CAR-SHARING WILL EASE THE CITY STRAIN
After decades of people regarding their cars as extensions of their personalities, the level of emotional attachment is beginning to fade
That’s how industry experts are interpreting the growing trend of car-sharing, with estimates that by 2030, one in every 10 cars sold will be a shared vehicle.
Car-sharing is already being pioneered in Cape Town through ugomyway.com, an app created by software developers Chris Megan and Carl Cronje. The app lets people create a profile, enter their location and destination, the days and times they make that trip, and whether they want to drive or be a passenger. Algorithms then trawl the database to show up to 30 matches with the least deviation from the required route and users can contact each other via a Whatsapp-style chat.