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Thursday, 14 December 2017 14:55

Self-Driving Cars for Mass Evacuations? Sensors in Every Corner of Every Building?

Self-driving cars for mass evacuations? Well maybe not in the very near future, but it may be coming. There are other, more currently viable technologies though that are ready to help emergency managers and public safety officials with mitigation, response and recovery.

Virtual and augmented reality are very viable tools that could be used for mitigation, education, damage assessment and the like. Predictive analysis is an area with great growth potential for the emergency manager/public safety official. These could be helpful tools, if not critical ones, for mitigating floods and fires, as well as developing response and recovery plans.

“Some of what we talk about being emerging technology is just concept and it’s not there yet, but it’s coming,” said Sarah K. Miller of S.K. Miller Consulting. “But some of it, virtual reality or augmented reality, can provide a really great tool for education of the public, emergency managers, whoever. You can do simulations that put people in a disaster scenario.”