Novi-based Danlaw Inc. collaborated with Missouri’s Code 3, a leading provider of light and sound solutions for emergency vehicles, to develop the industry’s first fully integrated V2X system for emergency and utility vehicles. The system communicates with traffic lights so they work in favor of emergency vehicles when their lights and sirens are on.
Danlaw has designed an emergency vehicle lighting module with a fully integrated V2X antenna. The antenna, which connects to Danlaw’s AutoLink Onboard Unit, is integrated with Code 3’s emergency vehicle system to provide first responders with 360-degree vehicle awareness and safety insight.
The V2X system will communicate with roadside equipment to request traffic light preemption after the vehicle’s emergency lights and siren are switched on. This will temporarily stop cross-traffic so first responders are able to quickly maneuver through intersections that may be congested. The feature is designed to improve safety on the road, reduce emergency response times, and save lives.
“We are thrilled to be teaming up with Danlaw at ITS America,” says Randy brown, vice president of global strategic marketing at Code 3. “Our joint technology initiative fully aligns with our commitment to offer solutions that increase safe operation of emergency vehicles by enabling police cars with traffic signal preemption.”
The technology was demonstrated at ITS America’s 28th Annual Meeting in Washington D.C. The demo featured a V2X-equipped police vehicle.
Danlaw is a connected car and automotive electronics company with facilities in the U.S., U.K., India, and China.
Code 3 Inc. has engineered and manufactured vehicle lighting and siren systems for emergency vehicles since 1974.