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Social Ride-Sharing Sites

Green Monkeys Matches Prospective Carpool Partners

— December 8, 2011 — Autos
Finding someone to share a ride with, at least in France or Switzerland, is now easier than ever thanks to Green Monkeys. Green Monkeys is a new website that makes it simple to find people in your area looking to carpool to work.

Green Monkeys matches prospective carpoolers using their "plan a ride" tool. Users enter their start and end point, planned time of arrival and departure and a few other preferences. All of this information is used by Green Monkeys to help the user find a person in their area with a similar route. Pricing is fixed and carpoolers can set up the details of their trip using the site's chat function. Green Monkeys does its best to ensure that all rides show up, but if one side welches, the site provides a taxi for the left-behind party.

This website would be great in the U.S. if you have ever notice how empty the carpool lane is in the early morning!
Trend Themes
1. Social Ride-sharing - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Develop a social ride-sharing platform that connects commuters in different countries.
2. Carpool Matching - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Create an advanced carpool matching algorithm that considers not only similar routes but also user preferences such as music taste and vehicle type.
3. Integrating Chat Functionality - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Build a ride-sharing platform that offers real-time chat functionality for users to communicate and coordinate their trips effectively.
Industry Implications
1. Transportation - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Introduce innovative ride-sharing solutions to tackle traffic congestion and reduce carbon emissions.
2. Technology - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Develop advanced algorithms and platforms to enhance the efficiency and user experience of ride-sharing services.
3. Sustainability - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Promote sustainable commuting practices by integrating green initiatives and incentives into ride-sharing platforms.
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