Traffico is short for Traffic Observer. It monitors bus arrival times to infer traffic conditions.
Hello. My name is Sing Tat. I use bus apps to check bus arrival times. Occasionally, I miss the bus by a few seconds or I end up waiting a couple of minutes more. Curious, I analysed the bus arrival times available at LTA DataMall to look for clues.
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In summary, I found some explanations but interestingly, I also found a way to calculate the estimated time taken by buses to travel between stops. Using these data and adding some algorithms, I am able to build Traffico.
Developers who are keen to determine the speed of traffic along roads should also check out LTA’s Traffic Speed Band API, which I am using for Traffico+.
Does it work
It’s not perfect but generally yes. It takes a while for the system to react to actual changes on the ground because we are monitoring buses and updates are possible only when buses arrive at stops (usually every 3 to 15 mins).
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Project Traffico, an ambitious new traffic tracking database, is using bus arrival times to chart patterns and collect data on the busiest roads in Singapore.