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  1. New technologies for the reduction of the use of fossil fuels in automobiles; Nuevas tecnologias para la reduccion del uso de combustibles fosiles en automoviles

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    Maya Violante, A.; Dorantes Rodriguez, R. [Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, Unidad Azcapotzalco, Departamento de Energia, Mexico D. F. (Mexico)

    1995-12-31

    The new technologies developed for the reduction of the use of fossil fuels in automobiles can be classified by the way these try to reduce the use of energy. In the search for the technologies for the conservation of it the environmental problem is added, that although it is not the subject of this presentation results decisive for the evaluation of the performance of type of technology. The development of technologies in this field has followed three basic tendencies. First: The efficient improvement of internal combustion motors, which consist in the control and constant monitoring the functioning of these motors in order to determine the strictly necessary consumption for the motor operation in accordance with its load conditions. Second, the development of a system that utilizes alternate fuels, as is the case of hybrid vehicles, that utilize gas turbines that can burn these fuels. Third the development of electric driven and energy regeneration systems avoiding the use of fossil fuels. A fourth tendency could be considered, which consists in determining the best way of controlling and using the transportation time, with all the implicit benefits. The purpose of this paper is to answer all these questions beginning with a detailed revision of the main technological innovations developed by the leading car manufacturers at world level, such as BMW, Mercedes Benz, Ford, etc. concerned in bringing to the market the best vehicles that burn less or none fossil fuels and at the same time comply with the every day more strict standards on the environmental pollution subject. Through these innovations the advantages and disadvantages of each one of them are set forth, with special emphasis in the technologies that, to our concern, will be the most convenient to promote in the years to come. [Espanol] Las nuevas tecnologias desarrolladas para la reduccion del uso de combustibles fosiles en automoviles se pueden caracterizar por la manera en que estas tratan de reducir

  2. Nativos digitales y nuevas tecnologias: implantación en la universidad

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    Nuñes Gómez, Patricia; García Guardia, Maria Luisa

    2011-01-01

    Este articulo se enmarca dentro de la línea de investigación que el gruposocmedia (www.gruposocmedia.es) está desarrollando desde hace varios años sobre Nativos Digitales y su relación con las Nuevas Tecnologías. Se trata de investigar cómo construyen realidad Social los jóvenes a través de los servicios y contenidos digitales abiertos. En este artículo se expone la implantación de los conocimientos extraídos de las investigaciones del grupo a las clases prácticas dentro de la universidad dur...

  3. Nativos digitales y nuevas tecnologias: implantación en la universidad / Digital natives and new technologies: implementation in the university

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    Patricia Nuñes Gómez; Maria Luisa García Guardia

    2011-01-01

    Este articulo se enmarca dentro de la línea de investigación que el gruposocmedia (www.gruposocmedia.es) está desarrollando desde hace varios años sobre Nativos Digitales y su relación con las Nuevas Tecnologías. Se trata de investigar cómo construyen realidad Social los jóvenes a través de los servicios y contenidos digitales abiertos. En este artículo se expone la implantación de los conocimientos extraídos de las investigaciones del grupo a las clases prácticas dentro de la universidad dur...

  4. Nativos digitales y nuevas tecnologias: implantación en la universidad / Digital natives and new technologies: implementation in the university

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    Patricia Nuñes Gómez

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available Este articulo se enmarca dentro de la línea de investigación que el gruposocmedia (www.gruposocmedia.es está desarrollando desde hace varios años sobre Nativos Digitales y su relación con las Nuevas Tecnologías. Se trata de investigar cómo construyen realidad Social los jóvenes a través de los servicios y contenidos digitales abiertos. En este artículo se expone la implantación de los conocimientos extraídos de las investigaciones del grupo a las clases prácticas dentro de la universidad durante el curso académico 2009-2010. Se intenta transferir los conocimientos adquiridos en investigación a las clases de la Facultad de Ciencias de la Información de la Universidad Complutense .AbstractThis article is part of the research that gruposocmedia (www.gruposocmedia.es is developed over several years on Digital Natives and their relationship to new technologies. The research focuses on how young people construct social reality through services and open digital content. This article describes the implementation of knowledge from the group research to practical classes in the university during the academic year 2009-2010. Attempting to transfer the knowledge acquired in research classes at the School of Information Sciences at the Complutense University.

  5. Implications of energy reform on Mexican legislation for new and conventional energy technologies; Implicaciones de la reforma energetica sobre la legislacion mexicana con respecto a tecnologias energeticas nuevas y convencionales

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    Bautista Rodriguez, C. Moises; Tapia Pachuca, A. Belen [Alter Energias Grupo, Puebla (Mexico). E-mail: celso.bautista@thyssenkrupp.com; Gaytan Cruz, Veronica; Rivera Marquez, J. A.; Marin Torres, J. Lucina (Benemerita Universidad Autonoma de Puebla, Puebla (Mexico)

    2009-09-15

    The current economic-political conditions in the oil market are spurring on future alternative energy models worldwide, one of which is fuel batteries. This technology is foreseen to have several applications in portable and stationary services. Previous studies have reported on the slowness of Mexican legislation, compared to international legislation, on the collection and treatment of spent domestic batteries. Legislation on the issue is limited to a project for a Non-Mandatory Mexican Norm proposed since 2006, without having been implemented at the time the present document was written. In addition to the toxic environmental impact of the lack of regulation, it also represents a waste of energy, impacting the finances of users who throw away batteries with a significant residual energy charge (>60 %). This work analyzes recent Mexican energy reform to regulate the use of alternative technologies. Compared to international legislation, the basis of the Mexican legislation is unclear and incomplete, lacking technological consulting from governmental scientific institutions and clear, complete legislation adhering to international principles for the environment and society. These characteristics pose a risk to regulations and their application in Mexican society, and involve a loss in the benefits of applying clean technologies having better performance, a continued reflection of slow technological, economic, environmental and social advancement. [Spanish] En la actualidad, las condiciones economico-politicas en el mercado del petroleo estan permitiendo la busqueda de alternativas para el futuro modelo energetico mundial, una opcion es impulsar las pilas a combustible como una alternativa para el futuro energetico. Esta tecnologia preve tener multiples aplicaciones en servicios portatiles y estacionarios. En estudios previos se ha presentado el letargo de la legislacion mexicana con respecto a la legislacion internacional sobre el tema de recoleccion y tratamiento

  6. Nonpolluting automobiles

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    Hoolboom, G.J.; Szabados, B. [McMaster Univ., Hamilton, Ontario (Canada). Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    1994-11-01

    The advantages/disadvantages of energy storage devices, which can provide nonpolluting automobile systems are discussed. Four types of storage devices are identified: electrochemical (batteries); hydrogen; electromechanical (flywheels); and molten salt heat storage. A high-speed flywheel with a small permanent magnet motor/generator has more advantages than any of the other systems and might become a real competitor to the internal combustion engine. A flywheel/motor/generator system for automobiles now becomes practical, because of the technological advances in materials, bearings and solid state control circuits. The motor of choice is the squirrel cage induction motor, specially designed for automobile applications. The preferred controller for the induction motor is a forced commutated cycloconverter, which transforms a variable voltage/variable frequency source into a controlled variable-voltage/variable-frequency supply. A modulation strategy of the cycloconverter elements is selected to maintain a unity input displacement factor (power factor) under all conditions of loads voltages and frequencies. The system is similar to that of the existing automobile, if only one motor is used: master controller-controller-motor-gears (fixed)-differential-wheels. In the case of two motors, the mechanical differential is replaced by an electric one: master controller-controller-motor-gears (fixed)-wheel. A four-wheel drive vehicle is obtained when four motors with their own controllers are used. 24 refs.

  7. Low-temperature sterilization and new technologies Métodos de esterilización por baja temperatura y nuevas tecnologías Métodos de esterilização por baixa-temperatura e novas tecnologias

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    Vania Regina Goveia

    2007-06-01

    temperatura são apresentados como alternativa ao óxido de etileno. Este artigo tem como objetivo identificar evidências da atividade antimicrobiana, toxicidade, eventos adversos e aplicabilidade das tecnologias de baixa temperatura. A pesquisa foi realizada mediante consulta nas bases de dados MEDLINE e LILACS até 2005. Foram analisados 10 artigos na íntegra, nesse levantamento, cujo resultado demostrou que: a os estudos sobre a eficácia da esterilização constituem pesquisas básicas e comparativas que demonstram a influência da extensão e diâmetro do lúmen e a presença de cristais de sais, b a seleção do equipamento é fundamental, assim como a garantia da limpeza dos materiais, que interfere na eficácia dos processos e na toxicidade, c a esterilização à baixa temperatura apresenta limitação para esterilizar osso para enxerto e efeitos deletérios sobre as propriedades dos materiais.

  8. Nueva Era

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    Alma Mancilla

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available El artículo aborda la problemática de la interpretación de las nuevas religiones a través del caso del estudio de la Nueva Era. Se aborda en principio la cuestión de la definición de la Nueva Era, y la necesidad de tomar en cuenta los diferentes puntos de vista por parte de los diversos actores que contribuyen a su construcción como objeto de análisis sociológico. Enseguida, se trata la problemática del análisis sobre el terreno con algunos puntos de particular interés para el análisis de la experiencia religiosa: la subjetividad y la reflexividad en el análisis etnográfico, la postura del ateísmo metodológico y la exclusión epistemológica con respecto a los informantes. Por último, se presentan algunos de los problemas a superar para la realización un análisis cuantitativo de la Nueva Era.

  9. Aprendizagens e novas tecnologias

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    Pedro Demo*

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Pretendo aqui, muito preliminarmente, reunir alguns argumentos favoráveis à multiplicidade de oportunidades de aprender que o aluno pode encontrar hoje em ambientes de aprendizagem mediados por novas tecnologias. Centro-me principalmente na desconstrução de algumas resistências pedagógicas (EVANS, 2001 ainda persistentes entre nós como “transmissão de conteúdos”; agarramento a uma única teoria; fixação na aula instrucionista; extirpação/endeusamento de processos avaliativos, etc. Procuro ver, em um vasto âmbito de ofertas teóricas, componentes atualmente ressaltados na discussão tecnológica em vigor, com o objetivo de indicar oportunidades de reconstrução muito aproveitável de autores e clássicos, uma vez que aprender bem não foi algo inventado pelas novas tecnologias; sempre existiu e os grandes pedagogos tiveram consciência disso, insinuando infinitas maneiras de aprender bem (DEMO, 2008. As novas tecnologias proporcionam oportunidades ainda mais ampliadas, em meio também a enormes riscos e desacertos. O que menos interessa aqui é incidir em panaceias tecnológicas, bem a gosto do consumismo neoliberal. Interessa, porém, explorar novas oportunidades de aprendizagem, bem mais centradas na atividade dos alunos, flexíveis, motivadoras e capazes de sustentar processos de autoria e autonomia.

  10. Novas Tecnologias e Novas Formas de Organização do Trabalho do Professor nas Academias de Ginástica New Technologies and New Ways of Organizing the Work of the Teacher at Sports Centers Nuevas Tecnologías y Nuevas Formas en Organizacion de Trabajo de Profesor en Gimnasios de Gimnasia

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    2007-09-01

    Full Text Available A partir de um estudo de caso realizado em uma grande academia de Goiânia, trago este recorte com o objetivo de compreender como as transformações tecnológicas nas academias de ginástica têm influenciado a organização do trabalho neste espaço. A pesquisa foi desenvolvida no primeiro semestre de 2004. Para coleta de dados foram realizadas entrevistas semi-estruturadas com professores da academia pesquisada. A academia escolhida, cujo nome fictício será Academia X, foi a que representa o que há e mais avançado nesse ramo de atividade em Goiânia. Assim, poderão ser apontadas algumas tendências para as demais academias de acordo com os resultados obtidos. Isso só é possível porque a tendência das academias menos desenvolvidas é acompanhar as mais desenvolvidas. PALAVRAS-CHAVE: academia – tecnologia – trabalho. Based on a case study undertaken in a large gym in the city of Goiânia, Brazil, I present this paper that aims at understanding how technological changes in gyms have infl uenced the organization of work in such spaces. This research was developed in the first quarter of 2004. Semi-structured interviews with teachers from the investigated gym were done for data collection. The chosen gym, herein renamed as Academia X, was the one that had the most advanced technology available for this business sector in the city of Goiânia. The achieved results may point to future trends for the other gyms. This is only possible because lesser developed gyms tend to match their more developed counterparts. KEYWORDS: gym – technology – work. A partir de un estudio de caso realizado en una gran academia de la ciudad de Goiânia, traigo este resumen con el objetivo de compreender cómo las transformaciones tecnológicas en las academias de gimnasia han infl uenciado la organización del trabajo en este espacio. La investigación fue desarrollada en el primer semestre de 2004. Para adquirir datos fueron realizadas entrevistas semi

  11. Ahorro y eficiencia energetica derivados de nuevas tecnologia de siembras

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    Valero Ubierna, Constantino; Garrido Izard, Miguel; Barreiro Elorza, Pilar; Conceiçao, Luis Alcino

    2010-01-01

    En una próxima publicación del IDAE se trata el tema de si es posible el ahorro energético y de insumos aplicando técnicas de agricultura de precisión. Este artículo tiene un ectracto de dicha publicación, en este caso sobre la siembra, y en particular sobre la siembra directa.

  12. NOVAS TECNOLOGIAS NO ENVELHECIMENTO

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    Rosa Maria Farah

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available O Programa de Estudos Pós-Graduados em Gerontologia/PUC-SP desenvolve pesquisas em diversificadas linhas algumas das quais têm em comum o acolhimento à questão das novas tecnologias no envelhecimento. São investigações de caráter interdisciplinar que envolvem docentes-pesquisadores, orientandos de mestrado e de iniciação científica. Na área da educação a distância, a PUC-SP inaugura um trabalho em que o idoso interessado em avançar em seus conhecimentos é recebido em um ambiente virtual de aprendizagem, em que pode participar de cursos avançados de aquisição de novas linguagens e de navegação na Internet, cujas consequências são o investimento em uma via mais digna para o envelhecer no sentido de esse idoso sentir-se um ser ligado aos novos tempos em que a interatividade digital traz-lhe possibilidades ilimitadas de contatos com o outro, com o mundo enfim. A pesquisa sobre a inclusão cibersocial do idoso mostra o que significa colocar o idoso em contato com a Internet, quando este recebe, por meio das redes sociais, ofertas de várias ordens, e equipamentos que contornam limitações de ordem física ou motora. Além disso, o registro digital da memória do idoso, de sua história e referências também podem constituir conteudos preciosos para pesquisas. A relação do idoso com a informática pode situá-lo como um ator, produtor e reprodutor no ciberespaço. Isso significa que as vantagens do uso do computador fazem o idoso ganhar novo sentido na vida, na medida em que pode assim preencher o vazio causado pelas perdas que lhe vão ocorrendo, possibilitando que ele redimensione seu olhar para o presente e futuro. Palavras-chave: o sujeito-idoso nas novas tecnologias; novas tecnologias e envelhecimento; o idoso na educação a distância; internet na velhice.

  13. The automobile share

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    Out of a conversion of 120 billions metric tons of fossil carbon per year 1 billion are traffic related. But this amount is growing steadily. The global automobile density is about 10 automobiles per capita. It grows with 1.7% per year, as fast as the population. The number of automobiles doubles in 25 years. In all groups of developed countries the automobile density increased from 5 to 50 automobiles per capita in less than 50 years so far. Where is the fuel for the 1 billion automobiles of the year 2030 or 2050? Can one reduce this number or what chances does one have to reduce the adverse consequences? Whatever the number of motor vehicles will be, man will have the chance to reduce fuel consumption and therefore CO2-emission together with other emissions considerably

  14. Tecnologias Semânticas: Novas Perspectivas para a Representação de Recursos Informacionais Tecnologías Semánticas: Nuevas Perspectivas para la Representación de los Recursos de Información

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    Marcos Teruo Ouchi

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available Introdução: O aumento exponencial no volume de informações disponibilizadas em ambientes digitais e as novas tecnologias Web têm acarretado verdadeiras mudanças paradigmáticas no âmbito da atuação dos profissionais da informação, evidenciando a necessidade de novos instrumentos e métodos de representação e organização de informações. Objetivo: Apresentar uma visão geral das denominadas Tecnologias Semântica, analisando a evolução tecnológica e conceitual à luz dos avanços teóricos da área de Ciência da Informação. Metodologia: Pesquisa bibliográfica. Resultados: Verificou-se que a utilização de Tecnologias Semânticas apresenta-se como uma abordagem capaz de suprir as necessidades informacionais emergentes e oferece um impulso para o reposicionamento dos profissionais da informação na sociedade contemporânea, apontando perspectivas inovadoras e novas possibilidades no fazer profissional da área de Ciência da Informação. Conclusões: As análises revelam a importância das novas tecnologias de representação, evidenciando a necessidade do fortalecimento da formação lógico-matemática no âmbito da área de Ciência da Informação e sistematização de diretrizes teórico-metodológicas que favoreçam o ensino das novas competências profissionais necessárias para representação e organização de conteúdos em ambientes digitais.

  15. Stirling engines for automobiles

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    Beremand, D. G.

    1979-01-01

    The results of recent and ongoing automobile Stirling engine development efforts are reviewed and technology status and requirements are identified. Key technology needs include those for low cost, high temperature (1300 - 1500 F) metal alloys for heater heads, and reliable long-life, low-leakage shaft seals. Various fuel economy projections for Stirling powered automobiles are reviewed and assessed.

  16. Solar Energy Automobile

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    He, Jianhua

    2014-01-01

    The thesis was to design a solar energy automobile, which is using solar power as energy re-source. At the moment, Finland was chosen as an example place. It was necessary to calculate the related data, which are the solar angle and the day length when designing the solar energy automobile. Also the seats and dashboard to improve the performance. Actually, in Finland it is possible to use solar energy automobile in summer. But in winter, the day length is so short and the solar constant i...

  17. The automobile in Japan

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    Lone, Stewart; Madeley, Christopher

    2005-01-01

    Lone: The 1920s saw the emergence in Kansai of modern industrial urban living with the development of the underground, air services; wireless telephones, super express trains etc. Automobiles dominated major streets from the early 1920s in the new Age of Speed. Using Kyoto city as an example, the article covers automobile advertising, procedures for taxis, buses and cars and traffic safety and regulation. Madeley: Nissan Motor Company had a longer connection with the British industry than any...

  18. Las nuevas masculinidades positivas

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    Antonio Boscán Leal

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente estudio analiza la influencia de los avances de las mujeres en los cambios que han alterado la vida de los varones y su definición de la masculinidad. Estos cambios se expresan en el desarrollo de nuevas manifestaciones de la masculinidad, algunas de las cuales, por su carácter no sexista y no homofóbico, son catalogadas como positivas. Los rasgos de estas nuevas manifestaciones positivas de la masculinidad han sido perfilados por diferentes estudiosas y estudiosos, y aquí han sido reunidos para elaborar una concepción amplia y plural de la masculinidad, que refleje esas nuevas y múltiples formas positivas de manifestarse la misma. El problema es saber si las mujeres y sobre todo los varones están dispuestos a asumir una nueva concepción de la masculinidad como la que aquí se propone.

  19. Price Variability in Automobile Insurance

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    Joseph A. Fields; Emilio C. Venezian; David Jou

    1992-01-01

    In this paper the causes of variation in automobile insurance prices are examined within a small and homogenous state. The central hypothesis of interest is the relation between the price of automobile insurance and the quality of the product. The findings here indicate that the market is one which contains substantial frictions, making the search for automobile insurance products a worthwhile activity for consumers.

  20. Northeast:Automobile Feast

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    Janet

    2008-01-01

    @@ The northeast has a lot of firsts in the history of China's industrial development,including the first automobile factory-FAW.Due to the system problem and many other complicated factors,quite a number of the northeastern industry enterprises are out of date during the China's economic transition period.

  1. On the automobile lightweight

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    Ma Mingtu; Yi Hongliang; Lu Hongzhou; Wan Xinming

    2012-01-01

    The significance, description parameters, evaluation method, implement way and design for lightweight of au- tomobile are comprehensively reviewed. The relationship among the performances of auto parts & components, the prop- erties of materials and application of advanced technologies is also elaborated. According to recently related progress of lightweight and authors' research and developing work, lightweight of automobile is comprehensively and systematically overviewed.

  2. Importance of the validation of saving technologies of electric power; Importancia de la validacion de tecnologias ahorradoras de energia electrica

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    Valer Negrete, Adrian [Programa de Ahorro de Energia del Sector Electrico (PAESE), Comision Federal de Electricidad (Mexico)

    2003-07-01

    Within the Programs of Energy Saving it is fundamental the search and application of new technologies, with which this saving can be obtained, selected with base in their technical characteristics that allow to reduce to the consumptions and demands of power, without damaging the electric networks nor the transformers of the Comision Federal de Electricidad. It is important that the investments which are made count on attractive periods of capital recovery, in comparison with the useful life of the product, reason why the knowledge and price of the new technologies will be parameters to consider in an important manner, creating the need of conducting tests that verify the veracity of the information of the supplier, resulting in certain cases, the change of design of these technologies, so that thus they fulfill the engaged characteristics. This paper indicates the characteristics that the new saving technologies of electrical energy must fulfill and the tests and parameters to consider their evaluation. [Spanish] Dentro de los Programas de Ahorro de Energia es fundamental la busqueda y aplicacion de nuevas tecnologias, con las que se pueda obtener dicho ahorro, seleccionadas con base en sus caracteristicas tecnicas que permitan reducir los consumos y demandas de potencia, sin danar las redes ni transformadores de la Comision Federal de Electricidad. Es importante que las inversiones que se realicen cuenten con periodos de recuperacion de capital atractivos, comparados con la vida util del producto, por lo que el conocimiento y precio de las nuevas tecnologias seran parametros a considerar de manera importante, creandose la necesidad de realizar pruebas que verifiquen la veracidad de la informacion del proveedor, resultando en determinados casos, el cambio de diseno de dichas tecnologias, para que asi cumplan las caracteristicas prometidas. Este trabajo indica las caracteristicas que deben cumplir las nuevas tecnologias ahorradoras de energia electrica y las

  3. Environmentally Benign Automobiles

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    Sperling, Daniel; Schipper, Lee; Deluchi, Mark; Wang, Quanlu

    1992-01-01

    His dream has come true. There's now more than one vehicle for every licensed driver in the United States, and other developed countries are not far behind. But has the car's success created the conditions for its own demise? Conventional wisdom of market researchers, consultants, and other experts is that the automobile and its petroleum-powered internal combustion engine will be with us for a long time and that any energy and environmental problems can be readily solved. T...

  4. 49 CFR 523.4 - Passenger automobile.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 49 Transportation 6 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Passenger automobile. 523.4 Section 523.4... ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION VEHICLE CLASSIFICATION § 523.4 Passenger automobile. A passenger automobile is any automobile (other than an automobile capable of off-highway operation)...

  5. Code Recognition Device for Automobile, a Panacea for Automobiles Theft

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    Ozomata David AHMED

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Code Recognition Device is a security device for automobiles. It responds only to the right sequence of codes that are keyed from the key pad. This closes the electrical circuitry of the automobile and enables it to start. If a wrong key is touched, it resets the device which disengages the electrical circuit of the automobile from the power supply. The device works properly on closing all the doors of the automobile, otherwise it cannot start. Also, once the automobile is in operation, opening of any door will disengage the device and the engine will stop. To restart the engine, the doors must be closed and the codes rendered sequentially-in this case the codes are 1974.

  6. The automobile after tomorrow

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    Guzzella, L. [Swiss Federal Inst. of Technology (ETH), Zurich (Switzerland)

    1996-11-01

    This talk discusses the technical options available for automobiles within the next 5 to 10 years. With the objective to reduce consumption and pollution, several alternative approaches are presented and analyzed using simplified but realistic calculations. Main emphasis is laid on CO{sub 2} emission of the complete energy transformation path from the primary energy carrier to the energy dissipated in test cycles. It is shown that no single optimal solution exist but that a trade-off between consumption, pollution and cost must be made for each specific situation. (author) 17 figs., 2 tabs.

  7. Núcleo Nueva Esparta

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    Arline Peña

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available objetivo del estudio es analizar la opinión de los representantes del sector empleador público sobre el desempeño laboral del Licenciado en Turismo egresado de la Escuela de Hotelería y Turismo de la Universidad de Oriente, Núcleo Nueva Esparta. La metodología se centró en la aplicación de un cuestionario a los representantes del sector empleador público del estado Nueva Esparta basado en un modelo propuesto por Gómez (2002, El análisis de los resultados estableció: El Licenciado en Turismo cumple las funciones planteadas por el perfil en cuanto a formación técnica y habilidades, sin embargo presenta fallas en algunas tareas de las funciones: investigación, planificación y control.

  8. La nueva ciencia

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    Ramón Gavela González

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Los nuevos desarrollos informáticos, tanto en supercomputación como en informática distribuida, están propiciando una nueva for - ma más globalizada, integrada y pluridisciplinar de hacer ciencia. Las tecnologías de informática distribuida (GRID, que han sur - gido para resolver el monumental problema de tratamiento de datos de los grandes experimentos de física de partículas (LHC del CERN, están propiciando su aplicación en otros campos de la ciencia, en los que se necesita, cada vez más, gestionar grandes cantidades de información y acometer modelizaciones complejas con nuevas arquitecturas. Las redes GRID de los continentes se están organizando para abordar los retos cientíęcos del futuro, en relación con el dominio de los sistemas complejos e interactivos, la salud a través de la biotecnología, el modelo de universo, la nanociencia y las ciencias ambientales en la gestión del cambio climático. Así mismo, se está preparando la conjunción de todas las redes continentales en la red mundial, como lo son los proyectos EELA, EELA2 y GISELA, en Latinoamérica. Este tren de la nueva ciencia no debe perderse, pues de él depende el bienestar del futuro.

  9. Tecnologia versus ação

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    Villadsen, Kaspar

    2014-01-01

    Oconceito de tecnologia desenvolvido por Michel Foucault ocupa uma posição ambígua na pesquisa organizacional contemporânea. Por um lado, a noção foucaultiana de “tecnologias de poder” tornou-se uma ferramenta analítica chave para pesquisadores organizacionais que buscam compreender...... as complexidades do poder na vida organizacional. Por outro, a abordagem foucaultiana à análise organizacional foi amplamente criticada por negligenciar a ação dos atores humanos, que figuram antes como meros instrumentos do poder, do discurso ou das tecnologias de poder. Este artigo argumenta que essa crítica...... amplamente aceita faz pouca justiça ao pensamento de Foucault sobre tecnologia e organização. Reavaliando o próprio conceito de tecnologia de Foucault, em especial no contexto de suas palestras de 1978, argumentamos que a crítica convencional da “negligência da ação” é mal orientada. Para fugir a essa...

  10. Automobile Club CERN

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    Automobile Club CERN

    2010-01-01

     L’Assemblée Générale Ordinaire de «L’Automobile Club du CERN» s’est tenue le mercredi 12 janvier 2010. Le Président, J. Pierlot, souhaite la bienvenue aux membres présents, annonce l’agenda et résume les activités et événements du club pour l’année 2009. Le Club compte environ 600 membres, une petite diminution par rapport aux précédentes années dû surtout aux départs anticipés à la retraite. La cotisation reste inchangée : 50 CHF. Notre trésorier, E. Squadrani, présente de façon détaillée la situation du compte d’exploitation pour 2009 ainsi que le bilan de l’Automobile Club. Les comptes sont équilibrés, la situation de la trés...

  11. El uso de los medios y las nuevas tecnologías en los grupos de trabajo

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    Romero Tena, Rosalía

    2002-01-01

    En este articulo se recogen los datos obtenidos en el cuestionario 41.so de medios audiovisuales, informaticos} nuevas tecnologias en los centros anda que se paso a los prolcsores: as que ¡orinan parte de un Grupo de tra--luces bajo del Centro de Profesorado de Huelva, cuya ternatica era la incorporación de los medios y/o nuevas tecnologías al aula o centro. En eel se recogían aspectos relacionados con la disponibilidad de medios en el centro, con la formación que cuentan y ...

  12. Usos e significados da tecnologia na Academia

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    Matos, João António Monteiro de

    2014-01-01

    Tese de Mestrado em Sociologia das Organizações e do Trabalho Este trabalho de investigação procura compreender o modo como a população universitária – docentes, docentes-investigadores e investigadores – nas suas práticas laborais quotidianas perceciona, usa e interage com as novas tecnologias de informação e comunicação (TIC). O objetivo principal é compreender se as novas tecnologias da informação e comunicação podem ser um indicador de diferentes culturas científicas, utilizando a metá...

  13. Construyendo una nueva ciudad

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    Ariza, Jaison Fernando; Ferro, Edwin David

    2012-01-01

    La presente propuesta está fundamentada en una serie de actividades estructuradas en un proyecto de aula llamado Construyendo una nueva ciudad, gestionado en un Instituto Educativo Distrital, con el fin de potenciar el pensamiento geométrico y los sistemas de medidas en estudiantes de grado cuarto, a partir de la planeación y elaboración de una maqueta que implican el uso de sistemas de coordenadas, la noción de área, perímetro, la aplicación de proporcionalidad, entre otros aspectos.

  14. 19 CFR 148.39 - Rented automobiles.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 19 Customs Duties 2 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Rented automobiles. 148.39 Section 148.39 Customs... automobiles. (a) Importation for temporary period. An automobile rented by a resident of the United States... (HTSUS) (19 U.S.C. 1202), without payment of duty. The automobile shall be used for the transportation...

  15. The Linguistic Features of English Automobile Advertisements

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    李琼璐

    2014-01-01

    Household cars are largely demanded today, stimulating the economic development throughout the automobile industry. To enlarge market, all automobile producers pay great efforts to advertisements which result in a large quantity of automobile advertisements. Due to the rare analysis on the linguistic features of automobile advertisements, this essay makes a specific study on this. Analysis will be done through the perspectives of the lexical level, the syntactic level and the rhetoric level. Hence, valid references could be offered to future automobile advertisers.

  16. Comfort model for automobile seat.

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    da Silva, Lizandra da; Bortolotti, Silvana Ligia Vincenzi; Campos, Izabel Carolina Martins; Merino, Eugenio Andrés Díaz

    2012-01-01

    Comfort on automobile seats is lived daily by thousands of drivers. Epistemologically, comfort can be understood under the theory of complexity, since it emerges from a chain of interrelationships between man and several elements of the system. This interaction process can engender extreme comfort associated to the feeling of pleasure and wellbeing or, on the other hand, lead to discomfort, normally followed by pain. This article has for purpose the development of a theoretical model that favours the comfort feature on automobile seats through the identification of its facets and indicators. For such, a theoretical study is resorted to, allowing the mapping of elements that constitute the model. The results present a comfort model on automobile seats that contemplates the (physical, psychological, object, context and environment) facets. This model is expected to contribute with the automobile industry for the development of improvements of the ergonomic project of seats to increase the comfort noticed by the users.

  17. Automobile Driving and Aggressive Behavior

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    Novaco, Raymond W.

    1991-01-01

    Automobile driving and aggressive behavior have had an extensive association. Themes of dominance and territoriality have long been part of automobile driving, which has also involved flagrant assaultive actions. Recent episodes of roadway violence in metropolitan areas have raised community concern about aggressive behavior in driving, although common beliefs about why such violence occurs can be seen as pseudoexplanations. Various themes in the psychology of aggression are presented as they...

  18. Desarrollo de nuevas tecnologias analíticas mediante elctroforesis capilar

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    Valverde Martín, Ismael

    2003-01-01

    Consultable des del TDX Títol obtingut de la portada digitalitzada La electroforesis capilar (CE) es una técnica de separación basada en la migración diferencial de una mezcla de analitos bajo la acción del campo eléctrico. La CE ha sufrido una gran desarrollo a nivel de investigación en la última década pero su implantación a nivel industrial ha sido reducida. La gran variedad de productos y los numerosos controles que implica el control de calidad en la industria ha conducido al desar...

  19. Los efectos de las nuevas tecnologias informatizadas sobre el trabajo: el caso venezolano

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    Iranzo, Consuelo

    2014-01-01

    RésuméLes effets des nouvelles technologies informatisées sur le travail: le cas du VenezuelaLa pénétration des nouvelles technologies dans l’industrie vénézuélienne est encore limitée et c’est dans le domaine de l’informatisation qu’elles se sont le plus généralisées tant dans le sectaire tertiaire que dans la partie administrative du secteur secondaire. Le recours aux techniques informatisées est apparu dans les années soixante-dix, particulièrement dans le secteur financier où son utilisat...

  20. Advantage of nuclear knowledge for the new technologies; Aprovechamiento del conocimiento nuclear a las nuevas tecnologias

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    Legaz, R.

    2002-07-01

    Gathered experiences by several companies related with the nuclear sector, have let us to face up with reliability and optimism, the challenge to undertake other energy experiences with new technologies. As a result of this combined strategy, we have succeeded to keep up the existence and companies development that compete and stand out from a more divers and globalized energetic world. (Author)

  1. Tecnologias mas nuevas para la seguridad escolar (Newer Technologies for School Security). ERIC Digest.

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    Schneider, Tod

    This digest in Spanish describes several technologies that can be used to control access to, and improve surveillance of, school grounds. Access can be controlled by using "smart" cards to control keyed entries. Many schools have problems with multiple copies of keys, and these card systems are integrated with computer software that allows for…

  2. Tecnologia simplificada na enfermagem materno infantil

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    Selma Campestrini

    1991-09-01

    Full Text Available A autora apresenta três modelos de tecnologia simplificada da enfermagem materno infantil: o equipamento didático SEIO COBAIA para treinar exercícios e massagens da mama e mamilo; a peça indumentária SUPRETRAUMA - sutiã preventivo de traumatismo mamilar - usado por gestantes; e, a técnica para reverter mamilo umbilicado durante o puerperio imediato. Além de corroborar na promoção do aleitamento materno e na prevenção de desmame precoce, demonstra a possibilidade da enfermagem relacionar o saber teórico-científico com o saber tecnico-prático, na saúde da mulher e da criança, com tecnologia adequada às necessidades, à compreensão e ao bem estar da população.

  3. Determinants of automobile loan default and prepayment

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    Sumit Agarwal; Ambrose, Brent W.; Souphala Chomsisengphet

    2008-01-01

    The authors examine whether a borrower’s choice of automobile reveals information about future loan performance. They find that loans on most luxury automobiles have a higher probability of prepayment, while loans on most economy automobiles have a lower probability of default, even when holding traditional risk factors, such as income and credit score, constant.

  4. The Hybrid Automobile and the Atkinson Cycle

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    Feldman, Bernard J.

    2008-01-01

    The hybrid automobile is a strikingly new automobile technology with a number of new technological features that dramatically improve energy efficiency. This paper will briefly describe how hybrid automobiles work; what are these new technological features; why the Toyota Prius hybrid internal combustion engine operates on the Atkinson cycle…

  5. Inteligencia artificial e tecnologias da inteligencia

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    Jess, Gil Marcos

    2013-01-01

    Resumo: Este trabalho apresenta os resultados de um estudo bibliográfico de caráter qualitativo acerca dos Sistemas Tutorias Inteligentes, apresentando sua evolução no contexto histórico e analisando sua constituição e bases de estruturação. O objetivo principal é apresentar uma proposta de encaminhamento para a reformulação desses sistemas. Para tal procura-se estabelecer uma análise acerca dos modelos que o constituem bem como das Tecnologias da Inteligência que regulam a Inteligência Artif...

  6. Bundled automobile insurance coverage and accidents.

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    Li, Chu-Shiu; Liu, Chwen-Chi; Peng, Sheng-Chang

    2013-01-01

    This paper investigates the characteristics of automobile accidents by taking into account two types of automobile insurance coverage: comprehensive vehicle physical damage insurance and voluntary third-party liability insurance. By using a unique data set in the Taiwanese automobile insurance market, we explore the bundled automobile insurance coverage and the occurrence of claims. It is shown that vehicle physical damage insurance is the major automobile coverage and affects the decision to purchase voluntary liability insurance coverage as a complement. Moreover, policyholders with high vehicle physical damage insurance coverage have a significantly higher probability of filing vehicle damage claims, and if they additionally purchase low voluntary liability insurance coverage, their accident claims probability is higher than those who purchase high voluntary liability insurance coverage. Our empirical results reveal that additional automobile insurance coverage information can capture more driver characteristics and driving behaviors to provide useful information for insurers' underwriting policies and to help analyze the occurrence of automobile accidents.

  7. Automobile accessories: Assessment and improvement

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    Jackson, M. [Univ. of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV (United States)

    1995-11-01

    With mandates and regulatory policies to meet both the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and the Partnership for a New Generation of Vehicles (PNGV), designing vehicles of the future will become a difficult task. As we look into the use of electric and hybrid vehicles, reduction of the required power demand by influential automobile components is necessary in order to obtain performance and range goals. Among those automobile components are accessories. Accessories have a profound impact on the range and mileage of future vehicles with limited amounts of energy or without power generating capabilities such as conventional vehicles. Careful assessment of major power consuming accessories helps us focus on those that need improvement and contributes to attainment of mileage and range goals for electric and hybrid vehicles.

  8. Prelaunch Forecasting of New Automobiles

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    Urban, Glen L.; John R. Hauser; John H. Roberts

    1990-01-01

    This paper develops and applies a prelaunch model and measurement system to the marketing planning of a new automobile. The analysis addresses active search by consumers, dealer visits, word-of-mouth communication, magazine reviews, and production constraints---issues that are important in understanding consumer response to durable goods. We address these issues with a detailed consumer flow model which monitors and projects key consumer transitions in response to marketing actions. A test-vs...

  9. Quality Change in Brazilian Automobiles

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    Renato Fonseca

    2015-01-01

    In this paper I investigate the quality evolution of Brazilian autos. To measure the quality evolution of Brazilian autos, I have assembled a data set for Brazilian passenger cars for the period 1960/94, to which I have applied the hedonic pricing methodology. To the best of my knowledge, this is the first time an index of quality change has been constructed for the Brazilian automobile industry. The results presented here have two major implications. They allow a better understanding of prod...

  10. Electric automobil - wishes and reality

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    Duchoň, Bedřich; Opava, Jaroslav

    2010-01-01

    The demands on cars energy resources are given by the following items: power, speed, acceleration, operation range. All these factors are under balance: future wishes and contemporary reality. The proposal is dedicated to the analysis of demands related to the electric automobiles. As a hopefulness solution of these transport means can be seen for city transport (forwarding, shopping, postal services etc). The technical and economic approaches are discussed, too.

  11. Hybrid Voltage Regulator for Automobiles

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    Sei-Ichi Denda; Tadashi Takahashi; Akihiro Sawamura

    1981-01-01

    In the course of the development of hybrid voltage regulators for automobile use, increasing the reverse blocking voltage with decreasing of saturation voltage for output power darlington transistors, the capability of monolithic IC chip against surge pulses generated in cars, and an improvement of the pattern design of thick film in order to withstand temperature cycling, have been important subjects. Power darlingtons have more than 150 V of reverse voltage as well as large secondary breakd...

  12. PROSPECTS OF AUTOMOBILE TIRE RECYCLING

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    A. D. Gusev; V. S. Demyanova

    2012-01-01

    Statement of the problem. The legislative system of legal handling of waste in the Russian Fed-eration is focused on governing the handling waste as an environment pollutant. There is almost no legal regulations for handling waste as secondary material resources. Therefore, there is a pressing need to describe directions to be taken in the recycling of automobile tires.Results and conclusions. The system of legal regulations for handling wastes has been analyzed. A growing need to utilize aut...

  13. Automobile technology of the future

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    Looking ahead to the year 2000, this fascinating publication takes an in-depth look at new technology which will impact the passenger car of tomorrow. New developments in the areas of performance, reliability, comfort, fuel economy, safety, and environmental compatibility are examined. In this book the authors offer analysis on subjects such as the impact of legislation, the acceptance of ABS, and features of the future dashboard. Offering insight to readers with both technical and general interest in automobiles

  14. 49 CFR 523.5 - Non-passenger automobile.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 49 Transportation 6 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Non-passenger automobile. 523.5 Section 523.5... ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION VEHICLE CLASSIFICATION § 523.5 Non-passenger automobile. A non-passenger automobile means an automobile that is not a passenger automobile or a work truck and...

  15. Logística e troca eletrônica de informação em empresas automobilísticas e alimentícias Logistics and electronic information interchange in automotive and food companies

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    Karine Araújo Ferreira; Maria Rita Pontes Assumpção Alves

    2005-01-01

    Este artigo analisa impactos na logística pela troca eletrônica de informações entre empresas (com uso de EDI - Electronic Data Interchange e Internet), destacando a diferença destes impactos em empresas das indústrias alimentícia e automobilística. As empresas são pressionadas por parceiros para adoção destas tecnologias: a montadora é a responsável na cadeia automobilística e o grande varejo é o disseminador na cadeia alimentícia. O EDI pressupõe relações contratuais entre as empresas. As p...

  16. Automobile Fuel Economy: What is it Worth?

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    Nair, Santosh; Espey, Molly

    2004-01-01

    The marginal value of increased automobile fuel economy is estimated using a hedonic model of 2001 model year automobiles sold in the United States. This value is then compared to the average expected lifetime fuel savings attributable to increased fuel economy. Results indicate that automobile buyers fully internalize fuel cost savings attributable to improved fuel economy at low discount rates, and may partially internalize other perceived benefits of improved fuel economy such as reduction...

  17. Pulmonary function in automobile repair workers

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    Chattopadhyay O

    2007-01-01

    Background : Automobile repair shop is a place where workers are exposed to harmful chemicals and toxic substances. Objective : To study the occurrence of obstructive and restrictive pulmonary impairment among automobile garage workers. Methods : A cross sectional study involving 151 automobile garage workers from 14 randomly selected garages of urban Kolkata. The study variables were Forced Expiratory Volume in 1 second (FEV 1 ), Forced Vital Capacity (FVC), Peak Expiratory Flow Rate (...

  18. The construction of a Danish automobile culture

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    Wagner, Michael

    The aim of this article is to discuss the way the automobile was introduced and promoted as a vehicle for modern leisure life in Denmark 1900-1970., and to demonstrate how automobilism was constructed around an ideology of consumption for leisure and recreation.......The aim of this article is to discuss the way the automobile was introduced and promoted as a vehicle for modern leisure life in Denmark 1900-1970., and to demonstrate how automobilism was constructed around an ideology of consumption for leisure and recreation....

  19. The Emergence of the Chinese Automobile Sector

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    Mark Baker; Markus Hyvonen

    2011-01-01

    The Chinese automobile sector has experienced rapid growth over the past decade, with China recently becoming the world’s largest producer of automobiles. Given the steel-intensive nature of automobile production, the expansion of China’s automobile sector has seen it become an important end-user of steel. With the number of cars in China still very low relative to its large population, car sales are likely to remain at a high level for the foreseeable future; accordingly, Chinese car mak...

  20. CRUISE FUZZY CONTROL FOR AUTOMOBILE WITH CVT

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    2001-01-01

    To develop cruise control system of an automobile with the metal pushing V-belt type CVT, the dynamic model of automobile travelling longitudinally is established, and the fuzzy controller of control system is designed. Considering uncertainty system parameter and exterior resistance disturbances, the stability of controller is investigated by simulating. The results of its simulation show that the fuzzy controller designed has practicability.

  1. Your Automobile Dollar, [Revised.] Money Management

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    Baran, Nancy H., Ed.; Law, Jean L., Ed.

    This booklet on automobile purchasing and maintenance, 1 in a series of 12, covers all the basic aspects of personal- and family-money management. Suitable for use by high school and college students as well as adults, this handbook discusses buying, maintaining, and operating cars. Section 1 discusses managing automobile dollars. Topics include…

  2. Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Group Co., Ltd.

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    2006-01-01

      Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Group Co., Ltd (hereafter referred to as "Jiangqi Group"),established on May 18, 1997 with approval of Anhui provincial government, is one of 12 key provincial owned enterprises. Its predecessor was Hefei Jianghuai Automobile Factory built in 1964.……

  3. Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Group Co., Ltd.

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    2006-01-01

    @@ Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Group Co., Ltd (hereafter referred to as "Jiangqi Group"),established on May 18, 1997 with approval of Anhui provincial government, is one of 12 key provincial owned enterprises. Its predecessor was Hefei Jianghuai Automobile Factory built in 1964.

  4. PROSPECTS OF AUTOMOBILE TIRE RECYCLING

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    A. D. Gusev

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available Statement of the problem. The legislative system of legal handling of waste in the Russian Fed-eration is focused on governing the handling waste as an environment pollutant. There is almost no legal regulations for handling waste as secondary material resources. Therefore, there is a pressing need to describe directions to be taken in the recycling of automobile tires.Results and conclusions. The system of legal regulations for handling wastes has been analyzed. A growing need to utilize automobile tires has been indicated. Physical and mechanical indicators have been established and the residual durability of metal cord as a product of tire processing has been evaluated. The comparative analysis with an industrial fiber has been carried out. The most technological and economic directions to be taken in the recycling of rubber scraps in order to do-mestically manufacture tile and of metal cord to manufacture fiber-concrete of various types are suggested for a “floating floor” structure.

  5. Study of automobile exhaust particles by spectromicroscopy

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    In this paper,automobile exhaust particles of Gol and Santana 3000 were studied by spectro microscopy. The STXM results show that the single particulate is sized at 500 nm, with the mass distribution reducing towards the center. The N 1s NEXAFS spectra of automobile exhaust particles have similar structure with those of nitrates, which can be deduced as the main chemical species of nitrogen in automobile exhaust particles. There are minor amounts of ammonium and organic nitrogen compounds in automobile exhaust particles. A single Gol automobile exhaust particle was stack scanned in the energy range of 396-416 eV. By principal component analysis and cluster analysis, it can be deduced that there are main three chemical species of nitrogen. The particle surface consists of mainly nitrates, the inside consists of mainly ammonium and organic nitrogen compounds, and the middle layer is an inter gradation consisting of mainly nitrates and organic nitrogen compounds. (authors)

  6. Nueva estación de autobuses en Nueva York

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    Nervi, Pier Luigi

    1965-09-01

    Full Text Available The bus station, recently built near Washington Bridge, New York, is a terminal of the New York to New Jersey line. It is reached by ramps which lead to its 10 platforms, where 36 buses can be parked simultaneously. Up to 2000 buses can use the station in one day. Because of the special circumstances of the building, the top platform is entirely open, to facilitate ventilation. The structure of reinforced concrete supports three floor levels. One is taken up with workshop servicing and entrances, the second has ticket offices, escalators and services, and the third constitutes the station proper, with the ten bus platforms. The structure involves open frameworks, which are visible both from inside and outside. The special type roof consists of 14 tetrahedral units, whose lateral faces are open triangulations. These rests on a series of columns, hinged at the bottom, placed along the centre of the building, and on the external walls. Although all structural elements are very strong, the total design looks slender and attractive. Concreting was done at the site, and the concreted surfaces have been left uncovered.La estación de autobuses, recientemente construida en las proximidades del puente Washington (Nueva York, es un terminal de la línea Nueva York-Nueva Jersey. Su acceso se realiza mediante rampas que terminan en una plataforma con diez andenes, en los que pueden estacionarse 36 autobuses simultáneamente. Tiene capacidad para unos 2.000 estacionamientos diarios. Dadas las condiciones particulares del edificio, la plataforma superior está completamente abierta para facilitar la ventilación. La estructura, de hormigón armado, tiene tres plantas: una para los servicios mecánicos y acceso, otra que aloja las taquillas, escaleras mecánicas y servicios generales, y otra en la que están los diez andenes de estacionamiento de autobuses.

  7. EVOLUTIONS IN GLOBAL AUTOMOBILES INDUSTRY

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    Viorel Pop

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available This paper is a brief overview of the evolution of the global automotive industry during the 20th century, with reference to the main manufacturers, oil crises of 1970-1980, and also the global financial and economic crisis that began in 2008. The analyzed period covers the rise of the Asian Continent, beginning with Japan, then South Korea and more recently the emerging countries: China and India. What was predicted 20-25 years ago, became reality: Asia becomes the economic centre of the world, surpassing unexpectedly fast even the Euro-Atlantic area. Regarding Romania, the revival delay of the automobiles industry, led to the loss of the trucks and bus industry, and after a much awaited rehabilitation of car production, this has stuck now at an unsatisfactory level.

  8. 20 CFR 416.1218 - Exclusion of the automobile.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 20 Employees' Benefits 2 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Exclusion of the automobile. 416.1218 Section..., BLIND, AND DISABLED Resources and Exclusions § 416.1218 Exclusion of the automobile. (a) Automobile; defined. As used in this section, the term automobile includes, in addition to passenger cars,...

  9. 10 CFR 611.207 - Small automobile and component manufacturers.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 10 Energy 4 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Small automobile and component manufacturers. 611.207... VEHICLES MANUFACTURER ASSISTANCE PROGRAM Facility/Funding Awards § 611.207 Small automobile and component... individuals; and (2) Manufactures automobiles or components of automobiles. (b) Set Aside—Of the amount...

