IQIOS SEJAHTERA, an Indonesia based company specialising in GPS fleet tracking systems and German based GEWI have partnered to introduce the first traffic service for GPS navigation, car audio system and smart phones in Indonesia.
This service will be launched in September 2011 covering the Jakarta area with plans to cover Greater Jakarta in 2012. Moving forward, iQios plans to expand its coverage to Bandung and Surabaya in 2013.
This service can be enjoyed by GPS navigation users, car audio systems and smart phones to inform drivers where traffic jams, accidents or road works are located. The software in GPS will automatically calculate the fastest detour route avoiding those locations so that road users will not get trapped in prolonged traffic jam.
Traffic jams in Jakarta cause cumulative losses of about 28 trillion rupiah (USD 3billion) per year and any kind of traffic information will be very valuable for road users, especially for unexpected incidents like traffic jams, road work, flood zone, etc.
Using GEWI’s TIC software product, collected traffic data can be quickly and easily broadcast to more than 3 million road users and help road users avoid roads which are more congested than usual.