College - Author 1

College of Liberal Arts

Department - Author 1

Graphic Communication Department

Degree Name - Author 1

BS in Graphic Communication



Primary Advisor

Ruoxi Ma, College of Liberal Arts, Graphic Communication Department


To create an application that achieves safety on the road for first responders and bystanders through the use of location in GPS navigation and volume control. This app would signal smart phone devices in surrounding cars to limit distractions by objectively decreasing their vehicle audio so the public is alert of the first responders driving to their destination. There is a short amount of time to process where the emergency vehicle is once you see lights or hear sirens. However, if one or both of these senses are impaired by distractions of the bystander, this could result in danger of others, confusion, or even delayed time for the person in need of assistance. This is an opportunity for the community to be of service to people in need by being perceptive of their surroundings on the road. We all want to be of service to first responders, as if they were on their way to help you.