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Issue 5 • Date Sep 2000

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  • Tenth International Conference on Road Transport Information and Control (IEE Conf. Publ. No.472)

    Publication Year: 2000
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    The following topics were dealt with: route guidance; driver information systems; traffic information systems; network management; incident management; access ramp control; road user charging; urban traffic management; road traffic control; public transport information; and public transport priority View full abstract»

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  • The black art of project management

    Publication Year: 2000 , Page(s): 39 - 43
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    The training of would-be project managers is undermined by confusion and isolation from best current practice. Successful project management requires that the discipline is able to integrate a wide variety of factors. But the question that must be asked is, what is a fitting preparation for young people soon to be entering industry and embarking upon projects of their own? The author argues that the solution lies in greater co-operation between industry and academia View full abstract»

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  • Restoring Baird's image

    Publication Year: 2000 , Page(s): 9 - 14
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    This article discusses the early history of television and video recording following some fascinating discoveries. Those discoveries come from analysing and restoring gramophone videodisc recordings made between 1927 and 1935, 25 years before the first practical videotape recorder and nearly 50 years before the domestic videodisc player. The Nipkow disc, John Logie Baird's scanning and remote display of moving pictures and the early inventions in televison-phonovision and phonvisor-are discussed. The 30 line broadcast is also discussed View full abstract»

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  • The intelligent hand

    Publication Year: 2000 , Page(s): 31 - 35
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    Microprocessor control of low-level functions is transforming the capabilities of limb prostheses. The author reports on recent and future developments in artificial hands. The author discusses the design challenges for such limb prosthesis. Control of electric limb prostheses are discussed. The author then discusses the development of the Southampton hand first developed at Southampton University in the early 1970s View full abstract»

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  • Powering up [42 V automotive electronics]

    Publication Year: 2000 , Page(s): 21 - 25
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    The introduction of a 42 V power rail presents a major challenge for the automotive industry. The author describes some of the technology, production and logistical problems that lie ahead. Components will have to be redesigned, production lines revamped, and parts controlled at both old and new voltages. The net result will be an inevitable increase in the cost of car manufacturing at a time when price competition is at an all-time high. The benefits of 42 V and then the problems are discussed View full abstract»

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  • Software to silicon [hardware compilation]

    Publication Year: 2000 , Page(s): 15 - 19
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    The principles of hardware compilation could be set to rewrite the rule book of silicon design. This article describes Handel-C, a parallel programming language that is providing programmers with a route to FPGA-based VLSI design, not by offering them a familiar programming environment combined with access to the parallel constructs familiar to the hardware designer, but by expressing the parallelism at a totally different level of abstraction; it doesn't describe the hardware like an HDL does - it describes the computation View full abstract»

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