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Help Flash

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Help Flash

Initiative details

Describe the characteristics of your target audience 
Help Flash can be used by all drivers in two and four wheel vehicles, including people with reduced mobility. Improving the safety of all occupants of the vehicle in case of accident

Organisation details

Enterpriseón 12, 3º, 36201 Vigo (Pontevedra)
Please describe the main road safety challenges/problems you have addressed or are addressing. 
According to the Department of Traffic of Spain, “The stop of a vehicle on the road due to breakdown or accident, poses a serious risk to traffic. Currently the systems and signals used do not offer adequate protection and sometimes expose the driver and<br>its occupants to new risks. “<br>Danger increases when visibility is poor, in the twilight, at night or in badly lit roads.<br><br>The current signaling systems:<br>• Do not prioritize the safety of the occupants of the vehicle<br>• They are not efficient, since using them requires several minutes<br>• They can not be used in both four-wheeled and two-wheeled vehicles<br>• They can not be used by people with reduced mobility<br>of fatal accidents occurin the twilight or during the night<br>of accidents occur on roads without sufficient lighting
What are your objectives? 
Improve current signaling system
Reduce run overs
Netun Solutions S.L. is a Spanish company born in 2016 with the aim of creatinginnovative solutions in road safety around the world through technologies thatconnect asphalt, people and machines. NETUN has developed Help Flash®, a compactdevice that uses LED technology. It has a completely automatic magnetic activation. Itis a signaling beacon that meets the current Road Safety Regulations. Using LEDtechnology and a parabolic reflector it emits a triple amber flash (like the internationalS.O.S. message) in all directions (360 degrees), and in a closed angle, so that thevehicle can be detected immediately, in less than 20 seconds from its stop, by all otherdrivers within a radius of one kilometer. The device also has a white working lightmode. Help Flash works with a high-performance battery independent of the electricalsystem of the vehicle, with great autonomy.By applying a communication module to the basic Help Flash, and by developing anappropriate back-office system we have developed Help Flash Smart, so we canachieve our goal of automatically send the location data of the beacon when it isactivated, as well as data of the incident to the insurance company or the emergencyservices.

Project activities

List the actions you carried/are carrying out 
Monday, 16 May, 2016 to Thursday, 30 May, 2019
Name of action 

Design and manufacture of Help Flash

Monday, 1 January, 2018 to Thursday, 30 May, 2019
Name of action 

Design and manufacture of Help Flash Smart


What has been the effect of the activities? 
Help Flash is a product recommended by the Department of Traffic of Spain, certified byApplus+ Idiada in accordance with the Ministerial Order PCI/ 810/2018, of July 27, which modifiestheannexesII,XIand XVIII of the General Regulation ofVehicles,approvedbyRoyal Decree 2822/1998, of December 23.Netun Solutions, S.L.. has been certified by Applus+ with the ISO 9001 and ISO 39001 qualitystandard, which guarantees maximum rigor in all our processes.In the same way, our Help Flash device has obtained the FCC, CE and RoHS certificates.On the other hand Applus+ has tested the device for IK04 and IP54, determining that it is in accordance with the applied specifications of these standards. These tests verify the resistance to water and shock.In the same way the project has received different awards granted by entities in the field of road safety. Help Flash was the winner of the 3rd Edition of the Entrepreneurs and Road Safety Award of the Línea Directa Foundation, as well as the winner of the IV Edition of the Opensurance Awards of the Axa Foundation, of the Innovation Gallery Award in the International Motortec-Automechanika Fair and of the Innovation Award in Road Safety and Sustainable Mobility of the CNAE Foundation, just to name a few.
How many people did you reach/have you reached? 
Who carried/carries out the evaluation activities? 
External evaluation
When did/will you carry out the evaluation? 
Before, after and continuous monitoring