New products and services are emerging that change the way we travel and what we expect from the experience. The rise of the sharing economy, the changing preferences of millennials, the pop-up of transit solutions using data analytics to design routes based on demand, crowdsourcing and the development of apps and games to inform travel choices – these are just some examples of the disruption to the traditional world of transport. Business Models and the regulation of transport are also changing. The fixed route/fixed price/fixed timetable/fixed ownership models are giving way to personalised, on-demand, flexible mobility opportunities.

The regularly updated Interactions’ ‘Smart Travel Apps Directory’, investigates the variety and use of digital media and smart apps in engaging citizens and encouraging ‘smarter travel’. Choose from the drop down menus below or browse the database.

For more information on their success and innovation in transport information sharing see our related blog.

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Bridj delivers dynamic, data-driven (Boston) bus routes. Targeted at commuters, the service allows users to specify a start and end point for their journey along with an arrival time...

BusMeister is a classroom game on public transport. Players improve public transport service by applying tools such as bus stops, traffic signals, bus lanes, larger buses, etc. to a bus route...

Car2Go rents out electric cars that are available all around the city; the app helps users locate the nearest car to them...

Carma is a world leader in technology that encourages and enables high occupancy commuting......

Carsharing.ie is an initiative by the National Transport Authority and Smarter Travel Workplaces to encourage car sharing...

Changers Co2 fit encourages your employees to leave their cars behind.  With our smart app, commuting by bike, by foot, or switching to public transport pays off...

This is a program based in San Francisco that will demonstrate how intelligent management of electric vehicle charging can improve electric power grid efficiency...

Chicago Bike Guide is a navigation system for users of bikeways and Divvy bikes and docks in Chicago. This app gives users the safest routes to get to their destination...

CityHook is a simple service that shows and compares transport options between the airport and nearby city locations...

This app provides users with a journey planner,real-time information on all modes of transport in a city, and is linked to Hailo and Uber...

Climate Challenge is a single-player game about climate change, playable for free on the BBC website, aimed at young professionals aged 25-35...

Commute Greener is an app aimed at helping cities around the world to reduce congestion, save time and money, improve health and contribute to sustainable development...

Cycle Hire Widget helps users find the three nearest bike rental stations and provides updates on the number of free bikes and empty storage slots at each location...

CycleTracks can record your bike trips, display maps of your rides, and help transportation planners make the San Francisco Bay Area a better place to bike...

Cyclopath is a geowiki: an editable map where anyone can share notes about roads and trails, enter tags about special locations...

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