Amman, Jordan: Greater Amman Municipality (GAM) and the company Diar Al Sharq Al Awsat signed an agreement to apply AVL system which allows tracking, maintaining surveillance and managing cars and GAM automotives via satellite. The company’s Managing Director, Bashar ‘At’out and Engineer Ammar Gharaybeh, GAM representative signed the memorandum. It comes within GAM’s strategic framework to uplift the municipal work proficiency and render quality service to its citizens, through employing technology and harnessing it to best serve the municipal operation.
Engineer Hassan Al Kiswani, Director of GIS, clarified that AVL system is a GPS-based integrated system. It is equipped with reception devices, receivers and GPS receivers to observe the ground coordinators, on which digital maps and different navigation functions are indicated. According to him, the system shall track GAM automotives, in all regions, on a daily basis, and for an unlimited duration, in addition to transmitting messages, through which it spots all malfunctions.
Gharaybeh said that this partnership will increase productivity, minimise operational cost and fuel consumption which normally mounts as a result of using GAM cars outside the working place and time. He outlined that AVL system will allow GAM to build a data base through which it would be possible to determine the locations of waste containers and regulate the traffic system.
Bashar ‘At’out said that AVL system was initially used on trial basis for one year in the city of Amman, during which it has proven to be successful and effective.
Source: Al Bawaba