German Mapping Company Here Launches Social Mobility App
The German mapping company believes people like their solo driving time but will choose to band together for a shared goal or need
For daily updates, subscribe to our newsletter by clicking here.People do not want to share their car time with strangers—they want to have private conversations, listen to a podcast, Yitshak told Calcalist in an interview ahead of the CES 2019 show in Las Vegas. Taking strangers for a ride, he said, just doesn’t offer the right kind of motivation to foster carpooling.
The new stand-alone app by HERE lets users offer shared rides within different groups, like family and friends or coworkers, or among people with a shared objective, like parents of children attending the same school. It supports multiple pickup points, and the app automatically plans the shared ride and facilitates real-time communication, also providing real-time navigation services a la Waze or Google Maps.