Kutsuplus is a new service getting going in the streets of Helsinki, Finland’s capitol and largest city.
Instead of buses plying a set schedule, Kutsuplus is a more personalized service implemented by the Helsinki Regional Transport Authority (HSL): users register and set up a trip ‘wallet’, then choose pick up and destination spots based on city addresses or pre-existing stops.
Like other private taxi or pick up services, Kutsuplus is made to allow users a bit more flexibility in city traveling but with a lower price point. Through a smart phone app, a user can set a departure time just minutes in the future. The app issues a ticket after withdrawing money from the wallet, and draws a walking map to the departure stop. \\