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Big and Open Data in Transport

Published Friday, August 8, 2014

This POSTnote examines key factors affecting the growth of big data in transport and current and future applications, focusing on road and public transport. It also explores challenges to opening up, collecting, disseminating and using big data, and to sharing data whilst protecting users’ privacy.

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New ways to collect, manage and analyse vast quantities of data present opportunities to provide a smarter and more efficient transport system. This POSTnote examines key factors affecting the growth of big data in transport and current and future applications, focusing on road and public transport. It also explores challenges to opening up, collecting, disseminating and using big data, and to sharing data whilst protecting users’ privacy.

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Authors: Abbi Hobbs; Stephen Hanley

Topics: Buses, Data protection, Information technology, Motorcycles, Planning, Railways, Roads, Science

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