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Leveraging Synthetic Data for Enhanced Mobility Planning and Monitoring

By 16/05/2024May 20th, 2024No Comments
Synthetic data for urban planning and mobility management.

Urban planning needs reliable data, but cities often lack access when service providers don’t share it. This gap hinders effective monitoring and planning for shared mobility and infrastructure. SWITCH’s Urbiverse solves this with AI-generated synthetic data, replacing missing information with realistic and detailed insights. This data helps cities create clear reports, plan strategically, and monitor mobility effectively, leading to better urban management and public satisfaction.

Detailed Overview of Synthetic Data Generation Using PULSE-AI

At the core of Urbiverse’s capability is the PULSE-AI engine, which utilizes advanced techniques such as Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs) and an innovative extension of Kernel Density Estimation (KDE) to a four-dimensional space. This approach allows the system to take fragmented real-world data—like traffic counts and public transport usage rates—and extrapolate to fill in the missing pieces comprehensively. PULSE-AI can also predict future mobility scenarios or generate data for conditions not yet observed, providing a robust framework for municipalities to base their urban planning and policy-making decisions.

Moreover, this synthetic data is available both through APIs in real-time and in tabular data with bulk export capabilities. This flexibility ensures that municipalities can seamlessly integrate the data into their existing systems and workflows, whether they need real-time updates or comprehensive datasets for in-depth analysis.

Critical Role of Synthetic Data in Monitoring Shared Mobility Performance

The value of synthetic data is crucial for effectively evaluating the performance of shared mobility systems. Municipalities require comprehensive data to manage and optimize the operation of shared mobility operators, such as monitoring no-parking zones and managing city parameters for shared mobility . Urbiverse’s synthetic data plays a key role in this monitoring process by supplementing incomplete datasets, thus providing a more complete view of mobility patterns. This enhanced data enables municipalities to assess the effectiveness of mobility regulations and take timely corrective actions to improve urban mobility management. Additionally, synthetic data is invaluable when municipalities have no or insufficient data, and they need to determine the optimal fleet size for deployment, ensuring that the number of vehicles meets the demands of their territory.

Bridging Data Gaps: Enhancing Municipal Partnerships

Companies that partner with municipalities to manage and optimize shared mobility can significantly enhance their service offerings by integrating synthetic data into their operations. This integration bridges critical data gaps, providing a more comprehensive and satisfactory service. By enriching their data landscape, these companies can improve their products and services, thereby empowering municipalities to manage mobility more effectively. For instance, companies involved in curbside management and shared mobility monitoring can leverage Urbiverse’s synthetic data to offer a more detailed and accurate overview of citywide mobility patterns. This includes real-time insights into vehicle availability and usage rates. Such enhancements lead to more efficient decisions and improved client experiences, demonstrating the vital role of synthetic data in fulfilling service commitments to municipalities.

Enhancing Mobility Infrastructure

Synthetic data plays a pivotal role in the strategic planning and optimization of micro-mobility hubs and charging stations within urban landscapes. By leveraging synthetic data, Urbiverse can model and forecast the ideal locations and capacities for shared mobility hubs and car sharing planning. This proactive approach allows urban planners to assess potential demand and usage patterns, facilitating the efficient distribution of resources and infrastructure. Utilizing synthetic data ensures that developments in micro-mobility and electric vehicle support infrastructure are both optimally located and aligned with future growth and mobility trends, thereby enhancing urban efficiency and sustainability. Furthermore, in scenarios where cities lack historical data, synthetic data can simulate various planning decisions, helping urban planners to optimize fleet sizes and strategically place infrastructure even in data-scarce environments.


Through these innovative approaches, Pulse-AI by SWITCH provides municipalities with powerful tools to enhance urban planning despite the challenges of limited or absent data. By generating reliable synthetic data, Pulse-AI helps bridge the gap between existing data limitations and the need for comprehensive urban mobility insights. This not only supports more informed decision-making but also paves the way for smarter, more sustainable urban environments.

For urban planners and city officials seeking to leverage advanced technology to improve their urban mobility strategies, Pulse-AI offers a way forward in tackling the complex dynamics of modern cities. Whether through enriching incomplete data or simulating data for new urban areas, Pulse-AI ensures that the necessary information is at their fingertips to make well-informed decisions.

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