Ambulances in Sweden can now hijack in-car radios

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One of the improvements being made vehicle technology includes better soundproofing, which also makes it more difficult for drivers to hear approaching sirens. Now three students at Sweden’s Kungl Tekniska Högskolan (KTH) Royal Institute of Technology have developed the EVAM System, helping emergency service vehicles hijack in-car radios to alert distant cars that an emergency vehicle is approaching. As long as the radio in the car is turned on, the EVAM System will work, regardless of what the driver is listening to - CD, radio or Bluetooth. The EVAM System works by sending a voice message from the ambulance to…

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