Busnet is a route search service covering almost all the railway and bus services in Tottori and Shimane Prefectures.
It covers the latest operation data of the railways as JR West and Chizukyu, and of the bus services as Hinomaru, Nikko and other community buses. It provides optimal transfer search between Tottori and Shimane Prefectures. It also provides the timetables of the busstops and the railway stations, and the location information of the running buses in the area centering around Tottori City. Busnet corresponds to the mobile phones and the smart phones as well as PCs. It can be used at the intelligent busstops installed in 25 locations in Tottori Prefecture.
Busnet is the Industry-University Cooperation project developed by Tottori University Computer Science A B Laboratories of its search algorithm and system, and is operated by Nihon Torip Limited Partnership. Busnet has been received the Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications Award, U-Japan Award, Regional Revitalization Sector Award (2008), the Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications Award, the Distinguished Service Award of the Industry-University Cooperation (2009年） and others. Still at present, the development of Busnet is continuing vividly by the students of Tottori University for its improvement and new models.
The research of Busnet started around 2003, and was put to practical use in the eastern area of Tottori Prefecture in 2006. In the next year, the service expanded to the prefecture throughout. The intelligent busstops were developed in 2008、and the location information system has been developed since 2009. The website was redesigned in September 2013, which realized more easy-to-understand and easy-to-use service mainly intended for the access from PCs. Busnet widened the range to Shimane Prefecture on November 1, 2015 and has been able to be used for route searching between both San-in prefectures.