Sunday , 5 July 2020

International

Toolkits on road safety

In the United Kingdom, road safety professionals’ toolkits have been developed road safety professionals’ toolkits. They are available on the primary and secondary THINK! websites which deal with educating people about road safety with the intention of inculcating the right road safety practices among children. The kits are designed for road safety officers who can understand the process, pass it ...

No electronic causes for unintended acceleration in Toyota cars

The US Department of Transportation (USDOT) released the results of a study by NASA engineers – experts in computer controlled electronic systems, electromagnetic interference and software integrity – of the unintended acceleration that rocked Toyota last year prompting withdrawal of several hundred thousand Toyota cars from the US market. The NASA engineers, commissioned by the US regulatory body The National ...

Denver Airport to Use Aerobahn

Denver International Airport (DEN) at Colorado, USA has decided to use a new Airport Surface Management System – Aerobahn made by Sensis Coporation, New York. Aerobahn will provide all service providers at DEN –such as airlines, airport operators, air navigation service providers and deicing companies who share related interests – a common platform for sharing information and monitoring of the ...

A Car That Can Fly

If things go according to plans for the American firm Terrafugia Inc, it might be rolling out the first flying car, or rather ‘a plane that can also be driven around like a car’ as the company prefers to call it, by the end of this year. After a period of extensive testing consisting of 28 trials, the Boston based ...

TagMaster and SKIDATA Sign MOU

SKIDATA, the Swedish access solutions major, and TagMaster, a leading Swedish RFID solutions provider, have signed a MOU for integrating TagMaster XT readers with SKIDATA keytags. Applications such as parking facilitiies have been using both TagMaster RFID solutions and SKIDATA parking management equipment independently for many years. The integration of the two will now provide such applications a means to ...

Select IATA Findings

According to an IATA survey, runway excursions accounted for 21% of all air accidents in 2010. Such accidents dropped by 13% in 2010 though. Two leading causes of runway excursions were landing on wet runways and landing in an unstable approach, aircraft approaching too fast, too high, or touching down beyond the appropriate touchdown point. Asia-Pacific carriers recorded a 9% ...

Fatal road accidents increase in Malaysia

Malaysia saw an increase in the number of fatal road accidents in 2010. The number increased from 6745 deaths in 2009 to 6872 in 2010. Total road accidents also registered a jump from 397,330 in 2009 to 414,421 in 2010. To improve road safety and to try to decrease the number of road accidents, Malaysia recently launched the 21st Ops ...

Tata Pixel unveiled at Geneva Motor Show

Tata Motors unveiled a new concept car – the Tata Pixel at the 81st Geneva Motor Show held early March. The Pixel, based on the Nano, is about three metre long and can accommodate four persons comfortably. The car is driven by a 1.2 litre three-cylinder diesel engine which has low friction and works with a variable coolant and oil ...

Beijing will issue fewer licences

Beijing Municipal government has decided to limit the number of new licence plates to be issued per year to 240,000. This has been done with the aim of reducing traffic congestion in China’s capital. Last year’s monster traffic jam that had lasted for days together raising an alarm all over the world might have been the trigger point for this. ...

Airplanes may look like birds in future

If a South Carolina engineer and a South Africa researcher have their way, airplanes may soon look like birds. Geoffrey Spedding (University of South Carolina) and Joachim Huyssen (Northwest University of South Africa) are working independently on redesigning commercial aircraft to make them more fuel efficient. The coincidence is that all the three designs look like birds though they never ...