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2014-09-10 08:22:13

The epitome of luxury and comfort CORONA, Calif., Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lexani Motorcars, the internationally recognized leader in customized luxury coaches, is proud to announce the debut of the Concept One, a stunning interior conversion for the latest generation 2015 Cadillac Escalade ESV. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140909/144570 Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140909/144569 In the grand tradition of the marque, Cadillac has created the most...

2014-09-10 04:20:21

European Operations Bolstered with Leading Motorcycle Industry Talent SANTA CRUZ, Calif., Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Zero Motorcycles, the global leader in the electric motorcycle industry, announced today that Umberto Uccelli has joined the company as managing director of Zero Motorcycles Europe, where he will lead all of Zero's European operations. Mr. Uccelli's career spans over 20 years with some of motorcycling's most iconic brands: MV Augusta, Ducati, and BMW. Uccelli's...

2014-09-10 04:20:18

Panamera sport sedan shows strongest sales growth STUTTGART, Germany and ATLANTA, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Stuttgart-based sports car manufacturer has delivered 120,000 new vehicles to customers worldwide from January to August 2014, thus achieving an increase of 12 percent in comparison to the same period last year. In August 2014, Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG delivered around 15,000 vehicles - a jump of 30 percent in comparison to the same month last year....

2014-09-09 23:11:45

Each day in the United States, people are killed and injured in crashes that are reported to involve distracted driving, many due to cellphone use. Journeyworks Publishing’s new title offers tips and tricks for stowing the phone and staying safe on the road. Santa Cruz, CA (PRWEB) September 09, 2014 Who are the most frequent offenders of talking on a cellphone while driving? Teens. Who are they talking to? Their parents. We know being distracted by our cell phones while driving is...

2014-09-09 20:21:14

LONDON, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: World Diesel Engines Markethttps://www.reportbuyer.com/product/845313/World-Diesel-Engines-Market.html Sales to increase more than 7% annually through 2017Global diesel engine sales are forecast to grow more than seven percent per annum through 2017 to $250 million. This will represent a marked acceleration from the 2007-2012 pace, as the rising popularity of diesel cars in many nations,...

2014-09-09 20:20:25

LONDON, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Road Safety Market by Types (Highways and Bridges Safety, Urban Roads Safety and Tunnels Safety) & Systems (Red Light Enforcement, Speed Limit Enforcement, Bus Lane Enforcement, Communication, Incident Detection) - Worldwide Market Forecast...

2014-09-09 12:25:36

Leading electric bike company shows off its new Boomerang at Interbike IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- There will be a lot more smiles at Interbike this year, thanks to Pedego® Electric Bikes and its commitment to innovation. Among the many pleasures awaiting visitors at booth #5017 is the unveiling of Pedego's new Boomerang, a bicycle that lives up to its name by making bike rides more accessible and fun for everyone. Riders know that no matter how far they bike, they'll be...

2014-09-09 12:20:32

The Company Believes That Parents, Caretakers, and Carpoolers can Benefit from Vehicle Inspections Because More Individuals are On the Road During the School Year SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Da-Les Auto Body, an award-winning auto body repair facility that specializes in domestic and foreign vehicles, recently announced the launch of its newest blog post: "Back to School--Get Your Vehicles Inspected!" The post explains the benefits of being cautious when it comes...

2014-09-09 08:20:47

DALLAS, September 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to new market report "Parking Management Market by Devices (Parking Meter, Ticketing, Occupancy Sensor, RFID, Automated Gates), by Solutions (Access Control, Security, Revenue, Reservation, Enforcement & Guidance Management), & by Services - Worldwide Forecast & Analysis (2014 - 2019)", published by MarketsandMarkets, the report segments the global market into various segments with in-depth analysis and revenue...

2014-09-09 00:20:32

AAA Foundation research reveals opportunities to produce smarter, safer drivers AURORA, Ill., Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Although vehicle crashes remain the leading cause of death for teens, fewer new drivers are participating in what used to be considered a rite of passage - driver education. State funding and requirements for these programs have declined over recent decades, leaving uneducated teen drivers vulnerable on America's roads. New research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic...


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
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'