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2009-08-31 15:05:02

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a voluntary recall of Baby Jogger City Mini strollers due to a fall hazard. About 41,000 jogging strollers were imported from China by Baby Jogger LLC of Richmond, Va., and sold nationwide from November 2007 through July 2009 for $220 to $400. The restraining belt buckle could break or unlatch, posing a threat to a child in the stroller, the commission said. The strollers come in a variety of colors, but all include the words City Mini...

2009-08-20 14:37:11

A European research project has developed technologies that pave the way for highly efficient unmanned public transport systems in our cities.In our congested cities it is hard to imagine that private cars and taxis could ever be replaced by a public transport system that provides a personal, door-to-door service. But this is exactly the long-term vision of Michel Parent who directs the R&D program into automated transportation at the French National Institute for Research in Computer...

2009-08-03 12:39:34

Diesel and gasoline fuel sources both bring unique assets and liabilities to powering internal combustion engines. But what if an engine could be programmed to harvest the best properties of both fuel sources at once, on the fly, by blending the fuels within the combustion chamber?The answer, based on tests by the University of Wisconsin-Madison engine research group headed by Rolf Reitz, would be a diesel engine that produces significantly lower pollutant emissions than conventional engines,...

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2009-07-28 14:36:39

The inventor of the Zamboni ice resurfacing machine is among inductees announced Tuesday to be enshrined in the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame. Frank Zamboni will be in the Hall of Fame 2009 class that includes NHL stars Tom Barrasso, John LeClair and Tony Amonte and the 1988 U.S. Olympic women's hockey team, USA Hockey said in a release. Zamboni, who died in 1988, is already a member of the U.S. Figure Skating Association Hall of Fame, the World Figure Skating Hall of Fame and the National...

2009-07-24 11:45:25

An official in Roscommon County, Mich., says his county has joined the ranks of numerous other U.S. counties in embracing all-terrain vehicle tourism. Robin Seymour of the Roscommon County Board of Commissioners' Office said by allowing all-terrain vehicle drivers to use their vehicles on the sides of county roads, county officials were hopeful tourism in the area would increase, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. We're trying to do whatever we can to help our businesses, Seymour...

2009-07-21 07:15:00

NEWARK, Calif., July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Orbit Baby Inc., makers of thoughtfully designed premium-quality infant-to-toddler strollers and car seat systems, announced today that it is continuing to see substantial growth for the entire family of Orbit Baby products including the proprietary Orbit Infant System. The company has also achieved positive cash flow and profitability despite difficult economic conditions. Year-to-date sales in 2009 are up 47 percent over 2008 levels; this comes...

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2009-06-23 12:30:11

The U.S. Department of Energy said Tuesday it had awarded three automakers $8 billion in loans to develop fuel-efficient vehicles. Loans of $5.9 billion to Ford Motor Co., $1.6 billion to Nissan North America Inc., and $465 million to Telsa Motors will create thousands of green jobs while helping reduce the nation's dangerous dependence on foreign oil, the department said in a statement. The loan awarded to Ford is specifically designed to help the company transform factories across Illinois,...

2009-06-23 00:00:00

REHOBOTH, Mass., June 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new report predicts that defective General Motors and Chrysler vehicles sold before the bankruptcies will continue to cause deaths and injuries long after the companies emerge as new entities. Based on data provided by both automakers to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than 3,400 Americans will be injured or killed by a defective Chrysler or GM vehicle during the first year of the post-bankruptcy era. The...

2009-06-03 10:44:00

Bankruptcy Status for GM and Chrysler Doesn't Affect Interest Among Consumers ATLANTA, June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Domestic muscle cars dominated the list of most-viewed new vehicles on AutoTrader.com in the month of May. Topping the list was Chevrolet's all-new 2010 Camaro, up from No. 4 in April of this year. The recently redesigned 2010 Ford Mustang came in at No. 2 on the most-searched new vehicles on AutoTrader.com in May, down from No. 1 in April of this year. Rounding out the top three...

2009-05-19 12:31:00

PLAYA VISTA, Calif., May 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE, a competition designed to inspire a new generation of viable, super fuel efficient vehicles, praised President Obama's plan to accelerate new fuel economy and emissions standards passed by Congress at the end of 2007. The plan will set a single new national efficiency standard that requires passenger cars and light trucks to get an overall average of 35.5 miles per gallon by 2016, four...