The Qatar Ministry of Interior (MoI) and the Qatar Mobility Innovations Centre (QMIC) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to explore the viability of QMIC's intelligent transportation solution and applications, known as Masarak.
As part of the MOU, both parties will help explore the practicality and accuracy of Masarak to monitor real-time local traffic conditions and keep track of road incidents, its frequency and other information. The MoI will eventually deploy the applications if found useful.
QMIC executive director Adnan Abu-Dayya said the centre will embark on a journey with the MoI that will enable it to explore its intelligent transportation and logistics suite of services and allow it to realise its vision of creating knowledge-based ventures in Qatar.
"This collaboration with the ministry of interior once again will demonstrate how local entities can and should come together to partner on the delivery of innovative solutions that are made in, and optimised for, Qatar," Abu-Dayya added.
Qatar civil defence director and Qatar national command centre director Abdulla Bin Mohd Al Suwaidi said Masarak is to develop services and applications where intelligent transportation is helping monitor real-time traffic information in Doha.
"This development is one of the Ministry of Interior's goals, which contributes to the strategy of Qatar's 2030 vision," Suwaidi added.
Masarak uses QMIC's intelligent sensing and M2M services platform called Labeeb to collect real-time traffic data from multiple sources and use it to develop intelligent services and applications.
The developed intelligent services and applications are used for different segments such as traffic congestion monitoring, intelligent dispatching, intelligent telematics and fleet management.
QMIC is an applied research and development centre founded by Qatar University in Collaboration with and at the Qatar Science and Technology Park.