Predicting future traffic jams is no longer just for crystal balls thanks to a Coventry data expert who is working with city chiefs in Indonesia to tackle car congestion.
Dr Rahat Iqbal, an expert in Big Data Analytics, has just returned from Jakarta, Indonesia to discuss potential solutions for traffic problems.
Dr Iqbal, a reader in Human-Centred Technology in the School of Computing, Electronics & Mathematics and a CEO of Interactive Coventry Limited, showed Jakarta government bosses how his research could help anticipate the volume of traffic flow in the city, using technology rather than people. He also suggested a solution which analysed how new public policies could affect future traffic.
The partnership between Dr Iqbal and Jakarta is set to continue in the future.