"An EFFICIENT and ECO-FRIENDLY system that CONNECTS drivers and passengers
to save money, make new acquaintances and help the environment"

The Carpool application is designed to communicate  its underlying concepts clearly and simply, so formal training of patrons is not required.  The car pool manager needs a somewhat wider body of knowledge about the application for which training is provided on-the-job, as described below.  

What carpoolers need to know

Prospective carpool patrons are offered a 'test drive' of the application before they sign up and before they provide any personal data.  They are asked to read the terms and conditions of the carpool before joining.  An FAQ page is also provided which poses and answers all the obvious questions that have occurred to those who have gone before.  These questions typically serve to clarify the mechanics of how the car pool operates and the terms and conditions of membership.  

The 'test drive', the prompts and the other supporting content on the car pool website provides all the information required to register and operate an account as a carpool member.  The local requirements that apply to Individual car pool sites are easily accomodated by the ability for the Carpool manager to customise not only the content on the site, but the options offered to the patrons, and the text of the messages generated by the matching process.  These are all available to the carpool manager by logging in through the Administration backend portal.

What the carpooler owner & manager need to know

In addition to a good knowledge of the carpool patron's interface, the carpool administrator needs to understand how to configure the site and customise the standard content to the specific needs of their own carpool.  Prosentient staff will take the carpool manager through these functions as part of setting up the site.  Once a carpool site has been configured to requirements it is rare that these options will need to be revisited but, if they do, Prosentient is available to advise the carpool manager as part of ongoing support.

Before the car pool goes live, Prosentient will ensure that clients understand the privacy implications of running an online database and the best practice measures to follow to keep it secure.

In terms of ongoing administration, the main application-related tasks for the carpool manager are likely to be:

  • ensure that they are easily contactable by patrons at all times
  • manually overide self-registration or deregistration if requested
  • generate statistical reports from the database for management
  • set up special event destinations as required
  • make the odd adjustment to the location data for the catchment
  • liaise with Prosentient regarding any technical issues

The body of knowledge required by the carpool owner and manager is documented in the Carpool Application Manual maintained in an online wiki.

"Carpooling"

Two or more people making arrangements to travel together in one car


USER-FRIENDLY DESIGN

Implementation

- Drivers and passengers register their contact details and journey requirements on the site or app.
- The software automatically puts passengers and drivers with matching requirements in touch to discuss possible journey sharing arrangements.
- If agreed, they meet up en route and complete one or more journeys together.

Members of the community can opt for an initial "Test Drive" to try the service before signing up.


Take a Test Drive!

How Does It Work?

· The carpoolers from your community register on your free website
· They select their journey and search for others going in the same direction
(both drivers and passengers, or passengers with a licence)
· They meet up on route or at selected locations


Benefits for the Carpoolers

A commuter carpooling just one or two days a week can make all the difference:
· Saves money
· Reduces wear and tear on the car and you
· Helps reduce carbon gas emissions
· Makes roads safer by fewer cars
· Might end up doing new friends and connections



"It is a practical way of sharing transport costs and reducing road congestion and vehicle pollution."

Did you know?


An average person spends 40 hours each year stuck in traffic.

The average carpooler can cut out as much as $600 each month on the cost of their commuting drive.

By carpooling twice a week, 1,600 pounds of greenhouse gases can be kept out of the air each year.

If 100 people were to take advantage of the carpool option every day, more than of 1,320 pounds of carbon monoxide and 2,376,000 pounds of carbon dioxide could be removed from the air.

About 18% of a person’s monthly budget it taken up in car maintenance, repairs, and gas.

Carpooling means fewer cars on the road each day which means less oil usage, and this can help reduce the nation’s dependency on foreign oil.

If everyone opted to carpool just one day a week, the traffic on the nation’s major highways and roads would be reduced by as much as 20%.


* Based on American Statistics

Carpool Statistics


Percent of traffic that would die down if everyone carpooled once a week

20%

Total amount of gas saved yearly by carpooling

85 million gallons

Total amount of miles of avoided traffic every year by carpooling

56,000 miles

Total amount of money saved by carpooling every year

$1.1 billion

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