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Manila Traffic App: Metro Manila Traffic Navigator

Posted by on Aug 2, 2011 in Manila, Tech Chic, Travel | 4 comments

Finally, a tool that would help everyone navigate the daily chaotic traffic in Manila!  Technically, it’s not an app.  Well not yet, but still the website will render beautifuly with any medium – even your smart phones.

This has been introduced to everyone for beta testing and it has been helpful for a lot of people using it.  And now, it’s officially for you to use! There is no definite way of solving our traffic problems here in Manila, but I believe this tool is one way to plan your route and manage your time.

I invite you guys to have a look on it, it will take you 5 minutes at most to understand how to use it.  Click away and explore and I think everything on the site is self explanatory.

 

Bookmark this page on your laptops, netbooks, iPads, Androids and iPhones: 

http://mmdatraffic.interaksyon.com/


 

It will still render beautifuly on even your Smart Phones but rememer this Public Advisory: Do not use your phones when you are driving.  Plan your route before you drive.  Or have someone look over this other than you.

Safety first guys, we want to be *smarter* than traffic and not cause accidents 😉

 

more info via Press Release:

TV5, MMDA provide motorists a better way to view traffic situation via Metro Manila Traffic Navigator

On August 1, TV5 and MMDA launch the easiest and most effective way to view the traffic situation in Metro Manila’s major thoroughfares—the Metro Manila Traffic Navigator. TV5’s five-month old online news portal, InterAksyon.com, powers up the site that can be accessed via www.interaksyon.com, or http://mmdatraffic.interaksyon.com/.

The Metro Manila Traffic Navigator is the country’s first ever digitized traffic information system that lets motorists and commuters view the traffic situation around the Metro in real-time over the Internet. Conceived in line with President Aquino’s call for Public-Private Partnership (PPP) projects, the traffic navigator empowers people with information and technology and gives them an instant control — not just over traffic, but over their hours and lives.

The Traffic Navigator provides the public an instant overview of the traffic situation in the metropolis. People at home, in the office or on the road can check out the traffic along six major roads: EDSA, C5, Quezon Avenue, Espana, Roxas Boulevard and South Luzon Expressway (SLEx) via system view, line view or on Google Maps. The MMDA Metro Base updates the situation for no less than 67 intersections every 5 to 15 minutes.

At the Traffic Navigator’s media launch, TV5 also announced the future release of InterAksyon.com’s iPad and iPhone app, which will come bundled with easy, instant access to the Traffic Navigator.

Following the release of its public beta version last June 29, at least 6,000 drivers and commuters have been using the TV5-MMDA Traffic Navigator everyday.

Executed by the all-Filipino cutting-edge web design team, Stray Interactive, the Traffic Navigator’s information design is easy to understand and gives users access to the macro and detailed views of the traffic situation. Online users can also share the traffic situation via Twitter or Facebook with just a click of an icon.

Regardless of the operating system, the Traffic Navigator will run and is optimized for any PC-based or mobile browser. It will run on Wintel computers, Macs, Linux machines, iPhones, iPads, Android phones, Windows Mobile, Opera, and any web browser already installed on mobile gadgets.

Presented in a graphically logical and pleasing format, the Traffic Navigator represents the major roads similar to how subway routes are presented in New York, London and Tokyo; and reports the traffic situation in fast and very simple manner.

Moving forward, the Metro Manila Traffic Navigator will soon cater to other motorists’ concerns and will cover more roads in its monitoring. Other tools and features relevant to every Filipino on the road are already in the works.

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4 Comments

  1. Hmm… I wonder how accurate this is…

  2. They said it’s not 100% perfect due to sudden incidents that might happen after ou checked the site. But technically they monitor 24 houts a day and data is updated every 15 minutes, 3 minutes if it’s rush hour.

  3. I think there’s an app version of this. It’s called Metro Traffic. I don’t know if it’s on Android but it’s on iPhone App Store. It’s basically a stripped-down version of the website showcasing only the line view, but it’s still very handy. And it’s free. It has also weather updates.

  4. MMDA released an official iOS app just a couple of days ago.

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