Sydney, Australia, 4 May, 2021. As public transit operations increasingly incorporate on-demand components to complement their fixed-route operations, Optibus—a cloud-native AI platform powering mass transportation operations in over 450 cities around the world—has partnered with Liftango, a leading APAC shared mobility provider.
The two organisations combine to give public transport agencies and operators an innovative approach to fleet optimisation.
Optibus’ platform uses artificial intelligence to reduce costs and boost service quality by improving the efficiency of transit networks and schedules. This includes planning routes, building timetables, scheduling vehicles and crews, as well as improving working conditions for drivers to increase retention.
Liftango brings to the table its dynamic vehicle scheduling and routing expertise, allowing passengers to book trips when and where they want. From here, vehicles are automatically dispatched and sent to the passenger location ‘on-demand’.
The partnership with Liftango complements the planning and cost analysis of large, fixed-route public transport networks by meeting the needs of passengers who are not adequately served by other public transport options. This increases network coverage and ridership while using resources more efficiently, yielding greater cost savings for transport operators and agencies.
“Offering an integrated system to enable Public Transport Agencies and Operators to improve the efficiency of a mixed bus network will allow for greater access to transport and give members of society a more sustainable way to move around,” says Kevin Orr, Co-Founder and CEO of Liftango.
“Partnering with Optibus enables us to provide the maximum benefit to passengers as well as transport providers.”
As public transport networks continue to adopt on-demand solutions as part of their service offering, efficient design and implementation is needed in order to complement and not cannibalise existing services.
“We’re excited to announce Liftango as our latest on-demand partner,” says Optibus CEO and co-founder Amos Haggiag.
“We look forward to working with Liftango to break down the silos between fixed-route and on-demand transportation, and offer a stronger, more comprehensive solution together.”
This partnership will extend within the APAC region—where both Liftango and Optibus have a strong market presence.
We help cities, communities and organisations reduce congestion and combat climate change by providing equitable access to shared transport through a carpool and On-Demand transport technology platform. This technology makes best use of vehicle capacity whilst giving passengers the freedom to travel the way they want to.
Together, we help:
- Cities evolve into Smart Cities
- Transit Agencies to create better public bus systems
- Private Bus Operators to digitise their services to become more efficient
- Corporates to create sustainable and scalable mobility solutions for their staff
- Property Developers to design sites around future mobility solutions instead of using space for parking
We believe access to transportation is a fundamental right for people in modern society and through our technology, we provide convenient, efficient and sustainable transportation for the people that need it the most.
Optibus is an AI platform that brings much-needed innovation to the essential mobility mode at the heart of our cities: public transportation. A cloud-native SaaS company founded in 2014, Optibus powers complex transit operations in over 450 cities around the world, and has been recognised by the World Economic Forum as a Technology Pioneer and by Gartner as a Cool Vendor. It has offices in Tel Aviv, London, New York, Chicago, Seattle, San Francisco and São Paulo.