DriJo.com is an auction-based website which offers ride-sharing and car-pooling making partial use of Google Maps technology.
In a visually attractive way, the Internet platform offers a simple method to overlay and compare routes of drivers and potential passengers. â€œUsing an auction-based method similar to other popular auction sites shouldâ€œ, according to the CEO Walter, â€œanimate more drivers to offer rides, especially on highly demanded routes.â€œ
The website company notes that:
â€¢ Supply and demand of routes based on the starting and arrival address are overlaid and compared automatically and shown on maps or satellite pictures,
â€¢ Based on the GOOGLE Maps(TM) database practically all addresses, even remote ones in the country-side, can be found - similarly to navigation devices,
â€¢ The cost of ride sharing between driver and passenger is determined by supply and demand via an auction,
â€¢ A registration of all users gives additional security,
â€¢ Feedback after travelling by both driver and passenger increases the trustworthiness of both of them.
â€œOur matching also allows to compare longer routes with shorter requestsâ€œ, according to the CTO Peter, â€œand the driver can even define an optional pick-up&drop-off zone along the route to be more attractive to potential passengers.â€œ
DriJo is the eBay of Car Pooling
Walter Demmelhuber — April 15, 2008 — Unique