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  • Reducing congestion by carpooling
  • Reducing congestion by carpooling
    John and Melanie Kotsopoulos ©

Reducing congestion by carpooling

With the level of congestion in Delhi doubling from 2002 to 2012, and vehicles crawling at 5 kmph during peak hours, the city has one of the worst traffic problems in India. Offering a smart solution, FolksVagn is a carpooling community of daily commuters in Delhi.



  • Article image Urban Engines: making commuting more efficient

    Congestion in cities is a global problem. There are roughly 4 million vehicles in Bangalore, and the average worker in London spends around 227 hours a year commuting. Using crowdsourced data, Urban Engines is helping cities to become smarter, less congested and more efficient.

  • Article image Seoul Sharing City: borrow from your neighbours

    Seoul has embraced peer-to-peer businesses and become the sharing economy’s model city. Now, the Sharing City initiative is turning it into a blueprint for city governance. But what makes Seoul ideal for this experiment? And what’s really driving Koreans to embrace sharing?

  • Article image DriveNow: Germany's convenient car-sharing

    As Millennials increasingly perceive ownership as a burden, car-sharing companies like DriveNow are changing the game. From Dusseldorf to Munich, they’re catering to an ever-growing percentage of young Germans for whom owning a car is no longer a viable or ‘cool’ thing to do.

  • Article image Waze: navigating the smart city

    Waze, a network of 28 million commuters united by their desire for up-to-date information, shows how constant connectivity can often be most useful when serving immediate needs.