Local start-up drives efficiency in worker transport sector

Arthur Chua and Jarrold Ong, the co-founders of Swat, a local bus transport start-up.
Arthur Chua and Jarrold Ong, the co-founders of Swat, a local bus transport start-up. PHOTO: CARL ZENO TAN

SINGAPORE - Shorter walks, fewer transfers, shorter travelling time and optimal use of resources are the outcomes a local bus transport start-up found when it began using a new algorithm.

Swat, which started ferrying about 1,600 Sembcorp Marine employees in March, said it was able to do so with 68 buses picking up workers at 250 locations across the island.

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