Toogethr

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Share a ride, Toogethr.

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What is the goal of the project?

Toogethr is a ridesharing platform developed within the Zuidas that removes all barriers associated with traditional carpooling. In association with Accenture, ABN AMRO, ENGIE and PwC we joined forces to develop a state of the art service that makes commuting work better by traveling together. Toogethr makes sharing rides with colleagues easy and fun by automatically providing the best matches and rewarding users by means of earning points. This project has recently won the The Hague Innovators 2017 public prize.

Toogethr is a Dutch start-up. We believe that commuting works better when we travel together. By driving together, we can beat traffic jams, solve parking problems reduce emission and create new networking opportunities at the same time! The Toogethr app connects colleagues in communities. You don’t have to search for colleagues to share a ride with yourself, the Toogethr app automatically matches colleagues on the basis of location, working schedule and car ownership.

With Toogethr, organizations can transform their corporate mobility plan in an innovative and environmentally responsible way, whilst saving costs on traveling expenses. In turn, Toogethr also benefits employees, namely by expanding their networks and rewarding them for shared rides with colleagues.

What is the result of the project?

Aimed results
We all know that sharing rides is better. It results in more parking spaces, and a reduction of traffic jams, CO2 emissions and traveling expenses. Our ambition is quite simple: The Netherlands is better off having 25.000 less cars on the road. If we can realize that together, this leads to...

*50.000 users expanding their network every day
*2000 rush hour avoidances at Zuidas Amsterdam in 2017
*>€ 30 000 000, annual savings in travel expenses
*> 17 000 tonne, reduction on our combined annual CO2 emissions

Current results
In the three months since we launched our service the number of organizations and users that use Toogethr, has grown fast. This month we are implementing Toogethr in four organizations. At the moment we are discussing the implementation of Toogethr with 43 more organizations. Besides that we have established a partnership with the City of Amsterdam in our first months.

Who initiated the project and which organizations are involved?

In association with Accenture, ABN AMRO, ENGIE and PwC we joined forces to develop a state of the art service that makes commuting work better by traveling together.

What is the next step?

Planned developments include expanding the scope to communities sharing rides to festivals and other events. We also constantly develop new app features, which are the result of listening to our users. Furthermore, Toogethr has just gone international, with our service now available in Belgium, Luxemburg and a large part of Germany. Since Toogethr is very scalable and applicable the next step will be enrolling our service to even more companies, regions and countries.

What can other cities learn from your project?

Strong and committed partners are essential to make projects a success.
Toogethr is very scalable and applicable for other cities and even countries. Our service can be replicated in any city with a business area.

http://toogethr.com

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Ruijing Cheng's picture
Ruijing Cheng

Hi!
We are a group of students from Lund University (Sweden), studying our Master in Information Systems. In one of our courses, we are doing a research about sustainable/smart cities in Europe and after reading about Amsterdam, the choice of city became easy!
By looking at this project, we see that you would fit very well in an interview about the smart city initiatives in Amsterdam from an entreprenoural point of view. We would be very grateful if you took your time to help us out answering our questions, which will take around 45 min - 1 hour.
If you would like a copy of our report when it is finished, we’ll gladly share it with you!
Please contact me and I will explain more: ru4785ch-s@student.lu.se

Best Regards,

Fredrik Waldau
Otto Fredriksson
Rexhep Haliti
Ruijing Cheng

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Joep de Hoog

Dear Toogethr Team, are you interested in the opportunity that 4th year Economic students of the University of Applied Sciences Amsterdam do a research assignment for your project? New projects start soon: pitches in the week of October 9th. When interested, please call me at 06 41162579

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Joost Brinkman

Hi Michiel, tx for the suggestion!
For now this is not foreseen. In a next release (mid april), it will be possible to proactively invite (multiple) colleagues for a ride (if these colleagues are also know within Toogethr, so they have to register first). If you have specific interest: feel free to connect directly (via linkedin )
rgds J

Michiel Wind's picture
Michiel Wind

Could you provide a website along side the app? I would like to enter names and home addresses of my colleagues, tick if they are coming to a meeting, and Toogether calculating who could ride with whom. Is that possible? Entering all this on a smart phone seems troublesome to me.

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