Philippines tries to solve its crippling traffic jams with live data
April 5, 2016 - Uncategorized
Manila is notorious for its traffic jams, and the Philippine capital is trying to use data to solve the problem.
Ride-hailing app Grab announced Tuesday it’s working with the World Bank and the Philippine government to make its traffic data available to the Southeast Asian nation, in the hopes of helping authorities move faster to address traffic blockages.
Grab provides an Uber X-like service in the Philippines, allowing riders to catch rides from private vehicles. With these cars traversing the streets of Metro Manila and Cebu City, Grab has a valuable trove of live traffic data that the city government can use to visualise the flow of traffic on its streets. Read more…