As with so many of the developments in telecom and broadband, rural areas may provide the proving ground for the next generation of air travel. This is one of the important implications of NASA’s recently issued report, Regional Air Mobility (RAM). Investors, community leaders, policymakers, industry, and the general public are the target audience for […]
Are the milk delivery wagons of 100-years ago and Trailers on Flat Cars (TOFC) good proxies for the future of automation in the transportation of goods? Princeton’s Alain Kornhauser set the stage for the thirteenth session of the Smart Driving Car Summit with this thought-provoking question. Kornhauser was also the moderator for this panel that looked […]
Two former Carnegie Melon faculty members, who happen to be brothers, discuss how they are taking a pragmatic approach of adding automation to long-haul trucking. Their company, Locomation, has come up with a package to upgrade an existing big rig that is simple as replacing a mirror with a new mirror assembly that includes of lidar, radar, camera sensors, and radios.
Cable TV Innovation Leads to Wi-Fi Leads to Unexpected Innovation It was maybe 1983 when one of the smartest, most practical and knowledgeable analog/RF engineers I have ever known told me that lasers couldn’t be made linear enough to be directly modulated by the RF spectrum. The implications for this were huge in that it […]
With as many as 8 of 10 communities inaccessible by road, aviation is a critical part of Alaska’s infrastructure that ensures the delivery of fresh food, mail, and cargo to the entire population, according to a 2017 report (PDF) from the American Society of Civil Engineers. Seizing on this opportunity, Ed De Reyes, CEO of […]