Mobility Authority To Be Supporting Partner in Metropia Austin Area Test.

Austin, TX, September 17, 2014 – Metropia, an intelligent traffic management system that incentivizes communities to work together to ease city roadway congestion, will launch the beta test of its innovative mobile app in the Austin area on September 19th, 2014. Joining Metropia in Driving a Better Austin is its supporting partner, the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority (Mobility Authority), which is partnering in the Austin beta test.

Metropia is more than just a mobile app, it is an advanced traffic demand management solution that optimizes the use of cities’ existing transportation grids, using an incentive-based approach to metro mobility improvement. The Metropia mobile...

Looking for the latest in innovative mobility improvement technology? It’s in Booth 119 at the 82nd annual meeting of The International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBTTA), September 14 - 17.

If you’re a transportation professional attending this year’s annual IBTTA conference in Austin, make sure to stop by Booth #119 and visit Mia Zmud and Jenda Chen, our Principal and COO of Metropia.  

Mia will also make a presentation titled, “Is there an App for that?,” in the IBTTA’s “breakout track” designed to help...

Last week, Metropia had the pleasure of attending the Insurance Telematics 2014 Conference in Chicago. The conference was all about usage-based insurance (UBI), which the insurance industry has been exploring for nearly two decades. Traditionally, insurance companies have used your driving record, which includes how many traffic tickets you’ve accumulated and how many accidents you’ve been involved in, to assess your risk as an insurance customer.

Today, however, the technology required to track these driving behaviors is as easy as pushing a button on your smartphone. Usage-based insurance allows your insurance company to track a...

Tucson, September 3rd, 2014 - For immediate release

Metropia’s COO, Jenda Chen, has been invited to the Insurance Telematics USA 2014 conference on September 3rd and 4th in Chicago, Illinois to provide insight on the role of OEM as it relates to Metropia's vision in a panel discussion. Geared itself toward collaboration between the insurance and telematic industries, this forum will be a first chance for Jenda share with the audience the unique solutions provided by Metropia.

Metropia strengthens the relationship with our app users by providing them with the contextual driving performance scores that are helpful to commuters and telematics insurance providers alike. Users who are pre-qualified as safe drivers will be presented with various rewards including premium reduction opportunities and other helpful incentives...

Here at Metropia, we consistently strive to find great value for our userswho are proactive about planning their commute to make it safer and easier forthemselves, their community, and their environment. Our users are interested inreal fixes for daily commutes and we are proud to offer rewards for theireffort. The aims of our new UBI (usage-based insurance) application, or rathersolution, are no different - we are yet again assisting our users in driving abetter city, but this time with their individual safety and savings inmind.

We are excited to announce that our COO, Jenda Chen, has been invited toserve as a panelist to share with the audience our unique insights andapproaches to driving a better and safer city at the 2014 Insurance TelematicsUSA conference in Chicago, Illinois. The event, which will take place September3rd and 4th, targets intelligent collaboration between...

Surely you’ve wondered to yourself while in traffic at one time or another -“Really?! Isn’t there a smarter way for them to make this stuff to gofaster?” Which, as it happens, is an excellent and relevant questionthat Metropia Founder, Yi-Chiang Chiu, along with his fellow engineers HongZheng and Eric Nava, decided to tackle in a case study that inspired theirresearch paper, “Evaluating Active Traffic and Demand Management Strategies forCongested Tourism Traffic Corridor”.

The team decided to focus their efforts on a strip of the I-70 - locatedwest of Denver from the Eisenhower Johnson Memorial Tunnel to the city ofDenver - that is particularly messy during weekends in the winter ski season.Traffic is so messy, in fact, that this 12.7 mile long stretch of the I-70can take 1.5-2 hours to travel through during those peak hours between1 and 5 pm....

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