The Transportation Systems Department, Public Transport Agency, Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), has held a competition for the best design of “Wojahti” smart phones application among students of Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT).
The app was set as a study module for students over a whole semester, where 4 students from the Departments of Information Technology won the competition, namely, fatma baqer, hajer farhan, Rehab Mohammed, Uhood Almua’alla.
Dr. Yousef Mohammed Al Ali, CEO of the Public Transport Agency, RTA, said, “Engaging the community in the Agency’s technology-oriented services is part and parcel of its strategic objectives. This competition aims to promote the concept of smart government among future cadres namely, undergraduates, based on the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, which provides for establishing a creative smart government offering its services via mobile phones around the clock. Such a vision also aims at integrating young talents in public transport sector (comprising taxi cabs, buses, metro and marine modes), which is considered one of the most dynamic sectors in Dubai.
“The participating students have come up with creative ideas as they designed models for Wojhati screen befitting smart phones. The models included practical features & characteristics that contribute to serving public transport users thanks to their thorough study and analysis of Wojhati e-service available for users via the Wojhati website,” added Al Ali.
Adel Shakeri, Director of Transportation Systems, Public Transport Agency, RTA, said, “RTA’s winning of 5 awards in Hamdan Bin Mohammed Program for Smart Government Award in the Best Service via Smart Phone App, following a public vote, underlies that Wojhati was one of the most smart services that benefited RTA’s customers by facilitating their arrival to their destinations via mass transit modes.” He added that RTA’s proactive approach to conduct such competitions was intended to involve students in smart application practices, and groom them for the job market by furnishing them with practical experience, as well as familiarizing them with the premium services offered by the RTA for public transport users, and promoting the spirit of creativity, innovation and initiative.”
“The competition reflects the RTA’s commitment to its social responsibility towards a segment considered a prime mover of the UAE’s development drive in future, especially in the world of technology and smart applications which have shifted from science to a lifelike practice that proved indispensable in building the future, and spotlights the way to address present technology developments. More info