Commuter ride sharing, shouldn’t all large campuses incentivise?
Chris and his colleagues can work 12-hour shifts, so being able to sleep on the hour-long journey to and from work is welcome. The additional thirty minutes it took to park has all but disappeared as he is now able to park on site. As he has a young family, having an extra thirty minutes to spend with them, before leaving for work, is precious to Chris.
This was made possible because Chris shares his smartphone data with Faxi. Using location data, Faxi connects Chris to co-workers and then verifies to Gatwick that Chris’s carpool reduces two employee cars being driven and parked at the airport daily.
This low-cost incentive with Faxi technology allows Gatwick to offer the best parking for carpooling. This, in return, has created for Gatwick a location-aware transport network of over 500 co-workers who share data to get and maintain best parking.
Over 120 drivers record and publish their daily commute data in order to notify those they drive past and receive notifications from those that drive past them. Connecting co-workers whose time and route match exactly.
Considerable benefits are available to passengers, drivers, organisations and local communities that incentivise carpooling.