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Verizon & TomTom Explore Ways To Implement Road Safety Of Emergency Vehicles

By John F. Heerdink, Jr.

Reportedly, TomTom and Verizon Communications, Inc. (VZ) announced that they are working on a 5G innovation project together at TechCrunch Disrupt SF conference aimed at making intersections safe for emergency vehicles with near real-time alerts and information to stamp out fatalities and accidents involving road traffic.

The collaboration is expected to help make the movement for emergency vehicles easy at intersections with real-time 3D visualization of an intersection by TomTom HD Maps along with Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband network. In the U.S. an approximately 6.5k accidents occur involving ambulances, 300 police cruiser pursuits, along with 31,600 fire vehicles, as per reports. The companies working together at the Mcity Test Facility, the University of Michigan are analyzing how 5G-connected cars, cameras, and traffic lights at intersections can increase pedestrian safety and avert mishaps.

“By harnessing the power of the Verizon 5G network and its massive bandwidth, super-fast speeds and ultra-low latency, this collaboration with TomTom will help us to create a next-generation service that can enable safer intersections for all,” stated Jeff Frantz, Executive Director, Verizon Location Technology.

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(Read Original Story: TomTom and Verizon Co-Innovate to Help Improve Public Safety with 5G in GlobeNewswire)