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m2m Intelligence partners with Quantum Inventions in Singapore

7th April, 2016

Internet of Things connectivity provider M2M Intelligence has signed a regional partnership with Singapore-based Quantum Inventions (QI). An industry leader in mobility communications, QI develops and deploys dynamic navigation, routing and traffic information services for consumers, enterprises and government.

QI's solutions – used by everyone from individual drivers to fleet managers – integrates real-time traffic data alongside map, navigation and other context-sensitive applications via devices connected to car dashboards. M2M will supply and manage the data SIM card estate that supports QI's solutions. The partnership will support QI's expansion into new markets outside of Singapore including the Middle East, India and south east Asia.

The collaboration will also see QI adopt M2M's Insight Portal, providing the business with real time visibility over its SIM population.

"We are producing some truly innovative products in the mobility communications market," said Saurav Bhattacharyya, CEO, Quantum Inventions. "But all of this relies on a strong connectivity partner". The partnership with M2M will open up new channels and revenue opportunities, providing us with better connectivity in both our home market and in new territories.

"It's a very exciting time to be involved with QI as they change the way mobility communications are managed across Asia," said Paul Bandell, MD at M2M Intelligence. "I'm looking forward to seeing how our global multi-network SIM cards and next generation SIM management platform helps QI grow in new markets."


Singapore made app could reduce traffic jams

14th December, 2015

It's surprising how many of us own cars here in Singapore. Between the ever-increasing COE prices and high ERP taxes, maintaining a car can easily cost as much as it takes to raise a child. Not that I'd be the best person to ask, of course, seeing as I have neither.

But Singaporean car owners are finding more and more creative ways to pay less. One way of doing so is via mobile apps such as Park&Go @SG, which helps drivers locate parking lots and therefore waste less time (and petrol) on the roads looking for parking spaces. And now, there's yet another app that wants to make it less expensive for Singaporeans to own private vehicles.

Galactio: What It's Offering

The app in question is Galactio, and as far as comprehensiveness goes, it's one of the more well-rounded mobile apps around. Apart from helping drivers locate parking lots, Galactio also facilitates drivers with taking ERP minimised routes, guides them towards petrol stations with the cheapest petrol, warns them about bus lanes, accidents and cameras, and even directs them to the nearest mosques at prayer time. Yup, it is quite a mouthful, but this means you won't have to download at least four different apps separately just to stay updated about road conditions.

According to the Galactio team, the app was created not only to help drivers navigate, but also to minimise the need for users to toggle amongst various apps to get to the information they require. This is a big help, both in terms of convenience and safety: without the need for drivers to juggle with various apps on the phones while driving, they'll be able to keep their focus on what's ahead of them.

Another goal of Galactio - and this is a big one - is to remove traffic jams from the roads by modifying user's driving behaviours. As anyone who's gotten stuck in traffic on the expressway at peak hour will know, traffic congestion is a pretty major issue in Singapore, and it's only set to get worse with the rising number of cars on the roads.

And to do this, the creators of the app have included a traffic avoidance feature where drivers can select an alternative route to take whenever they're alerted to congestion in the roads ahead of them. The team is hoping that this feature will prevent traffic jams from forming in the first place. It's an ambitious goal to set for an app that's currently only still in beta (on Android), but with the time I've spent with Galactio, I do think they have the necessary features to make this work.

Overall, I do like the idea behind Galactio. It's handy to have everything I need in one app, and while I don't usually like to rely on apps for driving (unless it's GPS), I might just have been convinced to start using Galactio simply because it makes information so easily available. That said, Galactio does come with its own set of issues.

Its map, for example, takes some getting used to: it uses too many bright colours, which can get slightly distracting if you think about the fact that you have to steer your car while taking note of whatever's appearing on your phone screen. The screen is also too cluttered for my liking. What would be great is if I can select for only certain features to show up, rather than having all of them appear on the map at once.


How Galactio solves 5 problems with GPS navigation apps

17th Dec 2015

"How are we going to get there?" my girlfriend likes to ask when we are in the car, belting up for a long drive to yet another super ulu supper destination. For the last 7 years, I have been replying, "Don't ask me, I just do whatever the GPS tells me!"

Indeed, GPS navigation apps are true blessings for drivers like me. I once spent 20 minutes wandering around the bowels of Raffles Place MRT station because I couldn't tell which level and which platform to be at. (Confession: I am both colourblind and slightly dyslexic.)

In fact, GPS navigation is the only way I can get around on our island's beautiful highways these days, without driving around in circles because I keep taking the wrong exits. The endless roadworks that result in U-turns varying from one month to the next don't help out, either.

And if you are like me, the ability to do a postal code search is also a total boon: with many place names that sound so much alike, I once tried to drive to Rivervale Drive and wound up doing endless loops of Rivervale Crescent instead. (Hint: It's just next to Rivervale Crescent.)

In short, GPS navigation has put paid to much of the frustration inherent in the local driving experience. But while GPS apps, standalone and in-car GPS devices have solved the primary difficulties of city navigation, they are by no means perfect.

In fact some aspects of GPS navigation have often created hilarious scenarios on the road, if by 'hilarious' I mean 'hazardous'. Remember how in 2012, Apple was criticised for debuting Apple Maps - a "killer app" that drove users into lakes, airport runways and canyons?

They say you had to be there ...

Galactio is like, the opposite of that

Galactio is local firm Quantum Inventions' entrée into the local turn-by-turn-app fray, and promises to deliver users from the "twiple-thweat" of route errors, unreliable traffic reports and inadequate turn-by-turn directions.

Now available in both iOS and Android flavours, as well as a standalone device (the Galactio 8), Galactio is locally-developed, and an award-winning real-time traffic and connected navigation solution.

It delivers a simple, convenient, customisable, fully-integrated and hyper-localised experience (says Quantum Inventions), that addresses 5 common problems inherent in GPS navigation apps today:

  • #1. They make you drive less than carefully.

    Driving is already a full-focus activity. When you have one eye on the GPS, and the other on all the stuff in the car you are supposed to watch, like the speedometer, fuel gauge, and kids, hardly any eyes are leftover for looking at the world outside your vehicle, which is arguably the most important part of driving.

    The Galactio helps you keep your eyes on the road by letting you customise turn-by-turn voice directions by distance markers. You can choose to make the soothing female voice coax you into turns 150 meters before (about 3 lamp posts), or any combination of 300 (6 lamp posts), 500 (10), 1km (20), 2km (40) and 3km (50).

