I've had experience with some of those memory settings on several different car models and if you're sharing keys with someone else who has different settings, you're constantly having to move things around. My Acura, for example, locks my doors after two minutes because that is how it was configred in the settings at the dealer, and I have absolutely no idea of how to change it. I too, would rather not pay an unnecesary visit (or fee, for that matter) to the dealer so what do I do? Have to play around with unlock buttons every time I want to open a door or the trunk. Sometimes, the less features, the better!
Truchard will be presented the award at the 2014 Golden Mousetrap Awards ceremony during the co-located events Pacific Design & Manufacturing, MD&M West, WestPack, PLASTEC West, Electronics West, ATX West, and AeroCon.
In a bid to boost the viability of lithium-based electric car batteries, a team at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has developed a chemistry that could possibly double an EV’s driving range while cutting its battery cost in half.
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.