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Thoughts on Track Predictions (and our Track Predictor)

January 31st, 2017  |  Published in announcements


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Play it safe! Please do not descend to track level until your train has been announced.

 

In case you have not yet seen the visual walk-through of how it works, please visit this page.

We do not gaurantee that we will predict your track with 100% acccuracy. But we do our best to de-stress your evening. Our algorithms leverage our historical databases and real-time feeds from the transit providers.
As a result, we:

  • Limit the potential number of in-scope tracks to a reasonable number of choices
  • Eliminate tracks which will not be used for a given train
    (our eliminate processing is based on recent actual usage…so when a track is removed as a choice in the app, you have high confidence of where the train will not be)

Tip: The accuracy of the prediction improves as the official departure time nears.

In addition to our algorithms, the commuters play a part, too!

  • Form your own thesis! Use the slider to add/remove days of history to/from the forecast.
  • Look at the details and the summary to formulate your best guess
  • Press Cast Your Vote button to tell other commuters “The train is here!”

Remember: Most staircases serve two tracks…so that may improve your chances of beating the crowds.

 

 

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Easy on the eyes :)

January 30th, 2017  |  Published in announcements


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The Picture 

(click to enlarge)

Need to Know

 

Here is how the Recent Alerts feed looks Before…

(By the way: Yes!
Premium users can get multiple routes in thier feed.
Ref: “33&66” as well as “Gladstone-Morristown Lines”)

 

And here is After

As you can see, numbers, keywords and stations
(not shown in this example) are highlighted for
quick and easy reading.

FYI – Clever Commute Premium e-mails are
are formatted the same way

 

 

You can turn this feature On or Off as you like.

Go to Settings and then select Comms & Config

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Track numbers – text messages and e-mails (examples)

June 24th, 2013  |  Published in Feature


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One of our most-loved features is that our app sends you a text message and/or e-mail of your track number.

We only send you announcements for trains you are interested in. Here are the steps to select your trains.

Example of a track-number text message:

TrackNumberTextMessage

 

 

 

 

 

 

Example of a track-number e-mail:
TrackNumberEmail <= Note that everything you need is in the subject line 

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4 of the coolest ways to have a more Clever Commute

June 17th, 2013  |  Published in Feature


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Depending on your transit provider, we provide up to 4 ways for you to catch your train…via the use of our technology.

  1. Track numbers delivered via text message and e-mail…so you have it handy! (more info here and examples here)
  2. Track number predictions help you get a jump on the masses! (more info here)
  3. Track numbers for departed trains…even after they are taken off the board!  (more info here)
  4. Track number advance notice metrics so you don’t waste time waiting for laggard train announcements  (more info here)

 

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The “phantom minute” makes the difference

June 17th, 2013  |  Published in Feature, premium


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Published
Departure Time
Actual
Departure Time
Train is removed
from the departure board
6:08 PM 6:09 PM 6:08 PM


It’s a fact
Every commuter train that departs from New York City leaves one minute later than scheduled. However, you can’t find the train because the transit providers remove them from the board at the published departure time. Clever Commute gives you the edge two ways.

(1) Track number delivered to you via text message, push notification or e-mail.
You have it handy…even after the scheduled departure time!

(2) See trains after they are removed from the board! (Click on pictures to enlarge)

(1) NJT, LIRR, Metro North
announces the track…
(2) But then
they remove it!
(3) Clever Commute
to the rescue!
DepartedTrains1ShowBoarding DepartedTrains2RemovedFromBoard DepartedTrains3ShowsWhereToGo

Bonus: You control how many minutes of history are shown you via the Comms & Config setting

 

 

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So…How early is my train announced?

June 14th, 2013  |  Published in Feature


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We now show you How early does the transit provider share track number information for this train?
Um…”tracks are announced 10-15 minutes prior to departure?” [click to enlarge]

 

NOTE: When you view more or fewer days days of history, the Average Annnouncement time will be recalculated based on the selected duration.

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