Tag Archives: Innovations

Ford Made A Shopping Trolley That Self-brakes To Prevent Collision

Clearly, in an effort to promote its pre-collision assist technology, Ford has developed a prototype, wait for this… shopping trolley. But not just any supermarket trolley (or shopping cart, if you will), mind you. It is one that’s capable of self-braking if it detects an imminent collision. Under normal circumstances, supermarket trolley don’t collide into each other. Continue reading Ford Made A Shopping Trolley That Self-brakes To Prevent Collision

In Future, You Could Use A Smartphone To “Tune” Your Kia Electric Vehicle

One of the many ways a car be tuned is via the electronic control unit (or ECU). ECU is the brain, the computer of the car, where engine timing, the amount of fuel injected and whatnot can be tweaked. To do that, you need a specialist equipment or a laptop with the correct software, and a cable to plug into the ECU. That’s now. In near future, if Hyundai Motor Group have its way, you could be using a smartphone to do the same for an electric vehicle. Continue reading In Future, You Could Use A Smartphone To “Tune” Your Kia Electric Vehicle

Teslasuit Is The Real-life Ready One Player Haptic Full-body Suit

This is Teslasuit. While it may share the same name and looks as high-tech as the electric car maker, it is not related to Tesla Motors. Teslasuit is a company that is committed to develop haptic feedback suit that will provide a fully immersive environment for gaming, for use in motion capture, climate control et cetera. It lets the wearer touch and feel the digital environments over the entire body, be touched and become the natural full-body controller at the same time. Continue reading Teslasuit Is The Real-life Ready One Player Haptic Full-body Suit

With Aireon System, Air Traffic Controllers Will Know Where Planes Are Anywhere In The World

If you don’t already know, all passenger airliners in the air are tracked and until now, air traffic controllers rely solely ground-based surveillance to do so. But being ground-based, it is obviously not going to cover every inch of the airspace. In fact, we learned that ground-based radars only covers 30 percent of the globe. This means airliners will be out of reach of the ground tracking technology more often than you think. To cover the void, airliners are mandated to send update of the aircraft’s position every 10-14 minutes when they are not covered by ground radars. Continue reading With Aireon System, Air Traffic Controllers Will Know Where Planes Are Anywhere In The World

Tokyo’s Taxis Change Vehicle Color To Indicate The Taxi’s Status

Imagine this: you wanted to hail a cab. You raise your hand to whichever taxi that’s coming your way in hope it is vacant. Sometimes, you try your best to squint your eyes to see the tiny sign on or inside the taxi if is vacant. It really is a hit-and-miss adventure. Well, not if you are in Tokyo, Japan. Taxi company Kamereon Jidosha K.K. has eliminated the guesswork and answers the question of if the cab is occupied or vacant at a glance and even from afar. Continue reading Tokyo’s Taxis Change Vehicle Color To Indicate The Taxi’s Status

This Mechanism Enables Developable Surfaces As Found On Iron Man’s Suit

It looks like Brigham Young University, or BYU, is not done with exploring the wonder of origami. After developing an origami-inspired bulletproof shield for law enforcement, the university’s researchers makes an even mind-blowing origami-inspired development which they call “developable mechanisms.” With this new development, it allows complex surfaces on a device to morph and transform like it happened in the fictional Iron Man’s suit. Continue reading This Mechanism Enables Developable Surfaces As Found On Iron Man’s Suit

Boston Dynamics Handle Evolved Into An Ostrich-like Logistic Robot

Like a creepy robot apocalypse film, Boston Dynamics Handle Robot from two years ago has evolved (thankfully, not on its own!). In the original, it was a biped on wheels and had a pair of arms, but now, it has been reimagined into a strange-looking animal-like robot that retains the biped with two wheels configuration, but it now lower limbs with backward-bending knees like the so many hideous monsters depicted in sci-fi horror movies had. Continue reading Boston Dynamics Handle Evolved Into An Ostrich-like Logistic Robot

How Modern Technology Has Made Our Life Easier

Thanks to technology our lives are more convenient and enjoyable. Technology has been changing rapidly, and developments have made it possible for us to lead far more comfortable lives. It’s had a significant impact on the world of business and allowed us to be more productive. With so much technology around us, we sometimes forget how it has made life easier and how to appreciate it. Here are some of the ways in which technology has made your life easier. Continue reading How Modern Technology Has Made Our Life Easier

Goodyear Dreams Of The Boldest Flying Car Concept Yet With Aero Tires

To be perfectly, we are kind of disappointed with the progress of flying cars. It seems like flying cars that so many companies claimed to be making are nothing more than an aircraft. Our concept of flying stemmed from Matt Trakker’s Thunderhawk. OK. Maybe not the gullwing doors that make it fly, but something along that line. However, if Goodyear’s vision of flying car were to become true, then perhaps, it does indeed fall inline with our ideal of a flying car. Continue reading Goodyear Dreams Of The Boldest Flying Car Concept Yet With Aero Tires

AI Cameras That Spots Potential Shoplifters: Pre-Crime Unit Is Real?

Can a human spot potential shoplifters before the deed is done? Possibly. If given enough training and experience, a person may be able to pick out those who intend to pay for the products and those who don’t. But lets be honest, other than big retail stores, no other retail stores will dedicate staff just to spot and/or deter potential shoplifters. More often than not, this task is delegated to security cameras, but even then, CCTV are there to record the act for the purpose of identifying the perpetrator and possibly, for us as evidence in a prosecution. Continue reading AI Cameras That Spots Potential Shoplifters: Pre-Crime Unit Is Real?