Today’s China Daily features an article on how military technology can improve (civilian) people’s lives. The article mentions two specific technologies, all developed by the National University of Defense Technology (NUDT). The first technology is an advanced control technology originally developed for the military by the university, but now to be applied in the medium-low-speed maglev (operating speed 1t 120 km/h) that is planned for Beijing. Second is a autonomous vehicle control system using lasers, videocameras and radar sensors to detect the environment. NUDT is working together with China’s First Auto Works for applications in commercial vehicles.