Understanding R2R® Collision Prevention

Understanding R2R® Collision Prevention

Jul 18, 2023

R2R Collision Prevention Service focuses on enhancing awareness, fostering a culture of safety, and streamlining operations for first responders.

When it comes to the safety of our first responders – the brave firefighters, EMTs, and law enforcement officers who protect us every day – there can be no compromises. That's where Responder-to-Responder (R2R®) alerting comes into play, designed to enhance both your safety and efficiency.

At its core, R2R vehicle collision service, provided through Safety Cloud®, is an essential tool that helps you avoid accidents with other emergency vehicles during response operations. How does it do this? By offering an early warning that gives you those crucial few extra seconds to react and sidestep potential collisions. It's similar to our Responder-to-Vehicle (R2V®) service, which alerts the public about responding units. But here, R2R is giving you, the responder, a heads-up about 10 to 15 seconds in advance if you're on a possible collision course with another unit.

This means both the driver and the officer in charge have a better chance of noticing the alert. And it's not just about noticing - this naturally leads to better communication inside the cab. Whether you're in a smaller EMS unit with the alert system set up somewhere in the middle of the dash, or in a larger vehicle, you can trust R2R to work the same way every time.

R2R features an intelligent alert system that efficiently manages alert frequency. It recognizes when you're responding alongside another unit, and thoughtfully moderates the number of alerts to prevent overwhelming you. The goal is to ensure each alert you receive is significant and relevant, contributing to the prevention of potential collisions rather than becoming a distraction. The focus is on providing actionable information that supports your mission effectively and safely.

Our video featuring Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical demonstrates how R2R can be a valuable aid in everyday situations, and how the technology truly shines in challenging circumstances, such as blind turns or busy intersections, providing that extra layer of safety when most needed.

The benefits of R2R collision prevention extend beyond emergencies. Even when you're not actively responding to a call, as long as your vehicle is connected to Safety Cloud, you're part of our alerting system. Whether you're returning from a call, navigating everyday traffic, or heading out for a team lunch, your vehicle remains within the safety ecosystem, continuously scanning for potential collision threats. Our alerting system ensures your constant awareness, irrespective of your vehicle's emergency status.

So, what does all this mean for you as a first responder? In essence, R2R is an invaluable partner on your journey, actively contributing to your safety. It's your reliable ally, continuously surveying the environment and helping you become more aware of other emergency vehicles sharing the road. This enhanced situational awareness empowers you to make effective decisions and take preventive actions when necessary.

By preventing accidents, R2R empowers you to concentrate on your primary mission: reaching incident scenes and saving lives. It's designed to streamline your operations and enhance your safety, safeguarding the entire community.

For a practical demonstration of how safety and efficiency merge in R2R, take a look at our demo video. It provides a clear illustration of the new paths we're paving for first responders to navigate and coordinate their life-saving journeys effectively.


About HAAS Alert

HAAS Alert’s mission is to build lifesaving mobility solutions to make vehicles and roads safer and smarter. Our vision is a connected, collision-free world where everyone gets home safely. HAAS Alert makes roads and communities safer by delivering digital alerts from emergency response, municipal and private fleets, work zones, and connected infrastructure to nearby drivers through its vehicle communication platform Safety Cloud. For more information, visit www.haasalert.com.