Flexible Ridesharing

New Opportunities and Service Concepts for Sustainable Mobility

  • Volker Handke
  • Helga Jonuschat

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Volker Handke, Helga Jonuschat
    Pages 1-3
  3. Volker Handke, Helga Jonuschat
    Pages 5-11
  4. Volker Handke, Helga Jonuschat
    Pages 13-40
  5. Volker Handke, Helga Jonuschat
    Pages 41-57
  6. Volker Handke, Helga Jonuschat
    Pages 89-102
  7. Volker Handke, Helga Jonuschat
    Pages 103-107
  8. Volker Handke, Helga Jonuschat
    Pages 109-112
  9. Volker Handke, Helga Jonuschat
    Pages 113-113
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 115-117

About this book


Individual mobility is one of the most important needs of modern society and an important link between private, public and economic life. In contrast, transport also entails severe environmental and social burdens, foiling current efforts for sustainable development. As the main source of CO2 emissions, transport is a prominent driver for climate change, and individual car traffic is responsible for nearly a third of the total energy consumption.

However, we have to consider that many commuters feel indeed very dependent on their car. Here, ridesharing promises to contribute to environmental protection, while still offering individual mobility. Although ridesharing options have been discussed since many years, internet and smartphones provide completeley new opportunities to find ridesharing partners today. Thus, this book deals with current efforts on implementing flexible internet- and phone-based ridesharing services. With a main focus on the users‘ perspective, their demands and acceptance limits, we aim to explore success factors for non-profit, but also commercial ridesharing concepts.



Electronic and Computer Engineering Innovation Technology Management Transportation

Authors and affiliations

  • Volker Handke
    • 1
  • Helga Jonuschat
    • 2
  1. 1.Technologiebewertung GmbH (IZT)Institut für Zukunftsstudien undBerlinGermany
  2. 2.Technologiebewertung GmbH (IZT)Institut für Zukunftsstudien undBerlinGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-11344-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-11345-1
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