the largest sporting event this year, Hyundai kicks off the 2014 FIFA World Cup with a complete 360 integrated marketing platform that celebrates fan passion. Two all-new in-game 30-second spots featuring the redesigned 2015 Sonata will join digital, social, CRM, and retail executions engaging and inspiring audiences. The spots will...

2014-06-04 08:21:21

Brand tops 100,000 global and 70,000 U.S. sales in May AUBURN HILLS, Mich., June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- -- Jeep brand records best sales month ever: 100,207 global sales and 70,203 U.S. sales -- Global sales up 42 percent in 2014 and 55 percent in May -- U.S. sales up 49 percent in 2014 and 58 percent in May -- Asia-Pacific sales up 41 percent in 2014 and 65 percent in May -- Europe sales up 28 percent in 2014 and 81 percent in May -- All Jeep vehicles...

2014-06-04 08:21:16

New Bike Stars in Exhibition Flat Track Race; Fans to Decide if Event Will Be a Future Medal Sport at #XGamesFlatTrack AUSTIN, Texas, June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- After scorching the ice at ESPN's X Games Aspen, the new Harley-Davidson Street(TM) 750 will kick up the dirt - and the action - at X Games Austin with an adrenaline-fueled Flat Track exhibition race just weeks before the new bikes begin to arrive at U.S. dealerships. Highlights of the race will air on ESPN during the X...

2014-06-04 08:21:06

IMS provides a solution addressing the fragmented connected car ecosystem with an open cloud based platform to improve driver experiences. DETROIT, June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Telematics Detroit Conference - Intelligent Mechatronic Systems Inc (IMS), a connected car company, today unveiled the next generation of the DriveSync(® )connected car platform, which now enables partners to develop value-added solutions within the newly opened cloud based architecture. "Building a...

2014-06-04 00:20:08

~ Creates largest independent railcar repair network of 38 locations across North America, including 14 certified tank car shops LAKE OSWEGO, Ore. and PITTSBURG, Kan., June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (NYSE:GBX) and Watco Companies, LLC today announced a new company that will create a world-class network of railcar repair shops. The 50/50 joint venture forms GBW Railcar Services, LLC (GBW), which will own and operate Greenbrier's and Watco's respective railcar...

2014-06-03 23:13:33

Nicolai USA has announced that the individually crafted mountain bikes made famous by Kalle Nicolai are now available in the U.S. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) June 03, 2014 Nicolai USA is proud to announce that Nicolai bikes are now available for ordering and delivery nationwide through Nicolai USA and dealers. Nicolai USA brings the German craftsmanship of Kalle Nicolai to the U.S. with a unique philosophy. In an interview with Red Bull, Kalle Nicolai said; “Our goal is to make riding...


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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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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