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OCALA, Fla., April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- E-ONE introduced several new safety features, leading edge communications technology, and a new pumper design to show first responders ways to 'Make the Job Better' at the 2008 Fire Department Instructor's Conference. "These products were developed to enhance the safety and performance capabilities of fire departments, and we have been pleased with the resulting positive customer feedback," said Peter Guile, president of E-ONE, Inc. "We are listening to our customers and focusing our highly experienced research and development teams to design innovative solutions to meet their diverse needs in mission-critical vehicles." The advancements featured by E-ONE at the 2008 FDIC showed first responders how to Control Better, Protect Better and Connect Better in the following ways: Control Better G4(TM), E-ONE's exclusive electronic s... (more)

American Automation Technologies, Inc. Launches Breakthrough Towing System

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Groundbreaking towing technology will be unveiled this week at the All American Quarter Horse Congress in Columbus, Ohio when American Automation Technologies, Inc. launches its revolutionary Automated Safety Hitch(TM) system. Among more than seven acres of equine-related commercial displays at the Ohio Expo Center will be a destination exhibit presenting a system that ends the aggravation, frustration and hazards of hooking up a gooseneck trailer. More than 650,000 guests of the "World's Largest Single Breed Horse Show" will have the chance to see first hand The Automated Safety Hitch(TM), now promoted by Bloomer Trailers. Designed by a professional engineer in the aeronautics industry, the towing device is radically changing the way people pull their trailers and RV's. It is the ideal way to pull trailers level and as low t... (more)

Elevator Pitch Friday: Truevert, The Green Search Engine

Getting someone to try a new search engine is not easy. In this Friday’s Elevator Pitch, Herbert Roitblat tries to entice you to try his new green search engine Truevert by asking, “Are you average?” Google, Yahoo, and Microsoft Live, he contends, give you average results. Truevert gives you special results—everything comes back through green-colored glasses. So a search for “SUV” brings back as the top result. A search for “building materials” brings back results for green building materials. But what is really special about Truevert is not that it is a green search engine. It is a Yahoo BOSS search mashup. Truevert is actually just a demonstration of some powerful underlying semantic technology developed at OrcaTec, a company co-founded by Roitblat and Brian Golbère. Truevert gets its search results from Yahoo BOSS and applies its own text-analyzi... (more)

GM's IT Restructuring Does Not Convince Me

Information Week has published an interview with GM’s CIO discussing the impact of the bankruptcy on the two-billion-IT operations of this huge corporation. After reading this article, I’m pretty sure that GM’s IT is doomed. The chances are slim that they will turn themselves into leaner and agile organization as it should be in 21st century. The article reveals “In 2006, GM awarded about $7B (!) in IT contracts to EDS, Capgemini, Hewlett-Packard, IBM and others, and earmarked another $7 billion or so for additional contracts in following years. Szygenda has a history of demanding that outsourcers change their operational practices to fit GM’s needs. One example is their creation of global teams to work on GM accounts”. Now let me explain how I read this interesting paragraph. These leeches , a.k.a. global consulting firms were charging $200p/h for mediocre consultant... (more)

And Then There Was That Time I Ran Toward a Car Accident

My wife has complained in the past (rightfully so, but that undercover drug bust is a story for another time) that I have a tendency to run toward the gun fire. Today, it was toward the accident. The scary thing about what happened today was that it could have been us. We had just pulled over on the side of the road (corner of Leary and Redmond Way) and thought about pulling back out into traffic to make a left onto Redmond Way and park behind Gerks. Another car was pulling past us in traffic, so I opted to stay in the spot on the side of the road. Just as I was putting the car in park, the other car was in the middle of the intersection about to get t-boned. I continue to be amazed about how my senses react to different stress situations. I was distinctly aware of the dilation of time causing things to slow down as I watched the sedan flying westbound on Redmond W... (more)

Acura Santa Barbara Explores the RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD

Santa Barbara Auto Group explores the RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD, one of the most technologically advanced Acura sedans ever made. Acura Santa Barbara is pleased to share information about the Acura RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD.  This amazingly powerful sedan offers more power and technology than ever before.  Acura designers and engineers have raised the bar yet again for this exceptional mode. The Acura RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD offers a total system power of 377 horsepower thanks to a dynamic 3.5 liter SOHC direct-injected i-VTEC V-6 engine and three high-output electric motors.  In addition to the power, the car offers improved fuel efficiency as well.  The car is anticipated to earn an EPA rating of 30mpg combined.  This means our Santa Barbara customers will be able to enjoy the power they expect from the luxury brand, at a fuel efficiency rating they can be proud of. ... (more)

