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MobilitApp: Analysing Mobility Data of Citizens in the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona

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MobilitApp is a platform designed to provide smart mobility services in urban areas. It is designed to help citizens and transport authorities alike. Citizens will be able to access the MobilitApp mobile application and decide their optimal transportation strategy by visualising their usual routes, their carbon footprint, receiving tips, analytics and general mobility information, such as traffic and incident alerts. Transport authorities and service providers will be able to access information about the mobility pattern of citizens to offer their best services, improve costs and planning. The MobilitApp client runs on Android devices and records synchronously, while running in the background, periodic location updates from its users. The information obtained is processed and analysed to understand the mobility patterns of our users in the city of Barcelona, Spain.

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  • Smart cities
  • Smart mobility
  • Mobility pattern recognition
  • Privacy
  • Android application

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This work is supported by the Spanish Government through project INRISCO (INcident monitoRing In Smart COmmunities. QoS and Privacy, TEC2014-54335-C4-1-R). We are also grateful to Xavier Rosselló and Francesc Calvet from the Autoritat del Transport Metropolità de Barcelona for their valuable feedback during different stages of the project.

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Puglisi, S., Moreira, Á.T., Torregrosa, G.M., Igartua, M.A., Forné, J. (2016). MobilitApp: Analysing Mobility Data of Citizens in the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona. In: , et al. Internet of Things. IoT Infrastructures. IoT360 2015. Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, vol 169. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-47063-4_23

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