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They've builed an app to detect potholes on a road called Street Bump. 1 - Make it global. 2 - report accidents 40mph+ instantly to 911.
They using your phone accelerometer and GPS data to see where the potholes on the road. It's simple when your car hit the hole - your phone track coordinates and the uploads data to their server so mayor knows where are problems with pavement. (see more details on http://www.newurbanmechanics.org/bump/)
What I propose:
Use this app on a client side
But make it report data to a global persistent storage to be available for Bostonians and for everybody in the world. It's a simple Geo Mash Up. Russia spending so much money on the road construction and maintenance and up to 80% of them goes to corrupted government. If president can view the situation in a real-time it will dramatically improve situation. And let's think globally. Why they make this app to be available for Bostonians only?
And let's imagine how much lives this app can save if it would be able to report a car accident happened on a speed of 50+ mph instantly to 911 even before someone called them.
Let's make it global. Let every city benefit from it!