Emergency Vehicle Priority - a Smart, Connected Brisbane initiative
Brisbane City Council has helped to provide emergency services vehicles with a clear route to emergency call outs with innovative technology that provides priority at traffic signals.
The Emergency Vehicle Priority (EVP) system detects oncoming emergency vehicles and gives them priority through an intersection with a green light, ensuring the city's ambulance and fire crews can make every second count.
Computer-aided dispatch, GPS and traffic management technology are used to track the location of the vehicle responding to an emergency call out, calculating the estimated time of arrival at intersections.
So far, more than 310 intersections have been connected across 13 significant Brisbane road corridors, with devices installed in emergency vehicles as part of an integrated connection between state and locally controlled roads, giving extra seconds of green light time to the vehicle's approach.
The $1.1 million project is being jointly funded by Council and the Queensland Government.