Alibaba's mapping service Amap launches smart traffic control solution
Alibaba's online mapping service Amap said car-hailing business more than tripled in the first half as they launched a smart traffic control solution to help traffic authorities ease congestion.
The online mapping service is also leveraging off Alibaba Cloud's data capability and aims to reduce congestion by 10 to 20 percent in the next three years.
It is already offering tailor-made smart traffic management solutions in Hangzhou, Beijing, Zhongshan and Qingdao.
It seeks to serve as many as 600 million commuters on a daily basis by combining its online mapping service with other Internet-based transportation services such as car-hailing and public bicycle rental.
Amap's users can access transportation services from a wide range of partners such as Didi Chuxing, Shenzhou, Mobike and ofo.
"We continue to upgrade our service to shift towards a one-stop transportation service instead of just offering public transportation information to cater to ever-changing transportation demands and industry shifts," Amap's vice president Dong Zhenning told the "Internet Plus Urban Transportation Management Innovation Forum" yesterday.
It also seeks to integrate existing services with weather, environmental situations and tourism information to help commuters enhance their transportation experience.
Amap's data shows that the three most congested domestic cities in the second half are Beijing, Guangzhou, Chongqing and Shanghai.