The bus that picked up passengers at the RENFE suburban train station has its departures synchronized with train arrivals and, before obtaining the application, left the empty station when the train suffered small delays. This methodology caused two problems; a first bus circulated practically empty (so the emission of gases per passenger was triggered) and the next bus had to collect twice as many passengers (so it circulated with a much higher occupancy than it should).
The university’s mobility department appreciated that if drivers knew the actual time of arrival of the train they could decide whether to produce a small controlled delay or to start, even if it was empty. The application geolocates the train thanks to the passengers who travel to the university and the bus driver receives the exact time of arrival at the station of the same and therefore the train to be able to make the best decision in each case.
Thanks to this application, which is used internally by the UAB, fuel and emissions from a bus with a minimum load are saved and the service received by passengers is improved as they do not find themselves in a crowded vehicle. With all this, we get an application that makes them more environmentally responsible and passengers with a better perception of the bus service.