Wejo and 60-member University Consortium to advance GIS Research

Wejo and 60-member University Consortium to advance GIS Research

Wejo and 60-member University Consortium to advance GIS Research

Wejo Group Limited, a global leader in Smart Mobility for Good™ cloud and software solutions for connected, electric and autonomous vehicle data, today announced a partnership with the University Consortium for Geographic Information Science (UCGIS), a non-profit organization that creates and supports communities of practice for GIScience research, education, and policy endeavours in higher education with allied institutions.

Through the partnership, the 60 UCGIS member universities and European Union affiliates can leverage Wejo’s data curated from approximately 20 million vehicles and over 94 billion journeys to advance geographic information science research, education, and advocacy around the globe.

Wejo connected vehicle data and solutions will help member universities better understand and harness mobility pattern insights to catalyse research initiatives with more accurate consumer behaviour and vehicle journey data as well as improve the modelling of potential scenarios and future impacts. With reduced time and costs to collect data directly, Wejo’s data will also help universities improve navigation and mapping projects.

“Wejo’s data from millions of connected cars provides accurate and reliable sources of traffic and transportation trends across the U.S.,” said Richard Barlow, founder and CEO of Wejo. “We’re thrilled to work with UCGIS to help universities transform and enhance big data from connected vehicles, turning it into meaningful research projects that power innovations, drive efficiencies, and innovate mobility.”

Through the partnership, member universities’ faculty, staff, and students will benefit from the following:

  • Grants Support: A dedicated bid team identifying grants and funding while matching Wejo’s offering to the funds granted
  • Exposure for Student Projects: Publication of research using Wejo data on digital platforms
  • Career Opportunities: Opportunity to study with government agencies

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