Why do firms like Uber and Citymapper keep reinventing buses?

2019-03-01 06:06:12

Citymapper By Jessica Hamzelou This week, travel app Citymapper is launching a new service to Londoners. They will soon be able to use the app to book seats on the company’s new eight-seater “Smart Ride” minibuses – a cross between a bus and a taxi. Meanwhile, Uber has rolled out a new scheme in the US that asks people willing to carpool to wait at designated locations – serving as bus stops,