Imagine you live in the countryside or deep in the suburbs and you don’t own a car. 

Maybe you need to get to a job in the city or a doctor’s appointment across town. If there is a bus that can get you there, chances are it’s infrequent and indirect. 

Demand-response transport (DRT) is a convenient alternative to traditional public transport systems. Rather than relying on a set route and schedule, users hail a bus via an app when they need it and share the journey with others going in the same direction, UberPool style.