Am­bu­lance warn­ing: it’s be­hind you!

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We’ve all been there: you can hear the wail­ing sirens, but scan­ning your mir­rors fails to de­tect the emer­gency ve­hi­cle. It’s far scarier for am­bu­lance crews: driv­ers say they face pan­icky and hap­haz­ard driver re­ac­tions ev­ery day.

Help could be at hand: …it­ting emer­gency ve­hi­cles with transpon­ders to beam their lo­ca­tion into con­nected cars from up to 500 me­tres away. In our Mon­deo, the driver’s screen …lashes up a warn­ing tri­an­gle and a graph­i­cal rep­re­sen­ta­tion of the am­bu­lance clos­ing in from be­hind. It’s very clear, but for in­for­ma­tion only; the driver is not ad­vised what to do. ‘The Mil­ton Keynes am­bu­lance and Coventry …ire bri­gade would have it to­mor­row – it can re­ally sim­plify their pas­sage,’ says Tim Ar­mitage.

Am­bu­lances: not vis­i­ble enough

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