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Grab tackles Jakarta’s odd-even license plate policy with special algorithm

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Tue, August 7, 2018 | 03:08 pm
Grab tackles Jakarta’s odd-even license plate policy with special algorithm

A GrabCar algorithm helps to filter and match odd-even license plates to the date, time and pick-up destination. (Shutterstock.com/Hemin Xylan)

Ride-hailing company Grab has launched a specially designed algorithm to support Jakarta’s odd-even policy.

The algorithm is applied for GrabCar, helping to filter and match odd-even license plates to the date, time and pick-up destination.

The Jakarta city administration is currently applying an odd-even license plate policy on all major thoroughfares in Jakarta from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Read also: What you need to know about Jakarta’s odd-even traffic policy

The policy aims to reduce Jakarta’s traffic congestion during the 2018 Asian Games, slated to run from Aug. 18 to Sept. 2, and the Asian Para Games from Oct. 6 to 13.

The company hoped that the system could help ease Jakarta’s traffic congestion and support Grab’s customers with their activities.

Grab Indonesia marketing director Mediko Azwar said in a statement, as quoted by kompas.com, “We hope wherever Grab’s customers want to go, they do not need to worry about the odd-even policy by using Grab.” (jes/asw)

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