Wednesday 23 May 2018

Abu Dhabi urban development app wins WSA honour

ABU DHABI, June 7, 2017

Abu Dhabi’s Department of Municipal Affairs and Transport (DMAT) announced that its Integrated Transport Information and Navigation System (iTINS) was one of the top 40 mobile applications recognised by the World Summit Award (WSA).

A total of 451 nominees competed for WSA 2016 in eight fields.

Darb was among the best five applications improving the Smart Settlements and Urbanizations for the WSA 2016. The event was organised by the International Media Center, a non-profit organization in Salzburg, Austria that collaborates with the UN and serves the community.

“Winning the award is an indication of the department’s efforts to comply with the government’s guidance and in line with the Abu Dhabi Plan 2030,” said Salah Al Marzouqi, head of Transport System in (ITC).

“It also follows the Surface Transport Master Plan and the Intelligent Transport Integrated System to maintain an integrated infrastructure to transport network. That is in order to provide the community with smart services and make it happier,” he added.

Al Marzouqi declared that the project is based on data collection in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. Gathering the data is based on Abu Dhabi transport network from traffic flow tracking systems and other transport management systems like: Taxis and buses management system, Mawaqif and Abu Dhabi Airports system.

Darb application is downloaded by around 200,000 users who are entitled to the following benefits:

•    Decrease congestion and guide users to available routes.
•    Decrease accidents by providing the users with real-time traffic information.
•    Decrease the cost of getting transportation information.

The application also provides journey planner function such as: displaying alternative journey routs with different transport modes, information for estimated time of arrival, trip total cost, carbon ambitious that results from trip and the percentage of calories burnt if walking and cycling options selected. – TradeArabia News Service

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