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An App Launches 'Smart Bus' Service in London

The Citymapper "smart bus" system will rely on the power of data to meet transit service demand in London.
July 21, 2017, 1pm PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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James Vincent reports: "Earlier this year, transport app Citymapper started running an experimental bus route in central London. Today, the company announced that its service is now fully-licensed — meaning it can start charging customers."

Citymapper's proposition is to use the power of its data to fill gaps in service that Transport for London is covering. The app's spokespeople explained in a post on Medium that they identified gaps in the system's network, especially at night. Vincent shares more details of what will make the Citymapper buses fit the name "smart bus."

Citymapper was rated one of the best apps of 2014 by Planetizen blogger Jennifer Evans Cowley). 

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Published on Thursday, July 20, 2017 in The Verge
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