Case Studies

SAFE Vehicles

The SAFE Vehicles project was designed to resolve reliability and performance issues in relation to vehicle power consumption, human-machine interfaces and ergonomics, and in-vehicle component and system integration of emergency response vehicles.

Information and communication technologies have gained widespread adoption throughout society, and as such, emergency services are quickly learning to harness the positive benefits of these technologies for driver safety and security, reduced response times, speed enforcement, and navigation assistance. VPAC, in collaboration with the AutoCRC, Monash University Accident and Research Centre, Monash University Electrical Engineering and the National Safety Agency (NSA), developed a modular, standardised and adaptable framework to support new and future technologies in the public safety arena.

The project, called the Standardised Approach for Emergency (SAFE) Vehicles, addressed issues surrounding driver distraction, in-vehicle system integration and power management.

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