Today, we’re excited to announce that the HAAS Alert Safety Cloud™ has expanded its list of supported vehicle types yet again, adding slow-moving vehicles like sanitation trucks and snow plows to our growing roadway safety ecosystem. This new capability can support any type of vehicle that typically moves at a speed lower than the posted speed limit or making frequent stops, and as a result affects the mobility of other motorists on the roadways. Waze is the first partner to accept this new real-time data feed from HAAS Alert.
The HAAS Alert Safety Cloud was launched with the goal of sending digital alerts to nearby drivers when rapid response vehicles are en-route to or on-scene of an emergency situation. In the United States alone each year, there are over 60,000 collisions between motorists and First Responders - our mission is to make it safer on the roadways for everyone! The popular Waze mobile app has been with us since the beginning, integrating our real-time data feeds to alert Wazers as they approach these hazardous situations. As other mobile app, automotive, ride sharing, and commercial fleet partners incorporate the Safety Cloud service into their applications, we expect to see the overall number of collisions reduce drastically.
Beyond First Responders and rapid response vehicles, we are seeing a number of other departments and agencies with similar safety-related concerns for their people and vehicles adopt HAAS Alert's digital alert technology. Maintenance trucks and utility vehicles, for example, spend a significant portion of their day on the roadways - both inside and outside the vehicle - and are as vulnerable to collisions with motorists as First Responders.