Mapunity and Manipal Hospitals are collaborating to create a simple hosted solution that the traffic police in the city can use to assist ambulances as they travel around to respond to medical emergencies. A vehicle tracking application developed by Mapunity alerts users whenever an ambulance approaches a signal, and 'requests' a green light to let the ambulance pass through quickly. Monitoring crew in the Traffic Management Centre can then review the situation in real-time and take decisions appropriately.
The technology platform, although developed for use in Bangalore, is freely available for us by any other city as well. Mapunity is working with police departments in other cities also in this regard.