Land Rover Santa Barbara applauds the ninth Polk Automotive Loyalty Award

The 2013 Range Rover was recently awarded the Polk Automotive Loyalty Award in the Full Size Luxury SUV category, the ninth win and sixth consecutive win for the Range Rover. The 2013 Range Rover was awarded the Polk Automotive Loyalty Award in the Full Size Luxury SUV category. This is the Range Rover’s sixth consecutive and ninth overall win for this segment which is a fantastic achievement and a true testament to the satisfaction of Land Rover customers. As the only fact-based awards in the industry based on owner loyalty, the Polk Automotive Loyalty Awards are presented by the IHS Automotive and recognize OEMs that demonstrate a manufacturer’s ability to retain owners over repeat buying cycles. When a household that owns a new vehicle returns to the market and purchases or leases another new vehicle in the same model or make they are recorded as being loyal to t... (more)

Discovery Visionary Concept SUV will change more than how we drive

Visionary Land Rover Discovery Concept sets the stage for the new Discovery family of vehicles with innovative technology from the way you enter the vehicle to turning corners. Santa Barbara, CA May 2014 - Land Rover unveiled its Discovery Vision Concept car at the New York International Auto Show to gasps and amazement. The Discovery Vision Concept represents a new range of vehicles that are set to take on the adventures of life. With a design focused on practicality, the full size SUV appears remarkably compact due to its well designed components and innovative technology. The Discovery vehicle has been in production since 1989, but will now be taken into a new generation as a complete model family. The current Discovery 4, known in the United States as the LR4, has been a customer favorite and has a proven history of incredible on and off-road performance. It has... (more)

Magna annuncia i risultati del primo trimestre

AURORA, Ontario, May 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Magna International Inc. (TSX: MG.SV.A, MG.MV.B; NYSE: MGA) ha diffuso oggi i risultati finanziari dichiarati per il primo trimestre conclusosi i 31 marzo 2006. ------------------------------------------------------------------------- TRIMESTRE CONCLUSO IL ------------------------ 31 marzo, 31 marzo, 2006 2005 ---------- ---------- Vendite $ 6.019 $ 5.718 Utile d'esercizio $ 309 $ 254 Utile netto $ 212 $ 172 Utile diluito per azione $ 1,91 $ 1,68 ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Tutti i risultati finanziari sono espressi in milioni di dollari USA, tranne i dati relativi alle azioni ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Nel primo trimestre chiuso al 31 marzo 2006, abbiamo registrato vendite record per un totale di 6,0 miliardi di dollari USA, ottenendo ... (more)

From Ozzy Osbourne to Ozzie Nelson ... Takes a Look at Famous Fathers and Their Superstar Cars

COSTA MESA, Calif., June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- From the squeaky clean Cleaver clan to the outrageous Osbournes, we Americans love our TV families. And no matter how perfect or peculiar, we've always had a passion for guys like Mike Brady and Andy Griffith -- famous fathers who knew how to run the show. Those same Dads had a passion too -- a love for the automobile, and if you take a look at past and present shows of the small-screen, you're sure to find a car or two that made its 'acting debut.' (Photo: Just in time for Father's Day, the experts at ( -- a leading vehicle information website -- honor past and present TV dads and their superstar cars. Mike Brady, The Brady ... (more)

It's Easy to be Green. The Ultimate Guide to High-Mileage, Low-Emission Cars, Trucks and Crossovers. The Latest on GM/Renault/Nissan. Testing the '07 Hyundai Santa Fe. Spy Shots of the '08 Lexus IS500 and more on

DETROIT, July 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Who says it's hard to be green? Not the folks at, . This week's issue launches the all-new Green Machine section. Learn the latest on earth- friendly vehicles and technology, including hybrids, hydrogen, ethanol and diesels. Find out which are the best hybrid-electrics, and plenty more in this new and exciting feature. For those looking for a little more performance, check out this week's spy shots of the 2008 Lexus IS500 and the '08 Mercedes-Benz C63. It began the revolution at Hyundai and now the Korean carmaker is ready to do it again with an all-new version of its Santa Fe. takes the '07 SUV for a spin. You'll also want to check out this week's drive of the redesigned, 2007 Chevrolet Avalanche. In business news, get the latest on the unprecedented alliance ... (more)