New Version of Wain with Improved Capabilities and Asian Tournament Features

New Version of Wain with Improved Capabilities and Asian Tournament Features

10 January 2024: As part of the continuous efforts to improve the user experience on Wain, a new version has been released that combines multiple different improvements and additions. Some of which come in response to user feedback and others in support of the upcoming Asian Football Tournament which will be hosted in Qatar from January 12th to February 10th. With the introduction of Smart Navigation to Stadia, Real-Time Parking Availability, Android Auto integration, an improved navigation experience, and enhanced Arabic voice instructions, Wain continues to revolutionize the way residents and visitors navigate and explore Qatar.

Through engaging with its community of users, the Wain team was able to collect and address user suggestions and feedback regarding some of the existing features in Wain, as well as adopt other features which can offer added value to the Wain community. Perhaps most significantly is the introduction of a revamp voice for Arabic navigation instructions, that includes a clearer annunciation, better timing, and a tone and rhythm that mimic natural speech patterns. This will ensure that drivers will be able to effortlessly follow smoother navigation instructions to reach their destination.

In support of the Asian Football Tournament, Wain has reintroduced the stadiums micro-app that was heavily used during the World Cup. This micro-app features an updated map, in which each stadium is marked with an icon, accompanied with valuable information to guide users to each respective stadium. With this, users can navigate to the stadia with ease, guaranteeing a straightforward and user-friendly experience in finding their way.

On top of that, data has been collected to display information on the map related to essential details for easy public access to the stadia. This includes public parking’s and accessibility parking’s, allowing visitors to easily locate and secure parking spaces in the closest proximity possible to the stadia. In addition, the locations of metro stations and metro shuttles, for an effective public transportation option. For those who prefer park & ride, designated areas are also highlighted on the map. Lastly, taxi drop-off and pickup points are also included for those relying on taxi services. These valuable locations are provided to ensure they help facilitate a smooth and smart navigation to the stadia. Further, all these features will be available on both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to ensure the best user experience.

To ensure accurate parking data and information, the QMIC team has installed and operated its own digital parking system, powered by QMIC’s Falcon-I artificial Intelligence Platform across all 9 stadiums. This intelligent system provides a great deal of insights into parking utilization and real-time occupancy levels on match days throughout the tournament. Using this system will enable the team to integrate the real-time information into Wain, which provides important information for the users navigating to the stadia. The efficiency of this system was demonstrated during its utilization in the World Cup tournament. Therefore, this solution was also adopted in this tournament to continue providing value to organizers and fans alike.

Mr. Omar M. Al-Jaber, QMIC’s Director of Strategic Partnerships & Outreach, said “In our commitment to enhancing user experiences on Wain, we are thrilled to introduce the latest version, seamlessly blending user feedback-driven improvements and dedicated features for the upcoming Asian Football Tournament in Qatar. I’m proud to see Wain’s innovative strides, including Smart Navigation, Real time parking availability, and a revamped Arabic voice, ensuring a cutting-edge navigation experience. We believe these advancements, coupled with the reintroduction of the stadiums micro-app, will contribute to a smooth and user-friendly journey for residents and visitors alike.”

Looking ahead, QMIC remains dedicated to continuous improvement and innovation, and will persistently work towards incorporating user feedback to deliver even greater value and satisfaction to users. By staying at the forefront of technological advancements, QMIC is confident that it will continue to elevate the user experience and set new standards of excellence.

About QMIC:

The Qatar Mobility Innovations Center (QMIC) is the first independent innovations center in the region with a focus on using R&D to develop and deploy Intelligent Mobility and Smart Cities platforms and technologies. QMIC’s main goal is to use locally engineered innovations & knowledge to enable creating home-grown technology industries that address national strategies and tackle regional emerging challenges. It was founded by Qatar University in 2009 and is registered and licensed to operate as a technology innovations center from the Qatar Science and Technology Park (QSTP).

Since 2009, QMIC has been utilizing emerging technologies including Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence, and Location-Awareness to deliver data-centric platforms and services.  In particular, QMIC has been leading in delivering platforms & solutions focusing on key domains including Intelligent Transport, Logistics & Telematics, Road Safety, and Connected & Autonomous Mobility (CAM).

Through its integrated innovations development & delivery model, QMIC represents a unique and important category within the national Research & Development & Innovations (RDI) enterprise in Qatar that is strategically driven, R&D-based, solution-focused, and business-oriented.

For further information please contact Mr. Abdulrahman Ajjawi

Email: [email protected]

Phone:  +974 55645390, +974 4459 3694