Promoting local talent in technology development

Written by Leon Z. Keene

Kuching: Sarawak is currently promoting an Emergency Vehicle Preemption (EPV) system in hopes of reducing accidents involving ambulances and public vehicles during emergency situations.

Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Amar Dr Sim Kui Hian said this system development is in line with Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg’s vision for the evolution of Sarawak’s technology landscape. said.

“This system is critical to reducing accidents involving ambulances and public vehicles and providing timely medical care to patients.

“Of course, anyone can have big ideas, but everything has to start somewhere small, and collaboration between local private and public companies is a good start.

“This proves that if everyone works together towards a vision, we can achieve anything, no matter how small the success may be,” he said at a proof-of-concept (POC) event held at Simpang Tiga Traffic Light/Jalan Mendu on Monday. It shows,” he said.

Dr Sim hoped that the technology introduced in Kuching could be applied to other first response systems such as Fire and Rescue Departments and major cities in Sarawak.

“We want to prove that by applying simple technology, we can prevent loss of life.

“We also want to emphasize that local talent has the ability to develop technologies that will benefit society,” he added.

Kuching South City Council (MBKS) Mayor Datuk Wee Hong Seng detailed the accident involving an ambulance and a public vehicle.

“We sincerely advise the public to continue to abide by traffic rules during the testing period of the EPV system.

“Only move when the light turns green and don’t try to run a red light as you may be passed by an ambulance from your lane,” Mr Wee said.

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