National Safety Board Wants Cars To Talk To Each Other: The National Safety Board has just made a recommendation that all new cars be equipped with computer technology that allows them to talk to each other and thus avoid traffic accidents. This is in response to fatal school bus crashes that occurred in Florida and New Jersey in 2012. The technology to do this is already available and it is included in the newly emerging self-driving cars – like the Google driverless, aka self-driving, cars. I think this is a cool idea because most traffic accidents occur due to human error. Drivers get distracted by their cell phones, conversations with others in the car and an endless number of other things and then those drivers don’t drive a safely as they might and accidents can occur. Imagine a car that wouldn’t allow an accident to occur – ideally there wouldn’t be any injuries of fatalities involved in driving or riding in a car at least not due to human error – and that is a cool idea!
Here’s a link to a Boston Herald article on the subject titled “Technology for cars to talk to each other urged;”
3D Printing Ready To Go Mainstream: I came across an interesting article on the subject of why 2014 will be the year that 3 D printing goes mainstream. It seems that a number of the patents on 3 D printing technology expire next year which will result in a drastic drop in the price of basic 3 D printers so we should see affordable home 3 D printers in the very near future.
Here’s a link to the article which is titled “Why 3D printing is set to explode in 2014;”
Cool Long Exposure Photo Gallery: On a final note for today here’s a link to a cool gallery of long exposure photos found on the Mashable website – this doesn’t really have anything to do with technology except perhaps for the fact that some of the cameras used in taking the photos may have been digital cameras – but the photos are cool! The photos feature a misty waterfall, a foggy almost gothic looking shoreline, fishing boat seen under a glorious starry night-time sky and a number of other cool things in the 13 photo gallery. Here’s the link:
Have a great day!
Photo Challenge Long Exposure. Mashable. Online. Accessed July 23, 2013. http://mashable.com/2013/07/23/long-exposure-photos/
Technology for cars to talk to each other urged. (2013, July 23). The Associated Press. Online. Accessed July 23, 2013. http://bostonherald.com/news_opinion/national/2013/07/technology_for_cars_to_talk_to_each_other_urged
Impact Lab. Why 3D Printing Is Set To Explode in 2014. Online. Accessed July 23, 2013.