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In physics, acceleration is the rate of change of velocity of an object with respect to time.
Ackermann steering geometry is a geometric arrangement of linkages in the steering of a car or other vehicle designed to solve the problem of wheels on the inside and outside of a turn needing to trace out circles of different radii.
The Acura RLX is an executive car manufactured by Honda and sold under their Acura division, released in 2013.
The Acura TLX is a compact executive / entry-level luxury sedan manufactured by Acura, the luxury vehicle division of Honda, since 2014.
Adverse yaw is the natural and undesirable tendency for an aircraft to yaw in the opposite direction of a roll.
An aileron (French for "little wing" or "fin") is a hinged flight control surface usually forming part of the trailing edge of each wing of a fixed-wing aircraft.
An airbag is a type of vehicle safety device and is an occupant restraint system.
An airplane or aeroplane (informally plane) is a powered, fixed-wing aircraft that is propelled forward by thrust from a jet engine, propeller or rocket engine.
An airship or dirigible balloon is a type of aerostat or lighter-than-air aircraft that can navigate through the air under its own power.
Aptiv PLC (stylised as •APTIV•, formerly known as Delphi Automotive PLC) is a global technology company headquartered in Dublin, Ireland.
Ari Pieti Uolevi Vatanen (born 27 April 1952) is a Finnish rally driver turned politician and a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) from 1999 to 2009.
An articulated bus (either a motor bus or trolleybus) is an articulated vehicle used in public transportation.
An articulated hauler, articulated dump truck (ADT), or sometimes a dump hauler, is a very large heavy duty type of dump truck used to transport loads over rough terrain.
An articulated vehicle is a vehicle which has a permanent or semi-permanent pivot joint in its construction, allowing the vehicle to turn more sharply.
Audi AG is a German automobile manufacturer that designs, engineers, produces, markets and distributes luxury vehicles.
The Audi Q7 is a mid-size crossover SUV made by the German manufacturer Audi, unveiled in September 2002 at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
The automotive industry is a wide range of companies and organizations involved in the design, development, manufacturing, marketing, and selling of motor vehicles, some of them are called automakers.
An azimuth thruster is a configuration of marine propellers placed in pods that can be rotated to any horizontal angle (azimuth), making a rudder unnecessary.
In mechanical engineering, backlash, sometimes called lash or play, is a clearance or lost motion in a mechanism caused by gaps between the parts.
In an automobile, ball joints are spherical bearings that connect the control arms to the steering knuckles.
A banked turn (or banking turn) is a turn or change of direction in which the vehicle banks or inclines, usually towards the inside of the turn.
Béla Barényi (1 March 1907 in Hirtenberg, Austria – 30 May 1997 in Böblingen, Germany) was an Austro-Hungarian engineer, of Hungarian heritage and Austrian heritage (from his father's and mother's side, respectively).
A bellcrank is a type of crank that changes motion through an angle.
A bicycle, also called a cycle or bike, is a human-powered, pedal-driven, single-track vehicle, having two wheels attached to a frame, one behind the other.
Bicycle and motorcycle dynamics is the science of the motion of bicycles and motorcycles and their components, due to the forces acting on them.
BMW (Bayerische Motoren Werke in German, or Bavarian Motor Works in English) is a German multinational company which currently produces luxury automobiles and motorcycles, and also produced aircraft engines until 1945.
The BMW 5 Series is an executive car manufactured by BMW since 1972.
The BMW 6 Series is a range of grand tourers produced by BMW since 1976.
The BMW F06/F12/F13 is the third generation of the BMW 6 Series range of grand tourers, and was launched in late 2011 as the successor to the BMW E63/E64 6 Series.
The BMW 7 Series is a full-size luxury sedan produced by the German automaker BMW since 1977.
The BMW E65 is the fourth generation of the BMW 7 Series range of full-size luxury sedans, and was produced from 2001 to 2008.
The BMW 7 Series (G11) is a full-size luxury car manufactured by German automotive manufacturer BMW.
