SPOT
CARPOOLING SERVICE

Cars dominate life in urban Lebanon. Everyone has an opinion about the traffic and we spend an incredible amount of time every day sitting in our cars, waiting, wishing, and hoping for something more. In 2011 there were 1.44 million cars in Lebanon, a country whose population is only 4 million. Beirut, in particular, is dense with cars. With only three entrances, hundreds of thousands of cars enter the city limits every day. Without a subway, train, or trolleys, the failure of public transportation - in part political, in part the result of the city’s geographic and historical features - has meant a city that is nearly impossible to move through. Spot addresses the need for new transportation services. Spot taps into existing social networking platforms to promote carpooling in Lebanon, in order to decrease the number of cars on the roads. It could be installed on a smart phone or bought as a separate device.