The Edmonton SmartTravel app will provide drivers with important information while they are driving as well as real-time warnings of weather factors, disruptions and enforcement.
The SmartTravel app requires access to your driving location. The purpose of this access is to compare your location with the identified locations in the database and then provide the appropriate warning message when the two locations match. However, the app can collect and store both location and speed related data from accelerometer and gyroscope sensors of your smartphone.
This data will be used for statistical analysis to identify if the SmartTravel app has a significant impact in changing driving behaviours. The analysis will be done based on the aggregated data of all users and not per-individual basis. Users have the option to not participate in this analysis, and then the location and speed data of those users will not be collected. They can also opt out at any time. Personal information is not linked to the data collected.
The app is under review for an update and enhancement. Once that is complete, it will work with newer operating systems.