“Terlalu Senyap,” Transport for London Aplikasikan Suara Khusus Pada Bus Listrik

first_imgSumber: theguardian Hadirnya inovasi di sektor transportasi seperti moda listrik atau moda bertenaga hibrida tidak serta merta menyelesaikan masalah yang selama ini tengah diperangi oleh berbagai negara di dunia – polusi udara. Alih-alih menyelesaikan masalah polusi, muncul masalah baru pada jenis kendaraan seperti ini, yaitu keberadaannya terhadap kaum difabel. Bukan masalah apakah moda ini dapat dijangkau oleh kaum difabel atau tidak, melainkan keberadaannya yang dikhawatirkan dapat membahayakan kaum difabel – sebut saja penyandang tuna netra.Baca Juga: Tekan Angka Kecelakaan, London Uji Coba Sistem Rem Otonom Pada Bus UmumDalam kasus ini, Transport for London (TfL) telah diperingatkan oleh berbagai institusi terkait salah satu sistem keselamatan yang dikhususkan untuk para penyandang tuna netra ini, dan kini agaknya mereka akan benar-benar menaruh konsentrasi padanya. Mengutip dari laman theguardian.com (1/7), sebelumnya pihak TfL telah menugaskan manufaktur otomotif asal Amerika, Aecom untuk memberikan suara khas pada moda listrik yang dikembangkannya. Hadirnya suara pada moda listrik yang terkenal senyap ini akan membantu para pengguna jalan untuk lebih waspada bahwa di sekitaran mereka ada moda listrik yang hendak melintas. Suara ini sama saja seperti suara kendaraan pada umumnya, dimana masing-masing dari kendaraan punya suara yang khas, dan hal serupa diharapkan tersemat pada moda listrik – dalam hal ini pihak TfL lebih fokus terhadap bus listrik.“Bus listrik di London pertama akan dilengkapi dengan suara khas di awal peluncurannya (musim gugur), dan diharapkan negara-negara lain dapat mengikuti langkah ini,” ujar salah satu pejabat di TfL.Salah satu pejabat di Royal National Institute of Blind People, Zoe Courtney mengatakan bahwa, “tingkat kebisingan yang hampir hening pada bus listrik dan hibrida membuat mereka berpotensi membahayakan pejalan kaki yang tuna netra, sehingga sangat penting bahwa suara yang tepat ditambahkan ke kendaraan ini,”Baca Juga: Ford ‘Terjemahkan’ Pemandangan Khusus Bagi Penyandang Tuna NetraJika dikemudikan oleh manusia, mungkin heningnya bus listrik ini tidak akan memberikan masalah yang terlalu berarti – dimana pengemudi dapat memberikan tanda (membunyikan klakson atau menghindar) jika di depannya ada penyandang tuna netra. Namun apa jadinya jika yang beroperasi adalah bus listrik otonom? Secanggih-canggihnya sistem, tentu saja diperlukan proteksi berlapis guna menghindari beragam kecelakaan lalu lintas.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedDari London, Telah Meluncur Bus Tingkat Bertenaga Listrik Pertama di Dunia18/01/2018In “Bus dalam kota”Incar Efisiensi Daya Angkut dan Ramah Lingkungan, Los Angeles Adopsi Bus Tingkat Bertenaga Listrik25/07/2018In “Bus dalam kota”Tekan Angka Kecelakaan, London Uji Coba Sistem Rem Otonom Pada Bus Umum21/08/2017In “Bus AKAP”last_img read more

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McClaren on Rangel’s future, Hemed’s fitness, protecting Eze – and his mistakes as QPR boss

