RATP Dev, partner of the second Datacity programme

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RATP Dev, partner of the second Datacity programme

RATP Dev, partner of the second DataCity programme
Only a few days to take part of DATA CITY programme launched last November by NUMA and la Marie de Paris : http://www.datacity.paris/
RATP Dev is particularly involved in two challenges, for which it is supplying data from its subsidiary L’OpenTour, the main operator of open-top tourists buses in Paris :
-    MOBILITY / TRACKING AND UNDERSTANDING TOURIST FLOWS
-    MOBILITY / ANALYSING TRAVEL PATTERNS ON TOURIST BUSES  

Get all the information on http://www.datacity.paris/
Contacts :
datacity.paris@numa.co
thequest@ratpdev.com

RATP Dev has teamed up with start-up accelerator NUMA for the second edition of DataCity, an innovation programme that fosters collaboration between start-ups and large businesses to design the cities of the future. The programme has been launched on 22 November by NUMA and the Mairie de Paris. Through this partnership, RATP Dev allows innovators to explore new ideas by supplying them with the knowledge of its customers.

DataCity is a programme that brings together manufacturers, start-ups and local authorities, setting them a series of challenges to make cities more intelligent and more pleasant places to live, particularly through the use of data. The second DataCity programme has set start-ups 11 challenges, and provides them with expertise and data supplied by major partner companies.

 It was natural for RATP Dev to become involved in this event: it fits perfectly with its open innovation approach, through collaboration with start-ups to develop new mobility solutions and services.

RATP Dev is particularly involved in two challenges, for which it is supplying data from its subsidiary L’OpenTour, the main operator of open-top tourists buses in Paris:

- “How can we identify, analyse and understand tourist flows in order to adapt tourist services to suit behaviours?” : an understanding of tourist flows is essential to make cities and tourist facilities more attractive. Which main countries do tourists come from? Which areas of the city do they like to visit? What routes do they take around the city? When do they travel? What are their profiles? The analysis of data gathered will lead to services that are better adapted, even personalised, to suit tourists’ specific needs.

- “How can we put in place and exploit data on bus usage to improve transport services and customer knowledge?" : the aim is to gain a better understanding of passengers’ movements and habits, identify where they get on and off buses and refine knowledge of customer expectations, in order to anticipate traffic as accurately as possible and develop services to suit needs.

 

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Priscille Crozemarie, Project Coordinator at the America / Africa & Sightseeing BU at the second edition of DataCity, held in Paris, on 22 November 2016.


Following the success of the first DataCity in Paris, the second edition is also being launched internationally, on 30 November in Casablanca, where RATP Dev is present via its subsidiary Casa Tram. This company operates the city’s first tram service, and is therefore well placed to work with local start-ups.

 

23/11/2016