GTT to discuss priority traffic control for emergency vehicles during EMS2016 Copenhagen
Global Traffic Technologies will focus on the benefits of intelligent traffic signal solutions for ambulances and other emergency vehicles at unique European industry event
During EMS2016 Copenhagen, Global Traffic Technologies will discuss the benefits of using EVP (emergency vehicle preemption) priority control systems – technology that enables emergency vehicles with priority for green lights at intersections, allowing first responders to respond to incidents faster and more safely.
EMS2016 is the first of its kind event for the Emergency Medical Services Congress, bringing together scientists, emergency responders and other professionals to discuss innovations and creative approaches to all aspects of pre-hospital treatment and emergency medical care. It takes place in Copenhagen, Denmark, from 30 May to 1 June, 2016.
GTT is a world leader in priority control and traffic sensing systems, with thousands of implementations of its acclaimed Opticom™ EVP solutions. Opticom EVP allows ambulances and other emergency vehicles to navigate congested intersections more effectively. As a result, response times can be improved, while at the same time reducing the potential for deadly accidents. Specifically, up to a 25% reduction in response time and 70% fewer accidents for first responders have been observed.
On Tuesday 31 May at 12 noon, GTT’s Market and Development Director Tim Hall will host a discussion named “Priority Control System Architectures and Benefits for European Applications.” The session will look at the history and future of the different technologies used in priority control systems, the benefits of EVP systems (including lowered response times, better patient outcomes and increased safety) and the impact on traffic coordination. Importantly, Hall will identify the major lessons learned in North America and the critical deployment elements of EVP technologies, all of which is designed to help European agencies achieve optimal benefits immediately. The session will take place in the Exhibitor Classroom in Blomstersalen 12.00-12.20 and is open to all delegates.
GTT Vice President, EMEA Markets, Jan Ruderman says EMS2016 is an important and highly valuable event for the emergency medical services in Europe. “As a company we’re very excited to be involved,” he says. “This is a fantastic opportunity to share creative approaches and best practice with key EMS professionals and academics.”GTT will further be present at EMS2016 at Stand 19B, where delegates will be able to see Opticom vehicle and intersection equipment and learn more about the ways in which the technology can benefit their communities. To find out more about EMS2016 Copenhagen, visit ems2016.org.