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Olivet College to host drunk driving simulation Feb. 16
Feb 02, 2012

In an effort to teach students the dangers of drinking and driving, Olivet College will host a Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Simulator Thursday, Feb. 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the college’s Upton Gymnasium. The program is sponsored in part by a grant from the Prevention Network, which was awarded to Olivet in the fall for the purpose of educating students about the consequences of alcohol abuse.

The DUI Simulator emulates real driving conditions to show students the dangers of driving while under the influence of alcohol. During the simulation, students use an actual “vehicle” to drive onto a digital road that can recreate any type of driving condition, from clear afternoon to dark evening, to ice and rain. Panoramic views of the digital road are presented to the student via virtual head-mounted display. Software receives data input by the wheels of the car and renders the virtual reality in real time.

High schools are encouraged to bring students to the event, which is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Larry Smith, director of the African American Culture Center and alcohol education, at (269) 749-7750 or lsmith@olivetcollege.edu.


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