Behaviour modelling

Partner in research project with University of Bristol and University of Exeter into travel patterns and passenger choices, and how fare rebates might help operators spread peak demand.

This includes insight into how socio-demographics affects travel demand behaviour and response to fare rebates and rewards, and to what extent the effect of a rebate scheme can be predicted with confidence given only passenger travel demand history and no socio-demographic information.

Four month project starting August 2020. Read the full release here



Dynamic Capacity Management

We are thrilled to have been awarded funding under the SBRI First of a Kind in Rail competition to scale technology to deliver fairer fares and help operators spread passenger demand across services.

Read our full announcement here


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T-TRIG 2019

Transport Technology Research Innovation Grants

Improving transport options for the elderly

Six-month project to assess how the availability and affordability of transport for older and disabled people can be increased through making its organisation integral to the events it serves.



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MODLE – 2016-2019

Mobility on Demand Laboratory Environment

How do we deal with a ‘sprawling urban mobility crisis’? How do we deliver attractive, convenient and financially sustainable passenger transport services so that everyone in society can access jobs, healthcare, and – let’s face it – just get out and about for some human interaction?

In September 2016 the Mobility on Demand Laboratory Environment (MODLE) began to explore solutions to these pressing issues. During that time, this multi-award winning project has

  • spearheaded new transport demand and simulation techniques,
  • road-tested new service models, and
  • market-tested new business models.


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Transport Systems Catapult
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Horizon 20202 smart cities project exploring the integration of data, energy and mobility. Esoterix works with local partners to deliver a demand responsive transport service improving access to events in the areas of Ashley, Easton and Lawrence Hill.

Outcomes include

  • Automated passenger invitations
  • Routing and scheduling
  • Driver app
  • Event management interface




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