Tag: vehicle

Yaw

October 22, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Yaw A yaw rate sensor is an advanced monitor in cars. Working with other safety & security devices, it prevents problems with over- or under-steering becoming accidents. But, as in business systems, the best safety feature is a driver who operates the vehicle correctly. Yaw is the rotation around the central vertical z-axis Guessed the…

October 17, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Electric vehicle Electric vehicle (EV) manufacture is accelerating globally. China is in the driving seat – by 2025, 7m (20%) of cars sold yearly will be plug-in hybrids or battery-powered, to clear smog & reduce dependence on oil.  But do consumers want EVs?  They’re more costly than petrol/diesel options & their batteries pose extra fire…

October 13, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Noiseless Electric vehicles are noiseless – & that’s a problem.  A Vehicle Sound for Pedestrians (VSP) is needed so we step out of the way.  EU & US rules require new electric cars to emit an audible sound at <18.6 mph.  At higher speeds, the car’s low-pitched whistle (from cutting through the air) & tyre-on-road…

October 11, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Resistance Resistance to giving up cars is due to strong emotional attachment.  Even at purchase, how the vehicle reflects our personality/ status overrides lifestyle considerations & budget limits.  Many people talk to their vehicles & say they’ve had life’s most memorable moments in them.  So marketers & advertisers gear up the emotional ties, & car…

Car

October 4, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Car Move on!  Stalled sales signal that we’re past peak car.  2018 worldwide car sales 94.2m, down 1m on 2017.  Youngsters are turning away from the killer transportation app of the 20th c.  UK: driving tests per year by 17 year-olds are down 28% in 10 years.  USA: only 26% of 16 year olds got…

August 9, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Evaporate Traffic “evaporates” as vehicle drivers go on holiday or choose other ways to make their trips.  Walking, cycling or a ride on the top deck of a bus brings an air of freedom & relaxation – enjoy summer in the city! Guessed the Word?           Series 46 (2/4)       …

June 7, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Weaponisation How to make cities safe against the weaponisation of vehicles? Easy – the measures that make a city better also make it safer.  Walk & cycle, rather than drive.  City walls.  Buildings with moats.  Tight streets that resist traffic.  Collapsible pavements that can’t bear heavy weights. The weaponization of vehicles shows we’re better off…

May 24, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Unmanned By weaponising unmanned aerial vehicles, pilots can endanger lives without risking their own.  Consider & counter the downsides of new tech early.  Drones must prove they can fly safely beyond line of sight, over human populations and at night.  Defences? Licences, nets, lasers, projectiles, electromagnetic pulses, jamming radio signals & suicide drones Guessed the…

September 27, 2017 admin123@ No comments exist

  Drive Half of Saudi Arabia’s 32m population permitted to drive from Jun 2018.  Vehicle demand, taxi services, immigration, advertising & fashion will change Guessed the Word?        Series 9 (3/6)        [photo: Robert_z_Ziemi]