Metropia Demonstration/Presentation

APA Arizona Chapter

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Friday, November 6, 2015
10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. MST

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Overview

Description: Metropia is the developer of creative, innovative

 

 

 

 

cutting-edge solutions for transportation planning and system

 

operations, headquartered in Tucson, Ariz., with offices in

 

Austin, Texas, and New York, N.Y. Founded in 2011, Metropia

 

develops and integrates high-performance and mobile

 

computing technologies to produce apps and backend server

 

systems that help both users (commuters) and entire systems

 

(cities) during normal operations, pre-planned special events,

 

or unexpected, extraordinary circumstances.

 

The Metropia Mobile app uses patented prediction and

 

coordinating technology -- combined with user rewards

 

-- to incentivize drivers to help balance the traffic load on

 

the network and reduce traffic congestion. Metropia mobile

 

encourages users to change their travel behavior whenever

 

possible by showing them the best routes and departure

 

times for their daily trips. Metropia automatically predicts

 

and displays future travel times, and assigns reward points

 

according to the times they travel and routes they take. The

 

least impact a commuter has on traffic, the higher the earned

 

points, and the more time and energy they save.

 

The Metropia Agency Solution provides traffic planners

 

and transportation agencies with unprecedented access

 

to valuable, real-time flow data and statistics that allow for

 

better planning and emergency response, increasing flow

 

and reducing congestion. Transportation investments can be

 

analyzed in planning phase and validated after construction,

 

improving their effectiveness.

 

Metropia is working with all stakeholders—government

 

agencies, employers, non-profits, merchants, and citizens—to

 

collectively solve the city’s traffic problems in a single, unified

 

platform. Free flowing roads create a more vibrant economy,

 

reduce commuter stress, improve air quality, and enhance

 

the overall quality of life in your town. More information on

 

how Metropia is driving a better city can be found at www.

 

metropia.com

 

 

 

Presenters: Yi-Chang Chiu, Ph.D., President and CEO Metropia,

 

 

 

 

 

Inc.; Mario Salomon, Operations Engineer, Metropia, Inc.

 

Speakers

Yi-Chang Chiu

Associate Professor, University of Arizona