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Using real-time data to solve real-world problems

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GPS data from Grab's drivers have been translated into anonymised traffic statistics, including speeds, flows and intersection delays which will address traffic congestion and road safety challenges.

MOST public sector decision makers have been working with lagging data in the past. It often took government agencies years to plan, conduct and analyse a population census, for example, with census takers going door to door to talk to households; but this was the only way to obtain