    Plus, every so often, Galactio reminds you to "drive carefully". At first I thought it was some kind of veiled commentary on my driving skills or lack thereof, but I gradually grew to appreciate the calming effect that even a simple vocal reminder can have.

    By the way, that female voice happens to be Yasminne Cheng's, a popular DJ familiar to those of us who enjoy listening to the radio during our drives. I met her last month at a media thing, but we didn't have much to talk about, so our conversation ran into a dead end...

    Now that I know she's lent her voice to Galactio, I can tell her how bossy she is in the car if I meet her again. Conversation kickstarter!

  • #2. They don't present enough information while navigating

    Up till now, to avoid distracting drivers on the road, free navigation software have had a very narrow focus. Once you're driving, you're only fed key information like your route, speed, speed trap warnings and turn-by-turn instructions, and not much else.

    With the many traffic rules and regulations that Singapore has, obviously more can be done.

    For example, unlike other free navigation apps, Galactio is "intelligent navigation." It notifies you when you are on a road with bus lanes, so you know to stay off them. It calculates routes based on the cheapest ERP-routes, not just routes with ERP gantries. It warns you about speed cameras AND tells you about red light cameras. It guides you to carparks with available spaces near your destination, which I'll talk about in a moment. It shows a "as the crow flies" blue line to your destination from your car, at all times, so you can tell if you're heading in the wrong direction.

    It'll also make you a delicious club sandwich, if you fancy being turned into smoked tuna and toasted pitta bread. My point is, it does a lot more than the other apps.

  • #3. Traffic updates are not 100% reliable; many false negatives

    The latest trend for local navigation apps is to focus on real-time traffic conditions and reroutes around "traffic incidents", which works well enough during peak hours when lots of people are inconvenienced. How well it works at any other time of day however, depends on the number of users of the app on the road at the same time.

    Rather ironically, it also depends on how enthusiastic they are about updating other users. I can't imagine that many drivers can be bothered to update other road users on a lazy Sunday afternoon when stuck in a small jam on the way to the same old boring weekend destination.

    Galactio on the other hand derives its traffic conditions by combining and processing data taken directly from official LTA traffic data, as well as multiple internal and external sources. And correct me if I'm wrong, but LTA works around the clock, even on weekends. It's almost as if they are paid to do it!

    So chalk 1 more point up to Galactio for rock-like traffic report reliability.

  • #4. They don't address all driving needs

    In addition to turn-by-turn directions and traffic conditions, there are also other driving-related needs that I have. And trust me, I have needs...

    For example, before I installed Galactio, I used a separate app to check on carpark rates and real-time availability of parking spaces near my destination. I then chose a carpark and switched into the GPS app, keyed in the carpark and navigated there directly. This saved time spent queuing 20 minutes for a lot, only have it snatched away by an SUV-driving asshat while I'm reversing in.

    I used yet another app for monitoring petrol prices, and yet one more still, for monitoring LTA traffic cameras at both Causeways on weekends. So that's 4 apps I was juggling, to get the driving information I needed.

    Now, remember, if you are on the road, switching apps can take your eyes off the road for several critical seconds. Remember point #1?

    Galactio integrates all these driving apps into one. Swipe right, and you get a list of extra features, including petrol prices sorted by brand or grade, weather information, even prayer times and nearby mosque locations. There is also a real-time carpark rates and availability guide, which guides you to available parking near your destination. That's possibly the cleverest trick in Galactio's arsenal.

    All this parking data is pulled directly from LTA and HDB servers, so you get the same information as the carpark owners do. Brilliant.

  • #5. They make you choose between having battery life or being lost

    Up until now, local drivers have had to strike a balance between all the various functions they want from navigation apps. For example, if you want an app that has all the maps stored offline on your phone for data and battery savings, there are only so many choices available, all of which require paid premiums after a brief trial period.

    If you want a free app, that'll require online maps. So you'll have to turn on data, and keep it turned on for the entire trip, which eats into your data plan and increases battery consumption. But sometimes, you may be trying to conserve battery life for the rest of your day, so you'll then have to decide which you value more: not being lost, or having enough battery left to tell your date you've arrived. Tough call.

    Galactio has offline maps. It's free to download and use. Its map updates are based on Singapore Land Authority updates, which means you get the same maps used by the government for planning and zoning.

    All the reasons above make Galactio the deserving winner of premium space on my phone's pitifully meagre 8.54gb of available storage. Plus, I can now uninstall 3 other apps, saving even more space.

Conclusion

Any basic navigation app today would include the following features:

  • Destination, searchable by postal code
  • Speeding warnings
  • Red-light and speed camera warnings
  • A variety of route calculations, sorted by length, speed or tolls
  • Pick me up feature (location sharing)
  • Estimated times of arrival

With Galactio, you get all these features, and more. Here's a shoutout to Google Maps: Galactio just raised your game.

But wait, there's more.

Galactio: The Game

Want to get more out of your navigation? Galactio has just launched an in-app game for Christmas.

Here's how it works: there are 50 red and green lollipops sprinkled across Galactio's map, at heritage sites, landmark buildings and tourist attractions. Every Galactio user (that's you) has the same 50 lollipops. Drive through the location, and you'll collect that lollipop. You can choose to redeem vouchers when you have 20 or 30 lollipops, or wait until you hit 50, for the biggest redemption.

You can also gain lollipops by opting to Detour when prompted through Galactio's traffic avoidance routing. Each detour is equal to 1 lollipop, and offers you another way to earn 50 lollipops, even though you might have redeemed some. Cleverly, this also helps reduce congestion at the route originally chosen.

Find out more about how the game works! Download Galactio for your smartphone at the following links and discover what fully-integrated, hyper-localised GPS navigation is all about!


Real-time data raised seed-funding

27th Feb, 2015

Big data is supposed to change the world. In some sense, it already has. Amazon, Samsung, and Netflix use data to recommend content or products to you. Apple harnesses your app usage behavior to improve their software design.

Big data goes as far back as Google using its massive data trove to determine the search results you see. A study by Bain shows that companies which adopt big data can leapfrog their competitors. You either join the rest or lose out.

