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How Vocal Removal Software Can Help You

If you’re somebody who likes producing high quality content for music videos, blogs, or streams, then something you always have to keep in mind is audio quality. Audio quality can mean a lot of different things from how good the audio in your video sounds to how well it enhances the experience of the viewer or the one listening. Typically, it’s good practice to have audio that can be distinctly heard but doesn’t overtake the person speaking or else it will prove to be overbearing and distracting. One way to ensure that audio is high-quality and not detrimental to the experience is by splitting the vocal tracks in the instrumentals from each other.

The Ways that Your Projects can be Strengthened

With the vocal remover online software that you can install on your phone, you now have the ability to split songs and audio tracks into distinctive elements. This could mean you isolate the vocals of your favorite song to make sure music videos are high-quality or create an instrumental version of a song to use in the background of the video when somebody is speaking. By separating audio tracks into these elements users can utilize their selected songs in more diverse ways and discover elements to these tracks that they might not even have been aware of before thanks to other aspects of those songs no longer getting in the way.

For production projects this can be very useful because audio is often one of the most overlooked aspects, and yet is one of the most important. By creating a track that is isolated to just the core essentials that will benefit the project, the audio can now enhance the experience of the entire production for the viewer or listener because the audio is now working with the subject matter instead of distracting from it. These vocal remover‘s are high-quality and easy to use thanks to a simple user interface and plenty of options that are specifically labeled to ensure that users know exactly what the output will be like. There are options for creating instrumentals, removing song portions that are sung out loud, and even separating aspects such as bass and drums from the rest of the instrumentals. Music videos can sample vocals and specific parts of different songs without users having to cover or we mix it themselves which can save a tremendous amount of time and effort and more importantly is accessible to everyone, even ones who do not have skills to do with themselves. With tools like this so accessible, we’re sure to see a greater output of content that takes it’s audio seriously and uses it to complement each new project.

These tools are available for everyone to use, not just trained musicians or production facilities. As long as you have a phone and the song you want to use, the services are sure to come in handy. Whether it be for creative content or just satisfying your curiosity of how your songs would sound like without certain parts, a vocal remover is a tool that shouldn’t be overlooked.




Tesla’s BIG Disruption Looming Ahead, and It’s Not Electric Vehicles

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It’s no secret that Tesla has had a very disruptive effect on the current automotive industry, but that disruption is just beginning. There’s another disruption looming ahead that many people haven’t realized yet and it’s not about electric vehicles. This disruption falls into a category of its own and could be a much bigger market than cars could ever be.




Monkey Plays Video Games With Its Mind Using Elon Musk’s Neuralink

Neuralink, a company founded by Musk that develops artificial intelligence-powered microchips to go into people’s brains, released a video Thursday that appeared to show a macaque using the technology to play video games, including “Pong.”

Musk has boasted about Neuralink’s tests on primates before, but this is the first time the company has exhibited one. During a presentation in 2019, Musk said the company allowed a monkey to “control a computer with its brain.”

Following up on this claim, the company has now released a video of a 9-year-old macaque named Pager using a fully wireless brain-machine interface (BMI) to play the classic game Pong.

As the narrator of the video explains, the Neuralink device was first implanted in Pager’s brain about six weeks before the footage was filmed.

By Hasnain | Scientific Mindset



Transhumanism and the Science of Self-Empowerment with Gregg Braden, Kimberly Gamble and Foster Gamble

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With proven facts, Gregg Braden uses scientific data to reveal a new story, about who we are as humans, our innate capacity for healing, and expanding our consciousness. What are the ethical and practical limits of engineering life? And what is the real promise of self-empowerment that the new story foretells?

