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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 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...

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...

Transport things on the internet of things

17 Oct 2016 by Harry Wood

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 Andrea Cox

  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...

New Vauxhall offices

10 May 2016 by Harry Wood

This week we’re getting set up in new offices. A light, bright, new office a few minutes walk from Vauxhall station in Southwest London. Yes, we need more desks still. But we’re enjoying our sofa area! We’re also enjoying having our own space. It’s the first time we’ve ever had it! Over the years we’ve...

Smarter Travel TransportHack

23 Mar 2016 by Harry Wood

We recently took part in the “Smarter Travel hack weekend”, an event in the run up to the Smarter Travel Live conference (more on that later). As well as helping out all the other teams with making use of TransportAPI, I had the pleasure of working with Dan Cunnington of IBM, to form a small...

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