Microsoft is planning to launch its cloud computing service in Thailand in the second half of this year, according to the company’s locally-based national technology director, Prasopchoke Pramongkit.
Wasan Pattara-atikom, senior researcher of National Electronics and Computer Technology Center (Nectec) said that the researcher team under developing the prototype of Intelligent Transport System (ITS) version II named Traffy version II.
The Traffy new version will allow commuters and people to easier to access, input traffic condition and archive traffic information and condition real-time via http://traffy.nectec.or.th. from Web, iPhone, as well as smart phones, which run on Windows Mobile, Java and Symbian environment.
The Traffy development and services based on highlighted lines and markers on the road map provided by Google Maps API as well as Dynamic Web application technology. It will allow commuters or people access traffic condition real-time from the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA)’s intelligent traffic signboards in 850 road- sections, CCTV and from the Expressway Authority of Thailand (EAT). Moreover, commuters will able to search traffic road information, point of interest, traffic congestion, and access driving direction.
"The driving direction will provide route suggestions and route tools to commuter from the start point to their destination which they will easier driving to their destination. The program can also provide tool boxes that enable commuters to receive predictions of traffic condition 24 hours and archive traffic condition one year with accuracy rat over 90 per cent in order to create transport routes," said Wasan.
Meanwhile, the system invite commuters and people input and report traffic condition at their location such as office, on the road and home real-time via web site in order to share information real-time.
For commuters and people who want to participate the Traffy new version, the system ask member to register member in order to identification member and security.
He added that for member after registration member, they can create personalized traffic routes from the start point to destination via the system.
The system will allow member to create favorite locations such as home, office, and shopping center from web site or their mobile phone. Whenever, commuters go out. They can access their personalized routes conditions and have alternative choice to chose routes to go out from their home to destination, which to help them reduce time to transportation.
Moreover, the researcher team will also develop social network at http://traffyteam.hi5.com to create Traffy community, activities update and share information among members.
"We want to provide intelligent transport system to commuters and businesses who delivery their product by using transportation so that the system will help them reduce transport cost, save time and utilize traffic information to create advantage of their business," said he said.
He said that in Bangkok, there are 2 million people have transportation by cars and public transportation a day and 8 million commuters transport by motorcycle a day. They totally have around 4 million transportation trips a day. If the system can help their reduce congestion time of their transport or trip only 1 minute. It would help people and commuters to save time 4 million minutes. As result, the Traffy will help save energy cost of people, businesses, commuters and environment as a whole.