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2014-09-03 23:00:25

Popular Bangalore based company grows self-drive car rental to second city Pune, India (PRWEB) September 03, 2014 The popular Indian self-drive car rental company, Zoomcar, has expanded to its second city, Pune. Zoom is unusual in the Indian car-rental space because it allows customer to drive themselves. Over 95% of the industry is chauffeur-driven, and what self-drive options exist are largely in the unlicensed and unregulated "informal economy". Pune is India's 7th...

2014-09-03 16:21:19

"Electric" Terry Hershner Wins Famous Vetter Challenge SANTA CRUZ, Calif., Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Zero Motorcycles, the global leader in the electric motorcycle industry, announced today that longtime customer and collaborator, Terry Hershner, won the Vetter Fuel Economy Challenge. Founded by motorcycle designer Craig Vetter, the winner of the Vetter Challenge is determined by using the least amount of energy, as measured in dollars and cents, versus the cost of miles per...

2014-09-03 16:21:03

Transportation Research Board Publishes MRIGlobal Research Based on Driving Behavior of More Than 3,100 Drivers. KANSAS CITY, Mo., Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- MRIGlobal today announced that results of its offset left-turn lane study using data from the Strategic Highway Research Program 2's (SHRP 2) Naturalistic Driving Study are now available. The research shows that positive offset left-turn lanes can make left turns safer by reducing the chance that an opposing...

2014-09-03 12:21:58

Sprinter Vans, smart post double-digit gains MONTVALE, N.J., Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mercedes-Benz today reported record-breaking August sales volumes with 27,078 units sold across its passenger car and light truck lineups, a 9.4% gain from the 24,761 vehicles sold the same month last year. Adding 1,880 units for Sprinter Vans and 1,334 units at smart - up 35.3% and 34.3%, respectively - total August sales for Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) hit a record 30,292, increasing 11.6% from...

2014-09-03 12:21:51

-- New August record and eight consecutive months of skyrocketing sales for Subaru Canada. -- Subaru's 2015 Outback enjoys unprecedented success with its highest month of sales in company history. -- Across Canada, best August ever for all regions. MISSISSAUGA, ON, Sept. 3, 2014 /CNW/ - Subaru Canada, Inc. (SCI) is thrilled to announce its eighth back-to-back month of explosive growth with sales of 3,691 units, an increase of...

2014-09-03 12:21:46

- Best August in Company History FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hyundai Motor America today announced an all-time August sales record of 70,003 units, up six percent versus the same record-setting period in 2013 and only the second time ever the company has topped the 70,000 mark. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131002/LA90771LOGO-b "Sales continued to gain momentum as the month progressed and we finished the Labor Day holiday weekend strong," said...

2014-09-03 12:21:17

Hyundai Hope On Wheels 5K Run/Walk held in honor of National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In honor of National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, Hyundai Hope On Wheels® will hold its annual 5K Run/Walk to benefit pediatric cancer research at the Hyundai Cancer Institute at CHOC Children's in September. The Hyundai Hope On Wheels 5K Run/Walk will be held on Sunday, September 28 at 7:00 a.m. at the Fountain Valley Sports Park...

2014-09-02 23:10:56

Nicolai USA will be presenting the lineup of popular Nicolai electric bikes and custom bike products on September 10th through 12th at Interbike 2014, held at Mandalay Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV. Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) September 02, 2014 German engineering and electric bikes come together for display in the US for Interbike 2014. Nicolai USA will have electric bikes and select custom bike products available for riding and demonstration at booth 32160 on September 10th through 12th...

2014-09-02 23:06:30

Lseat.com has recently unveiled its new designs of Jeep leather seat covers. Also, the company has launched a special offer on these high quality items. (PRWEB) September 02, 2014 Lseat.com is one of the most popular suppliers of useful leather seat covers. All its products are user-friendly items; no professional installation is required. Customers do not need to remove their original seat covers; they can slip right over the cars’ seats. That can save plenty of time for the users....

2014-09-02 12:26:14

1,100 participants completed the 5K walk/run on the Atlantic City Boardwalk to benefit Autism New Jersey ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 1,100 enthusiastic runners turned out on the Atlantic City boardwalk on Saturday, August 23, to participate in the first annual "Boardwalk Run" 5K hosted by Chickie's and Pete's, the Philadelphia-area sports bar and restaurant chain. The race started and ended at the Chickie's and Pete's restaurant located at the Tropicana Casino...


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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