The much-awaited GPS for patrol vehicles of the Bangalore police in India is all set to become a reality now. Tenders from global players for the GPS-based automatic vehicle tracking system closed this week. Once installed, the system will help centralise monitoring of patrol vehicles. With the ever increasing crime rate, the Bangalore Police will thus acquire this hi-tech gadgetry that is much-needed for policing. Presently, 100 Hoysala vans deployed throughout Bangalore which is divided into five zones will have the GPS facility. The number of vans will soon be increased, with each zone having 23-50 patrol vans and each van manned by three police personnel. Location of the vehicle will be displayed on the GIS map. GPS devices, which include GPS receiver, mobile data terminal, modem, transmission equipment and accessories, will be installed in each vehicle.