Cars and Smiles

PROJECT

HITCH

CAR POOL APP CONCEPT

SUMMARY

A car pooling app to help reduce carbon foot print. It motivates modern day employees to share rides with colleagues of the same organisation and hence provides security, reduces risk of pooling, reduces on road traffic, resolves parking slot issues and in turn helps save environment.

RESPONSIBILITIES

UX Design

Concept

PURPOSE

The transportation sector is a significant emitter of GHGs.  

Globally, the road transport sector is responsible for 74% of global CO2 emissions, while aviation, shipping and railways account for 12%, 10%, and 4% of transportation emissions respectively. Does it make sense that the large majority of people commute to work on their own?

Image by Tan Kaninthanond

CONCEPT

Carpooling can relatively increase parking space availability, get you faster to your destination using the high occupancy vehicle  lane, contribute to saving money and build good relationships.

HITCH offers a great service that allows you to mix-and-match your ride requests to suit your needs. When you sign-up, you enter your organization and then you enter your commute, the time you want to arrive / leave work, whether you want to travel with someone from your organization... and the site will help you find a ride-share.

These matches might be with other commuters, so you can travel together in one of your own personal vehicles; or, these matches might be with one of their vanpools. Also, they use the database to create new vanpool groups, so go ahead and register so we they can help serve you better.

User always have an option to contribute using his own vehicle or look for a ride. Here the idea is to motivate people to reduce the usage of private vehicles. For that we have a carbon footprint score for each user and they can redeem those score as freebies. A win win situation for everyone and the planet.

MAKING AN IMPACT

KEY TAKEAWAYS

CARPOOLING IMPACTS AND MOTIVATORS

SOCIETAL BENEFITS

INDIVIDUAL CARPOOLING BENEFITS AND MOTIVATORS

INNOVATIONS AND TRENDS IN MOBILITY

MOBILITY TRENDS

DEMOGRAPHIC TRENDS

EMPLOYER BENEFITS

TECHNOLOGICAL TRENDS

SOCIAL TRENDS

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