Share article:

    New app facilitates carpooling in Brussels

    © Belga
    © Belga

    The Taxistop non-profit association has just launched a new application designed to encourage and facilitate carpooling. The ComOn app was developed in partnership with the Brussels Region and Mobility Minister Pascal Smet to make it easier for commuters to find carpooling partners.

    According to Taxistop, the application has an interface that is ergonomical, convivial and easy to use. It allows users to indicate directly where they want to go and easily find proposed routes in response to their request. Matching preferences, route frequencies and itineraries, it enables users to make their requests more precise and, in this way, to be certain to find appropriate matches.

    ComOn refers to the first carpooling platform of the same name, which has 137,000 users and 3,500 daily announcements. ComOn is the first carpooling platform in Belgium.

    Through its web platform, carpool.be, and its ComOn mobile app, Taxistop is also supporting Brussels companies in their efforts to raise their workers’ awareness on alternatives to individual cars.

    The new app will include a new function, “Real Time”, in the next few weeks. This will enable users to find car-pooling partners at the last minute.

    Thanks to geolocalisation, it will be easier to find drivers or passengers with compatible destinations and to contact them directly.

    Jason Bennett
    The Brussels Times