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Driving in the rain
2013-11-29 04:33:20

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Inspired by drivers who alter the speed of their windshield wipers when precipitation becomes more or less intense, researchers from the University of Hanover in Germany have created RainCars - a new initiative that uses moving, GPS-equipped automobiles to measure rainfall. The study authors, who detail the most recent results of their project in the open-access journal Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, explained that rainfall...

2010-07-29 14:22:00

NAPLES, Fla., July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Naples, Florida-based PJNF Technologies, Inc. has launched a new website for DryLanai(TM), a wireless system that detects rain and automatically closes electric roll-down storm shutters-preventing damage to outdoor furniture and other valuables. The website is www.DryLanai.com. The site offers detailed information about the Dry Lanai(TM) system including a video that demonstrates how the system works, frequently asked questions, a troubleshooting...

2010-06-24 14:44:00

NAPLES, Fla., June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Naples, Florida-based PJNF Technologies, Inc. has launched DryLanai(TM), a wireless system that detects rain and automatically closes electric roll-down storm shutters. DryLanai(TM) was developed by PJNF Technologies and manufactured in the United States. "DryLanai was designed to protect the furnishings in outdoor rooms from unexpected showers and eliminate the messes that people hate to clean up," said Paul Johansen, president of PJNF...

2010-03-16 05:15:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Digital Sun, Inc., a leading developer of smart irrigation products, unveils a revolutionary product for residential and commercial markets - S.Sense Wireless Soil-Moisture Sensor Upgrade. This remarkable new product provides wireless, sensor-based control; utilizing breakthrough technology to provide a professional-quality smart irrigation solution. S.Sense acts like a "Thermostat" for your lawn, with sensors continuously monitoring the...

2010-01-12 06:40:00

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- A new optical sensing technology appears poised to change the way rainfall has been measured for centuries. Opto-Electronic Design, Inc. of Eden Prairie, MN has developed an optical infrared sensor that measures rainfall, the Rain Tracker RG-10 Rain Gage. The new rain sensor is about the size and shape of a tennis ball, and uses beams of infrared light to measure rainfall hitting its outside surface. There are no moving parts in the new sensor,...

2009-08-24 09:00:00

LIVONIA, Mich., Aug. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. (NYSE: TRW), is continuing its quest to make cars smarter, safer and more convenient through the development and packaging of advanced camera and sensor technologies. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090824/DE65093 ) "Giving a vehicle the capability of seeing the road, the environment and the lighting conditions under which a driver is operating can be incredibly powerful," said Martin Thoone,...

2009-06-18 05:23:00

LONDON, June 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The market for driver-assist sensors (DAS), electronic stability programme (ESP), passive safety and rain sensors in Europe is growing, driven by legislations and technological advances. DAS and ESP sensors are used in safety modules that enhance driving comfort and offer improved safety to vehicle occupants and pedestrians alike. While these sensors have low penetration in the European region, they are expected to have sizeable market potential by 2015....

2008-07-14 09:00:36

July has been designated Smart Irrigation Month by the Irrigation Association. Here are some tips from landscaping company, the Toro Company, for using water wisely: _ Mulch your plants to help retain soil moisture. _ Install a drip irrigation system to water shrubs, hanging baskets and flower and vegetable gardens. Such systems use half the water of conventional sprinklers and are more efficient because they deliver water slowly and directly to the plant's roots. _ If you have an...

2008-07-13 06:00:00

By Sergy Odiduro, South Florida Sun-Sentinel Jul. 13--Hallandale Beach has started a rain sensor retrofit project to help conserve water. "We're offering at no cost to the resident a rain sensor on existing timed sprinkler systems. The sensor will sense that there is enough water saturation in the ground and will allow the timer to automatically turn off if it was scheduled for a particular time," said Mary Francis Jeannot, administrative analyst with the city's public works department....


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2010-11-15 19:52:11

The windshield wiper is a device used to clear rain and debris from a windshield. Almost every major vehicle is equipped with wipers, and most of the time they are a legal requirement. The wiper usually consists of an arm that pivots at one end with a long rubber blade attached to the other. The blade swings back and forth over the glass clearing water from the surface. Usually the speed can be adjusted with several different speeds. Most autos have two synchronized radial type arms, while...

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