Bengaluru is the most traffic congested city in the world, according to repor of Dutch real-time traffic information and services company. According to TomTom Traffic Index on Wednesday, “Bengaluru takes the top spot this year with drivers in the southern Indian city expecting to spend an average of 71 % extra travel time stuck in traffic.”
TomTom is a Dutch independent location technology specialist, offering maps and navigation software among others. Headquartered in Amsterdam, TomTom has offices in 30 countries.
Closely following the Indian tech hub are Philippines capital Manila, where people also spend 71 % more traffic waiting time, Bogota, 68 %, Mumbai, 65 % and Pune, 59 %, comprising the top five most congested cities in the world.
Of the top 5 most choked cities in the world, 3 are from India, Bengaluru, Mumbai and Pune. In Europe, Moscow is the most traffic-congested city, followed by Istanbul, Kyiv, Bucharest and St. Petersburg. In the United States, Los Angeles leads traffic congestion, followed by New York, San Francisco, San Jose and Seattle.
According to the Dutch company, using its services can help commuters save time, fuel and avoid stress for drivers, fleet and logistics providers and others.
Aiming at the future, TomTom is developing high definition maps for autonomous cars and creating efficient electric vehicle routes where the vehicles can be routed and charged.