24 May K&C Awarded DHS Contract for Vehicle Infectious Diseases Protection
K&C is pleased to announce the award of a contract from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to develop a Vehicle Infectious Diseases Protection (VIDP) Conversion Kit (VCK). Current law enforcement, transportation, and ride-share vehicles do not provide protection to the driver from passengers during transportation who may be potential carriers of an infectious disease. To address this technology gap, K&C will develop a VCK solution which separates the cabin into a compartment for the driver and another compartment for the passengers in the backseat of the vehicle. The technology proposed by K&C uses an airtight partition to separate the driver compartment from the passenger compartment while also eliminating any direct airflow pathways between the compartments. Compartmentalization of the air is the only sure way to ensure that no infectious particles (even very small ones) do not cross from one space to the other. The effort will involve the design and development of a VCK solution which includes: 1) all parts needed to convert a vehicle, 2) detailed installation instructions, and 3) operation manual. Kits will be developed for different vehicles classes/types which can be then supplied to local shops for installation. K&C is pleased to have this opportunity to provide such capability for the Department of Homeland Security and the general public.
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