icare: carpooling goes open source
Posted by Geremia Taglialatela on 06 September 2012
We are passionate about the Sharing Economy and we are glad to present icare, an open source carpooling platform based on the technology stack of Minstrels.
icare is an open source carpooling platform powered by MongoDB and Ruby on Rails http://t.co/VWNk8wRAAC— MongoDB (@MongoDB) March 27, 2013
Tweet from the official MongoDB account
Carpooling (also known as car-sharing, ride-sharing, lift-sharing and covoiturage), is the sharing of car journeys so that more than one person travels in a car. By having more people using one vehicle, carpooling reduces each person’s travel costs such as fuel costs, tolls, and the stress of driving. Carpooling is also seen as a more environmentally friendly and sustainable way to travel as sharing journeys reduces carbon emissions, traffic congestion on the roads, and the need for parking spaces. Authorities often encourage carpooling, especially during high pollution periods and high fuel prices. (From Wikipedia)
A demo of the product is available here: icare.diowa.com
This kind of application requires trust among members. We allow registration only via Facebook because their policies about real people and real names fit our needs.
We have been asked to customize icare for enterprises and basing on these experiences we made our own product: Company Carpool