A convenient carpool solution for schools and businesses
After our success in 2014 in winning the Lemelson-MIT InvenTeam grant for ScumBot, we decided to continue the Catlin Gabel InvenTeam program into the 2015-2016 school year. As a result, the team worked this year on creating LostExhaust, a convenient carpool solution for schools and businesses.
LostExhaust takes advantage of the fact that everyone is going to and from the same place. By connecting people with those who live near them and drive a similar route everyday, carpooling becomes a simple way to save time and fuel while helping the environment by reducing carbon emissions. While other technologies either make users input a specific circle of friends or introduce users to strangers, LostExhaust uses trusted communities such as schools or businesses to expand sustainable carpools without compromising the information and safety of users.
A video demonstrating the functions of LostExhaust is embedded below.