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2014-06-24 08:20:47

Plans to Accelerate Customer Acquisition and Expand Into New Geographies and Services SAN FRANCISCO, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The world's largest peer-to-peer car rental marketplace, RelayRides, announced today that it has raised $25 million in Series B funding, bringing total funds raised to $44 million. Lead investor Canaan Partners joins existing investors August Capital, Google Ventures and Shasta Ventures, with Canaan Partners General Partner Deepak Kamra joining the Board...

2014-06-24 08:20:34

WASHINGTON, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has ordered Lakeville, Minn.-based On Eagles Wings Charters, Inc., USDOT No. 1100785, to immediately cease all passenger transportation operations after finding that the company was endangering the traveling public by failing to ensure the safety of its vehicles and drivers. "Safety is our highest priority and we will continue to insist that...

2014-06-24 04:20:05

PARIS, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Brazilian Federal Police has selected a consortium of Plasan Sasa and Atech, Embraer Defense & Security subsidiary, to supply a unique 4 vehicle solution to help in its fight against organized crime. The vehicular task force will be equipped with advanced Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) systems, giving the Federal Police proactive capability against increasingly sophisticated methods used by organized crime...

2014-06-23 23:06:15

Leaders in TPMS & Fleet Management Solutions have joined forces to bring fleet efficiency solutions to the Canadian market. Harrisonville, MO and Mississauga, Ontario (PRWEB) June 23, 2014 Advantage PressurePro, worldwide leaders in Tire Performance Management Solutions and TPMS technologies, and leading Fleet Management Solutions provider Shaw Tracking, have announced a strategic partnership formed to provide customers with real time, fully integrated vehicle performance information....

2014-06-20 16:20:53

Portsmouth Kia prepares to welcome 2015 Kia Sedona this fall PORTSMOUTH, N.H., June 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- As family travel continues to evolve, many heads of households are turning to large SUVs rather than minivans to accommodate the cargo and passenger space growing families require. While the minivan stigma may deter some factions of drivers, the next-generation Kia Sedona CUV is better suited for family travel without the bulbous look of a minivan while also offering...

2014-06-20 12:20:59

WASHINGTON, June 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association of Global Automakers (Global Automakers) is concerned that legislation introduced today by Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) to open the 5.9GHz band to unlicensed users is putting at risk the opportunity to save thousands of lives through the deployment of vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications. The legislation seeks to rush a decision on opening and rechannelization of the spectrum dedicated to...

2014-06-19 16:21:34

- More than 10 million Honda and Acura vehicles purchased in the U.S. feature pedestrian injury mitigation features and designs TORRANCE, Calif., June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Honda's commitment to introduce advanced vehicle designs aiming to reduce pedestrian injuries and enhance driver visibility with standard rearview camera application has earned Honda recognition as a "Highway Safety Hero" by the Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates). For 2014, Honda was the sole...

2014-06-19 16:21:31

TORONTO, June 19, 2014 /CNW/ - On Saturday, June 14, smart owners from the Greater Toronto Area gathered to welcome the world to Toronto and mark the onset of WorldPride 2014, which will be taking place in Toronto, Ontario, from June 20(th) to 29(th). This exclusive by invitation-only event was orchestrated by smart Canada, and was open to smart fortwo owners, as well as car2go members. Over 65 smart fortwo drivers rendezvoused at the Canadian National Exhibition grounds, where they...

2014-06-19 12:22:35

SEATTLE, June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- We've all seen distracted drivers on the road, but the latest poll from PEMCO Insurance sheds light on another dangerous distraction - oblivious pedestrians who are more focused on their phones than their potentially hazardous surroundings. The PEMCO Insurance Northwest Poll finds that Washington and Oregon drivers are quick to identify distracted pedestrians, yet most claim to be attentive walkers themselves. In fact, at least eight out of 10...

2014-06-19 12:21:32

Tennessee-based Pilot Flying J makes pledge to TMAF over five years WASHINGTON, June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Trucking Moves America Forward (TMAF) announces its most significant donation to-date as Pilot Flying J - the largest operator of travel centers and travel plazas in North America - commits $1.25 million over the next five years to assist with the growing industry-wide movement. The partnership kicked off with a press conference at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., and...

Latest Road transport Reference Libraries

Pellandine Steam Cat, National Motor Museum at Birdwood, South Australia
2014-02-01 07:49:27

Pellandini Cars Ltd was a South Australian kit car manufacturer founded in 1970 by Peter Pellandine. It was located at Cherry Gardens, South Australia. Other projects included the development of a steam powered car. He closed the company in 1978. In 1979, Pellandine moved to Thetford, Norfolk, England where he started Pelland Engineering, which also manufactured kit cars. Pellandine’s design was sold to Ryder Cars in 1980. The company was then sold to Graham Autos, but very few cars...

2010-11-15 19:40:35

Traffic cones, which also have many other names, are cone shaped markers used primarily to redirect traffic in a safe manner. They are used to create separation or merge lanes during construction although more permanent markers are used if the diversion is to stay in place for a long period of time. Charles P. Rudebaker invented the traffic cone in 1914. His version was made of concrete although now the cones are usually made of a brightly-colored thermoplastic or rubber. The cones are...

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  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
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