Uber Launches Movement- A New Website Offering Access to its Traffic Data. The ride-hailing App, Uber in order to further lead the market, has introduced a new website, Movement. This website will share traffic data within cities in order to benefit the public. According to Uber, the basic idea behind Moment is:
“Uber has a lot of insight into how traffic works within a city, and it can anonymize this data so that it isn’t tied to specific individuals in most cases. So where that’s possible, Uber is going to begin sharing said data, first to specific organizations who apply for early access, and then eventually to the general public.”
Movement will make easy for different organizations by providing them with data and explaining that why, when and where the changes are happening in the traffic.
“We don’t plan infrastructure, we don’t plan cities, we’re never going to do that. Not controlling those aspects of Uber’s business means that it must do whatever possible to influence their improvement indirectly, which Movement can certainly help to do. More efficient transportation in a city in general means more efficient Uber service delivery, happier customers and better usage rates.”
Explained Uber Product Manager Jordan Gilbertson.
Source: Tech Crunch
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