  10. Random torsional vibration in automobile transmissions

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    2003-01-01

    The action of a road profile to the torsional vibrations in automobile transmissions is studied. The model to calculate the random torsional vibrations in the transmissions is proposed and the values of the model parameters are determined by both computation and experiment. Furthermore, the dynamic characteristics and the responses of automobile transmissions to the random excitation of road profile are calculated. The results of road experiment demonstrate that the theoretic analyses and the calculation are correct, which imply that the low frequency torsional vibrations in automobile transmissions are caused by the random excitation of a road profile.

  11. Lessons from China’s automobile industry

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    刘世锦

    2009-01-01

    Two controversies have emerged in the development of China’s automobile industry.The first is the role of government approval in economy of scale,industrial concentration and redundant construction.Second is the role of foreign-funded companies in the growth of China’s automobile industry.Correct understanding of these matters offers a unique"intellectual asset"for approaching the institutional and policy matters of China’s automobile industry and other sectors.It also serves as guidance in the selection of growth patterns.

  12. The Honey Trap:The democratization of leisure through automobilism

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    Wagner, Michael

    2013-01-01

    Michael F. Wagner: The Honey Trap –The democratization of leisure through automobilismThe automobile has achieved a central position in modern everyday life as an essential artefact to mobility. This raises the question how automobiles have been mediated for mass consumption? The central thesis in the article is that the culture of Danish automobilism was constructed around and appropriated through leisure activities conducted primarily by the automobile consumer’s organisation Touring Club d...

  13. Information searches by consumers of miniature automobiles

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    CHEN Dao-ping; LIU Wei

    2008-01-01

    We studied the information search behaviors of Chinese consumers of miniature automobiles. First, we identified the main sources where consumers acquire or seek information about miniature automobiles and discussed their extent of information search. Then, based on logistic regression and optimal scaling regression of statistics, we studied the influences of characteristics of consumers of miniature automobiles on the extent of information search and on Internet usage. The results indicate that consumers often utilize four sources to obtain information about miniature automobiles. The dominant information source for consumers is their friends/family, followed by dealers, newspapers, and TV. Age, occupation, education and income significantly affect the extent of information search, but gender and city of residence do not have significant impacts. Age, city of residence, occupation, education and income produce significant influences on Internet usage. Gender has an insignificant influence on whether a consumer uses the Internet to search for information.

  14. The rolling and skidding of automobile tyres

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    Tabor, D.

    1994-09-01

    This article deals in simple terms with the rolling and skidding of automobile tyres. It shows that skid resistance on slippery road surfaces may be significantly increased by using tyre treads of high hysteresis loss.

  15. Topology Explains Why Automobile Sunshades Fold Oddly

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    Feist, Curtis; Naimi, Ramin

    2009-01-01

    Automobile sunshades always fold into an "odd" number of loops. The explanation why involves elementary topology (braid theory and linking number, both explained in detail here with definitions and examples), and an elementary fact from algebra about symmetric group.

  16. CHOICE OF STRATEGY DIVERSIFICATION ON AUTOMOBILE TRANSPORT

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    Bilichenko, V.; Tsymbal, S.

    2005-01-01

    The block diagram which with use of imitating modelling will allow to choose optimum strategy diversification the enterprises of automobile transport is developed, having received the maximal profit at the minimal expenses.

  17. The Eighth China (Guangzhou) International Automobile Exhibition

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    2010-01-01

    The annual China (Guangzhou) International Automobile Exhibition was held at the China Import and Export Commodity Fair on December 21-27, 2010. This year’s exhibition covered about 160,000 square meters. The world’s most

  18. China's Automobile:Walk into Africa

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    2008-01-01

    @@ The press conference and flag presentation ceremony of the 6th China Auto International fAlgeria & Egypt)Exhibition Tour was held on November 3,2008 at China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT),Beijing.An international exhibition automobile team,which is composed of China's independent brands and represents the independent research,development and manufacturing level of Chinese automobile industry,is ready to set out for Africa.

  19. Competition in the IndianAutomobile Industry

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    Singh, Gagandeep

    2009-01-01

    ABSTRACT “Following India's growing openness, the arrival of new and existing models, easy availability of finance at relatively low rate of interest and price discounts offered by the dealers and manufacturers all have stirred the demand for vehicles and a strong growth of the Indian automobile industry”. The main focus of my dissertation will be the Indian automobile industry due to its rich diversity and ever-changing patterns. The Research Question which I would follow would be t...

  20. Os acessos fixos à internet no Brasil e suas tecnologias

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    Motta, Marcelo Paiva da

    2014-01-01

    O objetivo deste trabalho é analisar os padrões espaciais do acesso à internet no Brasil e suas diferentes tecnologias, contrapondo à ideia de anulação do espaço, que é frequentemente associada ao seu uso. Mostramos que, tanto nos acessos em geral quanto nos desagregados por tipo de tecnologia, a distribuição espacial da internet em sua dimensão do consumo segue os padrões preexistentes da geografia econômica do país e da hierarquia urbana. O aplicação de um modelo aditivo generalizado (GAM),...

  1. Aprendizaje de palabras nuevas concretas y abstractas

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    Antoni Rodríguez-Fornells

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available El significado de una palabra nueva puede adquirirse extrayéndolo de un contexto lingüístico, tanto durante la lectura como durante una conversación. Aún no sabemos cómo nuestro cerebro lleva a cabo este proceso de extracción y posterior aprendizaje del significado de nuevas palabras. En esta investigación hemos simulado el aprendizaje de palabras nuevas concretas y abstractas a partir de información contextual verbal, con el fin de caracterizar las regiones cerebrales implicadas durante el curso de este proceso.

  2. Nueva escuela en Weggis, Suiza

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    Dahinden, J.

    1968-10-01

    Full Text Available This school has 5 standard schoolrooms, special teaching rooms, recreation hall, and a gymnasium, which can also be devoted to a variety of other uses. The lighting, both by day and by night, has been the subject of careful planning in this design, as well as the optimum orientation of the different rooms, in order to obtain a spontaneously friendly and pleasant environment, which will favourably influence the outlook of the young students.El conjunto construido contiene: 5 clases normales, las especiales, sala de recreo, etc.; y el gimnasio, que puede ser utilizado también como sala para múltiples usos. En esta nueva Escuela ha sido cuidadosamente estudiado el alumbrado, tanto diurno como nocturno, la orientación óptima de los diversos locales, y la elección de los materiales, con objeto de conseguir un ambiente alegre y «natural», que pueda influir favorablemente en la formación de los alumnos.

  3. hoteleras del Estado Nueva Esparta

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    Daisis Giménez Sifontes

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Las empresas hoteleras deben contar con modelos de costos para obtener información relevante en el proceso de toma de decisiones gerenciales; sin embargo, a través de estudio previo, aplicando un análisis univariante se determinó que las empresas hoteleras categorizadas del Estado Nueva Esparta se basan en un modelo inorgánico de costos. En este contexto, la presente investigación tuvo como objetivo determinar los factores que influyen en ese modelo para su proceso de toma de decisiones, para ello se realizó un diseño de campo y aplicó un análisis factorial exploratorio con el método de extracción de factores análisis de componentes principales concluyendo que entre los factores que lo explican se encuentran, el no manejar herramientas como: margen de contribución, costos estándares, margen de seguridad, apalancamiento operativo, contabilidad por área de responsabilidad, aspectos motivacionales y congruencias de metas.

  4. The new technologies in city waste management; Las nuevas tecnologias en la gestion de los residuos de las ciudades

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    Marti, C.

    2016-07-01

    The new EU objectives included in its Circular Economy Package and the Spanish 2016-2022 Waste Plan define a new scenario of transformation of municipal solid waste management. They also define the hierarchization of waste treatment: reduction, reuse, recycling, energy valorization and, as a last resort, landfill. The use of new technologies is contributing to this transformation, including both separation at source and collection and treatment. Improved traceability of wastes via the use of sensors, technological innovation in management and the emergence of a fifth bin for selective collection of organic wastes are only some of the new elements that are increasingly common in Spanish cities. (Author)

  5. New productive technologies for wood and furniture industry; Nuevas tecnologias productivas para el sector de la madera y del mueble

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    Sojo Calvo, F. J.

    2012-07-01

    During recent years, the wood industry and furniture industry have declined sharply, up to 46,5% of the total employment. These companies have always had a familiar character, their cost structure has enabled them to stay afloat during the crisis while larger companies have succumbed. The main problems that threaten their viability are the fall of the construction sector in the case of wood and the increasing imports in the case of furniture. The Industrial Observatory of the Wood Industry has made available two tools to put the latest technology available to the companies. (Author)

  6. New Technological Options to Manage High Level Waste; Nuevas tecnologias para gestionar resiudos radiactivos de alta actividad

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    Gonzalez Romero, E. M.

    2007-07-01

    Nuclear energy renaissance and its expansion in time and space has renewed the need for minimization technologies applicable to nuclear wastes. The minimization technologies include new power reactor concepts, Generation IV, and dedicated technologies like Partitioning and Transmutation of the actinides contained in the spent fuel. These technologies apply the principle of classification and recycling to the spent fuel to transform what at present is an environmental hazard into an energy source. the waste minimization technologies are also relevant for countries planning the reduction or phase-out of nuclear energy, as they will allow minimizing the size and number of the final waste repositories. Present estimations indicate that reductions as large as a factor 100 in the amount (radiotoxicity) of long lived nuclear waste are feasibly, with a modest increase on the final electricity cost. (Author)

  7. Las Nuevas Tecnologias de la Informacion en las Bibliotecas Publicas de Puerto Rico: Impacto en el Personal Bibliotecario

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    Diaz-Suarez, Damalin Judith

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this research was to determine the status of Puerto Rico's public libraries to new information technologies. Obtaining the views of library staff working in the same, characteristics and attitudes and knowledge in new information technologies needed to serve as information specialists in libraries. To know the opinion of the…

  8. WAYS AND PERSPECTIVES OF TECHNICAL DEVELOPMENT ON AUTOMOBILE TRANSPORT

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    Bilichenko, V.; Smyrnov, E.

    2005-01-01

    Modern conditions of enterprise on automobile transport are analyzed. Technical development of enterprise on automobile transport as one of the ways of increasing competitive abilities and there profits is considered.

  9. Renewing Marketing Strategy in Kenyan Automobile Industry

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    Kalliokuusi, Miriam

    2013-01-01

    This thesis studies how to renew existing marketing strategies for case company; in so doing, the thesis fulfills its main objective. Company X, a market leader in the Kenyan automobile sector and has various well-known brands under their corporate umbrella. The automobile industry in Kenya has faced some hardship with steady decline in sales in the last couple of years and Mercedes-Benz as a brand suffered under the circumstances. One major cause of the drop in sales is due to the influx of ...

  10. Automobile Exhaust Pollution and Purification Methods

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    Tang, Dawei

    2014-01-01

    As we all know, the automobile gas exhaust pollution has become more and more severe at recent years. It influences both to the human beings health and to quality of environment. The purpose of this thesis is to find out what are the main components of the exhaust gases, and give a basic and effective way to solve the problem. In this thesis, first the danger of exhaust pollution and its components will be presented. Then the writer will give the general mechanism of automobile exhaust ...

  11. 77 FR 63917 - WTO Dispute Settlement Proceeding Regarding China-Certain Measures Affecting the Automobile and...

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    2012-10-17

    ... Automobile and Automobile-Parts Industries AGENCY: Office of the United States Trade Representative. ACTION... export performance to ] automobile and automobile-parts enterprises in China. These measures appear to be... automobile and automobile-parts enterprises in China. Specifically, the United States is challenging...

  12. A STUDY ON ASYNCHRONOUS SERIAL COMMUNICATON BETWEEN COMPONENTS IN AUTOMOBILES

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    ŞAHİN, Yaşar Güneri

    2010-01-01

    ABSTRACTIn connection with the developments in the automobile sector, the number of in-automobile components, the amount of cable used for providing in-automobile communication between these components and costs are increased gradually. In this study, a method is presented in which asynchronous serial connection is used for decreasing the initial and maintenance costs by means of decreasing the amount of cables used in middle and lower class automobiles. The electronic circuits required to es...

  13. The Strategic Transformation of Automobile Industry in China

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    Som Techakanjanakit; Meifang Huang

    2012-01-01

    In the past few years, the global automobile industry is developing difficultly because of the influence from the financial crisis. In contrast, China's automobile production and sales are still having a blowout type growth, and jumped into the world's largest automobile production and sales market. At the same time, Chinese automobile companies continue to deepen and join with international brand cooperation; independent research and development of the independent brand production, and their...

  14. Research on automobile culture and entertainment industry in China

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    Li Qing-song; Tang Lan; Cai Yun

    2012-01-01

    Rapid development of the automotive Industry and culture Industry is promoted the rapid rise of automobile industry of the culture and entertainment. With the further development of the automobile industry and people's living standards, automobile industry of the culture and entertainment in the proportion of China's economy is more and more important, but theoretical research in this area is nearly blank. With previous researches, automobile industry of the culture and entertainment in China...

  15. 38 CFR 17.156 - Eligibility for automobile adaptive equipment.

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    2010-07-01

    ... automobile adaptive equipment. 17.156 Section 17.156 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS MEDICAL Automotive Equipment and Driver Training § 17.156 Eligibility for automobile adaptive equipment. Automobile adaptive equipment may be authorized if the Under Secretary for Health...

  16. 49 CFR 529.4 - Requirements for incomplete automobile manufacturers.

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    2010-10-01

    ... determined by the incomplete automobile manufacturer for the automobile in accordance with 40 CFR part 600... economy label specified in paragaph (b)(2) of this section to that automobile in accordance with 40 CFR... take into account the presence of air conditioning. (2) A fuel economy label conforming with 40...

  17. 38 CFR 3.808 - Automobiles or other conveyances; certification.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Automobiles or other....808 Automobiles or other conveyances; certification. (a) Entitlement. A certificate of eligibility for financial assistance in the purchase of one automobile or other conveyance in an amount not exceeding...

  18. Tecnologia dos sonhos em Artemidoro, Freud, Jung e nos Warlpiri

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    Abrahão de Oliveira Santos

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available Apresentaremos distintas tecnologias dos sonhos: em Artemidoro, Freud, Jung e nos Warlpiri. Artemidoro revela a mensagem onírica imprescindível à condução do cidadão, com os elementos das instituições, da cidade, do cosmo. Com Freud, no moderno mundo europeu, o sonho recebe o sentido da interioridade. Outra leitura é de Carl Jung. O uso dos sonhos tem seu sentido histórico, se relacionando com as práticas de governo, os modos de condução da vida e da cidade. Para além das tradições eurodescendentes e mentalistas vigentes, apresentaremos a tecnologia coletiva dos sonhos dos Warlpiri e uma nova possibilidade de lidarmos com a experiência onírica.

  19. 49 CFR 523.3 - Automobile.

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    2010-10-01

    ... multi-stage vehicles per year; or (3) A work truck. (b) The following vehicles rated at more than 6,000... which would satisfy the criteria in § 523.4 (relating to passenger automobiles) but for their gross vehicle weight rating. (2) Vehicles which would satisfy the criteria in § 523.5 (relating to light...

  20. American Automobile and Light Truck Statistics Update

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    Feldman, Bernard J.

    2014-01-01

    Given that transportation is an essential topic in any Physics and Society or Energy course, it is necessary to have useful statistics on transportation in order to have a reasoned discussion on this topic. And a major component of the transportation picture is the automobile. This paper presents updated transportation statistics for American…

  1. DESIGNING OF AN AUTOMOBILE FLEET NETWORK

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    R. B. Ivut

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Investment volume is considered as an important factor in regional development under current conditions. Logistical infrastructure which ensures a complex transport, distributive, information and other services exerts a significant influence on regional investment attractiveness. Lack of clear vision on development and execution of development strategy for logistics infrastructure from the side of regional authorities results in unwillingness of large federal and transnational companies to provide investments in infrastructure projects. Network of automotive transport terminals is one of the main elements in logistics infrastructure. The network allows to optimize a flow of material goods from the point of their origin to the point of their consumption with the lowest possible costs and the required level of service. Automobile transport is one of the main objects of transport infrastructure and it is characterized by rather high flexibility in comparison with other types of transport facilities that preconditions its widespread application. Network of automobile fleets (terminals has been formed for redistribution of goods traffic within the concerned regions. The purpose of the present research is to develop a mathematical model for formation of transport infrastructure on the territory of regions. The paper proposes an approach for formation of automobile fleet (terminal network on the territory of a large region with due account of the established network of distribution and sorting-out warehouse facilities. A model has been developed for solving the problem pertaining to minimization of aggregate costs related to maintenance of automobile fleets, delivery of goods to and from distribution and sorting-out warehouse facilities to consumers, ferry of empty trucks and goods handling. The model makes it possible to determine optimal number and location area of automobile fleets (terminals while accounting for their possible locations, capacity

  2. Recent trends in automobile recycling: An energy and economic assessment

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    Curlee, T.R.; Das, S.; Rizy, C.G. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States); Schexanyder, S.M. [Tennessee Univ., Knoxville, TN (United States). Dept. of Biochemistry

    1994-03-01

    Recent and anticipated trends in the material composition of domestic and imported automobiles and the increasing cost of landfilling the non-recyclable portion of automobiles (automobile shredder residue or ASR) pose questions about the future of automobile recycling. This report documents the findings of a study sponsored by the US Department of Energy`s Office of Environmental Analysis to examine the impacts of these and other relevant trends on the life-cycle energy consumption of automobiles and on the economic viability of the domestic automobile recycling industry. More specifically, the study (1) reviewed the status of the automobile recycling industry in the United States, including the current technologies used to process scrapped automobiles and the challenges facing the automobile recycling industry; (2) examined the current status and future trends of automobile recycling in Europe and Japan, with the objectives of identifying ``lessons learned`` and pinpointing differences between those areas and the United States; (3) developed estimates of the energy system impacts of the recycling status quo and projections of the probable energy impacts of alternative technical and institutional approaches to recycling; and (4) identified the key policy questions that will determine the future economic viability of automobile shredder facilities in the United States.

  3. Cibercultura y las nuevas nociones de privacidad

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    María Belén Albornoz

    2008-01-01

    Este artículo pretende analizar las paradojas de las nuevas nociones de privacidad que la cibercultura parece estar configurando, desde una aproximación sociológica del ciberespacio. Mientras fuera de la red somos cada vez más celosos de nuestra privacidad y reclamamos nuestros derechos ante las nuevas políticas globales de prevención del terrorismo, en los mundos virtuales vamos perdiendo la capacidad de distinguir entre lo público y lo privado que tanto valoramos fuera de ellos.

  4. 'New’ literacies: technologies and values Nuevas alfabetizaciones: tecnologías y valores

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    Colin Lankshear

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available It is too easy to make light of ‘new literacies’ by saying things like: “Well, there are always newer ones coming along”. Such remarks suggest new literacies have a similar kind of life trajectory to an automobile: new in 2009, semi-new in 2010, and old hat by 2011. Against this kind of “that’s so yesterday” perspective, we suggest in this article that ‘new literacies’ are best understood in terms of an historical period of social, cultural, institutional, economic, and intellectual change that is likely to span many decades – some of which are already behind us. We associate new literacies with an historical conjuncture and an ascending social paradigm. From this perspective we suggest that the kinds of practices we currently identify as new literacies will cease to be ‘new’ once the social ways characterizing the ascending paradigm have become sufficiently establised and grounded to be regarded as conventional. Furthermore we suggest that at the heart of the idea of new ethos stuff is the idea of technological change aligning with a range of increasingly popular values.Pensar en las “nuevas alfabetizaciones” con afirmaciones del tipo “seguro que algo más nuevo está al caer” es un recurso fácil, que asimila la trayectoria de las nuevas alfabetizaciones a la de un coche: nuevo en 2009, seminuevo en 2010 y un usado en 2011. Frente a esta perspectiva de “eso ya pasó de moda”, en este artículo proponemos abordar las “nuevas alfabetizaciones” como parte de un periodo de cambios sociales, culturales, económicos e intelectuales cuyo inicio se remonta varias décadas en el tiempo. Desde esta perspectiva sugerimos que “las nuevas alfabetizaciones", entendidas como paradigma social emergente, forman parte de una coyuntura histórica. A su vez sostenemos que este conjunto de nuevas prácticas dejarán de ser “novedosas” cuando los estilos sociales que caracterizan este paradigma emergente se hayan

  5. Hybridní pohon automobilů

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    Tvrdý, Josef

    2014-01-01

    Obsahem této bakalářské práce je přehled možných hybridních pohonů automobilů a jejich praktické využití. Je zaměřena na hlavní výhody a nevýhody hybridního pohonu a zabývá se dopadem takto vybavených automobilů na životní prostředí, především na produkci skleníkových plynů. Také uvádí pohled na hybridy z finančního hlediska. This bachelor thesis deals with an overview of all possible hybrid vehicle propulsion systems and their practical usage. It is focused on the main advantages and disa...

  6. Automobile active suspension system with fuzzy control

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    刘少军; 黄中华; 陈毅章

    2004-01-01

    A quarter-automobile active suspension model was proposed. High speed on/off solenoid valves were used as control valves and fuzzy control was chosen as control method . Based on force analyses of system parts, a mathematical model of the active suspension system was established and simplified by linearization method. Simulation study was conducted with Matlab and three scale coefficients of fuzzy controller (ke, kec, ku) were acquired. And an experimental device was designed and produced. The results indicate that the active suspension system can achieve better vibration isolation performance than passive suspension system, the displacement amplitude of automobile body can be reduced to 55%. Fuzzy control is an effective control method for active suspension system.

  7. Nueva York. Centro deportivo y recreativo

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    Luckman, Charles

    1961-01-01

    Full Text Available Charles Luckman Asociados, oficina de proyectos de Los Angeles y Nueva York, ha recibido el encargo de proyectar un centro deportivo y recreativo, con presupuesto de 38 millones de dólares, por parte del Almirante John J. Bergen y de Irving Mitchell Felt, presidente y director, respectivamente, de la Graham-Paige Corporation, propietaria del Madison Square Garden.

  8. Amarok Pikap: interactive percussion playing automobile

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    Artut, Selçuk Hüseyin; Artut, Selcuk Huseyin

    2013-01-01

    Alternative interfaces that imitate the audio-structure of authentic musical instruments are often equipped with sound generation techniques that feature physical attributes similar to those of the instruments they imitate. Amarok Pikap project utilizes an interactive system on the surface of an automobile that is specially modified with the implementation of various electronic sensors attached to its bodywork. Sur-faces that will be struck to produce sounds in percussive instrument modeling ...

  9. Estimation of Claim Numbers in Automobile Insurance

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    Arató, Miklós; Martinek, László

    2012-01-01

    The use of bonus-malus systems in compulsory liability automobile insurance is a worldwide applied method for premium pricing. If certain assumptions hold, like the conditional Poisson distribution of the policyholders claim number, then an interesting task is to evaluate the so called claims frequency of the individuals. Here we introduce 3 techniques, two is based on the bonus-malus class, and the third based on claims history. The article is devoted to choose the method, which fits to the ...

  10. Statistical machine translation for automobile marketing texts

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    Läubli, Samuel; Fishel, Mark; Weibel, Manuela; Volk, Martin

    2013-01-01

    We describe a project on introducing an in-house statistical machine translation system for marketing texts from the automobile industry with the final aim of replacing manual translation with post-editing, based on the translation system. The focus of the paper is the suitability of such texts for SMT; we present experiments in domain adaptation and decompounding that improve the baseline translation systems, the results of which are evaluated using automatic metrics as well as manual evalua...

  11. Pulmonary function in automobile repair workers

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    Chattopadhyay O

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Background : Automobile repair shop is a place where workers are exposed to harmful chemicals and toxic substances. Objective : To study the occurrence of obstructive and restrictive pulmonary impairment among automobile garage workers. Methods : A cross sectional study involving 151 automobile garage workers from 14 randomly selected garages of urban Kolkata. The study variables were Forced Expiratory Volume in 1 second (FEV 1 , Forced Vital Capacity (FVC, Peak Expiratory Flow Rate (PE FR, age, smoking habit, duration of work, type of work, and respiratory symptoms. The study was analysed using Regression equations, and Chi-square test. Results : All the workers were male. Obstructive impairment was seen in 25.83% of the workers whereas restrictive impairment was seen in 21.19% of the workers. Mixed obstructive and restrictive impairment was seen in 10.6% of the workers. The frequency of obstructive impairment was higher in older workers. In the age group of less than 20 years, 13.6% of the workers had obstructive impairment while 42.86% of workers above 40 years of age had obstructive impairment. Obstructive impairment was more frequently observed in battery repair workers (58.33% and spray painters (37.5% while 16.67% of the body repair workers and 30.19% of the engine mechanics had obstructive impairment. Obstructive impairment was more frequently observed in smokers (53.1 % as compared to ex-smokers (33.3% and non-smokers (6.4%. Obstructive impairment was more frequently observed in workers who had been working for a longer duration. Conclusion: Nearly 36.4% of the automobile garage workers had some form of pulmonary function impairment; obstructive and/or restrictive. The use of personal protective equipment, worker education, and discontinuation of the use of paints containing toxic pigments are recommended.

  12. New type air (automobile) gamma spectroscopic system

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    A new type air (automobile) gamma spectroscopic system for identification and measuring of contamination with natural and artificial gamma isotopes is described. developed. Its main principle is a maximal use of the energy resolution of NaJ(Tl) detectors. The system consists of a spectrometer working simultaneously with a set of 1-16 scintillator blocks and a registration/ data processing unit. The operational mode, optimal performance and control subsystem are described

  13. Telematics Strategy for Automobile Insurers : Whitepaper

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    Paefgen, Johannes; Fleisch, Elgar; Staake, Thorsten; Ackermann, Lukas; Best, Jonas; Egli, Lukas

    2013-01-01

    This whitepaper investigates the business implications telematics services and Pay-as-you-drive (PAYD) insurance in particular, from the perspective of automobile insurance providers. Specifically, it discusses - the PROFITABILITY and competitive dynamics of PAYD insurance, - a simplified BUSINESS CASE for a new market entrant with a PAYD product, - the present STRUCTURE OF INTERNATIONAL MARKETS for insurance telematics services, - DRIVERS AND BARRIERS for the focus markets Swit...

  14. Renewable energy to produce electricity; Nuevas fuentes de energia para producir electricidad

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    Cadenas Tovar, Roberto; Lopez Rios, Serafin [Gerencia de Proyectos Geotermoelectricos de la Comision Federal de Electricidad, Morelia (Mexico)

    1996-05-01

    There are several new energy sources to produce electricity. One of them is the wind energy, which has reached huge commercialization in worldwide. There are in Mexico some zones with high speed wind, which can be used in a short term. This has been proved by the wind pilot power plant of La Venta, Oaxaca, where production costs of US 4.3 cents per kilowatt-hour (kWh) have been obtained. These costs are among the lowest in the world. By the other hand, among the main uses of solar energy, including both thermal and photovoltaic techniques, the biggest thermo-solar utility, with 350 megawatts (MW) of capacity, is remarkable. This is the plant located in the Mojave Desert, California, USA. In Mexico there is big potential, which can make an important contribution to supplies of electricity. Biomass is another important renewable source, particularly the use of solid municipal waste, the livestock and the wood waste. Finally, other alternate technique is represented by the fuel cells, though it is not properly renewable. However, considering its modular and low environmental impact characteristics, it can get a wide commercial development in the next decade. [Espanol] Existen diversas fuentes nuevas de energia para generar electricidad. Entre ellas, la energia eolica es una de las tecnologias alternas que mayor comercializacion ha alcanzado a nivel mundial. Mexico posee zonas con vientos de velocidades altas en las que su aplicacion puede ser inmediata, como lo prueba la experiencia obtenida con la central piloto de La Venta, Oaxaca, en donde se han alcanzado costos de produccion de 4.3 centavos de dolar por kilowatt-hora (kWh), de los mas bajos a nivel internacional. Por otra parte, entre las principales aplicaciones de la energia solar, en sus tecnologias termica y fotovoltaica, destaca el mayor de los aprovechamientos termosolares, con 350 megawatts de capacidad (MW), localizado en el desierto de Mojave, en California, EUA. En Mexico hay un gran potencial

  15. Ciberespaço e rituais: tecnologia, antropologia e criatividade

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    Diana Maria Gallicchio Domingues

    2004-06-01

    Full Text Available O ciberespaço provoca uma revolução antropológica sem precedentes. O autor propõe que as tecnologias interativas nos fazem retornar a formas de comunicação próximas a rituais tribais e religiosos e suas lógicas de participação e pensamentos mágicos. As interações do cibercorpo geram uma zona de intervalo entre o corpo e as tecnologias. A ciberarte explora qualidades artísticas e estéticas das tecnologias interativas oferecendo momentos onde o corpo interfaceado habita limites entre o mundo real e virtual. Diferentes tipos e níveis de interatividade, o princípio da mutabilidade, do efêmero, do vir a ser, em processos que demandam reciprocidade, implicação, colaboração, partilhando informações no ciberespaço são propostos em dois recentes projetos artísticos relacionados à herança cultural de rituais.Cyberspace provokes an unprecedented anthropological revolution. The author proposes that interactive technologies put back us into forms of communication closer to some tribal and religious rituals with their participative logics and magic thoughts. The cyberbody'interactions generate an interval zone, between body and technologies. Cyberart explores the aesthetic and artistic qualities of interactive technologies, offering moments where the interfaced body inhabits the limits between real and virtual worlds. Different kinds and levels of interactivity, the principle of mutability, of ephemeral, of come-into-being in process demanding reciprocity, collaboration, sharing information in cyberspace are proposed by commenting two recent artistic projects related to rituals and cultural heritage.

  16. Aprendizagem e tecnologias: Tendências e desafios

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    Isolina Oliveira

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available Digital technologies are designed to lead to learning and, in this sense, are increasingly adopted; however, its incorporation into daily practice and teaching-learning processes does not follow as quickly as one would expect. In turn, there seems to be a growing movement for investing more in the use of technologies than in encouraging change practices of teachers. This article intends to contribute to debate about challenges related to the use of digital technologies in people's lives and their relationship to new ways of learning. Analyzes trends in education, based on empirical evidence, emphasizing the use of digital technologies and seeks to situate them in the field of dialogical perspectives. These assume the dialogue as central concept in learning and research on practices and interactions in the new learning scenarios. As tecnologias digitais são projetadas como propiciadoras de aprendizagem e, neste sentido, são cada vez mais adotadas; no entanto, a sua incorporação nas práticas diárias e nos processos de ensino-aprendizagem não decorre tão rapidamente como se esperaria. Por sua vez, parece haver um movimento crescente no sentido de perspectivar o futuro para a aprendizagem investindo mais no uso das tecnologias do que no incentivo à mudança de práticas dos professores. Este artigo pretende contribuir para o debate em torno dos desafios suscitados com a naturalização das tecnologias digitais na vida das pessoas e sua relação com novos modos de aprender. Analisa tendências em educação, baseadas em evidências empíricas, enfatizando o uso das tecnologias digitais e procura situá-las no campo das perspectivas dialógicas que assumem o conceito de diálogo como central na aprendizagem e na investigação sobre práticas e interações nos novos cenários de aprendizagem.

  17. Campanhas políticas e tecnologias digitais

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    Cunha, Mágda Rodrigues

    2006-01-01

    Políticos tradicionalmente têm-se apropriado de maneira convencional das mídias nos períodos de campanhas eleitorais. Contam com os programas gratuitos em rádio e televisão e com a possibilidade de espaços pagos nos jornais. Este tem sido, pelo menos no Brasil, o formato adotado. Porém, com o advento da tecnologia digital, da internet e de todas as conseqüências destes fatos, os modelos enfrentam a necessidade de reformulação. Este artigo pretende refletir sobre estas mudanças, tendo como bas...

  18. Elites políticas e tecnologias digitais

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    BECHER, André Roberto

    2013-01-01

    Resumo: O objetivo dessa dissertação é fazer uma avaliação do uso das tecnologias digitais, especialmente daquelas tornadas possíveis pela internet (perfis online, websites e mídias sociais), pelos vereadores brasileiros da legislatura compreendida entre os anos de 2008 e 2012, concentrando-nos na segunda metade da legislatura e no período eleitoral. Buscaremos examinar as várias dimensões do uso da internet por este segmento das elites parlamentares, de modo a nos concentrar nos vereadores d...

  19. Corrosion protection and finishing of automobiles

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    finishing of automobiles is an important aspect. There have been considerable reductions of weight in automobiles by the use of composites components replacing heavy metallic components. Fenders previously based on metal have been replaced with plastic and painted with the same colour shade as of the metallic body, this has eps for proper adhesion of the paints on the plastic fender to avoid chipping off the paint form it. This paper discusses the necessary processes required for finishing of an automobile along with the corrosion protection measures. Automobiles contains a variety of engineering materials, engine main body fuel tanks connecting rods heat radiators and other mechanical parts are made from different types of engineering alloys having varying chemical compositions. Other parts like dashboard, front panel and other are made from composites. The main body made from cold roll ed steel having various contours 'c' it due to the different designs is the potential site for corrosion attack, The main body is exposed to the hostile environment through out its life period. An automobile is given a particular finish with a view to counter the hostile environments as they are not limited for plying in a limiting conditions and are taken to different weather conditions in one day thus facing severe stresses and strain. Thus it is essential that an automobile before rolling 'out of the assembly line should properly corrosion resistant and aesthetically pleasant also. Finishing for automobiles being very specialized, the main requirement being maximum durability with minimum numbers of coats baked, at the fastest possible schedule. High gloss and range of good eye catching colours being important to increase sales appeal. In the near past the car finishes were based on alkyd-amino resins baking materials and force drying lacquers, which have excellent appearance originally and maintain it on aging. The finishing system for the synthetic baking type may consist of

  20. Automobile technology in a CO{sub 2}-constrained world

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    Kypreos, S.; Barreto Gomez, L.; Dietrich, Ph. [Paul Scherrer Inst. (PSI), Villigen (Switzerland); Schafer, A.; Jacoby, H.D. [MIT, Cambridge (United States)

    1999-08-01

    This study identifies the environmental conditions under which less CO{sub 2}-emitting and more expensive automobile technology might enter the North American transportation sector. For that purpose, different exogenous CO{sub 2}-reduction targets are imposed and the resulting market shares of hypothetical future automobile technologies calculated. The criteria for the selection of different types of automobiles/fuels is the minimisation of discounted, cumulative transport sector costs over the scenario time horizon. (author) 1 tab., 6 refs.

  1. Globalization of the Automobile Industry ; Traditional Locations under Pressure?

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    Spatz, Julius; Nunnenkamp, Peter

    2002-01-01

    Even though the automobile industry is technologically advanced, the increasing integration of low-income countries into the global division of labor has put competitive pressure on traditional automobile producing countries. New end-producers emerged in Asia, Latin America as well as Southern and Central Europe. In addition, the automobile industries of Germany, Japan and the United States engaged in outsourcing of relatively labor intensive segments of the value chain, especially on a regio...

  2. 76 FR 44402 - Proposed Information Collection (Application for Automobile or Other Conveyance and Adaptive...

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    2011-07-25

    ... AFFAIRS Proposed Information Collection (Application for Automobile or Other Conveyance and Adaptive...' eligibility for automobile adaptation equipment or other conveyance allowance. DATES: Written comments and... techniques or the use of other forms of information technology. Title: Application for Automobile or...

  3. ANITA, UNA NUEVA VARIEDAD CUBANA DE PAPA

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    Ana Estévez

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Desde 1985, en el Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Agrícolas (INCA, se inició un programa de mejoramiento genético, con el objetivo de obtener variedades de papa cubanas con resistencia a enfermedades, altos rendimientos y calidad de los tubérculos; producto de ese programa se han obtenidos seis variedades cubanas. Anita es una nueva variedad obtenida por el método clásico de hibridación que posee altos rendimientos, calidad para consumo fresco y resistencia de campo a A. solani y al virus del enrollamiento de la hoja (PLRV. La variedad Anita posee su registro comercial de nueva variedad cubana, otorgado por el Instituto Nacional de Sanidad Vegetal del Ministerio de Agricultura de Cuba. En este trabajo se presentan las principales características de esta variedad así como su pedigrí

  4. WIND DRIVEN MOBILE CHARGING OF AUTOMOBILE BATTERY

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    SUDHIR KUMAR SINHA

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper deals with implementation of mobile wind driven generator technology to produce electricity in charging of two wheeler (12V automobile battery. The use of PWM methodology with pulse charging method at a constant rate has been adopted for this purpose. The low speed PMSG driven by wind at speed of 15/40 km/hour has been used to eliminate gear box to achieve high efficiency. The output of three phase bridge rectifier is fed to boost converter which provides pulses of constant current to the battery.

  5. SLIDING MODE CONTROL FOR ACTIVE AUTOMOBILE SUSPENSIONS

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    1998-01-01

    Nonlinear control methods are presented based on theory of sliding mode control (SMC) or variable structure control (VSC) for application to active automobile suspensions. Requirements of reducing manufacturing cost and energy consumption of the active suspension system may be satisfiedby reasonable design of the sliding surface and hydraulic servo system. Emphasis is placed on the study of the discrete sliding mode control method (DSMC) applicable for a new sort of speed on-off solenoid valves of anti-dust capability and low price. Robustness and effectiveness of the feedback linearized controller in typical road conditions are demonstrated by numerical results fora quarter-car suspension model.

  6. STRATEGY AND PROSPECTS OF UKRAINIAN AUTOMOBILE MOTOR INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT

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    Kryvokon, A.; Bondarenko, A.

    2012-01-01

    Research of strategy and prospects of Ukrainian automobile motor industry development has been done: the measures of public policy, which must be realized for the development of national automobile industry, a car production volume and expected working place in motor industry under state support have been described.

  7. The Impact of Price Controls on Mandatory Automobile Insurance Markets

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    Strauss, Jason

    2006-01-01

    This is a theoretical paper that models a mandatory automobile insurance market using a partial equilibrium concept where automobile insurance is one good and a composite good represents all others. Price controls, heterogeneous service, administrative, and adjusting costs, as well as capital reserves and capital costs are all included in this simple model.

  8. STRATEGY AND PROSPECTS OF UKRAINIAN AUTOMOBILE MOTOR INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT

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    A. Kryvokon

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Research of strategy and prospects of Ukrainian automobile motor industry development has been done: the measures of public policy, which must be realized for the development of national automobile industry, a car production volume and expected working place in motor industry under state support have been described.

  9. 40 CFR 600.315-82 - Classes of comparable automobiles.

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    2010-07-01

    ... accordance with 49 CFR part 523. (1) The Administrator will classify passenger automobiles by car line into..., Department of Transportation (DOT), 49 CFR 571.3. (ii) Minicompact cars. Interior volume index less than 85... 40 Protection of Environment 29 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Classes of comparable automobiles....

  10. 40 CFR 600.315-08 - Classes of comparable automobiles.

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    2010-07-01

    ... accordance with 49 CFR part 523. (1) The Administrator will classify passenger automobiles by car line into... National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation (DOT), 49 CFR 571.3. (ii... 40 Protection of Environment 29 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Classes of comparable automobiles....

  11. OPTIMAL AUTOMOBILE MUFFLER VIBRATION AND NOISE ANALYSIS

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    Sujit Kumar Jha

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available The muffler is the main part of the Automobile Exhaust System, consisting of fibrous and porous materials to absorb noise and vibrations. The exhaust gas mass coming from the engine can produce resonance, which may be the source of fatigue failure in the exhaust pipe due to the presence of continuous resonance. The modes on the muffler should be located away from the engine’s operating frequencies in order to minimise the resonance. The objective of this paper is to determine the frequencies that appear at the modes, which have the more adverse effect during the operation of the automobile. An impact test has been conducted by applying the force using a hard head hammer, and data generated have been used for plotting a graph of the transfer functions using MATLAB. Six points have been selected, namely 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, and 11 on the muffler for the impact test. The collected data from theses six points have been analysed for the addition of damping. Results suggests that increasing the mass increases the damping and lowers the modes of the transfer function. Further research will identify higher strength materials that can withstand the higher gas temperatures as well as the corrosion and erosion by the gas emitted from the engine.

  12. Alternativní pohony automobilů

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    Filip, Vojtěch

    2016-01-01

    Náplní této bakalářské práce je analýza aktuálně používaných alternativních pohonů automobilů, jejich srovnání se současnými zážehovými a vznětovými spalovacími motory. Seznámení s technickým řešením jednotlivých pohonů a jejich kategorizace do několika základních skupin, podle charakteristických klíčových rysů. Dále obsahuje bližší seznámení s nejdůležitějšími komponenty automobilů, vyžívajících tyto alternativní pohony a současně jejich přednostmi ale také nedostatky, které nyní brzdí rozší...

  13. Desenho de amplificadores com erro de ganho nulo em tecnologia CMOS

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    Cunguara, Milton Armando

    2008-01-01

    A evolução da tecnologia CMOS mostra uma tendência dos amplificadores operacionais feitos nesta tecnologia de terem um ganho diferencial cada vez menor, o que faz com que o erro de ganho de circuitos que utilizam esta tecnologia comece a tomar valores significativos. Nesta dissertação debate-se o tema de erro de ganho que surge em malha fechada em sistemas que empreguem amplificadores operacionais. São apresentadas várias formas de melhoria de ganho, mas é dado um especial ...

  14. As tecnologias móveis e os letramentos na cultura da convergência

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    Ivan Ferrer Maia

    2011-01-01

    O presente estudo faz uma relação entre as tecnologias digitais, mais especificamente as tecnologias móveis, com os letramentos. O conceito de letramentos é entendido de maneira mais amplo que o tradicional, compreendendo não só a linguagem verbal, mas a complexidade dos elementos semióticos (oral, escrito, sinestésico, visual, digital) aplicada em contextos socioculturais específicos. São levantadas linhas de raciocínio que apontam para as problemáticas do uso das tecnologias e linhas que en...

  15. 32 CFR 220.11 - Special rules for automobile liability insurance and no-fault automobile insurance.

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    2010-07-01

    ... regarding tort liability. In addition, the provisions of 28 CFR part 43 (Department of Justice regulations... 32 National Defense 2 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Special rules for automobile liability insurance and no-fault automobile insurance. 220.11 Section 220.11 National Defense Department of...

  16. Cuidado e tecnologia: aproximações através do Modelo de Cuidado Cuidado y tecnología: aproximaciones a través de el Modelo de Cuidado Care and technology: approaches through the Care Model

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    Patrícia Kuerten Rocha

    2008-02-01

    Full Text Available Refletir o cuidado na perspectiva da tecnologia nos leva a repensar a inerente capacidade do ser humano em buscar inovações. Historicamente a relação entre o cuidado de enfermagem e a tecnologia é permeada pela busca do conhecimento científico. Assim, a Enfermagem estruturou seu corpo de conhecimento, segundo seu grau de abstração, tendo como um dos seus componentes o modelo de cuidado. Utilizamos principalmente Mehry (2002 como referencial para associarmos a aproximação da tecnologia e do cuidado no modelo de cuidado. Pois, a aplicação e a implementação deste, nos reporta a uma tecnologia leve-dura e leve, podendo produzir novas tecnologias, sejam estas leves, leve-duras ou duras.Reflexionar sobre el cuidado en la perspectiva de la tecnología, nos lleva a repensar sobre la capacidad inherente al ser humano de buscar innovaciones. Históricamente, la relación entre el cuidado de la enfermería y la tecnología ha sido acompañada por la búsqueda del conocimiento científico. Así, la Enfermería ha estructurado su cuerpo del conocimiento, según su grado de abstracción, teniendo como uno de sus componentes al modelo del cuidado. Utilizamos principalmente a Mehry (2002 como una referencia para asociarnos a la aproximación de la tecnología y del cuidado en el modelo del cuidado. Pues, la aplicación e implementación de éste, nos lleva a una tecnología leve-dura y leve, pudiendo producir nuevas tecnologías, sean éstas leves, leves-duras o duras.To reflect about care in the perspective of the technology makes us rethink the human being's inherent capacity in looking for innovations. Historically, the relationship between the nursing care and the technology is permeated by the search of the scientific knowledge. Thus, the Nursing structured its knowledge body according to its abstraction degree and also having as one of its components the care model. We used mainly Mehry (2002 as referential for us to associate the approach

  17. Nuevas Tecnologías de Almacenamiento

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    Enrique Luna Ramírez

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available El Blue Ray y el HD DVD son dos nuevos formatos de disco óptico pensados para el almacenamiento de video de alta calidad y gran volumen de datos. Estos dos nuevos formatos son los candidatos para sustituir al ya conocido formato DVD. En la actualidad existe una gran controversia por parte de las más importantes compañías a nivel mundial e las áreas de entretenimiento, hardware, tecnología, en el sentido de determinar cuál de estas dos nuevas tecnologías será la elegida para lo mencionado arriba, ya que por un lado el desarrollo del Blue Ray es encabezado por Sony, seguido por otra lista de grandes compañías entre ellas Lg, HP, Hitachi, Samsung y Pioneer; por otro lado en el desarrollo del HD DVD lleva la batuta Toshiba y NEC con el apoyo de otras grandes compañías. El gran problema con esta nueva tecnología es la incompatibilidad de estos dos nuevos formatos, es decir, no existe un estándar entre ellos, lo cual implicará un descontrol en el mercado ya que se tendrá que adquirir hardware (reproductores diferente para cada tipo de disco. Una de las finalidades de esta nota de divulgación es la de informar a la comunidad acerca de esta nueva tecnología para que se mantenga al tanto de la evolución de la misma y de esa manera concientizar a la gente.

  18. Marketing Experiencial: Una nueva tendencia del marketing

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    Magro Magdalena, Lara

    2013-01-01

    El reciente desarrollo de las tecnologías y su cada vez mayor implicación en la vida diaria de las personas, ha permitido en el mundo del marketing, la creación de nuevos modelos de negocio y promociones que buscan cautivar, interesar y sorprender, siempre de forma innovadora y distintiva a los usuarios finales. Durante todo el trabajo presentado a continuación, se va a explicar una nueva forma de marketing que está creando moda entre las firmas más prestigiosas, como pueden ser A...

  19. Nueva York. Torres que rematan manzanas

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    Cattani, Rudivan Luiz

    2013-01-01

    La falta de luz y ventilación naturales provocada por las inmensas sombras de los nuevos edificios elevados del Downtown dio lugar a la ley de zonificación de 1916. La normativa reguló alturas, retrocesos aéreos de las torres y la división en tres zonas, residencial, comercial e industrial. El edificio escalonado (torta de boda) fue el resultado directo de la aplicación de esta nueva regulación. La construcción vertical del Downtown resultaba inevitable, pues no se disponía de superficie a...

  20. Nuevas situaciones, otras arquitecturas : arquitecturas del exilio

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    Esther Mayoral Campa

    2006-01-01

    En esta comunicación se expone la importancia de la contribución de las Escuelas y en este caso de la asignatura de Proyectos Arquitectónicos a la creación de un sustrato cultural que potencie, la creatividad y la aparición de futuras líneas de investigación dentro del Proponemos un recorrido que bajo el epígrafe “Otras situaciones, Nuevas arquitecturas. Arquitecturas del exilio”, explorar un campo de conocimiento ligado al contexto socio-cultural en el que estamos inmersos, y en el q...

  1. Nuevas citas en Rubiaceae de Brasil

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    Elsa L. Cabral

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Galianthe guaranitica E.L. Cabral y G. parvula E.L. Cabral son primeros registros para Brasil, Rosenbergiodendron longiflorum (Ruiz & Pav. Fagerl. y Guettarda pohliana Müll. Arg. son mencionadas por primera vez para el estado de Paraná. Schwendenera tetrapyxis K. Schum., Galianthe dichasia (Sucre & C. G. Costa E.L. Cabral y Galianthe longisepala E.L. Cabral son nuevas citas para los estados de Paraná, Mato Grosso do Sul y Mato Grosso respectivamente

  2. Consumer preferences for automobile energy-efficiency grades

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    Recently, increases in energy prices have made energy conservation and efficiency improvements even more essential than in the past. However, consumers experience difficulty in obtaining reliable information regarding energy efficiency, so that many countries have implemented regulations to enforce energy-efficiency grade labeling. In this study, consumer preferences regarding energy efficiency grades are analyzed by the mixed logit and MDCEV model based on the revealed preference data of past automobile purchases. Findings show that consumers rationally apply information on energy efficiency grades when purchasing automobiles. However, they tend to show inefficiency in automobile usage patterns. This study discusses political implications of energy efficiency policies as they might impact consumer behaviors of automobile purchase and usage. - Highlights: ► We model discrete choice model to evaluate energy-efficiency grade regulation. ► Consumers apply information on energy efficiency grades when purchasing automobiles. ► However, they tend to show inefficiency in automobile usage patterns. ► The policies for efficient automobile usage are discussed.

