Viney Kumar

A Signalling System for Emergency Vehicles

Viney Kumar, Australia Age Category Award, 13-14

The effectiveness of Emergency Response Vehicles (ERV) affects lives and properties that are at risk each day. Effectiveness is determined by the reaction time available for target vehicles blocking the ERV’s path and the amount of traffic. The signalling method is the main factor impacting reaction time, though it is compounded by factors like background noise and sound-proofing in vehicles.

The PART program provides a near fool-proof method of reaching a timely alert to a target vehicle enabling corrective action and improving the success rate of the ERV in its mission."