The Cyprus Ministry of Transport, Communications and Works and the KIOS Research and Innovation Center of Excellence at the University of Cyprus announced the launch of the platform and mobile app “FixCyprus”, during a press conference that took place on Tuesday, 27 September 2022, at the University of Cyprus premises.
The FixCyprus platform and mobile application, under the motto “Fix today, prevent tomorrow”, collects and manages crowdsourced data related to problems in the road network of Cyprus with the aim to improve the Cyprus road network infrastructure as well as the road safety.
Specifically, through the FixCyprus mobile application, every citizen, once registered, can submit reports, which highlight problems, such as damages, vandalism, and other risks, in the road network infrastructure that can impact road safety. These reports can be accompanied by a photo, location, and comments. After the submission of the report, it will be automatically forwarded to the corresponding district office of the Public Works Department (PWD) based on the geographic location of the report. Through a web portal, the district offices of the PWD will evaluate the reports, if they meet the terms and conditions of the application, and then they will be assigned to the authorities responsible for managing the problems recorded in each report. The authorities will be notified through a web portal and will be responsible for and carrying out the necessary repairs. The FixCyprus app users will be able to track the status of their reports through the app’s report history.
The use of the FixCyprus mob application by citizens is expected to reduce the need for regular road network inspections, to identify faster the problems in the road network, to strengthen the communication with citizens, and to improve road safety.
The FixCyprus platform and mobile application was developed within the framework of the research collaboration between the Public Works Department of the Ministry of Transport, Communications and Works and the KIOS Research and Innovation Center of Excellence for the Cyprus Digital Twin project, which is funded by the Cyprus Recovery and Resilience Plan.
The app is available for both Android and iOS devices.