The Jeep Grand Cherokee comes equipped with advanced safety features, including Emergency Vehicle Detection Alerts. This article provides an overview of how this feature works and guides Jeep Grand Cherokee owners on enabling or disabling it according to their preferences.
Understanding Emergency Vehicle Detection
With the evolution of connected vehicle technology, Stellantis has introduced the Emergency Vehicle Alert System (EVAS) as a standard feature in its Uconnect connected vehicle platform. EVAS utilizes vehicle-to-everything (V2X) connectivity and receives alerts from HAAS Alert’s Safety Cloud platform, which is widely used by public and private roadway fleets in North America.
EVAS notifies drivers of nearby active fire trucks, ambulances, and other emergency vehicles in real-time. By integrating V2X connectivity with in-vehicle technology, Stellantis prioritizes enhanced safety features for its connected customers.
Enhancing Road Safety with H.E.L.P.
In addition to EVAS, Stellantis is exploring the Hazard Enhanced Location Protocol (H.E.L.P.) in collaboration with Emergency Safety Solutions Inc. H.E.L.P. aims to address the risks posed by disabled vehicles on the road, particularly during low visibility or nighttime conditions. By transmitting notifications about disabled vehicles and their precise locations to approaching vehicles, equipped with Uconnect or other compatible systems, H.E.L.P. provides drivers with crucial advance warning.
The integration of H.E.L.P. with LED lighting introduces an additional safety feature called H.E.L.P. Lighting Alerts, which effectively captures the attention of oncoming drivers by flashing hazard warning lights and other exterior lamps.
Enabling or Disabling Emergency Vehicle Detection Alerts
To customize the Emergency Vehicle Detection Alerts feature in your Jeep Grand Cherokee, follow these simple steps:
Step 1: Navigate to the Vehicle Settings: Locate the center screen display in your Jeep Grand Cherokee, serving as the control panel for various vehicle settings and features. Tap on the “Vehicle” option in the bottom category bar to access vehicle-related settings.
Step 2: Open the Settings Menu: Find the “Settings” button in the top right corner of the screen and tap on it to open the settings menu.
Step 3: Access the Safety & Driving Assistance Settings: Within the settings menu, select “Safety & Driving Assistance” from the list of options.
Step 4: Locate Emergency Vehicle Detection Alerts: Scroll through the available features displayed on the right side of the screen until you find the option labeled “Emergency Vehicle Detection Alerts.”
Step 5: Enable or Disable the Alerts: Toggle the switch or check/uncheck the box next to the “Emergency Vehicle Detection Alerts” option to enable or disable the feature, respectively.
Step 6: Confirm and Exit: Follow any on-screen prompts that may appear to confirm your selection. Once confirmed, you can exit the settings menu.
Enabling or disabling the Emergency Vehicle Detection Alerts in your Jeep Grand Cherokee is a simple process. By following the steps provided, you can customize this feature based on your preferences. These alerts play a crucial role in helping you remain aware of emergency vehicles nearby, allowing you to take appropriate actions to ensure safety on the road.