There's an interesting new ridesharing app available through Apple
called SideCar, which connects drivers and passengers, kind of like a modern form of hitchhiking in the digital age:
is a community-based, real-time ridesharing marketplace. Our
proprietary technology, deployed via a user-friendly mobile app,
instantly connects people with extra space in their cars to those who
need to get from one place to another. Spontaneous carpools. SideCar is
an easy, safe, reliable, and completely donation-based way to get from
here to there. Not to mention fun!
SideCar is neither a taxi nor limo. It’s a ride-matching app that
connects people who need rides with community drivers who can give them
rides on the fly. All payments are completely voluntary and are handled
via a cashless, donation-based system between smartphones."
Note: It's only available right now in San Francisco, with plans for expansion to other parts of the country.
HT: Fred Dent