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  • Suv's On The Road
    375 words
    Roughly ten years ago the modern, trendy vehicle of the day became the sport utility vehicle (SUV), and still the SUV craze is hitting America full force with its promising features and seemingly all-around versitality. But are these vehicles as benign as they seem? In truth, these SUV's are a major gas consumer, a waste, and a major pollutant to the environment. One of every four vehicles sold in America today is a sport utility vehicle. While 90% of these vehicles never travel on off road terr...
  • Traffic From The Minor Roads
    3,955 words
    ROADS PLANNING Roads are skeleton of any town plan, or, to vary the simile, the arteries of the organisms through which the life blood of communication flows. The planner must necessary let the road engineer have the last word regarding road material, gradient camber, super elevation, radii of horizontal and vertical curves, etc through he should be well aware of the technical factors governing them, and he should regard the traffic engineer or traffic planer as an indispensable colleague. This ...
  • Hydraulic Jack For Their Vehicle
    1,552 words
    The number of people in the United States that work on their own automobiles continues to increase. This is evident by the continuing number of auto-part stores that are opened every year. New stores, new chains, the competition is fierce. One reason for this is that the cost of taking your automobile in to the shop, to change something as simple as a $10 gasket, can be very expensive. It could end up costing you a couple of hundred dollars do to labor. Labor can make up anywhere from thirty to ...
  • Reaction Between The Automobile's Exhaust And Oxygen
    589 words
    Catalytic Converters Notice when a vehicle drives by nowadays, that it is so much quieter than those loud oldies that pour out the blue smoke. Ever wonder just what is underneath a vehicle that makes the new ones so much cleaner. It is called a catalytic converter. The main function of a catalytic converter is to decrease pollution emitted from a vehicles exhaust. The concept behind this is to add a catalyst and force a reaction between the automobile's exhaust and oxygen in the converter. To se...
  • Automatic Shoulder Belt Use Rates
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    Introduction The hazards of life in earlier times, even a few decades ago, were much greater than those of today. Human ingenuity and modern technology have made life safer, more comfortable, and longer by reducing the risk with which mankind must contend; but reducing risk is not without its own risk. Automatic restraints are required to be equipped in all 1990 and newer model passenger cars per Federal regulations (Transportation, 1990). This implementation of automatic safety belts does not c...
  • Hybrid Electrical Vehicle
    1,212 words
    "In the United States, approximately 6.6 tons (almost 15,000 pounds carbon equivalent) of greenhouse gases are emitted per person every year" (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency). Naturally occurring greenhouse gases include water vapor, carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, and ozone. Certain human activities, however, add to the levels of most of these naturally occurring gases: Carbon dioxide is released to the atmosphere when solid waste, fossil fuels (oil, natural gas, and coal), and wo...
  • New Toyota Vehicle
    398 words
    Wouldn't you like to drive a reliable vehicle? Something that will last and continue to please the buyer for life? Toyota have a very good reputation for being a great long lasting vehicle. People are always looking for reliability, especially when car parts and repair costs are so high. Drive a Toyota. There are so many various reasons as to why the buyer should choose a Toyota. The mechanical components in every Toyota are ran through Toyota's famous testing facility. This ensures that its own...
  • Houston Chronicle 1 May 1999
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    In Bill Dawson's December 9th article in the Houston Chronicle, he discusses several possible solutions to the smog problem here in Houston. One solution under consideration by the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission (TNRCC) is a driving restriction calling for a 25% reduction in "vehicle miles traveled". Although a specific method has not yet been adopted, a possible interpretation could mean a ban on vehicle use every fourth day. While this possible solution is ethically good, it is...
  • Recycling Of Elv
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    Comparing approaches to end-of-life products in two countries. A Comparison between Environmental Legislation in the European Union and Australia Introduction; End-of-Life Vehicles in two Countries: Approximately 9 million end-of-life vehicles are discarded in Europe annually. The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) estimates the annual figure at 500,000, increasing. End-of-life vehicles (ELVs) are defined as automobiles no longer in use for their original purpose, transportation, and either d...
  • Hybrid Electric Vehicle Program
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    The cars we use all over the world are detrimental to our Earth's environment. In the United States, air quality often fails to meet federal standards. Air pollution, water pollution, global warming, and ozone depletion are some of the problems we face each day that reflect the consequences of our actions. The cars we drive emit exhaust gas, whose harmful elements cause acid rain and global warming. As a result of growing environmental concerns, the US government has been trying to resolve these...

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