Today's cars ride so smoothly that if you feel almost any vibration at all, you know something's amiss. That's because of extensive technology that automobile manufacturers use to cushion every pothole and road kill drivers are apt to encounter. Future rides should be even smoother, thanks to the contributions of Mark Bocko, an electrical engineer at the University of Rochester. Bocko has used his research on gravity waves to help the Buffalo company PCB Piezotronics create a new device that measures gradual motions like braking and cornering. As a result of the demand for the new device, PCB Piezotronics has added eight people to its workforce.
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