  3. The challenges of automobile-dependent urban transport strategy

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    Jovanović Miomir

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available The fundamental aims of sustainable urban development and the pro-automobile oriented economic development are on a collision course. It is obvious that automobile-dependent urban development is under heavy/powerful influence of the automobile lobby (automobile and oil industries, along with construction. In this domain famous land-use-transportation studies (or ‘grand transportation studies’ are, unfortunately, still prevailing - a vicious circle of self-fulfilling prophecy of congestion, road building, sprawl, congestion and more road building. Until recently, it was commonly thought that investment in public transport was not economically sustainable and that focusing on the development of the automobile industry and financing the construction of roadways stimulated economic growth. In this paper we clearly show that automobile industry is now overcapitalized, less profitable than many other industries (and may become even less profitable in the future, that transport market is characterized with huge distortions (more than a third of motor-vehicle use can be explained by underpriced driving, while new road investment does not have a major impact on economic growth (especially in a region with an already well-developed infrastructure, and that pro-automobile transport strategy inexorably incurs harmful global, regional and local ecological consequences. [Projekat Ministarstva nauke Republike Srbije, br. 37010

  4. Female identity discourse in automobile advertisements

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    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available The article analyzes the way in which the modern car-advertisement defines the identity of women as potential purchasers – to whom it is designed to get through. The research includes language and iconic instruments by which this type of advertisement aims to create a feminized market of products formerly recognized as traditionally masculine. The identification of the addressee of each publicity material might be subsumed under a set of stereotypes, thus enabling advertisers to get across their message using the code of addressee’s own values. The present paper concentrates on the linguistic specifity of the ads for high-tech goods (automobiles targeting the feminine public and eventually points out their high degree of markedness according to the sex of addressees. Discourse analysis and a closer look at linguistic means appearing in French, Spanish and Polish automotive commercials both reveals a stereotyped woman’s image and shows how they happen to perpetutate it.

  5. Perception of risk from automobile safety defects.

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    Slovic, P; MacGregor, D; Kraus, N N

    1987-10-01

    Descriptions of safety engineering defects of the kind that compel automobile manufacturers to initiate a recall campaign were evaluated by individuals on a set of risk characteristic scales that included overall vehicle riskiness, manufacturer's ability to anticipate the defect, importance for vehicle operation, severity of consequences and likelihood of compliance with a recall notice. A factor analysis of the risk characteristics indicated that judgments could be summarized in terms of two composite scales, one representing the uncontrollability of the damage the safety defect might cause and the other representing the foreseeability of the defect by the manufacturer. Motor vehicle defects were found to be highly diverse in terms of the perceived qualities of their risks. Location of individual defects within the factor space was closely associated with perceived riskiness, perceived likelihood of purchasing another car from the same manufacturer, perceived likelihood of compliance with a recall notice, and actual compliance rates. PMID:3675807

  6. Analytical description of the modern steam automobile

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    Peoples, J. A.

    1974-01-01

    The sensitivity of operating conditions upon performance of the modern steam automobile is discussed. The word modern has been used in the title to indicate that emphasis is upon miles per gallon rather than theoretical thermal efficiency. This has been accomplished by combining classical power analysis with the ideal Pressure-Volume diagram. Several parameters are derived which characterize performance capability of the modern steam car. The report illustrates that performance is dictated by the characteristics of the working medium, and the supply temperature. Performance is nearly independent of pressures above 800 psia. Analysis techniques were developed specifically for reciprocating steam engines suitable for automotive application. Specific performance charts have been constructed on the basis of water as a working medium. The conclusions and data interpretation are therefore limited within this scope.

  7. PRODUCT EFFICIENCY IN THE SPANISH AUTOMOBILE MARKET

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    González, Eduardo

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper evaluates product efficiency in the Spanish automobile market. We use non parametric frontier techniques in order to estimate product efficiency scores for each model. These scores reflect the minimum price for which each car could be sold, given the bundle of tangible features it offers in comparison to the best-buy models. Unlike previous research, we use discounted prices which have been adjusted by car dealerships to meet sale targets. Therefore, we interpret the efficiency scores as indicators of the value of the intangible features of the brand. The results show that Audi, Volvo, Volkswagen and Mercedes offer the greatest intangible value, since they are heavily overpriced in terms of price/product ratios. Conversely, Seat, Kia, Renault and Dacia are the brands that can be taken as referent in terms of price/product ratios.

  8. Reliability-based design for automobiles in China

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    Yimin ZHANG

    2008-01-01

    The level of automobile design and manufac-turing is an important sign of leadership in science and technology and economic power. The achievements of theories and methods for reliability-based design of auto-mobiles in China are reviewed. For reliability-based design, the theories and practices, optimization, sensitiv-ity, and robustness are estimated. The techniques of reli-ability-based design for automobiles are developed. The techniques service to the "hollow" phenomena of kernel technology, product innovative power, and independent development power can be solved.

  9. Standardization Boosts the Development ofCHANGAN AUTOMOBILE

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    2012-01-01

    In the past two decades,CHANGAN AUTOMOBILE has been sticking to its core value of "technology innovation and consistent care" and dedicating to lead the automobile culture by technology innovation.Till now,it has a complete product range of micro vehicles,passenger cars,buses,trucks,SUV,MPV,etc.,and engineplatforms ranging from 0.8L to 2.5L.CHANGAN AUTOMOBILE brand output ranked 13th in the world and first in China in 2009.Its brand value reached 30.515 billion RMB in 2011,among most valuable brands in China.

  10. A Study of the Translation of Automobile Trademark

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    2014-01-01

    Name is an interesting thing, almost everything has its name. Nowadays along with the rising of consumption levels in China, the brand name of the car becomes an important topic. And the translation of the name of the automobile is the primary task for establishing the global image of the brand. In this paper, I summarize the translation methods for automobile trademarks and point out the importance of the translation of automobile’s trademarks. In addition, this paper explores the trend in the trans-lation of automobile names in China.

  11. Ética, ciência e tecnologia

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    Ivan Domingues

    2004-06-01

    Full Text Available O artigo visa pensar a relação entre ética, ciência e tecnologia, enfatizando o problema de sua revinculação depois da cisão entre os juízos de fato e os juízos de valor, ocorrida no início dos tempos modernos. Uma vez examinada a ética da aristocracia guerreira e a moral do santo, procura-se delinear o caminho tomando como referência a ética da responsabilidade, cujo protótipo é a moral do sábio, desaparecido no curso dos tempos modernos, em razão da fragmentação do saber e do advento do especialista. Ao fim do estudo, é discutida a relação entre a ética e a metafísica, com o intuito de ajustar a questão antropológica à perspectiva cosmológica, bem como de fornecer as bases de um novo humanismo, objetivando a humanização da técnica e a geração de um novo homem, alfabetizado em ciência, tecnologia e humanidades.The article aims at thinking the relation among ethics, science and technology, emphasizing the problem of their re-tying, after the division into judgments of fact and judgments of value, wich happened in the begininning of modern times. Since the warlike aristocracy's ethics and the saint man's moral are examined, it tries to outline its way, taking as a reference the ethics of responsability, whose prototype is the wise man's moral, which disappeared in the course of modern times, due to the fragmentation of knowing and the advent of the specialist. At the end of the study, the relationship between ethics and metaphysics is discussed, aiming at adjusting the anthropological question to the cosmological perspective, as well as at providing the bases of a new humanism, objectifying the humanization of the technique and the generation of a new man, literate at science, technology and the humanities.

  12. Fuzzy analytic network process based multi criteria decision making methodology for a family automobile purchasing decision

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    Yesim Yayla, A.; Yildiz, A

    2013-01-01

    Nowadays, in parallel with the advancing technology, automobiles that have substantially advanced technological properties are being manufactured. Intended uses of the automobiles have been changing in our days in contrast to 1960s when automobiles were only used for transportation. Consumers, in our day and age, expect profoundly different properties from an automobile. In this context, more than one criterion become effective on making decision on purchasing an automobile that has the requi...

  13. Effect of aftermarket automobile window tinting films on driver vision.

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    LaMotte, J; Ridder, W; Yeung, K; De Land, P

    2000-01-01

    This study was conducted to determine the level of automobile window tint that causes a significant reduction of vision for automobile drivers. Contrast sensitivity was measured on 20 participants, of whom 10 were age 20 to 29 years and 10 were age 60 to 69 years, through a stock automobile window (control) and two windows darkened with plastic film. For the younger drivers, a car window with 37% transmittance did not significantly reduce contrast sensitivity, but a darker tint of 18% transmittance reduced contrast sensitivity at higher spatial frequencies. For the older drivers, a tint of 37% transmittance significantly reduced mid-to- high spatial frequency contrast sensitivity. The typical state standard (no tint with less than 35% transmittance) would thus seem to be appropriate for younger drivers; however, further examination of the standard may be necessary in regard to older drivers. Actual or potential applications of this research include guidelines and regulations regarding tinting of automobile windows. PMID:11022888

  14. Analysis for the Dynamic Characteristic of the Automobile Transmission Gearbox

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    Fujin Yu

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available Automobile transmission gearbox, as one of the major components, which will inevitably bring about the vibration and noise of automobile vehicle. The objective of this study to reduce the noise and vibration of automobile transmission by structural optimization of the gearbox in order to better control its functional operation and improve its performance. For this purpose, based on the working characteristics of the gearbox, modal analysis of automobile transmission gearbox is formulated using 3D graphics software Pro/E together with Finite Element Method. In addition, the modal test of gearbox is conducted also. Through comparing model analysis results to test results, test results verify the correctness of the finite element analysis results, thus provide the theoretic basis to analyze its dynamic characteristics of the gearbox structure as well as its improvement to reduce vibration and noise.

  15. Supply Chain Management Practices of Indian Automobile Industry

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    B. S. Sahay; Vikram Sharma; G. D. Sardana

    2011-01-01

    The automobile industry is a major contributor to India’s economy. The Indian automobile manufacturers face stiff international competition in the wake of all major US and European car manufacturers entering the Indian market. In the contemporary scenario, supply chain management practices can be adopted to improve operational efficiency and profits. This paper presents the current status of Indian automotive supply chains. For this, data was collected by conducting a nationwide survey. The...

  16. Measures of Technical Efficiency in Two Sectors: Banks and Automobiles

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    Rapacciuolo Ciro

    2007-01-01

    The aim of this paper is to evaluate technical efficiency in the automobile and the banking industry, using balance sheet data on businesses in the two sectors: the world leading automobile producers and the top-20 Italian banking groups. The measurement of inefficiency, a strand of literature started by Farrell (1957), is conducted by means of the Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA), which is one of the existing approaches in this field; Fare, Grosskopf e Lovell (1994) prepared the ground for th...

  17. Evolution of organizational structure and strategy of the automobile industry

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    Heng, S.H.; Wibbelink, R.

    2000-01-01

    This paper is a historically oriented study of the automobile industry. It sets out to understand why have the structure and strategy of the dominant companies in the automobile industry changed in the way they have done. Our findings suggest three factors at work, namely the knowledge of car production and of customers, the capability of the technological system, and the business environment. The knowledge system represents the level of know-how and the availability of information. In a sens...

  18. Characteristics of motorcyclists involved in accidents between motorcycles and automobiles

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    Amanda Lima de Oliveira; Andy Petroianu; Dafne Maria Villar Gonçalves; Gisele Araújo Pereira; Luiz Ronaldo Alberti

    2015-01-01

    Introduction: traffic accidents are one of the main causes of death and disability, with motorcyclists representing the great majority of both the victims and the perpetrators. Objective: this work studied the characteristics of motorcyclists injured in accidents involving motorcycles and automobiles. Method: this study sought to interview 100 motorcyclists who had been injured in collisions between motorcycles and automobiles, and who were undergoing emergency hospital treatment in the regio...

  19. Emissions reductions as a result of automobile improvement.

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    Pokharel, Sajal S; Bishop, Gary A; Stedman, Donald H; Slott, Robert

    2003-11-15

    Remote sensing of light duty vehicle on-road tailpipe exhaust has been used to measure on-road mass emissions of automobile fleets in Denver for 13 years and in two other U.S. cities for 5 years. Analysis of these fleets shows that newer automobiles, during a period of fairly constant new car standards, have become continually less polluting independent of measurement location. Improving emissions control technology spurred by federal regulations is thought to have brought about these trends.

  20. Computer Model for Automobile Climate Control System Simulation and Application

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    Emin Oker

    1999-06-01

    Full Text Available A software to simulate the dynamic operation of climate control system for a generic automobile has been developed. The transient nature of passenger cabin temperature and relative humidity are predicted using the principles of thermodynamics. Analysis include detailed simulations of every component of the automobile air conditioning network. The methodology is validated by comparing the simulation results with the experimental results.

  1. Informe de nuevas variedades. LAJERA, UNA NUEVA VARIEDAD CUBANA DE PAPA

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    Ana Estévez

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available En el Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Agrícolas (INCA, desde 1985 se inició un programa de mejoramiento genético, con el objetivo de obtener variedades de papa cubanas con resistencia a enfermedades, altos rendimientos y calidad de los tubérculos; como resultado de ese programa se han logrado ocho variedades cubanas. Lajera es una nueva variedad producida por el método clásico de hibridación que posee altos rendimientos, calidad para consumo fresco y resistencia de campo a A. solani y el virus del enrollamiento de la hoja (PLRV. Esta posee su registro comercial de nueva variedad cubana, otorgado por el Instituto Nacional de Sanidad Vegetal del Ministerio de Agricultura de Cuba. En este trabajo se presentan las principales características de esta variedad así como su pedigrí.

  2. Fabricando corpos: ficção e tecnologia

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    Ieda Tucherman

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available Desdobramento dos extensos estudos da autora sobre a ficção científica no cinema como narrativa representativa do mundo contemporâneo, o artigo enfoca especificamente as questões relacionadas ao corpo humano e à tecnologia que emergem dos filmes desse gênero nascido sob o signo da cultura visual médica. As narrativas fílmicas contemporâneas de ficção científica abrem espaço para reflexões sobre as sociedades atuais em mutação e para questionarmos até que ponto, diante da profunda interação homem-máquina, permanecemos ainda humanos. Palavras-chave: Ficção científica; cinema; tecnociência; corpo; subjetividade. ABSTRACT This article draws on my extensive studies on science fiction cinema as a form of narrative which represents contemporary world. The work focus specifically the questions related with the human body and the technology which emerges from sci fi films generated under the sign of medical visual culture. Contemporary filmic science fiction narratives give way to refletions over present mutating societies and to questioning how far, given the deep human-machine interaction, we are still human. Keywords: Science fiction; cinema; technoscience; body; subjectivity.

  3. Nueva estación de ferrocarril y nueva pista para el aeropuerto de Viena

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    1978-10-01

    Full Text Available This article concerns the improvement works in the Schwecht Airport, in Vienna, among which the construction of a new railroad line with a station located in the Airport and a new landing strip stand out. The technical characteristics are described, as well as the manufacturing procedures of the necessary works: tunnel of the station, pedestrian crossing, new strip with the tunnel located under it, etc.

    Se tratan en este artículo las obras de mejora del Aeropuerto de Schwecht, en Viena, entre las que destacan la construcción de una nueva línea de ferrocarril con estación situada en el Aeropuerto y la realización de una nueva pista de aterrizaje. Se describen las características técnicas y los procedimientos de fabricación de las obras necesarias: túnel de la estación, paso de peatones, nueva pista con el túnel situado debajo de ella, etc.

  4. Direct Numerical Simulation of Automobile Cavity Tones

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    Kurbatskii, Konstantin; Tam, Christopher K. W.

    2000-01-01

    The Navier Stokes equation is solved computationally by the Dispersion-Relation-Preserving (DRP) scheme for the flow and acoustic fields associated with a laminar boundary layer flow over an automobile door cavity. In this work, the flow Reynolds number is restricted to R(sub delta*) < 3400; the range of Reynolds number for which laminar flow may be maintained. This investigation focuses on two aspects of the problem, namely, the effect of boundary layer thickness on the cavity tone frequency and intensity and the effect of the size of the computation domain on the accuracy of the numerical simulation. It is found that the tone frequency decreases with an increase in boundary layer thickness. When the boundary layer is thicker than a certain critical value, depending on the flow speed, no tone is emitted by the cavity. Computationally, solutions of aeroacoustics problems are known to be sensitive to the size of the computation domain. Numerical experiments indicate that the use of a small domain could result in normal mode type acoustic oscillations in the entire computation domain leading to an increase in tone frequency and intensity. When the computation domain is expanded so that the boundaries are at least one wavelength away from the noise source, the computed tone frequency and intensity are found to be computation domain size independent.

  5. Reviews: Diccionario de nuevas formas de lectura y escritura

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    Enrico Bocciolesi

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Review of Martos Núñez Eloy & Campos Fernández-Fígares Mar (eds, Diccionario de nuevas formas de lectura y escritura. Madrid: Red Internacional de Universidades Lectoras-Santillana.

  6. As tecnologias solidárias : do investimento no conhecimento ao desenvolvimento pessoal

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    Mourato, Dulce Cristina Cebola

    2011-01-01

    Tese de doutoramento, Educação (Tecnologias de Informação e Comunicação na Educação), Universidade de Lisboa, Instituto de Educação, 2011 A motivação deste estudo teve as suas raízes na promoção da inclusão, mais especificamente em temas relacionados com a acessibilidade, a universalidade de acesso das Tecnologias de Informação e Comunicação (TIC) e a sua disponibilização para todos. Este tese centrou-se no desenvolvimento do conceito de Tecnologias Solidárias enquadrado pela revisão da li...

  7. Tecnologias Web 2.0 na formação inicial de professores

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    Patrício, Maria Raquel

    2012-01-01

    O advento e generalização das Tecnologias de Informação e Comunicação (TIC) e a evolução da Internet provocaram transformações e novas oportunidades na sociedade actual. Com as alterações ocorridas na World Wide Web, o termo Web 2.0 começou a ser amplamente utilizado para descrever um conjunto de tecnologias, atitudes e conceitos. A presente investigação apresenta as ferramentas Web 2.0, como área de estudo no âmbito da tecnologia educativa, da educação no contexto da Sociedade da Informaç...

  8. 49 CFR 536.9 - Use of credits with regard to the domestically manufactured passenger automobile minimum standard.

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    ... manufactured passenger automobile minimum standard. 536.9 Section 536.9 Transportation Other Regulations... domestically manufactured passenger automobile minimum standard. (a) Each manufacturer is responsible for..., the domestically manufactured passenger automobile compliance category credit excess or shortfall...

  9. Press Coverage of CCS: A New Technology in the Media; Analisis de la Cobertura de la Tecnologia de Captura y Almacenamiento de CO{sub 2} (CAC) en la Prensa Escrita: Una Nueva Tecnologia en los Medios de Comunicacion

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    Sola, R.; Oltra, C.; Sala, R.; Di Masso, M.

    2009-12-19

    Public knowledge of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) technology is very low among the Spanish population. Only 17% of the Spanish said to have heard about CCS. There is also an important percentage of the population who is not sure about the use of CCS as a mitigation option for climate change. In that sense, the media could play an important role in the formation of public attitudes of CCS. The objective of the present work is to identify the picture of CCS transmitted in the Spanish press from January 2005 to July 2008. We carried out a quantitative analysis of a total of 139 press articles, considering different dimensions as the general attitude to CCS, the actors mentioned and their attitude, benefits and risks related to CCS, or the link with climate change. Data show a significant increase of CCS coverage in the Spanish press from 2007. The CCS technology is framed in the climate change context, as a possible solution to reduce CO{sub 2} emissions. The general attitude transmitted is positive: the benefits of the technology are emphasized versus the risks. Nevertheless, data show an important polarization in the attitudes through CCS between environmental NGOs (against it) and all the other actors (in favour). (Author) 5 refs.

  10. O uso das tecnologias na educação à distância pelo professor tutor = (Use of technology in distance education for teacher tutor)

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    Feldkercher, Nadiane; Saldanha Manara, Alecia

    2012-01-01

    Atualmente, com o avanço das tecnologias, tema recorrente de discussão na educação é a relação desta com as tecnologias. Tanto no ensino presencial como no à distância as tecnologias contribuem nos processos de ensino e aprendizagem. Os objetivos

  11. Informe de nuevas variedades IT-2004: NUEVA VARIEDAD DE TABACO NEGRO CUBANO (Nicotiana tabacum L.

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    E. Espino

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available La nueva variedad de tabaco negro cubana 'IT-2004' posee un potencial de rendimiento de 2370 kg.ha-1 (700 qq/cab., con 20-22 hojas aprovechables por planta, es altamente resistente al moho azul, la pata prieta y necrosis ambiental y resistente a la sequía. Su calidad organoléptica responde al patrón del tabaco negro cubano, aunque con una fortaleza media, de ligera a medianamente fuerte, lo que permite su utilización como productora de materia prima para la industria cigarrera nacional.

  12. Reflexões sobre o resgate do parto natural na era da tecnologia

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    Petronila Libana Cechin

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    Este artigo tece algumas considerações reflexivas sobre o resgate do parto natural, apesar dos avanços tecnológicos na área obstétrica. Retomar as nossas raizes culturais para humanizar o processo da gestação e do parto, é uma proposta alternativa ao modelo atual. A interferência da tecnologia médica sobre o parto está associada ao poder econômico que se apossou do corpo, preconizando que o nascimento seguro é aquele que ocorre no meio hospitalar, munido de alta tecnologia. Assim sendo, criou...

  13. TECNOLOGIA DIGITAL E AGÊNCIA: RESSIGNIFICANDO A TAREFA DA ESCRITA ESCOLAR

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    Júlio Araújo

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    Full Text Available Os conceitos de agência, letramentos e relação com o saber iluminam a análise das relações que estudantes de uma escola situada em zona periférica de Fortaleza têm construído com a tarefa da escrita envolvendo as tecnologias digitais. Os resultados mostram que, pelo exercício da escrita de tirinhas em ferramentas digitais, como a Pixton, esses sujeitos se movimentam no ambiente estruturante da escola e nele tentam obter suas conquistas, tanto pessoais como coletivas, auxiliados pelos recursos que tais tecnologias oferecem.

  14. Crianças, tecnologias e aprendizagem : contributo para uma teoria substantiva

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    Ramos, Altina

    2005-01-01

    Tese de Doutoramento em Estudos da Criança Esta investigação integra-se no ramo de doutoramento em Estudos da Criança, área de conhecimento de Tecnologias da Informação e Comunicação. A tecnologia transforma a realidade educativa, mas não é o único agente de transformação (Fielding & Lee, 1998). Porque essa realidade é complexa e multifacetada, o objectivo desta investigação é estudar os factores intervenientes no processo de utilização de TIC em actividades de aprendizagem, principa...

  15. Arquitectura e Personalização. O impacto das tecnologias CAD/CAM

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    Atualmente, a utilização das tecnologias de projeto emanufaturação digital desafia a prática arquitetónica a diversosníveis. Os seus impactos mais visíveis aparentam estar relacionadoscom a expansão das possibilidades geométricas e construtivas dodesenho e a possibilidade de exploração de modos de produçãonão-standard. Neste contexto, as tecnologias digitais promovemum novo grau de personalização que pode afetar o modo como osarquitetos pensam e constroem os seus projetos.A presente tese proc...

  16. El constitucionalismo revolucionario en la Nueva Granda

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    Isidro Vanegas

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    Full Text Available Este artículo muestra los orígenes del variado constitucionalismo creado durante la revolución de la Nueva Granada en la década de 1810. Contrasta la noción revolucionaria de “constitución” con aquella propia de la sociedad monárquica y muestra sus rasgos distintivos, así como los mecanismos mediante los cuales fue elaborada y puesta en vigor. Subraya cómo ese concepto entrañaba un horizonte de profunda ruptura con la sociedad en la cual nacía. En este sentido, el artículo interroga los aportes historiográficos que señalan los orígenes de la historia constitucional colombiana en 1821, remontándose a las experiencias político revolucionarias de la primera década del siglo XIX, por medio de una reevaluación del aporte constitucional neogranadino frente al gaditano.

  17. El constitucionalismo revolucionario en la Nueva Granada

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    Full Text Available Este artículo muestra los orígenes del variado constitucionalismo creado durante la revolución de la Nueva Granda en la década de 1810. contrasta la noción revolucionaria de "constitución" con aquella propia de la sociedad monárquica y muestra sus rasgos distintivos, así como los mecanismos mediante los cuales fue elaborada y puesta en vigor. Subraya cómo ese concepto entrañaba un horizonte de profunda ruptura con la sociedad en la cual nacía. En este sentido, el artículo interroga los aportes historiográficos que señalan los orígenes de la historia constitucional colombiana en 1821, remontándose a las experiencias político revolucionarias de la primera década del siglo XIX, por medio de la re evaluación del aporte constitucional neogranadino frente al gaditano

  18. Nueva biblioteca pública, en Seattle

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    Bindon, L W.

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    Full Text Available El edificio está construido en un solar en pendientes y ocupa una manzana entera situada entre la Cuarta y Quinta Avenida en la parte baja de la ciudad de Seattle. El antiguo edificio construido en 1914 fue reconstruido y los servicios internos fueron modificados e instalados en el nuevo edificio. Como se indica en los planos, las tres plantas fundamentales de que consta el edificio están conectadas entre sí por medio de una escalera mecánica, a la que se llega directamente desde las dos entradas principales situadas en las dos calles anteriormente mencionadas, al este y al oeste, respectivamente, del edificio. Esta disposición deja grandes espacios abiertos aprovechables para salas de lectura, con circulación simple y directa entre y a través de las estanterías que contienen los más modernos tratados e ideas de filosofía. Las antes mencionadas librerías del antiguo edificio fueron sustituidas por dos plantas de nuevas estanterías situadas debajo de los tres pisos fundamentales, en los que se guarda la suficiente cantidad de libros para cubrir el servicio de las salas de lectura.

  19. Nueva plaza de Erlangen - Alemania Federal

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    Loebermann, H.

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    Full Text Available Not availableEl proyecto de la nueva plaza de Erlangen abarca los siguientes edificios: AYUNTAMIENTO, que aloja la sala principal y todas las instalaciones correspondientes. HOTEL DE 1.ª CATEGORÍA, con una capacidad de 240 camas repartidas en 138 habitaciones. Entre sus servicios se hallan: restaurante; piscina cubierta; sauna; salones de conferencias; e instalaciones centrales de cocina para el hotel y la sala Municipal. SALA MUNICIPAL, que alberga una gran sala de 1.203 asientos; sala pequeña con 270 asientos; sala da descanso; camerinos de artistas; restaurante de 180 plazas, y salas de conferencias. CENTRO COMERCIAL, con 45 locales comerciales de una y dos plantas. ALMACÉN GENERAL, con una superficie de unos 7.500 m2. APARCAMIENTO, con 650 plazas repartidas en 10 niveles, y estación de servicio. La oficina de Harald Loebermann proyectó, dirigió y decoró todos los locales. La ciudad se hizo cargo de la financiación y realización de las obras del Ayuntamiento, encargándose de las restantes construcciones la Firma alemana Aniagen Leasing.

  20. Metalworking Lasers In Automobile Fabrication - A View From The UK

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    Dawes, C. J.

    1986-11-01

    The development of the CO2 gas laser in the mid-sixties, has paved the way for the potential use of lasers in the fabrication of various driveline and body parts for automobiles. Much laser and laser metalworking research has been conducted in the United Kingdom and Europe (early research on cutting dates back to 1967). However, the automobile industries in both communities have been cautious in using lasers in production for heat treatment and welding. This paper outlines, in respect to the automobile industry, developments in laser equipments, current production applications, potential application studies and particular problem areas which are being researched. The application areas discussed cover: laser cutting, heat treatment and welding.

  1. Design of a TFT-LCD Based Digital Automobile Instrument

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    2014-01-01

    instrument and gives an introduction to the sampling circuits and interfaces related to these signals. Following this is the functional categorizing of the circuit modules, such as video buffer circuit, CAN bus interface circuit, and TFT-LCD drive circuit. Additionally, the external EEPROM stores information of the vehicle for history data query, and the external FLASH enables the display of high quality figures. On the whole, the accomplished automobile instrument meets the requirements of automobile instrument markets with its characters of low cost, favorable compatibility, friendly interfaces, and easy upgrading.

  2. Atmospheric pollution coming from automobiles and public health

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    The air pollution coming from automobile is responsible of different diseases in respiratory or cardiovascular system. epidemiological studies in professional or general media give information in term of public health. If the role of air pollution from automobile at short terms is well established, for effects at long term (such cancers or chronic diseases of respiratory system) the measurement or estimation of the exposure is not sufficient for the moment and makes the epidemiology unable to quantify effects. In spite of these lacks, it is important to reduce the risk for the most fragile people. (N.C.)

  3. Adhesion coefficient of automobile tire and road surface

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    2008-01-01

    The adhesion coefficient of automobile tire and road surface was analyzed and the formula about it was derived.Some suggestions about highway construction,driving safety of the drivers and the judgment of the traffic accidents were presented.The results show that the adhesion coefficient is a function with the extreme value.If there is atmospheric pressure in the tire,the load of the vehicle and the degree of the coarse on the road surface is not selected properly,it will reach the least and affect the safety of the running automobile.

  4. Creación de nuevas empresas. Estrategias personales para buscar nuevas oportunidades de negocios

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    Jorge Luis Vengoechea Orozco

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Resumen:Generar ideas de negocios es un gran reto hay que empezar por gestar ideas, pensar creativamente y comenzarpor generar una lista de ideas, sin preocuparse en como se materializar la idea. Al formular las ideas se debenaceptar todo tipo de ideas, ya sean tontas o atrevidas, ideas que vayan en contra de lo que la gente piensa. Unaforma de hacerlo es contactar familiares y personas de confianza para compartir las ideas, esta es una buenamanera de deshacerse de las malas ideas y de encontrar nuevas oportunidades de negocios, al contactar amigosy personas allegadas se puede saber qué opinan de las ideas y que nuevas ideas o mejoras podrían sugerir ellos.Palabras claves:Ideas, negocios, emprendimiento, emprendedor.Abstract:Generate business ideas is a challenge we must begin by developing ideas, think creatively and begin to generatea list of ideas, without worrying as to materialize the idea. In formulating the ideas must accept all kinds of ideas,whether silly or daring ideas that go against what people think. One way is to contact family and people you trust toshare ideas, this is a good way to get rid of bad ideas and find new business opportunities, to contact friends andsignificant others can know what you think of the ideas and new ideas or improvements that might suggest them.Keywords:Ideas, business, entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial

  5. Evaluating the Economic Impacts of Technological Innovation in the Automobile Industry: The Input-Output Approach

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    Shibusawa, Hiroyuki; Sugawara, Takafumi

    2011-01-01

    In this paper, the economic impacts of technological innovation, such as electric and hybrid vehicles, in the automobile industry in Japan are examined. The automobile industry has to develop environmentally friendly vehicles in the face of the global warming issue and the exhaustion problem of petroleum. The conventional automobiles with gasoline and diesel oil don’t meet the demands of present age. The new generation automobiles will become popular for coming several decades. The indust...

  6. 76 FR 61779 - Agency Information Collection (Application for Automobile or Other Conveyance and Adaptive...

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    ... AFFAIRS Agency Information Collection (Application for Automobile or Other Conveyance and Adaptive... refer to ``OMB Control No. 2900-0067.'' SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Application for Automobile or..., servicepersons and their survivors complete VA Form 21-4502 to apply for automobile or other conveyance...

  7. 26 CFR 48.4061(a)-5 - Sale of automobile truck bodies and chassis.

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    ... 26 Internal Revenue 16 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 true Sale of automobile truck bodies and chassis. 48..., Tread Rubber, and Taxable Fuel Automotive and Related Items § 48.4061(a)-5 Sale of automobile truck bodies and chassis. (a) Sale of completed vehicle. An automobile truck (as defined by §...

  8. 49 CFR 393.128 - What are the rules for securing automobiles, light trucks and vans?

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    ... 49 Transportation 5 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false What are the rules for securing automobiles, light... automobiles, light trucks and vans? (a) Applicability. The rules in this section apply to the transportation of automobiles, light trucks, and vans which individually weigh 4,536 kg. (10,000 lb) or...

  9. 40 CFR 600.311-86 - Range of fuel economy for comparable automobiles.

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    ... automobiles. 600.311-86 Section 600.311-86 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY... Regulations for 1977 and Later Model Year Automobiles-Labeling § 600.311-86 Range of fuel economy for comparable automobiles. (a) The Administrator will determine the range of city and the range of highway...

  10. 40 CFR 600.311-08 - Range of fuel economy for comparable automobiles.

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    ... automobiles. 600.311-08 Section 600.311-08 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY... Regulations for 1977 and Later Model Year Automobiles-Labeling § 600.311-08 Range of fuel economy for comparable automobiles. (a) The Administrator will determine the range of combined fuel economy values...

  11. 17 CFR 256.309 - Automobiles, other vehicles, and related garage equipment.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 17 Commodity and Securities Exchanges 3 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Automobiles, other vehicles... § 256.309 Automobiles, other vehicles, and related garage equipment. This account shall include the delivered cost of all service company owned automobiles, vans, trucks, and other vehicles used by...

  12. Hacia una nueva educación

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    Felipe Ovares Barquero

    2008-08-01

    Full Text Available Recibido 19 de julio, 2007 • Aprobado 23 de octubre, 2007  Resumen. En este ensayo, centrado en el tema de la Educación, señalamos los principios básicos que configuran el modelo educativo de la era industrial. Para este fin utilizamos los resultados que Alvin Toffler da a conocer en su libro La tercera ola. Estos principios son: uniformización, especialización, sincronización, concentración, maximización y centralización. Tras destacarlos y mostrar cómo cada uno de estos principios deja su impronta en la educación formal del período industrial, defendemos la tesis de que la Nueva educación nace y se configura en un proceso de desmontaje y sustitución por principios del industrialismo por los nuevos principios de la naciente sociedad post-industrial, también llamada Sociedad del conocimiento.  Abstract. We point out in this article centered on Education the main principles that shape the educational model of the industrial age. Those principles were explained by Alvin Toffler in his book The Third Wave. They are: standardization, specialization, synchronization, concentration, maximization and centralization. After emphasizing them and showing how each one of them leaves its mark in the formal education in the industrial age, we defend the thesis that the new education is originated and configures itself in a process of dismantling and replacement of the principles of the industrialism by the new principles of the raising post-industrial society, also called Society of the Knowledge.

  13. Hacia una nueva Biología

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    Sandín, Máximo

    2002-05-01

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    «La victoria del darwinismo ha sido tan completa que es un shock darse cuenta de cuan vacía es realmente la visión darwiniana de la vida». Esta rotunda frase no parece significar solamente la manifestación de una opinión personal. Pertenece a un editorial publicado en Nature y fïrmado por Henry Gee, uno de sus comentaristas sobre evolución. El motivo de que una revista científica de las más prestigiosas (que se pueden considerar como las mantenedoras de la ortodoxia, haga suyo ese comentario es que las investigaciones más recientes (especialmente en el campo de la embriogénesis han revelado unos fenómenos que han puesto de manifiesto su absoluta incompatibilidad con la teoría darwinista de la evolución. Las consecuencias de esto son obvias, y las precisa otro editorialista de Nature, Philip Ball, en un comentario sobre la secuenciación del Genoma humano: «Los biólogos van a tener que construir una nueva Biología». Tenemos por delante un duro y largo trabajo científico por realizar, pero también tenemos una tarea previa: depurar la Biología de la, tan arraigada, terminología darwinista, cargada de conceptos y prejuicios deformadores de los fenómenos biológicos.

  14. Estilos de cuidar de enfermeiras na Terapia Intensiva mediados pela tecnologia

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    Rafael Celestino da Silva

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se analisar as representações sociais de enfermeiras de terapia intensiva sobre as práticas de cuidado, face à tecnologia. Realizou-se entrevistas com vinte e uma enfermeiras de um centro de terapia intensiva, em hospital público do Rio de Janeiro. Aplicouse análise lexical, com uso do Alceste 2010. Os resultados se organizaram em duas categorias, cada qual com três classes lexicais. A primeira trouxe o sentido da tecnologia na terapia intensiva e a organização dos estilos de cuidar; a segunda mostrou a condição do cliente e suas repercussões na prática de cuidar das enfermeiras. Concluiu-se que a tecnologia organiza os estilos de cuidar das enfermeiras, que se constroem na assistência ao cliente no contexto do trabalho. Estes conduzem as enfermeiras a atribuírem sentidos às suas práticas, levando-os a elaboração de modos de atuar em face das tecnologias.

  15. Determinantes da adoção da tecnologia de despolpamento na cafeicultura

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    Edson Zambon Monte

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available Os cafeicultores de Venda Nova do Imigrante, ES, que em sua maioria são agricultores familiares, têm adotado novas tecnologias para melhorar a qualidade do café arábica produzido na região. O objetivo deste trabalho é identificar os fatores que determinam a adoção da tecnologia de despolpamento pelos cafeicultores do município. O modelo Logit é utilizado como instrumento metodológico. Observa-se, pelos resultados, que os aspectos relativos a associativismo, escolaridade, capital próprio, produtividade, rentabilidade e treinamento determinam a adoção da tecnologia de despolpamento. As variáveis que mais contribuem para a adoção da tecnologia de despolpamento são rentabilidade, associativismo e treinamento.The family farm coffee producers from Venda Nova do Imigrante, ES, have adopted the pulping technology to improve Arabic coffee quality. The objective of this paper is to identify the adoption determinants of the pulping technology by the coffee producers. The Logit model is applied for data analysis. The pulping technology adoption is determined by the variables: coop affiliation, years of school, own capital stock, yield, profitability and training. The variables with greater marginal impact on coffee pulping technology adoption are: profitability, coop affiliation and training.

  16. A tecnologia social como alternativa para a reorientação da economia

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    Sylvia Gemignani Garcia

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo, para expor a perspectiva da tecnologia social enquanto experimentação de formas alternativas de trocas econômicas e relações políticas, divide-se em duas seções. A primeira aborda a problemática moderna em torno da relação entre conhecimento científico e organização social, destacando, de um lado, as perspectivas críticas que investigam os condicionantes sociais e históricos dos padrões cognitivos dominantes e, de outro, as políticas científicas e tecnológicas que propõem e promovem a redefinição da atividade científica em termos de desempenho econômico. À luz desse cenário, a segunda seção situa a criação da Rede de Tecnologia Social no Brasil para discutir, a partir da definição de tecnologia social de Renato Dagnino, algumas dificuldades e certos limites das possibilidades cognitivas e políticas da concepção e da prática de uma "tecnologia social". A exposição enfatiza a natureza social dos obstáculos que se opõem a essas possibilidades alternativas.

  17. Fuel cells: new technology of natural gas for energetical building; Pilas de combustible: nueva tecnologia de gas natural para edificios energeticamente autoabastecidos

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    Gutierrez, A. M.

    2000-07-01

    Fuel Cells have emerged in the last decade as one of the most promising new and sustainable natural gas technologies for meeting the energy needs of all the economy sectors into the 21st century. Fuel Cells are an environmentally clean, quiet, and highly efficient method for generating electricity and heat from natural gas. A fuel cell is an electrochemical device that converts the chemical energy of a fuel directly to usable energy (electricity and heat) without combustion. For this reason, the application and use of the fuel cell technology may be the most important technological advancement of the next century. At the beginning of the 2000 year Sociedad de Gas de Euskadi, s. a. started a demonstration project in favour of the high-temperature planar solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) for domestic micro-CHP utilization. This type is certainly most exacting from the materials standpoint, and it offers the advantage of uncomplicated fuel pretreatment. (Author)

  18. New technology for the emulsification of petroleum residuals in water; Nueva tecnologia para la emulsificacion de residuales del petroleo en agua

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    Peralta, M. Vita; Arriola, Alejandro M.; Sanchez S, Ramon; Manzanares P, Emilio; Romo M, Cesar A.; Yery de Coss P, R. [Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas, Temixco, Morelos (Mexico)

    2001-07-01

    It turns out of interest to Comision Federal de Electricidad and Petroleos Mexicanos to reduce costs of fuel oil, reducing the viscosity of the residues petroleum of high vacuum distillation emulsifying these with water. The parameters that define the characteristics of the emulsions are mainly the relation of their components, viscosity, size and drop distribution and its stability. The experimental work began producing emulsions in form of lots, using samples of approximately 500 milliliters of vacuum residue. In this first stage, at different concentrations, were examined eight different surfactants, as well as combinations among them, also seven different stabilizers were used. With these tests it has been managed to identify the concentrations, as well as the most adequate relations of surfactants and stabilizers for the production of emulsions of vacuum residues in water. The size and drop distribution has been determined by means of an optical LEICA microscope, model DMLS, that has adapted a photographic system in which an emulsion photo is obtained and, later, a system of analysis of images is used for obtaining of the values of the diameter of the drops present in the emulsion. Finally, by means of statistical software the average size of the particles is obtained, as well as the drop size distribution. The tests results of emulsions that remain fluid are shown and an example of the microstructure of an emulsion of vacuum residue-in-water is given. As well as an example of histogram of the drop size distribution of an emulsion of vacuum distillation-in-water, and another one of the viscosity in function of temperature at different cut efforts in one emulsion of vacuum distillate residue-in-water. [Spanish] Resulta de interes para la Comision Federal de Electricidad y Petroleos Mexicanos reducir costos del combustoleo, reduciendo la viscosidad de los residuos de vacio emulsionando estos en agua. Los parametros que definen las caracteristicas de las emulsiones son principalmente la relacion de sus componentes, viscosidad, tamano y distribucion de gota y su estabilidad. Los trabajos experimentales se iniciaron produciendo emulsiones en forma de lotes, utilizando muestras de aproximadamente 500 ml de residuo de vacio. En esta primera etapa se examinaron, a diferentes concentraciones, ocho surfactantes distintos, al igual que combinaciones entre ellos, tambien se utilizaron siete diferentes estabilizadores. Como estas pruebas se han logrado identificar las concentraciones, asi como las relaciones mas adecuadas de surfactante y estabilizador para la produccion de emulsiones de residuo de vacio-en agua. El tamano y distribucion de gota se ha determinado mediante un microscopio optico LEICA, modelo DMLS, que tiene acoplado un sistema fotografico en el que se obtiene una foto de emulsion y, posteriormente, se utiliza un sistema de analisis de imagenes para la obtencion de los valores de diametro de las gotas presentes en la emulsion. Finalmente, mediante un software estadistico se obtiene el tamano promedio de la particulas, asi como la distribucion del tamano de las gotas. Se muestran los resultados de pruebas emulsiones que permanecen fluidas y se dan un ejemplo de la microestructura de una emulsion de residuo de vacio-en-agua. Asi como un ejemplo de histograma de la distribucion de tamano de gota de una emulsion de residuo de vacio-en-agua. Se muestran graficas de la viscosidad en funcion del esfuerzo de corte a diferentes temperaturas de una emulsion de residuo de vacio-en-agua y otra de la viscosidad en funcion de la temperatura a diferentes esfuerzos de corte de una emulsion de residuo de vacio-en-agua.

  19. New technologies, virtual reality and multimedia, in Radiation Protection training; Nuevas tecnologias, realidad virtual y multimedia, aplicadaas a la formacion en proteccion radiologica

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    Felipe, A.; Sanchez-Mayoral, M. L.; Lamela, B.; Merino, A.; Sarti, F.

    2003-07-01

    Iberdrola Ingenieria y Consultoria (Iberinco) has developed some computer applications based in New Technologies, Virtual Reality and Multimedia, with the aim to optimise the formation and training of professionally exposed workers as well as to inform the public. The use of the new technologies could be an important help for the workers training. Virtual Reality Projects developed by Iberinco are: a) CIPRES: Interactive Calculations of Radiological Protection in a Simulation Environmental and, b) ACEWO: Workers Control Access to Nuclear Power Plants, virtual Reality could be directly applicable to several aspects related with Radiological Protection Training, for example. An application that workers could used to learn the main aspects of Radiological Protection related with: a) Physical concepts, b) Regulations, c) Use of protective clothing, d) Access into and exit out controlled areas, e) ALARA criterion. An examples is the project ACEWO. A training program based on Virtual Reality systems with simulations of procedures in which the operators could receive high doses. In this way, the operation time and dose could be minimised according to the ALARA criterion owing to the ability of repeating the exercise, or the work, as many times as be necessary, like project CIPRES. Iberinco has been developed an educational CD multimedia on nuclear energy and the protection measures foreseen in the emergency plans for the Spanish Civil Protection Agency, with the aim of being distributed to all the schools placed near a nuclear power plant. (Author) 4 refs.

  20. Cutting and drill fluids destruction by electro-coagulation: a new technological option. Eliminacion de fluidos de corte y taladrinas por electrocoagulacion: una nueva alternativa tecnologia

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    Alava, J.I.; Ipinaza, E.; Ortiz de Urbina, G.; Mugica, J.C.; Yurramendi, L.; Labarta, C.; Solazabal, R. (Centro Tecnologico de Materiales, San Sebastian (Spain))

    1994-01-01

    With the aim of comparison between incoming technologies, that use electro coagulation as a method for cutting fluids elimination, some restricted conditions have been selected that, equalized the feature of different electro technologies. It has been also specifically selected, those treatments, that are starting-up in the industrial environment. The comparison shows the efficiency of the destruction of organic compounds (until 98%) and equalized his environmental advantages and disadvantages. (Author) 10 refs. (Author)

  1. Use of efficient technologies in the lighting system for new constructions in hotels; Utilizacion de tecnologias eficientes en el sistema de iluminacion para nuevas construcciones en hoteles

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    Duran Ramirez, Ricardo [Fideicomiso para el Ahorro de la Energia Electrica (Mexico)

    2005-01-15

    The Fideicomiso para el Ahorro de la Energia Electrica (FIDE) jointly worked with two hotels in construction modifying the original projects of the lighting system to obtain a suitable selection of lamps and lighting control subsystems that would render a saving of 67.5% and 71.0% with respect to the lighting systems originally considered. The project also financed the investment with recovery periods between 1.6 and 2.6 years. It is presented the equivalence between the characteristics of the different types of feasible lamps. [Spanish] El Fideicomiso para el Ahorro de la Energia Electrica (FIDE) trabajo conjuntamente con dos hoteles en construccion modificando los proyectos originales del sistema de iluminacion para lograr una adecuada seleccion de lamparas y subsistemas de control de iluminacion que redituaron en un ahorro del 67.5 y 71.0 % respecto a los sistemas de iluminacion originalmente considerados, al tiempo que financio la inversion con periodos de recuperacion entre 1.6 y 2.6 anos. Se expone una equivalencia entre las caracteristicas de los distintos tipos de lamparas factibles.

  2. Training project on Radiological Protection in medicine. Use of new technologies; Proyecto de formacion de proteccion radiologica para medicos. Aplicacion de las nuevas tecnologias

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    Ruis-Cruces, R.; Perez-Martinez, M.; Pastor Vega, J. M.; Diez de los Rios Delgado, A.

    2003-07-01

    Radiological protection training addressed to physicians should start during the teaching graduate and postgraduate studies, and a third phase only for those physicians using X rays and radioactive sources in diagnosis and treatment of diseases. To show a training project addressed to the teaching graduate students based on the new technologies, such as web online and interactive CD-ROM. Development of a web-online including information in.pdf (adobe acrobat) format and additional tools (as data bases, videos, news and class meetings, FAQ, tutorials). Moreover, we propose to development an interactive CD-ROM which will be used as a practical tool to complete the obligatory subject on radiological protection in the University of Malaga (Spain). We show the preliminary phase of the project. The web-online is being developed with the Microsoft FrontPage software. The first version of the CR-ROM is being developed in html format. These tools based on new technologies will be a very important support for radiological protection training, which is recommended by International Organizations (EC Report R116 and IAE Action Plan 2002-2006). (Author) 4 refs.

  3. New technologies applied to the remote control of water in reservoirs; Nuevas tecnologias aplicadas al control remoto de la calida del agua en los embalses

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    Urrutia Gutierrez, J.; Gonzalez Ramos, I.; Dulce, M.; Gordo Munoz, M. C.

    2006-07-01

    Th extraordinary development of the Cyanophycea Planktohrix rubescens in the El Atazar reservoir in 2000 and 2001 led to a review of the techniques used to monitor the quality of the water destined for supply stored in the Canal de Isabel II. The introduction of new equipment to complement the usual sampling and data-gathering processes made it possible to interpret the relationship between meteorological variables and the dynamics and mobility of the amount of energy exchange between the atmosphere and the upper portions of the reservoir. It also made it possible to obtain ongoing data, receive limnological information from the reservoir online and put in place a system of mobile telephone warning alarms when the established quality thresholds were exceeded. (Author)

  4. Strategic interdependence in the process of diffusion of new technologies within the company; Interdependencia estrategica en el proceso de difusion de nuevas tecnologias dentro de la empresa

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    Fuentelsaz, L.; Palomas, S.; Gomez, J.