The BMW 8 Series is a Grand Tourer built by BMW from 1989 to 1999 powered by either a V8 or V12 engine.
Bobsleigh or bobsled is a winter sport in which teams of two or four teammates make timed runs down narrow, twisting, banked, iced tracks in a gravity-powered sleigh.
A brake is a mechanical device that inhibits motion by absorbing energy from a moving system.
Richard Buckminster "Bucky" Fuller (July 12, 1895 – July 1, 1983) was an American architect, systems theorist, author, designer, inventor and futurist.
A bulldozer is a crawler (continuous tracked tractor) equipped with a substantial metal plate (known as a blade) used to push large quantities of soil, sand, rubble, or other such material during construction or conversion work and typically equipped at the rear with a claw-like device (known as a ripper) to loosen densely compacted materials.
Bump steer or roll steer is the term for the tendency of the wheel of a car to steer itself as it moves through the suspension stroke.
A bushing or rubber bushing is a type of vibration isolator.
The Cadillac CT6 (short for Cadillac Touring 6) is a full-size luxury car manufactured by Cadillac.
From the front of the car, a right wheel with a negative camber angle Camber angle is the angle made by the wheels of a vehicle; specifically, it is the angle between the vertical axis of the wheels used for steering and the vertical axis of the vehicle when viewed from the front or rear.
Camber thrust and camber force are terms used to describe the force generated perpendicular to the direction of travel of a rolling tire due to its camber angle and finite contact patch.
A camera dolly is a wheeled cart or similar device used in filmmaking and television production to create smooth horizontal camera movements.
A canoe is a lightweight narrow vessel, typically pointed at both ends and open on top, propelled by one or more seated or kneeling paddlers facing the direction of travel using a single-bladed paddle.
The Capstan and Bowstring is a mechanism that converts rotary motion into linear motion and vice versa.
A car (or automobile) is a wheeled motor vehicle used for transportation.
A caravan, travel trailer, camper or camper trailer is towed behind a road vehicle to provide a place to sleep which is more comfortable and protected than a tent (although there are fold-down trailer tents).
θ is the caster angle, the red line is the pivot line, and the grey area is the tire. The caster angle or castor angle is the angular displacement of the steering axis from the vertical axis of a steered wheel in a car, motorcycle, bicycle or other vehicle, measured in the longitudinal direction.
The Chevrolet Silverado, and its mechanically identical cousin, the GMC Sierra, are a series of full-size and heavy-duty pickup trucks manufactured by General Motors and introduced in 1998 as the successor to the long-running Chevrolet C/K line.
The Chevrolet Suburban is a full-size suv from Chevrolet.
The Chevrolet Tahoe (and its rebadged version GMC Yukon) is a full-size SUV from General Motors.
The Citroën SM is a high-performance coupé produced by the French manufacturer Citroën from 1970 to 1975.
A clutch is a mechanical device which engages and disengages power transmission especially from driving shaft to driven shaft.
A concept car (also known for as concept vehicle, show vehicle or prototype) is a car made to showcase new styling and/or new technology.
Continuous track, also called tank tread or caterpillar track, is a system of vehicle propulsion in which a continuous band of treads or track plates is driven by two or more wheels.
A controlled-access highway is a type of highway which has been designed for high-speed vehicular traffic, with all traffic flow and ingress/egress regulated.
Countersteering is used by single-track vehicle operators, such as cyclists and motorcyclists, to initiate a turn toward a given direction by momentarily steering counter to the desired direction ("steer left to turn right").
The crumple zone is a structural safety feature mainly used in automobiles to absorb the energy from the impact during a collision by controlled deformation, and recently also incorporated into railcars.
The Dakar Rally (or simply "The Dakar"; formerly known as the "Paris–Dakar Rally") is an annual rally raid organised by the Amaury Sport Organisation.
A differential is a gear train with three shafts that has the property that the rotational speed of one shaft is the average of the speeds of the others, or a fixed multiple of that average.
