Sygic has unveiled its smart mobility platform that will enable cities to develop next generation traffic management apps with ease. The company said that the platform that will specifically cater to individual drivers, offers local authorities tools to analyse, develop and implement an intelligent traffic management system comprising high-performance computation backend services and mobile applications for commuters.
Sygic’s smart mobility platform aims to tackle traffic congestion that is worsening worldwide, negatively affecting the environment, economies, and quality of life. Urban traffic congestion in Europe costs the European Union around 1% of its annual GDP and represents 40% of all CO2 emissions. In the US, the average commuter spends 42 hours each year stuck in traffic. Travelling in congested conditions in general, increases travel times by a factor of 3-4 and carbon dioxide emission by 80%.
The company’s platform enables local traffic authorities to roll out central navigation and traffic management apps that monitor and optimise commuters’ use of public and personal transport – from cars to bicycles, to public transport services. It also enables the development of more traditional mobility apps for commuters, allowing citizens to reach their destinations via the fastest and least congested routes possible, the company noted.
Sygic said that after collecting data from its mobile application users and leveraging Azure cloud supercomputing resources, the solution provides real-time predictions of traffic levels, commuter behaviour analysis, and forecasts of possible scenarios in case certain infrastructure is closed or altered in any way. City officials with this data can coordinate the use of a city’s infrastructure to ensure traffic flows as efficiently as possible, the company added.
Radim Cmar, Sygic Smart City Solution Architect, said its first-of-its-kind platform will enable city authorities to promote specific forms of transport at specific times, devising traffic mitigation strategies that save city time and money. Commuters will be provided with fully-integratable mobile navigation apps, thus providing them optimal routes all the way to their parking spot at any hour, he noted.
He added that Sygic’s new platform will help build the smart cities of the future – enabling them design and implement their infrastructure, transport strategies, traffic management tech, and fully-integratable apps.