Your car will soon warn you for approaching emergency services

Your car will soon warn you for approaching emergency services

Motorists usually see and hear ambulances approaching, but sometimes they don’t. To make traffic a bit safer, digital warnings for motorists will be issued, so that emergency services can reach their destination faster.

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Digital alerts give emergency services a helping hand

Is an ambulance arriving? Soon your car or navigation system will warn you of an approaching vehicle with a flashing light and siren. This should ensure that motorists can act faster to minimize dangerous situations. This will soon only apply to users of ANWB, Be-Mobile, Hyundai, Inrix, Kia or TomTom, but this list is expected to become longer over time.

The warnings tell users which vehicles are approaching and from which side. At the beginning, the notifications only work for ambulances, but later also for police cars, fire engines and more. Over time, motorists will also receive warnings for wrong-way drivers, obstacles on the road, extreme weather, closed lanes and more.

Mark Harbers, Minister of Infrastructure and Water Management, has every confidence in this so-called Safety Priority Services

(SPS). “Now 98% of motorists use digital information while on the road. In addition, pilots and projects show that warnings on the road have a positive effect on road safety.”

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Technology helps you during your journey

Cars are getting smarter. That’s because most new cars have built-in screens that you can connect your smartphone to. Then the

Android Auto

screen will be shown and you can navigate with Google Maps, listen to music with Spotify or answer incoming calls and texts. Soon warnings for approaching emergency services will be added.

Technology makes traveling easier, safer and more fun every year. The whole month of July

Android Planet

is in the sign of Android Auto. For example, we put more emphasis on news about the system and we explain how you can retrofit Android Auto into a car – even if your car does not have a built-in screen.

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