IDT Website Privacy Policy

Last updated: 17 May 2018

International Development of Technology B.V. has developed the website http://www.idt-engineering.com (hereby referred to as “IDT website”). This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of Personal Information we receive from users of the IDT website. Our privacy policy is in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) of the European Union.

We use your Personal Information only for providing and improving the IDT website. By using the IDT website, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.

Information Collection And Use

While using our IDT website, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you. Personally identifiable information includes your First Name, Last Name and Email Address.

Without explicitly asking your permission, we don’t share your personally identifiable information with any third party except with our hosting provider for email management. Our agreement with our hosting provider is also in accordance with the EU GDPR.

Log Data

IDT uses Google Analytics to track and analyse visits to our website. We collect non-personally identifiable information that the IDT website sends to identify your progress through the IDT website pages. This information includes the pages of our IDT website that you visit. The data that Google Analytics uses to provide all the information in our reports comes from these sources:

-The HTTP request of the user

-Browser/system information

-First-party cookies

For more information on Google’s Privacy Policy and Google Analytics Tracking code, please refer to:

https://policies.google.com/privacy 

https://developers.google.com/analytics/resources/concepts/gaConceptsTrackingOverview 

Communications

We may use your Personal Information to contact you when you have contacted us or are seeking technical support. 

Security

The security of your Personal Information is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Our website and emails our secured through our hosting provider. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. You can increase your data security by using an up-to-date version of a virusscanner or internet security suite.

Your Rights

We take your data protection and privacy rights seriously. For more information on your rights, please visit the European Commission GDPR website: 

https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/law-topic/data-protection/reform/rights-citizens_en 

Changes To This Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is effective as of the date indicated at the top of this page and will remain in effect except with respect to any changes in its provisions in the future, which will be in effect immediately after being posted on this page.

We reserve the right to update or change our Privacy Policy at any time and you should check this Privacy Policy periodically. Your continued use of the Service after we post any modifications to the Privacy Policy on this page will constitute your acknowledgment of the modifications and your consent to abide and be bound by the modified Privacy Policy.

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If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us on info@idt-engineering.com.

IDT’s DriverLab Simulator officially opened in Toronto, Canada - International Development of Technology

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IDT’s DriverLab Simulator officially opened in Toronto, Canada

Posted by: IDTadmin | Posted on: October 13th, 2017 | 0 Comments

IDT’s unique DriverLab simulator has been officially opened as the final part of the the iDAPT labs at Toronto Rehabilitation Institute-University Health Network (TRI-UHN). The simulator is designed to study the impact of our health on driving performance, with an aim to increase driver safety in healthy older adults and people living with injury or illness. DriverLab was designed, developed and integrated under the leadership of IDT in close co-operation with TRI-UHN and partners.

“What makes DriverLab unique is how the technology was driven by the user requirements”, according to IDT president Dr. Sunjoo Advani. “As we age, our ability to drive at night and in challenging weather conditions increases the risk of accidents. Elderly drivers are more risk prone since they often require medication, which can lead to drowsiness -or, they may have cognitive deficiencies, such as dementia. Creating these challenges on the road for testing drivers is nearly impossible, and unsafe.”

Real Rain

IDT produced a simulator with real weather, augmented with computer-generated images. In DriverLab, IDT built a special spraying system to create rain on the windshield, and re-circulate the water. While driving in crowded traffic, for example, the rain suddenly starts pouring down. “The fact that you need to use the real windshield wipers, that you need to slow down due to visibility, that you feel your hands gripping the steering wheel tightly – and actually believe that you have to worry about getting wet when you get out of the “car” is a true accomplishment in simulation technology”.

DriverLab is the most advanced driving simulator in Canada and unique in the world, in terms of the realistic experience it offers drivers. DriverLab will establish Canada as a global leader in safe driving research.

DriverLab’s innovative technology comes at a time when vehicle collisions represent the number-one cause of accidental death in Canada, and cost Canadians $62.7 billion per year. Global numbers are equally staggering: Every year, 1.24 million people around the world die in motor vehicle collisions and up to 50 million people suffer from disabling injuries.

Reducing Vehicle Collisions

The outcomes of DriverLab research will help reduce the emotional, physical, and financial costs of vehicle collisions, by reducing their occurrence. “DriverLab deals with an issue ​that is not just technical, but a very important social issue that puts stress in people’s lives,” says Dr. Geoff Fernie, Research Institute Director, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute. “We’re motivated to solve problems that really affect people.”

DriverLab is an integral part of the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute’s CEAL simulation facility, which was also developed by IDT from 2003 to 2012, when the DriverLab project started.

IDT is a leader in the design and development of unique simulators for automotive, medical research and flight training. The company has been involved in the development of over 35 simulators for companies including BMW, Boeing, NASA, the German aeronautical lab DLR, the Dutch National Aerospace Lab, and several universities. IDT also supports the global airline industry in enhancing its operational safety standards through better pilot training.

Media

To view the full press release by University Health Network, please visit UHN.ca.

More media coverage and videos are available through CTV Toronto News, Global News Canada,

An interview by Dr. Geoff Fernie, Research Institute Director at TRI-UHN at AM640 Radio.

More media updates will follow.

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