Article via The World Bank – Easy Taxi, Grab, Le.Taxi, Mapzen, Miovision, NDrive, and the World Resources Institute Join to Mitigate Traffic Congestion in Developing Countries
WASHINGTON, December 19, 2016 — Easy Taxi, Grab, and Le.Taxi –three ridesharing companies that, combined, cover more than 30 countries and millions of people – have joined a partnership with the World Bank and other organizations to make traffic data derived from their drivers’ GPS streams open to the world, under an open data license. The collaboration will empower resource-constrained transport agencies to develop better, evidence-based solutions to traffic and road safety challenges. Through the new World Bank-led Open Transport Partnership, these companies, along with founding members Mapzen, the World Resources Institute, Miovision, and NDrive, hope to upend the way big data companies collaborate with governments for the public good. The Open Transport Partnership builds upon the success of Open Traffic, the pilot program launched in the Philippines in April, 2016.
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