1 a conveyance that transports people or objects
2 a medium for the expression or achievement of something; "his editorials provided a vehicle for his political views"; "a congregation is a vehicle of group identity"
3 any inanimate object (as a towel or money or clothing or dishes or books or toys etc.) that can transmit infectious agents from one person to another [syn: fomite]
- A conveyance; a device for carrying or transporting substances, objects or individuals.
- A medium for expression of talent or views.
- A liquid content (e.g. oil) which acts as a binding and drying agent in paint. (FM 55-501).
- In the context of "Hinduism": An animal or (rarely) a plant on which a Hindu deity rides or sits
- Albanian: automjet
- Dutch: voertuig
- Finnish: ajoneuvo
- French: véhicule
- German: Fahrzeug , Wagen
- Greek: όχημα [ˈo̞çiˌma] , μέσο [ˈme̞so̞] , φορέας [fo̞ˈre̞ˌas]
- Icelandic: farartæki , ökutæki (a vehicle controlled by a driver)
- Japanese: 乗りもの (norimono)
- Kannada: ವಾಹನ (vaahana)
- Sorani: ئۆتۆمۆبیل, ترومبێل, سهیاره
- Russian: транспортное средство (transportnoe sredstvo)
- Spanish: vehículo
- Swedish: fordon
- Telugu: వాహనం (vaahanaM)
- Thai: รถ (rót)
- Urdu: سواری (savāry)
binding and drying agent
- Finnish: liuotin
animal or plant on which a Hindu deity sits
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.
vehicle in Bengali: যানবাহন
vehicle in Czech: Dopravní prostředek
vehicle in Danish: Køretøj
vehicle in German: Fahrzeug
vehicle in Estonian: Sõiduk
vehicle in Spanish: Vehículo
vehicle in French: Véhicule
vehicle in Croatian: Vozilo
vehicle in Indonesian: Kendaraan
vehicle in Hebrew: כלי תחבורה
vehicle in Kanuri: 차량
vehicle in Latin: Vehiculum
vehicle in Lithuanian: Transporto priemonė
vehicle in Lingala: Ekúmbi
vehicle in Norwegian: Kjøretøy
vehicle in Norwegian Nynorsk: fargreie
vehicle in Polish: Pojazd
vehicle in Portuguese: veículo
vehicle in Romanian: Vehicul
vehicle in Simple English: Vehicle
vehicle in Slovak: Vozidlo
vehicle in Slovenian: vozilo
vehicle in Swedish: Fordon
vehicle in Thai: ยานพาหนะ
vehicle in Vietnamese: Xe
vehicle in Chinese: 车辆
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