Worker transport start-up lets algorithm do the driving

Swat's algorithm optimises resources, cuts travel time and shortens walk for passengers

Shorter walks, fewer transfers, shorter travelling time and optimal use of resources. These were the findings of a local start-up which plies buses using a new algorithm.

Swat, which started ferrying some 1,600 Sembcorp Marine employees in March, said it was able to do so with 68 buses doing pickups from 250 locations islandwide. This compared with a similar number of buses used by Sembcorp Marine's previous provider, which did pickups from only nine MRT stations.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 19, 2019, with the headline 'Worker transport start-up lets algorithm do the driving'. Print Edition | Subscribe