MobiMeter® analyzing tool

MobiMeter® use in on-demand traffic

Smartphone-based mobility surveys have advantages over conventional methods, which have been proven several times in scientific publications. Just like MobiMeter®: the tracking app automatically records all routes and fully records mobility patterns.

These cannot simply be represented cartographically. Even short distances and footpath stages within intermodal route chains are completely and reliably recorded with MobiMeter®. These are usually underrepresented in classic mobility surveys - because they are often forgotten when noting down one's own mobility behavior by hand or are not recorded due to their apparent insignificance.

The situation is similar regarding the recording of route combinations. In demand-oriented traffic, which is characterized by high flexibility and multimodality in everyday life, short distances and frequent changes of means of transport are the order of the day - as is the case in the region around Frankfurt am Main/Offenbach in Germany. The survey on demand-oriented transport started here in the second half of 2021: the task of MobiMeter® was to analyze the integration of the “Hopper” on-demand taxi service into regional mobility activities.


The key data

Period of the survey:   01.09.2021 – 31.12.2021 (122 days)

Scope of the survey: 83 participants recorded 8,974 routes over a total length of 113,943 km. On average, each participant recorded 38 days in the survey period.


Recording of travel behavior to and during an international conference

A mobility survey with MobiMeter®, carried out during the conference in cooperation with the organizer of the GI_Salzburg, was very well received. This was shown by the reactions and the discussions about our innovative tool for recording and analyzing mobility behavior at the PRISMA EXPO stand. As part of the "GI_journey" initiative, the routes taken by conference guests before and during the conference were recorded. In the presentation of the results, which was still carried out during the event, Nik Widmann was able to present highly relevant analyzes based on the latest movement data: around three quarters of the participants travel to the conference by public transport, by bike or on foot. The GI_Salzburg thus also lives up to its reputation as a "green event" with regard to the mobility behavior of the participants. This was impressively proven by MobiMeter®!

The key data

Event partner: Z_GIS: Universität Salzburg, Fachbereich Geoinformatik

Duration:   30.06.2022 - 06.07.2022

Scope: 58 people (this corresponds to a random sample of 10% of the event guests) recorded 647 routes or 1489 stages with a total length of 23,749 km.


Mobility survey in central Styria

In the second half of 2020, the Graz Urban Mobility Lab carried out a pilot survey in central Styria. In cooperation with the market Institute and Graz University of Technology, PRISMA proved that the acquisition of mobility data - even over several months - with MobiMeter® is easy and effortless for the participants. The initiative is a pilot survey, which is why the results are not representative of the population as a whole.

A longitudinal section of data shows changes in mobility behavior over time and thus allows more in-depth statements than the snapshot of a conventional survey.

The evaluation of available data is even more interesting, as the second COVID-19 lockdown (Nov. 3 - Dec. 7, 2020) occurred during the survey period.

The key data

Development partner: Mobility Lab Graz

Period:   13.07.2020 – 15.12.2020

Scope85 participants tracked 13.464 routes, either entirely or partially in Styria, with a total length of 183.003 km.

For the evaluation, Styria was divided into three structurally different areas: Graz city center, Greater Graz (excluding the city center) and Upper, Eastern & Southern Styria (excluding Greater Graz).


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