Below are a few notes from the talk:

Evolution breaks down when it comes to humans. Something happened 200,000 years ago. A series of mysterious mutations /fusions HCh2 HCh7 etc gave us extraordinary abilities. The bottom line is that scientists agree that human chromosome 2 (HCh2) is the product of a fusion of two pre-existing chromosomes that were fuIIy intact. After the fusion happened, genes were added and taken away and functionality was tweaked to optimize and stabilize what it is that gives us our humanness. Chromosome 7 and others aII happened at the same time 200,000 years ago. chromo 2 may be the smoking gun – second Iargest chromosome in the human body and responsible for our uniquely human abilities ie emotion, sympathy, empathy, compassion, self-regulation.

Technology is happening faster than the morality of how it is applied and we are now at a crossroad. This generation must determine what are the human values that we cherish in our species that we choose to make the foundation around the choices of technology. If we don’t identify those values very quickly, they will be lost and once they are lost in a species, they are lost forever. Even EIon Musk is saying that the AI world urgentIy needs regulating.

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Great Reset: The Leaders Colluding To Make Us Powerless | Russell Brand

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Russell Brand describes how Silicon Valley representatives – such as former Google CEO Eric Schmidt – are frequent speakers at Davos, pushing the benefits of big tech and the great reset. But will a world increasingly dominated by technology really be beneficial to everyone?

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Scientists Develop Model for Faster-Than-Light Warp Drive That Bends Spacetime to Send Ships to the Stars

‘A class of subluminal, spherically symmetric warp drive spacetimes, at least in principle, can be constructed based on the physical principles known to humanity today,’ the scientists say

Scientists claim they have developed a physical model for a warp drive – a device that would allow spacecraft to travel at faster-than-light speeds.

“We present the first general model for subliminal positive-energy, spherically symmetric warp drives”, the paper’s abstract states.

“Conceptually, we demonstrate that any warp drive, including the Alcubierre drive, is a shell of regular or exotic material moving inertially with a certain velocity. Therefore, any warp drive requires propulsion. We show that a class of subluminal, spherically symmetric warp drive spacetimes, at least in principle, can be constructed based on the physical principles known to humanity today.”

The scientists’ theories are based on the Alcubierre warp drive, named after theoretical physicist Miguel Alcubierre. In his paper’s abstract, published in 2000, he wrote that the drive world work by modifying spacetime.

“By a purely local expansion of spacetime behind the spaceship and an opposite contraction in front of it, motion faster than the speed of light as seen by observers outside the disturbed region is possible,” Alcubierre wrote.

“The resulting distortion is reminiscent of the ‘warp drive’ of science fiction. However, just as it happens with wormholes, the exotic matter will be needed in order to generate a distortion of spacetime”.

In theory, a warp drive would be able to work within the boundaries of Albert Einstein’s theory of general relativity. Faster-than-light travel would usually require an infinite amount of energy, but that restriction only applies to objects in spacetime rather than spacetime itself – which is how the universe could expand faster than the speed of light after the Big Bang.

The new paper, as Popular Mechanics reports, makes a key distinction between Alcubierre’s notions and its own: rather than using “negative energy”, a substance that does not exist in the universe, bubbles of spacetime could be used to make the drive possible.

The inside of the bubble would contain a passenger area, where the passage of time could operate differently from that outside the craft. “You cannot break the speed of light barrier for the passengers themselves relative to spacetime, so instead you keep them moving normally in the bubble [but] you move the bubble itself superluminally”, Professor and Research Fellow at the Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies, Sabine Hossenfelder, explains.

Professor Hossenfelder goes on to say that to move faster than light, the spacecraft itself would require negative energy densities, and acceleration needs energy and momentum – although the paper does not explain how this could be managed, it assumes that it is possible because it fits with the scientific theory.

The paper does go on to explain other designs the craft could take, such as seating passengers next to each other rather than behind each other – in contrast to traditional spacecraft.

This is because the amount of energy required depends on the shape of the bubble, and the flatter it is in the direction of travel (in the design of this warp drive) the less energy is needed.

The development of a warp drive has been a dream of space agencies for many years but is difficult to achieve tangible results. Nasa has been attempting to research novel propulsion methods for space travel but is clear in stating that it is not working on ‘warp drive’ technology.

