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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