Any visitor to carpoolworld.com can now create his or her own free carpool group, permitting any organization - office, school, neighborhood - to share commuting information and form carpools within the group.
Visitors requesting a free group simply complete an on-line form at http://www.carpoolworld.com/
Carpoolworld.com has been pioneering scientific web-based carpool matching since its launch in 2000. The user enters his or her their trip origin (home), destination (place of work / school), and commuting schedule, and the system instantly matches the trip with other trips in the database and displays a match list, from which the user can contact potential carpool partners by phone, e-mail, or instant message.
In 2004 the founders of carpoolworld.com, Max Fox and Isabelle Boulard, were awarded the first U.S. patent for carpool matching (since expired). Since its launch, carpoolworld.com has registered over 175,000 individuals all around the world.
The web site also provides a premium group service with enhanced administration functions, a commuting efficiency and carbon footprint analysis module, and no 3rd-party advertising. There are currently more than 75 carpoolworld.com premium groups including businesses, universities, hospitals, and municipalities.
More information is available at http://www.carpoolworld.com.