September 28, 2012 00:00 By The Nation 3,810 Viewed
Bangkok motorists can use their mobile phones and tablet computers to see near real-time traffic conditions on an application that was launched yesterday for the iOS and Android platforms.
The “BMA Live Traffic” app gathers images from 200 CCTV cameras, 50 of which are operated by the non-profit Intelligent Traffic Information Centre (iTIC). The app has been developed by True Online and funded by the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration, which operates the remaining 150 cameras.
True also provides a high-speed datalink between all the operation centres plus servers to store information and run the app, True Online managing director Nont Ingkuthanont announced yesterday in a joint press conference with Bangkok Governor Sukhumbhand Paribatra.
In the initial phase of the app’s launch, images will be uploaded every one minute but will become real-time by the end of December, when the current 20-MBPS bandwidth from True will be increased fivefold, Sukhumbhand said.