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2015-04-29 08:23:37

AutoMD.com experts give some timely tips for driving safe in an increasingly distracted, busy and noisy world. CARSON, Calif., April 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- This month is National Distracted

2015-04-29 08:23:17

DALLAS, April 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new market research report "Automated Guided Vehicle Market by Type (Unit Load Carrier, Tow Vehicle, Pallet Truck,

2015-04-28 23:04:44

Electrification of the railway network to boost growth in the South America Traction Transformer market.

2015-04-28 16:21:36

Ingram Park Nissan shares exclusive online service savings with area drivers SAN ANTONIO, April 28, 2015 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- As spring officially sets in across the country, drivers

2015-04-28 16:20:59

FREDERICKSBURG, Va., April 28, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA) announced today that it has awarded U.S.

2015-04-28 16:20:56

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 28, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Wolf today announced the hiring of Dr. Allan M.

2015-04-28 16:20:40

WASHINGTON, April 28, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Past research has suggested that people with impulsive, angry personality traits run a higher risk of engaging in aggressive driving behavior

2015-04-28 12:23:10

Matt Castrucci Mazda offers 2015 Mazda CX-9 vs. 2015 Nissan Pathfinder comparison DAYTON, Ohio, Apr.

2015-04-28 12:23:07

Mac Haik's Southway Ford offers Ford vs.

2015-04-28 12:23:02

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., April 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- -- All-new 2015 Jeep® Renegade named Northwest Outdoor Activity Vehicle of the Year and winner of Compact Utility category


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
fleuron
  • an ornament or knob in the shape of a flower
  • In architecture, a floral ornament; specifically, the large conventional flower usually placed in the center of the abacus of a Corinthian capital or classic ceiling-caisson; also, the floreated termination of a Gothic finial.
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