Gridwise partners with CMU to find uses for its data

Pittsburgh-based Gridwise announced a partnership with Carnegie Mellon University’s Mobility Data Analytics Center in an effort to put the rideshare data it collects to good use.

Gridwise, which provides information for rideshare drivers to maximize their time and income, can also use the macro-level trends they see for other applications.

Gridwise CEO Ryan Green said the collaboration will focus on on-demand mobility for people, goods and services in Pittsburgh and set the groundwork for city level improvements. That could mean things like using rideshare data to determine the infrastructure in most critical need of improvement, how to better manage the city’s curbs, how to address public transit availability in underserved areas and how to mitigate traffic congestion.