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Dynamic ridesharing is breaking the deadlock

Dynamic ridesharing is breaking the deadlock

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by Elsa Sidawy | 11.15.11

Is ridesharing the butt of entrenched prejudice? Its ability to reduce nuisance has been known for a long time but single car drivers are not ready to let go of their individual cars yet. With the boom of new technologies, players in that field are technically ready to shift to second gear and are developing what are known as dynamic car sharing solutions. Companies and local authorities, which are more skeptical, are experimenting this new service with sometimes-mixed results. Let us explore the mysteries of dynamic car sharing.

GéoCar is reinventing carpool commuting with employee clusters

GéoCar is reinventing carpool commuting with employee clusters

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by Elsa Sidawy | 10.28.11

“When you talk about carpooling in a company, 90% of the employees run the other way.” For Benoît Reynaud-Lacroze, prejudice against carpooling is fierce. The most crippling aspect of carsharing? Having uncertainty as to how to get home. A negative that the start-up Ville Fluide is trying to remedy with GéoCar, a solution for commuting between home and work.

The Haute Gironde region will try dynamic carpooling coupled with public transport

The Haute Gironde region will try dynamic carpooling coupled with public transport

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by Elsa Sidawy | 10.21.11

The territory of the Upper Gironde will experiment from now until the end of November with a new real-time ridesharing service to meet the objectives of its Climate Plan and promote intermodality. A difficult task for a predominantly rural area split into 65 municipalities where 90% of trips under 5 km are made by car and public transport is rarely used.

“Without a critical mass of users, dynamic carpooling simply cannot exist”

“Without a critical mass of users, dynamic carpooling simply cannot exist”

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by Elsa Sidawy | 09.19.11

Carpooling actors today are moving quickly. And for good reason, the battle continues with the emergence of dynamic carpooling, which will soon allow users to keep their own hours. But for Frederic Bisson, vice president in charge of parliamentary relations with Feduco, dynamic carpooling today faces a major obstacle: achieving a critical mass of users.

Share economy in the transport and mobility sector

Share economy in the transport and mobility sector

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by Adrien Geneste | 06.09.11

On June 1st, a conference on share economy in the transport and mobility sector took place at La Cantine. The debate, held by Silicon Sentier and Chronos, was about the issue of the viability of this rapidly growing activity.

In Ireland, Carpooling is getting dynamic

In Ireland, Carpooling is getting dynamic

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Cleantech Republic | 05.20.11 | Quick Read

To lesson the number of cars on the road, there was carpooling. In Ireland, the start-up Avego has launched with great fanfare Avego Driver, an application that links drivers and passengers in real time, thus inventing dynamic carpooling.

Angers, Brest, Lyons, Nice and Rennes: innovative territories of the year

Angers, Brest, Lyons, Nice and Rennes: innovative territories of the year

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by Elsa Sidawy | 12.30.10

Orange, IBM and many local authorities that are advanced on new technologies were present at the 7th “Forum annuel des Interconnectés”, which took place at the Lyons Congress Centre on the 13th and 14th of December. Since 2008, local authorities implementing new technologies in their territories have been awarded the “Innovative Territories” seal of approval. Honours were presented this year during the Forum.

The emergence of alternatives uses of the car

The emergence of alternatives uses of the car

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by Mobilité Durable | 08.02.10

Since cars started rolling down our streets, they have functioned as objects and symbols of power, a means to flaunt one’s social status. Today we see the emergence of services linked to the car. Owners and communities are busy looking for alternative transport solutions that evoke freedom in the same way as the automobile.

A carpooling system for solar powered electric vehicles in Japan’s Tsukuba

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by Elsa Sidawy | 07.08.10

The Japanese city of Tsukuba will be the scene of a completely new carpooling experiment. The electric vehicles in the use, the Mazda2 Demio, will be powered almost exclusively by solar energy, using lithium-ion batteries developed by the U.S. company EnerDel.

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