TIET Newsletter
Apr 2017

In this Issue
  • The First-Ever Production-Ready Flying Car is Set to be Revealed Soon
  • In Future, Mobiles will be Controlled Using Gestures
  • 4D Printing Makes Objects That Assemble Themselves When Heated
  • TIET Updates

The First-Ever Production-Ready Flying Car is Set to be Revealed Soon

AeroMobil, Slovakia-based engineering firm, unveiled its flying-car prototype in 2014, but it was not made commercially available at the time. The company, however, recently announced that its latest model will be available for preorder this year (though there has been no word on pricing yet). This new model is set to debut at the Top Marques Monaco, known as the world's most exclusive supercar show, on April 20.

According to AeroMobil, the next-generation vehicle is fully functional as both a four-wheeled car and an aircraft. The flying car is also environmentally conscious because of its hybrid engine, company representatives said.

AeroMobil aims to make personal transportation more efficient and environment friendly by allowing significantly faster door-to-door travel for medium-distance trips and in areas with limited or missing road infrastructure, AeroMobil representatives said in a statement. The flying car was built in compliance with the existing regulatory frameworks for both cars and airplanes, which means it is possible that future owners would need both a driver's license and a pilot license to operate the vehicle.

AeroMobil's next-generation vehicle is fully functional as both a four-wheeled car and an aircraft.

In Future, Mobiles will be Controlled Using Gestures
Being able to interact with mobile phones and other smart devices using gestures with our hands and fingers in three dimensions would make the digital world more like the real one. A new project at Linnaeus University will help develop this next-generation interface. Width, height, depth - the world is three-dimensional. So why are almost all interactions with mobile devices based on two dimensions only?

Sure, touchscreens have made it a lot easier to interact, but as new devices such as smart watches and virtual reality glasses turn up, we will not be content with two dimensions. We want to be able to interact in 3D with the help of the hands in front of and around our digital devices. This is where the new project Real-Time 3D Gesture Analysis for Natural Interaction with Smart Devices comes in, a project that will bring the next big development in interface technology.

"The goal of our project is that you will get the same experience of, for example, grabbing and twisting an object in the digital world as in the real world," says Shahrouz Yousefi, senior lecturer in media technology at Linnaeus University and project manager.

4D Printing Makes Objects That Assemble Themselves When Heated
A new 4D-printing technique that creates complex structures in minutes could be used to make temperature-activated cardiac stents, drug capsules, and flat-pack furniture, and many other such things.

4D printing creates 3D objects that change their shape over time in response to stimuli such as heat, moisture or light. It is useful for making structures that can adapt to their environment, but is often a laborious process. The most common materials used in 4D printing, shape-memory polymers, normally require at least five steps to make them into adaptable objects.

Zhen Ding at the Singapore University of Technology and Design and his colleagues have now developed a way to rapidly print rigid 4D objects with a commercial 3D printer and a heat source. They created a variety of objects, including a delicate flower that closes its petals, a flat star shape that morphs into a dome, and lattices that contract and elongate. The structures were made from flat 3D-printed strips that were then heated to make them curve.
  • TIET conducted a technical sesion on the role and importance of Fininte Element Analysis in product development with mechanical engineering students of G D Goenka University, Gurgaon.

  • TIET organized an open house session on CAD Drafting tools for the students of ITI Mangolpuri, Delhi.

  • TIET has started special weekend training batches for professionals.

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***The news items contained in this newsletter have been compiled from various publications and restructured to make our readers familiar with emerging technologies. TIET does not claim any copyright of these items.

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