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Autonomous Vehicle Implementation Predictions - Implications for Transport Planning

This report explores the impacts of autonomous (also called self-driving, driverless or robotic) vehicles, and their implications for transportation planning. It investigates how quickly such vehicles are likely to develop and be deployed based on experience with previous vehicle technologies; their likely benefits and ...

Credits: Victoria Transport Policy Institute


Motorized transportation has changed the way we live. Autonomous vehicles are about to do so once more. This evolution of our transport - from horses and carriages, to cars, to driverless vehicles, - has been driven by both technical innovation and socioeconomic factors. In this report we focus on the technological aspect.

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Unversal Advantis platform -- My company has a line with two GSM1 machines. We are planning a second line and considering the Advantis AC-72 or AC-30 models but I have a few questions I was hoping someone could chime in on. 1. Are the GSM feeders capable of being used on the Advantis platform? ...

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MIRTEC to Display Award-Winning 3D AOI and SPI Solutions at APEX 2021 Virtual EXPO

MIRTEC is pleased to announce its participation in the 2021 IPC APEX Virtual EXPO, scheduled to take place March 9-11, 2021 online at | MIRTEC Corporation

Reduce Cleanroom Contamination by Using High-Quality Wipes

Medical, scientific, and manufacturing environments can all be vulnerable to contamination, and so it's important that everyone involved understands how to keep the possibility of contamination to a minimum. Let's take a look at what a cleanroom is and why cleanroom wipes are vital to maintaining the necessary cleanliness levels.... | High-Tech Conversions

IPC Releases IPC-2551, International Standard for Digital Twins

IPC announces the release of IPC-2551, International Standard for Digital Twins. Thisfirst international standard is comprised of digital twin product, manufacturing, and lifecycle frameworks. Using this standard, any manufacturer, design organization or solution provider can initiate application interoperability to create smart value chains.... | IPC

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