MMDA and TV5 yesterday launched the Metro Manila Traffic Navigator, a web-based traffic information system that allows motorists and commuters to view the traffic situation around the Metro in real-time (err, sort of).
The Metro Manila Traffic Navigator provides a comprehensive view of the traffic situation in the metro and covers six major roads - EDSA, Quezon Avenue, Espana, C5, Roxas Boulevard and South Luzon Expressway (SLEX). Data is being updated by the MMDA Metro Base every 5 to 15 minutes (MMDA said that on peak hours the update is every 2-3 minutes). Well, not exactly ‘real-time’ but still the service is pretty impressive since it’s not fully automated and there’s still a human factor behind.
The Metro Manila Traffic Navigator is composed of these three major modules/views:
1) System View – provides a graphical display of the traffic and provides icons with different colors corresponding the various traffic situations – Red (Heavy), Yellow (Moderate), Green (Light).
Users have the options to view 1) Northbound and Southbound, 2) Northbound or 3) Southbound traffic only.
It also allows you to click on specific intersections and view the traffic details and share them in Facebook and Twitter.
2) Line View – provides a filtered view of the traffic situation depending on the line (e.g. EDSA, Quezon Avenue, Espana, etc.)
2) Google Maps – provides a custom layer on top of the Google Maps. Same as with the System View you can share the latest traffic updates on Facebook and Twitter.
Being a web-based application, the Metro Manila Traffic Navigator is accessible not only from your PC but also via any web browser on your mobile / smartphones, tablets and gadgets.
As of now, there are only 67 intersections being monitored by MMDA and the system only provides Southbound and Northbound traffic updates but MMDA plans on adding more key areas and updates for Eastbound and Westbound traffic situations soon.
Check out the TV5-MMDA Metro Manila Traffic Navigator on the link below:
Alternatively, you can also download InterAksyon.com‘s iPad and iPhone app which comes with the Traffic Navigator.
L-R: Carlo Ople, TV5 Social Media Head, Roby Alampay, Interaksyon.com Editor-in-Chief, Atty. Francis Tolentino, MMDA Chairman, Ms. Luchi Cruz-Valdez, Head TV5 News and Information (NEWS5), Atty. Yves Gonzales, Supervising Consultant, Traffic Discipline Office – MMDA
Metro Manila Traffic Navigator infovid
More photos of the event below: