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Suspension parameter measuring machine

2014-04-28
AB Dynamics’ updated suspension parameter measuring machine (SPMM), the SPMM5000, is a fixed ground plane kinetics and compliance test machine that measures suspension parameters and characteristics like the SPMM4000 on which it is based.
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Walking through some ideas for improved pedestrian safety

2014-05-13
Vehicular traffic deaths decline, but pedestrian fatalities unchanged. Proposed solutions range from greater use of roundabouts, new signaling, and vehicles with pedestrian detection and auto-braking. Some success found with driver and pedestrian education. "Vision Zero" program adopted in New York City.
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Airframe drilling and countersinking book

2014-06-02
Offers a stepped approach for evaluating possible areas for applying automation and a detailed description of the process for choosing, acquiring, and transitioning the right machinery for success.
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2016 preview: Driving Continental’s 48-V hybrid

2014-05-01
Conti's new 48-V hybrid system is a package-efficient module aimed at delivering much of the functionality of a 200- to 400-V hybrid system for a fraction of the cost. It will enter production in 2016 at two OEMs.
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Compact switches

2014-06-12
C&K Components’ line of compact PCB-mounted switches now includes two new medium power switch series that feature either momentary or locking actuation configurations.
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Maxim chips help trim space requirements in dashboards

2014-05-19
Design groups want chips that save space and reduce weight, so Maxim has focused on these challenges with a pair of products that reduce board space and let engineers transition to lighter-weight cabling.
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Unmanned aircraft must rise above barriers for commercial applications

2014-05-09
For years, the most sophisticated UASs have employed “autonomous” algorithms that allow them to operate for hours without human intervention or control. This autonomy can be perceived as true intelligence but also as dangerous—raising concerns about accidents and moral and legal accountability.
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