Differential steering is the means of steering a land vehicle by applying more or less drive torque to one side of the vehicle than the other.
DIRAVI is the name given by Citroën to its proprietary power steering system, first seen in 1970.
A dog sled or dog sleigh is a sled pulled by one or more sled dogs used to travel over ice and through snow.
Drifting is a driving technique where the driver intentionally oversteers, with loss of traction in the rear wheels or all tires, while maintaining control and driving the car through the entirety of a corner.
Drive by wire, DbW, by-wire, Steer-by-wire, or x-by-wire technology in the automotive industry is the use of electrical or electro-mechanical systems for performing vehicle functions traditionally achieved by mechanical linkages.
Dry steering is the act of turning the steering wheel of a vehicle while the vehicle is stationary.
The Dymaxion car was designed by American inventor Buckminster Fuller during the Great Depression and featured prominently at Chicago's 1933/1934 World's Fair.
The Euler angles are three angles introduced by Leonhard Euler to describe the orientation of a rigid body with respect to a fixed coordinate system.
A farm is an area of land that is devoted primarily to agricultural processes with the primary objective of producing food and other crops; it is the basic facility in food production.
The Ferrari F12berlinetta (also unofficially referred to as the F12 Berlinetta or the F12, and unofficially stylized as the F12B for short) is a front mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive grand tourer produced by Italian sports car manufacturer Ferrari.
The Ferrari GTC4Lusso is a four-seat grand tourer produced by Italian car manufacturer Ferrari.
Fly-by-wire (FBW) is a system that replaces the conventional manual flight controls of an aircraft with an electronic interface.
Ford Motor Company (commonly referred to simply as "Ford") is an American multinational automaker headquartered in Dearborn, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit.
The Ford Pinto is a subcompact car that was manufactured and marketed by Ford Motor Company in North America, sold from the 1971 to the 1980 model years.
A forklift (also called lift truck, fork truck, fork hoist, and forklift truck) is a powered industrial truck used to lift and move materials over short distances.
Front-wheel drive (FWD) is a form of engine and transmission layout used in motor vehicles, where the engine drives the front wheels only.
General Motors Company, commonly referred to as General Motors (GM), is an American multinational corporation headquartered in Detroit that designs, manufactures, markets, and distributes vehicles and vehicle parts, and sells financial services.
A go-kart, also written as go-cart (often referred to as simply a kart), is a type of open-wheel car.
The gondola is a traditional, flat-bottomed Venetian rowing boat, well suited to the conditions of the Venetian lagoon.
A gravity racer or soapbox is a motorless vehicle which is raced on a downhill road either against the clock or against another competitor.
A helicopter is a type of rotorcraft in which lift and thrust are supplied by rotors.
A helicopter pilot manipulates the helicopter flight controls to achieve and maintain controlled aerodynamic flight.
HICAS /hīkas/ (High Capacity Actively Controlled Steering) is Nissan's rear wheel steering system found on cars ranging from the more recent Skyline and Fairlady Z (300ZX) iterations to smaller models like the Nissan Cefiro (A31), 240SX/Silvia (S13 & S15)/180SX and Nissan Serena/Nissan Largo.
is a Japanese public multinational conglomerate corporation primarily known as a manufacturer of automobiles, aircraft, motorcycles, and power equipment.
The is a series of automobiles manufactured by Honda since 1976, best known for its four-door sedan variant, which has been one of the best-selling cars in the United States since 1989.
The Honda Ascot is a compact sedan manufactured by Honda and marketed only in Japan from 1989 to 1997.
The Honda Prelude is a sports coupé which was produced by Japanese car manufacturer Honda from 1978 until 2001.
The Hotchkiss drive is a shaft drive form of power transmission.
A hovercraft, also known as an air-cushion vehicle or ACV, is a craft capable of travelling over land, water, mud, ice, and other surfaces.
A hydraulic cylinder (also called a linear hydraulic motor) is a mechanical actuator that is used to give a unidirectional force through a unidirectional stroke.
