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If you need to get anywhere by mass transit, you need Moovit. And it works almost everywhere. Moovit uses your GPS location to show you routes, schedules and approximate time for the journey. It keeps getting better, with features like real-time arrival updates and a feature for using bike-sharing to get to your destination. It will open up a new world for you, even if you just travel domestically.
The ride-sharing company will offer Londoners live bus and tube arrival times via its app, using Moovit’s interface
Apps like Moovit help users find the best public transit options in their respective cities. Such apps also use crowd-sourced data (real-time user input) to enhance the public transit experience for other members.
Before transit agencies spend billions on infrastructure, they should consider investing a fraction of the cost in a technology solution that can help anticipate future mobility demand and manage every aspect of a commuter’s daily travel. Simply upgrading the status quo won’t cut it - Nir Erez
Moovit's Mauricio Del Hierro and Pedro Palhares presented Moovit's Mobility as a Service (MaaS) solutions at UITP in São Paul (presentation in Portuguese).
"Moovit is committed to simplifying urban mobility with our app as the one stop for all your stops, and we believe parking is a critical piece of the mobility puzzle.” — Yovav Meydad
"We discovered that many drivers, had they only known where to park their cars, and what transit line they should take, would actually change their habits.” — Yovav Meydad
"Moovit believes Mobility as a Service (MaaS) can make smart cities smarter. Before we spend billions of dollars on new capital projects, we should leverage data, analytics, and technology to better utilize infrastructure.” — Frank Kopas
"...[Moovit's] goal is to get involved and impact every urban ride around the world, either directly with our app or through our partnerships with the likes of Uber, Microsoft and TomTom” — Nir Erez
"This new trip planner offers real-time drive, park and transport information within one package, which no other urban mobility solution currently does."
"...it’s more than just connecting from a bus, to the underground, to a scooter; it’s about how drivers connect to the public transport grid” — Yovav Meydad
"Moovit and TomTom have teamed with Microsoft to introduce a comprehensive multi-modal trip planner. The urban mobility partners’ solution seeks to reduce congestion in cities and that will enable developers to build richer apps for consumers to get around their cities."
"Uber is working with transit data company Moovit, which has data from more than 7,000 transit agencies worldwide, for its real-time information and directions."
"Uber integrated this public transportation information through a partnership with the urban mobility app Moovit, which provides real-time transit data and route planning around the world."
"Yovav Meydad, Moovit’s Chief Marketing and Growth Officer, speaks to Intelligent Transport about how a community-driven approach to transport information collection led to the world’s largest transport data repository, and how meeting the demand for reliable transport data has become key in developing MaaS solutions."
"The company is adding 1 million new users every day and maps an entirely new city every 15 hours—all for free.” — Nir Erez
Nir Erez writes an opinion piece in New Cities describing how MaaS platforms for cities will be the antidote to current mobility woes.
“You can’t easily or quickly put more lanes on a bridge or rails in a tunnel ... but you can use data to regulate the influx of traffic and change the way people use transport.” -- Steve Swasey
BMW Group interviewed Nir Erez while driving the streets of Lisbon during Web Summit. Nir espouses management advice and announces Moovit’s partnership with Microsoft Azure Maps.
Moovit will migrate its products and services to Microsoft Azure, and it will potentially incorporate services such as Microsoft Cortana to deliver real-time transit information for a user’s commute.
Nir Erez speaks to Mashable UK's Anne-Marie Tomchak at Web Summit in Lisbon, Portugal about Moovit's vision for the future of urban mobility and crowdsourcing. Erez also announces Moovit's latest partnership with Microsoft to integrate Moovit's public transit APIs to Azure Maps to help developers build richer apps.
EMT Madrid will maximize Moovit’s Big Data to improve public transport in Madrid and provide riders with an improved service and a more efficient journey.
Amazon Web Services interviewed Moovit's Anan Kenig and Steve Swasey.
“The brain and nerve centre for urban mobility will be data systems that manage every aspect of a commuter’s daily travel.” -- Nir Erez
Moovit Co-founder and CEO Nir Erez spoke at the conference on innovation held by Calcalist at the Mondial de l’Automobile in Paris, saying data gathered by Moovit and others will transform urban mobility, including converting parking lots to drop off and pick up spots for on-demand rides.
"[Moovit is] somewhere between individual-focused Waze and Reddit in user-interface but aims to solve the broad public policy problem of transportation unknowns in disconnected areas."
"The greatest impact technologists can make is to solve problems for both highly affluent communities, as well as poverty stricken areas. Technology equality should not be limited to high GDP countries." -- Nir Erez
Moovit’s information offers transport policymakers an unprecedented insight into the preferences and routes of the population.
"If we use data in a smart way, governments, municipalities and transit authorities can better utilize systems that are already in place." -- Roy Bick
“The beauty of technology is that it advances and gets bigger, stronger, and faster every day. Moovit’s opportunity is to continue to improve its application and improve the quality of data that it generates and then turn that data back to the communities it serves.” -- Steve Swasey
Nir Erez believes that data companies like Moovit will be the "brains and hearts" of the new transportation model. Those central operating systems will be fueled with data by Moovit and other data companies that know all the people movement in the city. According to Erez, autonomous ride sharing and public transit will complement each other.
"[Moovit], which tracks anonymized user data to create a real-time picture of public-transit use, could use such data to help robot taxis know where and when to deploy to meet demand."
“The data on transportation patterns amassed through Moovit’s free trip planner app could be valuable to non-transportation entities such as school systems, sports teams, hospitals, and real estate companies.”
“Just looking at this [Moovit] already, I feel like it makes things more user-friendly.” -- Joseph Cunningham, a senior studying GIS at University of Maryland.
"While Googling when the next bus is coming can sometimes be an effective (if aggravating) experience, there are better solutions. Enter Moovit, a transit app on iOS and Android.”
“The changes in the way people move in the city over the next five to 10 years will be more dramatic and aggressive than they were in the past 100 years.” -- Nir Erez
“We have taken many steps to ensure the Moovit app is accessible for users with blindness or vision loss, and we are always delighted to work with like-minded companies such as Be My Eyes to create a seamless experience for these transit riders.” -- Steve Swasey
"Moovit is a useful service that will suit both the inhabitants of large cities and lovers of interesting travel."
Moovit is a powerful local transit app that constantly updates, so you won't get lost or waste time waiting for a bus that's not coming. Unlike apps like Google Maps, you won't have to check your phone constantly during your subway, train, or bus ride since Moovit tells you exactly how many stops are left until you need to get off.
"Urban mobility is a global concern…(Moovit's) transit data could dramatically improve the quality of life of our cities." -- Gili Raanan
"Moovit's precision makes the app essential if you primarily use public transportation to get around major cities."
“Our data is very accurate...We don’t have any competition.” -- Yovav Meydad
"Its “game changing” features include access to an “unprecedented” amount of data available on public transport in cities worldwide."