Mobile app to reduce Abu Dhabi traffic jams


By Samihah Zaman, Staff Reporter

Abu Dhabi: A new app rolled out in the capital on Wednesday will make smartphones even smarter by helping motorists avoid congested roads and traffic delays through real-time information from traffic officials.

Named Darb (path or road) and launched by the Department of Transport (DoT), the app provides motorists real-time data via coloured maps depicting traffic jams and back-ups due to collisions.

Motorists can then choose alternative routes around congested areas shown on digital city maps to make driving through the city easier and hassle-free, said authorities yesterday.

The app also offers information for public transport users and travellers on bus schedules, ferry timings, facilities to book taxis and airport schedules within the emirate of Abu Dhabi. More info