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Transport made easier with MyTransport.SG Portal & Mobile

Launched on 28 November 2011, the MyTransport.SG portal (http://www.mytransport.sg) will serve as a “one-stop” website for all existing and new land transport electronic and mobile services.

Designed with commuters, motorists, cyclists, pedestrians and commuters with special needs in mind, this free-of-charge master directory is for those looking for transport-related information.

The two separate platforms, MyTransport.SG portal and MyTransport.SG mobile version aims to complement each other for those traveling on the roads.

MyTransport.SG portal

Available on MyTransport.SG, several notable services offered on the portal include MyConcierge, Data Mall and Apps Zone.

MyConcierge

A personalised service that allows for retrieval of travel information without having to search the various web pages means you can now retrieve information immediately:

i. Available Bus Arrival Time: Displays of up to 3 bus arrival timings of your preferred bus services.

ii. Traffic Cameras: Configuration of up to 5 preferred traffic camera locations, providing latest traffic conditions along expressways and key locations for planning travel journeys.

iii. Traffic News: Personalised search of traffic news for preferred roads or landmarks

iv. Road Tax Enquiry: Configuration of reminders of road tax payment due for up to 3 vehicle numbers.

v. Parking Guide: Using Real-time Parking Availability Guide, check up to 5 preferred car park locations for parking spaces.

vi. LTA Fines & Fee: Personalised setting of alerts for up to 3 vehicle numbers for payment of outstanding fines.

vii. ERP Rates & Gantries: Configuration of up to 5 preferred ERP gantry locations for route planning.

Data Mall

Third-party developers can now look forward to creating new and innovative apps to enhance daily travels by tapping on Singapore transport and traffic data obtainable in the portal’s ‘Data’ Mall’ section.

Accessible data for download includes public transport related, traffic related and Singapore facts and figures. Access to the rich repository of land transport information at the ‘Data Mall’ is easy and free-of-charge.

Apps Zone

Under the ‘Apps Zone’ section at the MyTransport.SG portal and categorised by ‘new applications’, ‘top 10 applications’ and ‘all applications’, a total of 23 mobile apps can now be downloaded; providing for easy access to locate land transport related applications in Singapore.

Can we drive “armored-vehicle” on the road?!

 

If you are an entrepreneur or business developer, you are constantly fighting for sales otherwise you will lose out in this highly-competitive market. Time is everything! As a sales person or entrepreneur (especially those at the early stage of startup), you need to be highly efficient even on the move!

 

Meeting your clients is like engaging a fire fight. You need weapons and transportation for wars. Your products are your bullets and your car should be like your armor vehicle. Besides transportation capabilities, armor-vehicles have fighting and communication capabilities. Question here, “besides transportation, what else can our car do?”

 

I am sure all of us agree that car is a liability. Why? Simply because we do not see much of owning a car except for the ERP (for those who don’t understand, it is the acronym of Electronic Road Pricing), car loans, petrol charges and road taxes. We need to look at uses or applications of car beyond transportation.

 

I come across the term “Mobile Office”. One of the examples is to convert your vehicle into a mobile place. I believe this is the area that can be further explored. In fact Volkswagen (Stock Quotes: VOW.DE) has the concept of such car. Below are some of the photos of Volkswagen T6.  

 


 


 


 

The T6 model has won the “Best Lifestyle Interior” in the Interior Motives Award 2008. (Source: Car Body Design)

 

I am using this example only to prove my point that we need more applications on wheels. In fact, I believe that the design of the concept car can be further developed to suit the needs of the mass (especially entrepreneurs who might not have an office to work since office rental can be quite expensive).  Sounds hard? But it is not very hard for the technicians to change or modify your car parts. If you watch MTV channel, there is a TV program called “Pimp My Ride” that actually helps to “renovate” your car.

 

 

Enough of Wonderland! Let’s get back to reality. In Singapore, we have seen car loves spend ten thousands of dollars just on installing lighting and car audio system. I am sure there is a demand of office usages on cars. But, Can we have such car modification in Singapore? Bear in mind, you might be installing additional battery (approval from LTA – Land Transport Authority ) to power up your equipments such as communication devices which might transmit wireless signal (approval from IDA – Infocomm Development Authority).  Things are not going to be that simple. I believe there are more factors to consider.

 

I am very willing to hear more. Please drop your comments.