In 2014 the agency published a design for a craft with a warp-drive, which would be able to travel to the nearest star in four weeks as opposed to the current time of 80,000 years.

By Adam Smith | Independent



Why Do Companies Need Mobile Proxies?

Businesses benefit from social media a lot. It is possible to assert your business, interest the audience in your goods or services, monitor the market, promote and many other things through social media. However, people face ban while performing these activities very often.

There is a simple solution helping to avoid ban. It is called proxy. Proxy acts like an intermediate between a user and the destination resource. It meets the user’s request halfway, changes his IP address and the destination resource sees a completely new IP sending it a request.

There are different kinds of proxies; mobile proxies are the most comfortable ones for businesses. By saying ‘mobile’ providers mean that they are attached to real devices and mobile networks.

The Use of Proxies for Companies

Companies that want to lead their business online via social media feel the sharp need of an accommodation that will save them from ban. Proxies are such savers. With the rotated IPs platforms will not see your actions as suspicious.

Each self-respecting company will need:

  • protection from hackers;
  • cookies blocking;
  • Web crawling;
  • verification of advertisement;
  • market analysis;
  • rivals monitoring;
  • Web-scraping etc.

Without these options managing a business account on social media will not bring success in today’s world.

The Main Reasons Why Companies Need Proxies

Firstly, you will stay anonymous online if you use proxies. Mobile proxies will supply you with an authentic address. You will be able to choose the country you want and the destination site will consider you a resident of this country.

Secondly, mobile residential proxies help to bypass regional restrictions. Certain resources are blocked in certain areas. Having chosen any other country in the proxy settings you will be able to reach them.

Thirdly, proxies will help you to get rid of endless CAPTCHAs. Web scraping will become easy and comfortable.

Fourthly, proxy connections usually boost your internet speed. Thankfully to this you will work faster.

Fifthly, the security level of your company’s data will be increased thankfully to proxies. Hackers and frauds will not be able to detect your real IP.

Last, but not the least, you can restrict access to certain platforms you would not like your workers to use during the working hours.

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Scientists Develop New Magnetic Nanomaterial for Counterfeit Money Prevention

Yuri Konyukhov, Deputy Head of the Department of Functional Nanosystems and High-Temperature Materials at NUST MISIS, and Nguyen Tien Hiep, a postgraduate student at NUST MISIS. Credit: Sergey Gnuskov, NUST MISIS 

An international research team led by NUST MISIS has developed a new iron-cobalt-nickel nanocomposite with tunable magnetic properties. The nanocomposite could be used to protect money and securities from counterfeiting. The study was published in Nanomaterials.

Presently, research on magnetic nanomaterials with controlled magnetic characteristics is one of the most promising fields. Due to their , as well as their excellent magnetic and electric properties these materials have a broad range of potential applications from mobile devices to space technologies.

The new iron-cobalt-nickel  was obtained by chemical precipitation, followed by a reduction process.

“This method is simple and, most importantly, it allows the properties of the product to be controlled at each stage of its production, and chemically pure nanopowders to be produced with a given composition, shape, and dispersion,” noted Yuri Konyukhov, Deputy Head of the Department of Functional Nanosystems and High-Temperature Materials at NUST MISIS.

Konyukhov also stressed that the new composite was observed to possess a high value of coercivity, which makes the technology applicable e.g. to magnetic rubbers and different magnetically coupled devices. Another potential application is protecting money and securities from counterfeiting.

“The efforts of the scientific community have been recently focused on protecting humans and electronic devices from electromagnetic radiation. The development of thin, flexible, and relatively transparent metal-polymer composites for EMI shielding is a promising research direction. The use of the new nanocomposite with controlled  as the magnetic filler could lead to a breakthrough in EMI protection,” added Yuri Konyukhov.




