MAC is developing a centralized data engine supported by a web application to manage and analyze massive data. The data engine essentially sets protocols for data exchange from various sources, and is necessary to accommodate the needs of data fusion and analytics. The engine offers organization, visualization and analytics of a wide array of mobility data, roadway, incidents, parking, public transit, weather, electric vehicles, mobile, etc. Furthermore, the engine can translate the data into useful information for people who need it: legislators, transportation planners, engineers, researchers, travelers, and companies. Unlike the traditional single computer stand-alone software or tools for data preparation and decision making, the data engine is accessed by users through web-based data sharing and browser-based human-computer interaction. The web application visualizing data and recommending decisions serves the front end of the data engine.
Example: travel time reliability user interface