As China’s workforce is resuming work and production in the following weeks, one of the top concerns of most people is the number of people on public transportation. As such, with the latest version, Autonavi (known in Chinese as Gaode Ditu or Amap) has launched the emergency search function on its app with full effect in Beijing to check real-time subway passenger flow in each station in order to make travel arrangements accordingly to avoid large crowds. This relevant data of this feature is provided by the Beijing Municipal Transportation Commission and has covered all subway lines and stations in the city. With this function, the public can now check the density level of each subway line, as well as the density of each train.

 According to Autonavi, in addition to the real-time traffic flow of subway lines and passengers, it plans to launch more real-time traffic information in the near future to help users make better decisions on their travel arrangements. Previously, Autonavi has launched real-time bus services in dozens of key cities including Beijing. Users are recommended to check the whereabouts of each bus in order to estimate their traveling time and minimize their waiting time. 

Editor’s note: This is part of our ongoing Tech for Good series, highlighting how Chinese tech companies are helping fight the impact of the coronavirus. This was originally written by Steven Lee, a writer for our sister site, TechNode Chinese. Read the Chinese version here

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