New protection system on Ford cars to save pedestrians

Daily Mail - Science & tech

From seat belts and airbags to anti-lock brakes, modern cars come packed with a bewildering array of safety features designed to keep motorists and their passengers safe in a crash. But it seems vehicles of the future could also help to protect pedestrians from harm too. Ford, the car manufacturing giant, has revealed details of technology it is developing to reduce and even prevent injuries suffered by pedestrians should they be hit by a car. Ford engineers at its headquarters in Detroit have revealed the company will be including a new'pedestrian detection system' in its 2018 Ford Mustang (pictured) The firm plan to incorporate an inflatable bumper that bursts outwards to cushion the impact of the vehicle against the pedestrian's legs and airbags that pop out from the bonnet. A'pop up' mechanism for car bonnets lifts it up on springs to help absorb some of the force as pedestrians are thrown onto it in a collision.


Taiwan court: Excessive speed caused deadly train derailment after driver disabled protection system

The Japan Times

TAIPEI – Excessive speed was the main cause of the derailment of a train in Taiwan that killed 18 people and injured scores of others, a district court said Tuesday. The train entered a curve in eastern Taiwan on Sunday afternoon at 140 kph (87 mph), almost twice the speed limit for that section of track, the Yilan County district court said in a statement. The train's driver has been placed under investigation on suspicion of negligence leading to death. The driver, Yu Cheng-chung, had disabled the automatic train protection system after sensing "abnormal movements" in acceleration, the court statement said. The system would have allowed him to brake, and without it the driver was left to control the train by hand, it said.


Computer System Protection Anti-Hack and Other Advanced Strategies

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This course teaches the student advanced methods or steps that can be used to protect one's computer against malicious intrusion, either in the form of a hacking attempt or in the form of attacks by viruses. Once a student completes this course, he or she will have a much clearer understanding as to how intrusion attack attempts occur and how one can protect oneself against them.


Lawmakers Hear Bills to Change Child Protection System

U.S. News

Montana lawmakers heard several bills seeking to make changes to the state's child protection system, from reducing turnover of caseworkers to setting higher standards for removing children from their homes.


Unified Biometric System in Russia is not secure enough

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Biometric Systems are becoming a popular way of protecting user data in Russian Federation. However, identification by unique physiological parameters does not give one hundred percent protection against hacker attacks. In 2018, Russia adopted a Law on the creation of a Unified Biometric System.The Law allowed credit institutions to use Biometrics for remote customer identification. From the point of view of information security, this sounds dangerous.. There are three ways to identify a person's identity.