Oxford buses turn to Uber-style apps in on-demand experiment
Passengers can summon a minibus to and from any street corner in the eastern half of the city
Meet the new bus: not quite the same as the old bus. With echoes of the Latin American colectivo or Israeli sherut but in super-smart vehicles networked by Uber-style apps, on-demand services are popping up in cities around Britain – with the big transport companies unshackling their buses in the hope of driving cars off the roads.
The biggest on-demand experiment yet launched this week in Oxford, where passengers can use an app to summon a minibus to and from any street corner in the eastern half of the city.
You get a hello on the normal buses but here you could really get to know the passengers
Source: Guardian Transport