Sat Nav uses child’s voice to encourage careful driving around schools

One of the most powerful ways to remind motorists to drive safely in areas where there are kids, is to let them know who is at risk. That’s the reasoning behind If Insurance’s new Slow Down GPS, which switches to a child’s voice anytime the vehicle is near a school, day care centre or other area that is heavily populated with children. READ MORE…

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The Forgotten Story of Etak’s Amazing 1985 Car Navigation System

To appreciate just how amazing the concept of car navigation was in 1985, you need to recall that the Global Positioning System—the constellation of satellites operated by the U.S. government—didn’t come fully online until a decade later, in 1995. Even then, the feds crippled GPS to be no more accurate than within 100 meters to ensure it wouldn’t help bad guys aim guided missiles.

anonymous asked:

((i saw that you were writing about peridot as a person who needs a prosthetic arm and that she designed her own that uses brain waves and such to function. i do not know your experiences with prosthetics, but i would encourage you to do some research if you have not yet. there already are prosthetics out there that respond to people's intent. being more accurate and shedding more light on real stuff disabled people use would be really cool))

//(( Sorry I wan’t clear on it! But Peridots prosthetic is far sleeker in design that the ones currently in use today, and even has a function where she can sense’ touch’ within the fingers (i.e. she can feel hot an cold only so far but shes working on it//)) It’s more of a ‘everyday use’ one instead of being large and cumbersome like how I seen with ones that respond to movements

It’s similar to this one

But Peridot’s design has far more functions and is far closer to an actual human limb (Though she dosent make it LOOK like a regular arm, she likes the colors she has)

So while Peridot’s arm is similar to Prosthetic that can move via brainwaves, she went above and beyond with her own design making it rather unique//))

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The DJI Phantom 3 Professional drone is essentially a camera platform. It costs about $1,259 thanks to the impressive camera/gimbal combination mounted to the bottom. You control it via both a handheld control box with multi-axis sticks as well as onscreen via a smartphone tethered directly to the remote control. The smartphone sends GPS and other data to the drone and you can see what the drone sees as you fly.

The new system is almost crash-proof, records shake-free video, and easy to fly.

Watch a video on this drone here.

anonymous asked:

What's wrong with tracking autistic kids? Because I know that some nt kids have tracking phones

In general, tracking is an invasion of privacy.

If you have reason to believe that your child is wandering, and you want to be sure they won’t disappear, tracking devices are a good solution for you.

However, many parents who use this technique are extremely abusive and use this to constantly monitor their child and prevent them from going places/doing things that are not deemed “acceptable”. Abusive parents can also use this without a child’s knowledge and invade their privacy to a huge degree, causing trust issues.

This goes for both NT and autistic children.

-Alex

Agree with this, it depends on the intent and extent of tracking. If a young child, or even an older person with autism and intellectual disability OR who is very vulnerable is prone to ‘escaping’ supervision, the home or safe environment or wandering, then tracking helps to locate them and return them to safety. I personally know those who have their intellectually disabled and autistic child play in the garden only to then scale a wall or fence and run off somewhere, potentially in the road. In this case it can be a life-saving device. 

However yes, those whose children are independent or need independence and are monitored for other reasons is abusive. 

Joey