Lots of apps are trying to make life easier amidst the traffic. The latest such Bangkok traffic app is from Nostra Map. Partnering with FM 100, a radio station well known for its traffic reports , Nostra adds live traffic reports to its mobile application. Available both in Thai and English, the Norstra Live Traffic Report app not only shows the status of the jam, it also highlights accidents and other events that might affect traffic. According to the company, the accuracy rate is tuned to just four meters at its millions of points of interests across the country.
Since the radio station is known for crowdsourcing the info from people who are actually on the road, the app uses the same concept. Users can submit real-time information about the traffic and any accidents they encounter on the street.
The app also shows gas stations and tourist spots around the user’s current location.
Nostra Map expects that this collaboration with the radio station will add more active users to the app – from its current 700,000 up to one million in its native Thailand by the end of the year.
(Editing by Steven Millward)
- The station is known as Jor-Sor 100 in Thai. ↩