COVER STORY THE COLD WAR CAPABILITIES OF AN UNDERWATER AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE Autonomous underwater vehicles can do just about anything below the surface of the water: map ocean floors, check the thickness of pipes, and survey glaciers. But one vehicle in particular took on a very unusual and particular job: laying cable to help keep an eye on more than two hundred Soviet submarines roaming Arctic waters.
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Integrated transportation is playing an increasing role in governing how vehicles get from one place to another. But despite its growing presence and effectiveness, integrated transportation is limited by the fact that most vehicles can’t yet send or receive communications or instructions. Its greatest potential lies in connected vehicles—which could be closer to everyday use than we think.
ON THE COVER Orrin Malacko, EIT, and Bruce Butler, P.Eng., stand next to Explorer (L) and Theseus (R). Today's autonomous underwater vehicles can tackle a wide range of jobs, but Theseus was specifically designed to install an acoustic system that could monitor enemy submarine activity. P hoto : M ike C rane P hotography
COUNCIL ELECTION AND NOMINATION PROCESS There are 12 candidates for the
2019/2020 Council election. The new Professional Governance Act requires that candidates must be approved by the Nominating Committee using a merit- based process. Here, we provide the list of candidates and important election dates, and outline the nomination process in detail.
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