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Brunswick Corporation’s future autonomous helm experience @ CES 2022



Brunswick autonomous helmOver the centuries, the experience of captaining a boat has remained generally unchanged. Sure, new technology has changed the way you interact with the controls, and new sensors have made it easier to avoid dangers. GPS technology has made long travels safer and more direct. But, Brunswick Corporation wants to improve the experience with a suite of new tools for the helm.

Who is Brunswick?

Brunswick is the world’s largest recreational boat manufacturer. They have shown off their “Next Wave” strategy which includes elements of Brunswick’s ACES – Autonomous, Connected, Electrified, and Shared strategy. Brunswick’s Next Wave strategy is all about giving captains more control and improving their experience with new technology.

With Brunswick’s Future Helm experience, you’ll be able to see how these new autonomous systems will change the way you boat. One of the latest in-market products Brunswick has been showcasing through their future helm experience is how a boat captain might experience autonomy systems.

Autonomous systems can make a big change in the experience of safely captaining a boat. One such enhancement is an autopilot mode which will keep you on track and direct you to your destination. This is especially helpful in inclement weather or when storms suddenly appear as they have been known to do. Brunswick has also included a collision-avoidance system that utilizes sonar and radar technology to help avoid potential accidents. In the event of an emergency, Brunswick has added a panic button that will send out a signal for assistance. This is a newer feature to ensure your safety.

What are autonomous systems?

Autonomous systems are technologies that allow a boat to navigate and operate without human input. This can include features such as an autopilot mode, collision avoidance system, or panic button. Brunswick’s Next Wave strategy includes elements of autonomous systems in order to improve the experience of captaining a boat.

These systems in the boats are similar to what we have begun to see in cars. Autonomous cars have been in development for many years, with some of the first demonstrations taking place in the early 2000s. The technology has come a long way since then, and we are starting to see more and more autonomous cars on the road, and many more with semi-autonomous modes, such as self-parking. Autonomous boating is somewhat of a new idea. As with drivers, many boaters may find it hard to get used to or trust as it is just being introduced, but once they have experienced the technology they enjoy its many benefits.

One of the many benefits of using autonomous systems in a boat is improved safety because of the ability to avoid collisions. While we think of the Titanic as a rare incident, boats hit object, including sandbars and rocks, all the time. You also get more control for the captain because it frees him up to watch out for any upcoming dangers.

One of the more convenient benefits is direct navigation to destinations. This allows for less deviation and mistakes, thereby saving time and fuel. This is also extended to include easier docking and maneuvering in tight spaces so as to avoid accidents. All of these benefits and more will help improve the experience of captaining a boat and make it a more enjoyable and safe experience for all.

Summary

Brunswick’s ACES technology is coming soon to many of the company’s models. To learn more about the technology and how you can experience it, head over to the company’s website.

Interview by Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central.

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Invoxia Smart Dog Collar: Get smarter about your dog’s health @ CES 2022



Invoxia Smart Dog CollarDo you worry about your dog’s health? You should be because heart conditions in dogs are more common than you think. However, with the Invoxia Smart Dog Collar, you can monitor your dog’s heart and respiratory rate with medical accuracy. This collar also tracks your dog’s activity levels and daily routine, so you can share this data with your veterinarian. By establishing a diagnostic baseline, you can keep tabs on your dog’s health and prevent any serious problems from developing.

Who is Invoxia?

Invoxia is a French company that specializes in the development of innovative telephony solutions. In addition to their Smart Dog Collar, they also make a large collection of other GPS-enabled products for business and industrial purposes. With products like these, it’s no wonder that Invoxia has been awarded seven CES Innovation Awards!

What is the Smart Dog Collar?

The Smart Dog Collar is a device that monitors your dog’s heart and respiratory rate, tracks their activity levels and daily routine, and sends all this data to the cloud. Once this data is available, it can be used to track activity and behavioral changes, and even location, all from a convenient mobile app. You can even share the data with your veterinarian.

Combining GPS tracking with biometric data, the collar is able to monitor your dog wherever they are. On a normal day, it tracks movement, behavior, heart conditions, and even pulse. This can give you a better idea of what is going on with your dog, and whether or not something has changed in their daily routine. Big changes in things like sleep patterns or respiratory rate can indicate that something bigger is going on, giving you an early warning sign.

Not only is the collar good for heath reporting, but it’s also good for general safety, as well. On an unusual day, let’s say your dog gets out of the yard and disappears. The active tracking GPS built into the collar will give you the ability to find where they have gone and hopefully get them back.

Who is the Smart Dog Collar for?

The Smart Dog Collar is for anyone who loves their dog and wants to keep them healthy. This collar is perfect for dogs who are at risk or already suffer from heart conditions, as it provides accurate medical information that can help with diagnosis and treatment. The collar is also a great way to keep tabs on your dog’s health and prevent any serious problems from developing.

How does the Smart Dog Collar work?

The Smart Dog Collar works by monitoring your dog’s heart and respiratory rate, tracking their activity levels and daily routine, and sending all this data to your veterinarian. This collar is perfect for dogs who are at risk or already suffer from heart conditions, as it provides accurate medical information that can help with diagnosis and treatment. The Smart Dog Collar is also a great way to keep tabs on your dog’s health and prevent any serious problems from developing.

Summary

The Smart Dog Collar is expected to launch in Summer 2022. To learn more about the company, the product, and to be notified when it becomes available, head over to the company’s website.

Interview by Marlo Anderson of The Tech Ranch.

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iGrip: Get Your Hold On Most Any Smartphone or GPS



Universal or Custom

The iGrip Universal holders are designed to work with a wide rand of devices – ipods to full size smartphones, with or without a case.  If you are looking to protect a specific device like Blackberry, Apple or HTC Smartphone, you will want to checkout the PerfektFit Holders .

Cell phone hands-free legislation now in many States!

Over the last decade thirteen different states have implemented some type of hands-free legislation. Plus, iGrip has a selection of automobile GPS units such as TomTom, Magellen, Garmin and other popular units.

Interview by Courtney Wallin of SDRNews for the TechPodcast Network.

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DeLorme In-Reach Satellite Communicator



GPS Plus Emergency Satellite Communicator

The Award-Winning DeLorme In-Reach allows you to stay reliably connected wherever you go. You can end and receive text messages, even while out of cell phone range- letting your friends in basecamp or family know that you have crossed a phase line, milepost or difficult portion of your hiking or climbing route. You will get confirmation of message delivery. And most importantly, you can send Interactive 2-way SOS in a real emergency and communicate with responders to make sure that they understand the nature of your emergency.

The system includes global coverage, and is in the $250 price class.

 

Interview by Andy McCaskey of SDRNews for the TechPodcast Network.

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Ski goggles with built-in GPS and LCD



Ski goggles with built-in GPS that tracks all your stats in real-time?

Too good to be true right?

No, they’re here now! These goggles have an LCD in the corner that shows your speed, altitude, length of run, top speed, and lots more.

It’s small enough to not distract you but big enough to show you exactly what you need. In the future they are planning on integrating real-time information about where your friends are on the slope too. A must-have for avid skiers.

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Nike Plus Sports Watch GPS Enabled CES 2011



Nike has created a GPS enabled watch for runners that is not only simple to use but tracks your runs, and allows you to connect online and share your runs, it tracks where you go and the run times.. Great way to share great running routes with all your friends.

One of the cool features is that once you take it off, you can actually plug it into your computer with the built in USB connector.

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