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Carpool enabling technology

Economic Sector
Transportation
Environmental Benefits
Climate changeClean air
Status
Active
Consortium members
Netlift Transport Social Inc.Nventive Inc.Societe de Transport de LavalSociete de Transport de LongueuilSociété de Transport de Montréal
Year Approved
2015
Year Announced
2015
SDTC Funding
$448,000
Leveraged Funding
$898,022
Total Project Value
$1,346,022

Lead organization:

Netlift Transport Social Inc.

Description:

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).

Location:

Quebec
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