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Transportation Transformation: Driving the Autonomous Future

Transportation Transformation: Driving the Autonomous Future

This piece was originally published in the July 2017 issue of electroindustry. Christine Coogle, Project Lead, Connected Transportation Strategic Initiative, NEMA Ms. Coogle is the former editor and social media manager at NEMA. Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone just over ten years ago, calling it a “revolutionary and magical project”—a description that is difficult to dispute today. In merely a…

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Midwest States Overcome Adoption Challenges

Midwest States Overcome Adoption Challenges

This piece was originally published in the July 2017 issue of electroindustry. Don Iverson, Midwest Field Representative, NEMA Many states have initiated adoption of the next edition of the National Electrical Code® (NEC). To date, 24 are in the process of adopting the 2017 NEC. Twelve are located in the Midwest. Earlier this year, Kentucky’s electrical board voted to adopt the 2017…

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National Recognized Testing Laboratories Program Update

National Recognized Testing Laboratories Program Update

This piece was originally published in the July 2017 issue of electroindustry. Joel Solis, Conformity Assessment Manager, NEMA Recently confirmed Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta oversees more than 28 regulatory agencies and boards under the jurisdiction of the Department of Labor. One of them, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), is responsible for enforcing the standards, rules, and regulations with which…

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Portable Traffic Systems Aid Safety in Work Zones

Portable Traffic Systems Aid Safety in Work Zones

This piece was originally published in the July 2017 issue of electroindustry. Ann Brandstadter, Manager, Standards Publications and Marketing, NEMA The newly published NEMA TS 5-2017 Portable Traffic Signal Systems (PTSS) Standard covers traffic signaling equipment used to enable and expedite the safe movement of vehicle traffic in roadway work zones, such as single-lane road closures during emergencies and planned events. According…

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Smarter Housing Embodies Energy Efficiency

Smarter Housing Embodies Energy Efficiency

This piece was originally published in the July 2017 issue of electroindustry. Greg Galluccio, Vice President, Engineering and Product Management, Maxlite; Dixie Comeau, President, Dixie Comeau Consulting Inc. Last March, we introduced electroindustry readers to our net-zero home in Warwick, New York. We are framed, closed, and thrilled. Designing an efficient heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system was a major accomplishment. The…

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Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment—Not So New

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment—Not So New

This piece was originally published in the July 2017 issue of electroindustry. Bryan P. Holland, Southern Region Field Representative, NEMA The 1996 edition of the National Electrical Code® (NEC) included for the first time an article dedicated to electric vehicle (EV) charging requirements, leading some to believe that the industry began in the 1990s. Actually, it originated in the mid-1800s as one of the…

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UPS Delivers with Hydrogen-Powered Electric Motor

UPS Delivers with Hydrogen-Powered Electric Motor

This piece was originally published in the July 2017 issue of electroindustry. Mike Tankard, Business Development Director, Vehicle Systems, Nidec SR Drives Ltd Delivery giant UPS recently introduced the world’s first hydrogen-electric Class 6 delivery truck as part of a $10 million federal Department of Energy (DOE) program. The hydrogen-powered electric drivetrain delivery van uses a switched reluctance electric motor, which is…

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Notification Technology Improves Fire Response

Notification Technology Improves Fire Response

This piece was originally published in the July 2017 issue of electroindustry. Michael O’Brian CFO MiFirE, Fire Chief, Brighton Area Fire Authority, Brighton Michigan Chief O’Brian chairs the Fire and Life Safety Section of the International Association of Fire Chiefs and is affiliated with the NEMA Fire and Life Safety Section. When a call comes into a 9-1-1 dispatch center, it needs…

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DICOM Keeps Healthcare Secure and Smart

DICOM Keeps Healthcare Secure and Smart

This piece was originally published in the July 2017 issue of electroindustry. Jeroen Medema, Standardization Officer, Philips Charles E. Kahn, Jr., MD, MS, FACR, Professor and Vice Chairman, Department of Radiology University of Pennsylvania Mr. Medema co-chairs the DICOM Standards Committee as well as the DICOM Education, Communication, and Outreach and DICOM Conformance working groups Dr. Kahn, a past co-chair of the…

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Georgia City Gives Green Light to Connected Transportation

Georgia City Gives Green Light to Connected Transportation

This piece was originally published in the July 2017 issue of electroindustry. Bryan Mulligan, President, Applied Information, Inc. Mr. Mulligan chairs the NEMA Transportation Management Systems & Associated Control Devices Section. Among the benefits that connected transportation can deliver in smart cities in the next few years are the potential to reduce injuries and deaths on the roadway for motorists, cyclists, and…

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Blank-out Signs Improve Safety

Blank-out Signs Improve Safety

This piece was originally published in the July 2017 issue of electroindustry. Mike McKay, Account Manager, SES America Phoenix, Arizona, deployed a double warning system in the drop-off zone of a local school that is prone to high-volume vehicular congestion, especially in the morning. A left-turn pocket at the school ground’s entrance clashes with a right turn lane from the other direction….

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