—Carpooling on the strength of information and communications technology (ICT) has been a widely accepted concept to implement better transportation system. However in reality, most of current carpooling systems or applications are not functioned well as the expected. The reason varies according to the weakness of different carpooling designs. This paper reviews and analyzes literatures and projects in terms of carpooling applications through a proposed CRS analysis model. Based on the results of CRS analysis, this paper designs a Social Community based Carpooling (SCC) model with the feature of travel cost reduction for both supply and demand sides.The presented SCC scheme can provide a considerable business model for potential carpooling operators, indicate a valuable research direction of promoting carpooling services, and also implicate initiatives for environmental sustainability.
—Carpooling, ICT, social community, travel cost reduction, environmental sustainability.
Y. T. Chen and C. H. Hsu are with the Department of Information Management, National United University, Miaoli, 36003 Taiwan R.O.C (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, M0033008@smail.nuu.edu.tw).
Cite:Yu-Tso Chen and Chen-Heng Hsu, "Improve the Carpooling Applications with Using a Social Community Based Travel Cost Reduction Mechanism," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 87-91, 2013.