As a former manager in the Nuclear and Transportation Infrastructure Emergency system, VIJILIS founder Jim Messerly realized there was a dire need for this strategy during his 31 years of service in the Arizona Highway Patrol.
"My colleagues and friends have lost their lives to secondary traffic incidents and this could've been prevented with today's technology. A new system would provide our government with the modern tools needed to aid our military's response to homeland security issues."
VIJILIS partnered with the Engineering Design Program of the University of Arizona in the 2016-2017 academic year to demonstrate the integration of various hardware and software technologies with the VIJILIS platform. Five senior engineering students have been selected by the program and Professor Ara Arabyan, the principal coordinator of the program, is eager to involve them in the VIJILIS initiative:
"We're delighted to partner with VIJILIS in this very innovative concept, which has tremendous potential for growth and public impact. I'm confident that our students will produce a working prototype to enable the company to showcase its technology and hopeful that the talent we produce at the University of Arizona will be part of the company's future growth."
The design will be showcased to top ranking military officials and open to the general public at Design Day at the University of Arizona in Spring 2017.
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