Brunei Darussalam is taking quick strides where cutting-edge technology is concerned. Its newest smartphone app, Smart Mobility Operation Cloud (SMOC), will now offer a clever feature to users – real-time bus tracking.
This feature launch comes after the memorandum of cooperation signed between Zenmov Inc and five bus operating companies for the Pilot Project Bus Passenger Information System on December 3.
Driven by convenience and supported by technology, the pilot project is a collaboration between the Ministry of Transport and Infocommunications (MTIC) of Brunei Darussalam. Joining in are the following entities: the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport, and finally, Tourism (MLIT) of Japan. The last one joins in through the Smart City project supported by the Japan Asean Mutual Partnership (Smart JAMP) program under the Asean Smart Cities Network (ASCN).
This feature launch is part of the efforts of the government to improve the quality of life of all citizens, with a focus on public bus transportation system improvement. These actions are in line with the initiatives of the MTIC 2025 Strategic Plan and the ministry’s vision of becoming a ‘Connected Smart Nation.’
MTIC’s signing ceremony was attended by Syarikat Kerjasama Kenderaan dan Pengangkutan Mukim Pengkalan Batu dengan Tanggungan Berhad, PHLS Sdn Bhd, ADBS Sdn Bhd, Syarikat Kerjasama Kampong Tanjong Nangka (SATENAGA) dengan Tanggungan Berhad, and Koperasi Tasamul Mukim Lumapas Berhad.
MTIC’s permanent secretary and the event’s guest of honor, Ir Haji Mohammad Nazri bin Haji Mohammad Yusof, was the witness.
The star of the show, SMOC, which users can download from Google PlayStore, and Apple AppStore, was then launched and introduced at the event.
Commenting on the latest venture, Mohammad Salihin said, “Through government efforts to improve the public bus transportation system the pilot project is being implemented.”
Zenmov Inc President and Chief Information Officer Sumio Tanaka also took note of the project.