13. October 2017

LisiGoesDigital: Improved Traffic Monitoring App for Linz Conurbation

The LisiGo app was released in March 2017 by the OÖNachrichten newspaper, RISC Software GmbH and the government of Upper Austria for Android and in the Apple Store. This mobile application provides motorists with up-to-the-minute information on the traffic situation in the Linz conurbation. Installed over 15,000 times in the space of a single week, the app attracted a large number of users very quickly.

In the meantime the LisiGoesDigital project has been approved in the “Digitalization” call issued by the Upper Austrian government’s Innovatives Oberösterreich 2020 initiative and started in early October. LisiGoesDigital focuses on assurance of the quality of the data and use of the anonymized data relating to the movements of the LisiGo community. At its conclusion the project aims to provide motorists in Upper Austria with improved and customized traffic information and forecasts on the basis of LisiGo’s crowd-sourcing approach.

Traffic flow in the Linz conurbation is marked by the small number of main arteries which are used by approximately 100,000 people every day for journeys to and from Linz during the peak hours from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. The large number of users means that LisiGo has access to a large amount of potential floating mobile data sources. Each of these users can use LisiGo to obtain information on the current situation on the roads and to transmit data on their own progress through traffic via LisiGo. An extremely active community formed within a short space of time, with members who show great willingness to share data and information and make them available to the general public.

Photo © RISC Software GmbH