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Uber opens up Paris travel database to help city planners

BRUSSELS: Uber said on Friday it would open up its trove of travel data in Paris to the public to help city officials and urban planners better understand transportation needs, as the company seeks to woo national authorities. The US ride-hailing app collects huge amounts of data from the billions of trips taken by customers which it uses to improve its services and has recently started to make it available for a number of cities including Washington DC, Sydney and Boston. “We get asked all the time ‘Is there any way…