• How does GPS play a role in earthquake rescue

    In the past, for passenger transport and logistics enterprises, GPS was mainly used to facilitate enterprises to obtain real-time operating indicators such as vehicle position and speed. These data are conducive to the vehicle scheduling management, with a good management mechanism can effectively eliminate vehicle over speed, seton operation, illegal operation and other problems. And when the earthquake struck, the institutions and enterprises can organize self-rescue according to the specific location. Therefore, it provides important help for the operation vehicles equipped with GPS monitoring function to get timely rescue. The success rate and accuracy of rescue have been greatly improved.

    The earthquake has also had a great impact on private cars. After the earthquake, as the aftershock lasted for a long time, many car owners in many cities in the disaster area chose cars as their home. Every night there are a lot of vehicles concentrated in the open area. GPS gives the mobile home an address. In addition, after the earthquake, there is a continuous flow of vehicles to the disaster area for rescue. Many cars also entered dangerous areas that had risk of aftershocks. Vehicles equipped with GPS monitoring and positioning functions will be more secure.

    There is also an important potential market for GPS extending capabilities that had been known in the earthquake-traffic information. In the past, we have limited information about traffic information that it can bring convenience to transportation. The speed of rescue was largely determined by the knowledge of traffic information that we had. During the rescue, a great number of volunteers rushed to the disaster area. Due to the large scale of the disaster, the impact of aftershocks on secondary disasters such as landslides and mudslides continues to increase, so the road condition information changes at any time. The road condition information reported on TV cannot meet the real-time requirement. As a result, volunteers were confronted with situations where the road information they received on their departure did not match the situation on the ground. For example, when driving to the middle of the road suddenly meet a temporary closure of a highway or a section of collapse. Volunteers learn traffic information on the radio and they respond the road information they meet to the radio too so the radio can spread those information to more people. This can solves some of the immediate traffic problems, but the information is limited and inconvenient for drivers who are not familiar with the road. During the period of aftershocks, extreme traffic jams often occur. Especially when we heard that there will be a aftershocks, all vehicles will rush out of city at the same time. At that moment, even bike can't move. If there is a guide for road information at this time, the problem can be alleviated.

    Our production HVT001 has GPS + LBS tracking function which can make the car real-time tracking by APP, SMS and Web Platform. When the volunteers were driving in the disaster area, their family can know their track through the platform. If there were some happen, their family can send information to police. HVT001 also has SOS call function, hidden button allowing SOS call during an emergency case. It will help reduce the dangerous.

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