Iteris, the industry leader for intelligent management information solutions, has received the prime, $2.45 million dollar contract for the design, implementation, operation, and maintenance of the first integrated travel information and navigation services in the Middle East from the Abu Dhabi Department of Transport (DoT).
The design and implementation stages of the contract will commence immediately and be followed by a 2 year operations and maintenance agreement. The travel information and navigation service system is projected to be operational in early 2013. Iteris will be managing the project from its Abu Dhabi office with support from its U.S. based staff.
Iteris will lead an international team of Intelligent Transportation Systems experts from several firms, including TrafQuest, Open Roads Consulting, and Mygistics. This team will focus on generating a groundbreaking traveler information system and establishing standards for accuracy and reliability of travel status and real-time routing options for the DoT operations staff, as well as private users. Reaching these milestones requires an incredibly diverse skill set, including expertise in traffic engineering, traveler information applications, central system software, traffic modeling, performance management, GIS, telematics and in-vehicle systems, system implementation, and hands-on operations.
"We are very pleased to embark on the first advanced multi-modal traveler information system in the MENA Region," said Engineer Salah Al-Marzouqi, Abu Dhabi's DoT ITS Division Director. "This project will provide transport network users dynamic information relating to congestion, prevailing conditions, incidents, route guidance and travel times, among others, via the web, smart phones and in-car navigation devices. The Iteris team won this tender based on their qualifications to provide an innovative solution for supporting our commitment to improve transport in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi."
Abbas Mohaddes, president and CEO of Iteris, commented, "We are honored to have been selected by Abu Dhabi DoT for this prestigious program. This project provides us with an excellent platform to provide our services and expertise in the United Arab Emirates and Middle East, enabling us to broaden our international experience in traveler information systems. We look forward to assisting Abu Dhabi DoT in tailoring our Advanced Traveler Information System offerings to their needs and providing a state-of-the-art traveler information resource to Abu Dhabi residents and travelers."
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