FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Carpoolworld.com Revolutionizes Carpool Matching
JERICHO, NY -- July 12, 2001 -- What would the perfect carpool matching system look like? Datasphere Corporation's pioneering solution for a hassle-free, instant, and precise carpool matching website, www.carpoolworld.com, now makes it easier than ever for commuters everywhere to find perfect matches for their daily commutes.
Carpoolworld.com uses the commuter's precise latitude and longitude coordinates, easily available and free, to find the best matches for their trip among the other commuters in the database, based on exactly how close together they live and exactly how close together they work. The system works efficiently everywhere on Earth.
Originally launched in November 2000, and already having several hundred users, the new version of carpoolworld.com, put online this week, has a clean new look and includes several significant new features. The system now tells the commuter whether he or the other commuter should be the driver, has improved latitude and longitude look up functions, offers an inexpensive partnership program for other website operators, and even provides a PC version of its trip matching software as a shareware download. The system also includes features to maximize the user's privacy and minimize potential abuse. The site does not include any invasive advertising.
It is free to record your trip, free to search for matches, and free to receive unlimited e-mails from the other commuters. The website provides information about U.S. government carpooling incentive programs that permit tax-free employer reimbursement of commuting expenses up to $75 per month ($100 per month starting in 2002).
The website was conceived and developed by the president of Datasphere Corporation, Max Fox, and his partner, Isabelle Boulard. They have received a U.S. provisional patent for their innovative trip matching process, called TripMatchTM.
"All those empty seats going back and forth on our roadways may be America's biggest untapped resource for improving the environment and our quality of life," says Fox. "We hope that the convenience of carpoolworld.com will make carpooling and trip sharing more practical for everyone."
Further information is available at the website, www.carpoolworld.com.
CONTACT: Datasphere Corporation
Max Fox, 800 328-2672