Technology That Could Render Traffic Lights Obsolete

The ISDA Secure Transportation and Executive Protection News Podcast for Monday, October 15th, 2018


In Vehicle News

From Auto Blog

Ford tests technology that could render traffic lights obsolete

Could traffic lights, the scourge of many a hurried driver, one day be a thing of the past?

That’s the thinking behind a trial Ford has been demonstrating as part of a government-funded program in southern England. It’s based on vehicle-to-vehicle technology (V2V) and the concept of how pedestrians navigate through busy crowds without colliding with one another or coming to a full stop.


In Security News

From RT

Hate preacher Choudary: Taxpayers to fund £2 million-a-year bill to secure his protection

Anjem Choudary, the notorious Islamic State-supporting hate preacher, will require £2m a year of British taxpayers money to secure his protection and monitor his movements when he becomes eligible for release from prison on Wednesday.

The paper reports that there will be 25 separate conditions to Choudary’s parole.


In Cyber Security News

From HelpNet Security

Hackers steal Pentagon personnel’s PI and credit card data

The U.S. Department of Defense confirmed on Friday that personal information and credit card data of some 30,000 U.S. military and civilian personnel have been compromised in a breach affecting a DoD’s third-party contractor.

Apparently, no classified information was accessed by the attackers.

Pentagon spokesman Lt. Col. Joseph Buccino confirmed that they still don’t know the extent of the compromise and who the attackers are.

But, he pointed out that “this was a breach of a single commercial vendor that provided service to a very small percentage of the total population” of DoD personnel.


In Business of Executive Protection News

From Strategic Marketing Solutions

Social Media is Not New

“Social media” is not new.  The act of communicating and interacting socially has been around for thousands of years – even before we were walking upright (think the artwork on cave walls).  What is unique with the social media in the 21st century is the immediacy of the shared content and the ability to reach thousands of people at once. This is due to in some part to the simple easy to use technology for sharing the information.

Today’s social media has changed the brand/consumer relationship.  There has been a paradigm shift from the brand pushing the content through traditional media – TV ads, billboards, newspapers, etc. I can remember not too long ago – maybe 10 or so, if a company ticked you off, let’s say – Delta Airlines – your typical mode of communication would be to write a letter complaining of your experience. Months would go by, and finally, you would get a generic form letter back from Delta apologizing about the poor experience.  Now with social networks like Facebook and Twitter, the consumer can communicate directly with the brand and – the big key – with the expectation of an immediate response. Consumers expect brands to be listening through social media networks. Brands have to work harder at capturing consumer’s attention and engaging with their customers.


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