Online Dating for Carpoolers

An old idea updated with new technology

While car sharing is a concept that's catching on fast, old-fashioned carpooling has always faced an uphill grind. In a survey about traffic problems by TIME, ABC News and the Washington Post, 84% of those who drive to work say they still go it alone. More than half of those lone riders insist that carpooling is just too inconvenient, and 18% say they simply don't know anyone to share a ride with.

Now technology is offering a solution. NuRide, an online-carpooling service, promises to make carpooling easier and more fun. The company, which launched its site last year from an office...

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