HAAS Alert aims to prevent collisions with emergency vehicles and help them to respond quickly and safely. ‘Responder-to-Vehicle’ technology alerts motorists in real-time when emergency vehicles are responding to an incident. 

As part of the Together for Safer Roads coalition, HAAS Alert performs the important role of improving the safety of those who take care of us. Their ‘Responder-to-Vehicle’ and ‘Responder-to-Responder’ platforms send real-time alerts to users when emergency vehicles are responding to an incident. Acting as a sort of ‘digital siren’, these alerts can help to reduce collisions with responders and help them get to the incident faster. Avoiding collisions not only improves the safety of drivers and responders, but saves municipalities the financial burden of replacing equipment, litigation and more, leaving more funds for the things that matter. In addition, authorities receive timely notifications to redirect traffic and avoid congestion and collision risks.

The platform has become available for other fleets, such as municipal and commercial slow-moving fleets (think maintenance vehicles and school buses). Notifying drivers of the presence of these vehicles can encourage them to choose alternative routes, helping mitigate traffic and congestion issues and keep these vehicles safe.

HAAS Alert is both accessible and scalable, owing to its compatibility with current GPS apps such as Waze. Its quick and easy installation has helped this innovative platform to become a leader in the first-responder safety space in the US, and they have big ambitions to share their capabilities with the rest of the world.

Why you should care

Emergency vehicles are in more danger when travelling to an incident site than when they arrive. In fact, in the United States there are a staggering 60,000 collisions with emergency response vehicles each year. It is important that we minimise collision risks to emergency responders to allow them to carry out their important work in keeping us safe.

How the Global Goals are addressed

Good health and well-being
Real-time alerts can reduce the risk of traffic collisions, in line with the ‘Vision Zero’ movement to eliminate all work-related injuries.

Decent work and economic growth
Reducing the risks of collisions with emergency response vehicles helps protect first-responders while they work.

Sustainable cities and communities
Notifying drivers and municipalities about emergency response vehicles can reduce traffic and congestion and improve safety.

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