One of the issues with the accelerated economic growth of the developing world is the reliability of road and mapping data. In many places like Dubai and China construction is taking place at such a rapid pace that municipal authorities cannot assign addresses fast enough to meet demand. Likewise, in other places like India, existing mapping data is simply unreliable. This is where GPS can be ideal as GPS uses your specific position and geographic coordinates, which makes it immune to problems that plague traditional mapping systems that use street names and other arbitrary assignments of position.
In places like Nagpur, India, city officials are meeting such challenges by installing fleet management systems in their ambulances and emergency vehicles in order to best respond to emergencies and disasters:
Dr Pradhan said that whenever anybody calls 102, the control room can track the ambulance nearest to the spot and direct it to the place. “OCHRI has installed the device on all its six ambulances as well as those of other private hospitals,” he said.
Dr Noorul Amin, senior medical officer and in-charge of Emergency Medical Services at OCHRI, said that GPS technology uses radio waves to calculate the distance between vehi Dr Pradhan said these ambulances would have one hospital staff capable of providing first aid at the spot itself. He also underlined the need for providing all life-saving medicines in them. He said the project was brainchild of NMC commissioner Aseem Gupta.
Fleet management using GPS is an ideal way to quickly respond and deploy your assets to react to crisis quickly. This is a trend we expect to continue.