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Global Startup Heat Map highlights 5 Top On-Demand Solutions out of 120
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The Global Startup Heat Map below reveals the distribution of the 120 exemplary startups & scaleups we analyzed for this research. Further, it highlights 5 travel startups that we hand-picked based on criteria such as founding year, location, funding raised, and more. You get to explore the solutions of these 5 startups & scaleups in this report. For insights on the other 115 on-demand solutions, get in touch.
Liftango designs Demand-Responsive Transport Systems
In most cases, the duration of a trip is limited to a weekend or a week. In this time, travelers try to experience the local culture as much as possible. However, inefficient transportation systems take up tourists’ limited time. To reduce transportation time, startups assist cities and transit agencies in developing, designing, and implementing demand-responsive transportation systems.
Australian startup Liftango designs demand-responsive transportation systems for cities and transit agencies. The startup implements on-demand solutions for public, corporate, and community transport via busses, for instance. Moreover, Liftango works on transit tracking solutions, which provide travelers with live bus schedules and facilitate seat reservations to reduce the time spent on transportation.
Movebis offers Transit Sharing for Spontaneous Travel
Capturing the niche in between fixed-route busses and flexible taxis, demand-responsive transport combines the best of both worlds. It gives travelers the flexibility of selecting a route and sharing it with other travelers seeking similar experiences. Accordingly, startups develop urban mobility solutions that account for the spontaneity of travel by offering flexible and comfortable transit options.
German startup Movebis develops a digital hitchhiking solution for urban and rural areas. The startup’s platform, SPYCE, leverages AI-based demand prediction to account for the spontaneity of transit demand. The platform allows travelers to establish a connection with their drivers by linking their social media profiles prior to the trip. This increases travelers’ confidence in their drivers. Moreover, by enabling ridesharing, Movebis facilitates transit flexibility and reduces transport-related emissions.
Spare Labs develops a Safe, Flexible Transport Platform
The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly reduced the demand for traditional, often overcrowded, fixed-route fixed-schedule public transportation. On the contrary, the heightened need to travel more safely in a new city or a foreign country increases the popularity of flexible transport systems among travelers. Therefore, startups develop flexible transportation systems for local governments and transport companies that replace fixed-schedule transportation.
Norwegian startup Spare Labs offers a flexible transport platform to mobility and travel companies as well as to governmental organizations. The startup’s platform allows transportation providers to manage microtransit, paratransit, and ride-hailing services. These solutions provide safe and more personalized transportation for travelers and locals, thus offering a flexible alternative to conventional fixed-route transit.
Shotl provides On-Demand Bus Services to Remote Destinations
The transport connection in between remote areas suffers due to long distances and lower demand. Therefore, to reach a remote destination, tourists traditionally rent a car or adjust their agenda to meet the schedule of an occasional bus that drives to the location. To provide travelers and locals with a regular transport connection to remote areas, startups develop on-demand bus systems.
US-based startup Shotl develops a mobility platform for on-demand bus services. The startup’s Village solution allows transport operators to obtain access to a higher volume of passengers and enables easy access to remote destinations for tourists. Additionally, the platform reduces operational costs on fleet fueling and maintenance by better matching the transport to the demand.
Moses Mobility works on First and Last-Mile Mobility
The delay of a shuttle bus to or from the airport sometimes causes travelers to miss their connection, putting the entire trip in peril. Additionally, since tourists tend to hire cabs individually, the shortage of cabs leads to the last passengers leaving the airport being left with fewer transit options. To tackle this, startups develop cab-sharing solutions that allow passengers to have a timely transit to their next location.
British startup Moses Mobility works on a taxi sharing service for first and last-mile mobility. The startup’s solution tracks the current journey of the travelers to have the taxi ready upon their arrival at airports and train stations. The startup’s algorithm matches passengers traveling to similar destinations, allowing them a fast, economical, and sustainable transit solution.
Discover more Travel Startups
Travel startups such as the examples highlighted in this report focus on mobile travel, mobile payments, user-generated content as well as passenger experience. While all of these technologies play a major role in advancing the travel industry, they only represent the tip of the iceberg. To explore more technologies, simply get in touch to let us look into your areas of interest. For a more general overview, you can download our free Industry Innovation Reports to save your time and improve strategic decision-making.