An inaugural national research report released today from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and State Farm Insurance Companies® shows that the impact of teen driver crashes extends far beyond teen drivers’ families and friends. In 2008, more than half a million (681,000) people were involved in crashes where a teen driver was behind the wheel. More than 40,000 were injured, and nearly 30 percent of those who died in these crashes were not in cars driven by teens.
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These days, the world’s toughest rally is about a lot more than just the driving skills of the men behind the wheel. Proper navigation is equally important, and of course: being in top physical form. And the Volkswagen team has been working really hard on the latter in the Austrian village of Grän. We went along to watch the defending champions work out as they prepare for their Mission Hat-trick.
Start your engines! The Los Angeles Auto Show, the first auto show of the season is back! Widely regarded as being the most forward-thinking of all the major shows, the latest in technology and design exhibited here will be finding their way into driveways across the country in the near future. The show will also feature more than 50 World and North American debuts, including the completely redesigned Hyundai Elantra, the next high-volume vehicle is being made at its Montgomery, Alabama factory. Lincoln is making automotive history with the launch of the new 2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid, offering luxury customers a premium hybrid sedan at the same base price as its conventional gas sibling. Subaru is showing an Impreza Concept Car that shows the direction that Subaru thinks all-wheel Drive sedans will be taking in the next few years. This new design theme seems to be working along with the well-known Subaru traits of all-wheel drive safety and reliability, since Subaru just set an all-time sales record for the US - beating last year's all-time record by 25%.
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Melexis extends its family of smart LIN slave IC's with a new Generation of reconfigurable LIN switch slave. MLX80104 can be used to interface with any door, roof, seat, steering wheel, dashboard, HVAC, light control or similar switch module as well as for other application require an easy access via LIN. The integration of LIN physical layer, voltage regulator and integrated application IO’s results in a reduction in component cost. The integration of LIN controller and approved LIN driver make switch modules speak LIN in no time.
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Vlingo Corporation, the world’s leading provider of intelligent voice applications that turn your words into action, today announced “Vlingo InCar,” a new beta feature for AndroidTM users that allows consumers to receive and send text messages without taking their hands off the wheel or their eyes off the road.
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AdelaVoice today launched StartTalking (http://www.starttalking.com), the world's first smartphone application that lets motorists keep their eyes on the road and hands upon the wheel. StartTalking addresses the issue of distracted driving throughout the entire process of composing, sending and receiving text messages, removing the visual and physical distractions normally associated with text messaging.
To view Multimedia News release, go to http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/adelavoice/46420/
According to the Federal Statistical Office about seven million people with a disability live in Germany. At the REHACARE in Duesseldorf, the trade fair for people with a disability every year developers present new products that are aimed to make the lives of people with disabilities a little easier. Including many technical aids that allow them to do different sports. According to a recent study the interest in disabled sports is increasing constantly - not only due to the recent German success at the Paralympic Games in Vancouver. Therefore it is no surprise that at the first Mobicup - a actionday of sports for the disabled - a lot was going on.
32,000 years ago Org the caveman tried to sell his invention, the wheel, for a chicken. In person and then via his newer invention, the PC; however, when he tried to sell his wheel by logging into OLX free online classifieds, he couldnï¿½t. You can!
Tools are supposed to make normal life easier, at least that is how it should be. People with disabilities, however, are dependant on such tools in order to be able to live their lives in a normal way. Ten percent of the Germans live with a recognized disability - for these people - and for their families and carers - the fair RehaCare in Düsseldorf offers an array of already known devices - and some new ones are of course presented as well.
After his win in Hungary, then a two-week F1-enforced summer shutdown, it's Lewis Hamilton's first day back at the 'office'. The MP4-24B may still essentially be the same car, but upgrades to the floor, rear and front wings mean the car is now competitive. With the consecutive races of Valencia and Spa next-up (although he won't now get the chance to race Michael Schumacher) Lewis can't wait to get back behind the wheel again...
You’ve heard a lot about GM in the news lately. Now meet the GM employees who contribute their passions and talents to develop the best cars and trucks in the world. Holly Wendt, a Senior Program Quality Engineer for GM’s rear-wheel drive vehicles, shares why she loves her job and what it’s like to be part of GM’s exciting reinvention. Read more about Holly at http://www.facesofgm.com/.