LYT and Whelen Engineering Announce Partnership For Emergency Vehicle Preemption Solutions

April 17, 2024
Cutting-edge LYT.emergency Vehicle Preemption Solution combines with Whelen Cloud Platform® to improve emergency vehicle response.

Santa Clara, Calif, – April 16, 2024 - LYT, a leader in intelligent connected traffic technology, announced today it has signed a partnership with Whelen Engineering, a global leader in the emergency warning industry for over 70 years. LYT’s NextGen emergency preemption solution, LYT.emergency, will be integrated with the Whelen Cloud Platform® (WCP®) to help cities and communities deploy faster emergency response vehicles for incidents and accidents. 

LYT.emergency NextGen emergency preemption solution enables traffic signals to adjust, based on real-time congestion, traffic in advance of approaching emergency vehicles. The Whelen Cloud Platform connects public safety and emergency fleets with the civilian and responder vehicles around them while also continually updating firmware in a cloud-based communication network dedicated to road safety. Together LYT and Whelen enable police, fire, EMS and other fleets to deploy preemption capabilities in the vehicles, making emergency response and roadways safer throughout communities.

LYT’s intelligent connected traffic technology solutions create safe and innovative mobility systems and services for smart cities. Traffic agencies across the U.S. and Canada are leveraging LYT.emergency, which grants a consistent and reliable green light for every emergency vehicle. The solution harnesses the power of a single secure edge device installed in Traffic Management Centers that enables emergency vehicles to speak directly to networked traffic signals in cities through the LYT.speed cloud platform.    

“Crisis situations demand swift and effective responses, and with Whelen’s partnership our combined cloud-based, AI-powered emergency preemption technology allows us to safeguard communities nationwide,” said Tim Menard, CEO and Founder of LYT. “By leveraging the capabilities of artificial intelligence and the scalability of cloud computing, we can anticipate, mitigate, and respond to emergencies with unprecedented speed and precision. This innovative partnership not only enhances public safety but also underscores our commitment to harnessing cutting-edge technology for the betterment of society to build safer, more resilient communities for generations to come."

“This new partnership with LYT is another example of Whelen’s dedication to increasing safety for first responders and everyone on the road,” said Burak Unalmiser, Head of Strategic Cloud Partnerships for Whelen. “We never stop looking for ways to expand the safety features offered through the Whelen Cloud Platform, so we are extremely excited about bringing LYT’s emergency preemption capabilities to our userbase.”


About LYT 

LYT is the leading provider of NextGen intelligent connected traffic technologies that orchestrates today’s Intelligent Transportation Systems. LYT’s AI-powered, open architecture, machine learning technology enables a suite of transit signal priority and emergency vehicle preemption solutions that utilize pre-existing vehicle tracking sensors and city communication networks to dynamically adjust the phase and timing of traffic signals to provide sufficient green clearance time while minimally impacting cross traffic. LYT is headquartered in Silicon Valley and serves municipalities across the US and Canada. Learn more at

About Whelen Engineering 
Since 1952, Whelen Engineering has been a proud ally and supporter of our nation’s first responders. Driven by a mission to protect those who others, Whelen provides the high quality, reliable products and technology needed to aid them in their critical missions. From warning lights to white illumination, sirens, controllers, and software, every product that bears the Whelen name has been thoughtfully designed, manufactured, and tested right here in America to perform at the highest level in any condition. Whelen strives to ensure that the everyday heroes serving under the illumination and protection of its products are equipped to do their jobs with enhanced efficiency, reliability, and safety.

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