Uber to share traffic information with cities, towns

Uber to share traffic information with cities, towns

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Taxi-app Uber is going to cities to provide access to collected information of its users. So it must be possible to get insight into the traffic flows through the city.

That has Uber announced on its official blog. Cities only get insight into anonymised data at the level of neighborhoods. Information about individual users or addresses are not available.

With the data, which are collected on a site called Uber Movement, cities can see in which neighborhoods the the moments at which pressure is, and what the most popular routes. So must make clear what infrastructure is in need of renewal, writes Uber.

Employees of cities where the app is running, in the coming weeks to access the data. Uber wants the Movement-site is finally open for everyone.

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