One of the computer application that reduces the need for transportation is Telemedicine or as the text book defines it, long distance medicine, telemedicine is used on long distance flight to help treat sick passengers and to ascertain if emergency landing is needed or not.
It is also use is prison to treat sick and dangerous prisoner and reduce the risk of escaping. Also some small town hospital use telemedicine to eliminate the expenses of transporting a patient to a medical center by utilizing a two way system to consult with specialist. Telemedicine is a rapidly developing application of clinical medicine where medical information is transferred through interactive audiovisual media for the purpose of consulting, and sometimes remote medical procedures or examinations. They are use in emergency situations to help soldiers in battle who are far from expert surgeons