Abu Dhabi: In accordance with the Surface Transport Master Plan (STMP), the Department of Transport (DoT) in Abu Dhabi has announced the completion of the Integrated Transport Information and Navigation System (i-TINS) and the launch of the first version of the Darb (meaning road or path) mobile application for smartphones. According to reports the i-TINS project cost is estimated to be Dh9 million. It is currently available in English and Arabic for phones using both iOS and Android operating systems.
i-TINS works through the collection of real-time data from different sources – road side systems such as traffic counting systems and travel time measurement systems and central sub-systems such as Taxi and Buses GPS-based tracking systems. Through strategic partnerships, i-TINS is integrated with other advanced information and service systems such as utilising the Abu Dhabi Systems and Information Centre (ADSIC) latest Geographic Information System (GIS) maps; as well as Abu Dhabi Airports information system providing real-time flight arrivals and departures, operating airlines, direction to terminals and real-time parking availability information and other airport services.
The DoT is currently coordinating with navigation service providers to integrate i-TINS information with the in-car satellite navigation systems. The move is in line with Abu Dhabi’s surface transport master plan and Abu Dhabi 2030 vision to be one of the world’s top governments and destinations, he said.