Ice yachting is the sport of sailing and racing iceboats, also called ice yachts.
Impalement, as a method of execution and also torture, is the penetration of a human by an object such as a stake, pole, spear, or hook, often by complete or partial perforation of the torso.
Independent suspension is a broad term for any automobile suspension system that allows each wheel on the same axle to move vertically (i.e. reacting to a bump in the road) independently of the others.
is the luxury vehicle division of Japanese automaker Nissan.
The Infiniti G-series is a line of compact executive/entry-level luxury sports car produced by the Infiniti division of Nissan for the 1991–1996 and 1999–present model years.
The Infiniti J30, or Nissan Leopard J Ferie in Japan, was a rear wheel drive luxury car.
The Infiniti M is a line of mid-size luxury (executive) cars from the Infiniti luxury division of Nissan.
The Infiniti Q45 is a full-size luxury car which was sold by Nissan's Infiniti brand from 1989 until 2006.
The Infiniti QX70 (formerly called the Infiniti FX until 2013) is a mid-sized / lengthened compact luxury crossover SUV produced by the Nissan-owned Infiniti luxury vehicle brand between the 2003-2017 model year.
Italy (Italia), officially the Italian Republic (Repubblica Italiana), is a sovereign state in Europe.
Japan (日本; Nippon or Nihon; formally 日本国 or Nihon-koku, lit. "State of Japan") is a sovereign island country in East Asia.
A jet pack, rocket belt or rocket pack is a device, usually worn on the back, which uses jets of gas (or in some cases liquid) to propel the wearer through the air.
Jet Ski is the brand name of a personal water craft (PWC) manufactured by Kawasaki, a Japanese company.
A kayak is a small, narrow watercraft which is propelled by means of a double-bladed paddle.
The kingpin, also king-pin and king pin, is the main pivot in the steering mechanism of a car or other vehicle.
A kite buggy is a light, purpose-built vehicle powered by a traction kite (power kite).
The Lamborghini Aventador is a mid-engined sports car produced by the Italian automotive manufacturer Lamborghini.
Land sailing, also known as 'sand yachting' or 'land yachting', is the act of moving across land in a wheeled vehicle powered by wind through the use of a sail.
A lawn mower (mower) is a machine utilizing one or more revolving blades to cut a grass surface to an even height.
A lever is a simple machine consisting of a beam or rigid rod pivoted at a fixed hinge, or fulcrum.
is the luxury vehicle division of Japanese car maker Toyota.
The Lexus GS (Japanese: レクサス・GS, Rekusasu GS) is an executive car sold by Lexus, the luxury division of Toyota.
The Lexus LC (Japanese: レクサス・LC, Rekusasu LC) is a grand tourer/personal luxury car from Lexus, Toyota's luxury division.
A loader is a heavy equipment machine used in construction to move aside or load materials such as asphalt, demolition debris, dirt, snow, feed, gravel, logs, raw minerals, recycled material, rock, sand, woodchips, etc.
Lobbying, persuasion, or interest representation is the act of attempting to influence the actions, policies, or decisions of officials in their daily life, most often legislators or members of regulatory agencies.
, commonly referred to as simply Mazda, is a Japanese multinational automaker based in Fuchū, Aki District, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan.
The Mazda 929 is a full-size car which was sold by the Japanese automobile manufacturer Mazda between 1973 and 1997.
The Mazda Capella is a mid-size car that was manufactured by Mazda from 1970 to 2002.
The Mazda Millenia is an automobile which was manufactured by Mazda in Japan from 1993 to 2002.
The Mazda MX-6 is a front-wheel drive sport coupé that was produced by Mazda between 1987 and 1997.
The Mazda RX-7 is a front-engine, rear-drive sports car manufactured and marketed by Mazda from 1978-2002 across three generations — all noted for using a compact, lightweight Wankel engine.
The Mazda Sentia is a medium rear wheel drive luxury car that was sold by Mazda in Japan from 1991 to 1999 over two generations.