    2012-07-01

    This article explores the mechanisms by which firms are interdependent in their intra firm diffusion processes. We argue that intra firm diffusion is strictly different to first adoption in terms of the mechanism by which other firms influence the process. Instead of the dominant epidemic diffusion theories, we propose an alternative one based on competitive interaction. According to it, technology deployment by rivals increases the intra firm diffusion incentive by raising competitive pressures, but also reduces the incentive by lowering the expected profitability of the technology. We test our propositions by analyzing the diffusion of the Automated Teller Machine among the Spanish savings banks between 1986 and 2004. (Author) 35 refs.

  5. Adhesive market develops new technologies. The thin-film solar cells gain ground; El mercado de adhesivos desarrolla nuevas tecnologias. Las celulas solares de capa fina ganan terreno

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    Kluke, M.

    2010-07-01

    The solar industry is booming. thin-film technology is experiencing a high demand as promised cost advantages and currently is providing excellent results, while a range of efficiency reaches acceptable. (Author)

  6. Purification of the subterranean waters. Application of new technologies of treatment in the ETAPs; Potabilizacion de las aguas subterraneas. Aplicaciones de nuevas tecnologias de tratamiento en las ETAPs

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    Canto Janer, J.; Luque Montilla, F. F.

    2002-07-01

    The wells of the SGAB for the caption of underground waters placed in the aquifer of delta of the Besos River were stopped exploiting progressively throughout the eighties, for effect of its pollution. When the groundwater level rose, there were flooded parking and the underground line, installing the corresponding equipments of pumping to relieve this effect. It presents the characteristics of this pollution (in comparison of the superficial waters). the diverse technologies being related of purification. The future water-treatment plant, from the tests in a plant pilot, it will consist of three lines in parallel of inverse osmosis, for 150 L/s each one and to 10 bar (low pressure), the membranes are of poliamida and placed in two stages of 40 and 20 modules respectively, with a maximum conversion of 77%. The high investment of 6.600.000 Euros justifies itself for the proximity to the net of supply, being the costs of functioning of 0,115 Euros/m''3 that include the membrane reinstatement (12%) and two washes a year. (Author)

  7. Logística e troca eletrônica de informação em empresas automobilísticas e alimentícias Logistics and electronic information interchange in automotive and food companies

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    Karine Araújo Ferreira

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo analisa impactos na logística pela troca eletrônica de informações entre empresas (com uso de EDI - Electronic Data Interchange e Internet, destacando a diferença destes impactos em empresas das indústrias alimentícia e automobilística. As empresas são pressionadas por parceiros para adoção destas tecnologias: a montadora é a responsável na cadeia automobilística e o grande varejo é o disseminador na cadeia alimentícia. O EDI pressupõe relações contratuais entre as empresas. As processadoras de alimentos observaram redução de erros e no tempo dos ciclos de pedido, assim como melhoria na visibilidade dos estoques e no planejamento de transporte para distribuição de seus produtos. Já nas empresas da indústria automobilística, os impactos são mais significativos no tempo e custo de processamento de pedido, com redução nos níveis e custo de estoque e de transporte para suprimento. Os resultados são de pesquisa de natureza qualitativa - estudos de casos.This paper analyzes the impacts of electronic information exchange (EDI - Electronic Data Interchange and Internet toward companies' logistics performance, emphasizing the difference of these impacts within food and automobile industries. Companies are being impelled by their partners to adopt these information technologies, whether: vehicle assemblers are responsible for the automobile chain; and great retailers work as disseminators through the food chain. EDI's implementation requires contractual relations among companies. Therefore, food processing industries aim to reduce both errors and cycle-time orders; as well as to improve inventory visibility and transport planning in the distribution of its products. However, in the automobile companies segment, the impacts are more significant in time and order processing costs, with the reduction of inventory and transport level's costs for supplying. The presented results are of qualitative research nature

  8. Solar and electric automobiles: An idea whose time has come; Automoviles solares y electricos: Una idea cuyo tiempo ha llegado

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    Padilla, Beatriz [Academia de la Investigacion Cientifica, A. C., Mexico, D. F. (Mexico)

    1992-12-31

    Given the dependence of our transport system in combustible hydrocarbons that, besides generating serious pollution levels, eventually will become scarce, severely affecting the world economy- it is compulsory to develop non polluting transportation, capable of operating with alternative energies. In the avant-guard of this technological achievement are the competition solar automobiles, that have made great contributions (particularly for the rigorous application of the design for efficiency principles) in the development of the applicable technology to the electric vehicles. Tonatiuh is the first competition solar car built in Mexico. In 1993 Tonatiuh will compete in the Rally Formula Sol in Mexico and in the World Solar of Australia. A superficial comparison of electric vehicles with vehicles equipped with internal combustion motors, demonstrates the great advantages of the first ones, most of all at the light of the current technological advances propitiated by laws that demand them for the sale of electric vehicles. This incipient industry presents a great opportunity for Mexico, since the markets are not saturated and exist large areas of research and development. For improvement of the air quality in Mexico city, the electric vehicle would have a very positive impact, mostly applied to public transportation. [Espanol] Dada la dependencia de nuestro sistema de transporte en hidrocarburos combustibles que, ademas de generar graves niveles de contaminacion eventualmente escacearan, afectando severamente la economia mundial - es imperativo desarrollar transportes no contaminantes capaces de operar con energias alternativas. En la vanguardia de esta avanzada tecnologia se encuentran los autos solares de carreras, los cuales han hecho grandes aportaciones (particularmente por la aplicacion rigurosa de los principios del diseno para eficiencia) el desarrollo de tecnologia aplicable a vehiculos electricos. Tonatiuh es el primer auto solar de carreras que se

  9. A Review of the Fatigue Analysis of an Automobile Frames

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    Jadav Chetan S., Panchal Khushbu C., Patel Fajalhusen*

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available In this paper an effort is made to review theinvestigations that have been made on the differentfatigue analysis techniques of automobile frames. Anumber of analytical and experimental techniquesare available for the fatigue analysis of theautomobile frames. Determination of the differentanalysis around different condition in anautomobile frames has been reported in literature.

  10. ASE Program Certification Standards for Automobile Technician Training Programs.

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    This document presents and explains the development and application of the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) program certification standards that were developed to improve the quality of secondary- and postsecondary-level automobile technician training by implementing a certification program that certifies programs in…

  11. Market Energy efficient and new fuel automobile developments

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    2008-01-01

    <正>Tsinghua University develops mini electric car OUYANG Mingbao, dean of automotive engineering and director of the key national laboratory of automobile safety and energy efficiency, has recently delivered a speech on the development of mini electric car in the university.

  12. Technology Demonstration of General Black box Standard for Automobiles (GBSA

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    Kishor R

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available GBSA is an upcoming proposal towards Automobile industry and to the federal governing bodies around the world. Here we are intent to create a disciplinary system to save city sons from accident death and to abolish insurance piracy. The proposal is actually developed from the loss of mankind in society but pulled by technology and humanity facts..

  13. Development of amorphous wire type MI sensors for automobile use

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    Amorphous wire type MI sensors have a high sensitivity compared to thin film MI sensors, but there have been reliability problems in developing an amorphous wire type MI sensor for automobile application because of the wide range of operating temperatures. It was difficult to achieve sufficient soldering strength between the amorphous wire and the electrode of the MI chip. In addition, stress is induced in the amorphous wire during soldering thus lowering the temperature stability characteristics. Therefore, we developed a new method for soldering the amorphous wire and a new method for assembly of the MI chip. Together with the redesign of the electronic circuit, these developments have yielded an MI sensor suitable for automobile application. This MI sensor has a sensitivity of 250 mV/Oe, has stable temperature characteristics between -40 deg. C and 85 deg. C and easily passed the thermal shock test, the most stringent durability test for automobile electronic parts. Two different types of products are under development; one is a standard type whose output is linear to the external magnetic field, and the other is a switch type whose output is ON or OFF relative to a threshold magnetic field. Future applications include an ABS sensor, an electronic compass, an automatic tracking system for automobiles and so on

  14. Making cars smarter: The growing role of electronics in automobiles

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    Thomas H. Klier; James M. Rubenstein

    2011-01-01

    Electronics make up nearly 40% of the content of today’s average new automobile, and their share will continue to grow. On June 2, 2011, as part of the eighteenth annual Automotive Outlook Symposium (AOS), the Chicago Fed hosted a panel of experts at its Detroit Branch to examine the current and future roles of electronics in motor vehicles.

  15. BEGA-a biaxial excitation Generator for automobiles

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    Scridon, S.; Boldea, Ion; Tutelea, L.;

    2005-01-01

    This paper presents the design and test results for a biaxial excitation generator/motor for automobiles (BEGA), which has a three-phase stator and a salient-pole excited heteropolar rotor with multiple flux barriers filled with low-cost permanent magnets (PMs). For this new generator, the low-vo...

  16. Magnetic properties and heavy metal contents of automobile emission particulates

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    LU Sheng-gao; BAI Shi-qiang; CAI Jing-bo; XU Chuang

    2005-01-01

    Measurements of the magnetic properties and total contents of Cu, Cd, Pb and Fe in 30 automobile emission particulate samples indicated the presence of magnetic particles in them. The values of frequency dependent susceptibility (χfd)showed the absence of superparamagnetic (SP) grains in the samples. The IRM20 mT (isothermal remanent magnetization at 20 mT)being linearly proportional to SIRM (saturation isothermal remanent magnetization) (R2=0.901), suggested that ferrimagnetic minerals were responsible for the magnetic properties of automobile emission particulates. The average contents of Cu, Cd, Pb and Fe in automobile emission particulates were 95.83, 22.14, 30.58 and 34727.31 mg/kg, respectively. Significant positive correlations exist between the magnetic parameters and the contents of Pb, Cu and Fe. The magnetic parameters of automobile emission particulates reflecting concentration of magnetic particles increased linearly with increase of Pb and Cu content, showed that the magnetic measurement could be used as a preliminary index for detection of Pb and Cu pollution.

  17. Six changes with the new Regulations on Automobile Loans

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    2004-01-01

    <正> On Aug 16, 2004, the People’s Bank of China and China Banking Regulatory Commission (CBRC) jointly issued the new version of the Regulations on Automobile Loans. Due to be put into implementation on Oct 1, the new Regulations change radically compared with the previous version in terms of creditors, possible borrowers, rate of down payments, loan periods, etc.

  18. Classification of Surface Quality of Automobile Lamp—Reflector

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    袁旭军; 贺莉清; 等

    2002-01-01

    This paper introduces an installation for quickly classifying automobile's metal reflectors based on their roughness.The measuring principle and the mechanical structure are presented.Schematics of circuits and experimental results are given.Elimination and reduction of the effect of background lights or different bulbs on the measuring results are also described in detail.

  19. Informe de nuevas variedades. YUYA, NUEVA VARIEDAD DE PAPA CUBANA PARA DOBLE PROPÓSITO

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    Juan G. Castillo Hernández

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Los trabajos para la obtención de esta nueva variedadse iniciaron desde 1997 en el Instituto Nacional de CienciasAgrícolas (INCA y su comportamiento se ha evaluado en lasprovincias de Ciego de Ávila, Matanzas y La Habana. La variedadpropuesta posee tubérculos grandes de color amarillo, forma oval-oblonga,ojos superficiales, resistencia en campo al hongo Alternaria solani ybuen comportamiento durante su conservación en cámarasrefrigeradas. Los rendimientos potenciales superan las 36 t.ha-1 y elcontenido de masa seca se encuentra por encima del 18 %. Ha alcanzadoaltos valores para los atributos organolépticos (color, olor, sabor ytextura, lo cual permite utilizarla tanto para el consumo fresco comopara el procesamiento industrial.

  20. Divorce your car: ending the love affair with the automobile

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    Alvord, K.

    2000-07-01

    This book is a guide for people wishing to liberate themselves from their addiction to cars and the automobile culture. It is a repository of examples and actions that individuals and communities can take to reduce dependence on the automobile. The range of possibilities run from using cars less to not owning one at all. The book provides a humorous yet clear-headed approach to a greener world and maps out the road to how people can live happily ever after by breaking free of 'auto-cracy', without insisting on people in car-dependent countries quit their automotive addiction instantly. Nevertheless, it clearly articulates the connection between automobiles, their arteries (i.e. highways) and effluents (i.e. greenhouse gases and particulate emissions), and the increasing number and severity of natural disasters between the urban renewal and freeway construction that, in the author's view, helped ignite the riots in Watts, Newark and Detroit. The disastrous societal and geophysical effects of the automobile are demonstrated in great abundance, and the mountain of evidence of the systematic abuse of the planet that the book provides is a stunning refutation of the notion that technology is neutral. The automobile is accused of being not only the linchpin of Western and primarily American industrialism and resource extraction, it is also accused of being the chief suspect in a century-long theft of time, conviviality and beauty. How to bring about a change in people's love affair with their cars is difficult to comprehend but this author has a multitude of useful suggestions which seem to suggest that it is possible. There is a list of 104 'selected references' and an extensive list of 'other resources'.

  1. Centro de conferencias en Nueva Delhi

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    Sarwal, S.

    1963-12-01

    Full Text Available Vigyan Bhavan, in New Delhi, is a centre specially built to hold in it national and international meetings and congresses. The north, east and west faces of the building follow closely the traditional local Indian style. The main frontage, to the south, has a simple but fine Buddhist arch in green marble and wide steps leading to it in white marble. This centre consists of three distinct, but well integrated, buildings. The main facilities of this project are: an auditorium with seating accommodation for 706 delegates, a public gallery, and two meeting rooms for 20 people each, on the first floor. A separate section houses 5 committee rooms, two rooms for other group meetings, and a cafeteria, on the lower floor. The offices and other administrative services have been placed in the east wing, which is three storeys high, and is separated from the rest of the centre by a paved patio. The peculiar beauty of this project and the surrounding landscape's picturesque charm induce a sense of relaxation that is indeed conducive to the better success of international meetings.El Vigyan Bhavan, de Nueva Delhi, constituye un Centro especialmente construido para la celebración de conferencias nacionales e internacionales. Sus alzados norte, este y oeste fueron concebidos siguiendo el estilo tradicional indio, y muestran interesantes efectos de claro-oscuro. La fachada principal —sur— presenta un sencillo pero distinguido arco budista en mármol verde, y una escalinata realizada con mármol blanco. Este conjunto está constituido por tres cuerpos diferenciados, pero conectado con fáciles comunicaciones. Como dependencias importantes del Centro figuran: un auditorio con capacidad para 706 delegados sentados, una galería para el público y dos salas de reunión para 20 personas en el primer piso. El cuerpo posterior del edificio, aislado del auditorio por un patio, contiene cinco salas de juntas y dos salas para comisiones; en la planta baja hay una

  2. Mind the gap; The vicious circle of measuring automobile fuel use

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    Schipper, L.; Figueroa, M.J.; Price, L. (Strategic Air Command, Offutt AFB, NE (United States). Aircraft Engineering Div.); Espey, M. (California Univ., Davis, CA (United States). Dept. of Agricultural Economics)

    1993-12-01

    We review the circularity between estimates of automobile use, fuel consumption and fuel intensity. We find that major gaps exist between estimates of road gasoline, the quantity most often used to represent automobile fuel use in economic studies of transport fuel use, and the actual sales data of gasoline, diesel and other fuels used for automobiles. Significant uncertainties exist in values of both the number of automobiles in use and the distance each is driven, which together yield total automobile use. We present our own calculations for total automobile fuel use for a variety of OECD countries. We comment briefly on the impact of these gaps on econometric estimates of the price and income elasticities of automobile fuel use. (author)

  3. Hopes in the Crisis——Chinese Automobile Market in the World Auto manufacturing Industry Shuffle

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    Gao Shurong

    2009-01-01

    @@ Global automobile markets shuffle against the economic crisis The economic crisis spread rapidly around the world,making automobile industry one of the victims who are shocked hardest,leading to an industrial shuffle in global automobile industry.USA,EU and Japan,the traditional top three leading countries in global automobile industry,could not have their lucks to escape from the crisis.The weak global automobile market forces these transnational auto companies to be more cautious about the future than ever.As reflected in the latest performance reports,though governments took measures to maintain the market,the sharp decline in global automobile sales volume continued in the first quarter.Automobile market bottomed out in the second quarter.US auto industrywas affected the most,with two out of the top three manufacturers getting bankrupt and regrouped.

  4. Tecnologias na formação de professores: o discurso do MEC

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    Barreto Raquel Goulart

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Como síntese da pesquisa Tecnologias da informação e da comunicação e educação a distância: o discurso do MEC, o presente artigo analisa o discurso das políticas de formação de professores em curso no Brasil. Está organizado em quatro seções. A primeira aborda os sentidos atribuídos às tecnologias na educação, na sua relação com os modos pelos quais as tecnologias da informação e da comunicação (TIC têm sido incorporadas aos processos educacionais. Para tanto, focaliza as perspectivas e propostas definidoras da recontextualização das TIC no discurso pedagógico. A segunda seção discute o conjunto das ressignificações que têm sustentado as políticas de formação de professores, com especial destaque para noções como a do ''divisor digital'', bem como para as relações entre o deslocamento do trabalho docente para atividade e tarefa, a proposta da formação baseada em competências e o uso intensivo de tecnologias. Em outras palavras, está centrada na relação entre as TIC e a educação a distância (EaD, nas suas múltiplas dimensões. A terceira seção explicita as reduções operadas na incorporação das tecnologias na educação, a partir da análise de discurso dos textos do MEC, cujo movimento principal tem sido o de priorizar a formação de professores à distância, em consonância com as recomendações dos organismos internacionais aos países em desenvolvimento. Finalmente, a quarta seção pontua as tendências atuais das políticas de formação de professores, retomando e remetendo às questões relativas aos sentidos das tecnologias e aos modos da sua apropriação educacional, em diferentes contextos.

  5. Dos nuevas especies de Acalypha L. (Euphorbiaceae de Venezuela

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    Cardiel, José María

    1999-06-01

    Full Text Available Two new species of the genus Acalypha L. are described and illustrated, A. longipetiolata and A. venezuelica. Comments on the differences between these and related species are included.Se describen e ilustran dos nuevas especies del género Acalypha L., A. longipetiolata y A. venezuelica, descritas sobre material venezolano; se comentan las principales diferencias con las especies afines

  6. Marketing 2.0: La nueva forma de hacer marketing.

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    Morón Redondo, Ana

    2014-01-01

    La web 2.0 ha revolucionado el concepto de marketing empresarial, dando lugar a una nueva corriente de colaboración y comunicación multidireccional on-line empresa-usuario a través de Internet y de las redes sociales.

  7. Las nuevas comunidades académicas de historiadores

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    Sanmartín, Israel

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available The article analyzes the new forms of sociability of the historians by the New Technologies of the Communication. From the history of science and “science wars” the article work for explaining the ideas of Community, Network and “private army” and the new topics of interrelation of the historians through the discussion networks, and his modalities. At he end, the work explain some desirable lines for the future of new academic communities of historians.El artículo analiza las nuevas formas de sociabilidad de los historiadores gracias a la utilización de las Nuevas Tecnologías de la Comunicación. Tomando como marco la historia de la ciencia y las “science wars” se estudia a partir de las ideas de Comunidad, Red y “private army” las nuevas formas de interrelación de los historiadores a través de las listas de discusión, de las cuales se muestran sus diferentes tipos y modalidades. Por último se establece un breve argumentario propositivo en que se establecen algunas matrices deseables para el futuro de las nuevas comunidades académicas de historiadores.

  8. Design of MEMS accelerometer based acceleration measurement system for automobiles

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    Venkatesh, K. Arun; Mathivanan, N.

    2012-10-01

    Design of an acceleration measurement system using a MEMS accelerometer to measure acceleration of automobiles in all the three axes is presented. Electronic stability control and anti-lock breaking systems in automobiles use the acceleration measurements to offer safety in driving. The system uses an ARM microcontroller to quantize the outputs of accelerometer and save the measurement data on a microSD card. A LabVIEW program has been developed to analyze the longitudinal acceleration measurement data and test the measurement system. Random noises generated and added with measurement data during measurement are filtered by a Kalman filter implemented in LabVIEW. Longitudinal velocity of the vehicle is computed from the measurement data and displayed on a graphical chart. Typical measurement of velocity of a vehicle at different accelerations and decelerations is presented.

  9. AN FE ANALYSIS OF REINFORCED SUBGRADE UNDER AUTOMOBILE LOADING

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    YAN Shuwang; ZHANG Xinqiang; LIU Run

    2004-01-01

    An FE analysis procedure was presented to predict the behavior of soil-geogrid interaction under automobile loading. The dynamic interactions between the transverse bars, the longitudinal ribs and the soil were simulated by a system consisting of nonlinear springs, dashpots and masses, to study the deformation properties of the reinforced soil. The equivalent stiffness and damping ratios could be determined with the shaking table. The dynamic responses of a reinforced subgrade were analyzed with the 3D finite element approach. This approach is programmed and applied to analyze the soil-geogrid interaction under dynamic loading. The comparative analysis of the response of the reinforced subgrade and that of the subgrade without reinforcement shows that the geogrid placed at the bottom of the base layer may effectively reduce the accumulative plastic deformation due to the cyclic automobile loading.

  10. Performance evaluation of effluent treatment plant for automobile industry

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    Ansari, Farid [Department of Applied Science and Humanities, PDM College of Engineering, Bahadurgarh (Haryana) (India); Pandey, Yashwant K. [School of Energy and Environmental Studies, Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, Indore (India); Kumar, P.; Pandey, Priyanka [Department of Environmental Science, Post Graduate College Ghazipur (IN

    2013-07-01

    The automobile industry’s wastewater not only contains high levels of suspended and total solids such as oil, grease, dyestuff, chromium, phosphate in washing products, and coloring, at various stages of manufacturing but also, a significant amount of dissolved organics, resulting in high BOD or COD loads. The study reveals the performance, evaluation and operational aspects of effluent treatment plant and its treatability, rather than the contamination status of the real property. The Results revealed that the treated effluent shows most of the parameters are within permissible limits of Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), India and based on the site visits, discussion with operation peoples, evaluation of process design, treatment system, existing effluent discharge, results of sample analyzed and found that effluent treatment plant of automobile industry are under performance satisfactory.

  11. Automobile ride quality experiments correlated to iso-weighted criteria

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    Healey, A. J.; Young, R. K.; Smith, C. C.

    1975-01-01

    As part of an overall study to evaluate the usefulness of ride quality criteria for the design of improved ground transportation systems an experiment was conducted involving subjective and objective measurement of ride vibrations found in an automobile riding over roadways of various roughness. Correlation of the results led to some very significant relationships between passenger rating and ride accelerations. The latter were collapsed using a frequency-weighted root mean square measure of the random vibration. The results suggest the form of a design criterion giving the relationship between ride vibration and acceptable automobile ride quality. Further the ride criterion is expressed in terms that relate to rides with which most people are familiar. The design of the experiment, the ride vibration data acquisition, the concept of frequency weighting and the correlations found between subjective and objective measurements are presented.

  12. The Inherited Traditional Culture of Automobile Molding DNA Design Research

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    Song Qiang

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Design of automobile modeling DNA is the core that makes enterprises establish a good and unique brand image to win on market. This paper described the definition and meaning of production DNA, also discussed the composition of production DNA and researched the design ideas of production DNA from both macro and micro aspects. Finally, it recommended would research the traditional culture into the past, present and future of three periods, explored the idea of traditional culture that the automobile modeling DNA inherited under these three periods and analyzed with the red flag car as an example. This research provided a guideline to help automotive corporations to implement brand strategies, and helped to design autos with Chinese elements, sense of the times and fashion trends and can perform the modern mental outlook of Chinese people.

  13. Study on the Fuzzy COntrol Strategy of Automobile with CVT

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    HuJianjun; QINDatong; 等

    2002-01-01

    In order to study the dynamic characteristics of automobile with a CVT system, a bond graph analysis model of continuously variable transmission is established.On the base of the simulation state space equations that are established with bond graph theory,a fuzzy control strategy with an expert system of starting process has been introduced.Considering uncertain system parameters and exterior resistance disturbing,the effect of the profile of membership function and the defuzzification algorthm on the capacity of the fuzzy controller has been studied.The result of simulation proves that the proposed fuzzy controller is effective and feasible,Such controller has been employed in the actual control and has proved practicable.The study lays a foundation for design of the fuzzy controller for automobile with a CVT system.

  14. Fatores motivacionais dos docentes na utilização educativa das tecnologias

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    Medeiros, Sandra Paula Alexandre Valentim, 1971-

    2011-01-01

    Tese de mestrado, Educação (Tecnologias de Informação e Comunicação na Educação), Universidade de Lisboa, Instituto de Educação, 2011 O presente estudo aborda como questão central a utilização educativa das Tecnologias de Informação e Comunicação (TIC). Focaliza-se igualmente uma questão de suma importância – a motivação dos docentes nesse domínio particular e cruza estes dois fatores com outros elementos relevantes, como seja, o acesso a equipamentos e a formação na área espec...

  15. As tecnologias móveis no ensino da matemática

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    Moretto, Talita Cristina, 1984-

    2015-01-01

    Tese de mestrado, Educação (Área de especialidade em Educação e Tecnologias Digitais), Universidade de Lisboa, Instituto de Educação, 2015 O avanço rápido das tecnologias da informação e da comunicação (TIC) a partir do século XXI trouxe um novo desafio para a educação: adaptar-se ao perfil dos jovens atuais, frequentemente referidos como nativos digitais. O acesso à Internet tornou-se mais acessível, os computadores ficaram menores e transportáveis. Os celulares generalizaram-se e a Apren...

  16. Reflexões sobre o resgate do parto natural na era da tecnologia

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    Petronila Libana Cechin

    2002-08-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo tece algumas considerações reflexivas sobre o resgate do parto natural, apesar dos avanços tecnológicos na área obstétrica. Retomar as nossas raizes culturais para humanizar o processo da gestação e do parto, é uma proposta alternativa ao modelo atual. A interferência da tecnologia médica sobre o parto está associada ao poder econômico que se apossou do corpo, preconizando que o nascimento seguro é aquele que ocorre no meio hospitalar, munido de alta tecnologia. Assim sendo, criou-se a filosofia do parto medlcalizado, com rigorosa assepsia e atitudes técnicas, multas vezes desnecessárias, interferindo nesta maravilhosa conquista evolutiva que é o parto normal.

  17. Translation of Automobile Brands from the Perspective of Skopos Theory

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    刘竹林; 王俊

    2013-01-01

    With the steady growth of the Chinese economy, more and more countries are focusing on China. A great number of brands are entering the Chinese market and auto brand is one of them. Brand translation plays an important role for success of opening international market. This paper applies the Skopos theory to automobile brand translation, so as to provide a new angle to translation practice.

  18. Design of a TFT-LCD Based Digital Automobile Instrument

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    Yunsong Xu; Shen Yin; Jinyong Yu; Hamid Reza Karimi

    2014-01-01

    The traditional mechanical instrument lacks the ability to satisfy the market with characters of favorable compatibility, easy upgrading, and fashion. Thus the design of a TFT-LCD (thin film transistor-liquid crystal display) based automobile instrument is carried out. With a 7-inch TFT-LCD and the 32-bit microcontroller MB91F599, the instrument could process various information generated by other electronic control units (ECUs) of a vehicle and display valuable driving parameters on the 7-in...

  19. Automobile Fuel Economy Standards: Impacts, Efficiency, and Alternatives

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    Anderson, Soren; Parry, Ian; James M. Sallee; FISCHER, Carolyn

    2010-01-01

    This paper discusses fuel economy regulations in the United States and other countries. We first describe how these programs affect the automobile market, including their impacts on fuel use and other dimensions of the vehicle fleet. We then review different methodologies for assessing the costs of fuel economy regulations and discuss what the results of these methodologies imply for policy. Following that, we compare the welfare effects of fuel economy regulations to those of fuel taxes and ...

  20. Comparative Frictional Analysis of Automobile Drum and Disc Brakes

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    H.P. Khairnar; V.M. Phalle; S. S. Mantha

    2016-01-01

    In the present work, a comparative frictional behaviour of drum brakes and disc brakes in automobiles has been investigated. The influential factors; contact force and friction radius were modeled for the estimation of the friction coefficient for drum as well as disc brakes. The effect of contact force and friction radius is studied with varying conditions of parameters; longitudinal force, caliper force and torque on piston side as well as non-piston side. The numerical results obtained hav...

  1. Coatings Manufacturing Technology for China's Automobile Industry Conference

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    2004-01-01

    China's automobile industry is experiencing continued phenomenal growth with the first 11 months of 2003 seeing an output of over 4 million units.This has lead to a huge growth in the consumption of automotive coatings with a 30% growth expected in 2004,reaching 200,000 tons-compared to a 7% average growth for the coatings industry as a whole.Output is predieted to reach 300,000 tons by 2010!

  2. 130 Modeling of the automobile suspension by the functional model

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    桐山, 啓; 角田, 鎭男; 長松, 昭男; 御法川, 学; 岩原, 光男; Kiriyama, Akira; Sumida, Shizuo; Nagamatsu, Akio; Minorikawa, Gaku; Iwahara, Mitsuo

    2003-01-01

    Modeling for an action simulation is performed focusing on the suspension system of a car using the modeling technique called the functional model that had been developed by one of the authors. Simulation analysis of the suspension system of a car was performed in the three dimensional field. It was shown that the method based on the modeling concept of functional model can express the general dynamic characteristic of the automobile suspension.

  3. Teamwork in the Automobile Industry - an Anglo-German Comparison

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    Niels-Erik Wergin

    2004-01-01

    Teamwork in the automotive industry varies significantly from plant to plant. This article compares teamwork in four automobile plants in Germany and Britain, and addresses two questions: (1) Do different models of teamwork fit into a bi-polar model of teamwork, being either innovative or structural conservative? (2) Do current models of teamwork signify a development towards post-fordism, or are they merely part of a neo-fordist rationalisation of production? The following answers are sugges...

  4. Promoting automobile safety belt use by young children.

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    Sowers-Hoag, K M; Thyer, B A; Bailey, J S

    1987-01-01

    A program using behavioral practice, assertiveness training, and social and contrived reinforcers was developed to establish and maintain automobile safety belt use by young children. Sixteen children (ages 4.8 to 7 years) who never used their safety belts during a 5-day preexperimental observation period were randomly assigned to two groups of eight each. A multiple baseline design across groups was used to evaluate the effectiveness of the training program. During the 8-day baseline period ...

  5. Loyalty marketing in automobile dealerships : case: car dealer X

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    Hyyryläinen, Heidi

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this thesis is to study how customer loyalty is taken into account in automobile dealerships, what loyalty marketing means are used to improve customer loyalty, and what potential new loyalty marketing means can be implemented. The thesis is commissioned by Car dealer X. In the theoretical part, areas covered are customership and loyalty marketing. Customership includes customer satisfaction, customer loyalty, customer value and customer retention. Loyalty marketing contain...

  6. Digital Laser Welding System for Automobile Side Panel

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    Park, Hong-Seok; Choi, Hung-Won

    2010-01-01

    The laser as economical and flexible tool has established a solid ground in industrial manufacturing area. Specially at welding BIW (Body In White) in automobile industry, the importance of it has been increased due to the technological characteristics such as high process speed, slim seam and good capability of automation and so on. For application of laser welding technique, welding principle and influential factors were investigated based on the analysis of laser welding processes. With th...

  7. A Flowchart Approach to Malaysia's Automobile Industry Cluster Policy

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    Kuchiki, Akifumi

    2007-01-01

    In this paper, we apply a flowchart approach to investigate Malaysia's automobile cluster policy. We investigate whether the industrial cluster policy has been successful or not, suggest policy prescriptions, and propose a way to prioritize policy measures. Our flowchart approach leads to the following three policy prescriptions: (1) Malaysian firms should establish sites for exporting compact cars with automatic transmissions; (2) actors in the public, semi-public and private sector should w...

  8. KEY FACTORS INFLUENCING PURCHASE INTENTIONS TOWARDS AUTOMOBILES IN PAKISTAN

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    SYED NAVEED ALTAF; NOOR AZMI HASHIM

    2016-01-01

    In this paper the authors identify and investigate the key factors which influence intentions to purchase passenger cars among consumers in Pakistan. A questionnaire was developed to check the significance of these key variables identified from previous studies, especially those conducted in the context of automobile purchasing in Asian countries. Faculty members from universities of two major cities in Pakistan were selected at random as respondents for this study. The findings of the study ...

  9. Determinants of Expenditure in Automobile Maintenance: Some Evidence from Greece

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    Bitros, George C.

    2004-01-01

    This paper derives a model of maintenance expenditures from an analytical framework in which maintenance, utilization and service life are appropriately integrated and estimates it with the help of automobile data from Greece. On the theoretical plain it is shown that the model allows endogenously for most of the variables that have been identified in the relevant literature as important determinants of maintenance expenditures. Also the model yields sharp sign predictions for the included va...

  10. Market Analysis of RFID Systems in Indian Automobile Industry

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    Mariappan, Ramachandran

    2010-01-01

    RFID is an emerging hot technology in tracking and tracing physical objects. The market for RFID ranges from technological artefacts like tags and reader infrastructure to software solutions and supply chain services. One of the key business sectors that have seen the initial benefits of RFID applications is the Automobile sector through improvements in local processes related to better production control and increased handling efficiency. In recent years, there has been a palpable shift in t...

  11. STRATEGIC ENTREPRENEURSHIP: A CASE IN THE BRAZILIAN AUTOMOBILE INDUSTRY

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    Afonso Carneiro Lima; Edison Fernandes Polo; Fátima Regina Ney Matos

    2010-01-01

    This work addresses an entrepreneurial phenomenon of strategic administration within the automobile industry: the creation of the automaker Troller Veículos Especiais (TVE). The case study at hand is justified by the positioning of this company around two market niches and its relative success in an industry characterized by few and powerful players. Our aim was to analyze the entrepreneurial and strategic process of discovering opportunity, the analysis used for internal and external factors...

  12. DAARIA: Driver Assistance by Augmented Reality for Intelligent Automobile

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    George, Paul; Thouvenin, Indira; Fremont, Vincent; Cherfaoui, Véronique

    2012-01-01

    International audience Taking into account the drivers' state is a major challenge for designing new advanced driver assistance systems. In this paper we present a driver assistance system strongly coupled to the user. DAARIA 1 stands for Driver Assistance by Augmented Reality for Intelligent Automobile. It is an augmented reality interface powered by several sensors. The detection has two goals: one is the position of obstacles and the quantification of the danger represented by them. The...

  13. A New Method for Estimation of Automobile Fuel Adulteration

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    Gupta, Anil; Sharma, R. K.

    2010-01-01

    The problem of increasing urban air pollution due to fast increasing number of auto mobiles and adulteration of automobile fuel has been pointed out in the context of developing countries. For prevention of the adulteration, the monitoring of fuel quality at the distribution point is essential. For the detection/estimation of the commonly used adulterants (i.e. diesel in petrol and kerosene in diesel), a number of possible methods have been reviewed. As such there is no standard method/equipm...

  14. Chang Jiang and Her "Automobiles and China" Program

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    1996-01-01

    ANCHORWOMAN Chang Jiang of China Central Television (CCTV) enjoys popularity for her Automobiles and China program, which she writes and hosts. The program which started in 1994 aroused a comparatively strong response in the society because of its serious and deep thought about this absorbing topic. It took her twenty months to finish this program. Hundreds of people were interviewed and five notebooks were filled with reference materials. The script was revised seven times.

  15. Pessoa e parentesco nas novas tecnologias reprodutivas Personhood and Kinship in the New Reproductive Technologies

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    NAARA LUNA

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available O trabalho trata do universo de representações das novas tecnologias reprodutivas, refletindo sobre as implicações desses procedimentos para as noções ocidentais de pessoa e de parentesco. Tais técnicas incidem no modo ocidental de pensar a reprodução e o domínio da natureza. A abordagem sobre pessoa se detém em textos relacionados à figura do embrião extracorporal gerado por meio da fertilização in vitro. A análise do parentesco enfoca como as novas tecnologias reprodutivas reconfiguram as representações de parentesco e, reciprocamente, de que forma as concepções ocidentais de parentesco constituem a compreensão das tecnologias, levando em conta crenças ocidentais sobre a natureza enquanto fundamento da realidade. A pesquisa utiliza como material para análise matérias sobre novas tecnologias reprodutivas publicadas na grande imprensa brasileira entre os anos de 1994 e 2000.This article deals with the universe of representations of new reproductive technologies and analyzes the consequences of those procedures for Western notions of personhood and kinship. These techniques affect Western ways of thinking about reproduction and human control over nature. Reports of embryos created outside the maternal body by in vitro fertilization are examined to consider notions of personhood. The understanding of new reproductive technologies informs and is informed by representations of kinship. The analysis of the relation between technologies of procreation, kinship and personhood takes into account Western beliefs on nature as a foundation for reality. The research draws on articles published in the Brazilian press between 1994 and 2000.

  16. O uso da tecnologia para a segurança do paciente

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    Silvia Helena de Bortoli Cassiani

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available O processo de utilização de medicamentos é complexo, multidisciplinar e carregado de aspectos psicológicos, tornando os erros de medicação frequentes e com sérias consequências para os clientes e organizações hospitalares. Neste contexto, a qualidade do cuidado e a segurança dos pacientes assumem papel de relevância na literatura nacional e internacional, sendo reconhecida como a Era da Segurança. Como estratégias para a redução e prevenção dos erros de medicação, o investimento em tecnologias tem sido amplamente discutido. Desta maneira, o texto tem como objetivo discutir a importância do uso da tecnologia para a seguranca dos pacientes nos hospitais brasileiros, no que concerne à utilização dos medicamentos. Dentre estas tecnologias, discutimos a utilização da prescrição médica eletrônica, dos códigos de barra, da dispensação e distribuição de medicamentos por dose unitária e das bombas de infusão “inteligentes”. Investir em tecnologia para aprimorar os ambientes de trabalho e a segurança dos pacientes é uma questão que envolve negociação, considerando os custos advindos dos erros médicos e dos sistemas de medicação. Tais investimentos podem contribuir com o cuidado prestado ao paciente, diminuindo o tempo de internação, além de manter a força de trabalho qualificada e satisfeita.

  17. Estudi de la mobilitat sostenible al Parc Mediterrani de la Tecnologia i propostes de millora

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    Vall Gimenez, Guillem

    2012-01-01

    [ANGLÈS] In a society that wants to go towards a more sustainable mobility is important to act on the activities poles generators of mobility. Parc Mediterrani de la Tecnologia (PMT), integrated in l’Àrea Metropolitana de Barcelona, is an employment generator center located in Castelldefels on its border with Gavà. The diagnosis of PMT shows signs of an unsustainable mobility, so in this study proposals are designed for improving the walking and cycling. [CASTELLÀ] En una so...

  18. O Envolvimento de Fornecedores no Desenvolvimento da Tecnologia Flex Fuel nas Montadoras Brasileiras

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    Wilian Gatti Junior

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available Normal 0 21 MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Tabela normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0cm; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman";} O desenvolvimento do veículo flex fuel no Brasil, capaz de operar com qualquer mistura de gasolina e álcool em uma faixa entre o E25 e o E100, alcançou enorme sucesso comercial. Esse sucesso é resultado de diversos fatores entre eles o Proálcool e a introdução da injeção eletrônica. A introdução dessa tecnologia no início de 2003 pelas montadoras brasileiras ilustra duas diferentes estratégias de envolvimento dos fornecedores no desenvolvimento da solução: o black box e o co-design. Este artigo apresenta dois estudos de casos em duas montadoras veteranas instaladas no Brasil desenvolveram a tecnologia flex fuel. O artigo discute a relação entre a plataforma tecnológica (sistema de gerenciamento de motores que inclui sensores, sistemas de controle, unidade de processamento de dados, etc. na qual a tecnologia flex fuel foi desenvolvida e as competências competitivas de ambas as montadoras e seus fornecedores.  O artigo então analisa as implicações do desenvolvimento da tecnologia flex fuel no Brasil e a dominância tecnológica sobre o sistema de controle eletrônico do motor e de software.

  19. POTENCIAIS TECNOLOGIAS DE PRODUÇÃO DE HIDROGÊNIO A PARTIR DA BIOMASSA

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    Raquel Lima Oliveira

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available O artigo aborda os principais tipos de tecnologias de produção de hidrogênio a partir da biomassa, como por exemplo, a reforma a vapor e oxidação parcial para o etanol e reforma oxidativa para o acetol. Assim também como a importância do uso de catalisadores de metais nobres, como fase ativa e, de suportes que viabilizem esses processos de forma mais eficiente.

  20. STRATEGIC ENTREPRENEURSHIP: A CASE IN THE BRAZILIAN AUTOMOBILE INDUSTRY

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    Afonso Carneiro Lima

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available This work addresses an entrepreneurial phenomenon of strategic administration within the automobile industry: the creation of the automaker Troller Veículos Especiais (TVE. The case study at hand is justified by the positioning of this company around two market niches and its relative success in an industry characterized by few and powerful players. Our aim was to analyze the entrepreneurial and strategic process of discovering opportunity, the analysis used for internal and external factors, and the adoption of its strategic positioning in exploring two automobile market niches: in the B2B market, vehicles adapted to specific operational functions; and in the B2C, off-road vehicles with a strong appeal to consumers’ life styles. This case study allowed us to visualize the challenging path of a genuinely Brazilian small company in a sector dominated by large multinational groups, besides demonstrating decision-related dilemmas and aspects related to managerial creativity.Key-words: Automobile industry. Case study. Strategic entrepreneurship. Discovery theory. Strategic positioning.

  1. Pós-modernidade e novas tecnologias no discurso do professor de língua

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    Maria José R. Faria Coracini

    2006-01-01

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    Este texto pretende apresentar algumas reflexões em torno da identidade do professor, atravessada pelo discurso da pós modernidade na vertente que se apóia nas novas tecnologias como resultado do chamado progresso científico. Para este estudo, baseamo-nos nas teorias do discurso, na psicanálise e na filosofia derrideana, cuja tarefa é desconstruir o edifício logocêntrico da cultura ocidental. Depois de analisar 50 redações de professores, foi possível observar que coabitam crenças que remetem ao professor missionário e idealista e a mitificação das novas tecnologias como a solução para os problemas de método e de motivação. Chocam-se, assim, resistências ao passado e resistências às novas tecnologias, que perturbam a garantia do saber e, portanto, do poder do professor, enfatizando o saber do aluno. O desejo da tranqüilidade e do conforto da verdade e da totalidade, garantido pela Torre de Marfim, se fragiliza na insegurança e nas incertezas da Torre de Babel (reconstruída pela (pós-modernidade, em que vigoram a complexidade, a heterogeneidade e a impossibilidade de completude.

  2. Comunicação, Tecnologia e Subjetividade: Apontamentos Estratégicos

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    Wilton Garcia

    2009-02-01

    Full Text Available Este texto desenvolve uma reflexão crítica sobre comunicação e tecnologia enquanto produção de conhecimento e subjetividade, ao considerar os aspectos socioculturais e políticos. Como atribuir (redimensões de valores ideológicos aos tecnológicos? Nesse contexto, privilegia-se uma situação emergente acerca da implantação do Sistema Brasileiro de Televisão Digital (SBTVD. Corpo, experiência e imagem elencam-se como categorias críticas, as quais se inscrevem de modo diluído ao longo dessa pesquisa, a partir da linguagem – estratificada entre cultura e representação. Dos estudos culturais às novas tecnologias, evocam-se os estudos contemporâneos (do corpo, da cultura, da linguagem e das novas tecnologias. Assim, tais estudos (BHABHA, 1998; CANCLINI, 1998; COSTA, 2004; EAGLETON, 2005; GUMBRECHT, 1998; HALL, 2003; HUTCHEON, 2000; LÉVY, 1999; MATURANA, 1997; YÚDICE, 2004, estrategicamente, contextualizam uma abordagem teórico-metodológica para evidenciar noções de atualização e inovação. A metodologia, aqui, constitui-se a partir da descrição de objetos e respectivos contextos a serem investigados de modo multidisciplinar.

  3. 41 CFR 301-10.310 - What will I be reimbursed if I am authorized to use a Government automobile and I use a privately...

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    2010-07-01

    ... reimbursed if I am authorized to use a Government automobile and I use a privately owned automobile instead... automobile and I use a privately owned automobile instead? (a) Reimbursement based on Government costs—Unless you are committed to using a Government automobile as provided in paragraph (b) of this section,...

  4. Nuevas audiencias, nuevas responsabilidades. La competencia mediática en la era de la convergencia digital

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    Yamile Sandoval Romero

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available Partiendo de la trascendencia del pujante y emergente concepto de “competencia mediática”, este trabajo se centra en la evolución de la creciente omnipresencia de las tecnologías comunicativas en la sociedad del info-ocio digital, especialmente la brusca irrupción de la red Internet en nuestras vidas. Los relevantes cambios espacio-temporales que ya se venían gestando gracias a la “era de la televisión”, se han magnificado en esta nueva época de la red de redes, presentado retos novedosos a esta “sociedad de las pantallas” que se enfrenta a nuevas audiencias, expuestas permanentemente a una pluralidad de multipantallas, cada día más accesibles, asequibles y universales. El trabajo se centra en la sociedad digital en un contexto de convergencia digital esbozando los profundos cambios sociales en el que surgen nuevas audiencias, a veces escasamente cualificadas para afrontar estos universos digitales. Sin duda, está emergiendo una nueva generación, que se vislumbran autodidacta, con jóvenes capaces de comunicarse y producir con los dispositivos tecnológicos a los que tienen acceso, a veces con escasas competencias mediáticas. Este, hasta hace poco tiempo, inimaginable contexto se dibuja por la nítida desigualdad entre nativos y migrantes digitales, en una doble condición de responsabilidad, porque las nuevas posibilidades de acceso, distribución, consumo y producción de información y conocimiento exigen un replanteamiento de preguntas, estrategias y participación, ante unas audiencias más expuestas y menos formadas.

  5. Globalization of the automobile industry in China: dynamics and barriers in greening of the road transportation

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    This article describes the state of the automobile industry and urban road transportation management in China. It reviews how the automobile industry is evolving to respond to challenges in economic development, environmental regulations, and technological change. The dynamics and barriers resulting from technological change of automobiles in response to reduction of exhaust emissions and energy-efficiency improvement are analyzed. It is argued that consideration of externality costs should be integrated in automobile industrial policymaking and transportation management. Efforts need to be made to use more economic incentives for emissions reduction, and to promote technological change for cleaner vehicle development. This paper questions the current government policy of encouraging private car ownership, and suggests that improvement in public transportation systems, stronger emissions control, and technology innovation on environmental friendly automobile technologies would be relevant to China's drive toward sustainable transportation development. Social inequities resulted from automobile use is also stressed in the analysis

  6. "Electronic Procurement networks and Parts Transaction Systems: A Case of the Automobile Industry"(in Japanese)

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    Je-Wheon Oh; Takahiro Fujimoto

    2001-01-01

    Inter-firm information systems in the automobile industry have evolved from firm-specific networks to industrial standard networks and further to internet. This paper examines how electronic parts procurement systems in the automobile industry affected its patterns of inter-firm transactions through empirical studies on information networks, transaction systems, and architectural characteristics of automobile parts. We argue that choice of a certain parts transaction system tends to affect ch...

  7. The influence of globalisation on automobile manufacturers in South Africa / Kalanther Ishaq

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    Ishaq, Kanther

    2003-01-01

    The South African automobile manufacturing industry has grown since 1920 from an import and assembly industry to an import-substitute industry. From the inception, the automobile manufacturing industry developed under the careful monitoring of the Government to obtain the objectives of the economy of the country. Until 1960, all automobile manufacturers imported completely knocked down sets from abroad to assemble vehicles. These excessive imports drained the South African fore...

  8. “Separation -A Better Tomorrow-Economy” A Study of Marketing Strategies On Automobile

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    Ekta Chakravarty

    2013-01-01

    Automobile is one of the largest industries in global market. Being the leader in product and process technologies in the manufacturing sector, it has been recognized as one of the drivers of economic growth. During the last decade, well directed efforts have been made to provide a new look to the automobile policy for realizing the sector's full potential for the economy. Aggressive marketing by the auto finance companies have also played a significant role in boosting automobile demand, esp...

  9. The effects of automobile production and local government expenditure on poverty in alabama

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    Sooriyakumar Krishnapillai; Henry Kinnucan

    2012-01-01

    This paper studies the impact of automobile production on the poverty rate of Alabama's counties. The findings suggest that automobile production in Alabama significantly reduces the poverty rate in all counties. The impact of automobile production on poverty reduction in distressed black belt counties is greater than in other counties. The local government expenditure is not very effective in reducing the poverty. This implies that industrial development may be more effective in reducing pov...

  10. Folk Quantification of Transportation Energy: An initial investigation of perceptions of automobile energy use

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    Silvis, Julia; Leighty, Wayne; Karner, Alex

    2007-01-01

    In this paper we seek to document what, if any, divergences exist between how experts and ‘lay’ people conceptualize the energy used in automobiles, motivated by previously-documented divergences in the home energy sector. From a total of 15 interviews with 19 individuals, we identify several common ways ‘lay’ people think about automobile energy use, and draw a number of conclusions relevant to the development of transportation energy policy. In our informants’ minds, automobiles us...

