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Articles tagged with: laser

BMW Makes Turns Safer With New Assistant

BMW is usually recognized for performance, but now they are more interested in high tech safety. In an attempt to make left turn and U-turns safer for drivers, BMW has developed what is called a “left turn assistant”. It is an accident prevention system that combines navigation, camera, laser and vehicle-to-vehicle communication technology.

Living The Future: Lasers Replace Spark Plugs

A team at the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics will announce on May 1st, 2011 that they have designed lasers that can ignite fuel/air mixture in combustion engines. With this approach, the engine’s efficiency will increase dramatically, thereby reducing pollution by igniting more of the mixture. The team is currently in talks with the spark plug manufacturer. Spark plugs currently work by igniting the fuel mixture near the spark gap which reduces the combustion efficiency. The spark plug’s metal is also prone to erode through time.