Research & Analytics

Passive mobility data analytics

The volume of data that is collected passively as we move about with our smartphones is incredible. This passively collected travel data presents great potential for key insights into individuals’ travel behavior and perceptions. However, this potential is not achieved unless the data are captured, stored, cleaned, enhanced, analyzed, and communicated efficiently.

RSG is uniquely equipped to handle these big data sets because we have extensive experience collecting travel data and building the models into which these data are often fed. Leveraging big data requires a lot of assumptions to make it resemble actual behavior, and we’re committed to sharing these assumptions to validate the data.

Passive data merged with with other sources including census data and survey data can provide powerful information to efficiently create quality travel forecasts.

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New Mexico Statewide Model Support

The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) sought RSG’s expertise to update their statewide travel demand model. We are collaborating with NMDOT on this update to implement an incremental data-driven framework. This framework will leverage passively collected data (“big data”) from both smartphone and truck GPS data sources. This approach is increasingly…

Big Data Analytics for Northeast Indiana

RSG assisted the Northeastern Indiana Regional Coordinating Council (NIRCC) with big data acquisition and analysis to better understand the regional movements of people and trucks in northeastern Indiana. RSG helped NIRCC select a big data…

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Big Data Analytics for Charlotte, NC

The City of Charlotte, North Carolina, chose RSG as part of a team to advise and assist with big data acquisition and analysis. The work sought to better understand the movement of people and freight…

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