  11. Globalization of the automobile industry in China: Dynamics and barriers in the greening of road transportation

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    2001-01-01

    This article describes the state of the automobile industry and urban road transportation management in China. It reviews how the automobile industry is evolving to respond to challenges in economic development, environmental regulations, and technological change. The dynamics and barriers resulting from technological change of the automobile in response to reduction of exhaust emissions and energy-efficiency improvement are analyzed. It is argued that consideration of externality costs shoul...

  12. Herramientas del Marketing: Data Warehousing, Tecnologia necesaria para el Comercio Internacional.

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    Rosa Maria Hernández Lamillar

    2005-01-01

    La Empresa Internacional actual y en particular su área de Marketing se ve obligada a realizar cambios e implantar las nuevas tecnologías de la información El objetivo de este trabajo es introducir y analizar aspectos de las nuevas técnicas de la informática y su repercusión en la empresa: Data warehousing, Data warehouse, Data Marts, OLAP, Data Mining, Business Intelligence. La necesidad de obtener información para una amplia variedad de individuos es la principal razón de negocios que condu...

  13. Nuevas violencias, nuevas voces y nuevas resistencias en tiempos de reorganización hegemónica. Entrevista a Pilar Calveiro

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    Calveiro, Pilar; Peris Blanes, Jaume

    2015-01-01

    Los trabajos de Pilar Calveiro sobre violencia política han venido a reordenar, en las últimas décadas, los debates en torno a la naturaleza de la violencia de Estado, la militancia revolucionaria y las nuevas formas de violencia en el mundo global. Muy pocas investigaciones han tenido, en ese campo, el impacto de las reflexiones de Calveiro ni la capacidad para conectar problemáticas y lógicas aparentemente separadas entre sí para pensarlas de forma vinculada. En Poder y desaparición (Colihu...

  14. El mundo rural latinoamericano y la nueva ruralidad

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    Edelmira Pérez C.

    2004-04-01

    Full Text Available Es indudable la importancia del debate actual en América Latina acerca de las nuevas concepciones del desarrollo rural. Se empieza a presentar una coincidencia en la necesidad de darle a éste un enfoque territorial y a ello ha contribuido el aporte de la mirada de desarrollo rural de la Unión Europea, pero también la visión de “nueva ruralidad” que han venido planteando distintos estudiosos del continente, de manera especial en los últimos diez años.Aunque el mundo rural ha tenido grandes transformaciones, aún persisten en América Latina rezagos estructurales que impiden la incorporación de las áreas rurales y de sus pobladores a las dinámicas actuales del desarrollo los cuales son analizados en este artículo.

  15. Biblioteca del Colegio Vassar Nueva York - EE.UU.

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    Hellmuth, George

    1980-08-01

    Full Text Available The new library of the Vassar College with the area it has, aims at completing the already insufficient functions of the present one. The most notable feature of the new building, apart from its complete functionality, is the interest in fitting harmoniously into the surrounding architectonic complex, without however disregarding the advantages of the new systems and construction materials.

    La nueva biblioteca del colegio Vassar trata, con la superficie que aporta, de completar las ya insuficientes funciones de la existente. La característica más notable de la nueva edificación, aparte de su total funcionalidad, es el interés por integrarse armónicamente en el conjunto arquitectónico del entorno sin, por ello, desaprovechar las ventajas de los nuevos sistemas y materiales constructivos.

  16. MARUCA: UNA NUEVA VARIEDAD CUBANA DE PAPA (Solanum tuberosum L.

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    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available En el Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Agrícolas (INCA, desde 1985 se inició un programa de mejoramiento genético, con el objetivo de obtener variedades cubanas de papa con resistencia a enfermedades, altos rendimientos y calidad de los tubérculos; producto de ese programa se han obtenido seis variedades. Maruca es una nueva variedad obtenida por el método clásico de hibridación, que posee altos rendimientos, calidad para consumo fresco y es medianamente susceptible a A. solani. Posee su registro comercial de nueva variedad cubana, otorgado por el Centro Nacional de Sanidad Vegetal del Ministerio de Agricultura de Cuba. En este trabajo se presentan las principales características de esta variedad así como su pedigrí.

  17. Cuatro especies nuevas de árboles del ecuador

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    Palacio, Walter

    2012-01-01

    Se describen cuatro especies nuevas de árboles de Ecuador en cuatro familias: Carapa amorphocarpa (Meliaceae) y Hasseltia crassa (Salicaceae en la clasificación actual APG III) de las faldas del cerro Golondrinas fronterizo con Colombia; Gloeospermum crassicarpum (Violaceae) de la frontera trinacional entre Colombia, Ecuador y Perú; y, Gyranthera amphibiolepis (Malvaceae según APG III) de los flancos orientales del Ecuador. Carapa amorphocarpa es distintiva por sus enormes frutos amorfos y lo...

  18. NUEVA BENZOIL LACTONA Y OTROS COSTITUYENTES DE Pilocarpus alvaradoii (Rutaceae)

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    Luis E Cuca; Avila, Mónica C.

    2008-01-01

    Del extracto etanólico de hojas de Pilocarpus alvaradoii fue aislada e identificada la nueva lactona α-Benzoil-γ-valerolactona (1), junto con los triterpenos pentacíclicos conocidos lupeol (2), epibetulina (3); y las furanocumarinas bergapteno (4), psoraleno (5), y xantotoxina (6).  El aislamiento y la purificación fueron realizados por técnicas cromatográficas convencionales.   La elucidación estructural de estos compuestos...

  19. Una nueva especie de Iragua Melichar, 1926 (Insecta: Homoptera: Cicadellidae

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    Pedro W. Lozada

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Se describe e ilustra una nueva especie de Iragua Melichar, I. chola sp. n., de material procedente de la Zona Reservada de Tambopata, departamento de Madre de Dios, y de Chanchamayo, departamento de Junín, en Perú. El material tipo se encuentra depositado en las colecciones del Museo Nacional de Historia Natural y del Museo de Entomología de la Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina, Lima, Perú.

  20. Geranium mooreanum (Geraniaceae), una nueva especie de Jalisco

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    Aedo, Carlos

    2011-01-01

    Se describe como nueva y se ilustra Geranium mooreanum, del subgén. Geranium, endémica de la Sierra de Manantlán, en el sur de Jalisco (México). Se discuten sus afinidades y las diferencias morfológicas respecto a especies próximas. Se añade una clave de identificación de los taxones de Geranium que se encuentran en la zona.

  1. Characteristics of motorcyclists involved in accidents between motorcycles and automobiles

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    Amanda Lima de Oliveira

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: traffic accidents are one of the main causes of death and disability, with motorcyclists representing the great majority of both the victims and the perpetrators. Objective: this work studied the characteristics of motorcyclists injured in accidents involving motorcycles and automobiles. Method: this study sought to interview 100 motorcyclists who had been injured in collisions between motorcycles and automobiles, and who were undergoing emergency hospital treatment in the region of Belo Horizonte, Brazil. The questionnaires included demographic information (age, gender, skin color, education level, profession and questions about years of licensed driving practice, how often they would drive an automobile, how long they had had a motorcycle driver’s license, how often they would ride a motorcycle, the number of prior accidents involving a car, and the number of prior accidents not involving a car. Results: of the 100 consecutive accidents studied, 91 occurred with men and 9 with women, aged between 16 and 79 (m = 29 ± 11 years. Regarding their reason for using a motorcycle, 83% reported using it for transport, 7% for work, and 10% for leisure. Most of these accident victims had secondary or higher education (47%. Of the motorcyclists who held a car driver’s license, 68.3% drove the vehicle daily or weekly and held the license for more than one year. Sixty-seven percent of the accident victims used a motorcycle daily and had a motorcycle driver’s license for at least one year. Conclusion: among the motorcyclists injured, most were men aged 20 years or older, with complete secondary education, and experienced in driving both motorcycles and cars, indicating that recklessness while driving the motorcycle is the main cause of traffic accidents.

  2. Individualized solutions to environmental problems: a case of automobile pollution

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    Urmetzer, P.; Blake, D. E.; Guppy, N. [British Columbia Univ., Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    1999-09-01

    Air pollution associated with motor vehicle use is one of the prime indicators of the tension between consumerism and the environment. The use of private automobiles seems so convenient, whereas the alternatives are off-putting enough to make significant changes in personal transportation behaviour well-nigh impossible. At the same time, combating the air pollution associated with extensive use of cars has become one of the major policy objectives for cities around the world. Available policy alternatives can be divided into two categories: (1) incentives, such as improved public transportation, and (2) disincentives, such as environmental tax on gasoline. This paper attempt to directly assess links between these two alternatives, associated attitudes towards them, the level of public support for command and control (i.e. regulatory) policy approaches as well as for economic incentive/disincentive policies. Answers are sought and findings discussed relative to the link between opinions about the environment and support for different types of environmental policies, the usefulness of a rational choice perspective in explaining support for environmental policy alternatives, the role that partisan political attachments play in support of environmental policy approaches, and the roles played by environmental activism, knowledge, and action in shaping support for environmental policy alternatives. Overall results indicate that while most people living in urban environments support the ideas of environmental protection and would be willing to incur costs to confront the problem, exposure to air pollution plays an inconsequential (actually nearly non-existent) role in support of automobile-related environmental problems. Automobile users act like 'free-riders' i.e. they tend to support policies that socialize the cost of solutions rather than policies that attempt to pass the cost of pollution directly on to individual car owners. A sample of the responses to

  3. SCHEDULING OF MECHANICS IN AUTOMOBILE REPAIR SHOPS USING ANN

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    N. SHIVASANKARAN

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available Scheduling problems are NP – Hard combinatorial optimization problems, since many algorithms have been developed which offers new promising insights for solving resource allocation problems. Considering the problems faced in automobile repair shops, who sets the customer due dates of the car based on processing time, jobs already waiting for processing and mechanic available time. Also the workload of the mechanic should be balanced and minimize the make-span of the work. So this paper is concerned with determination of optimal allocation of repair jobs to the mechanic using Artificial Neural Network and hence to determine the minimum Total cost and make span of repair.

  4. Measuring the environmental impacts and sustainability of automobiles

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    Lave, L.B.; Cobas Flores, E.; McMichael, F.C.; Hendrickson, C.T.; Horvath, A.; Joshi, S. [Carnegie Mellon Univ., Pittsburgh, PA (United States)

    1996-11-01

    In the paper the following topics are discussed: - the need for public education and involvement in the decision process, - the difficulty of defining sustainability, - the occasional difference between the goals of sustainability and environmental quality, - the need for life cycle analysis to analyze the sustainability and environmental quality implications of a product, process, or material. The importance of environmental input-output analysis is stressed. This new tool can provide the life cycle information cheaply, quickly, and with much less uncertainty. Examples are presented for making an automobile, a seat out of plastic or aluminium, and an electric vehicle. (author) 4 tabs., refs.

  5. Photorealistic ray tracing to visualize automobile side mirror reflective scenes.

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    Lee, Hocheol; Kim, Kyuman; Lee, Gang; Lee, Sungkoo; Kim, Jingu

    2014-10-20

    We describe an interactive visualization procedure for determining the optimal surface of a special automobile side mirror, thereby removing the blind spot, without the need for feedback from the error-prone manufacturing process. If the horizontally progressive curvature distributions are set to the semi-mathematical expression for a free-form surface, the surface point set can then be derived through numerical integration. This is then converted to a NURBS surface while retaining the surface curvature. Then, reflective scenes from the driving environment can be virtually realized using photorealistic ray tracing, in order to evaluate how these reflected images would appear to drivers.

  6. A Review of Voiture Minimum. Le Corbusier and the Automobile

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    Christoph Schnoor

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Here is a full-on celebration of cars and someone’s addiction to cars. In its midst drives Le Corbusier. The book, Voiture Minimum. Le Corbusier and the Automobile (Cambridge, Mass. and London: MIT Press, 2011, has recently been published by Spanish architect and academic Antonio Amado. What a curious book. It is something between a detective story circling around determining the date of a single drawing (1928 or 1936 and, simultaneously, it is “Everything you always wanted to know about Le Corbusier and cars but were afraid to ask”.

  7. Preparation of composite aluminum automobile radiator by inversion casting

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    2001-01-01

    The inversion casting technics of producing three-ply Al-Mn/Al-Si composite strap used in automobile radiator was studied. The physical processes of inversion casting, including the flux-supporting reacting and volatilizing at high temperature, the melting and solidification when the elements of solid and liquid fresh alloys meet with each other, the mutual diffusion of elements in solid and liquid, the crystallization and forming of metallurgical combination and the following rolling process, were analyzed. At the same time, the composite mechanism of this technique was also discussed.

  8. CUSTOMER IMPORTANCE RATING OF SERVICE QUALITY DIMENSIONS FOR AUTOMOBILE SERVICE

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    SATYENDRA SHARMA

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Customers are the center of an organization’s universe: they define quality. They expect performance, reliability, responsiveness, competitive prices, on-time delivery, service, clear and correct transaction processing and more. Customer satisfaction/Service quality management has become a strategic imperative for most firms. In the present circumstances, it is vital to measure customer perceptions and how well the company delivers on the critical factors/dimensions of the business. The main objective of this paper is to be acquainted with customer importance rating of service quality dimensions or Voice of Customers for an Automobile service centre. A questionnaire has been used for the purpose.

  9. Automated Sequencing and Subassembly Detection in Automobile Body Assembly Planning

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    2002-01-01

    The choice of the sequence in which parts or subass em blies are put together in the mechanical assembly of a product can drastical ly affect the efficiency of the assembly process. Unlike metal cutting operation s where computer aided system have been available for some 15 to 25 years to hel p manufacturing engineers in generating cutting sequences and NC programs, the m ajority of assembly planning tasks in automobile body design is still manually p erformed by assembly designers according to their pa...

  10. WHO KILLED SAAB AUTOMOBILE?:Obituary of an Automotive Icon

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    Oliver, Nick; Holweg, Matthias

    2011-01-01

    Saab Automobile AB was declared bankrupt on December 19, 2011. This marked the end of 62 years of car production for the iconic brand, which during its final years was beset with financial problems and changes of ownership. More than 3,700 workers lost their jobs when the Trollhättan factory finally closed its doors after producing a total of 4.5 million Saab vehicles over the years. But what was the root cause for the company’s demise? Was it preventable? And who was to blame? The failure o...

  11. Community Essay: Sustainable approach to automobile society in Japan

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    Jun Fujimoto

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available What is the difference between electric vehicles (EVs in society and an EV society? “EVs in society” means simply the replacement of gasoline-powered cars with EVs without taking into consideration pervasive social issues. By contrast, an “EV society” is a concept whereby EVs are more fundamentally woven into the fabric of society with the aim of solving a range of social problems, while at the same time questioning the meaning of what an automobile “is” and “can be.” It is this “game-changing” principle of integration that drives our research.

  12. Differences between pickup truck and automobile driver-owners.

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    Anderson, C L; Winn, D G; Agran, P F

    1999-01-01

    This study compares pickup truck driver-owners and drivers who owned only automobiles with respect to demographic factors, conditions of use, risk-taking driving behavior, prior driving history and attitudes towards motor vehicle laws. A telephone survey conducted in Riverside County, CA determined that 36% of the households had a pickup truck. Pickup truck owners were primarily male, aged 30-39 years, married, reported lower restraint use and more risky driving behaviors, and had more traffic citations. Differences in behaviors and attitudes were largely a function of age and gender. There is a need to design appropriate occupant safety interventions for those most likely to own pickup trucks. PMID:10084620

  13. Hysteretic Current Controlled Zvs Dc/Dc Converter For Automobile

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    Cernat, M.; Scortarul, P.; Tanase, A.;

    2007-01-01

    A novel bi-directional dc-dc converter with ZVS and interleaving for dual voltage systems in automobiles is presented. A variable frequency extended band hysteretic current control method is proposed. In comparison with classical fixed frequency current control PWM, the reverse polarity peak...... current needed for ZVS operation is kept constant and no in excess circulating current losses at light load conditions are encountered. Inductor current ripple decreases with load reduction. Automatic changes in operation between buck and boost modes are accomplished without transient currents. Power...

  14. La ‘nueva ruralidad’ en Cañuelas. Entre la agroecología y las nuevas urbanizaciones

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    Fernando González

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available Las transformaciones de la Región Metropolitana de Buenos Aires han impactado en territorios rurales. Es el caso de Cañuelas, donde “proyectos de desarrollo urbano” han avanzado, con lo cual desplazaron actividades agrícolas. No obstante, algunos de ellos intentan ser parte de la “nueva ruralidad” que se busca para el partido.Esta investigación exploratoria busca contribuir al estado del arte sobre “nueva ruralidad”. Específicamente, indagamos sobre transformaciones territoriales y modelos de desarrollo que se disputan hegemonía en el territorio. Se utiliza un enfoque que conjuga estudios urbanos y rurales, una metodología cualitativa y basada en fuentes secundarias. Los resultados plantean una difícil convivencia entre usos del suelo.

  15. Tecnologia e demanda por qualificação na indústria brasileira

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    Naércio Aquino Menezes-Filho

    2003-09-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste artigo é o de estabelecer conexões entre o recente aumento no uso relativo de trabalhadores qualificados (em comparação aos não qualificados e medidas de tecnologia na manufatura brasileira nas últimas duas décadas. Para tanto, utilizamos a intensidade de P&D como proxy para progresso técnico. Encontramos evidências de complementaridade entre tecnologia e trabalho qualificado, que parece mais intensa entre 1994 e 1997. Além disso, quando utilizamos a intensidade de P&D nos Estados Unidos como instrumento para a intensidade de P&D no Brasil, seu impacto sobre a qualificação aumenta substancialmente, o que nos fornece indícios de que a transferência de tecnologia é um dos fatores que explica o aumento do uso relativo de qualificação no Brasil.The main aim of this paper is to investigate the relationship between skill upgrading and measures of technology in Brazilian manufacturing for the last two decades. We use R&D intensity as a proxy for technological change. We find robust evidence of technology-skill complementarity, especially for the period between 1994 and 1997. Furthermore, when U.S. R&D intensity is used as an instrument for Brazilian R&D intensity, its impact on skill demand rises threefold. This provides us with evidence that technological transfer is impacting skill-upgrading in Brazil.

  16. Interface empresa-universidade e a gestão da tecnologia

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    José Carlos Teixeira da Silva

    2001-06-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho discute a interface empresa - universidade e a gestão da tecnologia em pequenas e médias empresas tradicionais do setor de manufaturados, com base em modelo conceitual simplificado e em pesquisa de campo, dentro do contexto atual de globalização do mercado. Constatou-se a importância da existência de um modelo de relação interorganizacional, que colabore na otimização dos resultados das pesquisas aplicadas na universidade e disponha de mecanismos de colaboração com aquelas empresas, visando à prática e difusão da gestão da tecnologia e parceria no desenvolvimento de produtos. Com base no modelo proposto em Silva(1999, através do COD - Centro Operacional de Desenvolvimento, o trabalho analisa vários aspectos da interface empresa - universidade e da gestão da tecnologia em empresas.This paper discusses the interface enterprise-university and the manufacturing traditional small and medium enterprises. It attempts to analyze, through a simplified conceptual model and field research, the research in the university and the technology management in those industries, at the context of globalization. It was detected the importance to improve a inter-organizational model to optimize the researches in the university and the mechanisms of collaboration to those enterprises, with respect to the diffusion of practices in technology management and partnerships in integrated product development. It was proposed, based in Silva(1999, the DOC-Development Operational Center as an adequate management model to that industry-university interface.

  17. 76 FR 31467 - Guide Concerning Fuel Economy Advertising for New Automobiles

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    ... prevent deceptive fuel economy advertising for new automobiles and to facilitate the use of fuel economy... the Fuel Economy Guide, to help marketers avoid making advertising claims that are unfair or deceptive... CFR Part 259 Guide Concerning Fuel Economy Advertising for New Automobiles AGENCY: Federal...

  18. A Tractor or an Automobile? A 1920s Farm Family Faces a Decision.

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    Kunze, Joel P.

    1991-01-01

    Outlines a lesson plan in which students role play a 1920s farm family deciding whether to buy an automobile or a tractor. Other students act as automobile and tractor sales groups. Explains how the lesson illuminates relationships between technological advance and social history. Includes handouts identifying benefits of purchasing cars or…

  19. 41 CFR 102-34.45 - How are passenger automobiles classified?

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    ... MANAGEMENT Obtaining Fuel Efficient Motor Vehicles § 102-34.45 How are passenger automobiles classified... 41 Public Contracts and Property Management 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false How are passenger automobiles classified? 102-34.45 Section 102-34.45 Public Contracts and Property Management Federal...

  20. Designing Logistic Information Platform to Fostering Development Trend in China Automobile Manufacturing Group

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    Wang Yue

    2009-01-01

    The logistics resource in China's automobile group can't be optimized and allocated because of the "information island" problem in the group's logistics information platform in the whole group. In addition, it is the development trend of China's automobile group LIN to build a logistics e - market in the range of the group.

  1. 32 CFR 552.73 - Minimum requirements for automobile insurance policies.

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    ... 32 National Defense 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 true Minimum requirements for automobile insurance policies. 552.73 Section 552.73 National Defense Department of Defense (Continued) DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY... Military Reservations § 552.73 Minimum requirements for automobile insurance policies. Policies sold...

  2. 29 CFR 785.40 - When private automobile is used in travel away from home community.

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    ... 29 Labor 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false When private automobile is used in travel away from home community. 785.40 Section 785.40 Labor Regulations Relating to Labor (Continued) WAGE AND HOUR DIVISION... WORKED Application of Principles Traveltime § 785.40 When private automobile is used in travel away...

  3. 75 FR 72965 - Federal Travel Regulation; Removal of Privately Owned Vehicle Rates; Privately Owned Automobile...

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    2010-11-29

    ....O 11609, 36 FR 13747, 3 CFR, 1971-1973 Comp. p. 586. Sec. 302-7.1 0 30. Amend Sec. 302-7.1-- 0 a. In...-AJ09 Federal Travel Regulation; Removal of Privately Owned Vehicle Rates; Privately Owned Automobile Mileage Reimbursement When Government Owned Automobiles Are Authorized; Miscellaneous Amendments...

  4. 75 FR 80350 - Federal Travel Regulation; Removal of Privately Owned Vehicle Rates; Privately Owned Automobile...

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    2010-12-22

    ... date for the final rule published on November 29, 2010 at 75 FR 72965 remains November 29, 2010. The...-AJ09 Federal Travel Regulation; Removal of Privately Owned Vehicle Rates; Privately Owned Automobile Mileage Reimbursement When Government Owned Automobiles Are Authorized; Miscellaneous...

  5. Automobile industry and Japan’s strategy for the global environment

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    Şerban Georgescu

    2007-01-01

    Japan’s automobile industry evolution for the last five years was a succes story, based on long-term strategy and strong innovative development. This article makes a review of the automobile industry’s main trends and challenges for the Japanese manufacturers.

  6. La Securite des Enfants vs. la Circulation - Auto. (Children's Safety vs. Automobile Traffic).

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    Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp., Ottawa (Ontario).

    This report, the sixteenth in a series of twenty reports undertaken by the Children's Environments Advisory Service for the 1979 International Year of the Child, analyzes the difficulties of designing automobile traffic patterns for areas in which children reside. Automobile traffic and play patterns in 21 multiple-housing projects in the…

  7. 25 CFR 11.419 - Unauthorized use of automobiles and other vehicles.

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    ... 25 Indians 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Unauthorized use of automobiles and other vehicles. 11... OF INDIAN OFFENSES AND LAW AND ORDER CODE Criminal Offenses § 11.419 Unauthorized use of automobiles and other vehicles. A person commits a misdemeanor if he or she operates another person's...

  8. Novos materiais de construção com tecnologias avançadas

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    Lucas, S.; Cunha, Sandra Raquel Leite; Senff, L.; Paiva, H.; Aguiar, J. L. Barroso de; J. A. Labrincha; Ferreira, V. M.

    2014-01-01

    Este artigo pretende apenas dar um contributo, assinalando alguns exemplos em que se tem vindo a trabalhar e que refletem o uso de tecnologias avançadas na formulação e funcionalidade de materiais de construção tradicionais. Um exemplo claro é o uso de aditivos que induzem novas funções e que muitos deles pertencem ao grupo denominado como nanomateriais. A sua adição coloca quase sempre problemas de incorporação e que requerem um trabalho de ajuste das formulações e comportamen...

  9. Determinantes da estrutura de capital das empresas de tecnologias da informação

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    Rebelo, Sandra

    2006-01-01

    O presente estudo pretende identificar os determinantes financeiros da estrutura de capital das empresas de tecnologias de informação e, ao mesmo tempo, verificar o poder explicativo de várias teorias financeiras sobre a estrutura de capital, nomeadamente, a teoria do efeito fiscal, a teoria dos custos de falência, a teoria da agência e a teoria da pecking order. A evidência empírica reforça o poder explicativo da teoria da pecking order e sugere que o crescimento, a rendibilidade, a re...

  10. Pós-modernidade e novas tecnologias no discurso do professor de língua

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    Maria José R. Faria Coracini

    2006-01-01

    Este texto pretende apresentar algumas reflexões em torno da identidade do professor, atravessada pelo discurso da pós modernidade na vertente que se apóia nas novas tecnologias como resultado do chamado progresso científico. Para este estudo, baseamo-nos nas teorias do discurso, na psicanálise e na filosofia derrideana, cuja tarefa é desconstruir o edifício logocêntrico da cultura ocidental. Depois de analisar 50 redações de professores, foi possível observar que coabitam crenças qu...

  11. CESTA - coletânea de entidades de suporte ao uso de tecnologia na aprendizagem

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    Tarouco, Liane Margarida Rockenbach; Mascarenhas Fabre, Marie-Christine Julie; Tamusiunas, Fabricio

    2004-01-01

    A tecnologia de informática e comunicação atualmente permite criar material didático usando multimídia com interatividade que tornam mais efetivos os ambientes de ensino-aprendizagem apoiados nas TICs. Todavia o projeto e desenvolvimento deste tipo de material de apoio demanda muito esforço, mesmo considerando- o uso de linguagens de autoração. Isto ensejou o desenvolvimento da estratégia de orientar sua construção na metodologia orientada a objetos. Os recursos educacionais construídos segun...

  12. Imagem, corpo, tecnologia : (in)formação visual na era ciber

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    Xavier, Raimundo Cláudio Silva

    2008-01-01

    O desenvolvimento desta pesquisa se dá, em primeiro momento, a partir de um levantamento bibliográfico e uma revisão de literatura sobre o uso das Novas Tecnologias de Informação e Comunicação-TICs, através de um novo contexto de relacionamento e aprendizagem mediado por interfaces hipertextuais WEB, buscando compreender o estado da arte no que diz respeito as suas possibilidades e potencialidades para (in)formação. Nesta perspectiva, é apresentada a tríade: imagem, corpo e ...

  13. Atitudes boundaryless career nos profissionais de consultoria em tecnologias de informação

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    Rodrigues, Ana Filipa Martins Santos

    2010-01-01

    Dissertação de Mestrado em Gestão de Recursos Humanos / Classificação JEL: J24 - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity ; O15 - Human Resources; Human Development; Income Distribution; Migration Esta investigação tem como objectivo determinar em que medida os profissionais de Consultoria em Tecnologias de Informação apresentam atitudes de carreira BLC (Boundaryless Career). Vamos também apurar as variáveis que estão na génese destas atitudes, bem como validar se est...

  14. Professor x tecnologia: uso da ferramenta Blendspace em sala de aula

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    Miguel A. de Oliveira Júnior; Miriam L. Dias Macedo Rodrigues Alves; Luara Aparecida Russo de Castilho

    2016-01-01

    Como tornar as aulas mais dinâmicas, atrativas e informativas? Esta deve ser a indagação principal da grande maioria dos docentes no Brasil. A educação passa por constantes mudanças e o aluno do século XXI que está cercado por novas tecnologias exige que as mesmas também ultrapassem o muro escolar. Para isto o professor deve buscar mecanismo ou ferramentas que deixem as aulas mais atrativas e dinâmicas. Uma pesquisa recente, divulgada pelo portal Aprendiz, do UOL, aponta que a web pode ser ut...

  15. BODY PRESSURE DISTRIBUTION OF AUTOMOBILE DRIVING HUMAN MACHINE CONTACT INTERFACE

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    CHEN Juan; HONG Jun; ZHANG E; LIANG Jian; LU Bingheng

    2007-01-01

    Aiming at the fatigue and comfort issues of human-machine contact Interface in automobile driving and based on physiological and anatomical principle, the physiological and biochemical process of muscles and nerves in the formation and development of fatigue is analyzed systematically. The fatigue-causing physiological characteristic Indexes are mapped to biomechanical Indexes like muscle stress-strain, the compression deformation of Wood vessels and nerves etc.from the perspective of formation mechanism. The geometrical model of skeleton and parenchyma is established by applying CT-scanned body data and MRI images. The general rule of comfort body pressure distribution is acquired through the analysis of anatomical structure of buttocks and femoral region. The comprehensive lest platform for sitting comfort of 3D adjustable contact Interface is constructed. The lest of body pressure distribution of human-machine contact interface and its comparison with subjective evaluation indicates that the biomechanical Indexes of automobile driving human-machine contact interface and body pressure distribution rule studied can effectively evaluate the fatigue and comfort issues of human-machine contact interface and provide theoretical basis for the optimal design of human-machine contact interface.

  16. Ergonomic and usability analysis on a sample of automobile dashboards.

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    Carvalho, Raíssa; Soares, Marcelo

    2012-01-01

    This is a research study based on an analysis which sets out to identify and pinpoint ergonomic and usability problems found in a sample of automobile dashboards. The sample consisted of three dashboards, of three different makes and characterized as being a popular model, an average model and a luxury model. The examination was conducted by observation, with the aid of photography, notes and open interview, questionnaires and performing tasks with users, the bases of which are on the principles laid down by methodologies. From this it was possible to point to the existence of problems such as: complaints about the layout, lighting, colors, available area, difficult access to points of interaction, such as buttons, and the difficult nomenclature of dials. Later, the findings and recommendations presented show the need for a further, deeper study, using more accurate tools, a larger sample of users, and an anthropometric study focused on the dashboard, since reading and understanding it have to be done quickly and accurately, and that more attention be given to the study of automobile dashboards, particularly in the most popular vehicles in order to maintain the standards of usability, and drivers' comfort and safety.

  17. Ergonomic and usability analysis on a sample of automobile dashboards.

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    Carvalho, Raíssa; Soares, Marcelo

    2012-01-01

    This is a research study based on an analysis which sets out to identify and pinpoint ergonomic and usability problems found in a sample of automobile dashboards. The sample consisted of three dashboards, of three different makes and characterized as being a popular model, an average model and a luxury model. The examination was conducted by observation, with the aid of photography, notes and open interview, questionnaires and performing tasks with users, the bases of which are on the principles laid down by methodologies. From this it was possible to point to the existence of problems such as: complaints about the layout, lighting, colors, available area, difficult access to points of interaction, such as buttons, and the difficult nomenclature of dials. Later, the findings and recommendations presented show the need for a further, deeper study, using more accurate tools, a larger sample of users, and an anthropometric study focused on the dashboard, since reading and understanding it have to be done quickly and accurately, and that more attention be given to the study of automobile dashboards, particularly in the most popular vehicles in order to maintain the standards of usability, and drivers' comfort and safety. PMID:22316929

  18. Development of automobile brake lining using pulverized cow hooves

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    Katsina C. BALA

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Asbestos has been used for so long as automobile brake lining material because of its good physical and chemical properties. However, due to the health hazard associated with its handling, it has lost favour and several alternative materials are being increasingly used. Asbestos-free brake lining was developed in this work using pulverized cow hooves along with epoxy resin, barium sulphate, graphite and aluminium oxide. This was with a view to exploiting the characteristics of cow hooves, which are largely discarded as waste materials to replace asbestos which has been found to be carcinogenic. Samples of brake linings were produced using compressive moulding in which the physical and mechanical properties of the samples were studied. The results obtained showed that proper bonding was achieved as the percentage by weight of epoxy resin increased and percentage by weight of pulverized cow hooves decreased. The hardness, compressive strength, coefficient of friction, water and oil absorption, relative density and wear rate of the brake linings were determined and compared with existing brake lining properties. The result indicates that pulverized cow hooves can be used as brake lining material for automobiles.

  19. SYNTHESIS OF AUTOMOBILE IGNITION SYSTEM USING OZONIZED FUEL

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    O. M. Pilipenko

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available The paper presents a mathematical model for electronic control system of the angular ignition timing (AIT in the (ICE, which is running on ozonized fuel. An algorithm for  ignition system control of internal combustion engine using ozonized fuel has been developed in the paper. A structure of the dynamic ignition system while using a control unit for supplying  ozone into fuel with a purpose to improve automobile ecological and economical indices adapted to operational conditions. Application of the given system allows to ensure minimum reduction of operational petrol consumption and concentration of incomplete combustion products due to optimum ozone dosage into the fuel.  The paper proposes a controlled automobile ignition system as a sequential scheme which has a great number of discrete inputs and outputs and many discrete internal  states. The scheme establishes a functional dependence between input and output states. The paper provides an assessment of ecological indices according to massive emissions of carbon monoxide СО, hydrocarbon СпНт and nitric oxide NOx .  The analysis of  investigations results has been carried out in the paper.

  20. ASSES SMENT OF PREVALENCE OF HEALTH PROBLEMS AMONG AUTOMOBILE WORKERS

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    Pradeep P.

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: The global automotive repair and maintenance service industries are expected to be worth almost $306 billion by 2015. The automotive service sectors currently are having employees an estimated 787 , 77702 and increasing at rate of 12% per annum. AIMS & OBJECTIVES: ( 1 To assess the prevalence morbidities among automobile workers (2 To increase the awareness about safety (PPE at work place (3 To motivate about social security schemes coverage. MATERIAL & METHODS: A cross - sectional study was carried out in the territory area of IMSR M edical C ollage of Satara districts. The total no of 117 participants were included for the study. A pretested , predesigned Prof o rma was used to collect the Information’s under supervisi on & analyzed & interpreted with help of percentages & chi square test. RESULT: About 32.76% were only having less than 10 years of service. 68.41% of subjects have dropped their study before high school. Only 25.74% have their own garage , along with 29.25 % of subjects were having specialized training. PPE was available with 29.25% of subjects. Stress , Muscle/bony pain & dyspepsia along with bowl disorders were significant morbidities observed. CONCLUSION: P revalence of morbidities is significant in this st udy & need more medical attention towards automobile workers.

  1. Delegating to the automobile: experimenting with automotive restraints in the 1970s.

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    Wetmore, Jameson M

    2015-04-01

    This article explores the attempts in the United States in the 1970s to implement a new paradigm for automobile safety-crashworthiness, the idea that automobile passengers should be protected in the event of a crash. A large number of strategies were proposed, including air bags, seatbelt modifications, mandatory belt-use laws, and ignition interlocks. Many of these did not initially come to fruition, but they did give the automobile safety community a chance to experiment with different ways of distributing responsibilities between automobile occupants, automobile manufacturers, and, to a lesser extent, government agencies. These experiments helped pave the way for the successful implementation of a number of new strategies in the 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s.

  2. 29 CFR 779.371 - Some automobile, truck, and farm implement establishments may qualify for exemption under section...

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    2010-07-01

    ... 29 Labor 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Some automobile, truck, and farm implement establishments... OR SERVICES Exemptions for Certain Retail or Service Establishments Automobile, Truck, Farm Implement, Trailer, and Aircraft Sales and Services § 779.371 Some automobile, truck, and farm...

  3. 41 CFR 301-10.220 - What requirements must I meet to operate a Government automobile for official travel?

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    2010-07-01

    ... meet to operate a Government automobile for official travel? 301-10.220 Section 301-10.220 Public... ALLOWABLE TRAVEL EXPENSES 10-TRANSPORTATION EXPENSES Government Vehicle Government Automobiles § 301-10.220 What requirements must I meet to operate a Government automobile for official travel? You must...

  4. 40 CFR Table 1 to Subpart B of... - Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Content Limits for Automobile Refinish Coatings

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    2010-07-01

    ... Limits for Automobile Refinish Coatings 1 Table 1 to Subpart B of Part 59 Protection of Environment... Automobile Refinish Coatings Pt. 59, Subpt. B, Table 1 Table 1 to Subpart B of Part 59—Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Content Limits for Automobile Refinish Coatings Coating category Grams VOC per liter...

  5. 77 FR 29922 - Guides for the Rebuilt, Reconditioned and Other Used Automobile Parts Industry, Request for Comments

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    2012-05-21

    ... CFR Part 20 Guides for the Rebuilt, Reconditioned and Other Used Automobile Parts Industry, Request... FTC's ``Guides for the Rebuilt, Reconditioned and Other Used Automobile Parts Industry.'' DATES... used parts (e.g., engines and transmissions). The Commission first addressed the used automobile...

  6. 19 CFR 123.51 - Commercial samples transported by automobile through Canada between ports in the United States.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 19 Customs Duties 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Commercial samples transported by automobile... Commercial samples transported by automobile through Canada between ports in the United States. (a) General... samples by automobile through Canada to another place in the United States without displaying the...

  7. 40 CFR 52.2301 - Federal compliance date for automobile and light-duty truck coating. Texas Air Control Board...

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    2010-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 4 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Federal compliance date for automobile... PROMULGATION OF IMPLEMENTATION PLANS (CONTINUED) Texas § 52.2301 Federal compliance date for automobile and..., automobile and light-duty truck coating operations were to have complied with final control limits of §...

  8. 19 CFR 123.52 - Commercial samples transported by automobile through the United States between ports in Canada.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 19 Customs Duties 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Commercial samples transported by automobile... Commercial samples transported by automobile through the United States between ports in Canada. (a) General... sealed samples in his automobile without further sealing in the United States, upon compliance with...

  9. Tecnologia, modernidade e política Tecnology, modernity and politics

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    Hermínio Martins

    1997-08-01

    Full Text Available Com base na distinção entre teorias da tecnologia "prometéicas" (que proclamam os benefícios do progresso da razão científica e "fáusticas" (que duvidam disto o autor examina a questão das novas tecnologias no mundo atual, dado um quadro político em que as grandes propostas de intervenção global na natureza humana não têm mais lugar, mas a rede de intervenções pontuais levanta por outro lado o risco da "tirania das possibilidades tecnológicas".On the basis of a distinction between two kinds of theories of technology (one believing in the benefits of the progress of a scientific rationality and the other casting doubts on this the author examines the question of the new technologies in our days, given a political framework in which the grand proposals for transforming human nature are no longer feasible but the network of small actual interventions raises from another standpoint the risk of the "tirany of the technological possibilities".

  10. Desulfuration technologies: past, present and future; Tecnologias de desulfuracion: pasado, presente y futuro

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    Rodas G, Arturo; Blass A, Georgina; Panama T, Luz A. [Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas, Cuernavaca, Morelos (Mexico)

    2003-07-01

    The interest for obtaining harmony between the electric power generation and the environment has derived into the design of numerous technologies for the control of the main emissions of atmospheric polluting agents, being some of them the sulfur oxides (SOx) that, at certain levels of concentration in the atmosphere, cause health damages and to the surrounding ecosystem. The present article shows an overview of the technologies for the disposal of sulfurated compounds in thermoelectric power stations and their application trends in the future systems of electric power generation. [Spanish] El interes por lograr una armonia entre la generacion de energia electrica y el medio ambiente, ha derivado en el diseno de numerosas tecnologias para el control de las principales emisiones de contaminantes atmosfericos, siendo algunos de ellos los oxidos de azufre (SOx) que, a ciertos niveles de concentracion en la atmosfera, ocasionan danos a la salud y al ecosistema circundante. El presente articulo muestra un panorama general de las tecnologias de eliminacion de compuestos sulfurados en centrales termoelectricas y sus tendencias de aplicacion en los futuros sistemas de generacion de energia electrica.

  11. O saber e a tecnologia: mitos de um centro de tratamento intensivo

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    Bastos Marisa Antonini Ribeiro

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available O presente artigo apresenta os resultados de um estudo etnográfico que teve como objetivo descrever a cultura dos enfermeiros de um centro de tratamento intensivo. Acreditando que o CTI é uma subcultura do hospital e que os enfermeiros intensivistas compartilham de símbolos e significados que foram desenvolvidos através das interações sociais no contexto da Terapia Intensiva, fui buscar no interacionismo simbólico e na descrição etnográfica a fundamentação teórico-metodológica para o presente estudo. Para compreender o processo de interiorização dos universos simbólicos no CTI, busquei descrever os sistemas temáticos de significados subjacentes às atividades dos enfermeiros intensivistas, através da observação participante, da entrevista etnográfica e da análise documental. Dentre os elementos culturais descritos, foi identificado o mito do saber e da tecnologia. Concluí que os mitos da tecnologia e do saber foram socialmente estabelecidos como estratégia de sobrevivência no cotidiano da terapia intensiva, repleto de riscos e incertezas.

  12. Multinacionais brasileiras: o papel da tecnologia na conquista do mercado externo

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    Eva Stal

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available O trabalho tem como objetivo mostrar a importância do processo de internacionalização de empresas de países em desenvolvimento, que enfrentam a competição global, uma vez que a produção fora do país ajuda a estimular as exportações de matérias-primas, componentes e produtos acabados, sobretudo em setores industriais produtores de bens diferenciados e de maior conteúdo tecnológico. Além disso, a exposição a mercados mais exigentes facilita a incorporação de novas tecnologias e a capacitação de pessoal. Com base nas teorias comportamentais e econômicas que explicam o processo de internacionalização de empresas, foi realizado estudo de caso na empresa Sabó, do setor de autopeças, e uma das poucas empresas nacionais que sobreviveram à abertura econômica do país, a partir de 1990, devido ao seu caráter inovador, que lhe permite competir com as maiores empresas do ramo no mercado internacional. Conclui-se que, quando as empresas possuem um forte ativo, no caso a tecnologia inovadora, as teorias econômicas explicam melhor o sucesso internacional.

  13. A Percepção é um Prisma: corpo, presença e tecnologias

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    Enrico Pitozzi

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available Ao partir de uma perspectiva interdisciplinar acerca dos conceitos de corpo, percepção e tecnologias na cena contemporânea, este texto tentará definir a noção estética geral de bodyscape como uma extensão da percepção do performer. Por meio de um exame de algumas práticas chave da cena contemporânea, como as composições coreográficas de Myriam Gourfink, Isabelle Choinière e o projeto de assinatura do movimento de Martine Époque e Denis Poulin, analisa-se o impacto das tecnologias sobre a redefinição do processo da percepção do performer na composição do movimento e a mudança da noção de presença. Nesse sentido, tem-se uma série das modificações que também influenciam a percepção do espectador. Portanto, discute-se a noção de empatia e tenta-se descobrir como ela se aplica ao contexto de uma imagem digital do corpo.

  14. As tecnologias touch: corpo, cognição e subjetividade

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    Nize Maria Campos Pellanda

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available O artigo trata da preparação de um quadro teórico para suportar uma pesquisa empírica que usa as tecnologias touch com o objetivo de mobilizar cognitiva e afetivamente sujeitos portadores de patologias cognitivas, principalmente autismo. A estrutura epistemológica da pesquisa baseia-se na abordagem complexa defendendo a ideia da necessidade de articular dimensões do humano que foram cindidas pela modernidade. Assim, partindo do pressuposto da unidade mente-corpo de Espinosa, as autoras passam por estudos recentes das neurociências e chegam até os estudos da biologia de cunho cibernético de H. Atlan, H. Maturana e F. Varela (teorias da "Complexificação pelo ruído" e da "Biologia da cognição" para mostrar a relação de tato com o dispositivo técnico integrando as demais dimensões. O artigo resgata a tecnologia de seu "ressentimento" moderno para mostrar complexidade de um novo paradigma que vê no objeto técnico uma potencialização do humano.

  15. A Gestão da Tecnologia para Competitividade Empresarial no Setor Industrial

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    Francisco Grabovski Neto

    2002-12-01

    Full Text Available O artigo tem por objetivo demonstrar a importância da gestão governamental da tecnologia para promover a competitividade empresarial no setor industrial; ou seja, baseando-se em um relato histórico da economia paranaense, pretende-se demonstrar como as políticas públicas podem incentivar os investimentos no setor tecnológico. Portanto, através da gestão tecnológica os agentes produtivos podem propiciar a satisfação das necessidades sociais de uma região, estimulando o processo de desenvolvimento econômico, social e tecnológico em um ambiente competitivo e globalizado. O artigo, por fim ressalta também a utilização da tecnologia como fator de atendimento as necessidades sociais, promovendo o desenvolvimento econômico através da utilização de modelos de sistema de inovação tecnológica capazes de estimular a competitividade empresarial, e propor alternativas para enfrentar a problemática da escassez de recursos financeiros para a gestão de projetos tecnológicos, visando a obtenção de um desenvolvimento econômico, social e tecnológico de uma região.

  16. O corpo, o desenvolvimento humano e as tecnologias Body human development and technologies

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    Afonso Antônio Machado

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Estudar e analisar as relações entre corpo, desenvolvimento humano e tecnologias é objetivo deste trabalho. O avanço das tecnologias e as relações humanas sofrem mudanças nas sociedades atuais e estas alterações podem ser percebidas em todos os ambientes. Verifica-se que o ambiente escolar e a educação física escolar passa por transformações tecnológicas e seus professores tentam realizar ações que validem seus princípios. O estudo usa o MSN para coletar os dados aqui analisados.The aim of this work is to study and analyze the relationships among body, technology and human development. Technological advances and human relations are going through changes in contemporary societies and these changes can be noticed in all environments. It seems that the school environment and the physical education are passing through technological changes and their teachers try to perform actions that validate its principles. This study has used MSN to collect the analyzed data.

  17. Moodle y estudiantes universitarios. Dos nuevas realidades del EEES

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    Marín-Díaz, Verónica; Antonia RAMÍREZ GARCÍA; Sampedro Requena, Begoña

    2011-01-01

    El desarrollo de la docencia universitaria se ha visto en los ultimos tiempos afectada por numerosos cambios, que por un lado han provocado reformas estructurales de los sistemas terminológicos y por otro una modificación en la forma de ser, ver y entender la enseñanza superior. La aparición de nuevas herramientas de carácter tecnológico como es la plataforma Moodle ha supuesto una revolución de los procesos de enseñanza-aporendizaje en todos los niveles educativos. El presente...

  18. Una especie nueva de Peniocereus (Cactaceae) de Honduras

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    Paul R. House; Carlos Gómez-Hinostrosa; Hernández, Héctor M.

    2013-01-01

    Se describe e ilustra a Peniocereus canoensis, una especie nueva de Cactaceae de las inmediaciones de Tegucigalpa, Honduras. La especie se distingue fácilmente de los otros miembros del género por la combinación de los siguientes caracteres morfológicos: tallos monomorfos, color verde-glauco y flores diurnas, rosa intenso. La especie posiblemente está críticamente amenazada, ya que se encuentra restringida a una pequeña área de bosque seco subtropical y porque sólo se han detectado 6 individu...

  19. Nuevas formas de asesorar y apoyar a los centros educativos

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    Jesús DOMINGO SEGOVIA; Bolívar Botía, Antonio; Luengo Horcajo, Florencio; Hernández Rivero, Víctor M.; García Gómez, Rodrigo J.

    2005-01-01

    Symposium coordinador por el Prof. Jesús Domingo, donde se describen cuatro experiencias que describen nuevas formas de asesorar y apoyar a los centros educativos: a) Los procesos de asesoramiento: la experiencia de ADEME; b) Proyecto ATLÁNTIDA: educación y cultura democráticas. Procesos de formación de la ciudadanía; c) Ayudando a nuestros centros a mejorar; y d) Innovación, cultura y poder en las instituciones educativas. Un estudio de caso. Se hace un balance general y se evalúan los a...

  20. La escuela y las nuevas formas de convivencia

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    Miguel Ángel Estrada

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Actualmente, en las escuelas aumenta la reproducción de dinámicas de convivencia negativas, las cuales están siendo consideradas como nuevas, aunque siempre han estado presentes, esto se debe a que se trata de un tema que recientemente retomó importancia. Dentro de las principales manifestaciones se encuentra el acoso escolar, en todas sus modalidades: mobbing, bullying, acoso del docente al alumno y acoso del alumno al docente. Algunos de los detonantes del citado fenómeno son el ambiente y el clima escolar.

