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Troopers say new vision technology could make for safer driving

In September, members of the ITS Institute’s Intelligent Vehicles Lab and HumanFIRST Program tested their Vision Enhancement System (VES) with those who may one day use it on the job. In a patrol car outfitted with VES technologies, 10 Minnesota State Patrol troopers drove a test track at Brainerd (Minn.) International Raceway and offered opinions about the system that is designed to improve safety under conditions of poor visibility, such as at night or in fog or snow. Safe travel in such conditions is vital for troopers and other emergency vehicle operators.

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