Recalled Leaf Blower

Leaf Blower

Summer has ended and the leaves will soon be falling. Time to break out those leaf blowers and clean-up the lawn. Before you do, take a couple minutes to make…

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Vehicle Repair Industry Standards Exist for a Reason

Vehicle-repair-industry-standards

R. Scott King, BSME, Principle Automotive / Mechanical Engineer :::: Vehicle repair industry standards exist primarily to promote the safety of the women and men that service passenger vehicles and…

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Pet Safety in the Car

Animal Safety in Cars

As an engineer who deals with occupant safety in vehicles, I occasionally get asked questions related to vehicle pet safety. Earlier this year, the topic gained attention when a Maine…

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Child Seat Cold Weather Safety

John R. Yannaccone, PE, Senior Mechanical Engineer :::: As the weather starts to turn cooler, the need to add layers to keep warm begins. However, everyone needs to make sure…

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Automotive Infotainment & Telematics: What’s Their Purpose & How do They Differ?

Telematics

Robert S. Kinder, Jr., BSME, Automotive / Mechanical Engineer :::: In the automotive industry, vehicle technology continues to advance to satisfy consumer driven functions. Whether the expectation is increased safety,…

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Headlights: An Overlooked Safety Feature?

Robert T. Lynch, PE, Senior Mechanical Engineer :::: With today’s vehicles boasting new safety technology such as blind spot detection, autonomous emergency braking, and lane keep assist, headlight performance is…

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Hitching a Ride on the Lift!

John R. Yannaccone, PE, Senior Mechanical Engineer :::: Case Synopsis: Two painters were operating a telescopic boom lift on a commercial building construction site. The painters were about to break…

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What’s That Ticking Sound in My Engine?

R. Scott King, BSME, Automotive / Mechanical Engineer :::: As consumers of automotive repair services, we know that from time to time a mechanic might not always fix it right…

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Child Safety Seat Fails to Deliver Safety

John R. Yannaccone, PE, Senior Mechanical Engineer :::: Case Synopsis: A vehicle stopped at a red light was struck from behind by another vehicle. The impacted vehicle had three adult…

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