  1. NUEVA BENZOIL LACTONA Y OTROS COSTITUYENTES DE Pilocarpus alvaradoii (Rutaceae

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    Luis E. Cuca

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available Del extracto etanólico de hojas de Pilocarpus alvaradoii fue aislada e identificada la nueva lactona α-Benzoil-γ-valerolactona (1, junto con los triterpenos pentacíclicos conocidos lupeol (2, epibetulina (3; y las furanocumarinas bergapteno (4, psoraleno (5, y xantotoxina (6.  El aislamiento y la purificación fueron realizados por técnicas cromatográficas convencionales.   La elucidación estructural de estos compuestos se determinó mediante técnicas espectroscópicas (IR, RMN 1H, 13C, EM.

  2. Una nueva visión del desarrollo

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    Naranjo-Ramírez, J.

    2003-01-01

    Se presentan y analizan las nuevas perspectivas de desarrollo económico que se abran a la Sierra de Montilla. En esta zona concreta de la Campiña Alta de Córdoba, frente a la tradicional actividad agraria como elemento económico dominante y único, Viñedos, lagares, gastronomía y paisaje agrario constituyen parámetros sólidos sobre los que edificar el desarrollo de esta zona vitivinícola y olivarera

  3. Un aprendiz estratégico para una nueva sociedad

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    Bernardo GARGALLO LÓPEZ

    2012-01-01

    Nuevos tiempos precisan de nuevos aprendices. En una escuela inmersa en la sociedad de la información, que queremos que sea del conocimiento, hace falta desarrollar nuevas actitudes y habilidades para el aprendizaje. El estudiante ha de aprender a desarrollar su autonomía y responsabilidad en un mundo abierto en que hay sobreabundancia de información y estímulos. Para ello hace falta que el estudiante llegue a ser “aprendiz estratégico”, una persona autónoma que quiere aprender para crecer, p...

  4. BYTTNERIA CARIPENSIS (STERCULIACEAE UNA NUEVA ESPECIE DE VENEZUELA

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    Carmen L. Cristóbal

    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available Byttneria caripensis Cristóbal (sección Crassipetala de Edo. Bolívar, Venezuela se describe como nueva. Se estudia también la anatomía de los nectarios de la hoja y la venación menor. El tamaño y la forma muy peculiar de la cavidad glandular de los nectarios multiaperturados están estresados. Se presentan dos ilustraciones.

  5. Nueva metodología docente en el Derecho Procesal

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    Cerrato Grui, Elisabeth; Adán Domènech, Federic; Picó I Junoy, Joan

    2010-01-01

    La entrada al Espacio Europeo de Educación Superior supone una modificación en las metodologías docentes que, tradicionalmente, se han utilizado en el sistema educativo español hasta la actualidad, donde mayoritariamente las lecciones se efectuaban mediante clases magistrales, con las que, la interacción profesor- alumno era, en muchas ocasiones, insuficiente. Este sistema metodológico es modificado por nuevas opciones de aprendizaje que favorecen una mayor interacción entre profesor y estudi...

  6. Entorno de Audio usando la nueva API de HTML 5

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    LATORRE PLAYÁN, JAVIER

    2015-01-01

    Este trabajo tiene como objetivo el diseño y programación de una aplicación de audio sobre la nueva API de audio de HTML 5. Para ello, utilizamos el programa SoundCool, que es propiedad de la Universidad Politécnica de Valencia y, a partir de los módulos que implementa, los adaptaremos al lenguaje antes mencionado, con el propósito de hacerlo más accesible y atractivo visualmente. Para poder llevar a cabo lo mencionado anteriormente, se ha realizado, en primer lugar, un trabajo de investig...

  7. La tesis de la mente extendida: Nuevas orientaciones

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    Alfredo Martínez Sánchez

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available La tesis de la mente extendida (TME propone que, en ocasiones, la mente se extiende más allá del cerebro y de la piel. Uno de sus principales argumentos apela al “principio de paridad”, que implica la equivalencia funcional entre los recursos internos (fundamentalmente cerebrales y ciertos recursos externos empleados para llevar a cabo una determinada tarea cognitiva. Esta equivalencia tiende a ignorar las diferencias entre los recursos internos y los externos. Nuevas orientaciones de la TME pretenden reconocer la relevancia, en términos cognitivos, de algunas de estas diferencias y proporcionar argumentos alternativos que no apelen al principio de paridad.

  8. La Nueva Gerencia Pública: Flamante mito de un viejo paradigma

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    Leobardo Ruíz Alanís

    2006-01-01

    La administración pública es tan antigua como el Estado moderno. La administración también contribuye a su permanencia. La amplitud de los cuerpos burocráticos del Estado es una clara manifestación de su desarrollo. A pesar de las acometidas de las nuevas y viejas teorías anti estatales, la burocracia, ha logrado sobrevivir. Recientemente la gerencia pública se ha erigido como una pretendida innovación anti burocrática; sin embargo en el texto se demuestra su similitud con el cameralismo, que...

  9. Pensamiento computacional: Una nueva alfabetización digital

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    2015-01-01

    La sociedad y la economía demandan profesionales cualificados en las industrias tecnológicas. Se da la paradoja de países con un alto índice de paro en las que actualmente se quedan sin cubrir puestos de trabajo de ingenieros y técnicos de industrias y servicios digitales. Esto ha sensibilizado a gestores e instituciones a abordar el problema desde el punto de vista de la formación. Se trata de una nueva alfabetización, la alfabetización digital, y que como tal hay que comenzar desde las prim...

  10. Los hongos de colombia-ii: nuevas especies de uredinales

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    Buriticá, Pablo

    2012-01-01

    El presente trabajo incluye resultados parciales del estudio de los materiales coleccionados conjuntamente con el doctor Kent P. Dumont en Colombia y Ecuador. Es, por otra parte, la primera contribución hacia la preparación de una Flora Micológica de Colombia.  Se describen aquí cuatro especies nuevas de Uredinales, dos de las cuales se conocen únicamente de material coleccionado en Colombia, una del Ecuador y otra representada por ejemplares procedentes de Colombia y de Puerto Rico.

  11. Developing more ecological automobile technology; Kohti ekologisempaa autotekniikkaa

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    Laurikko, J. [VTT Energy, Espoo (Finland)

    2001-07-01

    Production of driving force is the main factor effecting the energy consumption of an automobile and often also of the entire transportation, as well as the main cause of environmental impacts of transportation. The most significant environmental hazard of the transportation is the formation of emissions polluting the air. Recent development of catalysts and other flue gas purification technology has eased significantly the control of flue gas emissions. New solutions have been developed for NO{sub x} emissions of diesel engines, e.g. the zeolite catalysts, which reduce them also in oxygen-rich flue gases. Particulates form still a significant problem. Continuous tightening of emission restrictions has made the flue gas purification systems more complex and expensive than before. Reduction of energy consumption by developing the engine technology is difficult when the flue gas purity requirements are continuously tightened. More interest is paid to new alternatives, the energy balance of that is better, because the main concern in emission reduction is in control of CO{sub 2}, not in reduction of poisonous emissions. This leads to a reduction of the greenhouse effects of transportation. There are no practical chemical or physical recovery or purification methods for reduction of CO{sub 2} emissions. It is essential to study the means, by which the fuel consumption and the efficiency of engines could be improved. It is possible to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions by using alternative fuels, totally new power sources and more effective energy chains. Rolling and air resistances are the main factors consuming energy. When the driving speed doubles the air resistance quadruples, so the driving speed of road traffic effects strongly on the energy consumption of an automobile. The weight of a vehicle effects on fuel consumption especially in urban transport because of the repeated accelerations and decelerations. The efficiency of a Diesel engine is about 20% higher

  12. Life cycle models of conventional and alternative-fueled automobiles

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    Maclean, Heather Louise

    This thesis reports life cycle inventories of internal combustion engine automobiles with feasible near term fuel/engine combinations. These combinations include unleaded gasoline, California Phase 2 Reformulated Gasoline, alcohol and gasoline blends (85 percent methanol or ethanol combined with 15 percent gasoline), and compressed natural gas in spark ignition direct and indirect injection engines. Additionally, I consider neat methanol and neat ethanol in spark ignition direct injection engines and diesel fuel in compression ignition direct and indirect injection engines. I investigate the potential of the above options to have a lower environmental impact than conventional gasoline-fueled automobiles, while still retaining comparable pricing and consumer benefits. More broadly, the objective is to assess whether the use of any of the alternative systems will help to lead to the goal of a more sustainable personal transportation system. The principal tool is the Economic Input-Output Life Cycle Analysis model which includes inventories of economic data, environmental discharges, and resource use. I develop a life cycle assessment framework to assemble the array of data generated by the model into three aggregate assessment parameters; economics, externalities, and vehicle attributes. The first step is to develop a set of 'comparable cars' with the alternative fuel/engine combinations, based on characteristics of a conventional 1998 gasoline-fueled Ford Taurus sedan, the baseline vehicle for the analyses. I calculate the assessment parameters assuming that these comparable cars can attain the potential thermal efficiencies estimated by experts for each fuel/engine combination. To a first approximation, there are no significant differences in the assessment parameters for the vehicle manufacture, service, fixed costs, and the end-of-life for any of the options. However, there are differences in the vehicle operation life cycle components and the state of technology

  13. Environmental practices of the auxiliary companies to the Spanish automobile industry

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    González-Torre, Pilar L.; González, Beatriz A.; Gupta, Surendra M.

    2005-11-01

    The automobile manufacturing industry plays a very important role in a country's economy. The importance of automobile manufacturing industry lies in its sheer size and complexity in terms of the direct and indirect influence it commands across many other industries. While millions of people are employed in the automobile manufacturing industry, it is estimated that more than two and half times that number are employed in the auxiliary companies that supply parts to the automobile manufacturing companies. The auxiliary companies represent a group of businesses of various sizes, types, and geographical locations, producing a vast variety of products ranging from the very simple to the extremely intricate. In this study, the current environmental practices of management in the core Spanish auxiliary companies that do business with the automobile manufacturing industry (and thus form a large part of the automobile manufacturing industry's supply chain) are investigated. We show that while automobile manufacturing companies are under scrutiny to become more and more environmentally friendly, not only at their manufacturing stage but also at their products' useful and EOL stages, there appears to be no such burden on the auxiliary companies. Our conclusion is based on an elaborate survey conducted during the fall of 2004 of Spanish auxiliary companies with questions about the characteristics, environmental practices and reverse logistics related activities carried out by the companies.

  14. Efficient controller area network data compression for automobile applications

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    Yu-jing WU; Jin-Gyun CHUNG

    2015-01-01

    Controller area networks (CANs) have been designed for multiplexing communication between electronic control units (ECUs) in vehicles and many high-level industrial control applications. When a CAN bus is overloaded by a large number of ECUs connected to it, both the waiting time and the error probability of the data transmission are increased. Thus, it is desirable to reduce the CAN frame length, since the duration of data transmission is proportional to the frame length. In this paper, we present a CAN message compression method to reduce the CAN frame length. Experimental results indicate that CAN transmission data can be compressed by up to 81.06%with the proposed method. By using an embedded test board, we show that 64-bit engine management system (EMS) CAN data compression can be performed within 0.16 ms;consequently, the proposed algorithm can be successfully used in automobile applications.

  15. ALGORITHM OF PRETREATMENT ON AUTOMOBILE BODY POINT CLOUD

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    GAO Feng; ZHOU Yu; DU Farong; QU Weiwei; XIONG Yonghua

    2007-01-01

    As point cloud of one whole vehicle body has the traits of large geometric dimension, huge data and rigorous reverse precision, one pretreatment algorithm on automobile body point cloud is put forward. The basic idea of the registration algorithm based on the skeleton points is to construct the skeleton points of the whole vehicle model and the mark points of the separate point cloud, to search the mapped relationship between skeleton points and mark points using congruence triangle method and to match the whole vehicle point cloud using the improved iterative closed point (ICP) algorithm. The data reduction algorithm, based on average square root of distance, condenses data by three steps, Computing datasets' average square root of distance in sampling cube grid, sorting order according to the value computed from the first step, choosing sampling percentage. The accuracy of the two algorithms above is proved by a registration and reduction example of whole vehicle point cloud of a certain light truck.

  16. Introduction. L’automobile, objet d’étude pluridisciplinaire

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    Garçon, Anne-Françoise

    2015-01-01

    « Révolutionnaire… ! » Cet adjectif, Citroën en fit un slogan publicitaire, il y a quelques années, pour imposer auprès de sa clientèle sa voiture dernière-née. Le constructeur résumait ainsi tout à la fois ce qui faisait la spécificité de la marque et d’une manière générale, ce qui fait la spécificité de l’objet. Et si le modèle, en tant que tel, n’a pas vraiment défrayé la chronique automobile, du moins, par la grâce du jeu publicitaire s’inséra-t-il dans la lignée des voitures innovantes –...

  17. A knowledge-based system for controlling automobile traffic

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    Maravas, Alexander; Stengel, Robert F.

    1994-01-01

    Transportation network capacity variations arising from accidents, roadway maintenance activity, and special events as well as fluctuations in commuters' travel demands complicate traffic management. Artificial intelligence concepts and expert systems can be useful in framing policies for incident detection, congestion anticipation, and optimal traffic management. This paper examines the applicability of intelligent route guidance and control as decision aids for traffic management. Basic requirements for managing traffic are reviewed, concepts for studying traffic flow are introduced, and mathematical models for modeling traffic flow are examined. Measures for quantifying transportation network performance levels are chosen, and surveillance and control strategies are evaluated. It can be concluded that automated decision support holds great promise for aiding the efficient flow of automobile traffic over limited-access roadways, bridges, and tunnels.

  18. Catalytically and noncatalytically treated automobile exhaust: biological effects in rats

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    Cooper, G.P. (Univ. of Cincinnati); Lewkowski, J.P.; Hastings, L.; Malanchuk, M.

    1977-12-01

    Chronic exposure to catalytically treated or noncatalytically treated automobile exhaust significantly depressed the spontaneous locomotor activity (SLA) of rats. Exposure to H/sub 2/SO/sub 4/ alone or CO at comparable levels did not alter the SLA. Exposure to noncatalytically treated exhaust resulted in significant reductions in growth rate and food and water intake. However, these effects were not evident in the exposure to catalytically treated exhaust or in the control H/sub 2/SO/sub 4/ and CO exposures. Blood acid-base analyses indicated that exposure to either catalytically treated exhaust or H/sub 2/SO/sub 4/ elicits a metabolic alkalosis, while exposure to CO alone results in a metabolic acidosis. All acid-base parameters were within the normal range several weeks after the termination of exposure.

  19. Thermal energy storage for the Stirling engine powered automobile

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    Morgan, D. T. (Editor)

    1979-01-01

    A thermal energy storage (TES) system developed for use with the Stirling engine as an automotive power system has gravimetric and volumetric storage densities which are competitive with electric battery storage systems, meets all operational requirements for a practical vehicle, and can be packaged in compact sized automobiles with minimum impact on passenger and freight volume. The TES/Stirling system is the only storage approach for direct use of combustion heat from fuel sources not suitable for direct transport and use on the vehicle. The particular concept described is also useful for a dual mode TES/liquid fuel system in which the TES (recharged from an external energy source) is used for short duration trips (approximately 10 miles or less) and liquid fuel carried on board the vehicle used for long duration trips. The dual mode approach offers the potential of 50 percent savings in the consumption of premium liquid fuels for automotive propulsion in the United States.

  20. Biomonitoring of N-ethyl-2-pyrrolidone in automobile varnishers.

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    Koslitz, Stephan; Meier, Swetlana; Schindler, Birgit Karin; Weiss, Tobias; Koch, Holger Martin; Brüning, Thomas; Käfferlein, Heiko Udo

    2014-12-01

    N-alkyl-2-pyrrolidones are important organic solvents for varnishes in industry. This study investigates exposure to N-ethyl-2-pyrrolidone (NEP) in varnishing of hard plastic components in an automobile plant. Two specific biomarkers of exposure, 5-hydroxy-N-ethyl-2-pyrrolidone (5-HNEP) and 2-hydroxy-N-ethylsuccinimide (2-HESI), were analyzed in urine samples of 14 workers. For this purpose, pre-shift, post-shift and next day pre-shift urine samples were collected midweek. Twelve workers performed regular work tasks (loading, wiping and packing), whereas two workers performed special work tasks including cleaning the sprayer system with organic solvents containing N-alkyl-2-pyrrolidones. Spot urine samples of nine non-exposed persons of the same plant served as controls. Median post-shift urinary levels of workers with regular work tasks (5-HNEP: 0.15 mg/L; 2-HESI: 0.19 mg/L) were ∼5-fold higher compared to the controls (0.03 mg/L each). Continuously increasing metabolite levels, from pre-shift via post-shift to pre-shift samples of the following day, were observed in particular for the two workers with the special working tasks. Maximum levels were 31.01 mg/L (5-HNEP) and 8.45 mg/L (2-HESI). No clear trend was evident for workers with regular working tasks. In summary, we were able to show that workers can be exposed to NEP during varnishing tasks in the automobile industry.

  1. Life cycle optimization of automobile replacement: model and application.

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    Kim, Hyung Chul; Keoleian, Gregory A; Grande, Darby E; Bean, James C

    2003-12-01

    Although recent progress in automotive technology has reduced exhaust emissions per mile for new cars, the continuing use of inefficient, higher-polluting old cars as well as increasing vehicle miles driven are undermining the benefits of this progress. As a way to address the "inefficient old vehicle" contribution to this problem, a novel life cycle optimization (LCO) model is introduced and applied to the automobile replacement policy question. The LCO model determines optimal vehicle lifetimes, accounting for technology improvements of new models while considering deteriorating efficiencies of existing models. Life cycle inventories for different vehicle models that represent materials production, manufacturing, use, maintenance, and end-of-life environmental burdens are required as inputs to the LCO model. As a demonstration, the LCO model was applied to mid-sized passenger car models between 1985 and 2020. An optimization was conducted to minimize cumulative carbon monoxide (CO), non-methane hydrocarbon (NMHC), oxides of nitrogen (NOx), carbon dioxide (CO2), and energy use over the time horizon (1985-2020). For CO, NMHC, and NOx pollutants with 12000 mi of annual mileage, automobile lifetimes ranging from 3 to 6 yr are optimal for the 1980s and early 1990s model years while the optimal lifetimes are expected to be 7-14 yr for model year 2000s and beyond. On the other hand, a lifetime of 18 yr minimizes cumulative energy and CO2 based on driving 12000 miles annually. Optimal lifetimes are inversely correlated to annual vehicle mileage, especially for CO, NMHC, and NOx emissions. On the basis of the optimization results, policies improving durability of emission controls, retiring high-emitting vehicles, and improving fuel economies are discussed.

  2. Avaliação de tecnologia educativa na modalidade literatura de cordel sobre amamentação

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    Paula Marciana Pinheiro de Oliveira

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho objetivou descrever o processo de avaliação de tecnologia educativa, com relação aos aspectos de conteúdo e literatura de cordel sobre amamentação. Foi realizado de março a setembro de 2009, com juízes especialistas em conteúdo e literatura de cordel, e como referencial teórico-metodológico adotou-se o Modelo da Psicometria concretizando o polo teórico. Na coleta de dados utilizou-se instrumento para avaliar conteúdo e regras da literatura de cordel. A análise foi feita mediante comparações das anotações dos juízes e reflexão crítica. Respeitaram-se os aspectos éticos. A tecnologia educativa recebeu ajustes após pareceres até sua aprovação pelos juízes, e as contribuições foram válidas por colaborar com o processo de avaliação da tecnologia. Avaliar tecnologias educativas para disponibilização é uma forma de favorecer a redução dos possíveis fatores encontrados como obstáculos e, com isso, melhorar a qualidade de vida.

  3. Mobilidades cotidianas das crianças: combinando etnografia, gps e tecnologias de telefone móvel em pesquisa

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    Christensen, Pia Hartrup; Mikkelsen, Miguel Romero; Nielsen, Thomas Alexander Sick;

    2014-01-01

    Este artigo discute o desenvolvimento de uma abordagem com métodos mistos para o estudo da mobilidade diária das crianças. O estudo aqui apresentado combinou pesquisa etnográfica com a tecnologia de GPS ( Global Positioning System ) e um questionário interativo que as crianças completaram via...

  4. Familia, socialización y nueva paternidad

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    Nora Cebotarev

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este artículo es ilustrar el carácter construido, flexible y multiforme de estructuras y procesos intergeneracionales de la familia utilizando como ejemplo su evolución histórica en los EEUU, y compartir resultados de investigaciones y nuevas conceptualizaciones de cambios recientes, para contribuir a una mejor comprensión del impacto del proceso de socialización intrafamiliar sobre la formación de futuras generaciones. El artículo contiene 5 partes que cubren los siguientes temas: la familia y su complejidad, concepciones diversas y transformación histórica de la familia; la modificación de roles e identidades de género y la nueva paternidad; la parentalidad, sus tareas durante la adolescencia, considerando el desarrollo cognitivo, la emotividad y cambios de autoconceptos del adolescente y la adolescente, y el manejo de conflictos familiares; los efectos de estilos parentales, (desde el control rígido hasta la inducción y democracia; la calidez y aceptación, la entrega de información, las conductas limitantes y capacitadoras, la conectividad; y la importancia de los cambios contextuales. Concluye el artículo preguntando: hasta qué punto pueden estos conocimientos ayudar a las familias en América Latina a crear una sociedad más pacífica y justa?

  5. Familia, socialización y nueva paternidad

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    Nora Cebotarev

    2003-10-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este artículo es ilustrar el carácter construido, flexible y multiforme de estructuras y procesos intergeneracionales de la familia utilizando como ejemplo su evolución histórica en los EEUU, y compartir resultados de investigaciones y nuevas conceptualizaciones de cambios recientes, para contribuir a una mejor comprensión del impacto del proceso de socialización intrafamiliar sobre la formación de futuras generaciones. El artículo contiene 5 partes que cubren los siguientes temas: la familia y su complejidad, concepciones diversas y transformación histórica de la familia; la modificación de roles e identidades de género y la nueva paternidad; la parentalidad, sus tareas durante la adolescencia, considerando el desarrollo cognitivo, la emotividad y cambios de autoconceptos del adolescente y la adolescente, y el manejo de conflictos familiares; los efectos de estilos parentales, (desde el control rígido hasta la inducción y democracia; la calidez y aceptación, la entrega de información, las conductas limitantes y capacitadoras, la conectividad; y la importancia de los cambios contextuales. Concluye el artículo preguntando: hasta qué punto pueden estos conocimientos ayudar a las familias en América Latina a crear una sociedad más pacífica y justa?

  6. Hierarchical functional model for automobile development; Jidosha kaihatsu no tame no kaisogata kino model

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    Sumida, S. [U-shin Ltd., Tokyo (Japan); Nagamatsu, M.; Maruyama, K. [Hokkaido Institute of Technology, Sapporo (Japan); Hiramatsu, S. [Mazda Motor Corp., Hiroshima (Japan)

    1997-10-01

    A new approach on modeling is put forward in order to compose the virtual prototype which is indispensable for fully computer integrated concurrent development of automobile product. A basic concept of the hierarchical functional model is proposed as the concrete form of this new modeling technology. This model is used mainly for explaining and simulating functions and efficiencies of both the parts and the total product of automobile. All engineers who engage themselves in design and development of automobile can collaborate with one another using this model. Some application examples are shown, and usefulness of this model is demonstrated. 5 refs., 5 figs.

  7. Edge determination algorithm of game road for intelligent automobile based on plane array CCD

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    CHEN Zhi-kun; WANG Fu-bin; PAN Xiao-di; LIU Jie; HUANG Chang-fa

    2009-01-01

    The contribution factor of automobile movement stability on the structure feature of seek road intelligent automobile chassis was analyzed. The kinematic model of linear two-degree freedom for intelligent automobile was established. The noise influence to the image of game road on the image rebuilding of different acquisition data of game road was analyzed. The threshold for image division was determined by the statistical analysis to grey histogram of game road image. This method indicates its adaption to CCD image of low distinguish ability.

  8. High energy X-ray CT system using a linear accelerator for automobile parts inspection

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    A high energy X-ray CT system (maximum photon energy: 0.95 MeV) has been developed for industrial use. This system employs a linear accelerator as an X-ray source. It is able to image the cross section of automobile parts and can be applied to a solidification analysis study of the cylinder head in an automobile. This paper describes the features of the system and application results which can be related to solidification analysis of the cylinder head when fabricated from an aluminum casting. Some cross-sectional images are also presented as evidence for nondestructive inspection of automobile parts. (orig.)

  9. Effect of Air Velocity on Thermal Comfort in an Automobile Cabin

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    Mehmet Özgün Korukçu

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study is to evaluate the effect of air velocity on thermal comfort during heating period in an automobile cabin with experiments. In the evaluation of comfort in automobiles, in general temperature, humidity, air velocity and radiant temperature measurements are taken. In the study, ambient temperature, relative humidity, mean radiant temperature and mean skin temperature of the driver inside the automobile cabin during heating for different vent air mass flow rates were measured in a parked car. Subjective survey was performed during the experiments to the driver. The results for different vent air mass flow rate values were compared with answers taken from the subject and discussed.

  10. Escolha de Tecnologia em Organizações de Saúde: Proposta de um Modelo de Análise

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    Nikiforos Joannis Philyppis

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo do trabalho é apresentar um modelo de escolha de tecnologia em organizações de saúde. Primeiramente, foi feita uma revisão bibliográfica da literatura sobre escolha de tecnologia. Em segundo lugar, a revisão focou os poucos artigos sobre adoção de tecnologia em instituições de saúde. Verificou-se que a maior parte da literatura tem origem na Economia, sugerindo maiores pesquisas que auxiliem os gestores das organizações de saúde no processo de escolha e adoção de novas tecnologias. Em terceiro lugar, fez-se uma busca na literatura de comportamento de compra organizacional para, ao final, propor um modelo prescritivo que considera todas as variáveis selecionadas da literatura nas diversas etapas da pesquisa. É apresentado o Modelo de Escolha de Tecnologia em Saúde (METS explicando-se a relação entre as suas variáveis e a escolha de tecnologia. A discussão denota a utilidade do modelo tanto para empresas fornecedoras quanto para empresas adotantes de novas tecnologias.

  11. Uma metodologia de análise estratégica da tecnologia A methodology for strategic evaluation of technology

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    Marcelo Caldeira Pedroso

    1999-04-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho propõe uma metodologia de análise estratégica da tecnologia nas empresas. Para tanto, ele apresenta uma conceituação e uma classificação de tecnologia, bem como adota um conjunto de critérios competitivos desdobrados da manufatura. A partir destas questões, é apresentada uma metodologia de análise estratégica da tecnologia que é estruturada na inter-relação entre os tipos de tecnologia e os critérios competitivos da manufatura adotados. A aplicação da metodologia proposta considera as abordagens 'technological-push' e 'marketing-pull' como impulsionadoras da decisão da adoção de novas tecnologias. Ao final, o trabalho apresenta um exemplo de aplicação que utiliza a teoria dos conjuntos difusos ('fuzzy set theory', bem como algumas conclusões sobre a metodologia proposta.This paper proposes a methodology for the strategic evaluation of technology in manufacturing companies. With this aim, the article discusses a technology concept and taxonomy, and adopts an extended set of manufacturing competitive criteria. On this basis, a methodology of strategic technology analysis is proposed which is based on the relationships between the proposed technology taxonomy and the set of competitive manufacturing criteria adopted. The proposed model also considers the technological-push and marketing-pull approaches as decision drivers for the adoption of new technology. This paper also presents a case study which considers the fuzzy set theory and some conclusions about the proposed methodology.

  12. Reflexões sobre a imbricação entre ciência, tecnologia e sociedade Reflections about the embeddedness of science, technology and society

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    Tatiana Schor

    2007-01-01

    O objetivo deste artigo é conceitualizar ciência e tecnologia e caracterizar a relação entre elas. Com base em Lacey, define-se ciência como um padrão de racionalidade, que explica e desenvolve a tecnologia. Do entendimento da duplicidade (explicação e desenvolvimento) da relação entre ciência e tecnologia argumenta-se que ambas têm uma necessária inserção nos processos e valores sociais. Ao mesmo tempo em que é influenciada pelos processos sociais, a ciência influencia a sociedade, caracteri...

  13. O problema das restrições teórico-analíticas nos estudos sociais da ciência e da tecnologia

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    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available http://dx.doi.org/10.5007/1806-5023.2011v8n2p120 O livro Actos, actores y artefactos: Sociologia de la tecnologia, organizado por Hernán Thomas e Alfonso Buch apresenta e debate ferramentas teórico-conceituais de autores consagrados na área da Sociologia da Ciência e da Tecnologia. Lançado em 2008, o livro é, sem dúvida, leitura obrigatória para os estudiosos que se interessam pelas relações envolvendo ciência, tecnologia e sociedade.

  14. A integração bilateral Brasil-Argentina: tecnologia nuclear e Mercosul

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    Odete Maria de Oliveira

    1998-01-01

    O presente trabalho focaliza o complexo processo de integração bilateral Brasil-Argentina, iniciado formalmente na década de 80, desdobrado em sua dupla abrangência: a) cooperação pacífica da tecnologia nuclear; b) constituição de um mercado comum. A evolução desse processo conduziu-se através de ciclos fundamentais: primeira etapa, antecedentes de aproximação; segunda etapa, os decisivos instrumentos da ampla integração; terceira etapa, solidificação de duas bases, uma de nível tecnológico n...

  15. Globalização, tecnologia e relações de trabalho

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    Jacob Gorender

    1997-04-01

    Full Text Available Definindo a globalização como a aceleração intensa dos processos de internacionalização e mundialização, inerentes ao capitalismo desde sua fase original nos séculos XV e XVI, o autor destaca os efeitos da terceira revolução tecnológica, centrada na informática e nas telecomunicações, com influência dominante a partir da década dos 70 do século XX. Focaliza, em especial, as empresas multinacionais como agentes privilegiados da globalização, bem como suas relações com os Estados-nação e as mudanças na atuação destes últimos. Merecem igualmente atenção as alterações na posição relativa da indústria e do setor de serviços na sociedade contemporânea. Focalizando o processos concretos da globalização no âmbito empírico da indústria automobilística, o estudo se detém nas questões referentes ao fordismo e ao chamado modelo japonês de produção flexível, daí se aprofundando no tema das relações de trabalho. A esse respeito, a análise salienta a questão do desemprego estrutural e examina suas possíveis causas principais. O autor apresenta um painel detalhado e atualizado da indústria automobilística no Brasil, enriquecido por um anexo estatístico, enfatizando as relações entre montadoras e fabricantes de autopeças e entre empresas e trabalhadores. O contraponto com a situação da indústria automobilística na Argentina e no México permite estabelecer comparações e refletir sobre perspectivas futuras.The author defines globalization as a sharp acceleration of internationalization and globalization processes - inherent to capitalism from its very origin in 15th and 16th century - and highlights the effects of the third information and telecommunications-centered technological revolution, which have been prevailing as of 1970's. He specially focuses on multinational companies as globalization privileged agents, as well as their relationship to Nation-States and changes in the Nation

  16. Use of powered electric vehicles in automobile fleets. Help elements for decision; Utilisation de vehicules electriques dans les flottes automobiles. Elements d`aide a la decision

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    1996-11-01

    One of the primary causes of degradation in the quality of urban life is automobile transportation. The introduction of electric vehicles within automobile fleets can help mitigate some of the associated impacts. This guide has assembled a set of technical tools vital to all fleet managers, whether they be with public-sector agencies or companies, who are involved in vehicle-purchasing decisions. It deals with the specific issues related to the use, maintenance and acquisition of electric vehicles. Besides those elements intended to convince both decision-makers and users alike, the automobile fleet manager will find herein, as a conclusion, some examples of comparative economic assessments. These serve to highlight the opportunities available for using electric vehicles in a wide variety of situations. (authors) 18 refs.

  17. ESTIMATED RATE OF FATAL AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENTS ATTRIBUTABLE TO ACUTE SOLVENT EXPOSURE AT LOW INHALED CONCENTRATIONS

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    Acute solvent exposures may contribute to automobile accidents because they increase reaction time and decrease attention, in addition to impairing other behaviors. These effects resemble those of ethanol consumption, both with respect to behavioral effects and neurological mecha...

  18. Globalization of the automobile industry in China. Dynamics and barriers in the greening of road transportation

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    Gan, Lin

    2001-08-01

    This article describes the state of the automobile industry and urban road transportation management in China. It reviews how the automobile industry is evolving to respond to challenges in economic development, environmental regulations, and technological change. The dynamics and barriers resulting from technological change of the automobile in response to reduction of exhaust emissions and energy-efficiency improvement are analyzed. It is argued that consideration of externality costs should be integrated in automobile industrial policy making and transport management. This paper questions the current government policy of encouraging private car ownership, and suggests that improvement in public transportation systems and stronger emissions control would be relevant to China's drive toward sustainable transportation development. (author)

  19. Non-Convex Costs and Capital Utilization: A Study of Production Scheduling at Automobile Assembly Plants

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    Hall, George J.

    1997-01-01

    This paper studies how managers at automobile assembly plants organize production across time. Detailed data from eleven single-source automobile assembly plants display considerable cross-plant heterogeneity. At plants which make low- and medium-selling vehicles the capital stock often sits idle, production is more variable than sales, and week-long shutdowns are often used to vary output. In contrast, at plants which make high-selling vehicles, the capital stock rarely sits idle, production...

  20. The Feasibility Study of the Waste Heat Air—Conditioning System for Automobile

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    Gui-pingLin; Xiu-ganYuan; 等

    1994-01-01

    In this paper,the feasibility of application of a solid-absorption system using ammonia and chlorides as working pair to automobile air-conditioning system is investigated.This system has the advantages of minimum environmental problem and utilizing waste heat from the automobile engine as thermal energy input.Analyses show that the main problem associated with the application of solid-absorption system is the size of the reactors.Techniques to solve this problem are discussed.

  1. Determinants of EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) Adoption and Integration in the US and Japanese Automobile Suppliers

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    Sam Kurokawa; Seiji Manabe

    2002-01-01

    This paper examines determinants of EDI adoption and integration in the US and Japanese automobile suppliers. The paper constructs several hypotheses based on the transaction-cost and resource- dependence approaches, and tests these hypotheses by using data from the automobile suppliers. Our study shows: (1) the resource-dependence approach seemed more effective in explaining EDI adoption, while the transaction-cost approach seemed more effective in explaining EDI integration; (2) the transac...

  2. Automobile air pollution: public health (citations from the NTIS data base). Report for 1964-Mar 80

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    Cavagnaro, D.M.

    1980-03-01

    The annotated bibliography deals with information on the human effects of the major components of automobile exhaust gases. These include carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, aldehydes, hydrocarbons, and lead. Also included are data on platinum, palladium, and manganese salts, which are exhausts from air pollution control devices, specifically catalytic converters. Studies which do not identify the automobile as the source of these gases have been excluded. (This updated bibliography contains 75 abstracts, 5 of which are new entries to the previous edition.)

  3. Value Creation in Collaborative Supply Chain Network in Automobile Industry in Karnataka

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    Nataraj S; Dr. N.Nagaraja

    2012-01-01

    ABSTRACT Abstract Purpose : This paper aims to determine the key factors that influence the value based supply chain in the collaborative network of Automotive sector in India and the extent of information sharing in a B2B set up and its implication on business decisions in the Automobile sector. The paper makes an attempt to examine the value creation in the supply chain network of e-commerce based automobile companies. The predominant factors that influence the Collaborative practices of Au...

  4. Evaluation of failures in mechanical crankshafts of automobile based on expert opinion

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    B. Kareem

    2015-01-01

    In this study, mechanical crankshaft failures for automobiles are evaluated based on experts’ opinion. This was done using data obtained using techniques based on oral interviews and questionnaire administration on mechanical failure of crankshafts from the experts working in the areas of automobile maintenance and crankshafts reconditioning. The data collected were analyzed using statistical methods based on probability. With this technique, probability of failure for each category of automo...

  5. Self-Healing Concept for Damaged Composite Structure of Automobile Bonnet

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    Park Hyunbum

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available In this work, a structural design and analysis on automobile bonnet using natural flax fiber composite is performed. Through the structural analyses using commercial FEM software, it is confirmed that the designed automobile bonnet using natural composite is acceptable for structural safety. And also, the damage is a critical problem in composites during their service in structural applications. Therefore, study on self-healing concept of bonnet structure was performed.

  6. Bhimrao R. Ambedkar: el nacimiento de una nueva conciencia dalit

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    Agustín Pániker

    2014-01-01

    Un repaso a la vida y el legado de Bhimrao Ambedkar, el político más influyente del siglo XX en la lucha por la emancipación de los intocables de la India. Él mismo de origen dalit, fue el artífice de la Constitución de la India, líder de diversas formaciones políticas y quien sentó las bases de las modernas políticas de acción afirmativa del país. Especial énfasis se pone en la manera cómo Ambedkar dotó de una nueva conciencia e identidad (budista) a muchos dalits de Maharashtra. This art...

  7. Recursos audiovisuales. Nuevas herramientas didácticas

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    Concepción Alonso Valdivieso

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Desde las Universidades siempre nos estamos planteando qué po- demos hacer para mejorar nuestra docencia. Existen muchas iniciati- vas que plantean nuevas metodologías, una de ellas es la “clase al re- vés” donde se proporciona al alumno de material audiovisual para su aprendizaje autónomo en casa. Para llevar a cabo esta propuesta es ne- cesario preparar todo ese material y la elección del Motion Graphics puede ser muy acertada para desarrollar estos contenidos. Se trata de una técnica de animación idónea por su sencillez, su poder comunica- dor y su atractivo estético.

  8. De La comedia nueva a la reforma del teatro

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    Andioc, René

    2013-01-01

    Se propone en este trabajo un estudio sobre el alcance de la reforma planteada por Moratín en el ámbito de la escena española de finales del siglo XVIII de acuerdo con las ideas que desarrolla en La comedia nueva, un texto que marcará para siempre un antes y un después en la historia del teatro español. Se estudia cómo dicha reforma supone una dura transformación que afectará a todos los elementos de la producción dramática, pues interviene también en los aspectos puramente materiales, económ...

  9. La Nueva Gerencia Pública: Flamante mito de un viejo paradigma

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    Leobardo Ruíz Alanís

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available La administración pública es tan antigua como el Estado moderno. La administración también contribuye a su permanencia. La amplitud de los cuerpos burocráticos del Estado es una clara manifestación de su desarrollo. A pesar de las acometidas de las nuevas y viejas teorías anti estatales, la burocracia, ha logrado sobrevivir. Recientemente la gerencia pública se ha erigido como una pretendida innovación anti burocrática; sin embargo en el texto se demuestra su similitud con el cameralismo, que al igual que éste podrá desaparecer o pasar de moda, quedando en el olvido. Se considera lo riesgoso de importar modelos administrativos sin considerar las condiciones que les dieron origen y los efectos que pudieran causar al implantarse en un medio ambiente como el nuestro, tan diferente al original.

  10. Nanoinsecticidas: Nuevas perspectivas para el control de plagas

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    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available La agricultura de bajo impacto ambiental demanda nuevos pesticidas que deben ajustarse a las exigentes normativas internacionales. Parte de la búsqueda de nuevos productos bio-racionales se desarrolla por fuera del marco de la síntesis orgánica, explorando diferentes sustancias de origen natural como extractos vegetales, aceites insecticidas e insecticidas inorgánicos. Los polvos insecticidas representan el grupo más antiguo de sustancias utilizadas por el hombre para el control de plagas, cuya eficacia se basa principalmente en fenómenos físicos. Con el advenimiento de los insecticidas de síntesis, los polvos insecticidas fueron relegados por casi cinco décadas a la función de carriers de principios activos dentro de los insecticidas formulados. Con el desarrollo del caolín hidrófobo en la década de los 90 ́, los polvos inorgánicos resurgieron como insecticidas “per se”, y, recientemente, a partir del descubrimiento de los nanoinsecticidas, afloran nuevas alternativas para expandir el espectro de aplicaciones de los polvos inorgánicos. El desarrollo y registro de nuevos productos a partir de nanomateriales manufacturados se basa en el paradigma “lo mismo pero diferente”, ya que éstos difieren de las sustancias con idéntica estructura y composición química respecto de algunas propiedades como reactividad, área especifica, efectos cuánticos, carga eléctrica, etc. Estas sustancias con nuevas propiedades también se destacan como herramientas muy prometedoras para la protección de cultivos y la producción de alimentos y abren nuevas fronteras para el manejo de plagas con nanoinsecticidas. La alúmina nanoestructurada exhibe varias de las propiedades del insecticida ideal, ya que se trata de un producto natural desde el punto de vista químico, no reactivo, económico, con reducidas probabilidades de provocar resistencia en los insectos y su eficacia es mayor que la de otros polvos insecticidas como el caolín o la

  11. Ciudades nuevas sostenibles en las regiones del Caribe y Orinoquia

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    Julio Carrizosa Umaña

    2009-01-01

    Se propone una política regional de construcción de nuevas ciudades para lograr un uso más racional de la energía, el agua y los suelos, disminuir la presión poblacional sobre las ciudades grandes, disminuir los costos de la descontaminación de los ambientes urbanos y mitigar los impactos de la población urbana sobre los ecosistemas. Se anotan los obstáculos geográficos, históricos, sociales y económicos en el proceso de manejo de la contaminación urbana, se detalla la situación actual ambien...

  12. Studies on pyrolysis and gasification of automobile shredder residue in China.

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    Ni, Feijian; Chen, Ming

    2014-10-01

    With increasing automobile ownerships in China, the number of end-of-life vehicles has also rapidly increased. However, the automobile shredder residue generated during the dismantling of end-of-life vehicles in China is not treated properly and has caused great resource waste and environmental problems. In this work, automobile shredder residue from a domestic end-of-life vehicles dismantling company was comprehensively studied through element analysis, combustion heat experiment, proximate analysis, and thermogravimetric analysis. The feasibility of using pyrolysis combined with gasification to treat and recycle automobile shredder residue was investigated. The produced gas, oil, and residue yield was measured and the correlation between their yield and the experimental temperature and ratio of air to automobile shredder residue feed was studied. It is found that when ratio of air and experimental temperature are 1.5 mol kg(-1) and 900 °C, respectively, the heat energy of the gas produced per kilogram treated automobile shredder residue reaches a maximum value of 11.28 MJ. The characteristics of pyrolysis oil and solid residue were studied. The solid residue takes up 4.65%~5.57% of the original end-of-life vehicles weight. This greatly helps to reach the target of a 95% recycling rate.

  13. El territorio de las nuevas economías metropolitanas

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    Ricardo Méndez

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available Las transformaciones económicas recientes ocurridas en las regiones metropolitanas suponen importantes cambios en las pautas de localizado n de las empresas, el dinamismo y la organización espacial de las diferentes actividades, empleos y funciones, con evidentes efectos sobre la forma urbana. Un diagnóstico sobre la nueva geografía económica de las ciudades mundiales y sus regiones metropolitanas es un factor clave para orientar las nuevas políticas de promoción económica y planeamiento urbanístico. El artículo propone una revisión crítica de diferentes conceptos y teorías sobre la actual relación entre economías y territorios metropolitanos, analiza las tendencias recientes en la organización espacial de las actividades y destaca la importancia de las respuestas locales en la construcción de ciudades competitivas e innovadorasThe recent economic changes in metropolitan regions have given rise to significant shifis in the locational strategies of firms, the spatial organisation of different activities, functions and jobs, with direct consequences for urban form. A diagnosis of the new economic geography of world cities and metropolitan regions is a key factor in shaping new economic promotion policies and urban planning. This paper offers a critical review of diverse concepts and theories relating to the recent territorial evolution of metropolitan economies, it analyses the recent trends in spatial organisation of activities, and it emphasises the strategic value of local responses in the construction of competitive and innovative cities

  14. Study of hydrogen-powered versus battery-powered automobiles

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    Donnelly, J.J. Jr.; Greayer, W.C.; Nichols, R.J.; Escher, W.J.D.

    1979-05-01

    A study conducted to compare the technological status and the resultant potential vehicle characteristics for hydrogen- and battery-powered automobiles that could be produced from 1985 to 2000 is documented in 3 volumes. The primary objectives of the study were: the assessments of applicable energy storage and propulsion technology for the two basic vehicle types (applied to four-passenger cars); a rigorous comparison of vehicle weight, size, and usefulness versus design range; and an investigation of the relative efficiencies of expending energy from various primary sources to power the subject vehicle. Another important objective, unique to hydrogen powered vehicles, was the assessment of the technology, logistics, and cost implications of a hydrogen production and delivery capability. This volume, Volume III, contains three major sections: the assessment of battery electric vehicle technology for energy storage and the drivetrain system; the technical and economic comparison of hydrogen- and battery-powered vehicles derived primarily from data in the previous vehicle technology assessments, with consideration of alternative energy sources; and a series of appendices that support the vehicle definitions and comparisons.

  15. Comparative Frictional Analysis of Automobile Drum and Disc Brakes

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    H.P. Khairnar

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available In the present work, a comparative frictional behaviour of drum brakes and disc brakes in automobiles has been investigated. The influential factors; contact force and friction radius were modeled for the estimation of the friction coefficient for drum as well as disc brakes. The effect of contact force and friction radius is studied with varying conditions of parameters; longitudinal force, caliper force and torque on piston side as well as non-piston side. The numerical results obtained have been compared with the similar obtained from virtual Matlab/Simulink models for drum and disc brakes. The results evidenced that friction radius predominantly affects brake pressure and thus the friction coefficient, also the increase in contact force resulted with decrease in friction coefficient both for drum and disc brakes. Further it has been found that disc brakes exhibit gradual decrease of friction coefficient due to the equitable distribution of braking effort while drum brake presents sudden variations in friction coefficient. It can be revealed that frictional behaviour of disc brake is more consistent than drum brake.

  16. Keep the driver in control: Automating automobiles of the future.

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    Banks, Victoria A; Stanton, Neville A

    2016-03-01

    Automated automobiles will be on our roads within the next decade but the role of the driver has not yet been formerly recognised or designed. Rather, the driver is often left in a passive monitoring role until they are required to reclaim control from the vehicle. This research aimed to test the idea of driver-initiated automation, in which the automation offers decision support that can be either accepted or ignored. The test case examined a combination of lateral and longitudinal control in addition to an auto-overtake system. Despite putting the driver in control of the automated systems by enabling them to accept or ignore behavioural suggestions (e.g. overtake), there were still issues associated with increased workload and decreased trust. These issues are likely to have arisen due to the way in which the automated system has been designed. Recommendations for improvements in systems design have been made which are likely to improve trust and make the role of the driver more transparent concerning their authority over the automated system.

  17. KEY FACTORS INFLUENCING PURCHASE INTENTIONS TOWARDS AUTOMOBILES IN PAKISTAN

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    SYED NAVEED ALTAF

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available In this paper the authors identify and investigate the key factors which influence intentions to purchase passenger cars among consumers in Pakistan. A questionnaire was developed to check the significance of these key variables identified from previous studies, especially those conducted in the context of automobile purchasing in Asian countries. Faculty members from universities of two major cities in Pakistan were selected at random as respondents for this study. The findings of the study will be useful to both managers in the auto industry as well as policy makers. It will help managers in the auto industry to gain a better understanding of consumer intentions and identify the factors which influence them. Policy makers in Pakistan’s auto sector would benefit from the insights of this study when developing the long overdue Auto Policy. Analysis of the data collected has revealed that the three key factors identified from studies in other Asian countries are also relevant for Pakistani auto consumers.

  18. Keep the driver in control: Automating automobiles of the future.

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    Banks, Victoria A; Stanton, Neville A

    2016-03-01

    Automated automobiles will be on our roads within the next decade but the role of the driver has not yet been formerly recognised or designed. Rather, the driver is often left in a passive monitoring role until they are required to reclaim control from the vehicle. This research aimed to test the idea of driver-initiated automation, in which the automation offers decision support that can be either accepted or ignored. The test case examined a combination of lateral and longitudinal control in addition to an auto-overtake system. Despite putting the driver in control of the automated systems by enabling them to accept or ignore behavioural suggestions (e.g. overtake), there were still issues associated with increased workload and decreased trust. These issues are likely to have arisen due to the way in which the automated system has been designed. Recommendations for improvements in systems design have been made which are likely to improve trust and make the role of the driver more transparent concerning their authority over the automated system. PMID:26141907

  19. On the baseline evolution of automobile fuel economy in Europe

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    'Business as usual' scenarios in long-term energy forecasts are crucial for scenario-based policy analyses. This article focuses on fuel economy of passenger cars and light trucks, a long-disputed issue with serious implications for worldwide energy use and CO2 emissions. The current status in Europe is explained and future developments are analysed with the aid of historical data of the last three decades from the United States and Europe. As a result of this analysis, fuel economy values are proposed for use as assumptions in baseline energy/transport scenarios in the 15 'old' European Union Member States. Proposed values are given for new gasoline and diesel cars and for the years 2010, 2020 and 2030. The increasing discrepancy between vehicle fuel consumption measured under test conditions and that in the real world is also considered. One main conclusion is that the European Commission's voluntary agreement with the automobile industry should not be assumed to fully achieve its target under baseline conditions, nor should it be regarded as a major stimulus for autonomous vehicle efficiency improvements after 2010. A second conclusion is that three very recent studies enjoying authority across the EU tend to be overly optimistic as regards the technical progress for conventional and alternative vehicle propulsion technologies under 'business as usual' conditions

  20. Weight Penalty Incurred in Thermoelectric Recovery of Automobile Exhaust Heat

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    Rowe, D. M.; Smith, J.; Thomas, G.; Min, G.

