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Thursday 21 August 2014

Driving app may save lives

Caroline Crawford

Published 28/01/2014 | 02:30

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Students from GMIT have developed an app which may save lives, winning €1,250 from NUIG to develop their idea in the SCCUL Enterprise Awards. The app is the brainchild of Gerard Nee, Alan O'Connor, Paula Kelly and Aisling Kenny. Photo: Andrew Downes
Students from GMIT have developed an app which may save lives, winning €1,250 from NUIG to develop their idea in the SCCUL Enterprise Awards. The app is the brainchild of Gerard Nee, Alan O'Connor, Paula Kelly and Aisling Kenny. Photo: Andrew Downes

IT'S the mobile phone application that might just save your life.

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The Road Buddy app is designed to detect any sudden impact when driving and will automatically send a text message to emergency services giving the car's location if there is no response from the user within 20 seconds.

The students who developed the mobile app have now won an award to bring the design to market.

It was developed by four students at GMIT in Galway – Gerard Nee, Alan O'Connor, Paula Kelly and Aisling Kenny – who are in their final year of software design and business degrees.

The app won the Student Enterprise Award at the SCCUL Enterprise Awards, which are aimed at celebrating entrepreneurship.

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