Built on the second-to-second accuracy of mobile GPS data, our aggregation system combines the real-time location of every bus, subway, taxi, and car sharing program into one useful interface so that you can choose the most convenient ride option for you.
Urban transportation made simple
RideScout is a mobile application that aggregates all of the ground transportation ride options available to a user in real time; it is the Kayak™ of ground transportation. The RideScout platform finds nearby bus, subway and taxi rides and displays them on one simple interface that allows users to easily compare options and book rides — on demand. In addition, a social layer, with user created groups and Facebook integration, allows carsharing and carpooling information to be displayed as a ride option.
How it changes the world
76 percent of cars on the road have only one driver. Many of those drivers are seeking alternatives, and by making ground transportation options available in real time, people can more effectively utilize the growing number of options. The RideScout system can effectively replace car ownership, reduce emissions, and save people time and money. RideScout solves the painful process of research and planning that currently deters highly motivated people from effectively utilizing the growing number of alternatives to car ownership.
If you win?
If we win the National Sustainability Title at the Cleantech Open Global Forum, we look forward to more PR — which will lead to more contacts. Networking and relationships are the key to scaling the RideScout vision nationally as it requires buy-in at local levels. Even without a win, we are very excited to continue growing our national network and look forward to the feedback of judges and investors.
Memorable Cleantech Open moment?
The best quote from the Cleantech Open East Coast Academy: “A characteristic of backable CEOs is their ability to listen and change.” We have gone through a major pivot with the guidance of our Cleantech Open mentors – thanks!