We all know speed is of the essence in any emergency situation and so is the assistance provided by a well-trained team, expertly supported by the MapTrip 112 navigation software that maps out the fastest route to the scene of the incident or emergency. The special functions for flashing lights and sirens guide all vehicles of the fire department, emergency and rescue services as well as the police to the scene of the incident without losing any time. Works perfectly in combination with existing control center software.
Thomas Hartinger, Head of Operations Management at Rosenbauer International AG, explains the advantages of MapTrip 112 compared to standard solutions for navigation of emergency vehicles.
Read about how MapTrip 112 is a successful component of Rosenbauer's EMEREC software to help the emergency services.
An emergency. Everything has to be done in double time. Making every movement count, the rescue team jump into the vehicle and the vehicle pulls out with flashing lights and siren. The driver knows the shortest route, but then suddenly encounters an unexpected road block. The vehicle must turn and take another route. Valuable time is lost. Time which may cost the lives of the victims. These – or similar scenes – are daily events on our streets. But is it possible to avoid situations like these?
With its special functions for flashing light and siren deployment, MapTrip 112 perfectly complements all control center software.
Even the most modern standard navigation systems are not sufficient for flashing light and siren applications. They simply lack the information on temporary local street closures, as these are generally not reported to the transport services; information that is vitally important for emergency vehicles.
Another weakness is the map data for which much more up-to-date and detailed information is available in the cities and control centers than in the standard map data.
Our MapTrip navigation system works with real-time information from numerous sources (traffic situation, weather, etc.) and use this accumulated data as the basis to always choose the best route.
Road closures, events and temporary roadwork sites occur every day and depending on the extent of each individual situation, several streets can be affected. Municipal authorities are usually aware of this and pass this information on to the control centers.
Using the editor, dispatchers at the control center can easily enter all road closures in MapTrip. The server and MapTrip are constantly synchronized – this ensures that all data is immediately imported into the end devices of all vehicles.
At the time of deployment, the drivers have all the available updated traffic information and can concentrate entirely on the trip itself and on the incident they have to attend to.
There is also a group function that provides the option of selective distribution if required, as all information is not always relevant for all vehicles.
Enter the road closure in the editor
Roads marked with “closed”
MapTrip 112 redirects emergency vehicles
The available map data has to be adapted to suit the needs of flashing light and siren use and kept synchronized between the control center and the vehicles.
The example below shows a recording of the access to a sports field, which is not listed in the standard map data. When the data structuring process in infoware is completed, it appears as a regular road that MapTrip 112 can access.
Expanding the map data is useful for the following applications:
Navigation systems have changed in recent years. Many new, innovative services are emerging, and more and more of these interesting real-time data can be integrated via the cloud.
This also increases the demands of users. On the one hand, the emphasis is on the optimal connection of the technical systems between control centers and vehicles. On the other hand, users expect functions that are tailored to their daily processes.
We are a professional partner who supports demanding system suppliers by extending their range of products and services with mobile navigation applications. If desired, MapTrip 112 also works cloud-based and constantly exchanges data with the server. The data that is relevant for emergency vehicles are collected through the special flashing light and siren functions and is used in the navigation system.
As a successful GPS navigation specialist, we develop special applications for many industries. Our flexibility is what sets us apart. Special customer wishes can be quickly customized and implemented.