City of Lévis, Que. deploys emergency vehicle preemption solution

Staff
August 01, 2017
By Staff
City of Lévis
City of Lévis Photo courtesy GTT.
The city of Lévis, Que. now boasts the “latest-generation” Opticom traffic preemption solution from Global Traffic Technologies (GTT), which “works alongside intersection controllers to help ensure emergency vehicles can move through intersections quickly and safely,” according to GTT.

“Lévis residents and emergency service personnel will all benefit from the deployment of this Opticom EVP system, and GTT is proud to work with the city to help improve both operational safety and response times for emergency vehicles,” said GTT president Jason Lund.

When an emergency vehicle needs to navigate an intersection, the Opticom emergency vehicle preemption (EVP) system onboard the emergency vehicle sends a request to the intersection’s controller, ahead of its arrival. If the request is granted, the light turns green and the vehicle gets a clear path through the intersection.

In Lévis, the city has equipped 28 intersections and 19 emergency vehicles with this EVP technology.

Lévis is located in eastern Quebec, on the south shore of the St. Lawrence River, opposite Quebec City.

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