Haas Alert’s Safety Cloud, a cellular-V2X (C-V2X) solution, sends real-time digital alerts to drivers and connected cars to aid drivers in making safer, smarter driving decisions. C-V2X uses 3GPP standardised 4G LTE or 5G mobile cellular connectivity to send and receive signals from a vehicle to other vehicles, pedestrians or to fixed objects such as traffic lights in its surroundings.
Safety Cloud can now be integrated with Versilis’ access control solutions to provide a real-time automotive collision prevention system improving workers’ and motorists’ safety. Safety Cloud delivers notifications to oncoming motorists that Versilis’ automated signs and gates are in a deployed position, indicating a road or lane closure ahead.
When police, firefighters, EMS crews, tow trucks, and other roadway workers are on-scene or en route to a call, nearby drivers receive real-time alerts through navigation apps and vehicle systems delivered via Safety Cloud.
These alerts are received by motorists, connected cars and autonomous vehicles via in-vehicle systems and navigation applications such as WAZE - a GPS navigation software app and a subsidiary of Google - giving drivers clear advance warning and more time to safely slow down and move over. Receiving an advance warning about the nearby roadway hazard reduces the risk of crashes by up to 90%, according to Haas.
WAZE works on smartphones and tablet computers that have GPS support. It provides turn-by-turn navigation information and user-submitted travel times and route details, while downloading location-dependent information over a mobile telephone network.