DI: Driving Through (And With) Chatomuk Traffic

Phnom Penh’s traffic situation is an unpredictable sight. The common commuter view is a dusty sea of cars, vans, motorbikes, tuk-tuks, and an occasional tourist bus all grinding listlessly against each other in their battle for speed. Chatomuk Traffic is the first homegrown user-generated traffic jam app that aims to rid jam participation by relaying on real-time traffic condition reports.

Photo Credits: Chatomuk Traffic

Photo Credits: Chatomuk Traffic

Other than listing reports, Chatomuk Traffic will also allow users to search and share about the traffic conditions before setting out for trips. Users will be able to save time and money on their trips with this preparation, and perhaps most importantly of all, avoid the infectious stress of the daily commute system.

Still in it’s primary stages, the crowd-sourced app will be demonstrated during its introduction session at Development Innovations. It is currently available for both Apple and Android users, but the majority of the materials (eg. the website) are still under construction at the moment.

Founder and CEO Kora VA may hold a Master Degree in Computer Science from the University of Electro-Communication (Tokyo, Japan), but he is no stranger to the traffic back home. Prior to Chatomuk, Kora worked for Rakuten Inc., Japan’s largest E-Commerce player, for 2 years before deciding to come back to Cambodia to set up his own startup. His future ventures may see him in the country’s e-commerce sector, but he is set on straightening the roads out for now. Who knows? Planning ahead, he just might be paving the roads for a better shopping experience.

“Chatomuk Traffic Introduction and Live Demo” with Kora VA is free and will take place from 5.30pm to 7pm, 19 June 2014, at the Development Innovations office. You can RSVP your attendance here!

Development Innovations is located on #296, St. 271, Sangkat Toul Tompong 2, Khan Chamkarmon. Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Click here to see a map.