At a time when vaccines and lasting solutions for dealing with COVID-19 still seem fairly distant, here is a story that should give you hope for progress, a merging of medical research and modern technology. Lab experts from The Ohio State University department of microbiology have determined that the viral concentration of COVID-19 can be severely and almost entirely reduced at temperatures in excess of 132 degrees Fahrenheit. But where in the world can you test that conclusion in the real world? In a police car, of course!
According to reports from Ford Motor Company, only a few police departments have agreed to join the operational trials, and Central Florida is on the list.
Ford conducted software operational trials in vehicles owned by the New York City Police Department, Los Angeles Police Department, Michigan State Police, Massachusetts State Police, Boardman Township Police Department in Ohio and Seminole County Sheriff’s Office in Florida.
Basically, what happens is that the climate control system on all 2013-2019 Police Interceptor Utility vehicles is combined with the powertrain engine to push the internal temperature beyond 133 degrees for approximately 15 minutes, a period sufficient to “disinfect vehicle touchpoints.” This is then followed by a cool down process that ensures not only comfort, but a renewed sense of cleanliness, a vehicle free of any potential COVID-19 microbes.
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