Uber’s new tool on traffic data mapping helps municipal decision-making

  Uber’s new tool, Movement, gives cities a mind-bogglingly detailed view of traffic patterns

Uber’s new tool, Movement, gives cities a mind-bogglingly detailed view of traffic patterns

Uber has launched a new interactive tool, Movement, which maps travel times with the company's vast store of ride data. The site allows users to measure travel times between various parts of a city, tracking how those trips get faster or slower over time.

The site is the first public tool from Uber’s internal team for civic data tools, a group known internally as Project Metropolis. The group hopes to assist city governments to make more informed transit decisions with the company's massive store of rider data. The tool currently contains data on Washington, DC, Sydney, and Manila at launch. The company plans to expand the tool to every major city where the company operates.

Source: The Verge