I wish I could call a bus like Uber…
In recent years, applications such as “Uber”, which allows you to easily arrange taxis whenever you like, have become popular. It’s convenient because you don’t have to worry about “I can’t get a taxi…” and they will come when you want to ride.
“I wish I could call a bus like Uber…”Have you ever wondered?
Actually, in Takahagi City, Ibaraki Prefecture,On-demand buses like Uber startdoing.that name as well“MyRide no Ruru”.
It seems that many people have already responded to MyRide on the Internet, saying, “It’s interesting to be able to call a bus on a route with a smartphone,” and “It’s almost like a taxi. I want to ride it.”
What kind of bus is the much-talked-about MyRide Ruru?
Ibaraki Prefecture’s Bus “MyRide Noruru” Like an Uber Becomes a Hot Topic
MyRide Ruru started operation by Ibaraki Kotsu Co., Ltd.Call-type optimal route busis. It has already started operating in Takahagi City, Ibaraki Prefecture from October 1, 2022 for the purpose of improving the efficiency of bus operation.
A “call type” isRequest boarding and alighting locations and number of people using a dedicated appThen, it will deliver to the destination by the optimal route selected by AI.
In Takahagi City, where the population has been declining due to the declining birthrate and aging population,The problem is that the number of passengers on route buses is decreasing year by yearIt was. MyRide’s Ruru was proposed to overcome this predicament.
Demonstration operation will start in July 2021, and the number of bus stops and vehicles will be expanded in stages.during the periodResponses that exceed the number of users of regular fixed-route busesIt seems that he called In this way, “MyRide Noruru”, which left solid demonstration results, has been transferred to full-scale operation.
Ruru of MyRide started in just over a year, but what kind of convenience is there?