Ambulances turn to GPRS for better organ tracking

Ambulances are soon to be fitted out with location-tracking technology in an effort to improve fleet management.

Ambulances are soon to be fitted out with location-tracking technology in an effort to improve fleet management and ensure organ donations can be transported in the shortest time possible.

Ambulances used by the Royal Berkshire, Hampshire and Dorset NHS Ambulance Trusts will be fitted with GPRS tracking units, which will enable ambulance controllers to pinpoint the location of the vehicles using an application on their browsers.

The tracking devices, from Eagle Eye, have been installed in eight vehicles, with further rollouts planned for the near future.

Vehicle tracking has most commonly been seen in commercial use to date, with vendors pitching the service as a way to track mobile workforces.

Jo Best reported for Silicon.com.

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