Supercomputer Turns Back Cosmic Clock

Source:

National Institutes of Natural Sciences

Summary:

Astronomers have tested a method for reconstructing the state of the early Universe by applying it to 4000 simulated universes using the ATERUI II supercomputer. They found that together with new observations the method can set better constraints on inflation, one of the most enigmatic events in the history of the Universe. The method can shorten the observation time required to distinguish between various inflation theories.

FULL STORY

Astronomers have tested a method for reconstructing the state of the early Universe by applying it to 4000 simulated universes using the ATERUI II supercomputer at the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ). They found that together with new observations the method can set better constraints on inflation, one of the most enigmatic events in the history of the Universe. The method can shorten the observation time required to distinguish between various inflation theories.

Just after the Universe came into existence 13.8 billion years ago, it suddenly increased more than a trillion, trillion times in size, in less than a trillionth of a trillionth of a microsecond; but no one knows how or why. This sudden “inflation,” is one of the most important mysteries in modern astronomy. Inflation should have created primordial density fluctuations which would have affected the distribution of where galaxies developed. Thus, mapping the distribution of galaxies can rule out models for inflation that don’t match the observed data.

However, processes other than inflation also impact galaxy distribution, making it difficult to derive information about inflation directly from observations of the large-scale structure of the Universe, the cosmic web comprised of countless galaxies. In particular, the gravitationally driven growth of groups of galaxies can obscure the primordial density fluctuations.

A research team led by Masato Shirasaki, an assistant professor at NAOJ and the Institute of Statistical Mathematics, thought to apply a “reconstruction method” to turn back the clock and remove the gravitational effects from the large-scale structure. They used ATERUI II, the world’s fastest supercomputer dedicated to astronomy simulations, to create 4000 simulated universes and evolve them through gravitationally driven growth. They then applied this method to see how well it reconstructed the starting state of the simulations. The team found that their method can correct for the gravitational effects and improve the constraints on primordial density fluctuations.

“We found that this method is very effective,” says Shirasaki. “Using this method, we can verify of the inflation theories with roughly one-tenth the amount of data. This method can shorten the required observing time in upcoming galaxy survey missions such as SuMIRe by NAOJ’s Subaru Telescope.”

Journal Reference:

  1. Masato Shirasaki, Naonori S. Sugiyama, Ryuichi Takahashi, Francisco-Shu Kitaura. Constraining primordial non-Gaussianity with post reconstructed galaxy bispectrum in redshift space. Physical Review D, 2021; 103 (2) DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.103.023506

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AI Can Now Learn to Manipulate Human Behavior

Artificial intelligence (AI) is learning more about how to work with (and on) humans. A recent study has shown how AI can learn to identify vulnerabilities in human habits and behaviors and use them to influence human decision-making.

It may seem cliched to say AI is transforming every aspect of the way we live and work, but it’s true. Various forms of AI are at work in fields as diverse as vaccine development, environmental management, and office administration. And while AI does not possess human-like intelligence and emotions, its capabilities are powerful and rapidly developing.

There’s no need to worry about a machine takeover just yet, but this recent discovery highlights the power of AI and underscores the need for proper governance to prevent misuse.

How AI can learn to influence human behavior

A team of researchers at CSIRO’s Data61, the data and digital arm of Australia’s national science agency, devised a systematic method of finding and exploiting vulnerabilities in the ways people make choices, using a kind of AI system called a recurrent neural network and deep reinforcement-learning. To test their model they carried out three experiments in which human participants played games against a computer.

The first experiment involved participants clicking on red or blue colored boxes to win a fake currency, with the AI learning the participant’s choice patterns and guiding them towards a specific choice. The AI was successful about 70% of the time.

In the second experiment, participants were required to watch a screen and press a button when they are shown a particular symbol (such as an orange triangle) and not press it when they are shown another (say a blue circle). Here, the AI set out to arrange the sequence of symbols so the participants made more mistakes, and achieved an increase of almost 25%.

