Rohde & Schwarz to Demonstrate an End-to-End tester for V2X Applications

first_imgThe V2X end-to-end tester for vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) applications is based on the fully automated R&S TS-ITS100 RF conformance test system from Rohde & Schwarz. The RF conformance test system is augmented by the Vector CANoe application and communications test system, which monitors radiocommunications and internal vehicle buses and even simulates some of them. The Commsignia ITS-OB2-M onboard unit for 802.11p serves as the DUT. The overall system is the first to enable automotive manufacturers and their suppliers to verify the functionality and performance of vehicle-to-vehicle applications with an end-to-end test – from transmitting RF signals over a simulated channel to receiving the RF signal via an onboard unit and subsequent presentation on an in vehicle display.Future intelligent transport systems (ITS) will be implemented using standards such as IEEE 802.11p WLAN. IEEE 802.11p enables vehicles and infrastructures to share information in order to warn drivers of hazards such as accidents, construction zones and slippery roads. At the ITS World Congress in Bordeaux, Rohde & Schwarz, Vector and Commsignia will jointly present a V2X end-to-end tester. The tester demonstrates how, for the first time ever, an onboard unit in a simulated vehicle environment receives 802.11p-based messages under real-world conditions and subsequently displays them on a simulated in vehicle screen.During the demonstration, an 802.11p message “Warning, vehicle braking” will be transmitted via an RF signal. The R&S TS-ITS100 will generate an 802.11p RF signal with the required content and transmits it to the Commsignia onboard unit. The Rohde & Schwarz system uses fading to impair the signal and simulate real-world propagation conditions. The ITS-OB2-M receives the RF signal, converts the message to CAN bus format and feeds it to the vehicle bus monitored by the CANoe system. CANoe verifies whether the RF signal was correctly transmitted from the onboard unit to the CAN bus despite fading. The message is then forwarded to an in vehicle display simulated by the CANoe system.last_img read more

Sports Scores For Monday December 16th

first_imgJust a couple of War Eagle Conference basketball games were on the schedule for Monday night.Girls BasketballMMCRU 51, Akron-Westfield 38Gehlen Catholic 61, Trinity Christian 42Boys BasketballMMCRU 68, Akron-Westfield 56Gehlen Catholic 64, Trinity Christian 55last_img

International Day for Maternal Health and Rights: Answering the Call to Action

first_img ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: Posted on April 11, 2014November 7, 2016By: Kathleen McDonald, Senior Program Manager, Maternal Health Task Force, Women and Health Initiative; Natalie Ramm, Communications Coordinator, Maternal Health Task Force, Women and Health InitiativeClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Today, April 11, 2014 is the inaugural International Day for Maternal Health and Rights. Spearheaded by CHANGE, and co-sponsored by a consortium* of leading maternal health organizations, the event was launched with a tweetchat to discuss rights-based women’s health care, including respectful maternity care. The discussion served as a call to action for government, international institutions, and the global community to recognize the day and take action to keep maternal health on the post-2015  agenda.People and organizations responded in droves, and by midday east coast time, #IntlMHDay and #maternalhealth were trending worldwide on Twitter. Chat participants answered questions posed by CHANGE and shared their perspectives on the status of maternal health as a human rights issue.Take action for the right to dignity, respect, & skilled care during pregnancy & childbirth!#IntlMHDay http://t.co/qfx2TeUWRE— Dorathy Akwugo Isu (@dorathyisu) April 11, 2014Q1: What is #rights based #maternalhealth care? #IntlMHDay— CHANGE (@genderhealth) April 11, 2014A1: In the #WorldWeWant every woman has the right to make decisions abt her body, health + future. #IntlMHDay #CPD47 pic.twitter.com/X5mUz8sSbD— IPPF/WHR (@IPPF_WHR) April 11, 2014A healthier future depends on reaching the most vulnerable & underserved #women with high-quality #maternalhealth services. #IntlMHDay— Population Council (@Pop_Council) April 11, 2014A1: #Rights based #maternalhealth care respects women’s autonomy, dignity, & choices, & prevents maternal morbidity & mortality. #IntlMHDay— Women Deliver (@WomenDeliver) April 11, 2014Black women in US exp maternal mortality rates comparable to devlping countries. This must be a priority! http://t.co/j5HZNqtFlw #IntlMHDay— Elizabeth Dawes Gay (@edawesgay) April 11, 2014#Rights-based #maternalhealth care must ensure #women can decided freely how many childrent they want to have #familyplanning #IntlMHDay— KHALEB (@k4334b) April 11, 2014Envision a world where no women die in childbirth, 100% of demand for contraception is met, and all abortions are safe and legal #IntlMHDay — Emma Morse (@emmorse3) April 11, 2014The overwhelming response from the global maternal health community signals that rights-based maternal health is a key area of concern, and we have heard you.Last year, the Maternal Health Task Force issued a call for your perspectives on respectful maternity care.  In celebration of the International Day for Maternal Health and Rights, we are re-launching our RMC blog series. This year, we want to hear from you on the full spectrum of women’s health services.  To quote CHANGE:Q6: How can we ensure that #womensrights are prioritized before, during, and after childbirth? #IntlMHDay— CHANGE (@genderhealth) April 11, 2014If you have a story you would like to share, or thoughts on keeping women-centered healthcare in the post-2015 agenda, please email Natalie Ramm.Read the Twitter transcript of the event on Storify!*Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, Ibis Reproductive Health, International Center for Research on Women, International Planned Parenthood Association, Pathfinder International, Population Council, Women DeliverShare this:last_img read more

