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Organised hitch-hiking via smartphones (Germany)

By News Editor / Updated: 01 Aug 2014
Start-ups develop technologies and business models to arrange spontaneous rideshares in real-time to increase occupancy rates in cars.
Smartphone applications increasingly offer real-time information on public transport, car-sharing and public bicycles. New software products allow car drivers’ navigation systems to link up with potential co-riders’ smartphones. This innovative concept allows for real-time car-pooling even on short distances.

Four students established the start-up company flinc and tested the concept in a joint venture with Deutsche Telecom and the City of Friedrichshafen. From 2011, the company expects to implement the concept in several innovation regions.

This concept complements other new initiatives on mobility. For example, the City of Ulm and Daimler collaborated to establish the Internet platform 'car2gether', another virtual car-pooling platform.

More Information : http://www.flinc.org/world
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