Big Data Provides a Value Add for Private Road Users and Companies
As of late 2017, the company had two major transportation clients paying yearly subscriptions, with 10 more interested. The government of Cameroon is interested in using Traveler to increase road safety. And, with the increasing importance of data, Traveler is poised to enter the game with useful information for a large audience. Achiri says:
“We track interurban public transport buses and connect passengers to families, and hospitals, automatically. We automatically record the location, speed, bus number and number of passengers in a bus and forward this information to road safety teams, each time a driver of a bus drives above recommended speed limits. We have made it possible to use ‘big data analytics’ to monitor the performance of drivers on the highway and give them advice concerning events susceptible to cause an accident. We literarily can predict an accident based on a driver’s speed/location coefficient (big data).”
For travelers, family members, bus and car companies, insurance companies, and governments, Traveler provides a value add. Quick access to information on roads, speeding, and accidents saves lives and provides useful steps for Cameroon, as it tries to decrease their accident rates.