Using data to figure out TRAFFIC
And providing the most accurate travel times in the industry
What do we hate about our beautiful cities? Traffic.
It’s hard to trust travel times when they don’t account for it.
So we went to Gobot, who as we shared last week has been studying subway disruptions. But since Gobot gets no summer vacation, it has also been studying the movement of buses.
In fact, it has been tracking all the buses, all the time.
Studying the past
By analyzing real historical bus movements, Gobot has been able to improve timetables and travel times.
Studying the present
By analyzing the RIGHT NOW, Gobot is able to figure out the realtime traffic situation in a city.
And adjust travel times for any bus, on any segment, of any route. Every minute.
Traffic in the App
Launching first in London, New York City and Moscow
We decided to start with the hardest cities, because we like giving ourselves (and Gobot) a tough time.
Other cities will be added soon.. Should get easier, right? Hm.
The most accurate travel times in the industry
Back in 2016, we were the only transit app to factor in realtime arrival data to journey time estimates.
Now we’re the only one to account for realtime traffic.
As they say, it’s not how big your data is.. it’s how you use it.
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