The ISDA Secure Transportation and Executive Protection News Podcast for Monday, November 5, 2018
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In Vehicle News
From Motor Authority
Jaguar Land Rover develops tech to combat motion sickness
Future Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles will help passengers avoid motion sickness as the brands announced on Wednesday that new research has helped engineers understand how to keep nausea at bay while traveling.
The brands’ motion-sickness research has helped create an algorithm to gauge the condition of passengers in the car. A “wellness score” takes many variables into account and provides a final determination to understand when passengers begin to feel sick.
And from Consumer Reports
How to Clear Up a Foggy Car Windshield
Car windows can quickly steam up in winter when moisture in the warm cabin air creates condensation.
To clear a foggy car windshield and windows, make sure your climate control system is in fresh-air mode (running it in recirculation mode will cause moisture to accumulate). And although it might seem counterintuitive, you should turn your car’s air conditioning on. It will dehumidify the air, which will reduce the chances of a foggy car windshield. Plus setting it to a high temperature should keep the car toasty, too.
In Security News
From the International Public Safety Association
Assaults Against First Responders: InfoBrief
This International Public Safety Association InfoBrief examines publicly available national data regarding assaults against law enforcement, firefighters, EMS providers, and K9 officers. It sheds light on the current national level reporting systems, recent legislative action to combat the issue and protect first responders, and concludes with a section about scene safety, situational awareness, and de-escalation techniques. This InfoBrief does not discuss fatal assaults.
While assaults against first responders are not new in the public safety profession, they are seemingly becoming more serious with each passing year. A quick web search will illustrate assaults against first responders that are nationally occurring.
In Driving News
Driver safety tips for the end of DST
The end of Daylight Savings Time (DST) means drivers will soon be spending more time on the roads during hours of darkness.
And, with National Safety Council research showing that the risk of a fatal crash is three times greater at night, it’s important for drivers to be aware of how to maintain their safety on the roads as DST comes to an end.
Many drivers who are used to traveling home from work in the daylight can suddenly find themselves driving home in the dark. And while, initially, the mornings are lighter, before long many drivers will find themselves traveling in the dark both in the morning and the evening. For those who need to navigate rush hour traffic every day, this increase in darkness adds further risk to a situation that is already a potentially hazardous one.
Research tells us that the number of recorded injury crashes increases in the weeks following the end of DST. There are many potential reasons for this including reduced visibility in the dark, the impact of darkness on driver alertness and the impact of darkness on depth perception and peripheral vision.
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