As the Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted mobility habits worldwide, companies and organisations are faced with the challenge of the « return to work » raising many questions about the methods of commuting. Inmotiongroup and Commutifi, the two winners of the Americas edition of the Contest, both address these issues by providing insights on mobility trends and solutions to optimise the way people move and commute.
For the last edition of the FIA Smart Cities Global Start-Up Contest Season 4, six start-ups from North and South America were invited to pitch their innovative ideas in front of a select jury of international mobility experts from FIA Clubs (ACI, ÖAMTC, ACCHI, AASA) and FIA Smart Cities Partners (ABB, Julius Bär and Michelin), as well as representatives from the public and private sectors.
The jury selected two winners, Commutifi for North America, and Inmotiongroup for South America, both focusing on giving efficient tools to assess mobility patterns of users and help them optimise their mobility choices.
Commutifi works on defining an industry standard to quantify commuting solutions using its ‘Commuter Score’. The Commutifi platform gives access to data on commuting behaviour, evaluates commuting routes with one of the most advanced commuter scoring solutions and suggests targeted mobility solutions to allow for faster, cheaper and greener commutes for everyone. These services empower companies, real-estate developers and city authorities to make smarter and data-driven decisions regarding the way employees commute to work every day.
Inmotiongroup also provides insights on how communities move. Built around their data analytics algorithm, this start-up helps bringing efficiency in mobility systems by aggregating transport services and delivering bespoke solutions to its customers. Their approach relies on three pillars: ‘data analytics’, ‘product and service aggregator’, and ‘turn-key operation and monitoring’.
Both start-ups will be invited to present their projects during the FIA Smart Cities eForum – Americas that will take place online on 12 November 2020.