The GST Integrated Project and its related activities offered excellent opportunities to improve the information flow and operation of the rescue chain. The ability to accurately assess the type of emergency and resources required to provide the appropriate response is critical in ensuring that the "Golden Hour" principle – a victim's right to medical help within sixty minutes of an incident - is employed to maximum effect.
GST RESCUE's main feature was to ensure that information about an incident is available in the emergency vehicles and that the emergency vehicle reaches the incident scene rapidly and safely. To ensure this, GST RESCUE completed the in-vehicle emergency call chain, guide the emergency service to incident scene by accurate locations, trial blue corridors and coning systems (vehicle-to-vehicle communication) - thus warning other road users of the approach of the emergency services. In addition, thanks to GST RESCUE, the emergency response can greatly highly benefit from the exchange of information between the rescue units and control rooms such as police or hospitals – thus helping their own efforts to save lives.
GST Rescue’s Mission was to:
• Optimise the in-vehicle emergency call (eCall) via an intelligent invehicle trigger system
• Optimise the eCall service chain by ensuring that in-vehicle data reaches emergency Control Centres quickly, and where possible, is then transmitted to emergency vehicles
• Enable the emergency vehicle to reach the incident by the most appropriate route through an in-vehicle route guidance service
• Provide a “blue corridor” system through vehicle-to-vehicle communication to notify road users of the approach of an emergency vehicle
• Improve the safety of incident scenes with a “virtual coning” system that transmits warnings about the incident to approaching road users
• Enable remote reporting and the transfer of relevant data to hospitals and other third parties before the emergency vehicle leaves the scene.
|GST RESCUE - Test Site Results, 5 February 2007
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|GST RESCUE Validation Results, 27-28 February 2007
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