Emergency Vehicle Warning (EVW)
The objective of Emergency Vehicle Warning is to sooner indicate an emergency vehicle is approaching and to timely give way to the emergency vehicles.
Taking into account various stakeholders’ views, a list of business model blueprints that address current or future challenges of urban areas, together with their operating and value-capture scenarios depicting the inner-workings of the business models, and the exchange of costs-benefits among stakeholders, have been created for the Emergency Vehicle Warning service.
In Barcelona the Emergency Vehicle Warning service is implemented using cellular communication technology. This service is currently dedicated to the local firefighters and covers the whole city area. Applus IDIADA is the service provider receiving emergency data from the emergencies management centre of the City Council and providing through an App the drivers with the information about an approaching firefighters’ vehicle in emergency status.
In Bordeaux the Emergency Vehicle Warning service is implemented using ITS-G5 communication technology. Emergency vehicles equipped with an on-board unit (OBU) broadcast their emergency status to surrounding OBUs and roadside units (RSUs), triggering an alert message with a request to free the passage. The information is also forwarded by the RSUs and made available to other users not equipped with an OBU, but using the local App on their smart devices connected via cellular communication. The service provider for EVW is NeoGLS and the service is available through the App “CTD – Connected Mobility”.
In North Brabant the Emergency Vehicle Warning service is implemented using hybrid cellular and ITS-G5 communication technologies. This service is active with the firefighters, police and ambulances in Helmond and covers the main roads.
In Thessaloniki the Emergency Vehicle Warning service is implemented as proof of concept using cellular communication technology. The the service provider, the Hellenic Institute of Transport (CERTH-HIT), uses its own vehicles for testing purposes providing information to other drivers through the CERTH-HIT App (cmobile.imet.gr).
In Vigo the Emergency Vehicle Warning service is implemented using cellular communication technology. This service provides in real time information related to the presence and position of a nearby emergency vehicle to the other drivers using the local App.