Latest National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Stories

2013-02-10 23:02:44

MyPerfectAutomobile has a website update which investigates Nissan´s Easy-Fill Tire Alert System and analyzes the new Ford Focus Electric safety rating from NHTSA. There are also live updates from the floor of the Chicago Auto Show. San Jose, CA (PRWEB) February 10, 2013 Nissan´s Tire Alert System Saves Fuel Having placed in the finals of two prestigious auto technology awards, Nissan´s Easy-Fill Tire-Alert system is one of the more unusual “green” technologies,...

Electric Cars Should Be Louder, Says Federal Agency
2013-01-08 16:19:50

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Of all the benefits conveyed by the emergence of electric cars, the one thing that often goes unmentioned is that they are quiet — maybe a little too quiet. Most of us would agree that the approaching sound of a car engine is so familiar and so ingrained in our minds through experience that we perk up at the sound and instinctively scan the immediate area for a vehicle that might be headed our way. The rumbling of a combustion...

Word of the Day
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'