The collaboration agreement focuses on enhancing post-crash emergency responses and alerting oncoming drivers through unique technologies of software – H.E.L.P. and ROADMEDIC.
Strategic Collaborations To Enable Stronger Road Safety
Emergency Safety Solutions (ESS) created the Hazard Enhanced Location Protocol (H.E.L.P.®), transforming the vehicle warning systems sector. Enhancing the vehicle warning software, ESS announced a collaboration and signed an agreement with Roadside Telematics Corp (RTC). The Roadside Telematics Corp. is an automotive 9-1-1 software provider and founder of ROADMEDIC. It is software that offers real-time access and secure delivery of vehicular emergencies to 9-1-1 entities for immediate action.
The collaboration enables the incorporation of ESS’ H.E.L.P. advanced technology within the intelligent crash data software platform – ROADMEDIC. This inclusion will facilitate global automakers in essentially boosting post-crash emergency response.
Combining H.E.L.P. and ROADMEDIC technologies allow automated activation of lighting alerts once the vehicle airbags deploy. This helps increase the visibility of crashed vehicles to oncoming drivers. Simultaneously, ROADMEDIC notifies the key details of the crash to the 9-1-1 dispatchers. The software uses the next-generation 9-1-1 notification platform for a rapid, accurate, and effective dispatcher response.
Lawrence E. Williams, CEO of RTC, said that ESS aligns with RTC’s mission to quickly identify crashed vehicles through RTC’s groundbreaking 9-1-1 intelligent crash data software platform and H.E.L.P.s lighting alerts. The enabled technological combination makes these faster emergency responses possible even in low-visibility scenarios.
Tom Metzger, CEO of ESS, remarks, “Every step we take with such collaborations are to protect the people in the disabled vehicle. It is to assist first responders in safe management, location, and responding to the crash scene, efficiently.”
ESS and RTC expect the implementation and availability of the technology by the end of the year. The automakers can avail of it through over-the-air software updates.