City traffic police now using wifi
- Published: 5/11/2012 at 03:08 PM
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Bangkok Metropolitan Police have begun integrating wifi technology into the traffic control system to provide more up-to-date reports on conditions and to take action to avert or ease traffic jams in the city.
Pol Maj Gen Worasak Nopsittiporn, deputy chief of the city police, said on Monday the new practice of morning video conference calls between metropolitan police divisions 1-9 have proven effective in easing traffic congestion.
It was easier and quicker for traffic police to meet via video conference. It helped save on travel time and they could begin their duties as soon as people step out and head to work in the morning.
With the success of the system, Pol Maj Gen Worasak said, city police now planned to install WiFi links at 395 intersections in the city.
Police operating in police booths across the city could then co-ordinate with each other and send in real time updates to the traffic centre, he said. This would help police better deal with resolving traffic problems.
Pol Maj Gen Worasak said the private sector had offered to install the technology for free, to help the city.
Use of internet and wifi technology had already begun, on Monday, and was now in use at the police booth at Phayathai intersection.
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