Yet the process of buying and selling data - and real-time data in particular - has been painful, says Mike Davie, founder and CEO of DataStreamX, a Singapore-based company that wants to make these transactions dead simple. He tells Tech in Asia that the startup has just closed a S$500,000 (US$368,000) seed round from undisclosed private investors to realize its vision.

He gave a few examples of how companies are already transacting non-personal, real-time information: Vodafone pushes data to Tom-Tom, and Quantum Inventions has done likewise with Google, providing Maps with traffic data in Singapore.

"But on a global scale, these transactions are difficult. Say a company from France wants to buy live footfall data for Indonesia. It's difficult for buyers and sellers to find one another. Furthermore, with no marketplace, negotiations take place between firms, making it a long and drawn-out process," says Davie.

It's solution is to create an online marketplace to do these exchanges. But why not focus on historical data? Besides the world lacking a place to shop for real-time streams, Davie says there's a huge demand for such data from organizations due to the competitive and economic edge to be gained from utilizing them.

"If you're creating a transportation system, you want to know, in real-time, what the gas prices are so that you can save costs. Also, companies can create sophisticated operations systems and analytics, and that is where real-time data is useful."

The act of opening up real-time data to third parties isn't new. Programmers have had access to stock exchange updates for decades, and more recently crytocurrencies like Bitcoin have taken the idea of programmable money to the next level.

DataStreamX differs in that it offers all kinds of data - weather, traffic, ship movements, and more - in one convenient place. It has an API for both buyers to stream data to their apps after they subscribe to it (DataStreamX takes a cut), and sellers to transfer data from their sensors to the platform and offer it for sale.

Intriguingly, the startup is going after multiple industries instead of targeting one. But that's because customers tend to want data from across industries.

"Let's use the port of Singapore as an example. They need to know how big the ships coming in and going out are. They need environmental data, like how strong the currents are, because they affect how quick ships can dock. They need transportation data - how fast can the trucks come in to pick up the cargo?"

DataStreamX is still in the early beta phase, having just graduated from JFDI, Singapore's premier startup accelerator. It has started live trials with potential customers, and has signed on to help kickstart government agency IDA's data-as-a-service pilot program, which makes datasets in the private sector easily available to customers.

Interestingly, being at the product validation stage has not stopped DataStreamX from investing in marketing. It brought on Shauna Roolvink, founder of brand consultancy BrandHub, as the director of marketing. Its other founding employee is Navas Khan, who serves in a marketing and customer acquisition role at the company. It has five engineers on the team, and they're all situated in India.

Before founding DataStreamX, Davie worked at Samsung where he developed business models for next generation mobile technologies and did business development for telecommunications infrastructure.

He witnessed how the mobile industry was trying to make money off the vast amount of data that's being generated.

"But no one knew how to monetize it. The potential is there. DataStreamX was founded on the vision that the world is moving towards real-time data processing. Big companies are creating this data, and people want it," says Davie.


Risk technology partners with Quantum Inventions in Singapore

17th Aug 2015

Next generation telematics specialist, Risk Technology, has signed a regional partnership with Quantum Inventions, headquartered in Singapore. Quantum Inventions (QI) develops and deploys dynamic navigation, routing and traffic information services for consumers, enterprises and government systems.

The company delivers its connected services integrating real-time traffic, map, navigation & other context sensitive applications via devices plugged in to car dashboards. Its solutions are used by everyone from individual drivers to large fleets. Together, Risk and QI are developing a solution that enables users to see driver behaviour information through the same device.

Driver behaviour data is collected by monitoring core parameters such as acceleration, deceleration, speed, location and time of day. This information can be used by QI to develop its proposition for a Usage Based Insurance (UBI) offering or for a gamified application which encourages drivers to improve their driver score.

"Driver behaviour information will perfectly complement our existing GPS navigation and traffic information platforms", said Saurav Bhattacharyya, CEO, Quantum Inventions. "It also gives us a solid foundation to move into the UBI market as it develops in Singapore. Risk's technology is tried and tested and we see this partnership as a crucial element in our South East Asian expansion plans."

"We have a highly credible partner in Quantum Inventions", said Mark Packman, CEO at Risk Technology. "The company has a strong reputation in the region and has developed technologies across dynamic navigation and routing, real-time data processing and traffic intelligence. Incorporating driver behaviour and potentially crash detection in the future gives QI access to new data flows that can benefit consumers and enterprises alike."


NCS leads next wave of smart city innovations with SURF@NCS

Singapore, 9th January, 2015

NCS today launched SURF@NCS as part of its Solutions for Urbanised Future initiative. SURF is focussed on driving smart city innovations to help realise Singapore's vision as the world's first Smart Nation.

Using a three-pronged approach, NCS will:

  • Establish SURF@NCS as a living lab1 for public agencies and commercial enterprises to create and test-bed smart city innovations in the areas of Education, Healthcare, Transport and Public Safety.
  • Grow a vibrant eco-system of like-minded partners for smart city development, starting with 15 global technology players, local start-ups, and research institutes.
  • Train up to 120 talents in delivering and implementing smart solutions this year.

In conjunction with the launch, NCS has signed collaboration agreements with Cisco, A*STAR's Institute for Infocomm Research (I²R) and Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) to explore smart city innovations.

The launch of SURF@NCS follows the announcement of a strategic partnership between Singtel and EDB last year to drive digital innovation, spur partnerships and build capabilities in cyber security, smart cities and analytics.

Mr Chia Wee Boon, Chief Executive Officer of NCS, said: "We are committed to accelerate our development of intellectual property and smart city solutions to help improve the lives of citizens."

"Through SURF@NCS, we aim to partner best-of-breed technology providers to build a vibrant eco-system where we can co-create solutions to enhance essential government services and deliver game-changing enterprise innovations."

Mr Chia added: "Pivotal to this is the availability of skilled talents. NCS will train up to 120 professionals primarily for smart city development this year. This augments the Singtel Cadet Scholarship Programme and Asia Pacific Cyber Security Competency Centre to build a pipeline of talents for the future."

Dr Beh Swan Gin, Chairman of Singapore Economic Development Board, said: "The establishment of SURF@NCS will catalyse partnerships among leading local and foreign companies for the co-development of digital solutions in Singapore."

Dr Beh added: "As a leading ICT solutions provider anchored in Singapore, NCS will also play a key role in training and equipping employees and students with new capabilities, so that Singaporeans can play a role in building our Smart Nation."

