Angela-Aida Karugila Runyoro

Work place: Department of Information Communication Science and Engineering, Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science and Technology, Tanzania



Research Interests: Computer systems and computational processes, Systems Architecture, Algorithm Design, Analysis of Algorithms


Dr. Angela-Aida K. Runyoro obtained her Ph.D. degree in the School of Computational and Communications Science and Engineering at the Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science and Technology (NM-AIST), Arusha in Tanzania. She received her Postgraduate Diploma in Managerial Control and Management Information Systems from the Maastricht School of Management in the Netherlands. She holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science and Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Dar es salaam in Tanzania. She also received an advanced Certificate in Information Technology for African Business from Inwent in German. Her main research interests are systems analysis and design, intelligent systems development, and integrated traffic management.

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Mobile Phone Based RIMS for Traffic Control a Case Study of Tanzania

By Angela-Aida Karugila Runyoro Jesuk Ko

DOI:, Pub. Date: 8 Apr. 2015

Vehicles saturation in transportation infrastructure causes traffic congestion, accidents, transportation delays and environment pollution. This problem can be resolved with proper management of traffic flow. Existing traffic management systems are challenged on capturing and processing real-time road data from wide area road networks. The main purpose of this study is to address the gap by implementing a mobile phone based Road Information Management System. The proposed system integrates three modules for data collection, storage and information dissemination. The modules works together to enable real-time traffic control. Disseminated information from the system, enables road users to adjust their travelling habit, also it allows the traffic lights to control the traffic in relation to the real-time situation occurring on the road. In this paper the system implementation and testing was performed. The results indicated that there is a possibility to track traffic data using Global Positioning System enabled mobile phones, and after processing the collected data, real-time traffic status was displayed on web interface. This enabled road users to know in advance the situation occurring on the roads and hence make proper travelling decision. Further research should consider adjusting the traffic lights control system to understand the disseminated real-time traffic information.

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