The Henry Ford Innovation Institute (HFII) and Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit have announced the launch of RideHop, a new Global Positioning System (GPS) software application, for System employees and physicians at Henry Ford Hospital, One Ford Place, New Center One, the Center for Athletic Medicine, Tech Town and the New Center area.
Henry Ford Health System (HFHS) shuttle buses are used regularly by the majority of employees at Henry Ford Hospital, New Center One, and One Ford Place. RideHop updates tracking data every three seconds which allows employees to track the progress of HFHS shuttles moving along the routes to their stops—in real time.
RideHop provides accurate, real-time shuttle information that can help employees eliminate wasting personal time spent waiting for buses during a commute.
“The RideHop app is a positive benefit that we are pleased to provide for our employees—both those who drive our shuttles and those who ride them daily,” said Veronica Hall, R.N., Chief Operating Officer, Henry Ford Hospital. “By knowing the locations of our shuttles our employees can plan accordingly as they travel between our buildings and parking lots.”
“RideHop was created with a simple goal in mind – to provide accurate and reliable information to improve the ground transportation experience,” said Travis Knepper, RideHop CEO. “Unlike old-school tracking systems, RideHop functions in areas where GPS traditionally struggles, such as urban cores with large buildings or underground spaces. Our platform provides on-demand information, helping to create visibility for both the passengers and the service provider.”
Download the RideHop app by visiting the App Store or Google Play. For more information about RideHop, please visit ridehop.com.