August 2004
Engineer (00137758);8/27/2004, Vol. 293 Issue 7658, p7
Presents news related to engineering and technology in Great Britain as of August 2004. Insurer Norwich Union PLC's testing of the use of telematics to keep track of drivers' movements for the purpose of insurance premium calculations; Simon Kingston's design of a wheelchair to help people with mobility problems escape buildings in an emergency.


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