Road Angel to introduce verbal alerts for smart motorway lane closures
Road Angel is bringing forwards plans to release its new verbal warning alerts for lane closures.
The firm’s ‘Pure’ speed awareness device includes a smart motorway subscription option that monitors the driver’s location, speed and the change of speed of the smart motorway. If the smart motorway speed changes, so does the Road Angel. It then issues a visual and verbal warning.
The technology is being brought in from April 2021 as smart motorways come under the spotlight after coroners highlighted potential safety failings following two separate crashes.
Road Angel director Gary Digva said: “We have the technology to make a crucial difference because this is something we’ve been concerned about for a long time. Our experience has led us to see smart motorways as a major potential risk and we’ve been designing our products to mitigate it for years now.
“Our lane closure alerts feature was scheduled for later this year but we are now working hard to bring that forward as soon as practically possible because we think it will make a major difference. The debate may rumble on for a long time yet so now is the time for action.”