Pilot study for improved traffic safety for emergency vehicles using EVAM Transmit technology
|Coordinator||H&E SOLUTIONS AB|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 1 774 000|
|Project duration||July 2018 - January 2020|
|Venture||The strategic innovation programme Electronic Components and Systems:|
|Call||Electronic components and systems. Research and innovation projects 2018.|
Purpose and goal
The project´s final objective was to create knowledge about the traffic safety of emergency vehicles, verify the value chain and the effects of EVAM Transmit in a pilot study and thus created material and knowledge for the continued commercialization of the product nationally and globally. The project hoped to contribute with new knowledge and new technology to solve the problem. It was hoped that the project would objectively verify that the use of EVAM Transmit gives rise to improved road safety, shorter response times and an improved work environment for the staff.
Expected results and effects
The value chain was evaluated and improvement proposals implemented. The evaluation of the use of EVAM Transmit showed significant and large positive effects on the traffic situation for emergency vehicles. The use of EVAM Transmit means that civilian motorists give free way 3.6 times earlier and that they move 1.6 times farther aside compared to using only blue lights and sirens. These are very tangible and positive results which are very likely to have a long-term positive impact on traffic safety, response times and the work environment for the staff.
Planned approach and implementation
The project was conducted as a pilot study. The hope was to conduct the study in a real environment, but due to PTS denying permission for the trials, pilot tests were conducted in driving simulators. The project partners hope that the positive results that the project has led to will help to obtain the permits required for a follow-up study in real traffic.