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  • Uber looks more and more like mass transit
  • Uber looks more and more like mass transit
    Gustavo Gomes (2010) ©

Uber looks more and more like mass transit

Imagine a future in which we all navigate the urban jungle in slick, driverless cars that are ordered via app. With no labour costs, these cars are the new buses a public transport system that’s more convenient than ever. This is what the future will look like if Uber has anything to do with it.



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    How buses are being reinvented for bursting cities

    With wood-panelled walls and cold-press juices, Leap’s buses have been criticised for contributing to San Francisco’s rising inequality. Elitism aside, bus travel may be key to bringing efficiency and equality to our expanding cities, and Leap is just one of many pioneering transport services.

  • Turning commuter buses into coffee shops

    Turning commuter buses into coffee shops

    Comfy chairs, cosy nooks for secret chats, a laptop bar, artisan snacks and the all-important free WiFi. It might sound like your local coffee shop, but this is a description of Leap – a new commuter bus for those living in San Francisco. Is this the most pleasant public transport yet?

  • Bridj is streamlining your commute

    Bridj is streamlining your commute

    Packed carriages, noisy buses and hot trains can make it difficult to be productive during your commute. Bridj is hoping to change that with its luxury Wi-Fi-equipped shuttles. And by dynamically choosing the best route based on big data analysis, it's cutting down commute times too.

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    Urban Engines: making commuting more efficient

    Congestion in cities is a global problem. There are roughly 4 million vehicles in Bangalore, and the average worker in London spends around 227 hours a year commuting. Using crowdsourced data, Urban Engines is helping cities to become smarter, less congested and more efficient.