Smartphones are available in abundance and equipped with numerous sensors, which – in combination with Smartphone Apps – makes them to one of the most effective multipurpose devices when it comes to road safety.
Smartphone Apps are able to analyze and advise on driver behavior as well as on safety conditions that could potentially be hazardous to the health of the driver, the neighboring public, and the automobile. Apps are also able to increase traffic efficiency by helping to optimize flows of vehicles and hence reducing travel time and traffic congestion.
In the UAE with a smart phone penetration of 80% (one of the highest in the world), official smartphone Apps are provided by Dubai Police, Abu Dhabi Police, Deportment of Transportation and RTA and offer various services, including:
- Road status notification (road congestion & accident SMS notification)
- Reporting of road accidents
- (SOS Button) Emergency call back service, determines your location for immediate assistance
- Police station location & contact details
- Map & location service
- Locating available parking spaces, etc.
http://www.rta.ae/ => About RTA => Smart Applications
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