first_imgQPR’s encouraging run continued with a 2-2 draw at Stoke City on Saturday. Here’s what Rangers manager Steve McClaren had to say after the game. On the performance“I thought we were excellent. This is a difficult place to come with the quality Stoke have got – the players and the bench.AdChoices广告“What pleased me most was the way we controlled the game. We started ever so well, played football and got a goal up.“Against the run of play we conceded. That rocked us a bit but in the second half but we showed the courage and the composure to play.“We dominated and went a goal down – again against the run of play – and the response of the team was tremendous.“We never stopped, we changed to a diamond and went for it, got the goal and then had to hold on towards the end.”On asking the referee to protect Ebere Eze“You saw a performance from Ebere Eze that showed his great potential. He was getting fouled too many times, so we just pointed that out.“Although we make a foul and get a yellow (card), Ebere gets fouled 20 or 30 times and nothing happens.“They’re small fouls but ones in which he’s away from people and attacking the goal. We wanted protection for him really.”On Angel Rangel’s future“We’ve got a stipulation where we can keep him. He’s got that option, Angel, it’s (about) whether he wants to stay with us or not.“I think he’s been nothing short of a revelation, not just on the field but what a great lad off the field.”On Rangel’s two goals“I’ve got to say I don’t know why he was in the box heading the ball in from there. We told him to stay on the halfway line but we pleased he didn’t.“And the second goal was a cracker – a great team goal. As long as we score, it doesn’t matter who gets them.”On improving since a terrible start“You come in and you learn, you make your mistakes, you try, you experiment looking for the right formula.“In the early weeks I made a lot of mistakes. But the key was that we learnt from them.“We got together a team with a consistency of performance and that what pleased me – whether we’d lost or drawn today, the performance and the recovery and the courage to play and spirit.“It’s about whether we can keep that week in week out – that’s the difficulty in the Championship.”On the team spirit“They’ve always had that from day one. There’s always been that spirit – good dressing room.“We’ve added to that with experience like Angel, Cameron, Hemed and Nahki Wells. It’s a good dressing room and I enjoy working with them every day.“That spirit is now showing in terms of results and performances.”On whether Geoff Cameron was missed“I thought Jordan Cousins came in and did a great job. Massimo Luongo had just landed on Wednesday from a trip to Australia and he got better as the game went on.“It’s a squad game and I’ve always said that. And the squad has played its part.”On Tomer Hemed building up his fitness“I think we saw that in the week for Israel and he’ll continue to do that. You’ve seen what a threat he can be.”On whether he is eyeing the play-off places“No. No. We’re just building a team and trying to build belief. We need a bit more of that but that’s natural and normal. No targets.“We’ve got Rotherham on Tuesday and I saw they should have beaten Sheffield United. That isn’t going to be an easy game.“It will be a different game and isn’t going to be easy for us. We get our feet on the ground and go again.” Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Town Clerk must be approachable with utmost integrity

first_imgDear Editor,It is no coincidence, accident or unfortunate circumstance that caused Georgetown, our capital and once “Garden City”, to become one of the least livable cities in the world. It is as a result of deliberate, willful, wanton and uncharitable actions by a few persons.Since January of this year, the substantive Town Clerk was fired by the Local Government Commission after a Commission of Inquiry found him guilty of gross misconduct. The person placed to act in his stead has since been sent on administrative leave in the midst of financial documents not being produced to the Audit Office of Guyana for a forensic audit into City Hall, yet up to now neither the municipality, the Local Government Commission nor the Ministry of Communities has found it necessary to appoint a new competent and substantive Town Clerk.In Georgetown, which still follows an archaic colonial system, the Mayor is the leader of the city council but has no greater official authority than any other council member, in fact, the Mayor’s responsibilities are primarily to preside at council meetings and to act as Head of the city for ceremonial purposes, so, therefore, the role and functions of the Town Clerk are very important as that person is responsible for managing the municipality’s budget, overseeing city personnel, making recommendations to the Mayor and other city leaders on a variety of issues, etc and as a consequence, should be filled at all times with urgency.Of course one would expect that it would be filled by someone not only with a Masters Degree in Public Administration, but with good writing and public speaking skills, knowledge of municipal and administrative laws and procedures and an understanding of management theory and practices as well as dispute resolution procedures. The officeholder must also be someone who is trustworthy, respectful, ethical, and who has an approachable character with the utmost integrity.But what do the authorities do? They go in-house and select someone way down the food chain of junior rank, someone who does not have the experience, the capacity, the temperament and the wherewithal and stick them in the position temporarily. It seems as though gone are the days when the position of Town Clerk was considered to be one of prestige, authority, respect and influence.One can only hope that the Local Government Commission would look to fill the position of Town Clerk of Georgetown urgently with a proper candidate substantively.Sincerely,Kishore Daslast_img read more

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