MANILA, Philippines - As Rene S. Santiago put it in his Thought Leaders piece for Rappler, traffic is the “new normal.” While we can’t completely avoid it, technology has given us ways to mitigate the trouble.
With the advent of smartphones, tablets and mobile applications, technology can inform its users, providing a bigger picture of the traffic situation that’s happening in a given area. Two free apps provide motorists with up-to-date road information: the MMDA app, and Waze.
Victor Barreiro Jr is part of Rappler's Central Desk. An avid patron of role-playing games and science fiction and fantasy shows, he also yearns to do good in the world, and hopes his work with Rappler helps to increase the good that's out there.