The creators of the media success The Train Brain have taken the next step

 Av:Johan Kristensson 

Av:Johan Kristensson 

The new company will streamline public transport

  Commuter Computing says that big data is relatively untapped in public transport. In the image; Jonas Järnfeldt, CTO Wilhelm Landerholm, Board member Magnus Ahlgren and Chairman Thomas Øster

Commuter Computing says that big data is relatively untapped in public transport. In the image; Jonas Järnfeldt, CTO Wilhelm Landerholm, Board member Magnus Ahlgren and Chairman Thomas Øster

In 2015, the service that predicts train delays, The Train Brain, spread widely in international media such as the BBC, Washington Post and Forbes.

Commuter train operator Stockholmståg wanted to increase tge customer satisfaction and contacted the PR agency Kärnhuset, and the then and started a collaboration with the mathematician Wilhelm Landerholm. He created an algorithm that, while using historical and current information, predicts delays in the system.

The Train Brain works like a brain. It remembers what has happened in traffic earlier and, based on that information, make accurate predictions of how traffic will look ahead. It provides completely new possibilities for both traffic planning and traffic information, says Jonas Järnfeldt, co-founder and CEO.

The service is the reason for the foundation of the company Commuter Computing. Kärnhusets project manager Jonas Järnfeldt is the CEO and co-founder. Wilhelm Landerholm is a partner. Now, Thomas Øster also enters as chairman of the board. He belonged to the former management team on the international public transport giant Arriva.

Public transport is an industry that is controlled and evaluated by its vehicles and not its people. We want to be an accelerator for the industry to become people-oriented, says Jonas Järnfeldt in a press release.

Thomas Øster believes that the company can "create a better customer experience through accurate and specific information".

We will do this with the help of Big Data, which today is relatively untapped when it comes to public transport, he says.

Commuter computing aims to establish itself in the Nordic region in 2017 but has international ambitions. Agreements are already written with Swedish operators.

 

Johan Kristensson    |    johan.kristensson@nyteknik.se

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