Public transit data
- DDOT: bus schedules, fares, passes, ADA services, rider alerts, transit safety
- gov Detroit: GTFS; DDOT bus stops
- SMART: bus schedules, fares, trip planner, bike rack use, Smart value pass, MyConnector
- TransitWiki: DDOT .zip file data
- APTA: 2015 public ridership transit data by region
- TransitLand and TransitFeeds: aggregate data on routes, stops, and timetables from hundreds of public transit systems
- Amtrak: Schedules, trip planner, tickets
- Detroit People Mover: Station Guide, Ride Info, passes, tickets
- M-1 Rail (Q-Line): Station stops, schedule, tickets
Traffic and road data
- Michigan State Police annual crash statistics
- Southeast Michigan Council of Governments: Crash and road condition data
- Southeast Michigan Council of Governments: Average annual daily traffic data
- National Center for Statistics and Analysis (NCSA) Motor Vehicle Traffic Crash Data Resource Page
- Smart Growth America: Pedestrian fatalities map by region
- Michigan Traffic Crash Facts: Crash statistics query tool
- DetroitData: alternative transit routes, bike counts, bike parking, bike lanes, bike crashes
- Total Traffic Data: real-time road closure and accident info
- Accident Data Center: accident news and updates
- Trafficland: live traffic video (fees may apply)
Personal safety and demographic data
- FBI 2014 U.S. crime by metropolitan area
- Neighborhood Scout: Detroit safety data by region
- gov Detroit: Reported incidents, 911 calls, precincts, fire data, homicides, etc
- S. Census Bureau
- American Community Survey: housing data
- Detroit Regional Chamber: Labor and housing market data
- Detroit Population Density Change
Maps / public resource locations
- Data.gov Detroit: School, library, and university locations
- Data.gov Detroit: Traffic signal locations, bus stops, neighborhoods, non-motorized routes, homicide offenses, carjacking offenses, etc.
- Data Driven Detroit: Demographics, police precincts and stations, bike lanes, schools w/ average commute times, parking lot locations, child care locations, etc.
- Motor City Mapping: Property data (photographs and condition status)
- Interactive bike and pedestrian planning map
- Detroit Greenways Coalition: Bike and parking map
- Transportation Alternatives Data Exchange: interactive map with pedestrian and bicycle fatalities, county health data, bicycle infrastructure, and rural typology
Background articles and reports
- Unsafe Bicycle Lanes in Detroit
- Heart and sole: Detroiter walks 21 miles in work commute
- Making Bicycles in Detroit is an Uphill Ride
OpenXC is an API that offers drivers more insight into how their cars run. Using the OpenXC platform, you can access the OpenXC data and start making vehicle-aware applications, even if you don’t own a Ford or even a car.
Using the OpenXC vehicle interface, you can read vehicle data in real-time — like the steering wheel angle, GPS position, and vehicle speed. Currently, OpenXC supports over a dozen different measurements on a growing list of Ford vehicles. To get started, review the OpenXC site to get access to OpenXC-formatted vehicle data, important documentation, and OpenXC FAQs.
Resources for native Android apps
Please note that if you want to use OpenXC to interact directly with a Ford vehicle, you’ll need to download the closed source CAN translator firmware directly from Ford and sign a developer agreement.
Resources for web apps and testing
- Drive traces:For web app integration and testing, you can use replayed trace data from previously recorded drives. You can find several driving datasets on the OpenXC site. Please visit: http://openxcplatform.com/resources/traces.html
- Crash simulation library: This set of Android code provides crash notifications to the registered applications. You can use this code to trigger crash scenarios and have your application respond to them. Check out the Git repositoryto view the documentation and learn more.
- OpenXC data outputs and dataset
- An example of a Web appthat can receive OpenXC data, record it to a disk, and visualize it.
SYNC AppLink is a suite of APIs that provides the capability for mobile developers to AppLink-enable their mobile applications. Developers have the ability to extend the command and control of the mobile application’s features to the vehicle occupants in a responsible, non-distracting way through the use of familiar in-vehicle Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) such as SYNC Voice Command, Steering wheel and radio buttons.
The applications run on the mobile device without the need to install any third party software on the vehicle head unit. The AppLink APIs exchange program data as well as command and control information over a known transport layer, allowing SYNC to exchange messages with an AppLink-enabled application in a pre-determined format. This technology is similar to how Bluetooth phones and digital media are integrated and used on the SYNC production platform.
Using the recently released SYNC 3 AppLink Emulator, developers can now test how their AppLink-enabled appswill look and work on a SYNC 3 interface – without access to an actual vehicle. The emulator allows a smartphone to connect to a computer – just like it would normally connect to SYNC 3. The software platform then mimics SYNC 3 by connecting to the app running from the phone. You can set certain conditions – such as vehicle speed, location, temperature and mileage – to test how your app responds to each.
Non-distracting in-vehicle interfaces
If your application is intended for use while driving, the Application must conform to In-Vehicle Approval Criteria from Ford for safe and non-distracting in-vehicle interfaces. (Note that a free Ford Developer Account is required to access these criteria. You can create a free Ford Developer Account at https://developer.ford.com/register.) For more information, see the national generally accepted principles for in-vehicle interfaces.
- Go Detroit Challenge Webinar 1 - Overview by Devpost and Eric Wingfield, Mobility Strategist at Ford.
The Mobile Technology Association of Michigan (MTAM)
The Mobile Technology Association of Michigan (MTAM) is a non-profit trade association for connected technologies in Michigan, including: businesses that provide these technologies, and the businesses - in all industries - that use these technologies. MTAM is the first state-based connected technologies trade association in the U.S. and is focused on cross-industry connected tech collaboration, workforce training and development for connected technologies fields, national/international promotion of Michigan-based innovation utilizing these technologies, and creating sustainable jobs and increased entrepreneurial opportunities in Michigan based on the use of these technologies.
- About MTAM
- MTAM Connected Tech Campus Virtual Environment
- Mobile Monday Michigan (MTAM subsidiary; chapters in Ann Arbor, Detroit, Grand Rapids and Lansing)
- MTAM Advisory Councils
Events MTAM is currently supporting:
- Apps for Automotive Summit
- 'Cyber Risks in our hyper-connected world' webinar
- Connected Health Conference (formerly the mHealth Summit)
- ACE'17 (Annual Collaboration for Entrepreneurship)