Digital Lights and Sirens: Avoiding Collisions and Reducing Traffic

  • Room: 134-135
Thursday, April 26, 2018: 3:30 PM - 5:15 PM


Cory Hohs
HAAS Alert
United States


The #1 way to ensure your crew’s safety: Make sure they make it to the call without a collision. Our roads are changing drastically. Consumer vehicles are becoming more automated, luxurious, and soundproof. Motorists are more distracted than ever by smartphones, in-car wireless connectivity, and infotainment. Urbanization and congestion are at an all-time high, leading to excessive idle time and causing drivers to be even more distracted. Connecting digital Lights & Sirens allows emergency apparatus to seamlessly notify motorists when emergency services crews are approaching and on-scene. This class will provide a comprehensive overview of the technology involving digitizing Lights & Sirens to enable motorists and cars to receive audible and visual alerts in popular navigation apps such as Google Maps/Waze and directly in connected vehicle in-dash/infotainment units. Attendees will come away with a better understanding of V2V (Vehicle-to-Vehicle) communication and why it’s an important and emerging topic for the safety of emergency crews. Participants will learn about solutions available today and receive hands-on learning with actual equipment.



Classroom is designed to be interactive. Attendees will receive hands-on demonstrations and be invited to participate.

Classroom will show attendees how real-time alerts are delivered to motorists in a way they can’t miss when crews are responding and on-scene. Drivers who receive advanced notice when emergency vehicles are approaching have more time to pull over, make safer maneuvers and avoid potential for collisions.

See firsthand how to connect an emergency light bar/brow light and what it means for departments. The ease of installation for both straight-wired and Multiplex vehicle electrical configurations will be demonstrated, attendees will be invited to participate.

Hear testimonials from multiple departments that have already implemented such technology.

Learn how R2R (Responder-to-Responder) communication is helping emergency crews avoid collisions with each other.

Learning Objectives

See firsthand how civilian drivers and vehicles receive road safety-critical alerts about emergency road conditions and how it’s impacting Responder safety on the road.

Learn which Digital L&S solutions are available and how to outfit the one that fits your department’s needs.
Come away with a better understanding of Vehicle-to-Vehicle communication and why it is such an important and emerging topic in First Responder safety.

Learn how R2R (Responder-to-Responder) communication is creating added safety by preventing collisions between emergency services vehicles.

Obtain an understanding of how new technology can impact “Smart” connected infrastructure (e.g. connected traffic signals, street lights and road signs).

Learn what questions Emergency Services departments should be asking toward local government and policy stakeholders when autonomous vehicle planning and testing is taking place in your community.


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