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ELEKTRO 12/2017 was released on December 6th 2017. Its digital version will be available on January 5th 2018.

Topic: Measurement, measuring devices and engineering; Testing and diagnostics

Main Article
Measurements on rotating machines using SFRA method
Application possibilities of ultra-capacitors or LiFePO4 batteries in trolley network of the Brno Public Transit Company

SVĚTLO (Light) 5/2017 was released on September 18th 2017. Its digital version will be available on September 18th 2017.

Luminaires and luminous apparatuses
MAYBE STYLE introducing LED design luminaires of German producer Lightnet
TREVOS – new luminaires for industry and offices
How many types of LED panels produces MODUS?
Intelligent LED luminaire RENO PROFI

Interiors lighting
The light in indoor flat interior – questions and answers

Self-driving buses are being tested in China

04.12.2017 | Mashable | www.mashable.com

A small fleet of self-driving public buses has started running on the roads of China's tech district of Shenzhen, Guangdong. The four buses are currently on trial, and will run over three stops on a public road about 1.2 km (0.75 mi) long.

But where typical self-driving bus projects involve smaller shuttle capsules, the four buses are nearly full-sized buses, able to carry up to 19 passengers. The Chinese buses will go up to about 40 km/h (24.8 mph), and are equipped with the typical sensing tech you'd find on other autonomous vehicles, such as Lidar, cameras and a GPS.

Self-driving buses

The public trial of the Alphaba project comes after rounds of private tests, which have already seen the buses cover about 8,000 km prior to this, China Daily reports. The Shenzhen Bus Group, which runs Alphaba, has pledged to start similar autonomous trials in 10 more Chinese cities after this one Caps.

Read more at Mashable

Image Credit: AFP/Getty Images

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