Raw Excitement for the Jeep HurricaneWritten by Jenny McLane
Designing a functional prototype from an idea in such a short time was challenging. It was a tremendous feeling when everything functioned as designed first time” said Brett Wallihan, MillenWorks Design Engineer, “You just don’t expect a vehicle to rotate around its own axis like that. It was surreal.”
This statement summed up for high praises and awe crowd bestowed on Jeep Hurricane took center stage at Detroit auto show DaimlerChrysler Corporation press conference.
Innovative in style, Jeep Hurricane included a centrally located twin-engine transfer case, in-board brakes, drive shafts, front and rear steering, and complete corner assemblies. It has a centrally located transfer case coupling power from both engines and distribute all wheel drive torque to each corner of vehicle. The Jeep Hurricane's Shift-by-wire mechanisms allow wheels on one side of vehicle to run in reverse, which, coupled with split solid axles and 55 degrees front and rear wheel toe-in angles, allows vehicle to rotate around its own axis.
Auto Lemon Laws – About the Arbitration ProcessWritten by Charles Essmeier
Buying a new car is not something most people do without thought; it generally requires a large investment of time and money. We choose our purchase carefully, and we hope that it will suit our needs, without too much trouble, for years to come. Sometimes, however, things don’t work out that way. Every now and again, some unlucky buyer will end up with a vehicle that has a problem that simply cannot be repaired. These problem vehicles are universally known as “lemons.’
Every state has a “lemon law”, which requires vehicle manufacturers to either replace vehicles that are determined to be lemons with a new vehicle of comparable value or to refund purchase price. The process for filing a claim under your state’s Lemon Law varies from state to state, but process often results in a lawsuit, which can drag out process for both parties. An alternative to lawsuits that attempts to be fair to both parties in dispute has been developed, this is known as arbitration. In many states, perhaps yours, arbitration is a required component of filing a lemon law claim. How does arbitration work? Most states have assembled an arbitration panel, which consists of several individuals who are familiar with auto industry, but not tied to it or employed by it in any way. Most owner’s manuals of new cars will outline