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Using Your EMS Simulation to Train Your Policy

Published on October 15, 2021

Using Your EMS Simulation to Train Your Policy
In a recent article in EMS World Barry Bachenheimer (EDD, FF/EMT) wrote about how the first 60 seconds of a call—and the impression you make on the people at the scene—has an enormous impact on how that call will proceed. “A professional appearance,” Bachenheimer writes, “inspires confidence. If you have pride in your look, it … Continued

MILO Simulator used in Macomb Citizen Police Academy

Published on October 13, 2021

Macomb law enforcement agencies have been working to implement reforms to address the concerns of residents and those on the front lines. At the forefront of many initiatives is how to better deal with the public. The Eastpointe Police Department’s Chaplain Program and the Sterling Heights Citizens Police Academy are examples of programs that build … Continued

Swappable Panels for Public Transport Simulation Training

Published on October 8, 2021

Swappable Panels for Public Transport Simulation Training
As we’ve discussed in the past, one key to the effectiveness of public transport simulation training is “presence“—i.e., the trainee’s convincing subjective experience of being in an actual vehicle. As Rob Raheb (an internationally published author and expert in simulation and driver training) has noted: “The more realistic the simulation is, the more ‘buy in’ … Continued

Taking EMS Simulation Beyond Dummies and Manikins

Published on October 1, 2021

Taking EMS Simulation Beyond Dummies and Manikins
As Jennifer McCarthy (MAS, NRP, CHSE-A) noted in a recent post to EMS World, “Paramedicine is one of few health professions that utilizes simulation as part of its initial licensing process.” According to McCarthy, EMS simulation has clearly demonstrated that “evidence-based simulation activities [promote] identification of error-producing practices.” That, in turn, creates “a safe learning … Continued

Streamlining Driver Research into Humans/Autonomous Vehicle Interactions

Published on September 24, 2021

Streamlining Driver Research into Humans/Autonomous Vehicle Interactions
A recent article in the New York Times highlighted “a growing number of crashes involving [Tesla’s] Autopilot that have fueled concerns about the technology’s shortcomings.” This is calling into question the speed with which automakers are developing and deploying new ADAS (advanced driver-assistance system) features. These concerns should be guiding driver research. But, to date, … Continued

Autonomous Vehicle Research: Teaching Smart Cars to Detect Dumb Decisions

Published on August 27, 2021

Autonomous Vehicle Research: Teaching Smart Cars to Detect Dumb Decisions
Each year roughly 1 million people are arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. For the past ten years alcohol has played a role in roughly 30% of all traffic-related deaths in the United States. Concerted marketing and law enforcement efforts to reduce drunk driving through the 1990s were remarkably successful. But in the … Continued

EV Bus Driver Training to Combat “Range anxiety”

Published on August 20, 2021

EV Bus Driver Training to Combat “Range anxiety”
It’s no wonder that coach companies and transit agencies are investing millions in new electric buses. In many regions, shifting to EV mass transit will be a game changer. And mass transit, with its emphasis on low-speed stop-and-go driving is perfect for EV buses relying on regenerative braking, turning that traditional fuel-waster into a valuable … Continued
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