Contact person:
Åse Jevinger
  • K2 –The Swedish Knowledge Centre for Public Transport
  • Malmö University
Responsible at MaU:
Åse Jevinger
Project members:
Collaborators and other project members:
  • Sjöbo municipality
  • Lund University
  • Skånetrafiken
  • Västtrafik
  • SLL
  • Hogia
Time frame:
01 January 2020 - 31 December 2022
Research environment :
Research subject:

About the project

The future Public Transport (PT) will probably automatically adapt better to the current situation. In particular, there is a need for such services in certain types of geographical areas and certain times of the day. There are also incentives to combine PT with special passenger transport services (e.g. transport of schoolchildren or disabled).

The move towards more adaptive services is further pushed by the rapid development and dissemination of modern information technology, such as artificial intelligence, Internet of Things and smartphones. Additionally, the technological advancements of self-driving vehicles, which are better equipped to meet the requirements of such traffic, are increasing.

This project is primarily focused on how, when and for who Demand-Responsive public Transport (DRT) can be useful as well as what the requirements and opportunities for such traffic are. How and when can DRT be used for travellers with special needs, or in specific situations (e.g. during PT disturbances or larger events)? Moreover, how can DRT be integrated with special passenger transport services and timetabled PT? Can an interactive travel support both improve travel service quality as well as reduce resource utilization (e.g. by interactively re-plan the travellers’ boarding time and address)? The project includes simulations of the PT system, literature studies, interviews and active dialogue with industry and PT actors for both acquisition and dissemination of knowledge.