Uber has decided to open up the anonymised data of its London riders to everyone, as it continues in its bid to reclaim its operating license in the UK capital.
With Uber Movement, anybody can access the anonymised data from the millions of trips that have taken place in London. People are able to compare past travel conditions across different times of day, days of the week, or months of the year. Furthermore, the tool can show how journey times in different parts of the city are affected by major events, road closures, and more.
Uber first introduced Movement to Washington, Boston, Manila, and Sydney at the beginning of 2017 and has been adding more cities ever since. London will be joined by other UK cities like Manchester and Birmingham over the next few months.
The introduction of open data to London follows Uber making changes to its app in the capital that make it clearer for passengers that all drivers are TfL licensed.