Accident Frequency and Insurance Claim Severity on the Rise
Commercial trucking represented 71% of tonnage carried by all modes of U.S. domestic freight transportation in 2017. With more trucks on the road, there were also more accidents, including a rise in fatalities.
According to the American Trucking Association:
Beyond the Tragic Human Toll, These Crashes Come with Extensive Financial Impact:
Crashes into stationary, highly vulnerable large commercial trucks and other delivery vehicles on or along the roadway lead to thousands of preventable tragedies nationwide each year.
Nearly 25% of two-vehicle crashes involving large trucks occur when another vehicle hits them from the rear.
ESS H.E.L.P. DeliverSAFE’s™ digital alerts and emergency lighting warn oncoming motorists much earlier of dangers on the road ahead by offering:
ENHANCED EMERGENCY LIGHTING
AUTOMATIC DIGITAL ALERTS
When a driver is shouldered or disabled along the roadway, one push of the H.E.L.P. DeliverSAFE™ button:
DeliverSAFE™ can also be deployed semi-automatically when switched on:
ESS is working with truck OEMs to incorporate H.E.L.P. DeliverSAFE™ into new-build trucks to deploy automatically upon:
MEDIUM TO HEAVY DUTY TRUCKS
Shouldered or disabled on side of the road
LAST MILE DELIVERY
Parked or stopped on roadways
When H.E.L.P. DeliverSAFE’s Emergency Mode is activated, alerts and notifications are automatically communicated to oncoming drivers through connections with traffic data and OEM cloud providers. In certain events, such as an airbag deployment, emergency responder channels are also notified with the information they need to respond efficiently.
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H.E.L.P. places the vehicle in emergency mode through:
Manual Activation by the driver when the vehicle is in park.
Automatic Deployment - Collision - triggered when a vehicle’s airbag or other OEM preferred sensory equipment is activated.
Automatic Deployment - Enhanced Triggers - other safety trigger events such as a tire blowout, driveline failure, automated driving take-over, or other vehicle system failure.
When the H.E.L.P. emergency mode is activated, it communicates in two forms:
1. Visual - 4.5 Hz emergency flash rate through the hazard lamp circuit
2. Digital – Deployment of an emergency warning to traffic data infrastructure. Approaching drivers receive advanced warnings of hazards ahead through audio, visual and other alerts.
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