Its good to see how fast LEDs are finding their way onto automotive lighting applications. Especially on the Dodge Dart, a much lower priced consumer segment compared to the first introduction on Audi.It was only a couple of years ago, that Audi introduced the bright white LEDs outlining the headlamps and touted it as industry leading innovation (which it was).Only 2 years later, many vehicles have the same feature, and now even seen low cost after-market products in the Wal-Mart automotive section to dress up your grill with an adhesive based strip wired into the running lights.I don't recall another accessory feature having as fast an adoption rate across so many consumer segments.
The designer was proud of teh fact teh LED taillaights were distinctive. They are, but. I would like to see a more practical and imaginative use of LEDs. Replace all light bulbs with LEDs. No more burnt out bulbs. This would be a real customer-engineer related advantage.
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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