BANGALORE: The Karnataka government and Bangalore Traffic Police plan to put technology to work to try and reduce delays with the Emergency Vehicle Traffic Preemption System. As part of this programme, sensors in rescue vehicles will be able to communicate with traffic signals to make sure they stay open for them.
“We are planning to start implementing this technology in another four-five months,”said B Dayananda, additional commissioner of police (traffic). The project has been approved by the Karnataka government and Rs 72 crore has been allocated in this year’s budget. The system devised by US-based Global Traffic Technologies has been customized by Bangalore-based Vigilante Technologies.
Deployed in nearly 2,500 cities and at about 100,000 intersections, Bangalore will be the first Indian city to use it. The sensors that will be placed in emergency vehicles and state transport buses can communicate with detectors mounted on traffic signals. These can determine the approaching vehicle’s speed and position within the radius of one kilometer.
Source: The Economic Times