Mechanical advantage is a measure of the force amplification achieved by using a tool, mechanical device or machine system.
The Mercedes-AMG GT (C190 / R190) is a 2-door, 2-seat sports car produced in coupé and roadster form by Mercedes-AMG.
The Mercedes-Benz W111 was a chassis code given to a range of Mercedes' vehicles produced between 1959 and 1971, including four-door sedans (1959-1968) and two-door coupés and cabriolets (1961 to 1971).
In modern language, a missile is a guided self-propelled system, as opposed to an unguided self-propelled munition, referred to as a rocket (although these too can also be guided).
The Mitsubishi Galant is an automobile which was produced by Japanese manufacturer Mitsubishi from 1969 to 2012.
The Mitsubishi GTO is a sports car built by the Japanese automaker Mitsubishi between 1990 and 1999.
A monster truck is a pickup truck modified with a larger suspension and larger tires, usually for recreational uses.
A motorcycle, often called a bike, motorbike, or cycle, is a two-> or three-wheeled motor vehicle.
, usually shortened to Nissan (or; Japanese), is a Japanese multinational automobile manufacturer headquartered in Nishi-ku, Yokohama.
The Nissan 180SX is a fastback automobile that was produced by Nissan Motors between 1988 and 1998.
The 240SX is a sports car that was introduced to the North American market by Nissan in 1988 for the following model year.
The Nissan 300ZX is a sports car in the Nissan Z-car family that was produced across two similar but unique generations.
The Nissan Cefiro is a luxury car that was produced by the Japanese automobile manufacture Nissan Motors.
The Nissan Fuga (Japanese: 日産・フーガ Nissan Fūga) is a Mid-size luxury sedan produced by Japanese automaker Nissan since October 2004.
The Nissan Laurel is a front-engine, rear-drive two- and four-door sedan manufactured and marketed by Nissan from 1969 to 2002.
The Nissan Silvia is the name given to the company's long-running line of sport coupes based on the Nissan S platform.
The Nissan Skyline (Japanese: 日産・スカイライン Nissan Sukairain) is a line of compact cars, sports cars and compact executive cars originally produced by the Prince Motor Company starting in 1957, and then by Nissan after the two companies merged in 1967.
The Nissan Skyline GT-R is a sports car based on the Nissan Skyline range.
The Nissan Z-car is a sports car which has been manufactured by Nissan Motors Ltd, in six generations, since 1969.
An oar is an implement used for water-borne propulsion.
An outboard motor is a propulsion system for boats, consisting of a self-contained unit that includes engine, gearbox and propeller or jet drive, designed to be affixed to the outside of the transom.
A paddle is a tool used for pushing against liquids, either as a form of propulsion in a boat or as an implement for mixing.
A pickup truck is a light-duty truck having an enclosed cab and an open cargo area with low sides and tailgate.
The Pitman arm is a steering component in an automobile or truck.
The Porsche 918 Spyder is a mid-engined plug-in hybrid sports car manufactured by German automobile manufacturer Porsche.
The Porsche 991 is the internal designation for the seventh generation Porsche 911 sports car, which was unveiled at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show on 15 September as the replacement for the 997.
The Porsche Cayenne is a mid-size luxury crossover sport utility vehicle produced by the German manufacturer Porsche since 2002, with North American sales beginning in 2003.
The Porsche Panamera is a luxury 4-door saloon manufactured by German automobile manufacturer Porsche.
In automobiles, power steering (also power-assisted steering (PAS) or steering assist system) helps drivers steer by augmenting steering effort of the steering wheel.
procon-ten (lower case initial "p") (an acronym for Programmed Contraction-Tension) is a proprietary Safety Restraint System (SRS), used by German car manufacturer Audi from 1986 until the mid-1990s.
Quadrasteer is the name of a four wheel steering system developed by Delphi Corporation while under the ownership of General Motors for use in automobiles.
A rack and pinion is a type of linear actuator that comprises a pair of gears which convert rotational motion into linear motion.
