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Tesla’s Secret Weapon!

Tesla’s Secret Weapon!
by Roger C. Lanctot on 02-18-2016 at 12:00 pm

Some CEO’s make things look easy and appear to enjoy their work. CEO’s like Richard Branson and Warren Buffet come to mind. These are guys that clearly enjoy what they are doing and, as a result, make everything they do look effortless and fun.

Tesla’s Chairman and CEO, Elon Musk, is another one of these types. There is an impishness… Read More


NHTSA and Google’s War on Drivers

NHTSA and Google’s War on Drivers
by Roger C. Lanctot on 02-15-2016 at 4:00 pm

Google and the National Highway Traffic Safety Admnistration (NHTSA) have recently joined forces in a battle against drivers. It is an unusual alliance and one with significant implications for the future of automotive safety in the U.S. and globally.

That alliance was manifest this week in a letter sent by NHTSA to Chris Urmson… Read More


Automotive Augmented Reality Applications Insights from Patents

Automotive Augmented Reality Applications Insights from Patents

US20150202962 illustrates a system for controlling vehicle features via an augmented reality vehicle user interface. The system includes an image capturing device for capturing an image of the vehicle. The system identifies the points of interest that correspond to the vehicle features within portions of the image of the vehicle… Read More


India: Transcending Transportation Transformation

India: Transcending Transportation Transformation
by Roger C. Lanctot on 02-09-2016 at 12:00 pm

Dr. Werner Heisenberg’s “uncertainty principle” states that the more precisely the position of some particle is determined, the less precisely its momentum can be known and vice versa. Transportation is the same way. The more we study the current state of transportation the less precisely we understand … Read More


Automotive Deaths and Big Data

Automotive Deaths and Big Data
by Roger C. Lanctot on 02-07-2016 at 8:00 pm

Nothing focuses peoples’ attention quite as effectively as death and there’s been a lot of it on U.S. highways lately. Preliminary figures released this week by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reveal that for the first nine months of 2015 traffic fatalities increased 9.3%.… Read More


Supernovae and Safety

Supernovae and Safety
by Bernard Murphy on 02-05-2016 at 7:00 am

Whenever we push the bounds of reliability in any domain, we run into new potential sources of error. Perhaps not completely new, but rather concerns new to that domain. That’s the case for Single Event Upsets (SEUs) which are radiation-triggered bit-flips, and Single Event Transients (SETs) which are radiation-triggered pulses… Read More


Here is what ‘‘Internet of Things’’ will do for Intelligent Transportation

Here is what ‘‘Internet of Things’’ will do for Intelligent Transportation
by Raj Kosaraju on 02-04-2016 at 12:00 pm

Transportation sector is growing, and we can already see that a fleet of autonomous, shared vehicles – connected to the road infrastructure, to the Internet and to a broader network of public transit options – will create incredible value. The transport sector is trying its level best to improve the safety, reliability, and cost… Read More


Where There’s Apple, There’s a Way

Where There’s Apple, There’s a Way
by Roger C. Lanctot on 02-01-2016 at 7:00 am

With hundreds of billions of dollars overseas and ridiculous profits domestically it is safe to say that Apple can have its way with whatever industry, market or project it sets its mind to. The only sad thing is that money alone can’t cure cancer or bring Middle East peace. Money can, however, help bring a new car company into… Read More


5nm Chips? Yes, but When?

5nm Chips? Yes, but When?
by Pawan Fangaria on 01-31-2016 at 7:00 am

For any invention, technical proof of concept or prototyping happens years ahead of the invention being infused into actual products. When we talk about 5nm chip manufacturing, a test chip was already prototyped in last October, thanks to Cadence and Imec. Details about this chip can be found in a blog at Semiwiki (link is given … Read More