Getting lost in your city can be a grueling experience. The dilemma of knowing that whatever trip you may have planned for that day may go in the bin because you have no idea how to get to where you need to be. For the more introverted part of the population, the ordeals may be twice as tiring as they have to approach strangers to ask for directions, they may be ignored or
even directed farther away from their destination. When you however have an AI bot designed to respond to your every question about navigating public transport in your pocket, the troubles of commuting become half as bothersome.
Sam Odeloye, the CEO of Roadpreppers’, the parent company of the autobot Lara and his team actively worked toward solving the problems of navigating public transport, in documenting and utilizing transport data that had been previously non-existent. This process led to the development of Lara.ng