What an unusual model for building a vehicle. You get a designer car. I can't wait to hear how the traditional design folks break this down. I would imagine the proof of value will be in whether this model produces useful innovation and cost benefits. I would guess this model would work best when producing a vehicle tailored for unique use (as with defense, as you mentioned). I can't imagine this model could match the economic advantages of mass production.
A middle school team from Rochester, Mich., has again nabbed the grand prize in the annual international Future City Competition, which drew students from 37 regions of the United States, as well as from England and China.
The word “smart” is becoming the dumbest word around. It has been applied to almost every device and system in our homes. In addition to smartphones and smart meters, we now hear about smart clothing and smart shoes, smart lights, smart homes, smart buildings, and every trendy city today has its smart city project. Just because it has a computer inside and is connected to the Web, does not mean it is smart.
Are you being paid enough? Do you want a better job? According to a recent survey Manpower released just before Engineers Week, employers and engineers don't see eye-to-eye about the state of US engineers' skills and experience.
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