Uber launches MOVEMENT in India to help urban planners

Uber hopes to jointly make a positive impact on data-driven decision making, congestion reduction, transportation policy and future urban infra investments.

By Priyanka Dua

    Cab aggregator Uber has launched MOVEMENT in India - a free tool which uses Uber's anonymized data from millions of trips to help urban planners redefine the urban mobility landscape in their cities.

    Uber launches MOVEMENT in India to help urban planners

     

    As a public tool focused on delivering insights and solutions that are openly accessible to a wider audience, the launch of MOVEMENT across the 4 cities of Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, and Hyderabad is monumental.This is the first ever comprehensive data sharing exercise of traffic patterns of its scale in India.

    Dara Khosrowshahi, CEO, Uber, today formally launched the second phase of MOVEMENT, making the data available for 4 Indian cities for the first time, and marking a commitment to continued research and investments in India and emerging markets. Overall, the 12 shortlisted cities for MOVEMENT's second phase span across 5 continents and 7 countries, namely: Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore Hyderabad, Amsterdam, Brisbane, Cairo, Melbourne, Nairobi, Perth, Pittsburgh, and Toronto.

    By allowing civic authorities, local governments, transportation researchers, technology and urban infrastructure think tanks, academia etc to mine the data, Uber hopes to jointly make a positive impact on data-driven decision making, congestion reduction, transportation policy and future urban infra investments.

    Uber shares the same goals as the 31+ cities in India and the 600+ cities we serve globally and is focussed on addressing the same challenges - tackling congestion and pollution, reducing individual car ownership, complementing public transport, promoting efficient use of existing mobility assets and ride sharing. Keeping this in mind, MOVEMENT was introduced in 10 cities last year.

    Prabhjeet Singh, Regional General Manager, Uber India & South Asia said "We are delighted to bring Uber Movement to India, an exciting new tool that has open data architecture and collaborative spirit at its heart. This will encourage data-driven policy-making to solve for some of the biggest challenges faced by our cities. We are confident that by collaboratively leveraging the power of open data, governments, industry, and academia can together create a real alternative to a world that moves like a jam and looks like a parking lot and help redefine the future of urban mobility."

     

    Uber Movement helps in shaping future of mobility in cities by:

    Helping city officials measure the impact of road improvements, major events, and transit lines. As a tool for planners and policymakers to analyze transportation patterns, and make smart investments on future infrastructure projects.

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    By helping commuters discover patterns and analyze the impact of events, rush hours, and road closures in cities and help optimize travel time

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