1. What will the results of this survey be used for?
Transportation and urban planners use the data collected in these surveys to perform analysis and develop models of household travel and activity patterns. They use this information to make decisions that will improve the transportation network in your area and the options available to you.
2. What if I travel long-distance outside of my local region during my survey period?
If you are traveling outside of your local area during the survey, please continue to participate in the survey by keeping the smartphone app running and carrying your smartphone or logger with you, and by continuing to verify the data in your Activity Diary. If you are flying, you should of course comply with any airline regulations by putting your phone on Airplane Mode while enroute. Once you turn off Airplane Mode, the app will resume collecting data.
3. How does the survey technology work?
To participate in the survey, you will be collecting data through a mobile device - either via your smartphone on which you will have installed the Mobile Market Monitor app, or via a GPS logger that would have been distributed to you. These mobile devices provide data, such as GPS, GSM, Wi-Fi and accelerometer that are periodically uploaded to our secure server, processed, and made available online for you to view and verify in the Activity Diary on our website.
4. How is my privacy protected?