GPS tracking buses to be introduced for Hajj season

A strategic partnership between the General Syndicate of Cars, the Saudi Hajj and Umrah ministry, Samsung and other coordinating institutions will result in a system of ‘smart buses’ for the transport of pilgrims during Hajj. (SPA)
Updated 16 May 2018
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GPS tracking buses to be introduced for Hajj season

  • The goal of the strategic parnership is arranging and organizing the transport of pilgrims as they visit holy sites.
  • The software — to be installed in 17 thousand transport buses — will be used by the syndicate’s operation center to redirect buses on routes and maps.

RIYADH: A collaboration between the General Syndicate of Cars, the Saudi Hajj and Umrah ministry, Samsung and other coordinating institutions is underway to ensure the organized transport of passengers during Pilgrimage.

The goal of the strategic parnership is arranging and organizing the transport of pilgrims as they visit holy sites and making trips between cities easy and convenient.

It consists of providing guides on transport busses with 17 thousand tablets supported by Samsung’s Knox security, which secure devices and allow the remote control of devices.

The software — to be installed in 17 thousand transport buses — will be used by the syndicate’s operation center to redirect buses on routes and maps.

This step will turn them into “smart buses” that can be easily connected with and tracked electronically.


Two Holy Mosques program receives international award

The Two Holy Mosques program has received the Sharjah International Cultural Heritage award for its achievements. (SPA)
Updated 35 min 49 sec ago
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Two Holy Mosques program receives international award

  • The state adopted the program presented by the SCTH four years ago
  • King Salman’s initiative to care for cultural heritage is one of the outputs presented by the SCTH

RIYADH: The Two Holy Mosques program to care for the Kingdom’s cultural heritage has received the Sharjah International Cultural Heritage award for its achievements.
It was described as an unprecedented national program sponsoring projects and efforts related to all aspects of national heritage.
King Salman’s initiative to care for cultural heritage is one of the outputs presented by the SCTH, sponsored and financed by the country, and it is being carried out as part of the important initiatives of Saudi Vision 2030 with more than SR5 billion ($1.3 billion) allocated in the current phase. The initiative includes 10 courses, each under implementation consisting of a number of main projects that amount to more than 330 in total.
The state adopted the program presented by the SCTH four years ago and financed within the National Transformation Program with more than SR4 billion ($1 billion).
The program includes the establishment of 18 museums in the Kingdom, 80 heritage sites and opening them to visitors, the restoration of 18 villages and traditional towns to visitors.