CARPOOLNOW - Just-in-Time Carpooling without Elaborate Preplanning

Dominic W. Massaro, Benjamin Chaney, Stephanie Bigler, Jessica Lancaster, Suresh Iyer, Mrunal Gawade, Michael Eccleston, Edith Gurrola, Angelica Lopez

Abstract

Carpooling reduces the number of cars on the road, reduces gas consumption, and saves participants money. In order to free carpooling from rigid schedules and preplanning, just-in-time carpooling allows a large member base of passengers and drivers to be matched with each other automatically and instantly, allowing for on-the-spot arrangement of rides. A mobile phone call or text message initiates an automatic process in which drivers and passengers are matched to a shared ride wherever and whenever they need it, without the scheduling constraints of traditional carpooling. This program faces a number of challenging barriers in technology and behavioral science. These include the creation of a seamless interaction between mobile phones and the internet server, voice recognition and SMS solutions, safety of mobile phone use and driving, and motivation, safety, and trust among participating members of the carpooling community.

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Massaro D., Chaney B., Bigler S., Lancaster J., Iyer S., Gawade M., Eccleston M., Gurrola E. and Lopez A. (2009). CARPOOLNOW - Just-in-Time Carpooling without Elaborate Preplanning . In Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: WEBIST, ISBN 978-989-8111-81-4, pages 219-224. DOI: 10.5220/0001808902190224


in Bibtex Style

@conference{webist09,
author={Dominic W. Massaro and Benjamin Chaney and Stephanie Bigler and Jessica Lancaster and Suresh Iyer and Mrunal Gawade and Michael Eccleston and Edith Gurrola and Angelica Lopez},
title={CARPOOLNOW - Just-in-Time Carpooling without Elaborate Preplanning},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: WEBIST,},
year={2009},
pages={219-224},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001808902190224},
isbn={978-989-8111-81-4},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: WEBIST,
TI - CARPOOLNOW - Just-in-Time Carpooling without Elaborate Preplanning
SN - 978-989-8111-81-4
AU - Massaro D.
AU - Chaney B.
AU - Bigler S.
AU - Lancaster J.
AU - Iyer S.
AU - Gawade M.
AU - Eccleston M.
AU - Gurrola E.
AU - Lopez A.
PY - 2009
SP - 219
EP - 224
DO - 10.5220/0001808902190224