Guest post by: Tom Leahy, Sr. Technical Program Manager at INRIX
The proof of the pudding is in the eating. After months of developing and internally testing INRIX Trip Paths, the INRIX Analytics team knew our new product was release-ready; however, we couldn’t have been more pleased when presented the opportunity to blind test Trip Paths with potential transportation agency customers prior to launch. The trial of Trip Paths (i.e., eating of our pudding) proved that our new product adds precision and speed to the process of achieving understanding of the movement of people through the trips they take.
The core feature of our new vehicle traffic pattern product is that it goes beyond listing GPS waypoint location points for trips (as our Trip Reports product does). INRIX Trip Paths provides “paths” of travel for our clients to work with. The paths are a list of road segment IDs for each trip, achieved by combining GPS pins with road segment data (such as OpenStreetMap) to accurately calculate the complete route of a trip. In other words, INRIX uses billions of messy GPS data points to conduct expert analyses and map-matching, which results in our clients’ ability to download Trip Paths and jump right into querying for insights. The pre-launch trial of Trip Paths on a corridor improvement project for Regional Transportation Council (RTC) and the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) in Clark County (WA) showed Trip Paths works exceptionally well.
“Here at the SW Washington Regional Transportation Council (RTC), we are responsible for dealing with regional transportation planning for the Vancouver, WA metropolitan area. We’ve been working with DKS Associates for a number of years, and are very excited about the valuable and innovative tool they have built in partnership with Moonshadow Mobile using INRIX Connected Vehicle data,” said Bob Hart, Project Manager, RTC.
We invite you to read more about the INRIX Trip Paths project by clicking through to the links for INRIX platform provider Moonshadow, which conducted the pre-trial in conjunction with consulting agency DKS Associates.