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The Importance of Cultural Competency in Policing

Published on January 26, 2022

The Importance of Cultural Competency in Policing
The headline could be from any paper in any town, as findings like these echo throughout the nation: Lansing, Mich. (W.L.N.S.) – An independent study commissioned by the Michigan State Police has found racial disparities in the frequency and outcomes of traffic stops conducted by MSP Troopers in 2020. But these headlines only tell part … Continued

Exploring Driver Disengagement During AV/ADAS Operation

Published on January 21, 2022

Exploring Driver Disengagement During AV/ADAS Operation
It’s become abundantly clear that, as vehicles themselves become more capable of taking on routine driving tasks, human factors research has become even more critical for roadway safety. An increasing number of “autonomous” and ADAS-Enhanced (advanced driver-assistance system) vehicles are entering the market and joining us on roadways. Unfortunately, surveys have found that roughly half … Continued

Do Aggressive Drivers Speed or Does Speed Make Us Aggressive?

Published on January 14, 2022

Do Aggressive Drivers Speed or Does Speed Make Us Aggressive?
It’s generally accepted that “speed kills.” Urban or rural, single vehicle or multi-vehicle, with or without pedestrians: both the risk of a crash and the severity of that crash increases with speed. What we don’t understand is the interplay of speed, aggressiveness, and time pressure. Advanced immersive simulators are making it possible for driving research … Continued

Using Simulation Technology to Change Driver Behavior

Published on January 7, 2022

Using Simulation Technology to Change Driver Behavior
Even as driver’s education has become more comprehensive and rules around driving for young adults more stringent, the rate of serious accidents is still quite high. According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, new teen drivers are three times more likely to be involved in a deadly crash than more experienced drivers. Driver distraction … Continued

Demands for Police Reform Training Necessitate Modern Policing Solutions

Published on December 29, 2021

Demands for Police Reform Training Necessitate Modern Policing Solutions
  As calls for police reform echo throughout the country, police agencies are at a critical moment in time when taking stock of agency policies and training must occur, if law enforcement hopes to remain locally relevant and nationally respected. Police reform training must include de-escalation training, but this alone is not enough. It is … Continued

Fire Department Training for Pump and Water Pressure Failure

Published on December 17, 2021

Fire Department Training for Pump and Water Pressure Failure
Back in 2011, Noel Maitland (at that time lieutenant and 15-year veteran with the FDNY) wrote an excellent fire department training op-ed for Fire Engineering. Maitland recalled: “I had an officer who taught me to always test the hydrant on a fire run, even if it’s for one of those annoying automatic alarms that always … Continued

TASS Manufacturing and Delivery

Published on December 15, 2021

TASS Manufacturing and Delivery
ICE completed manufacturing and shipping of 165 Training Aircraft Survivability Equipment (ASE) Stimulation Suites (TASS) for aviation collective training at U.S. Army Combat Training Centers (CTCs). TASS replicates Integrated Air Defense Systems (IADS) threats by providing interrogation, tracking, and targeting of instrumented players. It stimulates the ASE to provide realistic cockpit warnings and indications requiring … Continued