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DHS S&T Selects University of Illinois for NG 9-1-1 Project

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), in partnership with the Department of Transportation (DoT), has selected the Critical Infrastructure Resilience Institute (CIRI), a DHS Center of Excellence led by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), to develop a framework and process for testing the interoperability and compatibility of next-generation...

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60 Minutes Report: Automated Trucking

Automated trucking, a technical milestone that could disrupt hundreds of thousands of jobs, hits the road.  Companies are already testing driverless trucks on America’s roads. The technology will bring untold profits, but it may cost thousands of truckers their livelihoods. See the 60 Minutes Report HERE

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ResponderSafety.com Releases “Roadway Response Safety Shorts”

Short Videos that Demonstrate Important Safety Procedures at Roadway Incidents are Perfect for Quick Training and Social Media Sharing ResponderSafety.Com has released ten Roadway Response Safety Shorts videos that demonstrate critical actions to take at every scene to improve the safety of your roadway operations. The videos are applicable to firefighters, rescue, fire police, law...

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White Paper: NG911 & Firstnet: Emergency Communication Centers Provide the Critical Link

A wide variety of challenges are facing emergency communications centers that answer calls to 9-1-1 and dispatch law enforcement, fire service and emergency medical responders including budget constraints, staffing shortages and rapidly changing technology. Two specific technologies, Next Generation 9-1-1 (or NG9-1-1) and the Public Safety Broadband Network (or FirstNet), have captured significant attention.  This...

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New Module from ResponderSafety-Telecommunicators/Dispatchers Help Lead the Team

The Emergency Responder Safety Institute has announced a new training module on the public Safety telecommunicator’s role in roadway safety titled, Telecommunicators/Dispatchers Help Lead the Team. Take this module to learn how Telecommunicators/Dispatchers can help get the right resources to the scene, coordinate the run, and better prepare everyone for the most effective handling of...

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Info You Can Use – FCC’s The Dangers of Distracted Driving

The Federal Communication Commission has a useful page on the Dangers of Distracted Driving that consolidates links to a number of resources and provide the following three key actions people can for themselves and other drivers they know: Give clear instructions – Give new drivers simple, clear instructions not to use their wireless devices while...

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US Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao Announces ADAS, Connected Technology Programs

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao announced several initiatives relating to connected vehicle technologies and advanced driver assistance systems before a crowd of industry representatives January 15, 2020 during her remarks at the Transportation Research Board’s annual meeting. Chao announced a new pilot program to deploy “vehicle-to-everything” (V2X) communication systems around the country to help prevent accidents...

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Autonomous Car Tester Offers Guide for Firefighters

Google spinoff Waymo is trying to educate emergency responders on how to deal with its autonomous vehicles. Waymo released a training video on YouTube Thursday geared toward guiding public safety officials responding to incidents involving their self-driving cars. The 14-minute instructional video advises how to put a car in manual mode and what precautions firefighters...

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Groups Urge FCC to Protect 5.9 GHz Band for Safety Use

From Communication Daily: Groups concerned about automotive safety asked the FCC to protect 5.9 GHz. They wrote Chairman Ajit Pai and the other commissioners, posted Monday in docket 13-49. “With the tremendous potential to improve transportation safety and the growth in demand for vehicle-to-everything (V2X) services, it is essential that the entire 5.9 GHz band—all...

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Can We Save More Lives on America’s Roads?

Consumer Reports explores the promise of improved transportation safety, the technology reshaping the auto industry and the still challenging highway fatality numbers by looking at four aspects: the car, the road, the driver and the crash dummy of the future.

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