self-driving cars using vehicle-to-vehicle (V2I) crash-avoidance technologies
I only have a passing knowledge of the space, but my understanding is that V2I is vehicle-to-infrastructure communication, and V2V is vehicle-to-vehicle communication.
Bonus points for figuring out how to route between your house and your neighbor's without going to the Internet provider and back - point-point WiFi and a nice router?
I have a three-way backup scheme going, with our home computer and my parents' and in-laws'. We live close enough that if a catastrophic data loss occurred on one machine, it would be fairly easy to sneakernet over one of the backups, but far enough away that it would take a very significant event to affect all our backups.
Watching the animated
I had the exact same reaction, FWIW.
For power, each vehicle carries eight automotive batteries. Of course, these batteries need to be recharged frequently so within the attraction’s two turntables are “charging plates” that contain electromagnets. The magnets work in conjunction with onboard magnets that create an electric current that is transferred to the vehicle’s batteries. No actual physical connection is made between the charging plates in the floor and the onboard magnets. This technology, although improved, can also be seen on the Great Movie Ride and the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror at Disney's Hollywood Studios.
The backscatter machines were pulled three weeks ago from New York's LaGuardia and JFK, Chicago O'Hare, Los Angeles, Boston, Charlotte and Orlando airports. The move was designed to speed up security lines at checkpoints there.
Sanders said it's worked and that lines at those airports are now moving 180,000 more passengers each day.
I find this confusing. Were the TSA lines the gating factor in keeping 180,000 passengers from flying each day? According to A4A, 2.4 Million Passengers will fly on 11/25/2012. 180,000 passengers is 7.5% of that figure. An average travel day in the US looks to be roughly 1.8 million passengers. 180,000 is 10% of that figure.
What did those 180,000 people do? Wait in line until it closed/they missed their flight, then try again another day? Decide not to fly?
Or not, if these companies go out of business, which is extremely likely to happen in the next few decades or centuries.
or years. or months.
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I mean which free and open Internet apps can help countries and people move to better governments without warfare and fratricide?
I mean serious applications that can facilitate voting, constructive partisan organization, democratic government and economic re-balancing?
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