Mowasalat smart buses likely to hit roads this year Mar 08, 2017 0 843 12345 Santhosh ChandranDOHAPublic Transport Company Mowasalat's smart buses with greater safety and comfort features, which are on display at the ongoing QITCOM 2017, are awaiting approval from authorities to hit Doha roads, according to a Mowasalat official. Speaking to Qatar Tribune, a senior official at Mowasalat's Information Technology and Communication Department, said the buses, if approved, are 'likely to hit Doha streets in the last quarter of 2017'.He added,"The buses are designed to provide safer and comfortable journey for the public."The smart buses are equipped with digital technology which ensures greater safety.The wide digital display inside the buses will portray the route and location of the bus and there will be announcement of the arrival of every bus stop for the convenience of passengers."The distance and the expected time to reach a destination will be displayed on the screen inside the bus. Besides, the screens will also show traffic jams or barriers if any on a route and alert the driver about it," he pointed out. The surveillance cameras installed inside the bus will be connected to the Customer Care Department at Mowasalat headquarters."Thus, the Customer Care Department or Mowasalat Centre can monitor the crowd and driver's behaviour. Such visual information will help Mowasalat to rearrange their routes, according to the number of passengers," he said.Through these digital networks Mowasalat can monitor each bus and respond immediately in case of an accident or breakdown. Through these advanced system, Mowasalat can also monitor the fuel consumption and overall performance of fleets. POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES Drones to help save people from drowning Mar 08, 2017 0 1638 Q-Post, MoTC develop drones for postal delivery Mar 08, 2017 0 904 Infra for citizens' housing projects nears completion Mar 08, 2017 0 908 MoI completes 71.5 mn transactions in 2016 Tribune News Network Doha A total of 71,565,367 transactions were accomplished by different departments of the Ministry of Interior (MoI) in 2016, according to latest government figures. On an average, 198,793 .. MEC launches electronic patent registration service Tribune News Network Doha The Ministry of Economy and Commerce (MEC) on Tuesday launched a service to register patents electronically through its website. In a statement, the MEC said the entire patent registration .. 11,000 register for hajj pilgrimage this year so far Doha As many as 11,000 citizens and residents have so far applied for hajj pilgrimage since registration started in March. Registration can be done online in English and Arabic on the website of the Hajj and Umrah Affairs .. N Korea, Malaysia in tit-for-tat exit bans over Kim killing Kuala Lumpur North Korea and Malaysia on Tuesday banned each other's citizens from leaving their countries, with Kuala Lumpur saying its nationals were effectively being held"hostage" in a row over the .. Al Faisal Holding buys 86% stake in Banif Bank DOHA Al Faisal Holding group has stepped up its efforts to invest in Malta after its acquisition of 86 percent stake in Banif Bank (Malta). Chief Officer Corporate Services at Banif Bank Malta, Andrian Coppini, said the .. Malaysia foils attack on Arab royalty, arrests four Houthis KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia said on Tuesday that suspected militants from Yemen arrested late last month ahead of a visit by Saudi King Salman had been planning an attack on Arab royalty. A senior Malaysian police source said ..