While seatbelts have made the cabin of any vehicle a much safer environment, more technology and innovation will fuel the future of truck safety. With the use of passive and active safety features like automated braking and cruise control assistance, automated systems may be able to react faster than a driver during emergency situations by scanning the road for sudden changes and appropriately activating. South Africa has never had a politico-economic system in which the political side was powerful enough to tame the capitalist side. Modern society faces serious problems with transportation systems, including but not limited to traffic congestion, safety, and pollution. Information communication technologies have gained increasing attention and importance in modern transportation systems. Automotive manufacturers are developing in-vehicle sensors and their applications in different areas including safety, traffic management, and infotainment. Government institutions are implementing roadside infrastructures such as cameras and sensors to collect data about environmental and traffic conditions. By seamlessly integrating vehicles and sensing devices, their sensing and communication capabilities can be leveraged to achieve smart and intelligent transportation systems. We discuss how sensor technology can be integrated with the transportation infrastructure to achieve a sustainable Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) and how safety, traffic control and infotainment applications can benefit from multiple sensors deployed in different elements of an ITS. Finally, we discuss some of the challenges that need to be addressed to enable a fully operational and cooperative ITS environment. Electronic sensors can detect everything from light to distance to acceleration. Sensors are how a product senses anything in the real-world, and there is an almost endless array of them available. Water, not land, drew aviation to Port Washington, Long Island. Like the Hempstead Plains, the flat expanse of Manhasset Bay fronting it, evoking nautical images, became inextricably tied to aeronautical development during the first half of the 20th century. Its calm, deep waters- centrally located only 15 miles from New York City, yet at the threshold of the Atlantic Ocean and the European continent-proved the ideal breeding ground for craft which combined the buoyancy of the boat with the aerodynamics of the airplane. Some manufacturers are replacing 0 to 10 V dimming cables with CAT-5e or CAT-6 cables and powering the lights and dimming with the same CAT cable. The possibilities are virtually unlimited and can be client-driven, resulting in a totally customizable system that meets client needs. Since most installations will not require overly complicated controls, these plug-and-play-style systems minimize contractor wiring and commission time.
Introduction to semiconductor materials and devices. Semiconductor crystal structure, energy bands, doping, carrier statistics, drift and diffusion, p-n junctions, metal-semiconductor junctions. Bipolar junction transistors: current flow, amplification, switching, nonideal behavior. Metal-oxide-semiconductor structures, MOSFETs, device scaling. Prerequisites: ECE 65 and PHYS 2D or PHYS 4D and 4E. Nokia has set a great example of low-light mobile phone camera photography with the Lumia 920 and it’s optical image stabilization called PureView technology. Expect other companies to try to implement their own ideas to the new technology and in the hope create something for night-time photography. It wouldn’t be a surprise if Apple spent more money and time to improve their already great iPhone camera focusing on low-light performance. Characteristics of chemical, biological, seismic, and other physical sensors; signal processing techniques supporting distributed detection of salient events; wireless communication and networking protocols supporting formation of robust sensor fabrics; current experience with low power, low cost sensor deployments. Undergraduate students must take a final exam; graduate students must write a term paper or complete a final project. Cross-listed with MAE 149 and SIO 238. Prerequisites: upper-division standing and consent of instructor, or graduate student in science and engineering. Technology plays a role of interpreting our world today, and that is what McLuhan saw, and he made it a point to tell us that we have ended up being made by this interpretive ability of the machines to be human. One can look at the other Maxim I have posted above, which points out to the fact that ‘human beings cannot ever hold any conversation any more, since all are buried and sucked into the machines body and soul'(One can see this in the streets, buses, trains, cars, people walking, alone or in groups, being physically in the world, but being sucked into the world of technology-individually. This is true, and McLuhan saw that, that we are headed into the direction of giving up our ability to be human, to the machines that determine that humanity to us and for us. One method for collecting illuminance data is using the usual small computing platforms like Arduino or Raspberry Pi. Using these platforms to measure illuminance is useful because programming and interfacing with a computer is simple and the photo-resistors are very affordable. In addition, it is possible to use the light sensor in tandem with other data collection hardware. However, a system like this would not be very accurate or user-friendly.
Watches, bracelets, and necklaces are no longer just accessories; they’re now workplace panic buttons that promise employees safety in their daily tasks. A space in the industry now exists for wearable tech that cautions and protects employees and their employers alike. Tech is already playing a vital role in workplace safety, connecting workers to the right people when help is needed most. More than 75 million wearables will be used in the workplace by 2020; tech companies are building stronger relationships with their users, creating products that are used in everyday life for far more than aesthetic reasons. This tendency reflected concerns about domestic and international opinion formation and influence that were prominent at the time, in response to events such as the two world wars and the Cold War (Gary, 1996; Peters, 1986). It is also important to note that, in light of the accumulation of findings over the next two decades indicating low levels of the types of media effects that were being investigated, some observers asserted, even at this early point in the history of mass communication as an academic field, that the field was essentially a dead end (Berelson, 1959; Klapper, 1960). The reports detail internal turmoil within South Africa’s spy agencies, missed targets, wasteful expenditure and a worryingly sharp increase in the use of its surveillance capabilities. The Zuma Nkandla Scandal gives us an opening as to how the ANC operates. If all the ministers in parliament were to be thoroughly investigated as did Madonsela did with Zuma, surely, the present government potentates would be exposed as to their greedy and Our political leadership is no longer able to represent the nation because it has a conflict of interest. Its real, material interest in the profitability of the mining and financial sectors prevents it from looking after the interests of the nation, which is the interest of building our manufacturing industry. The leadership’s interest in the profits of global capital prevents them from being the leadership that the nation needs vulturistic tendencies in terms of helping themselves with the loot, and building mansions here in South Africa and buying properties overseas. As Africans, the world over, we sometimes do not really dig deeper into the meanings and realities brought about by these new technologies which we use as leaders of our people, and our people, en-masse, use them too. Studying the effects and affects these new emerging and merging technologies should be studied as to what their intentions are, what their techniques are, what it is that they do to us and what can we cannot do anything about but by becoming aware of them and their existential effects and affects.