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During the last decade, developments in smart cars, mobile devices, Internet of Things and vehicular communications have transformed the future of smart cities. With the rapid integration of these smart devices into our surroundings, as we enter into a new era of a highly connected and environmentally friendly ecosystem.This book offers a unique opportunity for the reader to explore state-of-the-art developments in applications, technologies (such as Big Data and Artificial Intelligence), services and research trends in smart mobility for smart cities. It also provides a reference for professionals and researchers in the areas of Smart Mobility (e.g. autonomous valet parking, passenger trajectory data, smart traffic control systems) and recent technical trends on their enabling technologies. The materials have been carefully selected to reflect the latest developments in the field with many novel contributions from academics and industry experts from around the world.
Terramechanics is the broad study of terrain-vehicle systems. In this book, all physical processes associated with the static and dynamic interplay between powered and tooled wheeled or tracked vehicles with natural and man-made surfaces are analysed and mathematically modelled. The focus of the book is the technical problem of predicting the performance of a specific vehicle terrain system in the design and operation stages, looking at vehicle specifications, terrain types and uses, and traction performance parameters such as pull and speed. Special features of this book include: * a comprehensive treatment of pneumatic and flexible tyred systems * the presentation of a new method for predicting the performance of track-type vehicles based on small-scale machine model studies * an overview of tyred or tracked vehicles running on weak soil or snow.
This book addresses the long-term maintenance, repair, and replacement of public infrastructure in a practical, cost effective manner-something that is missing in the current literature. Fixing our public infrastructure is essential for public health and safety and is fast becoming a national priority. This title provides an overview of the major public works infrastructure systems (water, sanitary sewer, stormwater, roads, bridges, and railways), including components, operational goals, maintenance, areas where failure can occur, and ways to address failure. Risk and vulnerability to these systems are evaluated and guidance on how to create a condition index (assessment), given limited data, is provided. It also includes statistical methods to make an assessment more robust. Recommendations on budgeting strategies and capital planning are also discussed and designed to bring the risk, vulnerability, and condition indices together into a thorough decision-making process. It is a must read for anyone involved in public infrastructure management, including professional civil and environmental engineers, utility managers, local government managers and officials, urban and regional planners, and civil and environmental engineering students. Key Features: Presents an overview of the components and maintenance needs of major public infrastructure systems Outlines practical methods to gather data to assess the condition of each infrastructure system and tools to generate relevant data Provides ways to evaluate risk and vulnerability in asset management and how to streamline the decision-making processes Discusses the funding and prioritization of capital improvement projects within infrastructure systems Expands on the use of work orders and repairs to improve information about each system Includes critical case studies from around the United States where public infrastructure has failed, followed by the lessons learned Features over 200 color figures and 75 tables to illustrate major points throughout the book, including the components of public water, sanitary sewer, and stormwater management systems WAV contains instructor materials for adopting professors, including a proposed syllabus for the course, 15 PowerPoint lectures covering chapters 2 through 16, end-of-chapter homework questions and answers, project ideas for the instructor, GIS data sets for students to do their own condition assessments, and sample final and midterm exams
The Model Regulations cover the classification of dangerous goods and their listing, the use, construction, testing and approval of packagings and portable tanks, and the consignment procedures (marking, labelling, placarding and documentation). They aim at ensuring a high level of safety by preventing accidents to persons and property and damage to the environment during transport and, providing at the same time, a uniform regulatory framework which can be applied worldwide for national or international transport by any mode.
Le Reglement type traite de la classification des marchandises dangereuses, de leur enumeration, de l'utilisation, de la construction, des epreuves et des agrements des emballages et des citernes mobiles, ainsi que des procedures d'expedition incluant le marquage, l'etiquetage, le placardage et la documentation. Il vise a eviter les accidents materiels et de personnes et les dommages a l'environnement en cours de transport, quel que soit le mode de transport utilise, et a assurer ainsi un niveau de securite eleve.
Colonial pioneers began entering the logging and forestry industries in great numbers along the Allegheny and Appalachian mountains during the late 1700s and were soon producing much more product than they could use. This book details how settlers used waterways to transport products to coastal markets. Topics include the timeline of water craft construction; major figures in the development of early waterway transportation; types of goods transported; and, occupational hazards from raging rapids to snowstorms. The book also features photographs, charts, and diary excerpts and an appendix detailing ark and raft construction.
Multiplexing can be best discussed at three levels - vehicle, ECU or component, and IC. Within each level are partitions for software and hardware, and within each partition are divisions of functionality such as buffer size. The content in this book will help the reader to acquire a basic understanding of vehicle multiplexing systems, primarily from the passenger car and light truck viewpoint. Some discussion of heavy-duty and off-road vehicle multiplexing is presented, along with a look at industrial automation - a fast-growing multiplex field already eclipsing automotive usage.
This economic and technical history of the early American bicycle industry focuses on the period from 1876 to the beginning of World War I. It looks particularly at the life and career of the industry's most significant personality during this era, Albert Augustus Pope. After becoming enamored with English high-wheeled bicycles during a visit to the Philadelphia World's Fair in 1876, Pope soon started paying Hartford, Connecticut's Weed Sewing Machine Company to make his own brand of high-wheeler, the 'Columbia', the first to be manufactured in America in significant numbers. A decade later, Pope bought out that company, and a decade after that, Hartford's Park River was lined with five of Pope's factories. This book tells the story of the Pope Manufacturing Company's meteoric rise and fall and the growth of an industry around it.
Among the engineers fueling the rapid rise of the automotive industry at the dawn of the 20th century was James Allison, a fountain pen maker who joined with Carl G. Fisher in 1904 to found Prest-O-Lite, an early manufacturer of automotive headlights. This biography tracks Allison's involvement in the Indianapolis 500, which he cofounded with Fisher and two others, as well as his machine shop's construction of the Liberty engine, the first mass-produced aircraft engine, and also the V1710, the workhorse of World War II military aircraft. Through his unique ingenuity and perseverance, Allison created a legacy that still resonates today at the Indianapolis 500, Rolls-Royce, and Allison Transmission.
Nearly 50,000 Americans die from brain injuries annually, with approximately half of all Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) being transportation-related. TBI is a critical and ever-evolving safety topic, with equally important components of injury prevention, consequences, and treatment. This 3-volume set presents a comprehensive look at recent head injury research. Editor Jeffrey A. Pike has selected the most relevant technical papers spanning the early 1990s through the beginning of 2011, including several older papers which provide an essential historical perspective. Each volume in the series also includes a table of references arranged by topic and a new chapter tying together anatomy, injury, and injury mechanism topics.