The first trial of an on-demand transport service started on 26 March 2018 in Macquarie Park, located in a suburb of Sydney. This trial is part of the New South Wales Government’s On-Demand Public Transport Pilot Program and the Future Transport Technology Roadmap.
The service is called Keoride and is operated by Keolis Downer, Keolis’ Australian subsidiary, and powered by Via, the leading developer of shared ride technology. This new ride sharing service will provide a personalised, reliable and efficient service to local communities, and encourage the use of public transport for anyone in the Macquarie Park surrounding area. Passengers will be picked up from a designated point within the Macquarie Park precinct to a designated point close to their destination. Keoride operates exclusively to and from the central precinct in Macquarie Park.
The additional flexibility and convenience offered by this on demand transport service complements existing public transport options, helping to reduce personal car usage, pollution and congestion.
Keoride uses the latest technology
Keoride uses Via’s revolutionary technology, which is already powering transport solutions across the United States, Europe, and New Zealand, totaling over 25 million shared rides to date.
The Keoride app will match passengers who are travelling in the same direction and calculate an optimised flexible route to pick them up and take them to their destination.