A living lab for co-creation of smart city innovations

SURF@NCS is setup to provide an environment conducive for organisations to hold ideation workshops and test various technologies, applications and proof-of-concepts. It also serves as a lab for NCS to develop Intellectual Property (IP) and smart city innovations. The first IP being introduced is ISC - an Intelligent Command & Control Platform - designed to solve challenges in situations involving multiple agencies. The proprietary platform was test-bed in Little India last year, under the Safety and Security Industry Programme Office (SSIPO), established by Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) and Economic Development Board (EDB). The outcome was a demonstration that the ISC platform helped to improve situational awareness and operational efficiency.

A vibrant partner eco-system

For a start, 15 partners have committed to collaborate with NCS in technology areas such as fog computing, Internet-of-Things (IOT) and critical infrastructure management. Among them are global companies such as Bosch, Cisco, IBM, Microsoft, Samsung and specialised technology providers like HOPE Technik, KAI Sqaure, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engine System Asia, Polycom, Quantum Inventions, WEB Biotechnology-SPYDER and Worldlabel-Parata.

NCS is also working with tertiary institutions such as Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) and Temasek Polytechnic to build smart campuses and future teaching tools.

A pipeline of talents

This year, NCS intends to recruit up to 120 professionals to be trained as enterprise architects, product engineers, data scientists and subject matter experts for the implementation of smart city solutions. In partnership with the Institute of Infocomm Research (I2R), a programme will be introduced to nurture experts in data science and analytics.

Moving forward, NCS aims to work with government agencies and commercial enterprises to identify challenges, prototype ideas and deploy smart city solutions that will impact the lives of citizens for the better.

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NCS Pte Ltd
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Email: wendytang@ncs.com.sg

About NCS

NCS is a member of the Singtel Group and the leading information, communications and technology (ICT) service provider with presence in over 20 countries. NCS delivers end-to-end ICT solutions to help governments and enterprises realise business value through the innovative use of technology. Its unique delivery capabilities include consulting, development, systems integration, outsourcing, infrastructure management and portal solutions. It also provides mobility, social networking, business analytics and cloud computing services.

Headquartered in Singapore, NCS has over 8,000 staff members serving governments and large global commercial enterprises. We provide solutions across a spread of industries including the public sector, defence, homeland security, education, transportation, logistics, airport operations, aviation, healthcare, financial services, manufacturing, telecommunications and utilities.


M1 launches M2M platform and solutions

Singapore, 30th October, 2015

M1 Limited (M1) today announced the launch of its advanced M2M (machine-to-machine) platform, M1 M2M Connect. Through M1 M2M Connect, corporate customers will be able to access, track and manage all their connected devices conveniently, from any authorised computer or mobile phone. They will also be able to set and change business rules, perform device troubleshooting and obtain detailed reporting of all M2M activities.

Additionally, M1 has partnered multiple technology providers, including Aerolion Technologies, Napier Healthcare Solutions, Quantum Inventions, and Parametric Technology to introduce customised solutions to meet the needs of Singapore's transport, retail, healthcare, and security industries, and enable more customers to enjoy the benefits of a M2M rollout on Singapore's fastest 4G network1.

According to a recent Forbes2 article, connected devices are expected to grow from 10 billion today to as many as 30 billion devices by 2020, deployed across homes, offices, and public spaces worldwide. At the M2M platform launch event today at the St. Regis Hotel for corporate customers, M1 and its partners demonstrated several innovative solutions, including smart healthcare monitoring solutions, and how security firms can deploy drones to stream real-time surveillance video over protected premises.

"Much has been made of the benefits of M2M and the Internet of Things. To make it even easier for our customers to leverage on M2M technology, we engaged them to understand their needs, and worked with our partners to develop and offer effective solutions that improve our customer's productivity, lower their costs and help them tap on new market opportunities," said Mr Willis Sim, Chief Product Development & Corporate Solutions Officer, M1.

"M1 is a leader in communications infrastructure and we are excited to be their strategic partner. Our relationship has been proven to be successful during the lab trials for the Smart Nation program. Consequently M1's leading edge connectivity solutions form the backbone of our Home Care solution making it really affordable for our elderly population. Taking preventive healthcare one step forward, this solution provides the chronically ill with on-demand access to healthcare service providers who can help monitor and maintain their health," said Mr Tirupathi Karthik, Chief Executive Officer, Napier Healthcare Solutions.

M1 is Singapore's most vibrant and dynamic communications company, providing mobile and fixed services to over 2 million customers. Since the launch of commercial services in 1997, M1 has achieved many firsts, including the first operator to offer nationwide 4G service, as well as ultra high-speed fixed broadband, fixed voice and other services on the Next Generation Nationwide Broadband Network (NGNBN). With a continual focus on network quality, customer service, value and innovation, M1 links anyone and anything; anytime, anywhere. For more information, visit www.m1.com.sg.


Most cabs here use his firm's software

Friday, 24th Jul, 2015

HE HAS bachelor's and master's degrees in computer engineering from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and he has been involved in research since he completed his bachelor's.

With his background in research and academia, one wouldn't expect Mr Saurav Bhattacharyya to be CEO of a company that deals in mobility intelligence and makes navigation software used by companies and government organisations ranging from Google, BMW and ComfortDelGro to the Land Transport Authority (LTA) and the Singapore Civil Defence Force.

After graduating with his first degree in 2000, the 37-year-old went on to do his master's part-time under the supervision of Professor Thambipillai Srikanthan, director of NTU's Centre for High Performance Embedded Systems, while working as a project officer.

Working in embedded chip architecture, his research involved designing silicon chips for various purposes.

His primary area of research was in voice biometrics (a numerical representation of the sound, pattern and rhythm of an individual's voice). In 2002, he applied for Start-Up@Singapore's business plan competition.

The business plan was based around his work on voice biometrics, and he was pleased when he made it to the final round.

"That was when the business bug hit me," Mr Bhattacharyya, who hails from Pune and has been a permanent resident since 2001, told tabla!. He added with a laugh: "I'm a numbers sort of guy and I realised that I liked the dollars behind the zeros." - See more at: http://business.asiaone.com/news/most-cabs-here-use-his-firms-software#sthash.wpFx8iNa.dpuf

With Prof Srikanthan's encouragement, Mr Bhattacharyya decided in 2005 to quit his job to set up a company that would try to license the technologies that were being worked on in NTU.

"I wasn't happy to just be putting out papers for conferences and journals. I was more interested in taking NTU's technology and commercialising it for real-world usage," he said.

With initial investments from co-founder Prof Srikanthan and angel investor Allen Pathmarajah, Quantum Inventions (QI) was born. Initially located in NTU's Innovation Centre, QI was focused on routing software and navigation systems.

In 2007, QI got the opportunity to work with LTA on a landmark project in Traffic Information Platform (TRIP) development.

TRIP obtains raw traffic data from multiple sources and transforms them into traffic information that is used in applications like navigation software and other real-time traffic information services.

Today, QI has seen approximately 52 per cent growth per annum with sales in six countries and raised over $5 million in funding.

It has received multiple awards, including SPRING Singapore Standard Council's Standards Merit Award (2009), the Young Innovator Award by LTA's Excellence Awards (2010) and the Young Professional of the Year award at the Singapore Computer Society IT Leader Awards (2013).

The company also has a larger office space now, located in Kallang, to accommodate its team of approximately 63 people.

Its mapSYNQ information dissemination platform and Galactio navigation software are widely used, with Galactio being used in global positioning system navigation devices for cars.

Galactio has also been launched as an application for Android phones, with an iOS version currently in beta mode.

"Today, when we're driving, every second or third cab we see is using our navigation software," said Mr Bhattacharyya. "It feels nice to see your technology being used."

It is no surprise that Galactio is so widely used.

It is extremely user-friendly, as Mr Bhattacharyya demonstrated through the iOS version, highlighting some of its features: A fast search function, the ability to choose routes according to options like the shortest travelling time or minimum tolls (in Singapore's case, ERPs), a function that allows the user to preview and share routes and even provide information on bus lanes and speed limits.

As you get closer to your destination, the app will also bring up a list of available parking options.

All these were designed with the consumer in mind.

For instance, he explained that information on bus lanes and speed limits is available so that new drivers don't get fined. He added: "Taxi drivers and experienced drivers are familiar with this, but new drivers are not."

The human factor is something that was a challenge for Mr Bhattacharyya, who had no previous experience in the corporate world.

"Learning how to manage human capital was the most humbling challenge - and it is still a challenge today," he said. Keeping his staff engaged and interested is something that he is still getting the hang of.

It is nonetheless obvious that personal interaction is important to him.

He makes it clear that the company's success thus far is a team effort.

He credits head of innovation and technology Mohit Sidhwani and research and development manager Chan Siew Kiat as "operational co-founders" - they have been with QI from the very beginning.

"I decided early on that I wasn't going to touch the technology anymore because these guys were deep into it anyway, so I focused on managing the business," he explained.

And what is the most rewarding thing about starting his own company? Mr Bhattacharyya replied that he liked seeing his team grow.

"We've been in operation for close to nine years now and, over time, we've seen our team grow, from getting their bachelor's degrees to getting married to having kids. It's nice to see that they're also enjoying their time at QI."

Mr Bhattacharyya, who got married in 2013, also tries to spend time with his family and friends.

Spending time with his wife Ujjaini Ghosh is one way for him to wind down after work. The two enjoy travelling together, as his wife "loves travelling and seeing new places".

He also loves racquet sports, tennis and squash in particular. He used to play squash for SAFRA in the national leagues in 2004 and 2005, but stopped due first to an injury, then because of work, as QI started in 2006.

But "tennis is my first love", and he has picked it up again, playing twice a week in the mornings and once a week in the evenings with his friends from NTU.


Smart nation - Standards to support seamless connectivity introduced

Singapore, 12th Aug, 2015

The risk of incompatibility between systems and devices exists as Singapore moves ahead in its drive to become a Smart Nation. To avoid this, standards were introduced on Wednesday (Aug 12) to support seamless connectivity.

Comprising a series of technical references, the standards were unveiled at the Quality and Standards Conference 2015, and enterprise development agency SPRING Singapore will help drive adoption among organisations.

"For businesses, if they leverage on all these standards, it will give them the competitive advantage and in many instances, also first-mover advantage, where they can make their products and services safe (and) efficient," said Ms Choy Sauw Kook, assistant chief executive of SPRING Singapore.

For example, references have been drawn up for the use of sensor networks in Singapore. These references lay out standards to ensure that data collected from various monitoring devices can be effectively transmitted, integrated and analysed. The aim is to promote seamless information-sharing and improve sensing capabilities across services.

One way which this can be put to practice: patients in hospitals can put on a wrist tag which tracks their location in real-time. Having standards in place will greatly expand the potential applications of the device - hospitals can be warned of an influx of visitors arriving, if a crisis happens. They can then track their patients and move them to a secure location, if needed.

"A Smart Nation is made up of many individual, independent, but overlapping systems. And the key word here is 'integration'. In order to enable interoperability of numerous independent or standalone systems, we need to build up a strong infrastructure of standards," said Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister-in-charge of the Smart Nation initiative and Minister for the Environment and Water Resources.

Standards have also been drawn up for connected devices and networks, also known as the Internet of Things. These provide a common set of guidelines on information and service interoperability, as well as security and data protection when Internet of Things solutions are developed.

"We can then start to share data across different systems. And also conforming to certain standards will assure greater adoptability by consumers and also by organisations," said Mr Kuan Yeh Cheang, chief executive of 1Rwave.

"Interoperability is all about being able to integrate better without much customisation, right? If the consumer and the supplier know exactly the language to talk, it is much easier," said Mr Saurav Bhattacharyya, chief executive of Quantum Inventions.

Where healthcare, mobility and urban living are concerned, standards have been developed to guide the creation of new smart solutions which can be used safely.


Seeding innovation in Jurong Lake District

6th November, 2014

Under the Urban Redevelopment Authority's (URA) Master Plan, Jurong Lake District (JLD) is being developed as a commercial and regional hub to decentralise commercial activities out of the city centre and push economic growth for the next 10 to 15 years. IDA and its partner agencies are also working with over 20 technology companies to test out innovative technology in the precinct.

Over 1,000 sensors will be deployed to pilot solutions in mobility, sustainability, and improving sensing for situational awareness. One of the trials will involve new Above Ground (AG) Boxes, which will provide high-speed fibre connectivity and power at the street level, and accommodate sensors to monitor everything from traffic to street lights and crowded buses.

The JLD pilots will straddle different areas, and the projects include:

  • A seamless connectivity solution from M1 which allows data to be transmitted to, and collected from, vehicles. The technology could enhance monitoring and routing of vehicles through near real-time upload and download of data such as road or weather conditions.
  • A smart queue monitoring system from RFNet, Panasonic and Elixir Technology. It uses video sensing to determine the length and flow of queues to give consumers an idea of wait times and help companies deploy more resources to ease queues.
  • A driverless buggy that is being trialed by the National University of Singapore and Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART) to ferry passengers in parks and gardens in JLD.
  • Smart park lighting by Green Koncepts and ST Electronics (Info-Comm Systems), which adjusts lighting in response to time of the day and motion detection. It will also automatically detect faulty lighting.
  • An automated system to determine the cleanliness of public areas. The pilot by Temasek Polytechnic and ZWEEC Analytics makes use of advanced video sensing and smart bin technologies.
  • A platform that leverages smart phones as sensors. Under the pilot by ST Dynamics, smart phone owners volunteer data on bumpiness and the timing of bus rides to enable better planning of routes and thus improve the transport experience.
  • A system by Quantum Inventions that mitigates issues related to global positioning system (GPS) navigation in urban canyons, enabling drivers and pedestrians to navigate more accurately around the densely built-up areas of Singapore.

Singapore government scheme gives amazon credits

10th November, 2014

Singapore's regulator has set up a pilot Data-as-a-Service (DaaS) program to help data providers make the most of the cloud, which includes Amazon Web Services credits, and systems to discover datasets.

In terms of cloud adoption, Singapore is ranked in the third position after Australia and Japan in the Asia-Pacific region, and is leading in the Association of South Eastern Nations (ASEAN), according to a recent cloud adoption survey commissioned by the government regulator IDA (Infocomm Development Authority).

Cloud seeding

"Cloud adoption in Singapore has continued with strong growth over the past year, with cloud spending among enterprises at S$512 million (US$409M). This is expected to almost double to S$920 million by 2018," said Khoong Hock Yun, the assistant chief executive at the IDA in his opening speech at the CloudExpo 2014 exhibition.

With this in mind, the IDA had drawn up a number of strategies to enhance the cloud ecosystem, as well as to increase its adoption by businesses in the country. Among measures to increase the confidence and security of cloud services is a pilot program intended to encourage the use of cloud for data and analytics.

Specifically, the IDA had unveiled a new Data-as-a-Service (DaaS) pilot that is envisioned to cater to data providers from various industries. The pilot is scheduled to run until March 31 2016, and revolves around a Federated Dataset Registry (FDSR) platform intended as a mechanism to ease dataset discovery.

According to the IDA, the Data-as-a-Service (DaaS) pilot will have an initial base of 11 data providers. Among others, participants include the likes of mail and logistic provider Singapore Post, traffic and navigation specialist Quantum Inventions, and real estate listings portal Hutbitat and StreetSine Singapore.

To kickstart the project, IDA also announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Intent with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to provide cloud usage credits to the first 25 data providers that sign on to the pilot via AWS. Worth US$3,000 (S$3,800), the credits can be redeemed over a year to pay for hosting of either dataset registries or datasets.

According to Khoong, the IDA is also working on guidelines for dataset versioning in order to provide information on the changes made to datasets, and will be holding a series of outreach activities such as workshops and data challenges to raise awareness of the DaaS platform.


Technopreneur - 40 under 40

You probably aren't aware of this, but the traffic data you are getting on your applications such as mapSYNC, Google Maps and Traffic Live is provided by Quantum Inventions, a small but clearly dynamic start-up founded right here in Singapore. Its CEO and co-founder of Quantum Inventions, Saurav Bhattacharyya, is a former Nanyang Technological University researcher who got his start at the university's Centre for High Performance Embedded Systems.

Quantum Inventions' most notable accomplishment is perhaps the Galactio navigation software, used in cars' Global Positioning System navigation devices. Launched in 2010, Galactio is now one of the top two navigation softwares in Singapore. Convinced that Galactio can survive among navigation's big boys overseas, 34-year-old Bhattacharyya is hoping to take it worldwide, telling The Straits Times that the firm has begun a partnership in Thailand and is actively in talks with potential partners in Indonesia, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, the Middle East and Latin America.


Young Professional of the year 2013

Saurav Bhattacharyya is the CEO and co-founder of Quantum Inventions (QI), a leader in innovation, specialising in connected automotive navigation delivering rich on-board information services for consumer's motoring convenience and Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) for enterprise and government solutions.

A recipient of an undergraduate scholarship at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) from SIA-NOL in 1996, he has made contributions to the Singapore ICT industry through a standards driven technology implementation focus and innovation in the ITS sector for government and consumer applications.

Having graduated with an Honours degree in Computer Engineering in 2000, he started a research-oriented career at the Centre for High Performance Embedded Systems (CHiPES) at NTU. In the five years he spent there, he published over 26 academic.

Stemming from his research in embedded voice biometrics algorithms, he joined the national standards initiative under the Biometrics Technical Committee (ITSC). Saurav has since served the ITSC in various capacities fulfilling international standards development roles, as the Chair of interoperability working group under BTC and as the Deputy Chair of Intelligent Transport Standards Committee under ITSC. Saurav joined the Intelligent Transport Society of Singapore (ITSS) in 2006 and has served the society in various capacities, most currently as its Vice President.

In 2006, after securing Masters in Computer Engineering, he moved on to commercialise navigation and routing technology from CHiPES, NTU, through Quantum Inventions (QI), together with co-founder, Prof Thambipillai Srikanthan. QI has, since its inception, realised the use of research technology in various enterprise and consumer applications. From creating commercial value for its traffic information services, QI is now moving to providing in-vehicle information and navigation services to automotive OEM's globally. Saurav aims to transform QI into a global navigation and motoring information services leader in the coming years.

Saurav has been conferred the Merit Award by Standards Council of Singapore in 2009, and through his leadership, QI has been awarded the Young Innovator Award under the Land Transport Excellence Awards in 2010.


New route-planning smartphone app launched

06th Feb, 2013

Those with iPhones or Android phones can access a route-planning app that provides a wide span of information - from realistic travel time based on live traffic data and live views from traffic cameras to Electronic Road Pricing (ERP) rates.

The app, mapSYNQ, was launched on Monday. It is designed by home-grown traffic and navigation specialist Quantum Inventions. The company has been supplying the live traffic data used in Google Maps for Singapore since 2009.

"We show you traffic webcams on your route, toll gantries and traffic incidents that affect you. To help you save time and money, we offer traffic-aware and ERP-minimisation routes," said Quantum Inventions' innovation and technology head Mohit Sindhwani.

The route and journey time shown in the app take into account live traffic conditions, such as accidents and congestion.

Traffic cameras along the route are shown as camera icons. A tap on a camera icon will display the live view from the traffic camera.

ERP charges for the route are shown and users can opt for a route with lower toll fees if it is available.

The motorist can also check how much lower ERP charges will be if he enters the zones at different times after peak hour. The travel time will be recomputed based on past traffic patterns for that route at that hour.

The service is also available for Web access at www.mapsynq.com. If a user sets up a free account on the website and grants access to his Google calendar, appointments on his calendar and his preset alerts will automatically be pushed to the app.

This saves the user from having to key in destinations for routes into the app as the service will pick up the address in the appointment and plot a route from the user's location to that address.

Parking rates and spaces available are also shown in the app if they are tracked by the Land Transport Authority

Quantum Inventions is currently working on a full turn-by-turn voice-guided navigation app for both iOS and Android devices.

It will be available in the second quarter of the year.


Start-up navigates its way to success

12th Apr, 2013

Few people would realise that the Singapore traffic data in their Google Maps mobile application is provided by a small start-up that began at Nanyang Technological University (NTU).

Mr. Saurav Bhattacharyya, the 34-year-old co-founder of Quantum Inventions, admits to his firm's relatively low profile.

"We need to have our name better heard of. Our brands tend to go ahead of us," says the former NTU researcher.

Quantum Inventions is perhaps best known for its Galactio brand of navigation software, which is used in Global Positioning System (GPS) navigation devices for cars. The software was launched in October 2010.

"Galactio was our first proper consumer product, which has a very different stress level compared to B2B (business-to-business)," says Mr Bhattacharyya.

"The first six months were a lot of active nail-biting and ensuring the product would stick in the market, and that it was not going to be a one-hit wonder."

But Galactio is now "very comfortably in the top one or two places in Singapore either by volume or by presence", compared to other navigation software.

Brands of GPS devices that use the Galactio software include Holux and Marbella.

He adds that Quantum Inventions began looking at taking Galactio overseas in October 2011 after being convinced that the software was good enough for the consumer market and could survive amid competition from big players such as Garmin and TomTom.

It is now focusing on working with distribution partners to put its navigation software into on- board navigation systems installed on vehicle dashboards and rolling out that product worldwide.

The firm has begun a partnership in Thailand and is actively in talks with potential partners in Indonesia, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, the Middle East and Latin America, Mr Bhattacharyya says.

Despite its emphasis on products today, Quantum Inventions began as a services firm. It was set up in September 2005 and became operational in September 2006 after buying a routing algorithm developed by NTU.

In its first three years, the firm mostly licensed its routing software for use in server systems to government agencies.

But that changed in September 2009 after the firm received enough seed funding to go into product development, which was when it began developing Galactio, Mr Bhattacharyya says.

"We had been profitable. The moment we went into product development, we became not profitable, but with much higher growth capability... Our growth today is in the consumer space."

The company also recently ventured into the mobile apps market with the creation of an app called mapSYNQ, launched in February.

Search giant Google has already been using real-time traffic data from Quantum Inventions for its Google Maps service in Singapore since November 2009.

Mr Bhattacharyya says mapSYNQ would be progressively upgraded to include mobile navigation, at which point it would "have to compete with hundreds of other products, including free ones, but that's where we'll bring in our strengths".

MapSYNQ users will be able to save personalised routes, sync information across their Internet- connected GPS devices that are mapSYNQ-compatible and access traffic data provided by Quantum Inventions.

He says Quantum Inventions constantly measures the quality of its traffic data by checking how accurately the data is used to predict travel time and traffic delays.

"We are traffic data professionals, not just somebody who puts it on a map with colours."

Quantum Inventions is now focusing on working with distribution partners to put its navigation software into on-board navigation systems installed on vehicle dashboards, and rolling out that product worldwide.


Search engine wins most improved navigation aid award

29th November, 2013

GLOBAL Positioning Systems (GPS) used to be available as a standard option only in executive cars but now, they are offered as OEM equipment in most cars. In fact, even cars that cost less than RM70,000 feature GPS systems.

With numerous GPS navigation system brands available in the market as both OEM and aftermarket options, the differences between one system to another can be big.

While the map databases in most GPS systems available in the market are similar, the search engine is what determines the user-friendliness of a system, separating the good from the bad. There are GPS systems where we can easily find a desired destination and systems where we can just never find the place that we wish to go.

Usually, this issue is due to the fact that the search engine programme is made by foreigners, who don't understand Malaysian syntax and how English and Bahasa Malaysia is often interchanged when it comes to naming a building or a street.

Let us look at Mutiara Shopping Complex for instance. Most GPS systems would require the driver to key in the exact name. However, now, we have Aapico Hitech's Powermap and Galactio GPS search engine systems that are capable of recognising the intended destination only after a few letters or a word - similar to Google's Auto Complete system. All the driver has to do is key in a few letters (regardless of whether it's in English or Bahasa Malaysia), or a word, and scroll to find the right destination.

This is why the Powermap and Galactio received the "Most Improved Navigation Aid" at the New Straits Times-Maybank Car of the Year Awards 2013 last Thursday at the Saujana Golf and Country Club in Subang Jaya.

So, someone who wants to go to Mutiara Shopping Complex can even type "Mutiara Kompleks", "Kompleks Mutiara", or even "Complex Mutiara" and find the coordinates.

The system also recognises a large number of commonly interchangeable words such as "Jln" for "Jalan" and "Ave" for "Avenue".

According to Aapico, the unified search simultaneously searches across landmark names, POI names, road names and addresses, making it easier to find the desired location.

The unique search engine is the result of investments by Aapico Hitech and one of the pioneers in the Malaysian GPS community, SB Mok.

This search engine is branded as Powermap for the automotive OEM market and Galactio as the consumer aftermarket.

Currently, this system, which is being offered as OEM in Mitsubishi, Hyundai and Proton models, has also been launched in Thailand.

Aapico says that currently, Powermap and Galactio are used by GPS systems by brands such as Gophers, Jensors, OtoNavi, Motevo, Celltech, Dynavin and others.


Singapore traffic updates now available through mobile phones

Drivers and commuters in Singapore will be the first in Asia to get real-time traffic updates via mobile phone as Singapore Telecommunications (SingTel) launched last week its TrafficLIVE service. TrafficLIVE collects data from SingTel's mobile cell network base and the Land Transport Authority's (LTA) traffic flow feeds. To provide the service, SingTel is collaborating with ITIS Holdings for the patented traffic science technology and Quantum Inventions to offer TrafficLIVE. Read More


Get around Christmas this year with Singtel's TRAFFICLIVE

2nd Dec, 2009

Beat the Holiday Traffic. Get around the Christmas rush with Asia's first Intelligent traffic planning guide.

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Google Maps packs in the data with LTA and Quantum Inventions

19th November, 2009

At a press conference held in the basement level of the Dhoby Ghaut MRT station in Singapore, LTA and Google announced a new data partnership between the two which promises to help LTA reach its goal of creating a “people-centred land transport system that shows the commuter how to commute seamlessly”, according to Mr Yam Ah Mee, LTA's chief executive. The heart of this lies with the corporation between three entities: The Land Transport Authority (LTA), Google Singapore and Quantum Inventions (a company that processes LTA's raw traffic data). Read More


LTA and Google Press Release

19th Nov, 2009

LTA and Google collaborate to help travelers get to their destinations around Singapore faster and easier. Singapore is the first country in the world to launch a comprehensive range and nation-wide coverage of land travel planning tools, from walking to public transit to traffic, on Google Maps.

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Digital mapping services set to take off with Govt grants

1st Dec, 2009

Four companies have been given a total of $500,000 in government grants to pilot digital mapping services in Singapore.

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I-Singapore Factsheet

9th Nov, 2009

Image of Singapore (i-Singapore) aims to catalyse the development of innovative services that will create new value in terms of new business opportunities, improved lifestyle, decision-making and outreach by:

  • Bringing together data (including real-time data) from the public, private and people (3P) sectors.
  • Leveraging advancements in geospatial technologies (e.g. digitally combining different layers of data.
  • Riding on the current trends of high social interactions online including active contribution of user-generated data.
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Finding your way, reinvented

15th Oct, 2009

The co-founder and executive director of Quantum Inventions (QI), a navigation software company, said he is driven by his passion to commercialise his research and development (R&D) findings.

After the firm's success in penetrating the corporate market, QI now has plans to venture into the consumer segment in Singapore and in the region. Although QI's technology can now be used in navigation devices including mobile phones, Mr Bhattacharyya said "they have been waiting for the right timing and opportunity to launch the product".

However, motorists can access real-time traffic information on some global positioning system navigation devices through their Galactio software brand.

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HOLUX 6210T RDS-TMC with Live Traffic Feed

9th Oct, 2009

HOLUX 6210T RDS-TMC model is Singapore's 1st & only PND that uses Traffic Information Platform (TRIP) developed by the Land Transport Authority (LTA) in partnership with Quantum Inventions Pte Ltd (QI). TRIP processes raw traffic data from LTA and converts them into intelligent LIVE traffic information. This is transmitted instantly over the air by RDS-TMC technology to drivers with Holux 6210T RDS-TMC model or Holux 61, 62, 62 Pro or 6210+ with RDS-TMC cradle.

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Quantum Inventions GALACTIO for real time dynamic navigation

10th Sep, 2009

Quantum Inventions Private Limited (QI), in partnership with Maction Technologies Inc and EastGear Pte. Ltd. is launching the Galactio PAPAGO in Singapore. The Real Time Dynamic Navigation is provided to motorists over RDS'C. Currently, the available navigation systems in the market only allow motorists to pin point their location on a map, plan driving routes, and in some systems, also show traffic information in graphic format.

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Spring Seeds Newsletter September 2009

9th Sep, 2009

New investments in our portfolio - Quantum Inventions (dynamic navigation solutions)

"QI is in the business of delivering routing and navigation applications,services and solutions to consumers and enterprise customers in the area of map-based solutions, in-car navigation and location/context sensitive purposes.

QI is working towards being an integrated global solution provider of realtime road/motorist information and applications, and seamless converged solutions for road user on mobile, web, in-car systems and location based applications/services."

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QTRAF Gets Live Update on Singapore Traffic Condition, ERP - Free Download

22nd Jun, 2009

Singapore's 1st Real Time Advisor Application, it displays Live Traffic Information from the Land Transport Authority of Singapore.

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Singapore creates test-bed for transport apps

15th Dec, 2008

Singapore's Land Transport Authority (LTA) unveiled a new initiative that brings together public and private sector agencies to collaborate on new technologies for transportation.

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Quantum Inventions goes real

4th Dec, 2008

Efficient transportation can be described as the lifeblood of any economy, where governments, enterprises and consumers alike consider the ability to commute from one place to another, in the quickest and cheapest way possible, as key.

Singapore-based Quantum Inventions (QI) offers an intelligent transportation system (ITS) that answers the needs of these three segments.

Traffic data provided by the company's flagship Traffic Information Platform (TRIP) and Dynamic Navigation System help motorists and fleet owners determine optimal travel routes and in turn, reduce costs and increase efficiency.

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Most Promising Asian TechnoVisionaries

4th Dec, 2008

Amid the global economic gloom and uncertainties, Asia has been heralded as the one region that analysts say will emerge stronger than its counterparts when the financial storm subsides.

As Asia increases its footprint in the global landscape, so too will its homegrown IT shops. It is with this in mind that ZDNet Asia recognizes an exclusive group of Most Promising Asian TechnoVisionaries, as part of the Top Tech 50 awards. Quantum Inventions is one of them.

Headquarted in Singapore, Quantum Inventions helps motorists and fleet owners by providing traffic information in real-time so they can determine optimal travel routes and in turn, reduce costs and increase efficiency.

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LTA Employs Innovation in Traffic Forecasting

5th Sep, 2008

Developed in collaboration with Quantum Inventions Pte Ltd (QI), TRIP facilitates dynamic navigation applications which enable motorists to receive real-time traffic information via portable/in-vehicle navigation devices or mobile phones, in addition to the internet.

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