Wolf in sheep’s clothing: National Right to Work legislation threatens unions

first_img“Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves.” – Matthew, 7:15Do you live in a “Right to Work” state? It sounds like a solid place to be, but don’t let the cheery name fool you. “Right to Work” laws spell doom for traditional unions – and congress is trying to pass a Right to Work law at the federal level.Typically touted as legislation that gives workers more freedom and creates more jobs, “Right to Work” laws drain union budgets to the point of collapse. Presently, in the private-sector workers already have the choice to refrain from joining a union should their workplace democratically vote to install one. The union, however, still represents all employees – even non-members. Therefore, all workers see a small percentage of their paycheck, called a “fair share provision,” go towards the union. This money is used to cover the costs of bargaining and enforce worker contracts. It’s a fraction of the cost members of the union pay in dues.Under the “Right to Work” law, workers no longer have to pay the fair share provision, but they still receive union benefits. This encourages fewer workers to join the union, thus draining the union of money – and power. Union contracts ensure that workers get health insurance, vacations, are protected in against discrimination and can’t be fired for no good reason. Without funding and members, unions can’t provide those benefits; collective bargaining doesn’t work when there’s no collective to be had.As freelancers, Right to Work laws don’t typically affect us. That’s because the National Labor Relations Act pertains only to employers and employees and we’re, well you know, neither of those things. But, it bears mentioning that wages in Right to Work states are 3.1% lower – and lower wages for employees typically means lower rates for us. Furthermore, the idea that Right to Work laws attract new industries to states, thereby producing more jobs has been debunked. Of the ten original states with Right to Work laws, 7 of them still have the highest unemployment rates in the nation. Finally, many unions do contribute to different political campaigns, but – contrary to claims made by Right to Work proponents – those funds do not come from the fair share provision. Union members can choose to donate to union political causes.So why support Right to Work? Right to Work admit that it doesn’t necessarily yield superior economic performance at the state or national level. What it does do, is cut down worker wages: unionized workers make $200 more a week than non-unionized workers. Therefore, the beneficiaries of Right to Work laws are the very corporations that spend time and money funding the legislations. Go figure.It bears mentioning that Right to Work laws are most popular among conservatives. Ironically, a National Right to Work law strengthens rather than weakens federal influence in the workplace – which doesn’t jive with the traditional conservative agenda. Unions don’t just come into a workplace and demand money: workers vote democratically to install them, then both employers and employees voluntarily agree to a private agency shop contract. Unions are a way to keep the government out of employer/employee agreements; they reduce the need for centralized power rather than augment it.While Right to Work may not be a freelance issue, we as freelance workers must stand in solidarity with all workers. As we campaigned for the passage of the Freelance Isn’t Free Act, unions across New York City, including Make the Road and 32BJ, came out to support us. They understood that nonpayment protection for us means better wage theft protections for them. Movements are born by broad alliances. As we look forward, we need to join with workers across the spectrum to ensure that every day working citizens have the right to fair pay, safe working conditions, and needed benefits.Laura is the Editor at Freelancers Union blog, the leading publication dedicated to empowering the independent workforce, with over 300 contributors and 2 million readers nationwide. For fun, she writes about community, poetry and modern philosophy. Subscribe to her TinyLetter here or find her @Pennyscientist.last_img read more