The third experiment consisted of several rounds in which a participant would pretend to be an investor giving money to a trustee (the AI). The AI would then return an amount of money to the participant, who would then decide how much to invest in the next round. This game was played in two different modes: in one the AI was out to maximize how much money it ended up with, and in the other, the AI aimed for a fair distribution of money between itself and the human investor. The AI was highly successful in each mode.

In each experiment, the machine-learned from participants’ responses and identified and targeted vulnerabilities in people’s decision-making. The end result was the machine learned to steer participants towards particular actions.

What the research means for the future of AI

These findings are still quite abstract and involved limited and unrealistic situations. More research is needed to determine how this approach can be put into action and used to benefit society.

But the research does advance our understanding not only of what AI can do but also of how people make choices. It shows machines can learn to steer human choice-making through their interactions with us.

The research has an enormous range of possible applications, from enhancing behavioral sciences and public policy to improve social welfare to understanding and influencing how people adopt healthy eating habits or renewable energy. AI and machine learning projects could be used to recognize people’s vulnerabilities in certain situations and help them to steer away from poor choices.

The method can also be used to defend against influence attacks. Machines could be taught to alert us when we are being influenced online, for example, and help us shape behavior to disguise our vulnerability (for example, by not clicking on some pages, or clicking on others to lay a false trail).

What’s next?

Like any technology, AI can be used for good or bad, and proper governance is crucial to ensure it is implemented in a responsible way. Last year CSIRO developed an AI Ethics Framework for the Australian government as an early step in this journey.

AI and machine learning are typically very hungry for data, which means it is crucial to ensure we have effective systems in place for data governance and access. Implementing adequate consent processes and privacy protection when gathering data is essential.

Organizations using and developing AI need to ensure they know what these technologies can and cannot do, and be aware of potential risks as well as benefits.

By Jon Whittle | The Conversation




Make Apps Nearly Flawless with App User Testing

Before an app is launched, it needs to go through a full round of testing to ensure that everything works the way that it should. This includes a round of testing by its end users. It is done near the end of the process and can provide a lot of detailed information about how users prefer to use an app. This could be the kind of information that you need to fully flesh out your app and make it the best choice for customers. In this article, we discuss how user testing for apps works.

When to User Test Apps

User testing is often done at the very end of a project when everything has been designed and built. While it is possible to make apps this way, it may be more effective to user test throughout the process. User testing lets you see how users will interact with your app, what features work, and where the app falls short of expectations.

Companies like KitelyTech.com use development methods that include user testing at multiple stages of the process to make sure that the final product aligns with what customers want. It prevents serious problems in the design leading to high costs and lost time from making substantial repairs at the end.

How to User Test

To effectively user test, you have to have users be able to use your app. You can do this by setting up a select number of user accounts and letting users download the app. Once they are in, you can prompt them for feedback or monitor their activities to see if you can gather information about what they do in the app. However, you collect information, you can use it to redesign the app as needed for better performance.

How to Get User Testers

Recruiting user testers who are specifically interested in reviewing new functionality and apps is relatively easy. You can simply ask for them. Many potential customers like to try new apps and system features. They also like to give you feedback so that you can develop an app in a way that they prefer.

One thing to be cautious of is that you should limit the number of testers at one time. You do not want to have a large community of user testers on the app at one time unless you are conducting a stress test or similar release preparations. Instead, focus on a smaller number of testers that you can monitor and work with to collect valuable feedback.

Plan Your Goals and Questions Ahead of Time

If you create a situation where you can directly ask users for feedback, be fully prepared to have that conversation before it begins. Think through the details that you will need to make changes, and plan to ask those questions. The more you can guide the users toward giving you the answers that you need, the more effective user testing can be. User testing can be an effective way to improve your app, but you have to know how to manage the process and collect useful data from it.




Things To Consider When Buying LCD Monitors For Bus

Transit companies install LCD monitors on buses for several reasons. For starters, it is a perfect way of entertaining passengers, enhancing their experience while on their daily commute. The company can take advantage of the LCD monitors for buses to show a variety of entertainment content ranging from news tickers to tourist information.

