vehicle tracking Articles

  • Big Data: It’s all about the strategy

    Big Data, a huge amount of data, is a challenge for researchers and analysts. Although the data sets can lead to many new insights after the evaluation, their complexity, fast rate of change, and simply their amount makes it almost impossible to process them with classic methods and without smart technical aids. Images, audios, videos, GPS satellite data, internal company information, social ...

  • On the right track

    High-speed train manufacturer, CAF, rely on world-class beamforming technology to reduce the noise generated by their trains – helping to make high-speed trains a more viable option for travellers and operators alike. Because of its relatively low levels of CO2 emissions, train travel is considered one of the ...

  • Tracking clean energy progress

    Each year, the IEA’s Tracking Clean Energy Progress (TCEP) report examines developments across a range of clean energy sectors and technologies. The TCEP uses benchmarks for 2025 as modelled in Energy Technology Perspectives 2017, as well as the milestones identified in the IEA Technology Roadmaps. Measuring against these benchmarks provides an assessment of whether technologies, energy ...


    By International Energy Agency

  • US forest service tracks motor vehicle incidents nationwide and reduces reporting time by 50%

    The United States Forest Service (USFS) is responsible for administering 193 million acres of forests and grasslands. Established in 1905, the first Chief of the Forest Service, Gifford Pinchot, summed up the service’s dedication to enhancing, restoring and protecting America’s landscapes and water resources by stating the purpose of the Service is “To provide the greatest good ...


    By IHS

  • Prediction of noise from track systems

    A practical approach is presented for the prediction of noise level generated by a track system at the design stage of a tracked vehicle. Rayleigh's surface integral is adopted for relating the acceleration of a track link chain in the time-domain to the radiated acoustic pressure of the exterior noise. The sound pressure levels of the noise generated by the vibrating track system are calculated ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Advancing Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Technology

    Autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) are a mainstay of the subsea survey industry. With unparalleled speed and accuracy in deep water, they have long been the obvious choice for surveys in inhospitable, deep environments. In light of the current downturn in the oil and gas market and the increasing visibility of autonomous vehicles, such as self-driving cars, AUV technology is poised to break ...

  • Vancouver residents on track to meet recycling targets

    SUMMERSIDE - The City of Summerside's technical services committee will undertake its second review of a proposed zoning bylaw change that would remove recycling depots as a permitted use in a light industrial zone. The issue centres around Label Construction and Sanitation Ltd. and the company's plan to open a recycling depot in the former provincial government garage at 149 Pope Road. The ...

  • Air quality Monitors Track Pollution Hot-Spots

    Situated in the south west of Wales, in a largely rural area bordering the Brecon Beacons, Carmarthenshire’s air quality is predominantly good. However, there are areas of concern where major roads pass through some of the County’s larger towns, including Llanelli, Carmarthen and Llandeilo, where air quality is dominated by the effects of road traffic. The County Council is therefore ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • Removal of vehicle exhaust fumes at fire stations

    The challenge The fire brigade of Kassel (Germany) was looking for three new vehicle exhaust extraction systems. Systems that would remove exhaust fumes very effectively, protecting the fire fighters from hazardous diesel exhaust fumes. Other fire stations within the Kassel region were already provided with extraction systems. The fire brigade of Kassel choose for a fully ...


    By Plymovent Group BV

  • Energy management system for a PV assisted conventional vehicle

    In this paper, a novel algorithm is proposed, for effective energy management of a conventional internal combustion engine vehicle, consisting of a photovoltaic (PV) source and battery also to power its electrical load. It offers a more practical and eco friendly solution of fossil fuel consumption reduction as compared to presently available alternatives such as electric/hybrid electric ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Air quality issues drive vehicle alternatives

    Vehicle exhaust systems remain a major source of air pollution in cities, despite the progress being made to reduce emissions from new models. Energy World takes a look at efficiency improvements, and the alternative fuel alternatives to petrol and diesel. In early April, the south of Britain woke to a hazy blanket of smog. A few weeks earlier, Paris had choked and spluttered through its own ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • The Trillion Dollar Question - Tracking Public and Private Investment in Transport

    This paper attempts to quantify capital investment in transport around the world. Distinguishing public and private investment at the national and international level is the first step needed to shift investment towards more sustainable, low-carbon modes and systems. Executive Summary In a first step to quantify global public and private investment in transport across all modes, ...

  • New standards for tracking GHG Emissions from Policies and Goals

    With the latest round of global climate negotiations at an end, ...

  • Ocean outfall plume characterization using an autonomous underwater vehicle

    A monitoring mission to map and characterize the Point Loma Ocean Outfall (PLOO) wastewater plume using an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) was performed on 3 March 2011. The mobility of an AUV provides a significant advantage in surveying discharge plumes over traditional cast-based methods, and when combined with optical and oceanographic sensors, provides a capability for both detecting ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Vehicle power-train noise refinement using the Taguchi method

    This paper involves an introduction of an approach to reduce powertrain noise where the Design Of Experiments (DOE) has been implemented. Decoupling tests have been conducted on a test car to identify the engine noise transmission paths into the cabin. Under each coupling/decoupling combination, sound pressure levels at ear locations have been measured and evaluated in the second gear slow ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 5 out of 7 EU Carmakers on Track to Hit EU 2021 Fuel Efficiency Targets – Report

    Five out of seven European carmakers are on track to meet their CO2 targets by the 2021 deadline if they keep progressing as they have since the introduction of the law in 2008, T&E’s 2014 cars and CO2 report reveals. The report, in its 9th edition, ...

  • A closer look at urban transport - TERM 2013: transport indicators tracking progress towards environmental targets in Europe

    Transport guarantees our mobility and access to goods. Moreover, the transport sector helps maintain and develop our societal and economic systems. Transport is also a main source of pressures on the environment, such as the unsustainable use of natural resources, as well as greenhouse gas, air pollutant and noise emissions. Many of these environmental problems are inter-linked, requiring ...

  • Comparison of random vibration responses between traditional model and coupled model for a road-rail fire fighting vehicle

    Based on the vehicle-track coupled dynamics, a vehicle-track coupled model for the road-rail fire fighting vehicle is set up. The random vibration characteristics of the vehicle-track coupled model are compared with those of the traditional vehicle model regarding the track as a rigid foundation. Some field measures are done to verify the two models. The experimental test results and the numeral ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • R22 Refrigerant gas phase out: Is your organization ready for enhance tracking and exploding costs?

    Several years ago, the United States and other countries passed federal laws that mandate commercial facilities to phase out usage of R22 refrigerant and convert to a more environmentally friendly alternative (i.e. SNAP refrigerant alternatives).Many organizations are working on conversion efforts for the 2015 phase out deadline. Other organizations are putting into practice various measures to ...


    By Verisae

  • Laying the foundations for greener transport — TERM 2011: transport indicators tracking progress towards environmental targets in Europe

    The European Council, at its summit in Cardiff in 1998, requested that the Commission and transport ministers focus their efforts on developing integrated transport and environment strategies. At the same time, and following initial work by the European Environment Agency (EEA) on transport and environment indicators, the joint meeting of the Transport and Environment Council invited the ...

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