A raft is any flat structure for support or transportation over water.
Rail transport is a means of transferring of passengers and goods on wheeled vehicles running on rails, also known as tracks.
A railroad switch, turnout, or points is a mechanical installation enabling railway trains to be guided from one track to another, such as at a railway junction or where a spur or siding branches off.
Ralph Nader (born February 27, 1934) is an American political activist, author, lecturer, and attorney, noted for his involvement in consumer protection, environmentalism and government reform causes.
Recirculating ball, also known as recirculating ball and nut or worm and sector, is a steering mechanism commonly found in older automobiles, off-road vehicles, and some trucks.
A recumbent bicycle is a bicycle that places the rider in a laid-back reclining position.
Groupe Renault is a French multinational automobile manufacturer established in 1899.
The Renault Espace is a mid-size luxury crossover manufactured by Renault currently in its fifth generation.
The Renault Laguna is a large family car by European standards, and was produced by the French manufacturer Renault from 1993 to 2015.
The Renault Mégane is a small family car produced by the French manufacturer Renault since 1995, and was the successor to the Renault 19.
The Renault Talisman is a large family car manufactured by the French car manufacturer Renault.
A road train or land train is a trucking vehicle of a type used in rural and remote areas of Australia, Europe, and the United States, to move freight efficiently.
Rowing is the act of propelling a boat using the motion of oars in the water, displacing water, and propelling the boat forward.
A rudder is a primary control surface used to steer a ship, boat, submarine, hovercraft, aircraft, or other conveyance that moves through a fluid medium (generally air or water).
A semi-trailer is a trailer without a front axle.
A servo tab is a small hinged device installed on an aircraft control surface to assist the movement of the control surfaces.
In control engineering a servomechanism, sometimes shortened to servo, is an automatic device that uses error-sensing negative feedback to correct the action of a mechanism.
A ship's wheel or boat's wheel is a device used aboard a water vessel to change that vessel's course.
A skid loader, skid-steer loader, or skidsteer, is a small, rigid-frame, engine-powered machine with lift arms used to attach a wide variety of labor-saving tools or attachments.
A sled, sledge, or sleigh is a land vehicle with a smooth underside or possessing a separate body supported by two or more smooth, relatively narrow, longitudinal runners that travels by sliding across a surface.
A snowmobile, also known as a motor sled, motor sledge, or snowmachine, is a motorized vehicle designed for winter travel and recreation on snow.
The automotive steering column is a device intended primarily for connecting the steering wheel to the steering mechanism.
A steering damper, or steering stabiliser is a damping device designed to inhibit an undesirable, uncontrolled movement or oscillation of a vehicle steering mechanism, a phenomenon known in motorcycling as wobble.
Steering kickback relates to the sharp and rapid movements of an automobile's steering wheel as the front wheels encounter a significant obstruction or imperfection in the road.
Steering ratio refers to the ratio between the turn of the steering wheel (in degrees) or handlebars and the turn of the wheels (in degrees).
A steering wheel (also called a driving wheel or a hand wheel) is a type of steering control in vehicles and vessels (ships and boats).
The Subaru Alcyone SVX, also known outside of its home market Japan as the Subaru SVX, is a two-door grand tourer coupé that was sold by Subaru, the automobile manufacturing division of Japanese transportation conglomerate Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI).
A surfboard is an elongated platform used in surfing.
A tank is an armoured fighting vehicle designed for front-line combat, with heavy firepower, strong armour, tracks and a powerful engine providing good battlefield maneuverability.
Thrust vectoring, also thrust vector control or TVC, is the ability of an aircraft, rocket, or other vehicle to manipulate the direction of the thrust from its engine(s) or motor(s) in order to control the attitude or angular velocity of the vehicle.
ThrustSSC, Thrust SSC or Thrust supersonic car, is a British jet-propelled car developed by Richard Noble, Glynne Bowsher, Ron Ayers, Jeremy Bliss, Reece Liebenberg and Joshua Hambury.
