The team around Harvard professor Jose Castillo places its faith in comprehensive and up-to-the-minute traffic data for solving the problem of permanent congestion. By means of crowd-sourcing techniques the team aims to create an open mobility network of the city government, companies and residents. Commuters take an active role as data donors and are part of the solution. Their data, made anonymous, are the basis for well-founded traffic
decisions. Companies, mobility providers and municipal institutions add to the data base. The result is an operating system for urban mobility that provides information in real time about weak points in the traffic network and thus makes solutions possible. It is based on data from city departments, private companies, and Twitter or Foursquare. By this means the traffic situation in Mexico City can be assessed as a whole.