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NYC Motor Vehicle Collisions Data in DB4IoT

By |April 10th, 2019|

The NYC Open Data portal provides an interesting data set from the NYPD that is a breakdown of every motor vehicle collision in NYC by location and injury. Each record represents a collision in NYC by city, borough, precinct and cross street. This data can be used by the public to see how dangerous/safe intersections are in NYC.

We imported the data into the DB4IoT analytics platform to visualize the six-year period from July 2012 through June 2018. The following series of images detail the results. Public data sets such as this can be combined in DB4IoT with transportation, traffic, smart-city and ITS data from other soutces such as INRIX, GTFS feeds, CAD/AVL feeds etc. to give planners and traffic engineers […]

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ITS Washington Annual Meeting Presentation – Using Connected Vehicle Data to Estimate Greenhouse Gas Emissions

By |December 19th, 2018|

Eimar Boesjes, Moonshadow CEO, delivered a technical presentation at the ITS Washington annual meeting on December 11th, 2018 in Seattle.

Estimating vehicle emissions from connected vehicle data does not replace existing environmental models, roadside emissions measurements or environmental models. Rather, it augments these. We think it would be extremely interesting to compare the emissions estimates from DB4IoT with INRIX Trips with actual measurements from roadside air quality measurements, with emissions calculations from gasoline sales and with the existing environmental models. These different approaches each give a different insight and they can be used to ‘ground truth’ each other.

For additional background information please also read our October blog post on this topic.

View the full presentation here.

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Moonshadow Mobile Partners with INRIX to Deliver Powerful Travel Pattern Analytics Platform

By |June 4th, 2018|

Novi, MI – June 4, 2018 – Today, Moonshadow Mobile, Inc. announced a partnership with INRIX, the world leader in transportation analytics and connected car services, to incorporate INRIX Trips Reports into Moonshadow’s DB4IoT platform. The solution offers transportation agencies an intuitive, cloud- based origin-destination analytics platform for understanding the trips consumers and fleets make over time on maps, charts, graphs and animations.

“DB4IoT with INRIX Trips transforms and optimizes operations for departments of transport and public transit agencies, informs short- and long-term transportation planning and engineering efforts, and unleashes the potential of connected vehicle data,” said Eimar Boesjes, CEO at Moonshadow Mobile. “The addition of INRIX Trips data to DB4IoT will shed light on existing infrastructure usage, pinpoint challenges and […]

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Making Better Transit Planning Decisions by Identifying ITS Data Errors

By |April 13th, 2018|

Over the last few decades public transit agencies have installed CAD/AVL systems on their buses for Computer Aided Dispatch and Automatic Vehicle Location. CAD/AVL systems capture data measurements of the location of the bus, number of passengers, delay, speed and many other variables, often as frequently as every five seconds. The result is a huge trove of data that can provide a wealth of information and insights about the operation of a transit agency. Data in these large quantities, however, always contains a significant number of errors. If charts, graphs and even complete dashboard solutions are based on faulty data they can lead to erroneous conclusions about drive times, speeds, delays, headway and other aspects of transit operation.

In his presentation […]

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Presentation at Rail~Volution Conference Big Data Panel

By |September 12th, 2017|

Join Moonshadow CEO Eimar Boesjes on Monday, September 18th (Noon – 1:30 pm) for a lively panel discussion and presentation at the Rail~Volution Conference in Denver, CO. Boesjes presentation will focus on analyzing public transit data and how Internet of Moving Things data analytics and visualization delivers important benefits to public transit agencies and helps build livable communities.

Download and view the DB4IoT Rail~Volution presentation here:
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Rail~Volution is four days of energizing events that connect citizen activists, developers, nonprofit and business leaders, planners, local elected officials, community and housing advocates, transportation system operators and government officials from around the country.

For over 20 years, Rail~Volution has been the place to engage in thoughtful discussions with change makers and influencers, the place to share […]

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Presentation to Portland TransPort

By |July 17th, 2017|

Moonshadow’s CEO, Eimar Boesjes, delivered a presentation last week to TransPort, a subcommittee of TPAC (the Portland, OR region’s Transportation Policy Alternatives Committee). TransPort is a regional forum for cooperative planning and deployment of new transportation system management and operations technologies.

Boesjes teamed up with A.J. O’Connor and Steve Callas from TriMet on a panel discussion about transit data in DB4IoT and the different ways to look at transit data to improve system operations. An example of the collaborative efforts between Moonshadow, TriMet and DKS Associates was discussed with those in attendance.

Download the full slideshow presentation:
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