Grab uses local data to generate traffic solutions in Malaysia

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Grab Company has over 780,000 drivers on the roads of South East Asia, which gives it the data to show real-time traffic conditions of major cities in the region.

The data will soon be made available to Malaysians who use it for real time traffic updates to plan their roots and travel time in addition to finding out the conditions of the roads in major cities in the country.

Since 2012, Grab in conjunction with Malaysia Digital Economy Corporations Sdn Bhd (MDEC) and World Bank Group – launched the Open Traffic initiative which provides an open dataset for Malaysia’s traffic management agencies and city planners.  

The information is made available at no cost via an open data license. The government will use this information to provide better traffic management flow and also to make investment decisions on local transport infrastructure.

Currently, the OpenTraffic platform and the generated data is only accessible to Malaysian agencies such as Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (DBKL), Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD), Performance Management and Delivery Unit (Pemandu), Pos Berhad, and Malaysian Institue of Road Safety Research (Miros).

The OpenTraffic platform will be available to public in September.

More information available at:

http://www.thestar.com.my/tech/tech-news/2017/04/10/grab-launches-opentraffic-platform-to-ease-malaysian-traffic-congestions/?utm_content=buffer05d19&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer