At least 100 inter urban transport buses are set to be monitored following the effective kick off of the pilot phase of a centralized management and monitoring platform for inter urban road transport.
The digital platform, Ym@ne Driver was launched on Monday, September 27 by the Minister of Transport, Jean Ernest Massena Ngalle Bibehe.
Through the platform which is well stationed in a monitoring room, experts of the Ministry of Transport will monitor drivers as well as passengers in real time through three cameras that have been installed on the various buses.
The pilot phase launched in Yaounde saw the selection of at least three buses per agency and the Douala-Yaounde, Bafoussam-Douala and Yaounde-Bafoussam roads were chosen for this first phase of the project.
During this test phase, the Director of Road Transport, Divine Mbanome revealed the application will record the speed of the vehicles, behaviours of passengers as well as drivers, automatically send an alert to the driver in case of over speeding as well as slowdown the vehicle. He added that the application will be able to monitor all road malpractices and manage movements on the highway.
For this pilot phase, all transport agencies approved by government are on the digital platform and incorporates driver licence, road worthiness certificate as well as vehicle documents in order to facilitate identification, Divine Mbanome
On his part, the Minister of Transport, Jean Ernest Masena Ngalle Bibehe lauded the initiative which he said is the first of its kind in Africa and added that it is the fruit of a partnership between the government and Camtrack.
The application can be downloaded online on Playstore by clients who which to get information on the services of approved transport buses, officials of the Ministry of Transport said.