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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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Step Aside, Cities – Innovations in Rural Mobility

Urban mobility gets all the headlines, but technology can also transform transportation outside cities. Wyoming is turning I-80 into a connected corridor that promises to drastically improve safety for truck drivers and the public. Emergency managers are looking at innovations in transportation to save lives. This session will explore how mobility providers are adapting to...

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The Use of ITS in Risk and Emergency Management

The Use of Intelligent Transportation Systems in Risk and Emergency Management for Road Transport Planning and Operation Road transport quality is critical to a country’s overall development and sustainable growth. Managing road transportation networks is challenging due to uncertainties induced from related activities, such as agency management, program development, project delivery, maintenance, and operational aspects.

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A Stark Reality – Ambulance Crash Statistics

As noted in the linked article, vehicle fatality rates are estimated to be up to 4.8 times higher for emergency responders than average vehicle fatality rates nationally. An estimated 6,500 crashes involving ambulances occur each year; 35 percent of which result in injury or fatality to at least 1 occupant of an involved vehicle. This is...

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Hyundai Concept Car Has Firefighting Potential

At the Consumer Electronics Show Hyundai unveiled a concept car aimed at emergency responders as well as search and rescue teams. The vehicle, which is not planned for production, was made with extending legs… [READ MORE]

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