Car Wash - Summer 2015 - (Page 13)
Teenagers Choose Uber
Account Over Drivers License
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Mini Augmented Vision
Concept to be Revealed at
Shanghai Auto Show
Later this month at the Auto Shanghai
show, Mini will reveal its Augmented
Vision concept. The goofy-looking goggles
will provide drivers with information about
their trip that falls within their field of
vision. Navigation, speed limits, messages
from your phone and parking assistance
are just some of the features presented by
the glasses. Also, objects that you are usually unable to see because of your vehicle
- like animals, pedestrians or other cars
- could be spotted and avoided with the
"X-Ray view" feature.
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DHS S&T, USDA Partner to
Create Car Wash to Protect Food
Agencies like the United States Department
of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant
Health Inspection Service (APHIS) play a
critical role in preparing for specific threats
to the food supply. One of the key elements
to decreasing the effects of an outbreak is to
decontaminate areas where animals have
But this is no small feat, says the
Department of Homeland Security's (DHS)
Science & Technology Directorate (S&T).
"The challenge, in the event of an outbreak, is the need to swiftly decontaminate
many large trucks and tractor-trailers that
have carried infected animals or contacted
infected premises, sometimes to or from areas
where freezing temperatures make decontamination difficult," said Lori Miller, an
environmental engineer with USDA, APHIS.
"What's more is the grueling process for first
responders. Research from our Canadian
When Jonathan Golden, a scruffy-haired
high schooler who lives in Santa Monica,
California, turned 16 in November, he
couldn't be bothered with the bureaucracy
of the Department of Motor Vehicles.
Instead, he wanted his own Uber account.
That way, he could do normal teenage
things without the expense of a car.
While Jonathan may be an early adopter,
he said that most of his friends don't have
a license or car either.
Often they share Uber
rides, using the app's
feature, for afterschool outings and
In recent years,
there has been a considerable decline in
the percentage of teenagers with a driver's
license, according to Brandon Schoettle,
a project manager at the University of
Michigan Transportation Research Institute,
who has studied the decline with Michael
Sivak. In one study, they found that the ranks
of 16-year-olds in the U.S. with a driver's
license had fallen to 28 percent in 2010,
from 46 percent in 1983.
partners shows the difficulty of effectively
decontaminating a vehicle with what is currently a hand washing method."
Research from the Canadian Food
Inspection Agency found that a hand washing
method in cold temperatures took four hours
to disinfect a single vehicle. Responders had
to don cumbersome equipment, including
respirators, because of the harsh disinfectant
chemicals and potential exposure to disease.
"We knew there had to be a better way,"
So the group sought out Integrated
Solutions for Systems (IS4S) in Huntsville,
Alabama to develop a portable wash decontamination tunnel that can operate in cold
weather...or a portable cold-weather car
According to Miller, "If it's successful,
this technology would empower the agricultural community to respond quickly and
reduce the taxing efforts of first responders
in the event of an outbreak - particularly
in colder temperatures."
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Car Wash - Summer 2015
Letter From the Ica
By the Numbers
Chip and Pi N Confusion?
New Techniques for Reducing the Ever-Increasing Costs of Health Care
The Car Wash Show 2015
Planning for Disaster
What’s It Really Worth?
Wearing Too Many Hats?
Take a Tour
The Orgin of the Exterior Car Wash
Blast From the Past
Index of Advertisers
Focus on the Member
Car Wash - Summer 2015