Netlift Transport Social Inc.
Carpooling could be a meaningful tool to take cars off the road and reduce related GHGs and air pollution – but it’s not always flexible for commuters. Mass transit has the same potential for the environment and is more flexible – but can be impractical. Netlift’s technology combines the best of both worlds: Netlift is a platform that can recommend a combination of carpooling and mass transit to get commuters to their destination in the way that suits them best – depending on where they want to start and end, their willingness to walk, and other factors. Their algorithm (and its cell-phone app) optimizes journeys involving both private vehicles and public transit, to offer rides that approach the flexibility of driving, but at a fraction of its cost. With this project, Netlift seeks to refine its tool by market testing it in test region (Montreal).