The agreement will enable Tesla to use the company’s Hazard Enhanced Location Protocol (H.E.L.P.) technology. The system is marketed as a cutting-edge vehicle hazard warning system that can help avoid crashes with disabled automobiles, according to InsideEVs.
According to the most recent data from Emergency Safety Solutions (E.S.S.), 200 collisions happen daily. That number indicates that incidents involving disabled or vulnerable vehicles have affected nearly 300,000 individuals since 2018. E.S.S. also pointed out that within the same period, over 60,000 individuals died due to such accidents.
According to ESS CEO Tom Metzger, Tesla’s intention to use the H.E.L.P. technology is excellent news. He stated, “This is great news for significantly increasing roadside safety. Tesla is a leader in bringing first-time innovation to passenger vehicles and is leading the way by implementing H.E.L.P. technology on potentially millions of Tesla vehicles worldwide. It’s a monumental step to overcome the troubling safety issue of crashes into disabled and vulnerable vehicles, which tragically injure or kill tens of thousands worldwide each year,” via Teslarati.
According to E.S.S., Tesla intends to employ its H.E.L.P. system on “a range of vehicles” in its portfolio. Currently, Tesla only manufactures the Model 3 sedan, Model Y crossover, Model S flagship sedan, and Model X S.U.V.
To guarantee that disabled and/or other vulnerable vehicles are more noticeable and easier to identify, E.S.S. claims its H.E.L.P. technology employs two distinct “near-fault-proof” warning systems.
Remarkably, the system is said to adhere to regulatory requirements. The technology makes it evident to approaching cars that there is a relevant concern ahead using both Lighting Alerts and Digital Alerts via onboard intelligence.
The Lightning Alert system from E.S.S. emits a bright light and attempts to catch the eye of approaching traffic. Additionally, the Digital Alert system uses G.P.S. map data to alert drivers of approaching vehicles.
Tesla keeps updating its innovative driver-assist technologies regularly. The company now uses a vision-only camera-based technology. It also recently removed the radar from its vehicles. It seems that Tesla also intends to eliminate ultrasonic sensors in its cars.
The E.S.S. H.E.L.P. system’s implementation seems to be a selling point, even though some customers could worry about losing such technology from Tesla vehicles. However, other automakers may adopt the system if it performs as anticipated.
Remarkably, Tesla continues to exert extra effort in upgrading its products to fulfill the needs of its customers. We just previously reported on C.E.O. Elon Musk’s intention to have full Sell-Driving Tesla cars by next year. He also announced that the company will start production of robotaxis by 2023.