Day two brought the test of Fran’s idea which proposes using the Automated Parking System (APGS) technology to properly position ladders during fires, thus saving precious time so that firefighters can get to people quicker. Fran proposes using sensors you find in APGS to sense the proximity to a building (and/or people).
Hope to post some of the findings of the test tomorrow but in the mean time here are some action shots.
Here are the guys at Deeplocal adding the sensors to the ladder.
Here is how the top of the ladder looks with all that technology.
The ladder beginning to rise.
Hitting its destination.
Fran being congratulated by Jacob Ward (West Coast Bureau Chief of Popular Science Magazine) after the test was completed.
Fran enjoying the day