Transport for London is throwing open its data to a half-dozen start-ups to help improve mobility in the UK capital. The three-month innovation initiative will see the selected outfits participate in an accelerator programme put together by Nitrous London where they will work to cut congestion on the public transport network and across London’s roads.
Nitrous says the programme has been designed to help start-ups better support public sector innovation without the need for additional investment, and the initiative will provide them a range of masterclasses, one-to-one sessions and networking opportunities. Among the corporate big hitters onboard and ready to offer their expertise are Vodafone, Aston Martin and IBM
The six chosen start-ups are:
Alchera Technologies operates a computer vision and machine learning platform to power smart cities
Blubel is a cycling navigator powered by crowdsourcing and leaning on the community to find the safest bike routes.
Faxi has developed an app and tech platform enabling organisations to encourage employee ridesharing via incentivised priority parking
NumberEight is developing AI capabilities to contextualise next-gen IoT and mobile devices for smart mobility uses
Pedals provides on-demand deliveries by bike commuters with a ‘human-to-human’ service and ‘hand-delivered packages with zero emissions’
TravelAi applies machine learning and modelling techniques to build transport analytics across everything from foot through to flight.