Logo - springer
Slogan - springer

Engineering - Mechanical Engineering | Flexible Ridesharing - New Opportunities and Service Concepts for Sustainable Mobility

Flexible Ridesharing

New Opportunities and Service Concepts for Sustainable Mobility

Handke, Volker, Jonuschat, Helga

2013, IX, 117 p. 48 illus.

Available Formats:

Springer eBooks may be purchased by end-customers only and are sold without copy protection (DRM free). Instead, all eBooks include personalized watermarks. This means you can read the Springer eBooks across numerous devices such as Laptops, eReaders, and tablets.

You can pay for Springer eBooks with Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Paypal.

After the purchase you can directly download the eBook file or read it online in our Springer eBook Reader. Furthermore your eBook will be stored in your MySpringer account. So you can always re-download your eBooks.


(net) price for USA

ISBN 978-3-642-11345-1

digitally watermarked, no DRM

Included Format: PDF and EPUB

download immediately after purchase

learn more about Springer eBooks

add to marked items


Hardcover version

You can pay for Springer Books with Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Paypal.

Standard shipping is free of charge for individual customers.


(net) price for USA

ISBN 978-3-642-11344-4

free shipping for individuals worldwide

usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days

add to marked items

  • Detailed information on experiences with the implementation of an IT-based carpooling system
  • Integrated information on carpooling activities around the world
  •  Well-known expert in this field

Individual mobility is one of the most important needs of modern society and an important link between private, public and economic life. In contrast, transport also entails severe environmental and social burdens, foiling current efforts for sustainable development. As the main source of CO2 emissions, transport is a prominent driver for climate change, and individual car traffic is responsible for nearly a third of the total energy consumption.

However, we have to consider that many commuters feel indeed very dependent on their car. Here, ridesharing promises to contribute to environmental protection, while still offering individual mobility. Although ridesharing options have been discussed since many years, internet and smartphones provide completeley new opportunities to find ridesharing partners today. Thus, this book deals with current efforts on implementing flexible internet- and phone-based ridesharing services. With a main focus on the users‘ perspective, their demands and acceptance limits, we aim to explore success factors for non-profit, but also commercial ridesharing concepts.


Content Level » Research

Keywords » Electronic and Computer Engineering - Innovation - Technology Management - Transportation

Related subjects » Mechanical Engineering - Political Science - R&D / Technology Policy - Sustainable Development

Table of contents 

Introduction.- Mobility.- Carpooling.- The Carriva Ridesharing Club.- Launching the service: Reaching a critical mass by establishing an internet-based service.- Test phase: Start of the phone-based ridematching service.- Recommendations for the dissemination phase.- Assessment of sustainability impacts.- Outlook.- Bibliography

Popular Content within this publication 



Read this Book on Springerlink

Services for this book

New Book Alert

Get alerted on new Springer publications in the subject area of Automotive Engineering.