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Noe Sacoco Jr writes “With high gas prices, traffic and under-investment in public transportation, finding a solution is on the minds of most Americans. Introduced this month, Mapflow’s Avego aims to turn private cars into public transit.
Combining real time data location and the ubiquity of the iPhone, Avego matches wasted seat capacity—those seats which are unoccupied—to passengers, reducing commute costs for all participants. The free iPhone application, set to be launched in beta at the end of October, can also work at a feeder to public transportation authorities and corporate campuses.” See also Spatial Sustain’s recent coverage of Avego.