With all the Advancements and with all the people involved in our sport, around the world I find it very hard that this problem of an alert system is a problem, the Accident this weekend should never of happened. Its time if we want our sport to move forward this problem needs to disappear. We as in every offroad Organization and racer and just even the weekend warrior that is Responsible for what We should be onboard to make this happen.Five years ago when I was working on an alert system the reception was pretty cold here. Start reading from the 6th post down in this thread from 2010 about this subject:
BITD To Test PASS ALERT Safety System at V2R
I have no idea if any warning system would have made any difference is the case of this very unfortunate 2015 incident. But now with systems coming available to do it, I doubt the off-road community is much more receptive than back 5 years ago. I dropped my own development in large part because the reception was cold. With little or no market, it would be a huge loss of investment in development and hardware build. Fortunately others have made good progress and we might be able to actually see it in action sometime soon.