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Digital Transport Exchange and thoughts on openness

17 Jul 2017 by Harry Wood

At the Digital Transport Exchange conference last week our own Jonathan Raper lead a session in which he asked us to collaboratively develop predictions for digital transport infrastructure, framing it as comparable to the building of the railways, and the various phases of development that went through. The railways went through a period of having...

We’re at Digital Transport Exchange

4 Jul 2017 by Harry Wood

We’re at Digital Transport Exchange conference and exhibition in Oxford this week. Described as bringing together a “rapidly developing yet still disparate sector. From client data champions to cutting-edge data developers” it’s a great show for us. Maybe we’ll see you there on our stand D1! There’s still time to register if you are interested...

TransportAPI wraps up the Accelerate project with London Underground and ustwo

9 Jun 2017 by Jonathan Raper

After 18 months of hard work, TransportAPI, ustwo and London Underground have successfully closed out the Accelerate project at the final review with InnovateUK and the Rail Safety and Standards Board. Accelerate was funded under the ‘Enhancing customer experience in rail travel’ programme and aimed to gather data from travelling smartphone users to support a new dialogue between the...

Future Cities Catapult

30 May 2017 by Jonathan Raper

TransportAPI are proud to announce a renewed collaboration with Future Cities Catapult (FCC). FCC specialises in urban strategies, connected cities and urban data science and aims to drive innovation and growth in these areas.   This year we shall be working with them on accelerating innovation in urban smart mobility. This work will be based...

Cross-matching live & timetable bus

26 May 2017 by Harry Wood

We offer bus information, query-able by bus stop, giving timetable data at one endpoint, and live data at another. We always regarded these as belonging quite closely together, and the response structures were always arranged in a similar way (a set of departures optionally grouped by line). But recently we’ve been working to bring the...

Enabling data-savvy driving with Ford

16 May 2017 by Andrea Cox

TransportAPI.com has been working with Ford to enable drivers to better analyse their driving. Together, we monitored Ford’s new connected car fleet for 80,000 hours and extracted 300GB of complex sensor data from the vehicles. By monitoring variables such as braking speed, gear shifts, windscreen wiper usage and engine speed (as well as weather and road...

Improved bus stop names

3 May 2017 by Harry Wood

You may not be aware that every bus stop in the UK has a name. Certainly bus passengers will tend to happily travel without knowing the name their bus stop, however bus stop names are a useful bit of data, typically forming part of transport application search result displays or timetable displays. We made an...

New apps by First Group

25 Apr 2017 by Harry Wood

First Group are launching a series of new apps for each of their operating businesses in the first half of 2017. The new apps include. “First Bus” on iOS and on android, and also “TransPennine Express” on iOS and Android, with more apps to appear over the next few months. With hundreds of thousands of downloads, these...

TransportAPI at the London Marathon

24 Apr 2017 by Harry Wood

Photo CC-BY robertsharp59 on flickr Yesterday’s London marathon saw a record breaking 39,487 people complete the 26 mile run. With crowds of friends and relatives cheering them on along the route, how does this effect London’s transport network? tube-radar.com (powered by TransportAPI’s tube performance data) on Sunday showed the underground network running normally (green), but...

Tutorial: An Easter egg hunt with “places”

14 Apr 2017 by Harry Wood

Back in December we introduced our new endpoint called “places”. In this tutorial we will create a web page with javascript to do a call to that. Since it allows us to do a textual search, and since it’s Easter…. let’s search for “Eggs” This tutorial is more about web development, and less about TransportAPI,...

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