Michigan city to test emergency vehicle alert system
| 07.09.2007 | 04:57:31 | Views: 2852 | ID:
July 9 '07: In Dearborn, Michigan city officials are working on a new emergency vehicle alert system which will be installed on city street intersections to alert drivers about oncoming response vehicles, the Associated Press reported. Three intersections will have the alert system installed to test its viability.
"The 28-by18-inch device is triggered by emergency responders who flip a switch up to 2,000 feet away and send a signal on a dedicated frequency," the AP reported. "The device which sells for $3,950, flashes once per second and glows brighter during the day. It automatically turns off once a vehicle has cleared the intersection."For the trial two police cruisers and two fire trucks will be equipped with the E-Light technology. Thomas Pappas, the owner of the technology told the AP that the testing phase will last three weeks while trial data will be sent to the Traffic Research Group at Wayne University in Detroit.
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