Atkins and Moovit team up to improve urban mobility

A new partnership aims to help cities around the world improve their transit systems and become more efficient ‘smart cities.’

Design, engineering and project management consultancy Atkins will work with transit data and analytics company Moovit on the design and delivery of people’s movement in cities across all transport systems, while also meeting the demands of new intelligent mobility opportunities.

The partnership brings together Atkins’ infrastructure experience and Moovit’s data-driven analytics obtained from up to 500 million data points a day on its transit app, which is available in more than 1,500 cities in 78 countries.

Services provided by Atkins and Moovit will include:

  • Urban mobility analytics: a capability that combines multiple aggregated data sources with advanced algorithms assessing population movements around a city to support transport modelling and network operations.
  • Transit surveys: an online system which creates, distributes and analyses transport-related surveys in real time with anonymised results to better understand citizens’ views on transit operations and proposed changes.
  • Transit data studio: a data management capability with a web interface that enables users to create, edit and manage public transit information, enabling the quick and easy development and deployment of transit services.
  • Mobility as a Service: the ability to provide end-to-end user-focused mobility tailored to people’s needs, with integrated payment services.

Atkins’ Global Product Director for Intelligent Mobility, Lee Woodcock, commented: “Leaders of cities are under more pressure than ever to develop easy-to-access transport systems, creative hubs and liveable places for residents and visitors. Through the Atkins-Moovit partnership, we will be able to provide real-time, value-driven insights that will allow civic leaders, transport agencies and national governments to discover and explore in more depth the mobility and movement of people throughout their public spaces and on transport networks. These new evidence-based insights can then be used to support financial investment decision making and ensure each city is applying a user centred design approach to future infrastructure.”

“Moovit believes the future of urban mobility lies in the quality of data provided to cities and municipalities so they can plan and implement smart, efficient transit systems that meet the demands of ever-increasing populations,” added Josh Wine, Moovit’s Chief Revenue Officer. “Moovit was an early pioneer in developing Mobility as a Service and is now ensuring cities around the world have the right transit data and analytics to achieve truly smart city status.”

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