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Why we need to learn about the Public Transport System when the System can learn from us. We can distrubute the busses based on the data: AI

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We have a lot of data that we can use to predict where people need more busses and don't waste busses where nobody need it. Using the data in combination with AI we can put busses where people need more at specifics time of the day decreasing the time to wait for the next bus to come and having a better experience.

Describe who will use your solution (1,000 characters)

My solution will be used by everybody who needs to move from point A to point B.

Describe your solution's stage of development

  • Initial Design - you are still exploring the idea and have not tested it with users

Tell us about your team or organization (500 characters)

For now is only me. I have a certficate in Artificial Intelligence and I am an enthusiastic programmer and with a lot of passion.

Size of your team or organization

  • I am submitting as an individual

Funding Request

  • $100,000

Describe how you would pilot your idea (1000 characters)

First, I will get feedback from people whu are using the public transport system to know how big my idea will affect the transportation. Analize the data and build a prototipe simulated on the computer with the data that I collected from the records. Test the product to improve the system and to solve problems and finally use it in the real world escenario.

Describe how you would measure the success of your pilot (1000 characters)

I will measure the success in the first prototipe analyzing how fast people arrive to destination and the time between busses.


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Hey there. Glad to see this come through. The idea of making mobility solutions driven by crowd-sourced data has been in transportation professionals’ mind for some time now. Big obstacle has been collecting it and managing the large number of data points. Mobile personal devices and cloud computing could help mitigate these issues. The other aspect to consider is supply. As mobility solutions become more responsive to individual needs, the need to have large vehicles diminishes. In turn, it will require a significant increase in fleet size.

With all this in mind, I wouldn’t limit your idea to just public transportation. There are many forms of mobility today that should be considered part of the ecosystem. Also, consider ways to crowd-source mobility needs from people in a more efficient way. Happy to share more about what we have been working on recently.


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