Mobility Data Intelligence Platform Partnership Emerges in MexicoBy Pamela Benítez | Mon, 11/29/2021 - 15:25
Mexico-based AutoTraffic and Vixionare have partnered with CITYDATA to create a mobility data intelligence platform through artificial intelligence that encourages timely data-driven decisions. This platform could help Mexico from falling behind in the post-COVID growing smart cities market segment.
The partnership came through because the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the emergence of smart cities, setting new tendencies with smart transportation taking the largest market size due to growing green demands such as electrification. Market sizing experts expect the smart cities market segment to experience a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 15 percent in 2025 after a US$40 billion gain in 2020.
For the past two years, mobility data intelligence company CITYDATA has been actively obtaining mobility insights in Latin American markets, and later formed a partnership with Mexico’s first traffic management solutions AutoTraffic and leading smart city data analytics company Vixionaire. The joint mobility strategy involves using the CITYDASH mobility data platform, the CITYCHAT chatbot for citizen engagement and the CITYFLOW app for fleet management.
“We have been looking for a versatile on-demand SaaS platform for mobility intelligence. We scanned the entire landscape of GovTech data companies and we are thrilled to strike a strategic partnership with CITYDATA.ai. Their apps and platform are accurate, flexible, extensible and align with our customer´s expectations, from place visits insights and mobility patterns to workforce management and citizen engagement,” said Alfonso Velez COO of AutoTraffic and Founder of Vixionaire.
Given CITYDATA’s experience in collecting mobility information from global cities and metropolitan areas, the US-based company developed the analysis dataset strategy through data’s transformation into density measurements and movement patterns that are used by city agencies, mobility operators, AEC and urban air mobility firms and other entities.
"We mapped Mexico down to millions of streets and AGEBs defined by the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI). Our daily mobility patterns are disaggregated at the census block level and analyzed using our proprietary graph. We compute and publish the daily population heat maps for the top-50 cities and metro areas in Mexico. Our unique approach to machine learning enables us to rapidly train models for predictive insights," said Apurva Kumar, CEO of CITIYDATA.
Regarding electrification, automotive industry experts at the 2021 International Congress for the Automotive Industry in Mexico (CIIAM), discussed the urgency in which Mexico has to keep up with the electrification trends to remain a key international player as “there is a unique opportunity in the country and the challenge is to collaborate to create an ecosystem, capable of efficiently supply the EV industry and keep the country moving forward,” said Zacua’s CEO, Nazareth Black.