By Emeka Aginam
At the just concluded 2010 edition of Cebit trade exhibition held in Hannover, Germany, theÂ German district of Brandenburg wasÂ trialling the open source Navit car navigation system for its Police System
According to Martin Schaller, the Navit Project Leader, the German district of Brandenburg is trialling the Navit car navigation system for its Police System.
Schaller who spoke during the just concludedÂ CeBIT 2010 trade exhibition said thatÂ trial. Navit is anÂ is an open source, cross-platform car navigation suite that includes a built-in routing engine.
According toÂ Schaller,Â while the system is still considered to be in development, the district will be testing Navit this month with at least three of its cars.
Using the system, the central police stations can easily monitor the location of all of the equipped vehicles and determine which is closest to a location for a call. Once a suitable vehicle is selected, the central station can send a message to that vehicle with further instructions and the destination will automatically be sent to the driver.
The district of Brandenburg is also reportedly pushing for other police departments in Germany to adopt the system.