Getting around the city just got easier with the launch of a host of new functions on the Macao Smart Go APP.
They include information on buses, taxis and walking routes, real-time traffic conditions, public car parks and parking metres equipped with sensors, so users can better plan their trips. The APP is available in English, Portuguese, Traditional and Simplified Chinese.
According to the Transport Bureau (DSAT), the new version aims to facilitate user travel. The main interface of the app has added bus, taxi and walking modes. On the basis of the original real-time road map, many landmarks have been added, such as bus stops, taxi ranks and pick-up and drop-off areas. The app will also provide stop-by-stop bus routes, bus stop announcements, bus schedules and information about available taxis, suggested taxi routes and reference fares.
When users click on different coordinates of the map provided by the app, by zooming in and out, they can obtain the surrounding public transport information, such as bus, taxi and light rail stops and car park information, such as electric vehicle spare parking spaces and non-inductive payment offered by public car parks.
When users select the app’s driving mode, they can check the availability of surrounding public car parks or parking spaces with ground sensors and their estimated travel time and distance.
A number of scenic spots and landmarks in Macao will be added to the app which will enable users to plan their travel routes in real-time. The app includes a one-click connection to the bureau’s website, so as to allow the public to make enquiries and appointments, The Macau Post Daily reported.