The app, which is designed to promote contact between drivers and other residents who may be interested in car-pooling, is currently available in Arabic and English, but will soon be available in Chinese, Tagalog and Urdu as well.
Al Tayer said encouraging car-pooling will help reduce running costs of vehicles, streamline the use of car parks around workplaces and address the issue of a lack of parking spaces.
Motorists' interest in Cardiff car-pooling opportunities rose by 532% during the same period, while searches for Swansea saw a 409% increase.
Miss Hallett said she has already seen a huge saving from car-pooling during her daily commute - cutting her fuel bills in half.
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Clr Royston Rogers, who represents Holme Valley North, is enthusiastic about car-pooling
While some feel car-pooling should be allowed across the UAE, others feel regulating it is not necessary, and that the act of car-pooling should be left up to the individuals.
The Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) recently legalised car-pooling in Dubai, with the aim of encouraging motorists to drive their friends to and from work.
If this kind of car-pooling
were to happen here, it would have to start with people willing to take that risk.
Census data recently released showed that car-pooling
in California has remained steady at about 14 percent in the last decade compared to the national carpool rate of 11 percent.
But McClintock said many people in the lanes aren't really car-pooling
, they just happen to have a second person in their car.
Bolstered by a change in federal law, Ventura County air pollution officials are revising a much maligned car-pooling
mandate to give employers more leeway in reducing vehicle emissions.