Magic View Connected Products Belgium

Highwise an automatic car pooling platform for commuters.

Founded in 2015 by

  • Philip Van houtte

Incubation period

01-02-2016 to 31-01-2017

About Magic View Connected Products Belgium

HighWise is a rideshare solution based on Dynamic Ridesharing. 
Dynamic ridesharing enables commuters to organise ridesharing flexibly and in real-time, without upfront planning
The in-car hardware automatically detects commuters on their way to the highway entry, and the service dynamically matches members to join the trip to the office and back. 
 

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The challenge

Roads get more and more congested and are a daily problrem for commuters. Car sharing can contribute to teh slotions but is often cumbersome and unpractical.
Dynamic ridesharing enables commuters to organise ridesharing flexibly and in real-time, without upfront planning. It is an example of new mobility solutions that can help to mitigate congestion and can contribute to a better environment. It is offered to employees and employers that want to stimulate sustainable mobility.

The solution

A HighWise GPS device ("Onboard Unit") in the subscriber’s car registers trips in a privacy-friendly way. While leaving home towards office, trips of other members in the HighWise community are equally tracked. Before reaching a common “pick up point”, all the active trips are matched in the most optimal way: the overall waiting time is as short as possible, the detour is as short as possible and the shared miles are maximal. Once arriving at the pick-up point, the rideshares meet within the designated time window and the sharing can start, dropping off the passengers at their destination.
Returning home, the reverse process takes place: Drivers depart from office and pick up passengers, who announced their departure using their smartphone. Passengers are dropped off where they left their cars, from which they complete their trip to home.