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SocialCar is a research and innovation project that seeks to incorporate carpooling into existing mobility systems; by means of powerful planning algorithms and big data integration from public transport, carpooling systems, and crowd sourcing. 

The project unites ITS developers, social and economic scientists, transport engineers, carpoolers and public authorities from Italy, Greece, United Kingdom, Luxembourg, Poland, Switzerland, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Croatia, Slovenia, the Netherlands, Hungary, Spain and Belgium. 

Their mission is to design, develop, test and roll out a service that simplifies the travel experience of citizens in urban and peri-urban areas. SocialCar will define data processing flows and design algorithms to match travel requests with the integrated public-private transport supply, complemented by a reputation-based mechanism. 

Design of the service will be shaped by using open source software under the GNU General Public License. With all software modules integrated, SocialCar will be tested in 10 European sites.

The SocialCar service has been rolled out under the app name RideMyRoute, available on Google Play and in the iOS app store.

Many current journey planning tools do not provide information for multi-modal journeys connecting individual and collective transport services. Often, the proposed options require multiple public t ... more

The project approach

Meet Anna and Karl.   Anna drives every morning to her workplace in the city. Traffic congestion is getting worse in the area, and parking is expensive at the city that she works in, and ... more

What is new for citizens?

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Who is behind SocialCar?

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Papers and publications

Work Package 1: SocialCar scenario and user experience – setting the scene ... more


RideMyRoute is the name of the app developed by the SocialCar project. Tell us about your RideMyRoute business idea and win a trip to the Transport Research Arena 2018 in Vienna. Deadline for the subm ... more

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