Tripmatch.com was the result of a group study developed for a Principles of Usability class at the Computer Arts and New Media graduate program at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.
Carpooling, also known as ride-sharing or lift-sharing, can save money on gas, wear and tear on your vehicle, oil resources and reduce all the associated nasty environmental impact associated with driving.
There are millions of us who engage in solitary travel to and from work; driving billions of miles each year, spending a stack of cash on gas and pumping tons of emissions into the atmosphere.
Tripmatch is a web application for an online carpooling service focused on integrating the service with popular social networking applications like Facebook and MySpace. Users can invite their contacts to join the service and once they input their data into the system their commute routes are analyzed and potential carpool partners are indicated.