Scientists at Brazil's Fluminense Federal University designed a system that calculates the fastest routes for emergency services to respond to calls while factoring in traffic disruptions that may result from climate-related disasters.
The Ironstone system uses software from location technology company TomTom to estimate travel times between emergency teams and calls for assistance.
It analyzes real-time traffic data to avoid streets with heavy traffic and historical data to estimate how much time is needed to respond to a call.
Said Fluminense's Daniel de Oliveira, "We aspire to adapt our solution for other cities, such as Rio de Janeiro, addressing not only emergency responses to climate-related disasters, but also various routing challenges in urban areas. These could include police vehicle routing or fire department vehicle routing, for instance."
From IEEE Spectrum
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