IBM Researchers Use Phones Records in Order to a Improve Commuting

By: Brandon Bastaldo - Published: May 6, 2013 • References: research.ibm and dezeen
No matter where you're located on the globe, taking public transit can be a difficult and frustrating task but thanks to brilliant innovations like this idea to create transit routes sourced from the phone information, phone data bus routes may be greatly improving public transit conditions.

With the availability of smartphones becoming more widespread, people are beginning to see the mobile industry greatly affecting others that they use on daily basis, like public transport. This is precisely the approach researchers from IBM's facilities in Dublin took into consideration when developing these revolutionary phone data bus routes.

By studying about 2.5 billion call records from phone users, the researchers were able to create new and more efficient bus routes for the deteriorating transit system of a city in Africa's Ivory Cost called Abidjan.