Connected Vehicles Highlight at The Emergency Services Show
As mobile technology becomes ever more important to the emergency services, connected vehicles of all types are set to be a major feature of The Emergency Services Show taking place at the NEC, Birmingham on 19 and 20 September. The Connected Vehicles Zone will showcase a wide range of vehicles and the diverse technologies in use for mobile data, communications and control.
New for 2018, the Emergency Services Communications Seminar Theatre sponsored by Excelerate Technology will among other topics focus on the future of connected vehicles. Seminars will look at the future of communications for fleet responders including satellite technology and blended communications. As autonomous and connected vehicles come closer to being deployed on UK roads, speakers will also examine how the future of vehicle communications can positively impact emergency service operations.
International Ambulances is set to unveil its advanced ACESO ambulance prototype. The ground-breaking ACESO features a wealth of vehicle and ambulance innovations to enable paramedics to deliver better patient outcomes. Designed around the paramedic, rather than conventional commercial vehicle architecture, its superior specification provides improved comfort, ergonomics, safety and hygiene. The design and technology offers a level of flexibility and future proofing for equipment and features. Its integrated communications and connectivity capability provides paramedics with the support they need for mobile diagnosis and treatment, enabling them to “see, treat and refer” patients where they are. All the right information is shared rapidly to support safe and effective decision making within urgent and emergency care, and the wider healthcare community.
Excelerate, Carnation Design, Primetech and Premier Communications will be showing the latest advanced communications equipment for vehicle installation. RAM Mount, Havis and Gamber Johnson will showcase their latest laptop and mobile device docking stations for vehicle use. EVP, Emergency Vehicle Products, will show its new demonstration van, featuring docking station, Magnetic mic, LED message sign, seat heater and Command Light scene light tower. Visitors can try and test these products on the stand.
The show also features providers of all types of in and on-vehicle ancillary equipment including lightbars; vehicle livery; battery management; driver training and more. Code 3 and RSG will be highlighting their latest lightbar ranges for police, fire, ambulance and amber light services.
Emergency and rescue vehicles of virtually every type, including fire appliances, ambulances, fleet cars, motorbikes, boats and UAVs or drones will also be on display throughout the indoor and outdoor exhibition areas. Vehicle suppliers at the show include BMW, Jaguar Land Rover, Jemca Toyota and Volvo Emergency Services Cars as well as a wide range of chassis manufacturers and specialist vehicle converters.
Rosenbauer, Emergency One, Terberg and Volvo Trucks are both expected to bring their latest fire appliances to the show. Angloco will demonstrate its ladder and other fire fighter vehicles in the Outside Area. The show will also see the UK premiere of Aebi Schmidt’s flexible and versatile MT 750 fire truck, which is particularly adept in the small narrow streets where conventionally sized fire engines can struggle.
Among the many ambulance suppliers exhibiting this year are AMZ Vehicles, BAUS and WAS UK. Alfa Dropbox will again showcase its ground-level loading ambulances. O&H Vehicle Conversions has announced it will launch a new vehicle at the Emergency Services Show while the National Emergency Services Museum will be displaying a 100-year old WW1 Ford Model T ambulance.
New exhibitor Horton Motorcycles offers the latest range of two-wheel and quad bikes. Honda UK returns to the outside area to showcase its comprehensive range of vehicles and equipment for emergency service use.
Adapted Vehicle Hire will showcase its range of wheelchair accessible vehicles, as well as adapted cars of all sizes with left foot accelerator and hand control options. Allied Fleet will be promoting its adapted and special purpose vehicles for social transport and non-emergency ambulance use.
The NEC is linked to Birmingham International Station and Birmingham Airport and is directly accessible from the UK motorway network.
The Emergency Services Show, Hall 5, NEC, Birmingham, UK, 19-20 September 2018. To register now for free entry visit www.emergencyuk.com