Shotl launches first inner-city service in Lisbon

Not wanting to be left behind as cities worldwide begin to transform their public transport from fixed-route-and-schedule lines to on-demand, the transport authority of Lisbon has now launched its own DRT system. It has been our privilege to carry out the project and thus strengthen our relationship with the portuguese public transport operator Carris, with whom Shotl already cooperated in 2019 during a six-month pilot testfor an on demand accessible transport service.

On this occasion, the chosen location is an area that comprises Avenidas Novas as well as Campolide and São Domingos de Benfica, 100% in the central part of Lisbon. It is an area of straight streets laid out in grid formation, very different from the old town of Lisbon with its steep slopes and torturous twisting streets.

One of the peculiarities of this operation is the degree of precision that traditional geolocation systems offer. In the deployment area, many streets have two central lanes with a separation in the middle, as well as side lanes. In a case like this, precision accuracy is essential, even more so than, for example, in a rural or peri-urban setting. Shotl systems are constantly working to meet this challenge.

The operation in Lisbon has 61 virtual stops in an area of ​​almost 3 km² and will be active from Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. for Ride Now services. During this time, users can request the service through Xbus, the white label app developed by Shotl. In addition, there will be a map for passengers to view the location of vehicles in real-time, when accessing the Xbus site created by Carris.

This is Shotl's first launch in the center of a large capital city, consolidating the technology company as a provider of mobility solutions in any environment, be it rural, suburban, peri-urban or, in this case, 100% urban.

Popular posts

Read more

25.01.21

How to calculate the true value of DRT

What is the real value of on-demand public transport software? We’re not talking just about the price here, but rather the value for the passenger, operator or municipality.


Albert Tresserras
Read more

29.11.21

How to use vehicle data from demand-responsive transit

Configuring traffic and public transport services relies on accurate, real-time data. In this post, we look at how vehicle data gathered from on-demand mobility can complement traditional on-street data collection methods.


Adrià Ramírez
Read more

25.02.19

Barcelona Smart City: 5G and the Future of Urban Transport

As 5G technology and smart cities continue to develop it is essential that we create broad alliances that empower from the bottom up and here at Shotl we are committed to this kind of 5G revolution.


Osvald Martret
;
Subscribe to our Newsletter