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Traffic Simulation Gives Insights for Highway Safety Wins

Published on June 8, 2020

Traffic Simulation Gives Insights for Highway Safety Wins
  A recent driving and traffic simulation study from the University of Minnesota suggests several cost-effective ways to address rural highway safety at the intersection The rural road safety crisis is invisible to many Americans. Only about 20 percent of the US population lives in rural areas, and only about one-third of all miles driven … Continued

“Train as you fight!” – Closing the Loop in Immersive Training

Published on May 11, 2020

“Train as you fight!” – Closing the Loop in Immersive Training
  Part 3: Imagine this conversation between a professional runner and their athletic trainer: Athletic trainer: “you may get a broken ankle towards the end of a race but as a professional, you’ll be expected to finish.” Athlete: “well, if it’s at the end I suppose…” Athletic trainer: “Right. You’re tough. So the way we’ll … Continued

“Train as you fight!” — The Hidden Impact of Real Faces in Immersive Training

Published on May 4, 2020

“Train as you fight!” — The Hidden Impact of Real Faces in Immersive Training
  Part 2: Part 1 of this series helped explain the physiological importance of simulation training with real faces displaying true emotion in high fidelity, versus trying to trick the sophisticated brain into thinking VR avatars are real. The method of training with simulation has been widely used for more than two decades and helps … Continued

Police Homeless Policy: Training & Outreach

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Police Homeless Policy: Training & Outreach
  Homelessness is a problem in every community. When you don’t have a clear police homeless policy in place, your department can become a lightning rod waiting to be struck. Officer Daniel McDonald (of the Tampa PD) plays much of this out in his Top 10 Reasons to Start a Police Homeless Outreach Program (and … Continued

Using CDL Simulators to Protect Truckers on the Road

Published on April 27, 2020

Using CDL Simulators to Protect Truckers on the Road
  According to the latest reports from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, even as driving in the United States gets safer, CDL trucking continues to cost lives —especially among CDL operators themselves. Truck operator fatality rates are now at their highest level since 1988. According to the report, “There were 36,560 people killed in … Continued

Supporting Customers’ Efforts to Remain Productive and Save Jobs During COVID-19

Published on April 22, 2020

Supporting Customers’ Efforts to Remain Productive and Save Jobs During COVID-19
  Ann Arbor, Michigan – April 14, 2020 – Arotech’s Training and Simulation Division’s (ATSD) Realtime Technologies (RTI) expands customer support allowing customers to remain engaged and productive during the COVID-19 pandemic. RTI’s managers and engineers, many working remotely themselves, architected a pathway for its customers to use the RTI software suite while access to … Continued

“Train as you fight!” — The Need for Real Faces in Immersive Training

Published on April 20, 2020

“Train as you fight!” — The Need for Real Faces in Immersive Training
  The inherently dangerous mission of preparing law enforcement and military personnel for crisis situations, particularly when they are equipped with live rounds, lends well to the usage of simulations in training. Not only does this form of educational technology enable them to train safely and with fewer resources, but it also creates a malleable … Continued