Government unveils transport app in Smart Nation push

The app provides real-time traffic news and parking information.

The Transport Department has integrated its three existing mobile applications to launch an all-in-one transport app called "HKeMobility" which can provide real-time traffic and transport information.

The move is part of Hong Kong's Smart City transition. Features include traffic news with a voice-over function, snapshots of traffic conditions from about 180 CCTV cameras installed at major roads, estimated times of bus and tram arrivals, and parking vacancy information for about 220 car parks.

It also enhances the walking route search feature by offering the choice of barrier-free routes for the disabled.

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“We have special considerations to the people in need. For example, in searching for the walking route, we provide special routes which cater for the needs of the visually-impaired persons and the disabled persons,” said transport department chief engineer Michael Law. 

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The walking route search function, which already covers Causeway Bay and Tsim Sha Tsui, will also be extended to Yau Mei Tei and Mong Kok by the end of the year and all of Hong Kong within two to three years.

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