Uber Movement traffic data website launched in SA
29 September 2017
Gauteng has become the first region in Africa to become part of Uber Movement, Uber’s free website that provides the public and urban planners with anonymised data about traffic flows.
The website provides detailed information about travel times across cities where Uber Movement has been launched. The South African launch provides data for both Johannesburg, South Africa’s biggest city, and Pretoria to its north.
Users can drill down into a range of information about traffic flows based on the day and time of the week. Uber hopes the traffic pattern data, collected over years from GPS-connected Uber vehicles, will be used by city planners to improve transportation networks.
Uber trips occur all over cities, so by analysing a lot of trips over time, we can reliably estimate how long it takes to get from one area to another
The data on the website is free to the public, provided they log on using their Uber credentials.