Now find a Dubai parking space using your smartphone

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By Shafaat Shahbandari, Staff Reporter  www.gulfnews.com

Dubai: Movement on Dubai roads will be a lot easier now as the new smartphone apps will help motorists avoid traffic tailbacks as well as find parking space quickly.

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is all set to add to its array of smartphone apps at Gitex 2014, starting on Sunday, allowing motorists to get live traffic updates across all roads in Dubai, while wasting time in search of parking will also become a thing of the past.

RTA’s Smart Roads will be unveiled at its Gitex stand on Sunday and visitors will have a live demonstration of the services it offers.

“The app offers users real-time, accurate and direct information about road conditions in Dubai and, accordingly, enables them to pre-plan their trips, use alternative roads and avoid congested routes. The application is also fitted with a prompt reporting feature that provides real-time updates about traffic conditions, traffic jams, and accidents, among other surprises, so that users can avoid these,” said Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of RTA. More info