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Profile America: First Auto Fatality

Friday, September 13th. When Henry Bliss stepped off a streetcar at Central Park West and 74th Street in New York, on this date in 1899, automobiles were a novelty. Thus, he didn’t look carefully, and was run over by an […]

by · September 13, 2019 · History, Profile America
On August 5, 1914, the world's first electric traffic signal is put into place. Pinterest

Profile America: First Traffic Light

Sunday, August 5th. On this date in 1914, American motorists got the green light to safely proceed through increasingly traveled crossroads. A traffic light system, credited with being the first in the nation, flashed red and green at the intersection […]

Profile America: First Car Ad

The first known national ad promoting a car appeared in late July 1898 in the Scientific American magazine.

by · July 29, 2018 · History, Profile America
What began as National Automotive Service Professionals Day in 2005 has now expanded into a week-long celebration, honoring automotive service professionals.

Profile America: Celebrating Auto Mechanics

Sunday, June 11 — It used to be that cars were fairly simple to repair, but they often broke down. Modern automobiles have become very reliable. They’ve also gotten extremely complicated — with ABS brakes, traction control, navigation systems and even […]

by · June 11, 2017 · Labor, Profile America

Profile America: Automated Parking

The Park-O-Mat garage was completely automated, and held 72 cars in 18 levels of space just 25 by 40 feet.

by · December 4, 2016 · Profile America
Sales of Cars and Car Parts At $1 Trillion

Sales of Cars and Car Parts At $1 Trillion

Car and car parts dealers had sales of $1.0 trillion, representing an increase of 6.5 percent over the previous year, according to new statistics released today from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2014 Annual Retail Trade Survey.   The Census Bureau […]

2016 Best Cars for Families: Honda and Mercedes-Benz Tie

2016 Best Cars for Families: Honda and Mercedes-Benz Tie

Honda and Mercedes-Benz Tie for Most Wins   U.S. News & World Report ranked the 2016 Best Cars for Families. U.S. News evaluated 256 vehicles and named winners across 21 categories. The 2016 Best Cars for Families winners have the […]

by · March 9, 2016 · Transportation