DaimlerChrysler has sent its first fuel-cell fire response vehicle to the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District. The district will operate the Mercedes-Benz F-Cell as a supervisor’s vehicle. The fire response car joins DaimlerChrysler’s F-Cell police car as the first zero-emission emergency response vehicle operating in the U.S. The F-Cell police car is being used by the Wayne State University Police Department in Detroit, MI.
DaimlerChrysler reports spending of more than $1 billion in fuel cell vehicle research in recent years. The car maker claims its research has involved gathering data on nearly 2 million zero-emission miles. “This program exhibits how DaimlerChrysler is taking on the challenge for industries and governments to create viable alternative-fuel solutions,” says Mark Chernoby, VP of advance vehicle engineering in the Chrysler Group.
DaimlerChrysler has produced a diverse line of fuel-cell vehicles that include a medium-duty Dodge Sprinter van, as well as Mercedes-Benz Citaro buses that operate in a number of countries.
Lantronix Inc. has expanded its line of controllers for sensor networks with the release of a rugged controller that improves management of automation systems used in a number of industries, including manufacturing, oil and gas, and chemicals.
Inspired by the hooks a parasitic worm uses to penetrate its host's intestines, the Karp Lab has invented a flexible adhesive patch covered with microneedles that adheres well to wet, soft tissues, but doesn't cause damage when removed.
A quick look into the merger of two powerhouse 3D printing OEMs and the new leader in rapid prototyping solutions, Stratasys. The industrial revolution is now led by 3D printing and engineers are given the opportunity to fully maximize their design capabilities, reduce their time-to-market and functionally test prototypes cheaper, faster and easier. Bruce Bradshaw, Director of Marketing in North America, will explore the large product offering and variety of materials that will help CAD designers articulate their product design with actual, physical prototypes. This broadcast will dive deep into technical information including application specific stories from real world customers and their experiences with 3D printing. 3D Printing is