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All about car sharing AKA car pooling and how it can rock your road life
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European Commuters Embrace Car-Sharing

European Commuters Embrace Car-Sharing | Car Sharing | Scoop.it
Many commuters are coming round to the idea of sharing a ride to work — it reduces costs and people have found that they enjoy the company as well.
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TechCrunch | Car Wars – BlablaCar And Carpooling Both Release New iPhone Apps

TechCrunch | Car Wars – BlablaCar And Carpooling Both Release New iPhone Apps | Car Sharing | Scoop.it
BlablaCar, a European carpooling marketplace that connects any driver who has empty seats with paying passengers, has now launched its iPhone app in the UK. The app connects drivers who have spare seats with paying passengers.
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How Social Currency Is Driving Identity, Trust and New Industries

How Social Currency Is Driving Identity, Trust and New Industries | Car Sharing | Scoop.it

Interesting quote:

"As the CEO of Europe’s number one ride-sharing network, people always ask me, “But how do you get into a car and share a ride with a complete stranger?” I always find this question a bit of a misnomer because, today, when you step into a car through carpooling.com, you already have a lot of information about that person with whom you will be sharing a car.

You certainly don’t have that same level of information when you step onto train or bus, or even climb into a taxi. Just as we have moved the stuff of our physical lives to the digital realm, there is also a new digital overlay on everything we do “IRL.”"


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French Website Makes Euro-Carpooling A Snap

French Website Makes Euro-Carpooling A Snap | Car Sharing | Scoop.it
PARIS -- Carpooling websites are experiencing a boom in popularity in Europe as commuters, fed up with rail strikes and as concerned about t...
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TechCrunch | Carpooling Marketplace Blablacar Acquires PostoinAuto To Drive Into Italy

TechCrunch | Carpooling Marketplace Blablacar Acquires PostoinAuto To Drive Into Italy | Car Sharing | Scoop.it
Back in January BlablaCar, a European carpooling marketplace that connects any driver who has empty seats with paying passengers, raised $10 million in funding from Accel Partners and existing investors, taking it to $12.5 million.
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Are We Reaching Peak Travel?

Are We Reaching Peak Travel? | Car Sharing | Scoop.it

Trends in Passenger Transport in Eight Industrialized Countries. Transport Reviews: Vol. 31, No. 3, pp. 357-378.

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Will carpooling catch on in the USA?

Americans have been strangely resistant to carpooling as a way to save money when the price of gas shoots up.
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Ridesharing: Not Just The Family Carpool Anymore

Ridesharing: Not Just The Family Carpool Anymore | Car Sharing | Scoop.it

Ridesharing has come a long way since the days of college bulletin board want ads and soccer practice carpools. The arrival of online social networks paired with the growing trend of collaborative consumption has made the sharing of goods, like ridesharing, one of the most popular and effective ways to compensate for a struggling economy.

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Startups That Are Reinventing Carpooling on the Web

Startups That Are Reinventing Carpooling on the Web | Car Sharing | Scoop.it
As gas prices have soared, more commuters have made the switch to carpooling, and they’re turning to a host of free web-based services.
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Study Suggests We’ve Hit ‘Peak Travel’

Study Suggests We’ve Hit ‘Peak Travel’ | Car Sharing | Scoop.it
Commuting sucks, no two ways about it. It's a slog, and a lot of us are saying to hell with it. A study of eight industrialized countries sh...
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Why the world needs to start carpooling (Infographic) | Caelus Green Room

Why the world needs to start carpooling (Infographic) | Caelus Green Room | Car Sharing | Scoop.it
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BlablaCar.com carpooling - The UK rideshare site

BlablaCar.com carpooling - The UK rideshare site | Car Sharing | Scoop.it

The new way to travel and save money doing it! BlablaCar carpooling service offers the largest rideshare community in Europe.

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Why rideshare? Long commutes cause obesity, neck pain, loneliness, divorce, stress, and insomnia.

Why rideshare? Long commutes cause obesity, neck pain, loneliness, divorce, stress, and insomnia. | Car Sharing | Scoop.it
This week, researchers at Umea University in Sweden released a startling finding: Couples in which one partner commutes for longer than 45 minutes are 40 percent likelier to divorce. The Swedes could not say why.
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TechCrunch | “In the Studio,” Why Zimride’s John Zimmer Left Wall Street to Start a Company

TechCrunch | “In the Studio,” Why Zimride’s John Zimmer Left Wall Street to Start a Company | Car Sharing | Scoop.it
"In the Studio" has a special segment this week, hosting a Valley entrepreneur who grew up on the East Coast, studied at an Ivy League school, was lured to Wall Street, and eventually decided to leave the pinstriped suits behind to start building...
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BlablaCar puts $10M in its tank for P2P ride-share site

BlablaCar puts $10M in its tank for P2P ride-share site | Car Sharing | Scoop.it
Accel Partners, ISAI, Cabiedes adds fuel to European carpooling service...
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Rachel Botsman: The case for collaborative consumption | Video on TED.com

Rachel Botsman: The case for collaborative consumption | Video on TED.com | Car Sharing | Scoop.it
TED Talks At TEDxSydney, Rachel Botsman says we're "wired to share" -- and shows how websites like Zipcar and Swaptree are changing the rules of human behavior.
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infographic | Zimride

infographic | Zimride | Car Sharing | Scoop.it
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INFOGRAPHIC: Profile of a Carpooler

INFOGRAPHIC: Profile of a Carpooler | Car Sharing | Scoop.it
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Despite Competition, Carsharing Rivals Sharing Road to Prosperity - US News and World Report

Despite Competition, Carsharing Rivals Sharing Road to Prosperity - US News and World Report | Car Sharing | Scoop.it
Despite growing competition, carsharing companies are speeding up to meet (and drum up) new demand.

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Carsharing saves U.S. city governments millions in operating costs - O'Reilly Radar

Carsharing saves U.S. city governments millions in operating costs - O'Reilly Radar | Car Sharing | Scoop.it

Whether it's co-working, bike sharing, or cohabiting, there are green shoots throughout the economy that suggest the ways we work, play and learn are changing.


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