Drew :: Social Travel Communities

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It is not online yet, but one project that will be presented at FutureEverything 2011 is OurTravel. This mobile app enables people to create and share their own travel information with other travellers, and to create ‘social travel communities’ based on the journeys they take. It has been developed by computer scientists at InfoLab21 at Lancaster University, and the aim is to run an impact trial during the festival. Some of the things we want to look at are how can you create communities based on a shared journey, and does it change travel patterns, by leading to ride sharing, or more people on public transport.