More than 1.8 million Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram vehicles now alert drivers in the U.S. and Canada of nearby firetrucks, ambulances and road hazards through their Uconnect infotainment system.
The idea for the feature came from a hearing-impaired Stellantis employee who nearly collided with an emergency vehicle she couldn't hear. The employee in 2021 suggested driver notifications to help avoid such calamities, and Stellantis deployed the Emergency Vehicle Alert System from HAAS Alert that it began rolling out last year.
An over-the-air update added the system to vehicles starting with the 2018 model year. The notifications come from HAAS Alert's Safety Cloud platform, a vehicle- to-everything and digital alerting solution used by thousands of public and private roadway fleets in North America.