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Uber releases big data travel pattern tool ‘Movement’

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Anonymised and aggregated data will eventually be made publicly available.

Uber is to start offering anonymised data sharing to city officials from trips on its ride-hailing platform.

The idea is to help city officials, planners, and policy makers to use the data and better understand traffic patterns, which could then be used to improve investments in infrastructure.

The company is launching a new public website called Movement , which will show trip data such as the average travel time between different city zones in addition to historical travel data for planning authorities.

Uber has been reluctant in the past to share data, citing concerns for passenger privacy as a core reason for denying data requests.

However, now the company will be sharing at least some of its data and all of this is said to be anonymised and aggregated on the Movement site.

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