Webinar: Insights in Motion
July 18, 2013, 9:00 am - 10:00 am PDT
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A free webinar organized by Meeting of the Minds and presented by IBM.
Date: July 18th, 2013
Time: 9-10am PDT
Stand on any busy big-city street corner at lunch-time and you will witness a chaotic scene. Thousands of people are walking every which way, getting on and off buses, descending into subways, riding in cars, and walking in and out of buildings. Where did all these people come from? And where are they going? Until now, these questions were unanswerable. They were mysteries of the city. But now we have some ways to track and make sense of their movements.
IBM Researchers have developed analytics software that provides accurate and meaningful information about massive numbers of peoples’ movements. By tracking the movements of thousands of people from place to place and correlating it with time and the speed of travel, the system understands the mode of transportation which people are choosing and knows where they are traveling to and from – whether it is home, work, school or shopping.
These insights can be used by city managers to plan new transit routes, improve the efficiency of current transit systems, and coordinate various transportation modes with the goal of making moving around in cities more convenient and comfortable.
Transportation Leader, Worldwide Smarter Cities