Travel Time API: new development in the field of smart mobility
How can you help your customers by bringing together supply and demand in an innovative way? Travel Time API, the latest product from Localyse, serves as an interface between your business data, travel time and Google Maps. Travel Time API makes use of isochrones, derived from the Greek words ‘iso’ & ‘chronos’, which means ‘equal in time’. Using the Travel Time API provides at-a-glance visualization of the service area, based on the equal travel times with the selected modality (bicycle, car, public transit, etc.). With this approach the travel times are key, rather than just the travel distances. This is made possible through use of the up-to-the-minute travel time data from Google Maps.
Rather than limiting the search to a single location, it is now possible to include multiple destinations and the corresponding travel times in a single search. Travel Time API then examines not only at the travel time from a single location but also takes into considers other starting points, such as your place of work, your partner’s place of work and your children’s school. This provides a new perspective and multiple possibilities for finding a match between supply and demand.
The new ‘travel time’ feature makes our platform even more relevant and user-friendly. – Mark Vercammen, Project Manager Hebbes