Amey acquires mobile network data specialist to map movements

Street image to illustrate Amey acquiring Citi Logik
Amey has acquired the assets and employees of Citi Logik, a specialist in mapping the movement of people via analysis of mobile network data.

Citi Logik’s technology takes raw mobile network data, maps it spatially and temporally and applies zoning. Citi Logik then applies machine learning algorithms to generate insights based on journeys, purpose, and transport mode.

The acquisition will allow Amey “to harness insights on travel patterns from anonymous mobile phone data, and support transport planners make better informed, evidence-based decisions”.

The Citi Logik team will form part of Amey Consulting’s advisory and analytics offering. The latter already uses data science for major clients, including Network Rail, National Highways and Transport for Wales.

Amey is committed to growing its capability to develop digitally-supported infrastructure and operational solutions informed by data.

Alex Gilbert, Amey Consulting MD, said: “We could see a clear alignment between our skills and those at Citi Logik. This presents a really exciting opportunity to develop new products and services, using mobile network data alongside our proprietary technology.

“This will allow us to provide our clients, the owners of critical national infrastructure, with ground-breaking analytics services. These will help create better and safer transport networks for the public and which, in turn, will support economic growth.”

Founded in 2012, Citi Logik has worked on more than 100 transport and urban planning projects internationally. Its clients have included the Greater London Authority, Northern Ireland’s Department for the Economy, Govia Thameslink and a host of local authorities.

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