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  • March 30, 2017 30 Mar'17

    motor vehicle record (MVR)

    A motor vehicle record (MVR) is the documentation of a person’s driving history. The information in an MVR includes personally identifiable information (PII) as well as information about the driver's traffic citations, vehicular crimes, accidents, ...  Continue Reading

  • March 30, 2017 30 Mar'17

    United States Department of Energy (DOE)

    United States Department of Energy (DOE) is a federal cabinet agency that is tasked with overseeing the energy economy, energy policies and energy security of the U.S. The agency creates policies for nuclear power, fossil fuel and alternative energy...  Continue Reading

  • March 30, 2017 30 Mar'17

    vehicle to infrastructure (V2I or v2i)

    Vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I or V2X) is a communication model that allows vehicles to share information with the components that support a country's highway system. Such components include overhead RFID readers and cameras, traffic lights, lane ...  Continue Reading

  • March 30, 2017 30 Mar'17

    fourth industrial revolution

    The fourth industrial revolution is the current environment in which disruptive technologies and trends such as the Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI) are changing the way we live and work.  Continue Reading

  • March 29, 2017 29 Mar'17

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is a federal agency of the United States government tasked with upholding regulatory safety standards in automobile manufacturing and the highway transportation system.  Continue Reading

  • March 29, 2017 29 Mar'17

    commercial motor vehicle (CMV)

    A commercial motor vehicle (CMV) is any vehicle used to transport goods or passengers for the profit of an individual or business.  Continue Reading

  • March 29, 2017 29 Mar'17

    non-compete agreement (NCA)

    A non-compete agreement (NCA) is a legally binding restrictive covenant designed to prevent the signee from exploiting competitive advantages gained through association with the other party in the agreement. Commonly, an NCA is signed by an employee...  Continue Reading

  • March 28, 2017 28 Mar'17

    ambient intelligence (AmI)

    Ambient intelligence is the element of a pervasive computing environment that enables it to interact with and respond appropriately to the humans in that environment.  Continue Reading

  • March 28, 2017 28 Mar'17

    intelligent transportation system (ITS)

    Intelligent transportation system (ITS) is the application of sensing, analysis, control and communications technologies to ground transportation in order to improve safety, mobility and efficiency.  Continue Reading

  • March 28, 2017 28 Mar'17

    Accessible Transportation Technologies Research Initiative (ATTRI)

    The Accessible Transportation Technologies Research Initiative (ATTRI) is a five-year, multi-agency research and development (R&D) program aimed at helping injured veterans, older adults and others in the United States with visual, hearing, ...  Continue Reading

  • March 28, 2017 28 Mar'17

    reality check

    A reality check is a second opinion, either requested or provided voluntarily, about the status of some current situation. Reality checks are a less formalized version of fact checking.  Continue Reading

  • March 27, 2017 27 Mar'17

    anchoring effect

    Anchoring effect is a form of cognitive bias that causes people to focus on the first available piece of information (the "anchor") given to them when making decisions.  Continue Reading

  • March 27, 2017 27 Mar'17

    steampunk

    Steampunk is a design style inspired by Victorian-era industrialism. The style appeared in mainstream pop culture in the late 2000s and currently is used in several design genres including fashion, literature, film, television, video games and DIY ...  Continue Reading

  • March 27, 2017 27 Mar'17

    The United States Department of Transportation

    The United States Department of Transportation (USDOT or DOT) is a cabinet agency of the U.S. government tasked with aiding the development and maintenance of transportation infrastructure for the public. The DOT ensures efficient, safe and ...  Continue Reading

  • March 27, 2017 27 Mar'17

    fleet management software

    Fleet management software is an application that helps companies organize, manage and coordinate work vehicles from a central information system to keep the overall fleet operation running smoothly.  Continue Reading

  • March 26, 2017 26 Mar'17

    alternative fuel vehicle (AFV)

    An alternative fuel vehicle (AFV) is a vehicle that runs on substances other than the conventional petroleum gas and diesel.  Continue Reading

  • March 22, 2017 22 Mar'17

    Internet Movie Database (IMDb)

    The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is an online database that provides information to consumers about movies, TV and film industry professionals.  Continue Reading

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