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Smart Survey

Easy and accurate mobility surveys using respondents’ smartphones

Smart Survey

Mobility surveys made easy with smartphones

SMART SURVEY is the complete, out-of-the-box solution for mobility surveys via smartphone app and web service. It yields high-precision, multimodal mobility data for traffic planning, mobility research, cities and communities.

Simple & smart: your benefits

  • Simple participation 
  • No routes forgotten 
  • Detailed, reliable route information 
  • Automatic distinction between eight different travel modes 
  • Automatic identification of trip purposes 
  • Additional or supplementary polling via web browser 
  • Low power consumption 
  • Comprehensive statistics 
  • High level of privacy 
  • Continuous monitoring of progress 
  • Simple data export 
  • Low support requirements 

SMART survey applied 

  • Transport planning: optimisation of infrastructure and mobility offers 
  • Transport operator management: Support for product and pricing policy decisions 
  • Transport policy: Evaluation and optimisation of transport policy decisions 
  • Revenue sharing: Calculation of route and market shares between cooperating transport companies 

Participants receive an overall mobility profile and a CO2 balance report showing their modes of transport proportionally by distance. 

How it works



Automatic, accurate data collection

The SMART SURVEY App automatically tracks the routes travelled with the selected means of transport and stores them in a digital mobility diary. The only things required to conduct a mobility survey with SMART SURVEY are the access data for the participants and a web browser with internet connection in order to analyse and use the gathered data.

Guaranteed privacy

Participants register anonymously with SMART SURVEY, and only the institution conducting the mobility survey has the contact details. The app provides movement data such as GPS coordinates and acceleration of the smartphone to the AIT server. There, they are automatically analysed and further processed using pattern recognition methods.

Monitoring, analysis and data export

The mobility survey’s progress can be tracked and monitored live via a web interface. Proven statistics on participant mobility are compiled in real time without additional software. The data can be exported for further processing, using standard planning software, at the push of a button. Meaningful and up-to-date reports on mobility are available to both participants and researchers.

Traffic planning requires accurate information

Increasing flexibility in passenger mobility requires very detailed data for planning and optimising overall traffic. Traditional mobility surveys can hardly achieve the required data quality with regard to distance travelled, means of transport and trip purpose, even with considerable effort and costs.

SMART SURVEY is your solution

Mobility surveys using smartphones measure data more simply, precisely and economically. With SMART SURVEY, AIT offers you the perfect solution: an efficient, high-quality, reliable and cost-effective method at the cutting edge of research.

SMART SURVEY is a safety-tested service. The test was carried out by a TÜV Trusted IT-Security Auditor.


Research Field

 Passengers and trams on a road

Mobility Data Collection and Analysis