Friday, November 6, 2015
10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. MST
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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.
Presenters: Yi-Chang Chiu, Ph.D., President and CEO Metropia,
Inc.; Mario Salomon, Operations Engineer, Metropia, Inc.
Yi-Chang ChiuAssociate Professor, University of Arizona