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  • Wireless Sensor Network Aids Travelers in Parking Their Cars and Trucks
    Wireless Sensor Network Finds Parking Spots Users of a UCLA parking garage just check their cell phones for updates on vacancies. * Microprocessors within the sensors determine the type of sensed event, and whether to update the mainframe database. * Wireless sensors transmit data only on a valid
  • Did You Know? Carbon Monoxide Sensors Do Not Detect Diesel Exhaust?
    Popular uses of carbon monoxide sensors in the building automation industry involve monitoring vehicle exhaust. Sensors are commonly installed in parking garages to monitor carbon monoxide levels and provide an input signal for a ventilation control system or building automation system. This system
  • 2005 Mercury Monterey
    it hard to tell when you might run into a post, another car, or a wall until you get accustomed to the size of the Monterey. Ford engineers included front and rear sensors that beep or boing as you approach obstacles. The engineers call the devices parking sensors, but they could more appropriately
  • Wireless sensor networks are coming to a machine near you
    A wireless I/O control cabinet from Opto22, Temecula, Calif. A wireless access point from Symbol Technologies, Holtsville, N.Y. An RF ID tag used by Siemens Dematic USA, Grand Rapids, Mich. A Nokia phone displaying parking information via SMS messaging, as implemented with Opto22 wireless controls
  • Measuring the long haul
    automated warehouse and car parking systems, floodgate adjustment, freight elevators, and cut-to-length systems.
  • Closed-loop motor control: An introduction to rotary resolvers and encoders
    Is your motor spinning at the intended rate? Closed-loop motor control systems continue to answer this question, as there tends to be a closed-loop system implemented wherever a motor spins. Whether the end system is an automobile (assisted parallel parking with computer controlled steering
  • 2000 Buick Park Avenue-- Luxury ride eats snow drifts for breakfast
    I remember driving my parents '73 Caddy in the snow and having a pretty good time fishtailing around corners and doing donuts in empty parking lots. Needless to say my parents weren't with me. A weeklong test drive of the 2000 Buick Park Avenue Ultra in some wintry Cleveland weather gave me
  • 2006 Volkswagen GTI
    VW's newest GTI's performance off the line is like having a "rocket in your back pocket. " Our hatchback tester carried the optional sixspeed Direct Shift Gearbox (DSG), which unexpectedly launched me out of the parking garage faster than anticipated. Thankfully, my trajectory was a deserted street

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