Modern Policing in the Age of “Social Media Fishbowl”

Published on March 11, 2019

Many say the defining challenge of modern policing isn’t the opioid crisis, rapid policy shifts in immigration or social-media fueled public protest–it’s “living in the fishbowl”: having to operate in an environment choked with cameras (street cameras, security cameras, squad cameras, smartphones, body cams, and more). Every officer interaction is surrounded by eyewitnesses (living and … Continued

How Will Human and Machine Share the Road? Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS) Research with SimCreator DX and SimDriver

Published on March 5, 2019

Elon Musk and Bird scooters might grab the headlines, but the place that we’re truly breaking new ground in human mobility is with ADAS (advanced driver-assistance systems) and autonomous/semi-autonomous vehicles. Realtime Technologies has decades of experience with human-in-the-loop simulation and modeling. This forms the foundation of the ADAS simulation software module for their new SimCreator … Continued


Published on February 25, 2019

Source: Space Coast Daily, February 22, 2019 This year, the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office will have a highly trained School Resource Officer in every unincorporated Brevard County public school and both Alternative Learning Centers. District Security currently serves 104 campus locations, including 90 Brevard Public School locations and 14-Charter School campuses. School Resource Officers are … Continued

Avoiding “Simulator Sickness” in High-Speed Pursuit Training Simulators

Published on February 24, 2019

“Simulator sickness” is a persistent issue in many high speed pursuit training programs, and can really derail a session. Simulator sickness (also called “simulator adaptation syndrome” or “SAS”) has been an issue for as long as there have been modern vehicle simulators. (Trainers first noted this cocktail of nausea, headaches, cold-sweats, and eye strain in … Continued

Eliminate the “Sunk Cost” Mindset in Driving Simulation Research

Published on February 19, 2019

Driving simulation research is hobbled by a “sunk cost” mindset. Owing to the slow revision cycle and tedious debugging process, teams can become locked into a specific avenue of research. As they test and tweak their sim, they may stumble upon a promising new direction–but the idea of changing horses midstream is just too grueling … Continued

Bringing the fire truck to the students

Published on February 15, 2019

Everything on the device shines fire-engine red and chrome. The pumps, gauges and hose fixtures seem real enough. It’s like having a real fire engine in the classroom – except better in many aspects. Coconino Community College now has the ability to offer new training to Fire Science students and continuing training to firefighters in … Continued

How do law enforcement agencies prepare and investigate officer-involved shootings?

Published on February 14, 2019

How do law enforcement agencies prepare and investigate officer-involved shootings? When an officer fires a weapon in the line of duty, they are responsible for each bullet they fire, according to Matt Giordano, executive director of the Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board (AZPOST). “You’re responsible for that round as it leaves the gun,” … Continued



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