A Bengaluru-based tech firm Software Technology Parks of India has rolled out a safety app for women who specifically travel at night. The app Track Me Mobi is aimed at 30-40,000 women working in the IT sector.
The passenger scans a QR code at the beginning of the trip to access the driver details which can be shared with a family member then.
Director of Software Technology Parks of India, Prabir K Das said that the app isn’t restricted to women working in the IT sector.
“Our app informs family members right at the start of the trip of the person’s whereabouts and continues to confirm throughout the trip if the passenger is fine or not.”
Bengaluru police lauded the efforts of the tech enterprise and the next step towards the betterment of the functioning of this app would be integrating police’s database in the app’s ecosystem.
“While the app has basic features like messaging the family members and the office, the next important modification should involve integrating the police into the system. It is crucial for the law enforcement to reach the victim at the earliest. The response time must be short. Such modifications will definitely improve the app”, said DCP East, Boralingaiah.
The app informs family members right at the start of the trip of the person’s whereabouts and continues to confirm throughout the trip if the passenger is fine or not. The unique pin system ensures that the driver cannot tamper with the app. If no information reaches the family members periodically, the app assumes the person is in distress and immediately alerts people in a 3 step process.
In a land seeking desperate attention to security, this step is a breath of fresh air for females travelling at odd hours. Such active endeavours can put the nation to rest. Let’s hope the app gets adopted under good intent that it was created.