EU to Require Speed-Limiting Tech in New Cars

Aimed at saving lives and preparing the general public for fully autonomous vehicles, the EU is en route to pass a measure that requires all new cars to be outfitted with speed-limiting features. According to a new study, the proposal will save around 25,000 lives and prevent 140,000 serious injuries. It won’t go into full effect until 2022, but the forthcoming years will be formative …

Typified’s Weather Poster

Using "smart ink," this oak-framed piece displays the forecast in real-time

Offering a little more design inspiration and cheer than apps and newspaper listings, Typified‘s Weather Poster (currently funding on Kickstarter) offers forecast updates in real-time. Equal parts art and pragmatism, this smart American oak-framed poster displays forecast updates daily—at 8AM, 12PM, 4PM, and again at 8PM. The updates occur as a tiny computer inside the piece stimulates the ink from within, resulting in a change on …

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Farewell to Florence Knoll Bassett, Sweden's affinity for erotica, how germs communicate and more

Pioneer of Office Design, Florence Knoll Bassett Dies at 101 Anyone familiar with open floor plans, straight lines and simplicity within their office knows the work of Florence Knoll Bassett. The acclaimed architect and designer reimagined corporate workspaces through her system of “total design,” which removed heavier drapes and desks and championed sleek, modern additions. As the design director of Knoll Associates, for more than 20 years, …