For years we have been telling how the V-16 emergency light has come to become the danger warning system that will replace the triangles and how the General Directorate of Traffic has been promoting its use for some time.
Also how from 2026 the V16 lights purchased so far will no longer be valid and it will be mandatory to carry a connected V-16 emergency light in the car and use it to signal our vehicle in the event of an accident or breakdown.
Vodafone has just announced the launch of the first V-16 connected light that has been approved in Spainthe Help Flash IoT device produced by the company Netum Solutions.
It is the first V-16 emergency light connected and approved in Spain, complying with the technical requirements that will be mandatory from 2026
The first V-16 light of the DGT connected
V-16 Help Flash IoT Light It has a price of €59.99, although at its launch it is sold at a discount of €49.99. At the moment, its sale has already begun in Norauto stores. Vodafone will also sell it from January 13 in its stores, through its mobile application, and from its website. The price includes the SIM card and the data connection, with a plan guaranteed for more than 12 years, without the need for subscriptions, contracts, or being a customer of Vodafone services.
The Help Flash IoT is the first V-16 connected light that has been approved in Spain and Vodafone the first operator to partner with a manufacturer to market it. The manufacturers of connected lights will have to look for different associations with mobile telephone operators and that is that, in order to connect to the DGT 3.0 servers and report an incident, it will be necessary to have the corresponding SIM card and data connection, with a duration that must be specified to the customer when selling the product as an “expiration date”.