We are extremely proud that iMAAP, our cloud-based road safety management platform, has to date saved over 25,000 lives across the globe. Our customers have told us, by using iMAAP they have experienced a 30% reduction of traffic accidents on their road networks.
Users of iMAAP will notice a number of significant changes this month, following a major upgrade to TRL Software’s world-leading crash data application.
iMAAP had already won plaudits around the world for its ability to present complex accident data analysis in a user-friendly way and, ultimately, reduce the frequency of accidents. But TRL’s software engineers have not rested on their laurels – unveiling a raft of improvements in terms of both how the platform looks and performs.
“We take great pride in working on iMAAP, because we know that it really is using data and analysis to save lives in the regions where it’s deployed,” says Raj Mohan iMAAP Product Owner “That’s a great motivation for our team to keep pushing on to make the system even more intelligent and accessible.”
iMAAP is a web-based, multi-user application that has been designed for use on mobile devices – allowing police officers, road accident investigators, hospital staff and other key workers to input and share crash-related information in as quick and efficient a manner as possible. As each new piece of data is entered, the system gets to work – looking for patterns that can not only explain past accidents, but also predict and prevent future ones.
Among the new additions included in the latest upgrade is a bubble diagram feature which allows users to visually highlight patterns of specific concern which can then help to flag up certain trends within a region of interest on the platform’s map. iMAAP’s stick analysis module, which gives users the option of labelling selected crash data with their choice of colours, icons or texts, has also been updated to support multiple vehicles and causalities and to allow accidents to be sorted by date of occurrence – which is particularly useful for examining seasonal varieties within the crash data.
As well as offering clearer visuals, the latest version of iMAAP boasts a number of improvements to the software’s technical capabilities, including the ability upload and store shapefiles (.shp, .shx, .dbf) within the system, allowing for third-party and open-data geographic information to be easily overlaid onto the crash data map.
An upgrade to the iMAAP reporting engine also allows for larger reports to be generated, with the system now able to handle reports up to 5,000 individual crash records, compared to the previous limit of 100. A new risk mapping feature has also been designed which enables users to analyse the risk of specific crashes within a given area.
Improvements have also been made in terms of data security and authentication with a multifactor authentication (MFA) process being introduced, as well as a new ‘created by’ field also makes it easy to identify which user has entered which data – allowing for full auditing of the data trail.
“iMAAP was already the market leader when it came to crash data recording and analysis, but this latest upgrade has made the software even more powerful, more configurable, more intuitive to use and more secure,” says Raj.
“In keeping with TRL’s overarching commitment to provide the best value to our customers, the improvements have also been added into the software for free – rather than as paid-for add-ons – so all of the benefits are instantly available to both existing customers and new iMAAP users.”
But don’t just take our word for it, our latest case study shares details on how the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh has been using TRL Software’s iMAAP system to make their roads safer, saving lives and saving money.
If you would like to know more about the iMAAP upgrade or have questions about the product in general, please get in touch with [email protected].