Coyote alerts for maintenance personnel on French highways
From July 8th, users of the Coyote driving assistant will be warned of the presence of maintenance personnel on French highways.
Using real-time data from highway companies, this warning aims at reducing the number of accidents involving highway maintenance personnel.
“This innovation is all the more essential since nearly three bodily injury and equipment accidents affecting highway staff occur on average every week.
On the concession network, we noted an increase with 132 accidents in 2018, 146 in 2019, and already 48 in the first five months in 2020. 17 maintenance staff members were injured in 2019,” indicates the ASFA, grouping all French highway companies.
Maintenance personnel warning
Just like the warning for an approaching radar or traffic disturbance, users of the Coyote driving assistant will now see their screen flash when approaching a maintenance team on French highways.
Real-time data collected by the highway companies on the position of their vehicles and personnel will be shared instantly with Coyote for it to relay the info to the community. This new safety feature will be active from July 8th.