Industry Update: The Wheels of the Bus Go Round-and-Round… and Over?!?

double-decker-bus

What's one way to get a commuter bus through gridlocked traffic? Build one that can glide over cars, of course. China has taken the idea of a double-decker bus and…

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Industry Update: Why do Jersey beachgoers keep walking out into traffic?

Walking in the Street

It's a typical beach day out on Atlantic Avenue, which means the usual pedestrian chaos. Beachgoers crossing the many streets without traffic lights assume the cars will stop: The 2010…

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Industry Update: Most small SUV headlights rate poor in IIHS evaluations

SUV Headlights

ARLINGTON, Va. — Not a single small SUV out of 21 tested earns a good rating in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's headlight evaluations, and only four are available…

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Industry Update: Heavy Vehicle Truck Data

event data recorder

Robert S. Kinder, Jr., Mechanical Engineer :::: Event data recorders (EDR) have been a hot topic since late 2012 when the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) proposed a rule…

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Industry Update: Keep on Truckin’

Trucks

Self-driving big rigs on U.S. highways? It’s possible. Picture an 18-wheel truck barreling down the highway with 80,000 pounds of cargo and no one but a robot at the wheel.…

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Industry Update: FAA on the Verge of Major Changes in the UAS Regulations

Drone Documentation

In April 2016, the FAA held a UAS Symposium, where among other topics, it discussed the current state of the proposed Small UAS Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM). "The small…

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