The Qatar Mobility and Innovations Centre (QMIC ) will release its second national traffic report ‘Annual Qatar Traffic Report 2016’ on Wednesday.
“The report will focus on the changes in behaviour of the motorists and traffic congestion in the major areas and lanes apart from throwing light on the economic impact of driving habits,” Dr Adnan Abu-Dayya, executive director and QMIC CEO told Gulf Times.
QMIC, which uses its Masarak platform to collect data on traffic movement in the country, provided a number of insights through its first report last year.
“This year’s report will give us more details and there is an opportunity for comparison with last year’s report, helping to focus on areas where more attention is needed,” he explained.
“We are planning to present such a report at least once a year hereafter. It will become an indicator of what is going on in the country in the areas of traffic,” Dr Abu-Dayya said.
According to the official, QMIC launched Masarak, the traffic enabled services, in 2011 with the purpose of collecting traffic information.
“Now it has become a common platform under the broader term of intelligent mobility. The platform is used for intelligent transport, smart logistics and road safety. There has been an evolution in the whole approach on this platform and has benefitted various sectors of mobility,” he noted.
The QMIC CEO also revealed that that QMIC’s Labeeb platform of Internet of Things (IoT) has more than 100 users worldwide. “We launched the pilot version in second quarter of last year and most of the users are from outside Qatar. We are going to launch it commercially sometime next month on a global level,” he announced.
“There will be a free version as well as a paid version, with the latter giving more benefits, a lot more features and capabilities. We have a number of partners and we hope to have many more. This will help our Labeeb IoT platform to become more visible globally. We have partners locally, regionally and globally,” added Dr Abu-Dayya.