Smart Society: Smart Share App

Real-time Ridesharing is a service that arranges one-time shared rides on very short notice. This type of carpooling generally makes use of three recent technological advances:

  • GPS navigation devices to determine a driver’s route and arrange the shared ride
  • Smartphones for a traveler to request a ride from wherever they happen to be
  • Social networks to establish trust and accountability between drivers and passengers

SmartShare will provide a testbed for a principled, grounded study of CAS with features such as:

  • heterogenous and decentralized, cyber-physical
  • diverse: users with different preferences and capabilities
  • scalable and open-ended: unlimited participation