LCD monitors for buses also allow transit companies to show advertisements for local companies, hence, increasing their revenue. Using GPS technology, transit companies can also choose to run ads based on the current location of their vehicles.

While there are several advantages of LCD monitors for buses, there are several things you will need to consider before purchasing and installing them.

In this post, we will take a quick look at some of the things you should consider when purchasing LCD monitors for buses.

TIPS FOR BUYING LCD MONITORS FOR BUS

There are a few things that you need to consider to ensure that the LCD monitors you intend to buy for your buses will meet your needs and those of your passengers. Here are a few of them:

  • CHECK THE COLOR DEPTH OF THE LCD MONITOR: When it comes to ensuring that your passenger has a great commute experience, prioritizing a high-quality display ranks first. This is why the color capabilities of LCD monitors for buses play a huge role in enhancing the experience of your passengers. When buying LCD monitors for your buses from reputable online stores like the Eyeride website, the first thing you should check is the color range. A good LCD monitor must have at least 260,000 colors for it to rank as a quality display. A monitor with a wide color range will have better display quality than the one with less.
  • PAY ATTENTION TO THE LCD MONITORS’ SIZE: LCD monitors for buses come in a variety of sizes up to 24 inches. Other sizes include 15”,17” 19”, and 22”. You will need to buy the LCD monitor size that suits your bus. Buying LCD monitors that are too large will cost you more and may not fit into your available space. If your bus is no longer than 7 meters, you should opt for 15-inch LCD monitors for your bus. The 17 and 19 inch LCD monitors will fit buses that are between 7 meters and 10 meters in length. Only go for the 22 and 24-inch LCD monitors for your bus if you own a large and luxury bus.
  • CHECK THE INSTALLATION METHOD FOR THE LCD MONITOR YOU INTEND TO BUY: LCD monitors for a bus can normally be installed in 3 methods which are; motorized, fixed, and manual. The best installation method for your bus will depend on your needs. For instance, the majority of city buses go for LCD monitors that are installed in a fixed way. This ensures that their screens are always available for displaying ads. Coaches and other buses often go for screens with motorized or manual installations.

CONCLUSION

Looking out for the right things before buying LCD monitors for a bus will not only ensure that you spend less. It will ensure that you get the best value for your investment.




Japan to Use Artificial Intelligence Matchmaking to Boost Plummeting Birth Rate

By | TheMindUnleashed.com

Japanese authorities are hoping that they can use artificial intelligence algorithms to help the nation’s legion of singles finally find love – and most crucially, boost the country’s infamously low birth rate.

The move to resort to AI tech to play matchmaker for millions of bachelors and bachelorettes may not sound romantic, but one cabinet official expressed confidence in its ability to accurately match a wide range of potential suitors, reports Yomiuri Shimbun.

“We are especially planning to offer subsidies to local governments operating or starting up matchmaking projects that use AI,” an official in the cabinet of Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga told AFP.

While singles often have certain preferred characteristics in mind when thinking of their possible soul mate, the machine learning technology would ignore the stated preferences of users in terms of income level, looks, and age, and use an emotional quotient to match couples based on shared values, hobbies, personalities, and emotional intelligence.

The Japanese government plans to allocate two billion yen (USD $19 million) in the coming fiscal year toward various schemes that will help residents find love, the official added.

The question isn’t so much a matter of love and roses, but of the nation’s very survival.

“We hope this support will help reverse the decline in the nation’s birthrate,” the cabinet official added.

Japan has one of the largest populations over the age of 65 out of any country, comprising about 26 percent of the total population, per 2015 census data. Japan has both the world’s highest life expectancy and the lowest birthrate, with only 865,000 babies being born last year – a record low since records began in 1899.

