Los Angeles is famous for its traffic issues as there are huge number of cars along with public transport issues. The metro area is the second largest in America but the congestion problem is making the travel difficult for the passengers every day.
GO LA, THE REVOLUTIONARY APPLICATION
Xerox known for making copies has put a dent in the traffic problems in the city by making an app involving Uber and Lyft too. This app is a software with a beautiful interface having the ability to guide the people according to the traffic situation of the city. The app is an android and iOS app named as “Go LA” and it was launched this week officially by the city of Los Angeles. Go LA is able to calculate the time span, cost and carbon footprints of every kind of transport available in the city in order to reach a specific destination. With the help of this app now the users would be able to decide that which mode of transport is better for them e.g. bicycle, motorbike, taxi or public transport. After few days, the app would be able to show you the routes and tell you about the mode of transportation suiting you with the help of data it has collected of your preferred places and mode of transportation.
There are a number of partners of this application. The partners include local taxi companies, Lyft and Uber, Online Car Service Zipcar, mass transit, ParkWhiz, a local app and FlitWays which is a local pre-booking travel company. This app covers whole of the Los Angeles city including the Riverside and Ventura Counties.
ALL ABOUT GO LA
The app also tells you the number of calories being burnt when you are travelling on different modes of transport. The president of Xerox has admitted that this is different from their everyday business as these kind of apps come mostly from companies like Google. The company started expanding its wings in 2010 and went out of its comfort zone experimenting with buying a company which did totally different kind of work as compared to the Xerox traditional copying stuff. The experiment was successful.
A BEAUTIFUL SOLUTION
“Go LA” is a beautiful solution to the traffic problems in LA because there are a number of ways to get from one point to another in big cities. It has given a great package of options for you from where you can select services like public transport, Uber’s taxi and Lyft services or grab a bicycle from somewhere, the mode which is most suitable for you. Xerox has become now a company having experience in solving the public’s problem through a software and this app is designed for all the people that is the reason why Uber and Lyft users are also facilitated in this app. The city will not be able to track the position of the person so there is no danger to your privacy and the data of this app would be extremely helpful for the city planners as they would be able to decide which area is the best one to put their money in.