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The Future Cities Catapult TransportAPI service

5 Sep 2017 by Jonathan Raper

TransportAPI is available without signing up, in an offering supported by Future Cities Catapult. It’s something we mentioned briefly before, but how does this work? And what are the differences? How to use TransportAPI URLs are described in our API reference docs. Simply use any URL with an fcc. prefix, and without the app_id and...

TransportAPI to provide data platform for new National Express WM services

30 Aug 2017 by Jonathan Raper

We are excited to announce that National Express West Midlands (NXWM) has appointed TransportAPI to provide our Enterprise service to power new NXWM digital services being launched this autumn. TransportAPI will be working with NXWM partners including McCann Birmingham to integrate a range of data feeds to enhance digital services over the next two years....

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...

Enabling data-savvy driving with Ford

16 May 2017 by Jonathan Raper

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...

New apps by First Group

25 Apr 2017 by Jonathan Raper

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...

Transport things on the internet of things

17 Oct 2016 by Jonathan Raper

Thingful “A Search Engine for the Internet of Things”, has recently been working with us to index some of our transport data within their platform. While the internet used to exist mainly on our computer screens, it is increasingly existing on connected devices. Not just smartphones, but also lamp-posts, kettles, rubbish bins and lots of...

Matching house prices to your journey home

17 Jun 2016 by Jonathan Raper

  We love to see innovative applications of TransportAPI data and this recent dynamic ad campaign from Santander and Liveposter, a digital advertiser, impressed us. Our partner, Liveposter, blended realtime TransportAPI journey time data with Santander average house price data on Transvision screens across a number of London rail stations. Here’s the cool bit; specific...

First’s new live bus site

8 Mar 2016 by Jonathan Raper

We’ve been working with first group for some time now. Recently they went live with a new “live bus” section on this website, powered by TransportAPI: As “enterprise” customers of TransportAPI we are consulting with them on the formats of transport data we can supply to them, and developing some customisations to our API to...

FirstGroup and Heathrow – well it’s been a busy few weeks

8 Jun 2015 by Emer Coleman

Today we are very pleased to announce that we have been selected by FirstGroup as its preferred transport data supplier, making sure that customers can access First travel information in as many places as possible. Whether customers want to access via PC, Laptop or Mobile their options for timetables and real time travel, information will be made...

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