However, the plummeting birth rate also means the erosion of Japan’s work-force. Successive governments have sought to grapple with these labor shortages and the increased public spending on the senior citizen population by raising the retirement age from 60 to anywhere between 65 and 71.

Numerous studies have also shown that young Japanese men and women are increasingly disinterested in matters of the heart, and are generally dating and having sex far less than in the past. Instead, women are increasingly committed to pursuing a career path and being independent, while men are also focusing on school, work, or pursuing their own interests.

The shrinking population is also a result of young people showing little interest in romantic relationships while they are earning low wages, according to Dr. Sachiko Horiguchi, an anthropologist at Japan’s Temple University.

In the absence of real changes to the material reality confronting young single people in Japan, she doesn’t see the matchmaking service working as effectively as authorities hope.

“If they’re not interested in dating, the matchmaking would likely be ineffective,” Horiguchi said.

“If we are to rely on technologies, affordable AI robots taking over household or childcare tasks may be more effective.”

Working mothers reportedly enjoy little support in Japan, where they are expected to fulfill their traditional roles of doing all housework while also raising their children.

However, even young people who have completed higher education and have high salaries are averse to new financial burdens and emotional crises, which also factors into downward trends in marriage and birth rates.




5 Vehicular Innovations That Make the Roads Safer

If you drive, you might enjoy it very much, or you may not care for it. Some people love cars and working on them, while others see them as nothing more than transportation, and they don’t care about the detailing and craftsmanship that went into them. Many people own them, though, and that’s probably not going to change anytime soon.

When you get in a car, either as a driver or passenger, you risk injury. There are thousands of car wrecks every day, some more serious than others. Human error causes many of them, while mechanical failure causes others.

While you will never be one hundred percent safe when riding in a car or driving one, you should know that there have been significant automotive safety advances over the past few years that are becoming more widespread. Let’s look at five of those right now.

Forward Automatic Emergency Braking

The NHTSA states that in this nation, more than 2,000,000 rear-end collisions occur each year. That might sound inconceivable until you think about it for a few moments. Many things can distract a driver, and then they can easily hit the car ahead of them.

Some possible distractions include:

  • Passenger conversations
  • Music or a podcast
  • Texting or a Bluetooth conversation

Even if you’re a great driver, something might distract you for a moment, and sometimes, that’s all it takes. If you’re not far behind the car in front of you, and it stops suddenly, you can plow into it if your eyes are not on the road ahead.

Many new cars now come with forward automatic emergency braking, or FAEB systems. They sense a collision before it occurs, and the vehicle starts to brake for you. They can often prevent collisions or at least ensure that you are going a lot slower when you strike the car ahead of you.

No law requires them yet, but that could certainly change soon. They have already prevented many serious injuries.

Backup Cameras

Rear backup cameras debuted several years ago. People like them as well, and they have saved many lives and countless injuries. With a rear backup camera, you can avoid:

  • Other cars
  • Pedestrians
  • Cyclists

As you’re backing out of your driveway, you never know if the neighbor’s dog is going to run past at that moment, with a couple of kids chasing after him. You don’t know if a cyclist is going to peddle past right then. Maybe your child left a toy lying in the driveway, and without that camera, you would not notice it.

Backup cameras also help when you’re out in the world, like when you’re backing out of a space in a busy restaurant or grocery store parking lot. They make driving so much safer that the federal government mandated that all cars must have them, starting with the 2019 model year.

Lane Departure Warning Systems

Lane departure warning systems are another recent vehicle arrival. Companies debuted these systems to warn drivers who are starting to drift out of their lane and into another without signaling a lane switch.

The way they work is that a camera underneath the vehicle monitors the road in real-time. It sees the lane markings on a street or highway surface. When the car begins to drift, the car lets the driver know.

A noise, dashboard light, or vibrating seat or steering wheel tells you that you’re drifting out of your lane. You then adjust the wheel to prevent hitting another car or getting a police citation for an illegal lane change.

