The Impact of Technology on Transportation in Cities

16/8/22, 9:30 am

Many cities are plagued with problems like pollution, traffic congestion and noise. But a new wave of transport systems is addressing these issues better with the help of technology. These systems rely on data analytics and real-time information to make adjustments that improve traffic flow and reduce pollution. They're also providing city planners with valuable information that can help them make more informed decisions about infrastructure investments.

Our transport systems play a huge role in addressing the various societal problems of modern cities. From traffic congestion to air pollution, mobility and technology are helping to make our world a better place.

How technology is helping to advance public transportation

Technology is helping to advance public transportation in many ways.

For example, technology is making it easier for people to find information about public transportation options. There are now many apps and websites that can help people plan their trips, including routes and schedules.

For example, the "Citymapper" app can help people plan their trips. The app provides information about all of the different transportation options in major cities, including bus routes, metro and cycling routes.

Technology is also making it easier for people to pay for their fares. There are now several apps and websites that allow people to purchase tickets and passes online. In Australia, each capital city has its electronic ticketing and fare collection system. From Sydney’s Opal, Melbourne’s Myki, and Brisbane’s go card, people are using apps to purchase tickets and passes for the bus, the train, and other transportation options.

And finally, technology is helping to make public transportation more efficient. For example, in Singapore, they are using sensors to track the location of buses in real-time, which allows them to provide better information to riders about when their bus will arrive.

How cities deal with traffic congestion through technology

Technology is helping cities deal with traffic congestion in many ways.

For example, technology is helping cities to manage their traffic flow. Cities are now using sensors and cameras to track the movement of cars and pedestrians, which helps them to identify traffic bottlenecks and make changes to traffic patterns.

In addition, cities are using apps and websites to provide people with information about traffic conditions. This helps people to make informed decisions about the best route to take, and it also helps to reduce congestion by taking some of the guesswork out of driving.

Dealing with traffic pollution and air quality in cities

In recent years, cities have been facing an increasing number of challenges related to transportation and mobility. Traffic congestion, pollution, and a lack of space are just a few of the problems that cities are struggling with.

Fortunately, technology is coming to the rescue. Cities are using technology to improve transportation systems and address issues related to air quality, traffic, and even parking.

For example, sensors and smart technology are being used to monitor traffic patterns and optimize traffic flow. This helps to reduce congestion and pollution. In addition, cities are investing in alternative transportation options such as electric vehicles and bike-sharing programs.

Technology is also helping to make cities more walkable and pedestrian-friendly. Apps and GPS systems can help people find the safest and most efficient routes for walking or biking.

All of these efforts are helping to make cities more livable and sustainable. As transportation becomes more efficient, we can expect to see fewer traffic jams, less pollution, and more people choosing to walk or bike instead of drive.


Technology is playing a big role in helping to improve public transportation. From apps that help people plan their trips to apps that help people pay for their fares, to systems that help make public transportation more efficient, technology is helping to make our world a better place.

Cities are growing at an unprecedented rate, and with that growth comes increased pressure on infrastructure and resources.

As cities become more populated, we must find new ways to make them more efficient and sustainable.

NEC is proud to support the Digital Cities Index (DCI) 2022, which takes a comprehensive look at how digital technology is impacting cities around the world. The report highlights the successes of advanced transportation systems in improving citizen mobility and access while addressing sustainability goals.