With manufacturers intently focused on the technology element of Industry 4.0, the workforce management company Kronos believes that maximum benefit can only be achieved if equal attention is paid to the people operating it. Nick Peters reports.
Human factors and ergonomics provide a scientific approach to prepare workers for an increasingly automated manufacturing environment. Dr Sarah Fletcher, lead, Manufacturing Group, Chartered Institute of Ergonomics & Human Factors and head of Industrial Psychology and Human Factors Group at Cranfield University, reports.
A campaign by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and the Global New Car Assessment Program (GNCAP) has revealed the shocking difference in vehicle safety standards between the US and Mexico.
Car thieves are increasingly taking advantage of vehicle owners who leave keyless entry remotes (also known as a key fob) inside their cars, with new statistics showing that such thefts are occurring every six and a half minutes in the US.
Land mines could become a thing of the past, at least that's the aim of a team that has created a drone it hopes will put an end to the destructive device which still kills and maims over 20,000 people each year.