Rosario Bus SA TecnoBus System (http://rbi.ims.ca/4922-554). To provide improved service and reduce costs, Rosario Bus developed an integrated system for its buses that travel in and around Rosario, Argentina. A computer on each bus connects with a data center operation to provide real-time scheduling, route planning, driver training and customer satisfaction tracking. One aspect of the system ties GPS to ticketing, thus simplifying passenger boarding and fare payment. Applied Data Systems VGX embedded single board computer with Intel's RISC-based XScale PXA255 processor proved to be the application-ready platform with the technical features required for the application. For more information on Applied Data Systems' VGX single board computer, go to http://rbi.ims.ca/4922-551.
Researchers have been working on a number of alternative chemistries to lithium-ion for next-gen batteries, silicon-air among them. However, while the technology has been viewed as promising and cost-effective, to date researchers haven’t managed to develop a battery of this chemistry with a viable running time -- until now.
Norway-based additive manufacturing company Norsk Titanium is building what it says is the first industrial-scale 3D printing plant in the world for making aerospace-grade metal components. The New York state plant will produce 400 metric tons each year of aerospace-grade, structural titanium parts.
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