Metropia helps users get to their destinations more quickly and provides them with perks for doing so. But that’s not the only thing Metropia does.
The Metropia app uses urban analytics to help those commuters to and from their destinations. Urban analytics, or data about when, where, how, and how fast bodies and vehicles move through urban space, provides valuable information for developers, government decision-makers, and entrepreneurs.
Here are 10 things urban analytics can do beyond helping you get to work on time.
1. Provide information about travel patterns.
If city officials are thinking of adding another lane to a highway, or are considering reducing lanes on a street, they can use urban analytics to parse data about how those decisions would affect traffic congestion—and whether or not it is ultimately worth it to spend the money...