This show model of the NASCAR racer sponsored by DVT has a retired chassis that once rated the circuit, though the body hasn't been through that grueling cycle. The vehicle, owned by Washington Redskins coach Joe Gibbs, is now driven by Mike Bliss. To help give attendees a feel for what it's like to race the vehicle, there are two racing stations in the pavilion. Attendees say it comes close (well, sort of) to actually being there. Race cars in general, though, are a big draw for the techie audience like the DVT Users Group.
In an age of globalization and rapid changes through scientific progress, two of our societies' (and economies') main concerns are to satisfy the needs and wishes of the individual and to save precious resources. Cloud computing caters to both of these.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.