On a Thursday evening, Peter rented a car from a nearby car rental company for two days. Along with some of his friends he wanted to attend his best buddy's wedding. The brand new car offered a relaxing ride through the twists and turns towards the marriage place. His friend's place is near to a state border and a hilly forest region. Unlike the city, the place was not having a specific parking area, so that Peter parked his car a little far away from his friend's house. The
Few days back, I read an article about the courier company UPS, who introduced a right turn policy for their trucks and saved millions of USD annually, from 2000s onward. The logic is very simple, After analysing driving routes and realising that the left turns resulted in wasting fuel waiting in traffic, UPS rearranged their routes so that drivers turned right 90% of the time. Due to the proper planning of right turns, the total distance travelled has also decreased drastica
I was watching the video of SpaceX latest Falcon-Heavy rocket lifting off to the space. At a speed of almost 15000 km/hr and at a height of almost 150 kms above the earth, the attached frame was seen. The Tesla Roadster on-board Falcon Heavy, was displaying ' DONT PANIC' on its dash board screen. That was just incredible. What an achievement for Tesla and SpaceX, together !! I was thrilled to see the re-usable rocket boosters re-entered and landed safely. This is going to be
Few days back I have seen a question in Quora.com regarding speed limiters. I replied to it instantly. So many of us ask the same question regarding speed limiter. Please go through the question and answer below. comments are welcome. ------------------------------------------ The Question ------------------------------------------ " My daughter's car has one (Ford Focus.) I can limit her top speed to whatever I want. I just don't think it is safe for me to do that. What if s
Over the past few years, we have seen a swift growth in technology, mostly related to IoT. When Thinture started developing a software platform for our vehicle tracking system, in 2011, we were focusing on a desktop based version. It took us almost 2 years to have a reliable platform. We never bothered about the Mobile phone application then, as smart phones were not that smart in 2013. Within one year, our customers were asking for mobile application. We developed a mobile
In continuation to my last blog, I would like to discuss more about the driver management side of the intelligent transport system. A fellow road safety consultant replied to my blog, saying that he is more concerned about the human errors which can happen in an autonomous vehicle environment. Interestingly, that is the other side of the story. More and more driverless vehicles are coming to the roads and there could be a clash between driver driven cars and autonomous cars.
Sophia is a humanoid robot developed by Hong Kong-based company Hanson Robotics. It has been designed to respond to questions, and has been interviewed around the world. In October 2017, the robot became a Saudi Arabian citizen, the first robot to receive citizenship of any country. (Source: Wikipedia) Today morning, I was reading an article on artificial intelligence (AI) and searched in the internet for the latest technologies related to the field. I saw a Youtube video in
One fine day, I got a call from a businessman whom I know earlier. We had some technical discussions earlier, when I was a part of a some other company. He wants to be my dealer for one of my product. He promised me that he will purchase 1k units every month. That was quite a large number at that point of time.
I was discussing with some other guy, (we will call him Mr. X) at the same time, for a lesser quantity, from my friend’s country. As he was the first guy who started
It took us almost 3 years to reach an accuracy level like this. Initially, it was tiring for us when we lose connection with the system. It was a perfect sync of circuit designers, firmware developers and software team. We have tested the device in various countries and conditions. One of such extensive trials happened across the length of India, from extreme south to the Himalayas. Network changes, no network areas, harsh conditions, power fluctuations, etc. A basic tracking
Onam is the biggest and the most important festival of the state of Kerala, India. It is a harvest festival and is celebrated with joy and enthusiasm all over the state by people of all communities. According to a popular legend, the festival is celebrated to welcome King Mahabali, whose spirit is said to visit Kerala at the time of Onam. We at Thinture, celebrates Onam every year to enhance our bondage as a team, and to enjoy. This year we had various cultural activities, wh