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Controlling Critical Equipment from the Vehicle Screen

Agustin Almansi  (Sales Engineer Director, VNC Automotive)

Location: W240C

Date: Thursday, March 28

Time: 11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Track: First Responder Communications

Topic: Interoperability, IoT, Video

Format: Power Session

Vault Recording: TBD

First responders today rely on a growing number of devices inside their vehicles to stay connected and perform their duties efficiently, such as light and siren controllers, radios and Automatic License Plate Recognition systems, PCs and phones. However, stricter regulations are being introduced to protect their safety and the public while they drive, and at the same time car makers are redesigning vehicle interiors to replace available dashboard area with larger screens.

Some attempts have been made to address these problems, integrating the devices directly with the built-in dashboard screen by cutting wiring harnesses and hacking CAN buses. Whilst these approaches reduce cabin clutter and increase safety, there are severe limitations due to the custom installation required per vehicle. Explore a better approach to screen integration which leverages plug-and-play industry standards. As the dashboard remains completely intact, the total cost of vehicle ownership is vastly reduced. Real-world deployment examples of this exciting technology will be highlighted, including police, fire and health services across North America and Europe.

Key Takeaways:
- Current challenges installing and operating first responder devices within the vehicle
- How industry standards can enable seamless vehicle screen integration
- Real-world deployment examples