The Israeli public-transportation app Moovit will help steer visitors to and from the various competition venues at the Rio Olympic and Paralympics Games this summer in Brazil.
Users will get real-time information in 35 languages regarding the routes and timetables for transportation by bus, train, subway, light rail, ferry and cable car, according to a report from JTA and Rio’s tourism website.
Moovit, a widely used and fast-growing app backed by the VC firm of Ashton Kutcher and Guy Oseary, has mapped 50 kilometers (31 miles) of new lines ahead of the Rio Olympics.
“Our city advances in the use of technology through this partnership, which will allow not only the Olympic spectators but also the whole population to access a multimodal travel planner with real-time information,” said Rio de Janeiro Secretary of Transportation Rafael Picciani.
People with visual impairment will be able to use the app via audible keystrokes.
“Contributing to the Olympic Games is directly connected to our commitment to leverage the experience of users when using public transport,” Moovit CEO Nir Erez said. “It’s the perfect opportunity to contribute to Rio by helping solve one of the city’s biggest challenges.”
Founded in 2011 by TranzMate of Ness Ziona, Moovit claims more than 30 million Android and iOS users in 65 countries.