Intelligent Carpooling in Rural Areas – Opportunities and Barriers

Rural transportation is facing the challenges of the required mobility increasing and the public transportation parallel being limited to a deficient level. A new mobility application (app) based on Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS), called Intelligent Carpooling, can be a significant contributor to mitigate these challenges. This system uses ITS to plan and coordinate carpooling. A study in two Danish rural areas found that a markedly part of residents are interesting in Intelligent Carpooling, but also that they require knowledge of whom they are driving with and as well as planning the carpooling in sufficient time (2-24 hours before). Another factor that has to be fulfilled is a high level of cohesion in the local area, i.e. a high level of knowledge of any participants in the scheme. Despite of these requirements being met, it is still a challenge to change car owners’ habit in order to make carpooling work.

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    • Abstracts used with permission of ERTICO – ITS Europe.
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    ERTICO - ITS Europe

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  • Authors:
    • Agerholm, Niels
    • Møller, Jørgen
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  • Publication Date: 2015


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 11p
  • Monograph Title: 22nd ITS World Congress. Proceedings

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  • Accession Number: 01603175
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ITS-1938
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 17 2016 8:19AM