May 19, 2020

HAAS Alert Responder-to-Responder Alerts: V2V Comes to Emergency Response

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Today, the nation’s first vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication network for first responders went live, powered by HAAS Alert’s Safety Cloud® - the only technology-agnostic vehicle communication service. We've been delivering Responder-to-Vehicle (R2V) alerts to civilian motorists through our connected vehicle technology since our launch in 2015, but today, we've enhanced our service so that thousands of First Responder vehicles can alert other responding vehicles of one another in real time as they approach intersections.

Pierce Manufacturing, the leading North American manufacturer of custom fire apparatus, announced the launch of a Responder-to-Responder (R2R) collision prevention solution powered by Safety Cloud®. This technology allows emergency vehicles to communicate directly with each other when they are en-route to an emergency for safer, faster response. They join an ecosystem of emergency manufacturers relying on HAAS Alert for responder safety and protection including REV Group Inc., E-ONE, Ferrara Fire Apparatus, KME, and Rosenbauer America.

This is the first vehicle-to-vehicle safety technology that is deployable globally without the need for roadside or municipal infrastructure for all responder vehicles regardless of brand, manufacturer, or type. Police, Fire, and EMS departments are all enabled to communicate by sending a safety message that first responders are approaching or intersecting other Police/Fire/EMS vehicles. Creating safety alerts isn’t just about creating the alert, but how those responding are alerted - it’s all about the alert mechanism ensures first responders, in their rush to a scene, are able to receive an alert with enough warning time.

Safety Cloud's Responder-to-Vehicle service leverages similar technology to warn motorists about nearby emergency response vehicles, tow trucks, DOT work trucks, and other fleet vehicles with warning lights that impact roadway safety and mobility. Safety Cloud can even feed alerts into automotive OEM cloud platforms, connected cars, and autonomous vehicles for "connected safety" services, enhancing situational awareness and preparedness, connected intersections, or other Smart City infrastructure.

In the weeks ahead, we’ll be sharing more details on the transformative power of R2V and R2R alerts and the potential impact of our technology on the future of transportation and emergency response. Until then, you can learn more about Responder-to-Responder alerting here.

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