Transport for West Midlands Chooses Chordant’s oneTRANSPORT Data Marketplace
12 July, 2019
LONDON (PRWEB) JULY 12, 2019
Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) and Chordant Inc. today jointly announced that Chordant’s oneTRANSPORT Data Marketplace (http://www.onetransport.io) was chosen by TfWM to help deliver improved transport services for residents and travelers across the region.
TfWM will use Chordant’s oneTRANSPORT Data Marketplace technology as a part of its “Playbook” initiative, which is the name given to the digital representation of the West Midlands road network, capturing hundreds of real-world scenes in static, dynamic and historical forms allowing businesses to test and develop their products or services within a digital environment, reducing costs and accelerating scalable deployment. This is part of the West Midlands’ wider strategy, linking its 5G testbed (WM5G), self-driving technology development activities (Midlands Future Mobility) and incorporating the pioneering Future Mobility Zone program schemes.
“We were encouraged by Chordant’s work with other transport authorities in the UK, and notably their work with Midlands Future Mobility, the West Midlands based autonomous technology development company” said Mike Waters, Director of Policy, Strategy and Innovation at TfWM. “They have a particular focus on organisations like ours, understanding the needs of transportation networks and how to make use of the vast quantities of data generated.”
Chordant’s oneTRANSPORT Data Marketplace service will enable TfWM to take better advantage of real-time information about the operations of its road and transport networks, by bringing together real-time data from multiple individual transport data systems across the individual West Midlands Metropolitan Boroughs, to provide a more holistic understanding of transport operations across the region, and to provide external organisations with access to this data under open data licensing terms.
“We are pleased to collaborate with TfWM as they work to improve their transport network in the West Midlands, and to support transport service innovation,” said Mika Rasinkangas, president of Chordant. “The West Midlands is in the vanguard of future mobility visionaries leading the UK towards cleaner, more efficient and more useful transport services.”
The oneTRANSPORT Data Marketplace is a cloud-based platform that allows organisations including central and local governments and transport service providers to share and access previously isolated and inaccessible data about the real-time operation of towns and cities and their transport and mobility services. By opening such data in a platform like this, organisations can provide new insights, improve decisions and build intelligent services that significantly improve citizen life. As an open, standards-based platform, oneTRANSPORT Data Marketplace provides neutral data infrastructure for urban regions, enabling the widest variety of data-driven transport services and avoiding individual application/service vendor lock-ins.
About Transport for West Midlands (TfWM)
Transport for West Midlands (TfWM), the transport face of the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA), works with all parts of the WMCA and alongside the seven Metropolitan Councils (Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull, Walsall, and Wolverhampton) to ensure the region benefits from an effective transport system that meets the economic and environmental needs of the West Midlands. TfWM oversees transportation (road, rail, bus and Metro) within the metropolitan county and operates the West Midlands Metro tram system.
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