This article describes how the Moveco ride-matching program has revived interest in carpooling in Germany. Carpooling clubs were first established in the 1980s in Germany, but the country’s municipalities felt the software to manage and market the programs was not up to the task. However, the advent of Moveco has attracted the interest of nearly 650 municipal administrations in Germany. The program operates by allowing individual car commuters to enter their exact routes into a system that finds passengers willing to share the daily journey. It allows commuters to identify carpool partners on route between towns as well as on shorter routes within a town. When a match is found, the system alerts the interested party by phone, email or text message. Moveco is not seen as a rival to local public transportation, and can be incorporated into the local traffic network in such a way that it offers a public transportation alternative if no carpool route can be found.

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    • May/June 2005
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    Route One Publishing Limited

    Horizon House, Azalea Drive
    Swanley, Kent  United Kingdom  BR8 8JR
  • Authors:
    • Cross, B
  • Publication Date: 2005-5


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 01006975
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 8 2005 7:34AM