[EAS]Dead(ly) Batteries/Smart(?)

pjk pjk at design.eng.yale.edu
Tue Mar 26 14:07:55 EST 2002

Subject:   Dead(ly) Batteries/Smart(?) Highway

"Friendly Fire" Deaths Traced to Dead Battery
("the machine was programmed to come back on displaying its own

The Smart Highway
(or not)

In their very different ways, some good study material about
engineering design in the "real world." The former is a tragic gaffe
in 'system initialization', the latter reminds me a little of when
aerospace companies were contracted to design the first hospital
intensive care units--too complex to be effective.  --PJK

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