Managing Auckland’s Roads With GPS

DSC00400In October 2008, the New Zealand Transport Agency formed the Auckland Motorway Alliance (AMA), a compilation of businesses, consultants, and transportation thought leaders tasked with managing Auckland’s motorway network. The consultants—chosen, in part, for their technology expertise—felt confident they would be able implement plans to manage the 186 mile (300 km) long road network more efficiently. They knew implementing Global Positioning System (GPS) technology would play an important role in these plans; what they didn’t realize was just how quick, easy, and impactful the new system would be.

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