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Day: February 3, 2018

The developer of the iPod made the DVR with speakerphone

The developer of the iPod made the DVR with speakerphone

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Company Owl, founded by a former employee of Apple, who worked on the iPod and iPhone, Andy Hodge introduced a smart video recorder Car Cam. The device is equipped with a speakerphone system, through which through the application on the smartphone you can connect with people in the car. The gadget is equipped with two cameras: one of them is directed towards the road, and the other is in the car's interior. Recording is continuous. The device can save video to cloud services. The DVR works continuously, so it can recognize the penetration into the machine or strikes. In any incident, the device will send a notification to the smartphone of the car owner. In this case, the application can be installed only on gadgets with the operating system iOS 11 or later. Continuous operati...
Peruvian driver accidentally damaged famous Nazi geoglyphs

Peruvian driver accidentally damaged famous Nazi geoglyphs

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Peruvian driver Heiner Jesus Flores Vigo damaged the famous geoglyphs on the Nazca plateau, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. According to the Minister of Culture of Peru, Vigo ignored the ban and went to the territory closed for traffic. This is reported by CNN. The 40-year-old driver was arrested, but later released. The judge considered that in the actions of Vigo there was no malice. However, he damaged three geoglyphs and left traces of tires on a plateau section measuring 50 by 100 meters. In response, the Ministry of Culture promised to strengthen security measures. https://t.co/rdMf26Eo8r Lines and geoglyphs Naski are considered "the greatest mystery of archeology." Their age is estimated at two thousand years. To date, we know of 30 drawings, 13 thousand lines and 700 geometr...
Exoskeletons have become part of the equipment of Ford plant employees

Exoskeletons have become part of the equipment of Ford plant employees

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Ford made exoskelette suits a part of equipping the assembly line workers at a factory in Valencia, Spain. The company assembles Galaxy, Kuga, Mondeo, S-MAX and Transit Connect cars. According to the press service of the American brand, high-tech devices make it easy to lift heavy objects and manipulate them. At the moment, the plant uses nine exoskeletons. The devices are made of lightweight titanium and carbon fiber. They help conveyor workers lift, move or carry anything weighing more than three kilograms when the job requires performing these operations in an uncomfortable position. "Costumes provide protection and support, reducing fatigue and the possibility of injuries due to less stress and stress from repetitive movements, which over time can harm the body," the company ...
Airbus first tested an unmanned flying car

Airbus first tested an unmanned flying car

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The European aerospace company Airbus has started the first tests of a new type of transport - an unmanned aerial vehicle, reports The Verge. At the moment, the vehicle prototype is known as the Vahana project. Single unit has rotary screws, which provide the possibility of vertical take-off and landing. Thanks to this, the car will be able to pick up the passenger even in hard-to-reach places of the city. Use a new mode of transport is planned as a taxi. During the tests, the flying car could climb to a height of 5 m and then descend to the ground. In total, the flight lasted 53 seconds. Tests were held in a testing center in Pendleton, Oregon. Ready-to-use serial version will be available by 2020. To call an unmanned flying taxi a special application will be developed. After la...
An unmanned vehicle with journalists got into an accident

An unmanned vehicle with journalists got into an accident

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A group of TechCrunch journalists got into an accident during the Hyundai Genesis tests, equipped with an unmanned Phantom AI system. Also at the time of the incident, the creators of this technology were in the car. The video recording of the accident was published on the Youtube channel of the project. At the moment, the company is testing an unmanned second-level system. The same technology is already being used on Tesla cars. The system allows you to maintain a safe distance from the vehicle ahead of the car, also keep the vehicle in the lane. During the demonstration of the system's capabilities, the Nissan Rogue braked in front of the car. As a result, Hyundai Genesis failed to avoid a collision.