“You do not want to be driving and searching for parking via a separate app, it’s a distraction,” Sann says, referring to drivers pulling out a mobile device to use Best Parking on the road. “If it’s all integrated into your dashboard, your vehicle knows exactly where you’re headed, it knows when you’re going to get there. The only thing it will need to ask you, as a consumer, as a motorist, is how many hours do you want to park.” Are We There Yet? If the next generation of onboard driving experiences, like the ones that Livio, deCarta and Best Parking among others are working on, sound like your kind of trip … well, you’ll likely have to wait a little longer. Even if you set aside other potential challenges that come with the connected car data security, safe driver behavior and software reliability we come back to industry standards. “You have all these different standards,” Sann says. “It’s challenging.
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RELATED: ELECTRIC CAR MAKER TESLA MOTORS LOOKING TO BUILD AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES If the driver fails to react, Fords Obstacle Avoidance technology jumps to the rescue. The car will apply the brakes, scan for gaps in traffic, and take control of the electronic steering to guide the vehicle and its occupants to safety. Ford says the system has been tested at speeds up to 38 mph. Another feature under development is one that takes control of a car when its traveling at little more than a walking pace. Soon your Ford will be able to find a parking spot, whether or not youre behind the wheel. Ford Even if you love to drive, let’s face it, there isn’t much joy to be had when hunting for parking. With the push of a button, Ford’s test vehicle will locate a spot and park itself.
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Exxon closed Whittinghams shop. The U.S. government largely got out of clean-energy research as well. As Whittingham told me for my 2011 book on the subject, When Exxon stopped, the federal government in their ignorance decided, If Exxons not doing it, its not worth doing. He added, If Reagan had continued the programs the Jimmy Carter administration started, wed be a lot further ahead. But that didnt happen, and so we had this hiatus. The lesson, in case its not obvious, is that if basic research is funded in fits and starts, then that is exactly how it proceeds. The battery-research hiatus ended when Japanese electronics companies picked up the moldering literature in pursuit of smaller, longer-lasting consumer gadgets. Sony commercialized the lithium ion battery in 1991, but by the mid-1990s, when GM started work on its short-lived EV1 electric car, lithium-ion still wasnt mature enough for use in an automobile. Sixteen years later, facing doom, General Motors threw a historic Hail Mary and announced that it would build the lithium ion-powered Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid. We can now say that electric cars have arrived(a few of them, at least) and this time, they dont seem to be going away.
Wooden cars, handmade by Columbia woodworkers, make children happy around the world
9, 2013 3:21 p.m. Read Full Blog Post By Christopher Kuhagen Three years after winning a recall election, Waukesha Alderman John Kalblinger is stepping down from his post. “It has been an honor to work with you and a privilege to serve my neighbors,” said Kalblinger in a resignation email to Common Council and city staff Oct. 2.|Oct. 9, 2013 3:06 p.m. Read Full Article By Ashley Luthern of the Journal Sentinel Photo Gallery > Fire prevention week The Milwaukee Fire Department is cautiously optimistic that the number of fire fatalities in the city could reach historic lows this year, though more house fires typically occur at the end of the year, when the weather turns cooler. Two deaths have been recorded so far in 2013, compared with eight in 2012 and 11 in 2011. The four fatalities recorded in 2010 was the lowest annual total since the department began keeping track of fire fatalities 55 years ago.|Oct. 9, 2013 3:03 p.m. Read Full Article U.S.
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Each year a handful of drug companies have paid up to $35,000 each to send a representative to meetings of IMMPACT, where they could discuss clinical trial testing procedures with officials from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and other government agencies. IMMPACT’s stated goal is to improve the design of clinical trials conducted to develop new pain treatments.|Oct. 6, 2013 Read Full Article By Gary DAmato of the Journal Sentinel Photo Gallery > Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon In the early going of the 33rd annual Lakefront Marathon on Sunday, Amanda Daws of Milwaukee ran alongside Melissa Burkart of Hudson and the two struck up a brief conversation. “I talked to her about 2 miles in,” Daws said. “She told me what time she was trying to run; she said 2:45 (2 hours 45 minutes).|Oct. 6, 2013 Read Full Article By Journal Sentinel staff After dropping 3 feet of snow in parts of the Dakotas, spawning tornadoes in Nebraska and dousing Wisconsin, a strong low-pressure system is finally moving to our east, according to the National Weather Service in Sullivan.
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BY Ashley Szatala COLUMBIA Where there’s wood, there’s a way to make a small child’s day. The Midwest Woodworker’s Association makes as many as 6,000 handmade wooden cars every year for children as close as Columbia and as distant as Oklahoma, Texas, Costa Rica, Iraq and Afghanistan. The woodworker’s association has been making colorful handmade wooden cars for children for more than 30 years. It began under the association’s mission of promoting quality woodworking in a safe way. Many of the cars are given to children in need through outlets such as the Salvation Army, Rainbow House, Coyote Hill Christian Children’s Home, the Ronald McDonald House and various churches and day care centers in Columbia. “It’s just giving back to the community in a simple and enjoyable fashion,” Ernest Hilderbrand, a woodworker, said. Christmas toys Members began by making Christmas toys for disadvantaged children. Each member would make 1o cars, and in the end, a total of about 300 cars were produced.
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The IIHS also designated another six models as being advanced when fitted with their optional forward collision/autobrake systems, including the Acura MDX crossover SUV, Audis A4 sedan and Q5 crossover SUV, the Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV, Lexus ES sedan and the Mazda Mazda6 sedan. Front crash prevention systems can add a thousand dollars or more to the cost of a new car, says David Zuby, IIHS chief research officer. Our new ratings let consumers know which systems offer the most promise for the extra expense. In Pictures: 13 Safest Midsize Cars And SUVs . Whats more, among the aforementioned models the IIHS has further awarded the Legacy, Outback, S60, XC60 and Mazda6 Top Safety Pick Plus ratings. That means these cars earn top grades for occupant protection in at least four out of the Institutes five crash tests including both the small- and moderate-overlap frontal crash tests, as well as side impact, roof-crush and rear-impact tests with no less than an acceptable grade in the fifth test. Meanwhile, the Cadillac SRX, Mercedes C-Class, Audi A4 and Q5, Jeep Grand Cherokee and the Lexus ES otherwise earn the Institutes Top Safety Pick (without the plus) designation.