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Smart Drive app receives update

Popular Smart Drive app gets update to include real-time traffic information to provide better user experience

Gulf News

Dubai: The popular Smart Drive app by the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai has been updated to provide accurate instant information about the traffic condition in Dubai.

The updates have been introduced using the interface with Makani app of the Dubai Municipality. The app, which uses GPS technology to guide motorists en route without requiring internet connection on portable devices, has been downloaded by three million users since 2014.

Engineer Maitha Bin Adai, CEO of Traffic and Roads Agency, RTA, said: “The user interface of Smart Drive app has been revamped where additional search features have been added enabling users to specify their locations more accurately. The process is assisted by new icons giving more details to the roads traffic condition, and the use of Makani addressing system’s code on the application map.”

The app enables the user to select the language (Arabic/English) and offers bilingual voice command, smooth surfing and the use of location search engines. Users of the Operating System of smartphones (iOS and Android) have rated the Smart Drive app as 4.5 stars out of a five — star rating.