April 16, 2017

OpenTraffic Platform Launch by Grab Malaysia , MDEC and World Bank Group

Grab, the leading ride-hailing and multi-service platform in Southeast Asia, and Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation Sdn. Bhd. (MDEC), together with the World Bank Group has launched the OpenTraffic initiative in Malaysia on 10 April 2017.

OpenTraffic provides Malaysia's traffic management agencies and city planners with access to an open dataset to better manage traffic flow and make investment decisions on local transport infrastructure.
OpenTraffic Platform Launch by Grab Malaysia , MDEC and World Bank Group
Changing the Way You Travel Collaboration Grab, MDEC and The World Bank Group
Provided at no cost to governments via an open data license, OpenTraffic translates Grab drivers' GPS data into anonymised traffic data, to map traffic speeds on roads for analysing traffic congestion peak patterns and travel times
OpenTraffic Platform Launch by Grab Malaysia , MDEC and World Bank Group
(From left) Zafrul S Hashim, Vice President of Grab Regional Legal & Compliance, Sean Goh, Country Head of Grab Malaysia, Dr Karl Ng, MDEC Director of Digital Economy Division, Somasundaram Nagappan, MDEC Head of Strategic Partnership
Not only that, the OpenTraffic is designed to assist traffic management agencies with easing traffic flows, particularly within dense urban areas. As the result, the local government agencies can use the data to enhance existing traffic management systems such as optimising traffic light control and coordination.

Malaysia is the second country to gain access to the OpenTraffic platform, with the Philippines the first when it was launched in April 2016. OpenTraffic has enabled the Philippines to make a number of enhancements such as an improvement in traffic signal times along the primary west-east arterial in Cebu City without the need for additional infrastructure investment, lower transport cost for commuters and improve the quality of travel time survey work along Manila’s EDSA, the most congested corridor in the country, as well as evaluate optimal commuting times for select barangays in Metro Manila.

Grab currently offers services in Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam. For more information, please visit: http://www.grab.com.