Ma3route offers a crowdsourced alternative to hardware-based road traffic management systems
Traffic congestion is a constant challenge for cities in both developed and developing countries. One solution is to implement expensive sensor-based systems for traffic management. An alternative, and potentially more cost-effective, approach is to focus on crowd-sourced data.
This Research Note describes an emerging markets traffic information solution based on information crowd sourced from users’ social media posts. The Kenyan start-up Ma3route, which has developed the solution, plans to roll it out to other African and emerging market cities suffering from traffic congestion.
Keywords: Smartphone, crowdsourcing, road traffic management
Companies covered in this report: Ma3route, Safaricom, IBM
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