    2011-05-01

    Thermoelectric recovery of automobile waste exhaust heat has been identified as having potential for reducing fuel consumption and environmentally unfriendly emissions. Around 35% of combustion energy is discharged as heat through the exhaust system, at temperatures which depend upon the engine's operation and range from 800°C to 900°C at the outlet port to less than 50°C at the tail-pipe. Beneficial reduction in fuel consumption of 5% to 10% is widely quoted in the literature. However, comparison between claims is difficult due to nonuniformity of driving conditions. In this paper the available waste exhaust heat energy produced by a 1.5 L family car when undergoing the new European drive cycle was measured and the potential thermoelectric output estimated. The work required to power the vehicle through the drive cycle was also determined and used to evaluate key parameters. This enabled an estimate to be made of the engine efficiency and additional work required by the engine to meet the load of a thermoelectric generating system. It is concluded that incorporating a thermoelectric generator would attract a penalty of around 12 W/kg. Employing thermoelectric modules fabricated from low-density material such as magnesium silicide would considerably reduce the generator weight penalty.

  1. Optimization of Thermoelectric Components for Automobile Waste Heat Recovery Systems

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    Kumar, Sumeet; Heister, Stephen D.; Xu, Xianfan; Salvador, James R.

    2015-10-01

    For a typical spark ignition engine approximately 40% of available thermal energy is lost as hot exhaust gas. To improve fuel economy, researchers are currently evaluating technology which exploits exhaust stream thermal power by use of thermoelectric generators (TEGs) that operate on the basis of the Seebeck effect. A 5% improvement in fuel economy, achieved by use of TEG output power, is a stated objective for light-duty trucks and personal automobiles. System modeling of thermoelectric (TE) components requires solution of coupled thermal and electric fluxes through the n and p-type semiconductor legs, given appropriate thermal boundary conditions at the junctions. Such applications have large thermal gradients along the semiconductor legs, and material properties are highly dependent on spatially varying temperature profiles. In this work, one-dimensional heat flux and temperature variations across thermoelectric legs were solved by using an iterative numerical approach to optimize both TE module and TEG designs. Design traits were investigated by assuming use of skutterudite as a thermoelectric material with potential for automotive applications in which exhaust gas and heat exchanger temperatures typically vary from 100°C to over 600°C. Dependence of leg efficiency, thermal fluxes and electric power generation on leg geometry, fill fractions, electric current, thermal boundary conditions, etc., were studied in detail. Optimum leg geometries were computed for a variety of automotive exhaust conditions.

  2. Synthesis of a Novel High Solid Coating Used in Automobile

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    LIANG Lu; CHEN Hua-lin; LIANG Shou-tian; LIU Bai-ling

    2004-01-01

    High solid coating is one of the most important environmental friendly coatings, and has been obtained great attention since 70s' last century. For there are high volatile organic compounds(VOCs) in the conventional coatings, which cause both a serious pollution and consume of a plentiful of natural resource, such as petroleum. The development and production of high solid coatings is pressing target for all the countries, especially for China due to our heavy population and short of resources. Based on the requirement, a novel coating with high solid content has been developed in our lab. The solid content of the resin is 80%, compared to the 55% of conversional resin. This coating is characterized by its unique molecular architecture, it is a kind of hyper-branched polymer with uniform distribution of the reactive groups along the molecular backbone, which can react with other chemicals to form a cross-linking structure at high temperature.The coating has a lower viscosity and lower Tg corresponding to its branched structure( scheme 1).This coating has been applied in the automobile finishing. The experimental results indicated that the developed coating presented high performance properties in fastness, mar resistance, and hardness, it also reduced the baking temperature, resulting in a energy saving.

  3. Death and injury from automobile collisions: an overlooked epidemic.

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    Forman, Jason L; Watchko, Aileen Y; Segui-Gomez, Maria

    2011-05-01

    Automobile collisions are a major source of injury, death, and disability worldwide. Roadway injuries are affected by societal and cultural influences as much as any other health-related event, but have historically received relatively little attention from the medical anthropology community. The development of safety intervention strategies is affected by notions of responsibility for preventive care, including a balance between regulation, technology, and personal choice. This balance may be affected by perceptions of the risks associated with roadway use, potentially related to notions of individual control and the portrayal of collisions in the popular media and lexicon. Prevention efforts are also affected by the definition of injury as a disease-a biological phenomenon requiring research and intervention efforts from the medical and public health communities. Injury prevention priorities and strategies also differ across cultures and locales, dependent in part on economic constraints, native mobility practices, and the quality and expediency of post-trauma care. Progressing injury prevention worldwide requires multidisciplinary action, including an examination of these various cultural and societal influences. We believe that future efforts will benefit from the expertise and analysis of the medical anthropology community. PMID:21590580

  4. (Auto-)mobile data acquisition and measurement data management

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    Kneuer, E.; Schwartze, S. [Werum Datenverarbeitungssysteme GmbH, Lueneburg (Germany)

    2001-07-01

    This lecture introduces a concept of measurement technology with video integration for commercial vehicles. We would like to present DAVIS-CAR, a system for mobile data acquisition. It enables the simultaneous evaluation of video data and test data and consists of mobile as well as of stationary components in a client/server architecture. The product DAVIS-CAR is suitable not only for testing entire vehicles but for external suppliers developing vehicle components or for analysing a person's driving performance. Even for completely stationary systems DAVIS-CAR provides advantages in situations when video data are recorded to get additional information on tests. The mobile server collects the data of the driving car. The storage of these data can be triggered either manually or by events derived from signal states. The stationary system is capable of administering the measurement data and the associated Meta information from several mobile systems at the same time and of providing this information to the connected clients. The ASAM-ODS interface facilitates the integration of DAVIS-CAR in environments typically found in the automobile industry. The overall architecture also enables the integration of data provided by other measurement systems. (orig.)

  5. INFORME DE NUEVAS VARIEDADES CLAUDIA, MERCY Y MAYLE, TRES NUEVAS VARIEDADES DE TOMATE PARA EL CONSUMO FRESCO

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    Marta Álvarez

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Se informan tres nuevas variedades de tomate para el consumo fresco, obtenidas del programa de mejoramiento del Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Agrícolas (INCA: 'Claudia', a partir del cruzamiento de las variedades comerciales cubanas 'Amalia' y 'HC 3880'; 'Mercy' y 'Mayle', originadas por selección de líneas del híbrido 'Rambo'. La característica distintiva de las tres variedades es la calidad y el tamaño de sus frutos para el consumo y su alto potencial de rendimiento, estadísticamente semejante a 'Amalia', empleada como variedad control en las pruebas comparativas experimentales. Las tres variedades ya han sido sembradas por productores de La Habana y Pinar del Río, y seleccionadas entre las cinco primeras por su alta producción y tamaño de los frutos.

  6. SIAT: Information system of support to the administration of technology; SIAT: Sistema de informacion de apoyo a la administracion de la tecnologia

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    Molina Gonzalez, Ricardo; Herrera Lavin, Jesus; Rodriguez Ortiz, Guillermo [Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas, Temixco, Morelos (Mexico)

    1999-07-01

    A general introduction is made of the administration problem of the technology and a brief description of the process implemented in Petroleos Mexicanos (PEMEX) Exploration and Production (PEP) for the administration of the technology in PEP and the benefits that it provides. [Spanish] Se presenta una introduccion general del problema de administracion de la tecnologia y una breve descripcion del proceso implantado en Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) Exploracion y Produccion (PEP) para la administracion de las tecnologias en PEP y los beneficios que proporciona.

  7. Rumo a uma adaptação contínua às tecnologias de informação: o papel da identidade organizacional empreendedora

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    Patricia j. Palma

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available Da aplicação da perspectiva estruturalista ao campo das tecnologias da informação, a adaptação tecnológica passa a constituir um processo contínuo, que acompanha todo o ciclo de vida das tecnologias. No entanto, em alguns estudos, a adaptação continua a ter lugar num período limitado no tempo, terminando pouco tempo após a implantação das tecnologias. Atendendo à importância que o contexto organizacional pode apresentar na utilização das tecnologias, o presente artigo tem como objectivo estudar o papel da identidade organizacional empreendedora na reinvenção contínua das tecnologias da informação nas organizações. Por meio da partilha deuma identidade organizacional empreendedora os indivíduos desenvolvem uma atitude mais proactiva e antecipatória na utilização das tecnologias, o que conduz a reajustamentos contínuos da tecnologia, de encontro às necessidades dos utitizadores e da organização. Para a estimulação desta utilização empreendedora da tecnologia, o artigo avança com três factores essenciais ao desenvolvimento de uma identidade organizacional empreendedora: a liderança autêntica, a cultura de aprendizagem e o feedback dos grupos de interesse. O artigo termina com direcções para futuras investigações.

  8. Problemas de la estructura minera en la Nueva Granada (1550-1700

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    Germán Colmenares

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Problemas de la estructura minera en la Nueva Granada (1550-1700/ Germán Colmenares. No. 6-7, 1971-72; p. 5-55. La explotación minera de la Nueva Granada es afectada por varios elementos como la pugna constante entre mineros y comerciantes. Aparte de esto el agotamiento de zonas auríferas lleva a una crisis de la minería que se prolonga durante todo el siglo XVII, disminuida solo por la aparición de una nueva zona de explotación. 

  9. OFF-ROAD CAPABILITY IMPROVEMENT OF MAZ-AUTOMOBILE HAVING AGRICULTURAL MODIFICATION

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    Full Text Available The paper contains requirements to parameters of an automobile being designed with axle arrangement 6x4 and technically permissible mass of 25 tons with its all year round operation in agricultural industry with the purpose to ensure in-time load transportation and technological cycle in crop production of the agricultural complex in accordance with time schedule of the executed mechanized works. The future automobile should also have a power takeoff device.The paper presents operation chart flowsheets for cultivation of main crops on mineral and peat soils with indication of automobile motion modes and type of transported loads. Specific properties of peat-bog soils are given in the paper. The paper considers off-road capability of mobile machines when they are moving on soils with low bearing capacity. The paper indicates field applications of automobiles with limited and high off-road capability. Description of wheel interaction with bearing surface area, values of soil resistivity after multiple automobile passages have been given in the paper.The paper specifies values of rolling resistance coefficient and adhesion coefficient of the automobile undercarriage systems in spring and autumn for wheeled and crawler units. Schemes of the automobile front axle drives (electric, hydraulic, mechanical and their characteristics have been analyzed in the paper. An elastic flexible drive with separation of flow power has been proposed for reduction of dynamic loads in a power transmission drive. The paper describes a drive system of auto-analogue steering wheels with hydraulic hydrostatic drive which is located within a front wheel hub that ensure additional thrust. Recommendations for MAZ-automobile modernization with axle arrangement 6x4 have been given with the purpose to improve its off- road capability.Metallic anti-skid chain, segment and small link, track and crawler chains, wideners have obtained a wide application for improvement of automobile

  10. CIÊNCIA, TECNOLOGIA E INOVAÇÃO EM NOTÍCIA NO VALE DO PARAÍBA

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    Embora a região do Vale do Paraíba seja considerada um importante polo de pesquisa, tecnologia e inovação em nível nacional, é discreto o papel da imprensa local na difusão desses temas junto à comunidade. O presente trabalho consiste na avaliação da cobertura diária em Ciência, Tecnologia e Inovação (CT&I), ao longo de um mês (dezembro de 2014), em dois periódicos (mídia impressa e internet) do Vale do Paraíba, “O Vale” e “Meon”, com o objetivo principal de avaliar quais os temas priorizados...

  11. Conhecimento, tecnologia e sociedade: em busca de referências interpretativas da ação

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    Jairo Ferreira

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    Full Text Available Este texto desenvolve pontos da relação entre sociedade, conhecimento e tecnologia com o recorte das teorias marxistas sobre produção social e educação, e a perspectiva sociogenética de Jean Piaget. A face oculta dessas teorias refere-se às polêmicas sobre as possibilidades cognitivas abertas pelas tecnologias de informática e telemática. Relativizando uma e outra abordagem, buscamos - nos vários passos de construção - as referências teóricas para a interpretação e avaliação daquelas relações, com os olhos voltados à ação pedagógica em ambientes informatizados, nos termos da oposição entre autonomia e heteronomia.

  12. Tecnologia e a educação como desenvolvimento humano/Technology and education as human development

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    Renato Kraide Soffner

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Existe um novo relacionamento entre o homem e a informação disponível no mundo hoje – e a tecnologia tem um papel a desempenhar neste contexto. A educação pode ser beneficiária deste novo momento da história humana, se puder se valer das tecnologias de informação e comunicação, já disponíveis, para a concepção e implementação de um novo modelo pedagógico, que privilegia a conversão de informação em conhecimento, além de suportar o desenvolvimento de competências e de potencial humano. Entendidas assim, as tecnologias da inteligência (ou de apoio ao desenvolvimento cognitivo são, na verdade, tecnologias da aprendizagem. Os trabalhos pioneiros de Vannevar Bush em aparatos tecnológicos de tratamento da informação - associados a modelos de pensamento e cognição – e aprimorados pelos seus seguidores, serão os meios de realização de tal modelo inovador. There is something new in the relationship between man and the information that is available to him in the present world (last sixty years – and technology has had, and continues to have, a major and structuring role in bringing about and sustaining this new fact. Education may take advantage of this new phase of the human history, through the use of available information and communication technologies, providing a new pedagogical model that stresses the convertion of information into knowledge, developing competencies and human potential. From this point of view, such intelligence technologies are, in fact, learning technologies. The pioneer work of Vannevar Bush on technological devices for information treatment, improved by his followers, will be the basis for such model.

  13. As novas tecnologias como veículo de transmissão da informação financeira

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    Paula Alexandra Gomes da Silva

    2001-12-01

    Full Text Available Reconhecemos que as novas tecnologias da informação alteraram profundamente a sociedade actual. As alterações, de forma mais ou menos profundas, podem ser observadas em quase todas as áreas de actividade. A Contabilidade e a Auditoria não constituem excepções. A ausência de contornos definidos acerca destas tecnologias resulta em controvérsia que vem merecendo a atenção de diversos organismos reguladores e entidades normalizadoras nacionais e internacionais, bem como do mundo académico. Assumindo-se a forma, conteúdo, apresentação e segurança do relato financeiro como as principais fontes de discussão. Num ambiente de mudança, as profissões de contabilista e auditor têm de se adaptar às novas tecnologias, reposicionando-se, com o intuito de liderar os sistemas de informação financeira, pelo que a capacidade de lidar com as tecnologias consiste num requisito essencial à formação destes profissionais.Information technologies have deeply changed society way of life. Those changes can be observed in almost all activities. Accounting and Auditing are not an exception. The non-existence of clear boundaries on this issue is resulting on an increasing controversy. Thus, the way of delivering financial information has been calling several regulators and standard setting boards, as well as academics' attention. Content, presentation, and security are the key points of discussion. On this ever-changing environment, accounting and auditing professionals must continuously re-adjust to emerging technologies, in order to guarantee the financial information systems leadership. Therefore, skills and abilities to deal with those aspects are essential on these professionals education and must be developed.

  14. IMPACTOS DA TECNOLOGIA DE INFORMAÇÃO NAS ORGANIZAÇÕES [doi: 10.5329/RECADM.20030202001

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    Full Text Available Normal 0 21 false false false PT-BR X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 RESUMO O estudo dos Impactos das Tecnologias de Informação, nos últimos tempos, tem crescido de importância tanto na academia como no meio empresarial. A Internet cria um espaço universal para o compartilhamento de informações, servindo como alternativa comercial, mudando todo o sistema de comunicação entre pessoas e empresas, e o próprio comportamento do consumidor, por eliminar os limites territoriais entre empresas e nações. Este estudo procura analisar os impactos causados pela Tecnologia de Informação nas organizações, analisando as mudanças no trabalho, no comportamento das pessoas e organizações. Faz uma reflexão da sociedade da informação como um fenômeno global capaz de transformar atividades sociais, políticas e econômicas se esta sociedade estiver educada para contribuir para a propagação e disseminação da informação para as regiões que sejam atrativas em relação aos negócios e empreendimentos. Palavras chave: Internet, Sociedade da Informação, Tecnologia de Informação.

  15. EDUCAÇÃO DE JOVENS E ADULTOS E NOVAS TECNOLOGIAS DA INFORMAÇÃO: UMA ABORDAGEM EDUCACIONAL

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    Cristiana Barcelos da Silva

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available A instituição escolar tem sido apontada como o lócus de estudos e análises de fenômenos educacionais. As implicações aqui discutidas fizeram parte de uma pesquisa cujo objetivo foi compreender como os professores da Educação de Jovens e Adultos (EJA se posicionavam frente ao desafio da utilização das novas tecnologias da informação e da comunicação na prática educacional, após a proposta de programa denominada “Nova EJA”, implementada pela Secretaria de Estado de Educação do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (SEEDUC. Os sete questionários foram analisados com base nos estudos do novo papel do professor de Lévy (1993, 2005 e das competências e habilidades necessárias à prática docente de Tardif (1991, 2000, 2014. Os resultados assinalaram que para além da infraestrutura necessária ao uso das tecnologias na escola, os docentes apontaram para a necessidade de construção de conhecimentos nos cursos de formação profissional inicial, sendo entendido como uma das formas de viabilizar uma atuação pedagógica que relacione positivamente educação e novas tecnologias.

  16. Tecnologia de áudio na etnomusicologia Audio Technology in Ethnomusicology

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    André Vieira Sonoda

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Estudo sobre a relação da etnomusicologia com a tecnologia de áudio adentrando nos principais desenvolvimentos tecnológicos e conceituais dessas duas áreas desde o final do século XIX. Objetiva resumir a história da primeira área, desde a musicologia sistemática até hoje com base na tecnologia que permeou seu percurso, chamando atenção para questões pouco contempladas. Foram subsídios metodológicos: a pesquisa bibliográfica e de campo, análises de documentos e comportamentos em estúdio de gravação e análises acústicas. Verificou-se a existência de marcos delineadores do processo histórico ocorrido. Sugere que qualquer fator relacionado com um processo de produção fonográfica pode influenciar o resultado acústico de uma manifestação musical gravada. Sugere também uma maior atenção em pesquisas frente à influência de elementos técnicos e conceituais de produção fonográfica em manifestações de transmissão oral.Study about the relation of the ethnomusicology with the audio technology covering the main technological and conceptual developments of these two areas since the late nineteenth century. It aims at covering the history of the former since the systematic musicology until the present centering on the technology that characterized the way, calling attention to less covered questions. The methodological procedures were: bibliographic and field research, document and behavior analysis in recording studio and acoustic analysis. It suggests the existence of some landmarks in the historical process and that any factor related with the phonographic production process may exert influence on the acoustic result of a recorded musical manifestation. It also calls attention to the need of more research on the influence of technical and conceptual elements of phonographic production on oral transmission manifestations.

  17. Cinema e feminismos entre poética e devir: por uma tecnologia engendrada

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    Fernanda Capibaribe Leite

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Esse artigo visa contribuir para a construção de uma poética feminista no cinema e audiovisual contemporâneo concebida na ideia de trânsito ou fluxos para sujeitos de gênero compreendidas/os fora da lógica dos binarismos “cis” e heteronormativos. Para tanto, atualiza a acepção em Lauretis (1987 de que o cinema se constitui como tecnologia de gênero, e aborda tal premissa no contexto das imagens tecnológicas e digitais através do conceito de percepto de devir feminista. Tal relação proposta engloba a ideia de que a poética feminista atualmente se alicerça cada vez mais na prerrogativa das experiências próprias de personagens subjetificadas/os, por um caminho patêmico no qual mulheres cis e trans não mais são colocadas sob o olhar do outro-homem-dominador, mas, ao contrário, se enunciam sob referências de seus próprios cotidianos e espaços de interlocução. Nesse sentido, a atualização da ideia de tecnologia de gênero para o cinema está ligada ao fato de que tais imagens configuram desterritorializações, devires, tanto no que toca a relação hegemonia-subalternidade no sistema sexo-gênero como no que se refere à própria ideia dos sujeitos legítimos e nomeados no feminismo. Como escopo investigativo, lanço um olhar sobre a produção Dude looks Like a Lady, parte da série de curtas em pornografia feminista intitulada XConfessions (LUST, 2013, 125min, oriundos de relatos em texto sobre fantasias e/ou experiências enviadas pela internet. Apesar de tratar de tal realização em particular, a trago também como espaço de acionamento de outras produções na perspectiva do feminismo, que endossam ou potencializam o lugar da diferença em produções com foco nos sujeitos engendrados.

  18. El puente Verrazano-Narrows, en Nueva York

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    Editorial, Equipo

    1966-06-01

    Full Text Available The completion of the new Verrazano Narrows bridge, at the entrance to the New York harbour, signifies an outstanding triumph for civil engineering. Although the span of the Golden Gate bridge is very similar to this span the constructive methods, and many details, differ in essential aspects. Firstly, the very short time taken in the construction is notable and also the great accuracy of calculation of many of its features. For instance, the sphericity of the earth has been taken into account, in determining the span between the axes of the towers, at the top and bottom parts of these. A multicellular box, used for the foundation of the towers is of great interest. This has made it possible to reach the solid ground, starting from an artificial island, with full stability and safety. This structure means an increase in existing bridge spans, and new possibilities arise. On the other hand, the problem of the total life of such a structure remains, especially in this case, since the cables and anchorage are situated in a highly corrosive environment, such as the air over the sea. One of the main artificers of this great work is the venerable Aurmann, from whom such rich experience and knowledge has been passed on to us.La entrada en servicio del nuevo puente Verrazano-Narrows, situado en la bocana del puerto de Nueva York, ha constituido un resonante éxito para la ingeniería civil. Aunque la luz del Golden Gate es muy similar a la de esta obra, los métodos constructivos y no pocos detalles difieren esencialmente. Resalta en primer lugar el reducido período de tiempo empleado en la ejecución y el derroche de precisiones en cada una de sus partes, entre ellas el considerar la esfericidad terrestre para determinar la luz entre ejes de torres en la parte superior e inferior de las mismas. Constituye notable interés el cajón multicelular empleado para cimientos de las torres, que ha permitido llegar al firme, partiendo de un islote artificial

  19. The promise of fuel cell-based automobiles

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    A K Shukla; C L Jackson; K Scott

    2003-02-01

    Fuel cell-based automobiles have gained attention in the last few years due to growing public concern about urban air pollution and consequent environmental problems. From an analysis of the power and energy requirements of a modern car, it is estimated that a base sustainable power of $ca$. 50 kW supplemented with short bursts up to 80 kW will suffice in most driving requirements. The energy demand depends greatly on driving characteristics but under normal usage is expected to be 200 Wh/km. The advantages and disadvantages of candidate fuel-cell systems and various fuels are considered together with the issue of whether the fuel should be converted directly in the fuel cell or should be reformed to hydrogen onboard the vehicle. For fuel cell vehicles to compete successfully with conventional internal-combustion engine vehicles, it appears that direct conversion fuel cells using probably hydrogen, but possibly methanol, are the only realistic contenders for road transportation applications. Among the available fuel cell technologies, polymer–electrolyte fuel cells directly fueled with hydrogen appear to be the best option for powering fuel cell vehicles as there is every prospect that these will exceed the performance of the internal-combustion engine vehicles but for their first cost. A target cost of $ 50/kW would be mandatory to make polymer–electrolyte fuel cells competitive with the internal combustion engines and can only be achieved with design changes that would substantially reduce the quantity of materials used. At present, prominent car manufacturers are deploying important research and development efforts to develop fuel cell vehicles and are projecting to start production by 2005.

  20. Pyrolysis and gasification-melting of automobile shredder residue.

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    Roh, Seon Ah; Kim, Woo Hyun; Yun, Jin Han; Min, Tae Jin; Kwak, Yeon Ho; Seo, Yong Chil

    2013-10-01

    Automobile shredder residue (ASR) from end-of-life vehicles (ELVs) in Korea has commonly been disposed of in landfills. Due to the growing number of scrapped cars and the decreasing availability of landfill space, effective technology for reducing ASR is needed. However ASR is a complex mixture, and finding an appropriate treatment is not easy on account of the harmful compounds in ASR. Therefore, research continues to seek an effective treatment technology. However most studies have thus far been performed in the laboratory, whereas few commercial and pilot studies have been performed. This paper studies the pyrolysis and gasification-melting of ASR. The pyrolyis characteristics have been analyzed in a thermogravimetric analyzer (TGA), a Lindberg furnace, and a fixed-bed pyrolyzer to study the fundamental characteristics of ASR thermal conversion. As a pilot study, shaft-type gasification-melting was performed. High-temperature gasification-melting was performed in a 5000 kg/day pilot system. The gas yield and syngas (H2 and CO) concentration increase when the reaction temperature increases. Gas with a high calorific value of more than 16,800 kJ/m3 was produced in the pyrolyzer. From the gasification-melting process, syngas of CO (30-40%) and H2(10-15%) was produced, with 5% CH4 produced as well. Slag generation was 17% of the initial ASR, with 5.8% metal content and 4% fly ash. The concentration of CO decreases, whereas the H2, CO2, and CH4 concentrations increase with an increase in the equivalence ratio (ER). The emission levels of dioxin and air pollution compounds except nitrogen oxides (NO(x)) were shown to satisfy Korean regulations.

  1. Application of solar flat plate collector in automobile industry

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    Wawge, P. [Peenya Alloys Pvt. Ltd., Parvati, Pune (India)

    2004-07-01

    In any industry, heating, cooling and compressed air the costliest part, which affects the production cost of any product. There are three types of indirect heat requirement or the requirement of heat can be divided in the three main categories. (1) low temp. 40 - 60 Deg. (2) Medium temp. 80 - 150 deg. (3) High Temp applications - above 150. Solar Flat Collectors have been proven for the use of solar energy for medium temp. application in hotels, boiler feed water preheating, dairy for pasteurization and some other indirect heating applications. There is another neglected area of application of Solar Flat Plate collector is heat treatment for powder coating plants where heat requirement is bet 50 Deg C - 70 Deg C. In any automobile industry the aesthetic or look of the vehicle place a very important role as far as the sale is concern (after the mechanical performance). The aesthetic means the body and colour of the vehicle. To get a long lasting good quality color, the powder coating procedure plays a major role. Before powder coating there is requirement of different chemical treatment for the removal of rust, grease and other cleaning of the specific sheet metal body parts. The time duration and chemical composition is depends on the selection of body material. A proven method of a chemical treatment is seven / eight tank process. The common system of heating chemicals is by way of electrical heaters, by diesel or other fuel fired boilers. This increases the cost of heat treatment process due the high cost of electricity (for industries rate of electricity is 1.5 to 2 times than the domestic rate) or oils. This can be replaced by Solar water heating system which can efficiently generate the temp of liquid upto 85 Deg C. (orig.)

  2. NATURAL FIBER REINFORCED POLYMER COMPOSITES FOR AUTOMOBILE ACCESSORIES

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    D. Chandramohan

    2013-01-01

    Electron Microscope. The disclosure includes the process to make the composite and also the variety of products in automobile accessories.

  3. Educación y nuevas tecnologías. Presentación

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    Corrales-Díaz, Carlos

    1997-01-01

    Presentación del tema central de la revista, "Educación y nuevas tecnologías", integrado por trabajos multidisciplinarios que estudian y registran los problemas, las lagunas y los retos que la incorporación de nuevas tecnologías origina en las instituciones educativas. Se incluye la reproducción en blanco y negro de obra del artista plástico Waldo Saavedra.

  4. Experimental analysis of synchronization and dynamics in an automobile as a complex system

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    González-Cruz, C. A.; Jáuregui-Correa, J. C.; López-Cajún, C.; Sen, M.; Domínguez-González, A.

    2015-08-01

    A complex system is composed of many interacting elements, and its behavior, as a whole, can be quite different from that of the individual elements. An automobile is an example of a common mechanical system composed of a large number of individual elements. These elements are connected through soft and hard linkages that transmit motion to each other. This paper proposes a variety of analytical tools to study experimental data from complex systems using two elements of an automobile as an example. Accelerometer measurements were taken from two elements within an automobile: the door and the dashboard. Two types of data were collected: response to impact loading, and response to road excitation of the automobile driven at different speeds. The signals were processed via Fourier and wavelet transforms, cross-correlation coefficients, Hilbert transform, and Kuramoto order parameters. A new parameter, called the order-deficit parameter, is introduced. Considerable, but not complete, synchronization can be found between the accelerations measured at these two locations in the automobile, and the degree of synchronization is quantified using the order-deficit parameter.

  5. Summary of semi-initiative and initiative control automobile engine vibration

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    Qu, Wei; Qu, Zhou

    2009-07-01

    Engine vibration accounts for around 55% of automobile vibration, separating the engine vibration from transmitting to automobile to the utmost extent is significant for improving NVH performance. Semi-initiative and initiative control of engine vibration is one of the hot spots of technical research in domestic and foreign automobile industry, especially luxury automobiles which adopt this technology to improve amenity and competitiveness. This article refers to a large amount of domestic and foreign related materials, fully introduces the research status of semi-initiative and initiative control suspension of engine vibration suspension and many kinds of structural style, and provides control policy and method of semi-initiative and initiative control suspension system. Compare and analyze the structural style of semi-initiative and initiative control and merits and demerits of current structures of semi-initiative and initiative control of mechanic electrorheological, magnetorheological, electromagnetic actuator, piezoelectric ceramics, electrostriction material, pneumatic actuator etc. Models of power assembly mounting system was classified.Calculation example indicated that reasonable selection of engine mounting system parameters is useful to reduce engine vibration transmission and to increase ride comfort. Finally we brought forward semi-initiative and initiative suspension which might be applied for automobiles, and which has a promising future.

  6. Empirical Analysis of Green Supply Chain Management Practices in Indian Automobile Industry

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    Luthra, S.; Garg, D.; Haleem, A.

    2014-04-01

    Environmental sustainability and green environmental issues have an increasing popularity among researchers and supply chain practitioners. An attempt has been made to identify and empirically analyze green supply chain management (GSCM) practices in Indian automobile industry. Six main GSCM practices (having 37 sub practices) and four expected performance outcomes (having 16 performances) have been identified by implementing GSCM practices from literature review. Questionnaire based survey has been made to validate these practices and performance outcomes. 123 complete questionnaires were collected from Indian automobile organizations and used for empirical analysis of GSCM practices in Indian automobile industry. Descriptive statistics have been used to know current implementation status of GSCM practices in Indian automobile industry and multiple regression analysis has been carried out to know the impact on expected organizational performance outcomes by current GSCM practices adopted by Indian automobile industry. The results of study suggested that environmental, economic, social and operational performances improve with the implementation of GSCM practices. This paper may play an important role to understand various GSCM implementation issues and help practicing managers to improve their performances in the supply chain.

  7. Familias reconstituidas: Un estudio sobre las nuevas estructuras familiares

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    ISABEL ESPINAR FELLMANN

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available En la mayoría de las investigaciones sobre la familia, los estudios se han centrado en las familias intactas o primeras familias. Sin embargo, es cada vez mayor el número de familias cuya configuración incluye un segundo matrimonio e hijos de una unión anterior (i.e. familias reconstituidas. En la consolidación del complejo proceso de ajuste de estas familias se han identificado unas fuentes comunes de estrés relacionadas principalmente con la formación de un nuevo sistema familiar. El objetivo de este artículo es realizar una revisión de las variables que inciden en el bienestar y/o malestar psicológico sobre una muestra de padrastros y madrastras españoles en el seno de estas nuevas configuraciones familiares. En una primera fase se realizaron, desde un diseño cualitativo, 20 entrevistas en profundidad a una muestra de padrastros y madrastras. En una segunda fase, se diseñó un cuestionario que fue respondido por 77 sujetos con la finalidad de analizar la posible relación entre alguna de las variables estudiadas.

  8. Los elementos integrantes de la nueva riqueza de la empresa

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    Mercedes Garcia-Parra

    2007-07-01

    Full Text Available Al analizar el valor real que tienen las empresas frente al valor que aparece en sus libros contables, se puede apreciar la existencia de una serie de activos intangibles. En un esfuerzo por explicar estos activos, han aparecido teorías como las basadas en la gestión del conocimiento, en el capital intelectual entre otras donde la importancia del valor de la empresa pasa de los recursos tangibles a los intangibles. La relativa juventud de este marco teórico, incorporado recientemente a las ciencias de la Administración, hace que no exista una nítida definición y diferenciación entre los conceptos que intervienen en esta nueva riqueza y que habitualmente se vinculen a una misma realidad. Este artículo pretende aportar una visión más clara de estos conceptos y su vinculación a la creación de ventajas competitivas en las empresas.

  9. A INFLUÊNCIA DA TECNOLOGIA E DA INTERNET NO MARKETING

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    Lúcia Cristina Vargas Machado

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available O dinamismo do mundo globalizado vem exigindo grandes mudanças das organizações, sejam para aquelas que produzem bens tangíveis, sejam para as prestadoras de serviços. E dentro da observância das mudanças, pode-se considerar as revoluções vividas pela humanidade, considerando aquela que mais mudou o cenário mercadológico pela primeira vez que foi 1ª revolução industrial e, a outra, a revolução da informação. Neste contexto, o objetivo deste trabalho é demonstrar através da revisão de literatura, a significativa e importante transformação da informação para a área de marketing das organizações. A revolução da informação, tendo como suas precursoras e legítimas aliadas a tecnologia e a internet, respectivamente, fez com que surgisse um novo tipo de marketing: o marketing digital. Com este novo tipo de marketing, as organizações que estiverem mais presentes na internet, poderão obter uma maior vantagem competitiva e como consequência uma maior lucratividade

  10. UTILIZAÇÃO DE TECNOLOGIAS EDUCATIVAS COM ADOLESCENTES ONCOLÓGICOS: UMA ABORDAGEM FREIREANA

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    Camila Brasil Moreira

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo fue describir el uso de tecnologias educativas a través de la realización de actividades de educación en salud basada en el referencial teórico-metodológico de Paulo Freire. Estudio transversal, cualitativo que decribe experiência realizada en Instituto de Referencia en Tratamiento del Cáncer de niños y adolescentes, en mayo de 2011, como actividad de prácticas de la disciplina Enfermería en el Proceso de Cuidar de Adolescentes, ofrecida en el quinto semestre de Enfermería de la Universidad Federal del CearáUFC. Los relatos fueron descriptos en orden cronológica de las actividades, donde se abordaron los temas: higiene personal, autoimagen y concepto de salud. En el grupo de adolescentes, se observó mayor valorización e interés en los temas cuando presentados de manera lúdica y dinámica, trabajados interactiva e informativamente.

  11. A nova convergência da ciência e da tecnologia

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    Esper A. Cavalheiro

    2007-07-01

    Full Text Available A ação sinérgica dos quatro campos científicos e tecnológicos que apresentaram crescimento acelerado nas últimas décadas - nanotecnologia, biotecnologia, tecnologias de comunicação e informação e ciências cognitivas (neurociência - tem sido intitulada Convergência Tecnológica. Este artigo faz uma revisão das principais discussões que vêm ocorrendo na comunidade científica internacional sobre o seu desenvolvimento e assinala a necessidade de uma abordagem mais ampla que inclua as ciências humanas e sociais e outros atores relevantes na sociedade contemporânea.The synergic combination of the scientific and technological fields that presented a rapid growth rate in the last few decades - nanotechnology, biotechnology, information and communication technologies, and cognitive science including neuroscience - is nowadays known as Convergent Technologies. This paper reviews its recent impact on the international scientific community and points out the need of amplifying the discussions to include humanities and social sciences and other important actors of contemporary society.

  12. NOVAS TECNOLOGIAS E APRENDIZAGEM DE LÍNGUA INGLESA: POTENCIALIDADES NUM AMBIENTE COMPLEXO

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    Dulci Marlise Boettcher

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo objetiva compreender o fenômeno técnico na sua complexidade, discutindo-o a partir de outras perspectivas que contribuam para uma mais educação que considere as necessidades individuais dos seres humanos, levando em conta a utilização de um Ambiente Virtual de Aprendizagem como ferramenta de trabalho e espaço virtual de convivência. Para tanto, são considerados como princípios norteadores, a teoria da Biologia da Cognição de Humberto Maturana e Francisco Varela, os estudos sobre tecnologia de Pierre Levy, bem como os pressupostos sobre complexidade de Edgar Morin. A Internet, considerando suas características como a recursividade, interação e autonomia, possibilita a construção do aprendizado, e mais especificamente do aprendizado da língua inglesa. Esse ambiente complexo serve, dessa forma, como importante instrumento de potencialização do conhecimento/subjetividade, mostrando resultados importantes na aprendizagem dessa língua, por enfatizar o estar junto virtual e estabelecer novas relações com o saber que oportuniza a construção do conhecimento e de novos cenários mundiais. Palavras-chave: Espaço digital-Construção do Conhecimento-Complexidade-Virtualidade - Língua Inglesa.

  13. Tecnologia da informação em nefrologia Information technology applied to nephrology

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    Marcos Vinícius Ribeiro dos Santos

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo apresenta uma revisão da literatura sobre as aplicações da tecnologia da informação em Nefrologia. Caracterizamos as aplicações em bancos de dados, as iniciativas mais voltadas ao ensino e alguns exemplos de sistemas de apoio à decisão. Por fim, apresentamos as experiências de Telemedicina em Nefrologia nitidamente voltadas ao suporte prestado à assistência dialítica a distância. Enfatizamos que a telessaúde pode ajudar na criação de um modelo assistencial descentralizado, voltado à prevenção, centrado na atenção básica como forma de combater a epidemia mundial de Doença Renal Crônica (DRC.This is a review of the literature about the applications of information technology in nephrology. The use of information technology for database, teaching, and decision support systems is discussed. The application of telemedicine in nephrology to assist dialysis performed in remote regions is also presented. Telemedicine can have a key role in increasing standards of care in nephrology. In conclusion, telemedicine may help to build a decentralized assistance model for prevention, focused on primary care, and, thus, may play an important role in the fight against the worldwide epidemic of chronic kidney disease (CKD.

  14. Shaanxi Automobile Group Co.,Ltd.—China’s Heavy Truck Giant

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    2008-01-01

    Shaanxi Automobile Group Co.,Ltd. (formerly Shaanxi Automobile Manufacturing Plant) was originally a weak enterprise. Relying on the reorganization of assets,the introduction of the"Double Best"project and opportunities for development,it has entered the fast track of development by es- tablishing a brand image and implementing a forward-looking strategy.In 1990,Shaanxi Automobile Group Co.Ltd.was a loss- making enterprise with an annual sales of 100 million yuan ($14.1 million).In 2007,its sales income surpassed 10 billion yuan ($1.4 billion),and it was not only listed among China’s top 500 companies,but also ranked 37th among the top 500 machinery companies of China and came first in Shaanxi Province

  15. Effects of automobile steering characteristics on driver vehicle system dynamics in regulation tasks

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    Mcruer, D. T.; Klein, R.

    1975-01-01

    A regulation task which subjected the automobile to a random gust disturbance which is countered by driver control action is used to study the effects of various automobile steering characteristics on the driver/vehicle system. The experiments used a variable stability automobile specially configured to permit insertion of the simulated gust disturbance and the measurement of the driver/vehicle system characteristics. Driver/vehicle system dynamics were measured and interpreted as an effective open loop system describing function. Objective measures of system bandwidth, stability, and time delays were deduced and compared. These objective measures were supplemented by driver ratings. A tentative optimum range of vehicle dynamics for the directional regulation task was established.

  16. Nuevas andanzas de rosto palido. Dimensiones del turismo sexual Nuevas andanzas de rosto palido. Dimensiones del turismo sexual

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    Julio Aramberri

    2005-09-01

    Full Text Available El turismo sexual ha sido objeto de creciente atención en los estudios sobre turismo. La mayoría de los autores se ocupan de su expansión en el Sudeste asiático, con Tailandia como mascarón de proa. Para un grupo de investigadores el turismo sexual en ese área refleja, ante todo, una estrategia de desarrollo económico capitalista favorecida por los gobiernos locales y agencias económicas internacionales. Otros autores enfatizan que constituye otra nueva forma de dominación simbólica de Occidente sobre Oriente. Este trabajo analiza críticamente esas posiciones y concluye que el estudio de la prostitución en esos países debe ser objeto de un examen más general, enraizado en sus tradiciones familiares y culturales.Sex tourism has recently become one important topic in tourism research. Many authors discuss its expansion in Southeast Asia, significantly in Thailand. A sizeable number of researchers think that it reflects another facet of the international division of labor induced by capitalist development. This strategy has been consistently pursued by local governments and international agencies. Others see in sex tourism a new form of symbolic subjection of the Orient. This paper discusses those two points of view and concludes that prostitution in the area needs broader vistas including local family structures and cultural traditions.

  17. A life-cycle comparison of alternative automobile fuels.

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    MacLean, H L; Lave, L B; Lankey, R; Joshi, S

    2000-10-01

    We examine the life cycles of gasoline, diesel, compressed natural gas (CNG), and ethanol (C2H5OH)-fueled internal combustion engine (ICE) automobiles. Port and direct injection and spark and compression ignition engines are examined. We investigate diesel fuel from both petroleum and biosources as well as C2H5OH from corn, herbaceous bio-mass, and woody biomass. The baseline vehicle is a gasoline-fueled 1998 Ford Taurus. We optimize the other fuel/powertrain combinations for each specific fuel as a part of making the vehicles comparable to the baseline in terms of range, emissions level, and vehicle lifetime. Life-cycle calculations are done using the economic input-output life-cycle analysis (EIO-LCA) software; fuel cycles and vehicle end-of-life stages are based on published model results. We find that recent advances in gasoline vehicles, the low petroleum price, and the extensive gasoline infrastructure make it difficult for any alternative fuel to become commercially viable. The most attractive alternative fuel is compressed natural gas because it is less expensive than gasoline, has lower regulated pollutant and toxics emissions, produces less greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and is available in North America in large quantities. However, the bulk and weight of gas storage cylinders required for the vehicle to attain a range comparable to that of gasoline vehicles necessitates a redesign of the engine and chassis. Additional natural gas transportation and distribution infrastructure is required for large-scale use of natural gas for transportation. Diesel engines are extremely attractive in terms of energy efficiency, but expert judgment is divided on whether these engines will be able to meet strict emissions standards, even with reformulated fuel. The attractiveness of direct injection engines depends on their being able to meet strict emissions standards without losing their greater efficiency. Biofuels offer lower GHG emissions, are sustainable, and

  18. Microstructure and mechanical properties of automobile beam steels produced by EAF-CSP process

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    Zhengzhi Zhao; Yonglin Kang; Hao Yu

    2006-01-01

    The microstructure, mechanical properties, and misorientation of automobile beam steels produced by EAF-CSP process were studied using optical microscopy (OM) and electron back-scattered diffraction (EBSD). It is shown that the microstructure of strips is mainly polygonal ferrite, and the average grain size is about 5-8 μm. The electron back-scattered diffraction results show that grain boundaries in ferrite are basically high-angle grain boundaries without remarkable preferred orientation. Hot strips of automobile beam steels possess a good combination of strength and plasticity because of their fine microstructures and low quantity of impurities.

  19. AEE : un projet pour la conception des logiciels embarqués dans l'automobile

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    Simonot-Lion, Françoise

    2001-01-01

    AEE : " Architecture Electronique Embarquée " est un projet français, se terminant en décembre 2001, qui a regroupé les constructeurs automobiles, des équipementiers et des universitaires pour réfléchir sur les problèmes de la conception des logiciels embarqués dans les automobiles actuelles ou à venir. Un résultat essentiel de ces travaux est la proposition d'un langage de description d'architecture permettant de spécifier l'organisation des objets d'une architecture véhicule sous différents...

  20. Study on the visibility of an electroluminescent display for automobiles; Jidoshayo EL display no shininsei

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    Matsumoto, N.; Harada, M.; Idogaki, T. [Denso Corp., Aichi (Japan)

    1997-10-01

    This report explores the visibility of an Electroluminescent (EL) display for automotive use. Displays for automobiles are exposed to the direct rays of the sun and forced to operate in wide temperature range. Therefore, luminous flux density by the lighting on EL display panel and operating environment temperature must be considered for the visibility evaluation. Sensory evaluation on the visibility and physical measurements such as contrast, chromaticity difference in accordance with the viewing angle change indicate that the visibility of the EL display for automobiles is advantageous over other displays. 6 refs., 11 figs., 1 tab.

  1. Organizational and economic aspects of benchmarking innovative products at the automobile industry enterprises

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    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available The aim of the article. The aim of the article is to determine the nature and characteristics of the use of benchmarking in the activity of domestic enterprises of automobile industry under current economic conditions. The results of the analysis. The article identified the concept of benchmarking, examining the stages of benchmarking, determination the efficiency of benchmarking in work automakers. It is considered the historical aspects of the emergence of benchmarking method in world economics. It is determined the economic aspects of the benchmarking in the work of enterprise automobile industry. The analysis on the stages of benchmarking of innovative products in the modern development of the productive forces and the impact of market factors on the economic activities of companies, including in the enterprise of automobile industry. The attention is focused on the specifics of implementing benchmarking at companies of automobile industry. It is considered statistics number of owners of electric vehicles worldwide. The authors researched market of electric vehicles in Ukraine. Also, it is considered the need of benchmarking using to improve the competitiveness of the national automobile industry especially CJSC “Zaporizhia Automobile Building Plant”. Authors suggested reasonable steps for its improvement. The authors improved methodical approach to assessing the selection of vehicles with the best technical parameters based on benchmarking, which, unlike the existing ones, based on the calculation of the integral factor of technical specifications of vehicles in order to establish better competitive products of companies automobile industry among evaluated. The main indicators of the national production of electric vehicles are shown. Attention is paid to the development of important ways of CJSC “Zaporizhia Automobile Building Plant”, where authors established the aspects that need to pay attention in the management of the

  2. Erosive Wear Assessment of Sandstorm on the Strength Properties of Automobile Glass

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    Seun Samuel OWOEYE; Lamidi, Yinusa Daniel; Ajayi, Olusola Joseph

    2015-01-01

    In order to assess the extent of sandstorms effect on automobile glass in the area mostly prone to sandstorms phenomena typical of the Northern part of Nigeria, sandblasting tests were conducted in laboratory on a laminated soda lime glass of 300mm x 300mm with standard automobile glass thickness of 4mm each and PVB film of 1mm. The sand particles were projected by sandblasting machine with an air flow speed of 54km/hr (15m/s) and the impact angle was fixed at 900 while the blasting duration ...

  3. Designing Carbon Taxation Schemes for Automobiles: A Simulation Exercise for Germany

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    Adamou, Adamos; Clerides, Sofronis; Zachariadis, Theodoros

    2012-01-01

    Vehicle taxation based on CO2 emissions is increasingly being adopted worldwide in order to shift consumer purchases to low-carbon cars, yet little is known about the effectiveness and overall economic impact of these schemes. We focus on feebate schemes, which impose a fee on high-carbon vehicles and give a rebate to purchasers of low-carbon automobiles. We estimate a discrete choice model of demand for automobiles in Germany and simulate the impact of alternative feebate schemes on emission...

  4. Pain at the Pump: The Differential Effect of Gasoline Prices on New and Used Automobile Markets

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    Meghan R. Busse; Christopher R. Knittel; Florian Zettelmeyer

    2009-01-01

    The dramatic increase in gasoline prices from close to $1 in 1999 to $4 at their peak in 2008 made it much more expensive for consumers to operate an automobile. In this paper we investigate whether consumers have adjusted to gasoline price changes by altering what automobiles they purchase and what prices they pay. We investigate these effects in both new and used car markets. We find that a $1 increase in gasoline price changes the market shares of the most and least fuel-efficient quartile...

  5. Effect of a curved duct upstream on performance of small centrifugal compressors for automobile turbochargers

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    Kikuchi, Shigeta; Yamasaki, Nobuhiko; Yamagata, Akihiro

    2013-02-01

    Since the automobile turbochargers are installed in an engine compartment with limited space, the ducts upstream of the turbocharger compressor may be curved in a complex manner. In the present paper, the effect of a curved duct upstream on performance of small centrifugal compressors for automobile turbochargers is discussed. The computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis of a turbocharger compressor validated for the compressor model with the straight pipe applied to the compressor with the curved pipe are executed, and the deterioration of the performance for the curved pipe is confirmed. It is also found that the deterioration of compressor performance is caused by the interaction of the secondary flow and the impeller.

  6. Chinese automobile industry: opportunities and business; El sector automovilistico Chino: oportunidades y negocios

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    Zhang Zhang, Y.

    2010-07-01

    The emergence of Chinese economy and its rapid recovery from global crisis have sustained a high rate of growth in Chinese automobile market. The article analyzes the industrial evolution of this particular market from the perspective of automobile manufacturers. Two concrete proposals have been suggested to explore these business opportunities exposed in the analyzed industry: investment in China to take advantage of market growth and hence gaining global competitive advantages, and being strategic partner of Chinese enterprises in European and global market. Strategic alternatives for both proposals have been discussed with suggestions and conclusions followed. (Author) 11 refs.

  7. Applying a Self-Made Automobile Heterodyne Interferometer to Measure the Parameters of Twisted Nematic Liquid Crystal

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    Shinn-Fwu Wang

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available A self-made automobile heterodyne interferometer with a closed control loop is presented. In addition, we will apply the self-made automobile heterodyne interferometer to measure the parameters of optically compensated twisted nematic liquid crystal (TN LC. It is worthy to be mentioned that the self-made automobile heterodyne interferometer has a compact size because all the optical components are installed in the mechanism of the system. Besides, the self-made automobile heterodyne interferometer has some much more merits, for example, automobile control, a simple setup, in real-time test, reliability, and so forth. Besides, it is very stable because of its common optical path insensitive to environmental disturbances. And its feasibility is demonstrated.

  8. La nueva violencia urbana de América Latina

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    Briceño-León Roberto

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available El artículo procura mostrar que la situación de violencia que se presenta a inicios del Siglo XXI en América Latina es un fenómeno novedoso desde el punto de vista sociológico, tanto por el crecimiento en sus magnitudes, como por lo singular de sus características. Se trata, argumenta el autor, de una violencia que no tiene orígenes o propósitos políticos, sino sociales y está vinculada al proceso de empobrecimiento que ha tenido la región a partir de los años ochenta y que ha creado unas condiciones de exclusión educativa y laboral para una gran parte de la población. Esta nueva violencia afecta fundamentalmente a los jóvenes de la segunda generación urbana quienes están expuestos a unas altas expectativas de consumo que no pueden satisfacer por los medios proscritos por la sociedad, y quienes ven en la violencia y el uso de las armas de fuego un medio para construir su identidad como hombres y lograr medios económicos para satisfacer sus aspiraciones. Este proceso de violencia delincuencial se ve acompañado de un incremento en la violencia policial, todo lo cual tiene grandes costos psicológicos y económicos para la población, costos y daños que se ven agravados por la desconfianza e ineficencia del sistema de justicia penal existente en América Latina.

  9. LA NUEVA GENERACIÓN Y EL TRABAJO

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    Eduardo Martin Cuesta

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available En la actualidad, los jóvenes profesionales pertenecen a la generación denominada Millennial. Comparten características, estilos de vida y valores que han formado a partir de los Eventos Significativos Generacionales (EsG que marcaron su vida histórico social. Estudios en EE.UU. y Europa sostienen que su anclaje sociohistórico les confiere estilos de aprendizaje y laborales particulares. Por ejemplo, cuando evalúan un empleo privilegian los horarios flexibles y el tiempo libre, el trabajo en equipo y las nuevas experiencias. No les interesan los ascensos paulatinos. Van de un empleo a otro sin dar demasiadas explicaciones y son, principalmente, fieles a sí mismos. Estas características conllevan una falta de fidelización que es fuente de serios problemas para las empresas. Es por ello que en el año 2007 se comenzó una investigación de carácter exploratorio, primera en Latinoamérica, con el objetivo general de caracterizar a los jóvenes en función de su pertenencia generacional y a establecer cómo sus características impactan en su inserción laboral. A partir de los primeros resultados hemos establecido que una explicación posible para la falta de fidelización de estos jóvenes es que privilegian la estabilidad en la empleabilidad (EeE por sobre la estabilidad en el empleo.

  10. Nuevas perspectivas sobre la patogénesis del dengue

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    Eugenia Corrales-Aguilar

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available El dengue es una enfermedad viral de gran importancia en la salud pública. Sin embargo, los mecanismos de patogénesis por el virus del dengue (DENV no están bien definidos, ya que no existen modelos animales apropiados para estudiar el curso de la enfermedad. Únicamente se cuenta con datos de pacientes, los cuales son muy diversos y no permiten aún entender bien los fenómenos patológicos que ocurren en el transcurso de la infección. No obstante, varios factores parecen estar relacionados con la patogénesis de DENV: i factores virales, tales como la virulencia y la transmisibilidad del virus, y ii factores del hospedero, tales como la respuesta inmune, la naturaleza de su estado inmunológico y sus características genéticas. En la presente revisión se exponen los factores que desempeñan un papel fundamental en la patogénesis del dengue, para así comprender mejor el curso de la enfermedad y permitir un más adecuado abordaje terapéutico de los pacientes. En vista de que la clasificación utilizada para definir los factores de riesgo durante una infección por dengue, ya no es congruente con estudios clínicos realizados, se plantea la nueva clasificación de la enfermedad dictada por la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS.

  11. Tecnologia na Educação: a aprendizagem da Língua Inglesa por meio da rede social LiveMocha

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    Neide Aparecida Arruda de Oliveira

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste artigo é promover uma reflexão sobre os processos de ensino e aprendizagem em meio virtual com auxílio das novas tecnologias em uma comunidade virtual conhecida como Livemocha. Trata-se de um ambiente virtual que busca promover a aprendizagem de idiomas de forma colaborativa, uma vez que o aprendiz de língua estrangeira no Livemocha também passa a ser professor de sua língua materna. A aplicação de novas tecnologias na educação vem modificando o panorama do sistema educacional e, por isso, pode-se falar de um tipo de aula antes e depois da difusão de mídias integradas e tecnologias avançadas de comunicação digital. Os resultados das aplicações de tais tecnologias estão criando condições objetivas para questionarem a real necessidade de se preparar para o ensino virtual. Na era da tecnologia, da Internet, das redes sociais, a aprendizagem de idiomas se remodela e modela a atividade do aluno. Cada vez mais, surgem mobilizações virtuais em busca de conhecimentos. Um fator relevante para manter o aluno envolvido na sua aprendizagem por conta dos sistemas mochapoints e outros recursos e estratégias disponibilizadas no Livemocha.

  12. A emergência da tecnologia social: revisitando o movimento da tecnologia apropriada como estratégia de desenvolvimento sustentável The emergence of social technology: revisiting the appropriate technology movement as a strategy for sustainable development

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    Ivete Rodrigues

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo discute os conceitos concernentes à tecnologia social num mundo globalizado, em contraposição às propostas que defendem a adoção, pelas multinacionais, de estratégias organizacionais focadas na base da pirâmide social. Uma análise de aplicação desse novo conceito de tecnologia social é feita a partir de um estudo de caso. Como resultado, identificou-se o potencial inovador dessas tecnologias, em termos de eficácia, possibilidade de multiplicação e desenvolvimento em escala para a solução de problemas que afetam a maioria dos seres humanos, como os relacionados com a demanda por água, alimentos, educação, energia, saúde, entre outros, ao mesmo tempo que promovem a inclusão social e protegem o meio ambiente.This article discusses the concepts of social technology in a globalized world, in contrast with more recent views that advocate the adoption, by multinational companies, of organizational strategies focused on the base of the social pyramid. An analysis of the application of this new social technology concept is made through a case study. As a result, the innovative potential of these technologies was identified, in terms of efficiency, possibility of dissemination, and scale development, in order to solve problems that affect most people, such as those related to the demand for water, food, education, energy, and health. At the same time it should improve social inclusion and protect the environment.

  13. 41 CFR 301-10.453 - What is my liability for unauthorized use of a rental automobile obtained with Government funds?

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    2010-07-01

    ... unauthorized use of a rental automobile obtained with Government funds? 301-10.453 Section 301-10.453 Public... ALLOWABLE TRAVEL EXPENSES 10-TRANSPORTATION EXPENSES Special Conveyances Rental Automobiles § 301-10.453 What is my liability for unauthorized use of a rental automobile obtained with Government funds?...

  14. A integração bilateral Brasil-Argentina: tecnologia nuclear e Mercosul

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    Odete Maria de Oliveira

    1998-06-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho focaliza o complexo processo de integração bilateral Brasil-Argentina, iniciado formalmente na década de 80, desdobrado em sua dupla abrangência: a cooperação pacífica da tecnologia nuclear; b constituição de um mercado comum. A evolução desse processo conduziu-se através de ciclos fundamentais: primeira etapa, antecedentes de aproximação; segunda etapa, os decisivos instrumentos da ampla integração; terceira etapa, solidificação de duas bases, uma de nível tecnológico nuclear, pactuando um sistema sui generis de salvaguardas e a vigência do Tratado de Tlatelolco (emendado, e, outra, de nível econômico pelo Tratado de Assunção, instituindo o Mercosul.The present work focuses on the complex bilateral integration process involving Brazil and Argentina that began formally during the 80's, and displayed in its double scope: a pacific cooperation on nuclear technology; b constitution of a common market. This process evolution took place in three fundamental circles: the first one, approximation antecedents; the second one, decisive instruments for a large integration; and the third one, the solidification of two basis, one at the nuclear technological level, joining the two countries in the sui generis back up system and the operation of the Tlatelolco Treaty, the other, at the economic level instituting the Mercosur by the Asunción Treaty.

  15. As novas tecnologias da informação e o consumismo em saúde

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    Paulo Roberto Vasconcellos-Silva

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available Uma ampliação dos conceitos de consumo tem se deslocado na direção de processos sociais até agora não contemplados por categorias tradicionais. A presente revisão analisa a aplicação dos conceitos clássicos sobre consumismo às práticas recentemente identificadas no campo da saúde, como o fenômeno da cibercondria. O desafio teórico se refere à dificuldade de extrapolação das perspectivas econômicas do consumismo às questões do auto-cuidado no contexto das tecnologias de informação e comunicação (TICs. Procura-se compreender o fenômeno da mercadorização do cuidar-de-si sob o imperativo da auto-responsabilização em saúde. São identificadas e descritas as novas identidades consumidoras em vista das inauditas questões acerca dos aprimoramentos técnicos a modificar a natureza do auto-cuidado. Conclui-se que a saúde é consumida como vitalidade decomposta em artefatos de comercializar no contexto de uma nova bioeconomia - não mais ligada à idéia de emulação e posse, e sim a novas formas de perceber-se e cuidar-se perante múltiplos riscos e novas definições do que é ser humano.

  16. Professor x tecnologia: uso da ferramenta Blendspace em sala de aula

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    Miguel A. de Oliveira Júnior

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Como tornar as aulas mais dinâmicas, atrativas e informativas? Esta deve ser a indagação principal da grande maioria dos docentes no Brasil. A educação passa por constantes mudanças e o aluno do século XXI que está cercado por novas tecnologias exige que as mesmas também ultrapassem o muro escolar. Para isto o professor deve buscar mecanismo ou ferramentas que deixem as aulas mais atrativas e dinâmicas. Uma pesquisa recente, divulgada pelo portal Aprendiz, do UOL, aponta que a web pode ser utilizada para criar uma interatividade entre alunos e professores, por meio da conexão de mídias. Para isto, ao propomos o uso da ferramenta Blendspace, em sala de aula, para que aconteça uma interação maior entre aluno/professor. Este recurso possibilita que a aula se torne mais interessante agregando informações atualizadas ao assunto tratado em qualquer disciplina do meio escolar. O Blendspace pode servir como um facilitador seja: com o acesso à internet, por meio das ferramentas Google; trazer novas informações ao conteúdo; dinamizar a forma que o material é passado ao aluno com apresentação de vídeos, fotos, notícias e músicas e aproximar o educador do educando tendo em vista os mecanismos disponibilizados pelo Blendspace. Sabemos que neste universo tecnológico várias ferramentas são oferecidas para auxílio na educação, optamos em apresentar o Blendspace por considerá-lo completo: rápido, fácil e educativo.

  17. TECNOLOGIA NO SETOR AGRÍCOLA BRASILEIRO: UM OLHAR SOB A ÓTICA DA TEORIA EVOLUCIONÁRIA

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    Giovana Souza Freitas

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Um dos fatores de produção considerado primordial para garantir a competitividade do setor agrícola é a tecnologia. Busca-se, neste artigo, verificar se a tecnologia utilizada no setor agrícola brasileiro é compatível com a adotada no resto do mundo. Analisarse-á também a política tecnológica existente no Brasil de forma a tentar verificar como o governo está incentivando a produção científica e tecnológica. Trata-se de um estudo qualitativo, que utiliza-se do referencial teórico da teoria evolucionária (considerando rotinas, o caráter path dependence, o acesso às políticas públicas e o aprendizado para entender e explicar a realidade. Os resultados evidenciam que a situação dos produtores rurais com relação à adoção de tecnologias é bastante diversa entre os grandes e os pequenos produtores, o que altera as rotinas, o caráter path dependence, o acesso às políticas públicas e o aprendizado existente nas grandes e pequenas propriedades rurais. No entanto, graças às empresas multinacionais, o nível tecnológico utilizado pelo setor agrícola brasileiro é compatível com aquele utilizado pelo resto do mundo e a disseminação do nível tecnológico depende sobremaneira da política tecnológica e do acesso dos produtores rurais às políticas públicas.

  18. Prospective of the solar thermal technologies through concentration for the generation of electrical energy (Annexe 4 in 'A vision of year 2030 on the use of the renewable energies in Mexico'); Prospectiva de las tecnologias termosolares a concentracion para la generacion de potencia electrica (Anexo 4 en 'Una vision al 2030 de la utilizacion de las energias renovables en Mexico')

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    Ramos Berumen, Carlos [Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas, Cuernavaca, Morelos (Mexico)

    2005-08-15

    In this document are presented the technical-economical the present state of the technologies with electricity generation purposes at worldwide level and the technological prospective for the next years. At present it is estimated that in most of the power scenarios at worldwide level the situation will continue with a strong dependency in fossil fuels. The future dynamics of the energy procurement will depend on diverse factors such as energy efficiency, the international norms and regulations derived of the environmental impact and prices of the primary energy sources. The countries of the first world are developing new technologies of compatible character with the environment, with self-consumption intentions and with the vision of establishing new markets of export towards developing countries. In this context, several countries have established R y D programs for the generation of electricity through solar systems using the thermodynamic conversion. [Spanish] En este documento se presenta el estado actual tecnico-economico de las tecnologias con propositos de generacion de electricidad a nivel mundial y la prospectiva tecnologica para los proximos anos. En la actualidad se estima que en la mayoria de los escenarios energeticos a nivel mundial la situacion continuara con una fuerte dependencia de los combustibles fosiles. La dinamica futura del suministro de energia dependera de diversos factores como la eficiencia energetica, las normas y regulaciones derivadas del impacto ambiental y los precios internacionales de los energeticos. Los paises del primer mundo estan desarrollando nuevas tecnologias de caracter compatible con el medio ambiente, con propositos de autoconsumo y con la vision de establecer nuevos mercados de exportacion hacia paises en desarrollo. En este contexto, varios paises han establecido programas de Investigacion y Desarrollo para la generacion de electricidad a traves de sistemas solares utilizando la conversion termodinamica.

  19. Environmental impact study due to end use energy technologies; Estudio prospectivo del impacto ambiental debido a tecnologias de uso final de la energia

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    Manzini Poli, Fabio

    1997-11-01

    Two thirds of the internal offer of energy in Mexico is consumed by end use sectors through end use technologies (TUF). Here is presented an integral conceptual frame for the environmental impact evaluation due to end use technologies, then the evolution of the interactions between technology-environment-fuel is analyzed in the long term (year 2025) according to three possible scenarios: business as usual, blocks and sustainable. [Spanish] Dos terceras partes de la oferta interna de energia en Mexico la utilizan los sectores de consumo final mediante tecnologias de uso final energetico. En el presente trabajo se introduce un marco conceptual integral para evaluar los impactos ambientales debidos a la utilizacion de tecnologias de uso final de la energia (TUF), luego se analiza la evolucion de las interacciones entre tecnologia-energetico-ambiente a largo plazo (ano 2025) de acuerdo a tres escenarios posibles: tendencial, bloques y sustentable.

  20. O desempenho da Tecnologia da Informação (TI) e as mudanças organizacionais e interorganizacionais

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    Enrico Rodigues

    2006-01-01

    Este artigo pretende contribuir para a identificação do papel exercido pela Tecnologia da Informação (TI) nas mudanças organizacionais e nas relações interorganizacionais, notadamente no processo de constituição de redes de empresas. Adotou-se como estratégia a pesquisa exploratória, realizada com as empresas que compõem o pólo de cosméticos de Diadema, na região do Grande ABC Paulista. Os resultados obtidos nesta pesquisa mostraram que a TI está disseminada na maioria das empresas que compõe...

  1. Instrumentos na investigação em tecnologia educativa : escolha e avaliação

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    Coutinho, Clara Pereira

    2000-01-01

    Num momento em que tanto se questiona a relevância social e científica da investigação educativa em geral e, em particular, na Tecnologia Educativa, área científica que, com passado ainda recente conta com mais de meio século de actividade investigativa, a questão dos instrumentos utilizados para medida e recolha de dados assume redobrado interesse. De facto, acredita-se cada vez mais que a qualidade dos resultados de uma investigação estejam directamente relacionados com a utilização de inst...

  2. Estudo e avaliação dos mecanismos de segurança empregados na tecnologia Bluetooth

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    Bruno, Gaspare Giuliano E.; Santos Rocha, Érico

    2006-01-01

    Dentre as tecnologias de redes sem fio voltadas para ambientes adhoc, Bluetooth apresenta-se como a solução com maior desenvolvimento e expansão nos últimos anos. Entretanto, os aspectos de segurança em volta deste padrão não acompanharam este crescimento de maneira adequada, resultando na descoberta e exploração de diversas vulnerabilidades. Partindo deste cenário, este trabalho apresenta duas propostas visando o melhoramento da arquitetura de segurança Bluetooth. Estas propostas abordam res...

  3. Mobilidades cotidianas das crianças: combinando etnografia, gps e tecnologias de telefone móvel em pesquisa

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    Christensen, Pia Hartrup; Mikkelsen, Miguel Romero; Nielsen, Thomas Alexander Sick;

    2014-01-01

    Este artigo discute o desenvolvimento de uma abordagem com métodos mistos para o estudo da mobilidade diária das crianças. O estudo aqui apresentado combinou pesquisa etnográfica com a tecnologia de GPS ( Global Positioning System ) e um questionário interativo que as crianças completaram via tel...... uma pesquisa usando métodos mistos requer uma estreita cooperação através do diálogo interdisciplinar e engajamento mútuo e coordenação de atividades e perspectivas...

  4. Aplicação e uso de tecnologias digitais pelos professores do ensino superior no Brasil e em Portugal

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    Silva, Bento Duarte da; Araújo, Alexandra Maria Dantas de Castro; Vendramini, Claudette Maria; Martins, Ronei Ximenes; Piovezan, Nayane Martoni; Prates, Eli; Dias, Anelise Silva; Leandro S. Almeida; Joly, Maria Cristina Rodrigues Azevedo

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    No quadro de uma investigação sobre o desempenho em tecnologias digitais por parte de professores universitários do Brasil e de Portugal nas suas atividades docentes quotidianas, este artigo descreve as suas competências e níveis de utilização de tais recursos. Os participantes são na sua maioria do sexo feminino, tendo como nível predominante de formação o mestrado e o doutoramento, sendo a maior parte da área de Humanidades e Ciências Sociais. As idades variaram entre 22 e 73 anos, situa...

  5. Como conciliar humanização e tecnologia na formação de enfermeiras/os?

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    Dagmar Estermann Meyer

    2002-02-01

    Full Text Available O artigo discute a incorporação do tema da humanização do cuidado no contexto da Enfermagem brasileira, na atualidade. Dentre as muitas possibilidades de se abordar este tema, optou-se por problematizar a relação Enfermagem-tecnologia em uma perspectiva histórica, para então desenvolver a proposição da "ressignificação do humano" tomando como referência o conceito de ciborgue, tal como este vem sendo desenvolvido pela teorização feminista e cultural contemporânea.

  6. Screening of Available Hollow Structures in Regard to Noise Reduction in Automobile Applications

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    Heine, Burkhard

    The pressure to improve the efficiency of lightweight automobile concepts is permanent. Therefore, relevant automotive structural materials are progressively being optimized, with some materials seeming to have nearly reached their properties limits. Thus, slight improvements to their potential light weight can only be realized through considerable efforts.

  7. Experimental approbation of an electrodynamic direct electric system for external automobile body repair

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    A.Yu. Bondarenko

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available The article presents results of experimental research on an electrodynamic system with direct current flow for external automobile body repair. A possibility of specifying the direction of increasing magnetic pulse attraction force action efficiency is shown. Operability of the external magnetic pulse flattening tool introduced is shown.

  8. Plant maintenance management practices in automobile industries: a retrospective and literature review

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    Mahesh Pophaley

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available This paper endeavors to present a classification, review and analysis of the literature on Plant Maintenance Management Practices (PMMP employed in Automobile Industries. There is a considerable amount of published research available concerning plant maintenance during the last few decades. Similarly many research articles are available which focuses on various aspects of automobile industries. However, very few studies focus on critical examination of maintenance practices in Automobile Industries in particular. Hence considering the slump in automobile industries in the recent times, a wide-ranging and focused review is attempted here and only those researches have been examined which mainly concentrates on this core aspect. Thus one of the objectives of this literature review is to investigate the present state of Plant Maintenance Management Practices, based on studies conducted in different countries and published in a variety of journals over the past two decades. An examination of 55 pertinent research studies have shown that the publications can be grouped in two categories namely Conceptual and Empirical Research. An analysis of these research articles published between 1990 and 2008, revealed that current maintenance practices ranges from conventional to the latest techniques for optimizing maintenance function like TPM, RCM and Proactive Maintenance. These studies focused more on maintenance problem solving and the main difficulties are reported along with probable solutions. Another goal of the paper is to analyze the articles by year and type of journal they were published in, to determine the trends in maintenance management studies and recommend future direction for research.

  9. Automobile air pollution: exhaust analysis (citations from the NTIS data base). Report for 1970-Jan 80

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    Cavagnaro, D.M.

    1980-02-01

    Methods of analyzing the exhaust from automobiles are covered in these citations. The techniques include gas chromatography, mass spectroscopy, and infrared spectroscopy. Reports are presented on monitors, types of emissions, smoke measurement, and exhaust composition. The studies cover direct and remote sampling and analytical techniques. (This updated bibliography contains 207 abstracts, 9 of which are new entries to the previous edition.)

  10. “Separation -A Better Tomorrow-Economy” A Study of Marketing Strategies On Automobile

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    Ekta Chakravarty

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Automobile is one of the largest industries in global market. Being the leader in product and process technologies in the manufacturing sector, it has been recognized as one of the drivers of economic growth. During the last decade, well directed efforts have been made to provide a new look to the automobile policy for realizing the sector's full potential for the economy. Aggressive marketing by the auto finance companies have also played a significant role in boosting automobile demand, especially from the population in the middle income group. This study is been conducted to know the different strategic implementation done for the sale increase in automobile company. The study is been scoped to north eastern region comprising of Jorhat, Sibsagar, Kolkata, Dharmanagar, Agartala, Silchar, Shillong, Umsnai and Guwahati City for Hero Moto Corp and Bajaj. The data followed with primary as well as secondary means. The researcher seeks for the betterment of sales of these bikes and also initiates recommendation related to marketing strategies to help increase their sales.

  11. Separating Moral Hazard from Adverse Selection in Automobile Insurance : Longitudinal Evidence from France

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    Dionne, G.; Michaud, P.C.; Dahchour, M.

    2004-01-01

    This paper uses longitudinal data to perform tests of asymmetric information in the French automobile insurance market for the 1995-1997 period.This market is characterized by the presence of a regulated experience-rating scheme (bonusmalus).We demonstrate that the result of the test depends crucial

  12. 41 CFR 109-38.104 - Fuel efficient passenger automobiles and light trucks.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 41 Public Contracts and Property Management 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Fuel efficient passenger automobiles and light trucks. 109-38.104 Section 109-38.104 Public Contracts and Property Management Federal... AVIATION, TRANSPORTATION, AND MOTOR VEHICLES 38-MOTOR EQUIPMENT MANAGEMENT 38.1-Fuel Efficient...

  13. Information competence formation characteristics while preparation of specialists of the automobile profile

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    Makarova, Irina; Rifat KHABIBULLIN; Gennady MAVRIN; Guliya AKHMETZYANOVA; Almaz AKHMETSHIN

    2009-01-01

    Innovative approaches to formation of information competence while preparation of specialists of the automobile section are considered in this article: the content of information competence both basic and component part of professional competence, and also its value for the decision of professional problems on life cycle maintenance of automotive engineering is defined.

  14. Interior Noise Prediction of the Automobile Based on Hybrid FE-SEA Method

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    S. M. Chen

    2011-01-01

    created using hybrid FE-SEA method. The modal density was calculated using analytical method and finite element method; the damping loss factors of the structural and acoustic cavity subsystems were also calculated with analytical method; the coupling loss factors between structure and structure, structure and acoustic cavity were both calculated. Four different kinds of excitations including road excitations, engine mount excitations, sound radiation excitations of the engine, and wind excitations are exerted on the body of automobile when the automobile is running on the road. All the excitations were calculated using virtual prototype technology, computational fluid dynamics (CFD, and experiments realized in the design and development stage. The interior noise of the automobile was predicted and verified at speed of 120 km/h. The predicted and tested overall SPLs of the interior noise were 73.79 and 74.44 dB(A respectively. The comparison results also show that the prediction precision is satisfied, and the effectiveness and reliability of the hybrid FE-SEA model of the automobile is verified.

  15. Direct strain energy harvesting in automobile tires using piezoelectric PZT-polymer composites

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    Ende, D.A. van den; Wiel, H.J. van de; Groen, W.A.; Zwaag, S. van der

    2012-01-01

    Direct piezoelectric strain energy harvesting can be used to power wireless autonomous sensors in environments where low frequency, high strains are present, such as in automobile tires during operation. However, these high strains place stringent demands on the materials with respect to mechanical

  16. Consumers' Perceived Quality, Perceived Value and Perceived Risk Towards Purchase Decision on Automobile

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    J. Yee

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Problem statement: As the level of competition keep on increasing in Malaysia automobile market, it is essential for every automobile producer companies to understand customer insight in order to further increase their share of wallet. Thus, they need to understand what factors might influence their customers’ decision in purchasing an automobile. Therefore, the objectives of this research is to study the relationships of perceived quality, perceived value and perceived risk that will affect on Malaysia consumer purchase decision towards cars. Approach: Survey using convenience sampling was done at Klang Valley to customers’ age between 23-65 years old and above. Questionnaires were distributed to 200 respondents at the sampling location. Results: All the 200 sets of data were reliable where Cronbach’s alpha is more than 0.6. Pearson correlation also showed the strength of the relationship between those variables and normality assumption was meet. Results from multiple regression analysis showed the positive association between the three factors mentioned previously with purchase decision. Conclusion/Recommendations: The results from this research provide a platform for Malaysia automobile makers to understand consumer behavior and how it affects their purchase decision. In order to ensure that the findings of sample are representative and conclusive, future research should be include with larger number of respondents.

  17. Environmental implications of alternative-fueled automobiles: Air quality and greenhouse gas tradeoffs

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    The authors analyze alternative fuel-powerstrain options for internal combustion engine automobiles. Fuel/engine efficiency, energy use, pollutant discharges, and greenhouse gas emissions are estimated for spark and compression ignited, direct injected (DI), and indirect injected (II) engines fueled by conventional and reformulated gasoline, reformulated diesel, compressed natural gas (CNG), and alcohols. Since comparisons of fuels and technologies in dissimilar vehicles are misleading, the authors hold emissions level, range, vehicle size class, and style constant. At present, CNG vehicles have the best exhaust emissions performance while DI diesels have the worst. Compared to a conventional gasoline fueled II automobile, greenhouse gases could be reduced by 40% by a DI CNG automobile and by 25% by a DI diesel. Gasoline- and diesel-fueled automobiles are able to attain long ranges with little weight or fuel economy penalty. CNG vehicles have the highest penalty for increasing range, due to their heavy fuel storage systems, but are the most attractive for a 160-km range. DI engines, particularly diesels, may not be able to meet strict emissions standards, at least not without lowering efficiency

  18. Automobile diesel exhaust particles induce lipid droplet formation in macrophages in vitro

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    Cao, Yi; Jantzen, Kim; Gouveia, Ana Cecilia Damiao;

    2015-01-01

    Exposure to diesel exhaust particles (DEP) has been associated with adverse cardiopulmonary health effects, which may be related to dysregulation of lipid metabolism and formation of macrophage foam cells. In this study, THP-1 derived macrophages were exposed to an automobile generated DEP (A...

  19. Mind the Gap: The Vicious Circle of Measuring Automobile Fuel Use

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    Figueroa, Maria; author), L. Schipper (main; Price, L.;

    1993-01-01

    of OECD countries. We comment briefly on the impact of these gaps on econometric estimates of the price and income elasticities of automobile fuel use. We show that improper use of the circularity often leads to gross errors in estimating fuel intensity and other indicators of energy use for personal...

  20. Projections of automobile, light truck, and bus stocks and sales, to the year 2000

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    Knorr, R.; Millar, M.

    1979-11-01

    Future stocks and sales of automobiles, light trucks, and buses are projected in this document. Automobile projections are developed for fleet and non-fleet sectors. Total auto stock is projected as a function of the number of households and of personal income, with adjustment for present and anticipated shifts from automobiles to light trucks. Automobile stocks and sales are projected to increase steadily through the year 2000 with a slightly larger growth rate associated with fleet autos. Projections of light-truck stocks and sales are developed for personal, service/utility, agriculture, manufacturing, government, wholesale/retail, and other uses based on anticipated employment and output for each of the use sectors. Projections anticipate the largest growth area to be that of personal light trucks. Bus stocks and sales are projected as a function of user populations, existing fleet characteristics, and anticipated usage patterns. School, intercity, and transit buses are included in the study. School buses are projected to have the largest percentage of growth in this sector.

  1. Aging Workforce Management in the Automobile Industry : Defining the Concept and its Constituting Elements

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    Streb, Christoph; Voelpel, Sven; Leibold, Marius

    2009-01-01

    This paper presents the results of a grounded theory study on the automobile industry aimed at developing a concept of aging workforce management by identifying and constructing its constituting elements. Through an in-depth research investigation, it answers the question of how the challenge of an

  2. The Relationship of Academic Courses to Skills Required of Automobile Repair Technicians

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    Freund, Stephen H.

    2013-01-01

    The primary objective was to show the important need of academic skills, specifically general education coursework, to the effectiveness of the technician's expertise in the field of automobile repair. Additionally, I emphasized that one of the keys to the quality of the technician's education is the method of instruction analyzed…

  3. Projections of automobile ownership and use based on household lifestyle factors. [To year 2025

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    Sharp, D.P.

    1979-03-01

    This report projects to the year 2025 the total number of automobiles that would be owned by American households, (total ownership) and the total number of miles that these vehicles would be driven per day (total use) given certain assumptions about the future of U.S. society. These assumptions relate to demographic, economic, and geographical attrributes of U.S. society that are relevant to the automobile. The impacts of these assumptions were analyzed via a set of projection models which explicitly recognize the relationship between these particular attributes of society and the automobile. Part I presents an overivew of the research and Part II the results. The methodology used to generate the projections is discussed in some detail in Part III. In a base case projection the number of automobiles and average daily travel of Americans double by 2025 due to increases in populaion, headship rates (households per population), and incomes. economic variables account for about half of this increase as indicated by a no economic growth projection in which ownership and daily travel increase just over 40% and 50%, respectively. Other projections explore the effects of differing assumptions regarding rates of household formations, population growth, and income growth. Model projections suggest that changed work schedules and the re-emergence of cities as growth areas will have only slight impacts on future travel and vehicle ownership.

  4. Fault Diagnosis of Automobile Crane Power Steering System Aided by ICP-AES

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    Lidan Chen

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this paper is to evaluate an innovative application of inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy (ICP-AES on the fault diagnosis of automobile crane hydraulic power steering (HPS system. Contents of Fe, Cu and Al were examined by ICP-AES in the oil samples of HPS system for four different mileages of Puyuan QY50H. The mileages were 2000-9000 km, 11000-19000 km, 21000-28000 km and 32000-40000 km separately. Database of major mental contents in automobile crane HPS system of Puyuan QY50H with different mileage were calibrated. Results showed that, major mental contents were increased with the increasing of driving mileage and the normal contents laid between two trend lines. Through the determination of mental contents in HPS oil sample and further compared them with the values in their database, we could not only evaluate the wear condition of automobile crane HPS system, but also helped to diagnose the faults without dissembled the problematic vehicle. The results further indicated that, in time maintenance, high quality and low cost reparation could be realized by the application of ICP-AES technology on fault diagnosis of automobile crane power steering system.

  5. Investigation of transient cooling of an automobile cabin with a virtual manikin under solar radiation

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    Sevilgen Gökhan

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available The aim of the paper is to present a three dimensional transient cooling analysis of an automobile cabin with a virtual manikin under solar radiation. In the numerical simulations the velocity and the temperature distributions in the automobile cabin as well as around the human body surfaces were computed during transient cooling period. The surface-to-surface radiation model was used for calculations of radiation heat transfer between the interior surfaces of the automobile cabin and a solar load model that can be used to calculate radiation effects from the sun's rays that enter from the glazing surfaces of the cabin was used for solar radiation effects. Inhomogeneous air flow and non-uniform temperature distributions were obtained in the automobile cabin and, especially in ten minutes of cooling period, high temperature gradients were computed and measured and high temperature values were obtained for the surfaces which were more affected from the sunlight. Validations of the numerical results were performed by comparing numerical data with the experimental data presented in this study. It is shown that the numerical results were good agreement with the experimental data.

  6. Employability and Technical Skill Required to Establish a Small Scale Automobile Workshop

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    Olaitan, Olawale O.; Ikeh, Joshua O.

    2015-01-01

    The study focused on identifying the employability and technical skills needed to establish small-scale automobile workshop in Nsukka Urban of Enugu State. Five purposes of the study were stated to guide the study. Five research questions were stated and answered in line with the purpose of the study. The population for the study is 1,500…

  7. EFFICIENCY OF INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE OF AUTOMOBILE AS MEANS OF PRIORITY ITS OPERATIONS

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    Shapko, V.; Shapko, S.

    2007-01-01

    Exceeded is the analysis of distribution automobile internal combustion engine modes operations on rate crankshaft and on loading with priority of conditions considers engines efficiency. Presented is a methods of analytical determination to optimal conditions use of multi-purpose performance.

  8. Value Creation in Collaborative Supply Chain Network in Automobile Industry in Karnataka

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    Nataraj S

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available ABSTRACT Abstract Purpose : This paper aims to determine the key factors that influence the value based supply chain in the collaborative network of Automotive sector in India and the extent of information sharing in a B2B set up and its implication on business decisions in the Automobile sector. The paper makes an attempt to examine the value creation in the supply chain network of e-commerce based automobile companies. The predominant factors that influence the Collaborative practices of Automobile Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs in Karnataka and their dealership network in the background of e-commerce is thoroughly examined. Design/methodology/approach : In the paper, the systemic and logical analysis of value creation expert research made over the past several years is used and statistical analysis(Exploratory Factor Analysis has been conducted based on the survey results of perceptions of the dealers assimilated through online survey. Findings : Major empirical findings based on automobile companies’ data analysis vide Exploratory factor analysis allow stating that adoption of e-based collaborative arrangements and information sharing based on trust and long term alliance between partners enhances the value creation and results in the improvement in Supply chain management. It thus results in: Savings in cost, Timely decisions based on superior information, Better and positive relationships with Manufacturer-Suppliers and Dealers, Superior and strong collaboration, Integrated customer service and Enhancement of ultimate consumer value. Originality value: This paper has thoroughly examined the Collaborative network of the e-commerce based automobile co’s. and empirical findings suggest that the entire supply chain network has reaped the benefits of technology adoption and its impact on business results is tangible which could be evidenced in positive outcomes like improvement in Manufacturer-Supplier-Dealer co-ordination and

  9. Nuevas experiencias en urbanismo. Internet al servicio del planeamiento urbano

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    Hernández Sánchez, J. A.

    1997-10-01

    Full Text Available The present article is the description of a prototype. This job consists on the publication of a General City Planning Advance, where the newest technologies offered by the market have been used. Our intention is to perform an Information System, easy to access by everybody but powerful enough to offer a complete information to the citizens. We also are trying to provide the Public Institutions a fluent way to attend to the demands of the people. The project describes two different ways of accessing the City Planning Information. The first manner is the classical way we can find in almost every website, though this is the first time that it is used for this purpose, the publication of a City Planning. The second one is based on the connection of a Geographical Information System through Internet, to provide dynamic access to the information stored in the database of the GIS. This project has been developed trough the S.I.C. project, a project housed in the Facultad de Informática of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and supported by the PASO Special Action from the Ministry of Industry and Energy of Spain and the European Community.

    Este artículo recoge la descripción de un trabajo piloto, consistente en la publicación del Avance de un Plan General de Urbanismo, en el cual se han utilizado las nuevas tecnologías que el mercado ofrece. Con este trabajo se pretende realizar un sistema de información de fácil acceso que proporcione una información eficaz a todos los ciudadanos y que, a su vez, facilite la gestión de las Instituciones Públicas. El proyecto describe dos modos distintos de acceder a la información urbanística. Una forma estática, modo habitual de representar la información en Internet, empleada por vez primera en el planeamiento urbanístico. Y una segunda forma, fundamentada en la conexión de un Sistema GIS a Internet, que permite acceder dinámicamente a la información almacenada en una base de datos

  10. Nuevas relaciones laborales en la industria automotriz colombiana

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    Edgar Augusto Valero

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available Los sectores de ensamble de autos y fabricación de autopartes en Colombia describen las presiones que ejerce el entorno competitivo internacional sobre la eficiencia y la calidad. Estas presiones han incidido en la adopción de nuevas formas de organización del trabajo y en el cambio casi generalizado de políticas de personal durante los últimos quince años. En este artículo se analiza e ilustra un conjunto de transformaciones significativas en las relaciones laborales en esta rama industrial, con base en información cualitativa de las tres más importante plantas terminales del país y de dos notables compañías fabricantes de componentes. Aunque las dinámicas no son homogéneas, se puede decir que el proceso más generalizado ha sido el debilitamiento de la negociación colectiva y las relaciones industriales, como bases para la interacción y el acuerdo entre capital y trabajo. Las políticas de personal y formas de organización de la producción han conducido en casi todas los espacios a una definición autoritaria y unilateral de las relaciones laborales y de las condiciones de trabajo por parte de las empresas. Los nuevos modelos de relaciones laborales se van conformando a través de prácticas organizativas y de gestión de personal que combinan mecanismos tradicionales de coacción y flexibilidad (políticas antisindicales y trabajo temporal con elaboradas y sutiles estrategias para generar entre los trabajadores sentido de pertenencia y compromiso con los fines de las empresas (adoctrinamiento en el discurso empresarial de la competitividad, llamados a la participación y autocontrol para el logro de mejores estándares de calidad, prácticas neopaternalistas, entre otras.

  11. El Admirarse como forma de enfrentar la nueva realidad americana

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    Álvarez Moreno, Raúl

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available The article is a study of the use of admiratio to display the new American reality at the end of the fourteenth and into the fifteenth century. After exploring the semantic wealth of the term and defining it, we will present it as the first stage of the cognitive process of the human being, whose object will be Nature, understood as a whole entity in which men are included. The depiction of the admirable thing as a part of the cognitive process will also have its place in this study. But it is under the renovation that proposed the Renaissance, when admiratio turned into a poetic function related to that of movere, solving America as inventio the problem of verisimilitude inherited from the Middle Ages. Then, this concept will be used by our authors, not only to reflect a stage of knowledge, but with a clearly rhetorical function: to create a specific state of mind in the reader in order to obtain something from him.

    El artículo analiza el uso de la admiratio para presentar la nueva realidad americana a finales del siglo XV y durante el XVI. Tras explorar la riqueza semántica del término y definirlo, se parte del mismo, como el primer estadio del proceso cognitivo del ser humano, cuyo objeto será una naturaleza, entendida como totalidad que incluye al hombre. La plasmación de lo admirable como parte del proceso cognitivo tiene también su lugar en el estudio. Pero será la transformación que supone el Renacimiento, la que convertirá a la admiratio en una función poética relacionada con el movere, y a la que América como inventio solucionaba el problema de la verosimilitud heredado de la Edad Media. El concepto será usado por nuestros autores, no ya para reflejar una fase del conocimiento, sino con una función claramente retórica: provocar un estado de ánimo en el lector para conseguir algo de él.

  12. La nueva generación y el trabajo

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    Eduardo Martin Cuesta

    2009-08-01

    Full Text Available En la actualidad, los jóvenes profesionales pertenecen a la generación denominada Millennial. Comparten características, estilos de vida y valores que han formado a partir de los Eventos Significativos Generacionales (EsG que marcaron su vida histórico-social. Estudios en EE.UU. y Europa sostienen que su anclaje sociohistórico les confiere estilos de aprendizaje y laborales particulares. Por ejemplo, cuando evalúan un empleo privilegian los horarios flexibles y el tiempo libre, el trabajo en equipo y las nuevas experiencias. No les interesan los ascensos paulatinos. Van de un empleo a otro sin dar demasiadas explicaciones y son, principalmente, fieles a sí mismos. Estas características conllevan una falta de fidelización que es fuente de serios problemas para las empresas. A partir de este trabajo hemos establecido que una explicación posible para la falta de fidelización de estos jóvenes es que privilegian la estabilidad en la empleabilidad (EeE por sobre la estabilidad en el empleo. Abstract Young professionals belong to Millennial generation. In spite of their individual characteristics they share ways of life and values that have been shaped by the Significant Generational Events (SGE of their social-historical life. Some American and European researchers state that their historical anchorage gives them their own way of learning and working. For instance, when considering a job, they prefer flexible schedules and free time, team work and new experiences. They are not especially interested in being promoted. They go job hopping without too many explanations. Some of these characteristics impact negatively in enterprises because these young employees do not remain faithful to enterprises but to themselves, so they do not seem involved with corporate objectives. This causes a lack of commitment that becomes a source of important problems to companies. In 2007 UADE started an exploratory research in Latin America. Its general

  13. Evaluation of nephrotoxic effect of lead exposure among automobile repairers in Nnewi Metropolis

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    Ubuo K. Amah

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    Full Text Available Background: Lead toxicity is one of the most common occupational hazards that affect several organs of the body, kidney inclusive. Auto repairers are exposed to lead in petrol, radiator, leaded battery, lead soldering wire, and spray paints, thus this study was designed to evaluate lead-induced nephrotoxic effect among automobile repairers. Methods: A total of 80 male subjects within the age range of 20 and 65 years were recruited for this study. 50 subjects were occupationally exposed automobile repairers, of which 15 were electricians, 21 mechanics and 14 panel beaters/spray painters, whereas 30 were non-exposed students and staff from Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nnewi campus. Blood sample was collected from these individuals and their blood lead levels were determined alongside creatinine, urea, uric acid, sodium, potassium, chloride and bicarbonate. Results: The results showed that the mean levels of blood lead is significantly higher in automobile repairers than in control group (P 0.05. The evaluation of the renal function markers show that, there were significant increases in the mean serum concentration of creatinine, urea, and uric acid in the study group compare to the control subjects (P 0.05. Conclusion: Findings from this study show that blood lead level is high among automobile repairers above CDC recommended level for adults. This high blood lead level among automobile repairers may be responsible for raised levels of renal markers which may eventually lead to their renal damage. [Int J Res Med Sci 2014; 2(3.000: 1107-1111

  14. Projetos interdisciplinares no contexto do curso de tecnologia em hotelaria da faculdade de tecnologia Senac RS = Interdisciplinary projects within the context of the undergraduate course in hospitality technology of Senac RS college of technology

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    Dolci, Tissiane Schmidt

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho apresenta uma revisão bibliográfica, bem como, um relato quanto as experiências sobre práticas interdisciplinares desenvolvidas no Curso de Tecnologia em Hotelaria da Faculdade de Tecnologia do Serviço Nacional de Aprendizagem Comercial (Senac do Rio Grande do Sul (RS. Levanta os aspectos educacionais relativos a fragmentação dos currículos de curso e a necessidade de trabalhos interdisciplinares. Aborda conceitos e etapas do trabalho com projetos no âmbito da educação, abordando a atitude interdisciplinar do docente, a comunicação e o trabalho em equipe. Propõe uma discussão teórico-prática em busca de uma metodologia de projetos que permita e estimule o desenvolvimento das competências profissionais. A metodologia utilizada foi de caso de ensino e de coleta de dados a da observação participante e questionários preenchidos pelos professores. Os pesquisadores são participantes dos projetos, assim, trazendo também as suas observações e interpretações da realidade. Traz-se também as visões dos outros professores membros do projeto

  15. Políticas Públicas de Ciência e Tecnologia no Rio Grande do Sul como um Instrumento de Desenvolvimento Regional

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    de Lima, Mário Jaime Gomes; de Oliverira Nascimento, Juliana

    2015-01-01

    As Políticas Públicas de Desenvolvimento Regional, no contexto de Promoção e Valorização das Externalidades da Competitividade Empresarial, proposta por Figueiredo (2009), são organizadas a partir do conceito de impactos externos (externalidades) nos problemas regionais, em especial, no que diz respeito à inovação e tecnologia. Diante disto, o poder estatal, procurando solucionar os impactos dessas externalidades, deve elaborar Políticas Públicas de Ciência e Tecnologia, visando o desenvolvim...

  16. Proposta de um modelo conceitual para análise do sucesso de projetos de transferência de tecnologia: estudo em empresas farmacêuticas

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    Takahashi Vânia Passarini

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    Full Text Available A aquisição de conhecimentos tecnológicos externos tem se tornado uma prática comum para as empresas farmacêuticas desenvolverem medicamentos mais eficazes e seguros. Visando colaborar para o maior conhecimento sobre o sucesso da transferência de tecnologia nessas empresas, foi revisado o tema fatores de sucesso na transferência de tecnologia e analisada a aplicabilidade de um modelo conceitual em três empresas no Canadá.

  17. Formação continuada de professores para o uso das tecnologias educativas: um estudo de caso sobre o discurso e a prática

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    Ferreira, Germânia Kelly Furtado

    2015-01-01

    Tese de Doutoramento em Ciências da Educação (Especialidade de Tecnologia Educativa) O fluxo da informação, extremamente potencializado pelo avanço das Tecnologias de Informação e Comunicação (TIC), tem provocado alterações significativas na forma com que o indivíduo desenvolve suas atividades e conduz a sua vida, quer de maneira isolada ou no convívio entre os pares. Sua criação, articulação e circulação geram e coordenam o ritmo da sociedade digital, possibilitando a democrat...

  18. iPad na aula de língua inglesa : tecnologias móveis para desenvolver a comunicação oral

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    Couvaneiro, Sílvia Roda

    2014-01-01

    Trabalho de projecto de mestrado, Educação (Área de especialização em Educação e Tecnologias Digitais), Universidade de Lisboa, Instituto de Educação, 2014 O presente estudo implicou a planificação de uma unidade didática para ensino de inglês com recurso às tecnologias Apple, tendo-se concebido um iBook e outros recursos educativos digitais para o efeito. Em aula os alunos puderam explorá-los colaborativamente com recurso a diversos equipamentos iPad, testando a compreensão da le...

  19. Tecnologia na Educação: a aprendizagem da Língua Inglesa por meio da rede social LiveMocha

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    Neide Aparecida Arruda de Oliveira; Francini Mengui Campos

    2013-01-01

    O objetivo deste artigo é promover uma reflexão sobre os processos de ensino e aprendizagem em meio virtual com auxílio das novas tecnologias em uma comunidade virtual conhecida como Livemocha. Trata-se de um ambiente virtual que busca promover a aprendizagem de idiomas de forma colaborativa, uma vez que o aprendiz de língua estrangeira no Livemocha também passa a ser professor de sua língua materna. A aplicação de novas tecnologias na educação vem modificando o panorama do sistema educaciona...

  20. Modelo de acelraçao de tecnologia (tam): um estudo da influencia da cultura nacional e do perfil do usuario no uso das tic

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    Yong Varela, Luis Antonio; Rivas Tovar, Luis Arturo; Chaparro, Julian

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    O propósito do estudo foi estudar a influencia da cultura nacional no usuarios no uso das Tecnologias de informaçao e Comunicaçoes (TIC) na Universidad Autonoma de Tamaulipas (UAT). através do Modelo de Aceitaçao de Tecnologia (TAM) de (Davis, 1989) Este modelo mede duas variaveis principais a Utilidade Perceivida (Perceived Usefulness) e a Facilidade de Uso Percebida (Perceived Ease of Use) Foram aplicados 337 questionarios para Docentes/Dirigentes e 398 questionarios para Alunos, nas 23 Esc...