Mayday systems reduce the time it takes emergency service responders to reach crash victims via automated incident and accident reporting systems.
MJM successfully educated public agencies interested in the Mayday concept, and allowed vendors of Mayday products to receive feedback from such agencies. MJM allowed separate projects to benefit from collaboration with other emergency response systems. Most notably, the MJM group initiated a discussion with GM Onstar and Ford RESCU (Remote Emergency Satellite Cellular Unit) as their products were being developed. This discussion allowed for emergency response providers in Minnesota, New York, Colorado and Washington State, to interact with GM and Ford to share their needs from such systems. As a result of this, some states have formed relationships with Mayday responders.
The following tasks helped make the MJM project a success:
- Interacted and exchanged experience with Mayday activities through public-private
- Influenced the scope and objectives of future Mayday activities, and raised the
awareness of others through outreach;
- Contributed to the evolution of Mayday activities by providing input to standards and
architecture development processes; and
- Shaped future private sector efforts based on public-initiated project experience.
The MJM activities were wrapped up in 1998. As a finale to the committee, a “roadshow” was conducted where the results of the group were presented to 9 different states in order to share the entire efforts of the group, and help initiate Mayday activities in the states.
Project Duration: 1996-1998