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  • Bridj is streamlining your commute
  • Bridj is streamlining your commute
    Kevin Utting ©

Bridj is streamlining your commute

Packed carriages, noisy buses and hot trains can make it difficult to be productive during your commute. Bridj is hoping to change that with its luxury Wi-Fi-equipped shuttles. And by dynamically choosing the best route based on big data analysis, it's cutting down commute times too.



  • Article image Urban Engines: making commuting more efficient

    Congestion in cities is a global problem. There are roughly 4 million vehicles in Bangalore, and the average worker in London spends around 227 hours a year commuting. Using crowdsourced data, Urban Engines is helping cities to become smarter, less congested and more efficient.

  • Mapping angry commuters Mapping angry commuters

    “Stuck on a baking Tube, late, hate the Central Line. Think driver has gone to sleep!” People love sharing their transport miseries on social media, but while it may make them feel better for a minute, they will probably run into the same problem on the next day's commute.

  • Chicago lamp posts to collect your data Chicago lamp posts to collect your data

    In an attempt to understand how the city works, Chicago is set to introduce lamp posts that track activity around them. It measures environmental characteristics and the number of people passing by – but what implications does it have for privacy? Is this the new big brother?

  • Get rewarded for avoiding traffic Get rewarded for avoiding traffic

    Tired of spending your commute to work stuck in traffic jams? Urban Engines hopes to solve this problem by incentivising people to use less congested routes. It uses algorithms to help cities determine key congestion areas, and rewards commuters for avoiding them.