A tie rod is a slender structural unit used as a tie and (in most applications) capable of carrying tensile loads only.
A tiller or till is a lever used to steer a vehicle.
A tire (American English) or tyre (British English; see spelling differences) is a ring-shaped component that surrounds a wheel's rim to transfer a vehicle's load from the axle through the wheel to the ground and to provide traction on the surface traveled over.
In automotive engineering, toe, also known as tracking, is the symmetric angle that each wheel makes with the longitudinal axis of the vehicle, as a function of static geometry, and kinematic and compliant effects.
Torque, moment, or moment of force is rotational force.
Torque steer is the unintended influence of engine torque on the steering, especially in front-wheel drive vehicles.
Torque vectoring is a technology employed in automobile differentials.
The Toyota Camry (Japanese: トヨタ・カムリ Toyota Kamuri) is an automobile sold internationally by the Japanese manufacturer Toyota since 1982, spanning multiple generations.
The Toyota Carina ED was a Japanese compact car created in 1985 as a companion to the 1984 Carina sedan.
The or was an automobile produced by Toyota from 1970 to 2006.
The Corona EXiV was an automobile manufactured by Toyota Motor Company.
The Toyota Soarer is a personal luxury GT coupé that was produced from 1981 to 2005 by Toyota and was sold in Japan.
The track on a railway or railroad, also known as the permanent way, is the structure consisting of the rails, fasteners, railroad ties (sleepers, British English) and ballast (or slab track), plus the underlying subgrade.
A train is a form of transport consisting of a series of connected vehicles that generally runs along a rail track to transport cargo or passengers.
A tram (also tramcar; and in North America streetcar, trolley or trolley car) is a rail vehicle which runs on tramway tracks along public urban streets, and also sometimes on a segregated right of way.
Trim tabs are small surfaces connected to the trailing edge of a larger control surface on a boat or aircraft, used to control the trim of the controls, i.e. to counteract hydro- or aerodynamic forces and stabilise the boat or aircraft in a particular desired attitude without the need for the operator to constantly apply a control force.
A truck or lorry is a motor vehicle designed to transport cargo.
A tunnel boring machine (TBM), also known as a "mole", is a machine used to excavate tunnels with a circular cross section through a variety of soil and rock strata.
The turning radius or turning circle of a vehicle is the radius (or, depending on usage, diameter) of the smallest circular turn (i.e. U-turn) that the vehicle is capable of making.
The twist-beam rear suspension (also torsion-beam axle or deformable torsion beam) is a type of automobile suspension based on a large H or C shaped member.
Understeer and oversteer are vehicle dynamics terms used to describe the sensitivity of a vehicle to steering.
A unicycle is a vehicle that touches the ground with only one wheel.
A universal joint (universal coupling, U-joint, Cardan joint, Spicer or Hardy Spicer joint, or Hooke's joint) is a joint or coupling connecting rigid rods whose axes are inclined to each other, and is commonly used in shafts that transmit rotary motion.
A vehicle (from vehiculum) is a machine that transports people or cargo.
For vehicles such as cars, vehicle dynamics is the study of how the vehicle will react to driver inputs on a given road.
Volvo Penta was founded in 1907 in conjunction with the production of the first marine engine, B1.
Water skiing (also waterskiing or water-skiing) is a surface water sport in which an individual is pulled behind a boat or a cable ski installation over a body of water, skimming the surface on two skis or one ski.
Watt's linkage (also known as the parallel linkage) is a type of mechanical linkage invented by James Watt (19 January 1736 – 25 August 1819) in which the central moving point of the linkage is constrained to travel on an approximation to a straight line.
A wheel is a circular component that is intended to rotate on an axle bearing.
A zero-turn riding lawn mower (colloquially, a z-turn) is a standard riding lawn mower with a turning radius that is effectively zero.
The 2000s was a decade of the Gregorian calendar that began on January 1, 2000, and ended on December 31, 2009.