A Novel Early Alert System for Emergency Vehicle Proximity

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: N/A
Contract: 200-2012-M-51329
Agency Tracking Number: HHS2002012M51329
Amount: $150,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Rockville, MD, 20855-
DUNS: 161911532
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Julia Deng
 hdeng@i-a-i.com
Business Contact
 Julia Deng
Email: hdeng@i-a-i.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Private driver situational awareness is critical to avoid vehicle crashes and related injuries/deaths associated with emergency vehicles transiting to or from emergency incident locations. The recent widespread use of wireless devices (e.g. GPS, smart phones) by private vehicle drivers brings a new interface and provides a great potential to enhance the driver's situational awareness by allowing first responders and emergency vehicles to send out early alerts to private motor vehicles in the immediate vicinity of the responder. The primary objective of this proposed effort is to develop innovative technology to enhance the private driver situational awareness to the emergency vehicles. Toward this objective, Intelligent Automation, Inc. (IAI), along with its partners, proposes to develop a novel Early AleRt System for Emergency Vehicle Proximity (EARS4EVP). The system will fully exploit the increasing widespread use of personal wireless devices by drivers of motor vehicles; incorporate efficient database processing and even future advanced communication technology, to provide an integrated solution to alert drivers of the proximity of emergency vehicles.

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