MaCT Students Explore the Future of Urban Shared & Autonomous Mobility

Last Friday the 16th of March, Master in City & Technology students visited the Shotl headquarters in Volpelleres, Barcelona.

Shotl is a platform that matches multiple passengers headed in the same direction with a moving vehicle, helping transport operators and cities to make a better use of its bus system, by replacing low-ridership routes with on-demand shuttles.

Shotl is a ridesharing app that helps easing rush-hour traffic, reduce pollution and save people money, all at the same time.

Users with the Shotl passenger App on their smartphones are able to submit a trip request and they are given information about their specific place for pick-up. Users headed in the same direction are matched into shared taxis, vans and minibuses, offering a urban transportation service that adapts in real time to people’s mobility needs.

MaCT students could live-test the Shotl technology, rode in the Shotl vehicle, and had an in-depth discussion/brainstorming on the future of urban shared and autonomous mobility modes.