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Compatibility key to carpooling rates, study suggests

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

A researcher at Waterloo Engineering is developing a matching system that could significantly boost the number of people who carpool by taking compatibility into consideration.

Bissan Ghaddar, a management sciences professor, worked on a study with colleagues at IBM and two Italian universities to go beyond matching people to share rides based on geographic locations and time schedules alone.

“This could be a system that could put a dent in gridlock, reduce pollution and make commuting to work more enjoyable,” said Ghaddar. “As a carpooler myself, I can’t overestimate the importance of compatibility.”

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