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TRANSPORTATION AT NEXUS OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING

TRANSPORTATION AT NEXUS OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING

Stellantis Completes Investment Round in Factorial, Further Accelerating Electrification Push

Bruno Duarte

Stellantis completed an investment round in Factorial Energy (Factorial) as part of Factorial’s Series D round of funding, together with other investors. Funding will be used to accelerate commercial production and deployment of Factorial’s solid-state battery technology that is robust and offers up to 50 percent greater driving range than current lithium-ion technology. “Stellantis is…

Monkeys Recovered After Pennsylvania Crash

Bruno Duarte

A truck loaded with monkeys crashed while en route to a Center for Disease Control (CDC)-approved quarantine facility after arriving Friday morning at New York’s Kennedy Airport from Mauritius. A pickup collided with a dump truck on the Pennsylvania highway which led to the truck with the monkeys crashing. Numerous monkeys escaped after the crash….

IHI Corporation Chooses AdaCore’s QGen Model-Based Engineering Toolsuite to Develop Autonomous Factory Truck System Software

Joy Finnegan

AdaCore today announced last month that IHI Corporation of Japan has chosen AdaCore’s QGen Model Verifier, a part of its QGen model-based engineering toolsuite, along with AdaCore’s expert support, to help them develop a safe and reliable autonomous truck system in a cost-effective manner. Automakers are leading the charge to develop autonomous trucks; however, deployments…

UPS Driver Kidnapped and Cargo Stolen

Joy Finnegan

A UPS driver in Atlanta, Georgia was kidnapped at gunpoint on Tuesday December 28. The company began to retrace the driver’s route when the scheduled deliveries for the truck were not made. The driver had just left the warehouse facility when he was kidnapped at gunpoint while waiting for a light. The kidnapping occurred around…

Verizon Connect Data Show Reduced Speeding up to 86%, Reduced Idling up to 81%

Joy Finnegan

n addition to providing customers with the solutions that can help businesses be more efficient and productive, recent analysis of anonymized usage data from Verizon Connect showed how customers can transform their business using the comprehensive Verizon Connect fleet management software platform. According to the 2021 study, Verizon Connect customers can see significant improvements through…

South Korean Town to Test Program for Tracking COVID Cases Using Facial Recognition

South Korean Town to Test Program for Tracking COVID Cases Using Facial Recognition

Joy Finnegan

Bucheon, a town just outside of Seoul, South Korea will begin testing the use of facial recognition in tracking cases of COVID-19 beginning in January, 2022. While some are concerned about privacy issues, the project is going forward and will use artificial intelligence, facial recognition and thousands of CCTV cameras to track the movement of…

Shortage of Snowplow Drivers Worries U. S. States

Shortage of Snowplow Drivers Worries U. S. States

Joy Finnegan

States in the U. S. are reportedly having difficulty hiring people for the lower-paying job of clearing snow from the roadways. The job requires an applicant to have a Commercial Driver’s License and can require working all hours of the day and night in slippery road conditions. “We want the traveling public to understand why…

TRANSPORTATION AT NEXUS OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING

TRANSPORTATION AT NEXUS OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING

Kathryn Creedy

The world’s most vulnerable travel by land, sea and air and the destination for an estimated 40 million is either sexual or labor slavery. They may think they are headed to a new job, a new boyfriend, or simply going on vacation and may not even know they are being trafficked. They are the victims…

HORIBA MIRA & GMV NSL Collaborate on a European Space Agency Project to Improve Road Traffic Efficiency

Joy Finnegan

European automotive engineering consultancy, HORIBA MIRA, confirmed that its collaboration with GMV NSL to develop new and improved passenger car platooning solutions on behalf of the European Space Agency (ESA) will move into a live trials phase in Q1 2022, encompassing both simulated and physical testing during 2022. The ground-breaking project aims to advance platooning…

Floods Wreaked Transportation Havoc in Vancouver

Joy Finnegan

Earlier this month, floods and landslides killed at least one person and cut all rail access to Canada’s largest port in the city of Vancouver, a spokesperson for the port said at the time. That weather event plus new rains are causing the port to experience big delays, officials say. The Vancouver Port Authority says…

Five People Killed When Vehicle Plows into Parade Crowd

Joy Finnegan

Five people were killed and more than 40 injured when an SUV plowed into a parade and spectators in Waukesha, Wisc. on Sunday, November 21, 2021. There was no immediate known connection to international or domestic terrorism, local officials said. They are also saying there does not appear to be any connection to the recent…

Ansys Selected by Panasonic Automotive to Streamline Functional Safety Analysis for Future Mobility Technology

Joy Finnegan

Leveraging Ansys model-based engineering and simulation solutions, Panasonic Automotive achieved ISO 26262 ASIL-D process certification. Panasonic Automotive and Ansys collaborated on a systematic, model-based approach across the safety lifecycle to optimize the practice of standards-based functional safety analysis throughout the development process.  Innovations in the automotive industry for the in-cabin user experience are increasing the complexity…