Vitoria-Gasteiz: Implementing a carpooling network


Vitoria-Gasteiz (Spain)

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Supported by: EIT Urban Mobility

The Challenge

Vitoria aims to address solo car commuting due to its environmental impact and the associated carbon emissions. With 40,000 daily trips to industrial estates, the city recognises the need to reduce unnecessary car usage, minimise emissions, and transition towards sustainable urban mobility. The city seeks to change commuting habits, improve environmental sustainability, and optimise daily journeys, contributing to a more eco-friendly and efficient transportation system in Vitoria-Gasteiz. 

The Solution

Karos Mobility's carpooling system in Vitoria has been instrumental in overcoming the challenge of solo car commuting. The app facilitates the matching of drivers and passengers heading in the same direction, effectively reducing the number of cars on the road. By incentivising shared mobility through financial rewards for drivers and optimising routes using artificial intelligence, Karos Mobility encouraged commuters to share rides, making the daily trips more cost-effective, efficient, and environmentally friendly.