Uses Spatial Analytics and Behavioral Economics to Help Cities and
Commuters on Three Continents
Cities are currently home to half of the world’s population, expected to grow to 5 billion people by 2030. This places an increasing burden on city transportation systems and their citizens. Urban Engines generates unprecedented insights, reporting, and graphical views displaying how commuters move within transportation networks across time and location. Armed with this insight, city transit officials can make better use of existing infrastructure, improve city planning and operations, and deliver shorter and more comfortable commutes for citizens.
“As urbanization continues to stress regional transportation systems throughout the world--and particularly in developing countries--we need sustainable, cost-effective solutions. Urban Engines' work offers potentially revolutionary solutions for addressing the complex issue of commuter congestion through incentives and data-driven insights,” says
Urban Engines is already impacting cities and commuters around the world as the company has implemented its software for major cities, including
“We’ve proven over the last few years that the combination of insights and incentives generated by Urban Engines can highlight congestion hotspots and shift supply and demand to make urban commutes better,” said
Comprised of a two-part system, Urban Engines software uses existing data from city transit systems and requires no hardware or other capital outlay. The Urban Engines system works by generating insights from spatial analytics to create a dynamic digital replica of a city’s transportation system. The software also helps cities implement incentive systems rooted in behavioral economics, which help increase commuter engagement and alleviate congestion during peak travel times with rewards for commuter shifts.
“Years of research at
About Urban Engines
Urban Engines combines insights and incentives to reduce urban congestion and ease the time and stress of daily commutes. Urban Engines harnesses the power of data analytics, behavioral economics and today's computing technology to provide cities and commuters the information they need to make urban living better. Urban Engines investors include noted VCs and angels, led by
Source: Urban Engines