Jun 2, 2012

How to reduce car accidents

A startup in Kenya has developed an application that would sensitize and help drivers in case of road accidents in a country where 80 percent of the 13,000 road accidents, a year, are caused by human error including reckless and drunken driving, according to Kenyan government statistics. 
Nduru is a Kenyan app that aims to help road users to avoid road carnage, wherever possible. The number of road accidents is on the increase. The transport sector with the government, are trying ways including mass awareness about road safety. 
The app, designed to work on smart-phones and yet to be released on Android platform, has functionalities that show the hot spots, and a complaint form that users can report road incidences. It will aslo be available on the Nokia's S40 platform. 
Nduru, is a worthwhile multipurpose mobile app; it helps drivers know the black spots as once installed the app vibrates to warn drivers of the danger spots. 
In addition, the app has a “speedometer” that helps passengers detect the speed of the vehicle. If the vehicle exceeds the 80 kilometres per hour speed limit, users can report the vehicle to the police. It also has audio and text tutorials that help users administer first aid to victims.
Source. HT: @NiNanjira and @Raaheli.

1 comment:

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