The 2007 BMW X5 Sport Activity Vehicle is a high-tech showcase. One of its more unusual sensor systems is an Air Classification Module that prevents the intake of harmful combustion fumes like carbon monoxide and nitrogen dioxide. AppliedSensor of Warren, NJ, makes the module, employing a pair of sensing elements from Sensata Technologies, based in Attleboro, MA. The sensors work closely with a module in the air intake duct of the vehicle’s heating, ventilation and air conditioning system to temporarily shut down intake when fumes are detected.
The company says it anticipates high-definition video for home security and other uses will be the next mature technology integrated into the IoT domain, hence the introduction of its MatrixCam devkit.
Siemens and Georgia Institute of Technology are partnering to address limitations in the current additive manufacturing design-to-production chain in an applied research project as part of the federally backed America Makes program.
Most of the new 3D printers and 3D printing technologies in this crop are breaking some boundaries, whether it's build volume-per-dollar ratios, multimaterials printing techniques, or new materials types.
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