The Qatar University Wireless Innovations Centre (QUWIC) has launched Masarak, a system that uses the university’s Labeeb data processing system to provide real-time and historic traffic information in Qatar.

The system can be accessed through mobile device applications, web applications, voice, SMS and broadcast by users to monitor traffic congestion on an interactive map, and to get directions between locations, according to the Gulf Times.

The purpose-built solution will allow users to monitor data from vehicles such as Mowasalat taxis and buses, and also integrate data from cameras.

The system is expected to help reduce traffic congestion and assist monitoring, vehicle tracking, trip planning, dispatching and intelligent fleet management, QUWIC said.