Delivery fleet operators face regulatory pressure in California and other states to buy electric vehicles, but a surge in package deliveries thanks to coronavirus lockdowns has major firms itching to switch to electric right now.
And they want far more than just battery-powered versions of diesel- or gas-guzzling trucks and vans.
Author: Paul Pishal, is a Sales Director for Black & Veatch’s telecom business.
There is no doubt that advanced communication networks are changing how we interact with data, technology and one another. New levels of connectivity are giving us the ability to create, share and analyze information, creating layers of input and insight that deepen our experiences, making them richer, more tangible and more valuable than ever before. This has never been more apparent than during this time of the COVID-19 pandemic, which is driving entire communities to move their lives online, from classes to doctor appointments to the 9-5 workday.
CENTENNIAL, Colo., September 2, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Arrow Electronics debuted the newest version of its Semi-Autonomous Motorcar (SAM) at a private racetrack in Indiana, where racecar driver Sam Schmidt took several high-speed laps in the modified 2020 Chevrolet Corvette.
What will the laboratory of the future look like, especially when dealing with post-COVID realities?
Given the current situation of working during a pandemic, we really do need to be innovative in how we design labs today for use tomorrow.
What’s becoming clear is that robotics and automation will increasingly color the way we think about labs. For example, if a lab is pushed to increase from 5,000 to 100,000 COVID tests per day, one would be hard-pressed to solve the problem without some significant level of robotics and automation.
In this critical time, virtual simulations offer the next best thing to real patients, helping medical professionals and students sharpen their skills and learn new ones.
By Stephanie Walden
In Washington state, doctors who typically deal with elective surgeries turned to virtual reality (VR) to relearn emergency-response skills they haven’t practiced since medical school. In New York City, homebound nursing students watched online simulations to learn how to properly don personal protective equipment (PPE).
All around the country, both budding and established healthcare professionals pivoted their studies and skills due to COVID-19 — and often, without physically setting foot in traditional classrooms or hospitals.
By Cheryl Ajluni, IoT Solutions Lead - Keysight Technologies
Imagine a world where your car monitors your daily morning commute while safely parked in your driveway. On one particular morning, it detects a major collision along your intended route. Simultaneously, it checks your calendar and sees you have a critical meeting at 9:00 am with your most important client. Realizing you will miss your meeting if you wake at the normal time, your car alerts your smart watch to sound it’s alarm 30 minutes early. In just the blink of an eye, a potentially significant business disaster has been averted.
By Janet Ooi, IoT Industry Solutions and Marketing
The world was not prepared for the pandemic. Never before has the entire world experienced such strange times. Working and studying from home has now become the new norm. The world is desperate to find a cure for this pandemic. Scientists are working hard to find the best treatment options, while “scientist-wannabes” are coming up with a variety of hoax measures to treat the global pandemic— everything from sesame oil, vinegar gargles, and sheep's head soup to garlic water. You name it.
When Marcus Ramirez joined INVISTA Victoria as a fixed equipment inspector 10 years ago, he knew what to expect on the job. Scaling scaffolding to assess equipment high above the ground. Boating across a 130-acre containment basin. Juggling a heavy schedule of inspections. All in a day’s work. But he never expected his resume would one day feature the phrase “FAA-certified drone pilot.”
Limbitless Solutions builds self-confidence and independence in kids with limb differences.
As a graduate student in mechanical engineering at the University of Central Florida (UCF), Albert Manero always wanted to use his engineering skills to change the world. One morning in 2013, he caught a glimpse of how he might do it.
“I heard a radio interview with a man who developed the first 3D-printed mechanical hand, shared his design, and essentially started a global movement of makers,” Manero says. “I was determined to help by bringing whatever skills and lab resources I could to the project.”