- Plural of vehicle
Vehicles are non-living means of transport. They are most often man-made (e.g. bicycles, cars, motorcycles, trains, ships, boats, and aircraft), although some other means of transport which are not made by man can also be called vehicles; examples include icebergs and floating tree trunks.
Vehicles may be propelled by animals, for instance, a chariot or an ox-cart. However, animals on their own, though used as a means of transport, are not called vehicles. This includes humans carrying another human, for example a child or a disabled person.
Vehicles that do not travel on land are often called craft, such as watercraft, sailcraft, aircraft, hovercraft and spacecraft
Land vehicles are broadly classified by what is used to apply steering and drive forces against the ground: wheeled, tracked, railed, and/or skied.
The word vehicle itself comes from the Latin vehiculum.
- see Tricycle
- see Quadricycle
- see Velomobile
Steam road carriage
- see steam car
- See steam tricycle
A road train consists of a conventional heavy truck pulling three trailers or more, used in rural areas of Australia to move bulky loads such as livestock efficiently.
Mechanical under-water vehicles
Mechanical snow vehicles
- see snowmobile
European UnionIn the European Union the classifications for vehicle types are defined by :
- Commission Directive 2001/116/EC of 20 December 2001, adapting to technical progress Council Directive 70/156/EEC on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to the type-approval of motor vehicles and their trailers
- Directive 2002/24/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 March 2002 relating to the type-approval of two or three-wheeled motor vehicles and repealing Council Directive 92/61/EEC
European Community, is based on the Community's WVTA (whole vehicle type-approval) system. Under this system, manufacturers can obtain certification for a vehicle type in one Member State if it meets the EC technical requirements and then market it EU-wide with no need for further tests. Total technical harmonization has already been achieved in three vehicle categories (passenger cars, motorcycles and tractors) and will soon be extended to other vehicle categories (coaches and utility vehicles). It is essential that European car manufacturers be ensured access to as large a market as possible.
While the Community type-approval system allows manufacturers to benefit fully from the opportunities offered by the internal market, worldwide technical harmonization in the context of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) offers them a market which extends beyond European borders.
- Green Vehicle Guide
- Strangest Vehicles In The World
- Council Directive 70/156/EEC, about Type-approval of motor vehicles and their trailers.
- Council Directive 80/1267/EEC: Amendment of Directive 70/156/EEC
- Council Directive 80/1268/EEC Fuel consumption of motor vehicles.
- EU Motor Vehicle Type Approval.
vehicles in Bengali: যানবাহন
vehicles in Czech: Dopravní prostředek
vehicles in Danish: Køretøj
vehicles in German: Fahrzeug
vehicles in Estonian: Sõiduk
vehicles in Spanish: Vehículo
vehicles in French: Véhicule
vehicles in Croatian: Vozilo
vehicles in Indonesian: Kendaraan
vehicles in Hebrew: כלי תחבורה
vehicles in Kanuri: 차량
vehicles in Latin: Vehiculum
vehicles in Lithuanian: Transporto priemonė
vehicles in Lingala: Ekúmbi
vehicles in Norwegian: Kjøretøy
vehicles in Norwegian Nynorsk: fargreie
vehicles in Polish: Pojazd
vehicles in Portuguese: veículo
vehicles in Romanian: Vehicul
vehicles in Simple English: Vehicle
vehicles in Slovak: Vozidlo
vehicles in Slovenian: vozilo
vehicles in Swedish: Fordon
vehicles in Thai: ยานพาหนะ
vehicles in Vietnamese: Xe
vehicles in Chinese: 车辆