20 Dec '12, 10am

Do you use a #mobile app to plan your route and to assess #traffic? Connected commuting reduces stress, research shows.

Do you use a #mobile app to plan your route and to assess #traffic? Connected commuting reduces stress, research shows.

Connected commuting apps are a great way to ease the burden of driving or commuting amid varied traffic situations. Connected commuters feel happier and more relaxed. Among the surest things in life, aside from death and taxes, is traffic — at least from the point of view of the millions who drive and take the public transport to work or to meetings every day. This is perhaps one of the reasons why transport-related startups are popular. We earlier featured a couple of startups in the Philippines, particularly MRTtrackr and Tripid , both of which have their respective target users. In gist, MRTtrackr aims to make commuting via Metro Manila’s light rail transits easier by giving information on congestion and queue times. Tripid, meanwhile, is a dynamic carpooling application that aims to reduce carbon consumption by encouraging carpooling — drivers can even earn extra for g...

Full article: http://e27.sg/2012/12/20/connected-commuting-and-the-rise...

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