Rocket Powered Sled

Rocket Powered Sled 

It’s never too late to be kick-off that creative infant in you. Talking of creativity, there is Mr. Ky Michaelson or the Rocketman, as he is known, who personifies the word to perfection. Symbolizing are the rocket powered innovations from his backyard, which we’ve previously seen. From the Rocket Chair to the Kick Sledge, all have rocket-ized us here in the tech fraternity, and the latest JATO rocket powered sled is just an enhancement to the rocket builder’s flawless work, thrown our way.

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First Step Towards a Driverless Bus System

First Step Towards a Driverless Bus System

The driver controlled braking and speed, while magnets guided steering
as this bus made a demonstration run along a San Leandro street.

The thought of a bus moving along city streets while its driver has both hands off the wheel is alarming. But a special bus introduced on Sept. 5th, steered not by a driver, but by a magnetic guidance system developed by engineers at the University of California, Berkeley, performed with remarkable precision.

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Smoother Steering When Driver’s Fix Gaze On Specific Targets

Smoother Steering When Driver’s Fix Gaze On Specific Targets 

 This video frame shows the blue target bar positioned on the tangent point — the point at which the edge line on a road seems to begin changing direction — as the road curves to the left.

A study recently published in ARVO’s online Journal of Vision may inform the next generation of in-car driving assistance systems. New research finds that when drivers fix their gaze on specific targets placed strategically along a curve, their steering is smoother and more stable than it is in normal conditions.

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