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App Of The Day: BlablaCar

App Of The Day: BlablaCar
Zen Terrelonge

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Devices / iPhone / April 23rd 2012 at 5:00PM

Road trip app allows drivers to fill spare car seats up with commuters and murderous hitchhikers.

European ride-sharing service BlablaCar connects drivers that want to share their driving duties, enabling them to offer spare seats to members in order cut back on travel expenses.

The new iPhone app allows users to post trips including one-offs, daily or weekly commutes, while also adding the seats available and price per passenger.

Passengers can also search for rides, sifting through thousands of posts before contacting the driver to discuss the terms of travel.

There's also a rating feature so users can share information, perhaps whether the driver is a speed demon or if the passenger has hygiene problems or a penchant for knives.

Nicolas Brusson, co-founder, BlablaCar, said: "Being able to find and arrange road trips from your mobile makes it an even more convenient choice for drivers wanting to reduce the cost of motoring and for passengers looking for a cheaper alternative to the train. With the cost of travel spiralling continuously upwards, it makes sense to save money by making use of car seats going spare."

BlablaCar has collectively generated one billion miles of travel across eight million passengers, while there are 1.7 million people signed up to the service.

The app runs on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. For more info, click here.