Segway PT Computers and motors in the base of the device keep the Segway PT upright when powered on with balancing enabled. A user commands the Segway to go forward by shifting their weight forward on the platform, and backward by shifting their weight backward. The Segway detects, as it balances, the change in its center of mass, and first establishes and then maintains a corresponding speed, forward or backward. Gyroscopic sensors and fluid-based leveling sensors detect the weight shift. To turn, the user presses the handlebar to the left or the right.
New South Wales Police Force The New South Wales Police Force (NSW Police Force; previously New South Wales Police Service & New South Wales Police) is the primary law enforcement agency of New South Wales, Australia. It is an agency of the Government of New South Wales within the New South Wales Ministry for Police and Emergency Services. Divided into eighty Local Area Commands (LAC), the NSW Police Force consists of over five hundred local police stations and covers an area of 801,600 square kilometres whilst serving the state's population of seven million people. Electric cars 'to cost more to run than petrol vehicles' 27 June 2014Last updated at 07:25 ET By Samantha Fenwick Radio 4 You and Yours Reporter It could now cost more to run an electric car than one using fuel owing to the end of UK government subsidies. The Department for Transport's support for the installation and maintenance of chargers ended in April. Local councils, left to cover costs, tendered contracts out to private companies - and prices have gone up. Transport Minister Baroness Kramer told You and Yours £500m was being invested over five years to provide support for electric vehicle drivers.
New York City Police Department The NYPD has a broad array of specialized services, including the Emergency Service Unit, K-9, harbor patrol, air support, bomb disposal, counter-terrorism, criminal intelligence, anti-gang, anti-organized crime, narcotics, public transportation and public housing; The New York City Transit Police and New York City Housing Authority Police Department were fully integrated into the NYPD in 1995. According to the department, its mission is to "enforce the laws, preserve the peace, reduce fear, and provide for a safe environment." In June 2004, there were about 40,000 sworn officers plus several thousand support staff; in June 2005, that number dropped to 35,000. As of December 2011, it had increased to slightly over 36,600 with the graduation of a class of 1,500 from the New York City Police Academy. NYPD has extensive crime scene investigation and laboratory resources, as well as units which assist with computer crime investigations.
Plug-in electric vehicle A plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) is any motor vehicle that can be recharged from any external source of electricity, such as wall sockets, and the electricity stored in the rechargeable battery packs drives or contributes to drive the wheels. PEV is a superset of electric vehicles that includes all-electric or battery electric vehicles (BEVs), plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs), and electric vehicle conversions of hybrid electric vehicles and conventional internal combustion engine vehicles. Plug-in cars have several benefits compared to conventional internal combustion engine vehicles. New York State Police A Troop L patrol car in New York City, in September 2010. The New York State Police (NYSP) is the state police force of the U.S. state of New York, and employs over 4,600 sworn state troopers. It is formally part of the New York State Executive Department.
Public transport in Sydney 'The Transport' logo Sydney's early urban sprawl can be traced in part to the development of its passenger rail network. The first rail services began in 1855, 67 years after the settlement's foundation and a tram network which began in 1861 became the Southern Hemisphere's largest by the 1920s. This rail infrastructure allowed working-class suburbs to develop at a large distance from the city centre. Ticketing and fares New York City Sheriff's Office The New York City Sheriff's Office, officially the Office of the Sheriff of the City of New York, is the primary civil law enforcement agency of New York City and the enforcement division of the New York City Department of Finance. The Sheriff's Office is headed by a sheriff, who is appointed to the position by the mayor, unlike most sheriffs in the U.S. state of New York who are elected officials. The New York City Sheriff holds jurisdiction over all five counties within the city, with a subordinate undersheriff in charge of each county-borough. Deputy sheriffs of various ranks carry out the primary day to day duties of the sheriff's office. History The New York City Sheriff's Office originated in 1626.
Intermodal Freight Transport Terminal at Brighton Transport Hub Work has begun on Toll’s $24 Million intermodal freight terminal at the Brighton Transport Hub, Tasmania, reaffirming the group’s commitment to Tasmania. Tasmanian Premier Lara Giddings and Brighton Mayor Tony Foster joined Toll Tasmania’s General Manager Tony Stewart to turn the first sod on the construction of the Toll facility, the first to be built at the new transport hub. “Toll’s investment in this facility underpins our commitment to Tasmania, in particular Hobart and the southern regional businesses,” Mr Steward said.
Closed-circuit television Surveillance cameras on the corner of a building. Dome CCTV cameras. Closed-circuit television (CCTV) is the use of video cameras to transmit a signal to a specific place, on a limited set of monitors. It differs from broadcast television in that the signal is not openly transmitted, though it may employ point to point (P2P), point to multipoint, or mesh wireless links. Though almost all video cameras fit this definition, the term is most often applied to those used for surveillance in areas that may need monitoring such as banks, casinos, airports, military installations, and convenience stores. Barangaroo hub to transport Sydney Ferry services Minister for Transport Gladys Berejiklian today announced construction of a new ferry hub at Barangaroo, with tenders now open to start planning, and the wharf to be ready for customers in 2016. Residents, visitors and workers are expected to start moving into Barangaroo from the middle of next year and many are expected to travel to and from the area by ferry. “The NSW Government committed to building a new ferry wharf and interchange hub at Barangaroo as part of Sydney’s Ferry Future – a blueprint to expand the ferry network over the next 20 years,” Ms Berejiklian said. “We are committed to getting on with the job of delivering the transport infrastructure needed to support growth in the CBD.
Glock Despite initial resistance from the market to accept a "plastic gun" due to durability and reliability concerns, and fears that the pistol would be "invisible" to metal detectors in airports, Glock pistols have become the company's most profitable line of products, commanding 65% of the market share of handguns for United States law enforcement agencies as well as supplying numerous national armed forces and security agencies worldwide. Glocks are also popular firearms amongst civilians for recreational/competition shooting, home/self defense and concealed/open carry. History The company's founder, engineer Gaston Glock, had no experience with firearm design or manufacture at the time their first pistol, the Glock 17, was being prototyped.
Gotthard Base Tunnel Coordinates: The Gotthard Base Tunnel (GBT) is a railway tunnel in the heart of the Swiss Alps expected to open in 2016. With a route length of 57 km (35.4 mi) and a total of 151.84 km (94.3 mi) of tunnels, shafts and passages, it is the world's longest rail tunnel, surpassing the Seikan Tunnel in Japan. Its main purpose is to increase total transport capacity across the Alps, especially for freight, notably between Germany and Italy, and more particularly to shift freight volumes from road to rail to reduce environmental damage caused by ever-increasing numbers of heavy lorries. A secondary benefit will be to cut the journey time for passenger trains from Zürich to Milan by about an hour and from Zürich to Lugano to 1-hour 40 minutes. The two portals are near the villages of Erstfeld, Uri, and Bodio, Ticino.
Heckler & Koch MP5 The Heckler & Koch MP5 (from German: Maschinenpistole 5, "machine pistol model 5") is a 9mm submachine gun of German design, developed in the 1960s by a team of engineers from the German small arms manufacturer Heckler & Koch GmbH (H&K) of Oberndorf am Neckar. There are over 100 variants of the MP5, including a semi-automatic version. The MP5 is one of the most widely used submachine guns in the world, having been adopted by 40 nations and numerous military, law enforcement, intelligence, and security organizations. In the 1990s, Heckler & Koch developed the Heckler & Koch UMP, the MP5's successor; both are available as of 2014[update]. History Heckler & Koch, encouraged by the success of the G3 automatic rifle, developed a family of small arms consisting of four types of firearms all based on a common G3 design layout and operating principle.