The National University of Singapore (NUS) has launched an artificial intelligence (AI) lab with Grab - a Singapore-based ride-hailing app - to solve the city's traffic and congestion problems.\nAnnounced earlier this week, the partnership is the first of its kind, with Grab being the first commercial partner of the institution's AI lab. \nThe alliance will see both companies make a joint investment of S$6 million in order to analyse real-world transport challenges in the region.\nThe lab will use data from Grab\u2019s platform - which operates in 225 cities in eight South-east Asian countries - to track traffic patterns and congestion hotspots. The aim: to address concerns surrounding mobility in the region. \nLocated at the Innovation 4.0 building in NUS, the lab will house 28 researchers who will work on various AI projects to improve the efficiency of transport in the city. \nThe plan is to conduct research in Singapore and South East-Asia and then expand to other areas in need of reshaping. \nThe research will also benefit Grab customers as researchers will be looking at creating algorithms to improve accuracy in mapping pick-up points and improve overall safety by analysing driver behaviour. \nThis should improve travel time to customers and improve overall efficiency. \nNUS is also committed to training PhD students in order to keep developing AI talent in the region.