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2009-08-24 09:00:00

LIVONIA, Mich., Aug. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. (NYSE: TRW), is continuing its quest to make cars smarter, safer and more convenient through the development and packaging of advanced camera and sensor technologies. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090824/DE65093 ) "Giving a vehicle the capability of seeing the road, the environment and the lighting conditions under which a driver is operating can be incredibly powerful," said Martin Thoone,...

2009-08-12 16:27:19

An Ohio woman said a Lake Erie freshwater drum, or sheepshead, dropped by an eagle smashed the windshield of her car while she was driving. Leighann Niles, 35, of South Euclid said the moderate-sized fish shattered the glass of her windshield Tuesday in Marblehead when it was dropped from a height of about 40 feet by a bald eagle, the Sandusky (Ohio) Register reported. It was a very bizarre situation, Niles said. I look in the air and see the most beautiful eagle I'd ever seen in my life, she...

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2009-08-10 15:30:00

Splat! There goes another bug on the windshield.Anyone who's ever driven down a country lane has seen it happen. A fast moving car, a cloud of multiplying insects, and a big disgusting mess.The next time that happens to you, instead of grossing out, try thinking of the experience as an astronomy lesson. Your car is Earth. The bugs are tiny flakes of comet dust. The carnage on your windshield ... it's a meteor shower!Earth, like a speeding car, races around the Sun sweeping up everything in...

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2009-08-04 14:05:00

Authorities in Florida said a bicyclist who cracked the windshield of a car with his hand pointed a gun and flashed a fake badge at the vehicle's occupants. Pinellas County sheriff's deputies said Dale Arthur Single, 55, allegedly used his hand to crack the windshield of a car that was attempting to pass him Sunday in St. Petersburg, the St. Petersburg Times reported Tuesday. Meluvdin Rahimic, 28, the driver of the car, dialed 911 and followed the bicyclist until Single brandished a pistol...

2009-07-15 05:15:00

CHICAGO, July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Car owners can save money and keep their vehicles running safely with a few essential maintenance projects they can do themselves, regardless of their automotive or mechanical expertise. JC Whitney, the most trusted name in auto parts and accessories, recommends some basic and easy-to-do car care that can improve gas mileage, prevent expensive repairs, and ensure safety. "Safety and saving money are our customer's two most important concerns," said JC...

2009-07-07 18:47:42

A British man says he cut himself shaving and discovered what he had believed was a cyst was a shard from a windshield. Thomas Entwistle of Asltey Bridge, Bolton, England, told The Daily Telegraph he was thrown through the windshield of a Ford Cortina about 30 years ago, but didn't associate the accident with the small lump on his chin. He nicked the lump while shaving a couple of weeks ago and it became infected, then he noticed it moved slightly down his chin. The 52-year-old was on...

2009-07-02 12:45:08

Insurance won't fully cover a Canadian woman's replacement windshield in Winnipeg because no one knows from where the sheet metal that fell on it came. Winnipeg Sun employee Tanya Slusarczyk was reading in her parked car during the weekend as she waited for her boyfriend to finish work on a rainy and windy day. She told the Sun she was startled when a saucer-shaped, 3-foot sheet of metal suddenly slammed onto her windshield and bounced onto the street. She retrieved the metal and contacted...

2009-06-03 08:49:00

NREL testing confirms the fuel economy benefits of Sungate EP(R) automotive glass DETROIT, June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Pittsburgh Glass Works LLC (PGW) recently concluded testing which shows that Sungate(R) EP automotive glass improves fuel efficiency and cabin comfort in plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs). Testing was conducted while using the vehicle's air conditioning system. The PHEV was cooler and used...

2009-05-26 13:19:03

Washington State Patrol troopers said two people are suspected of throwing large rocks at moving vehicles as part of a stripping game. Joshua Sizemore, 23, and Amanda Madison, 18, were charged with malicious mischief and assault after they allegedly threw baseball-sized rocks at several vehicles, damaging 14, near Bridgeport as part of a game that involved Madison removing an article of clothing for each broken left headlight and Sizemore losing a clothing item for each left headlight they...

2009-05-22 07:00:00

Innovative new business model for glass sourcing builds on existing relationship PITTSBURGH, May 22 /PRNewswire/ -- PGW LLC and Daimler AG have entered into a new OEM/supplier strategic partnership for the supply of automotive glass. Under this new multi-year business model, PGW will be the main supplier of windshields, and laminated glass for doors and rear windows, for Mercedes-Benz passenger cars and SUVs. Daimler AG is a global producer of premium passenger cars and the largest...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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