The camera picking up the illegal lane change and warning you about it in real-time is remarkable. It’s truly a miraculous modern technology example.

Blind Spot Alert Systems

Vehicle blind-spot alert systems are also becoming more common these days. The car detects when there is a vehicle or other large object in your blind spot. It then makes a noise to indicate that to you, so you don’t try to switch lanes right then.

Some alert systems light up the dashboard, or else the steering wheel or your seat might vibrate. This way, you won’t forget to check your blind spot and change lanes, either hitting another vehicle or causing that other car to swerve, possibly hitting a barrier or something else.

Inexperienced drivers particularly like the blind spot alert system. Teenagers avoid many accidents with them.

More experienced drivers will know to check their blind spot every time, but you never know. Even road veterans might make a mistake from time to time, and these systems can prevent that.

Radar Cruise Control

Cruise control has been around for a long time. If you’re on a long, monotonous highway stretch, and you know what the speed limit is, you can program the car to stay at that speed. However, if traffic conditions in front of you change, you need to take the vehicle off cruise control for traffic navigation.

The radar cruise control version is cruise control, but with a twist. You can set it and then take your foot off the accelerator. Radar picks up vehicles and congestion in front of you.

If there’s a traffic jam or slow traffic ahead, you don’t need to take the vehicle out of cruise control. The car will slow down automatically to adjust to the traffic condition changes.

It can be a little scary not having your foot on the brakes as cars appear ahead of you, but this technology makes it possible.

Aside from all this, there are things like Bluetooth connectivity. With Bluetooth, you can make a smartphone call through voice command. You don’t need to take your hands off the wheel to try and balance a phone or set it to speaker when you call a friend or family member.

Driving is easier and fun with all this tech. Even if you don’t like vehicles too much, you might come to like your driving time more since there are so many accident prevention features now.




What Is VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) Etching and Engraving?

Vehicle Identification Numbers are assigned to vehicles by the Government for identification purposes. The number is permanent and comes in handy while making sales bill, repair invoices and for vehicle registration.

How does the VIN etching process work?

In the VIN etching process, chemicals are used to permanently etch the numbers on glass, in the case of vehicle on its windows and windshield. The entire process takes less than 10 minutes and does not in any way affect the appearance of your vehicle.

A lot of customers are confused about whether it is necessary to VIN etch their vehicles. Down below are the reasons why VIN etching your vehicle is necessary–

  1. Does not attract theft – Vehicle thieves disassemble the vehicle and try to sell off the removable parts as quickly as possible. Vehicles with VIN etching on their windows, windshields and other removable parts are least attractive to burglars because they will have to spend extra cash in taking off the etched parts from the vehicles. So a VIN etched vehicle has the least possibility of getting stolen.
  2. Allows for quick identification of vehicles – the rate of recovery of a stolen vehicle is greater if the VIN number is etched on the windows. Etched VIN numbers leads to quick identification of stolen vehicles and increase the recovery rate by 85 percent.
  3. It is greatly encouraged by Insurance companies and law enforcement authorities – Insurance companies have so much faith on VIN etching that they offer attractive discounts to vehicle owners if they get their vehicles etched. Law enforcement authorities also equally endorse the process as it reduces theft and in case of a theft allows speedy recovery of the vehicle.
  4. It is budget friendly – The entire process does not cost an arm and a leg. It can be considered as a great investment. If you aren’t very keen on shelling cash on professional etching services there are other options as well. DIY etching kits are available for lesser prices. These are hassle-free and can be done by the owner.
  5. It does not affect the aesthetics of the vehicle – it is an unobtrusive process and does not stand out. Only visible to the eyes exclusively looking for it. It does not take away the functionality of the windows or windshield.

VIN etching is no doubt theft repellent. And even in case, the vehicle gets stolen it will be easier for authorities to track down your car. Businesses with small or large fleet of vehicles can see this as a great investment to protect their vehicles. The discount from insurance companies is also another great reason to get your vehicles VIN etched.

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