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Consumers Choose Fuel-efficiency As GM's Numbers Improve
2012-04-04 04:11:16

General Motors Company (GM) became the first US automaker to sell more than 100,000 30 mpg cars in a single month, according to a press release on Tuesday. According to Mark Reuss, GM president for North America, about 40% of their March sales were these fuel-efficient cars. GM is not alone in their steep sales increase of fuel-efficient cars, however. Other major automakers such as Ford Motor Company and Hyundai Motor Company have also seen increases in these kinds of cars. These...

US Government May Require Rear View Camera On All cars
2012-02-29 05:23:42

Running over people in a car can be a very traumatic experience, especially if the victim is a beloved child or elderly parent. Government regulators report that as many as 112 deaths and 8,374 injuries could be avoided by eliminating the large blind spot at the rear of the car. Two-hundred twenty-eight people die every year in back-over accidents, 44 percent of whom are under the age of 5, whereas 17,000 people are injured in such accidents according to government statistics. To help...

Ford Looks To The Future Of Connected Automobiles
2012-02-28 10:36:31

Head of Ford Motor Company, Bill Ford Jr., has been thinking of the future and doesn´t like what he sees. Increasing traffic congestion and the proliferation of vehicles in developing countries will only lead to slower roads and tons of wasted fuel and resources. Ford, looking at the technologies available, sees room for improvement in what it means to drive on public roads and thinks over the next decade, there´ll be fleets of autopilot cars cruising the highways around the...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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