With Uber having so many cars around so many cities, and all of them connected via the Uber app, it’s not surprising that Uber would have collected a ton of data regarding traffic at all times of the day, whether it be during peak hours, at night, during the holidays, and so on. Now it looks like Uber wants to share those details with the public.
So much so that the company has announced a new website called Movement. The website is open to the public and anyone can request to access the data, although it seems that one of the intentions of Movement is for city officials, planners, and policymakers to use that data to help improve urban mobility and to under how traffic works in a city.
This should help with further development where new buildings or areas that are being considered can take into account the traffic situation. Uber writes, “Over the past six and a half years, we’ve learned a lot about the future of urban mobility and what it means for cities and the people who live in them.”
“We’ve gotten consistent feedback from cities we partner with that access to our aggregated data will inform decisions about how to adapt existing infrastructure and invest in future solutions to make our cities more efficient. We hope Uber Movement can play a role in helping cities grow in a way that works for everyone.”
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