YEREVAN. - An unprecedented alternative transportation system, Share4Car, has been developed in Armenia.
The system was presented at the DigiTec Expo exhibition of information technology (IT), which kicked off in Yerevan Friday.
PR manager of Share4car, Lilit Muradyan, told Armenian News – NEWS.am that the system is an online AutoStop, a platform linking people travelling in the same direction.
The idea to create such a platform was born during the Free Car initiative aimed against the bus fare hike in 2013, when the drivers offered their compatriots to transport them in the framework of their route free of charge.
Both drivers and passengers can register in the system. When registering, the drivers mention their route, the number of empty seats in their car, as well as the amount for which they will carry out the transportation. In fact, the company has established 80-300 AMD per km for Yerevan, and 15-20 AMD per km outside the capital. According to Lilit Muradyan, the application is an alternative means of transportation. ''Share4Car is cheaper than taxi services and quicker than the passenger buses,'' she added.
The application, which already has over 6000 users, is available for both Android and iOS with 3000+ and 1000+ downloads respectively.