VicTraffic suite of real-time traffic apps
VicTraffic is the official suite of real-time traffic apps from VicRoads. VicTraffic is used by hundreds of thousands of Victorians each year, allowing motorists to plan their journeys and keep Victoria’s roads moving. The apps provide smart real-time advisory and journey planning.
VicRoads needed a way to publish real-time travel information and emergencies to users on all kinds of devices (desktop, tablet, smartphone).
The largest problem was how to present large amounts and varied types of data, in different formats from different systems, quickly, to the user in a meaningful way without overwhelming both the user and the app.
Through the use of our in-house UI/UX and technical experts, we were able to work with VicRoads and provide guidance on how to consolidate multiple data types into a single suite of applications which could then be presented to the user via a user-friendly interface.
Wave Digital developed a responsive web application and native mobile apps to cater for users on smartphones, tablets and desktop computers. VicTraffic for VicRoads features multiple integrations of complex data sources and intelligently delivers tailored real-time information to many 10,000’s of concurrent users.
VicRoads received the Special Achievement in GIS (SAG) award from Esri for its pioneering use of Geographic Information System (GIS) technology in the development of VicTraffic. The award recognises VicRoads’ success in developing a web site stable enough to withstand the barrage of web traffic typically experienced during significant crises. By using GIS technology to transform this data into an intelligent map, VicRoads has ensured the community can react faster during extreme weather events – and drive more safely on a day-to-day basis.
VicRoads also won a National ITS Australia Award - recognising world's best practice Nominations reflecting world's best practice in the intelligent transport systems (ITS) industry.