Real-time big data helps manage traffic in the Philippines

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Big data has proved incredibly useful for those organizing the flow of people or vehicles. We have already seen it used for better urban planning, and in airports and on New Zealand's roads. Now, in the Philippines, the ride-hailing platform Grab has launched OpenTraffic, in collaboration with the World Bank and the Department of Transportation and Communications, which provides real-time data to help manage traffic flow in 30 Southeast Asian cities. Grab already has access to masses of data through its drivers' GPS data. It will now be using that information to provide real-time travel time estimates and information about…

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