Klokan - More People In A Car

Eh..? What happended to the website?

This new website is ABOUT Klokan, and it's work in progress. We hope you like it! You can share your rides, search for rides, search for riders and be on the road with the iPhone app or Android app, or just using your browser and the Web-App:  

Web App

Studententen, scholieren, pendelaars

(dutch only)

Leergierige scholieren zoeken welwillende automobilisten
In het komende schooljaar zoeken leerlingen zonder rijbewijs en/of auto naar automobilisten die een plaats over hebben in hun auto om mee te rijden. Vooral voor stage adressen die niet of lastig bereikbaar zijn met het openbaar vervoer is meerijden (met of zonder bijdrage in de kosten) een mooie en milieuvriendelijke oplossing. Het vinden van geschikte partners gaat supergemakkelijk met Klokan. Voor scholieren in de regio Goes en Reimerswaal speelt Klokan een mooie rol. Er is hulp geboden door de Provincie om Klokan onder de aandacht te brengen van zowel leerlingen, stageadressen, scholen en automobilisten. Hoe meer mensen vragen en aanbieden, hoe beter en fijner het gebruik van beschikbare plaatsen in auto's geregeld kan worden. Iedereen kan meedoen. Je meldt je verzoek op Klokan of je meldt je aanbod. Voor het tijdstip van vertrek check je Klokan, vind je (hopelijk) een match en klaar is Kees.

Wie doet er mee?


Meedoen is niet moeilijk en verplicht tot niets. Je kunt rustig rondkijken in Klokan voordat je besluit actief mee te doen.
Ga naar de Klokan App of de Web-App en registreer je gratis met je emailadres en een zelfgekozen wachtwoord. Na bevestiging via de link in de email (of in de SMS, als je dat wilt) kun je aan de slag. De Web-App (gewoon een website, maar geoptimaliseerd voor op te telefoon) is hier te vinden:  

Web App
Je kunt altijd later ervoor kiezen de App voor iPhone of Android te installeren.

Automobilisten, zet zowel de reis naar 't werk als de reis terug erin en geef duidelijk de datum en reistijden aan.
Scholieren, studenten en stagiaires (of eigenlijk iedereen die vervoer zoekt), zet je zoekopdracht erin voor zowel de heen- als de terugreis naar school, stageplaats, werk, of de plek waar je op de bus of trein stapt. Als Klokan een match vindt krijg je een emailbericht (wel even aanzetten onder Menu/Instellingen!) en bepaal je zelf of je met de gevonden automobilist(en) contact wil opnemen.

Onderweg? Chauffeurs, zet Klokan aan en zie mogelijke lifters al op afstand. Lifters, zet Klokan aan en maak jezelf daarmee zichtbaar voor chauffeurs.

Hoe meer mensen meedoen, hoe beter het werkt!

Namens het Klokan team: Succes!

ps Klokan werkt niet alleen in Zeeland, maar overal waar internet is :)


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About the Klokan Project

Klokan is the fast and easy way to share rides with people going your way.


There are many, many cars driving with empty seats. On average, there are 1.2 persons in a car. In other words: 10 cars are being used to transport 12 people. 10! For sure we can do better than that!

It's Klokan's aim to connect drivers & riders. The more drivers tell us about their trips and the more riders enter what ride they're looking for, the bigger the chance we can match and connect them.

Call it hitchhiking, carpooling, ridesharing or whatever, the result is the same:

  • more people in a car
  • less cars on the road
  • more parking space
  • less congestion
  • less pollution
  • nice where public transport fails
  • new contacts!
  • reduced costs
  • ...
Appealing?
Join! It's free, available worldwide, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
And non-committal.



Use Web or use App?

The Klokan Apps for Android and iPhone are the preferred means of using Klokan.

PlayStore AppStore

However, if you cannot run the app, you can use the Web-App.
Browse to 

Web App

Free or paid rides?

Imagine, a driver takes a passenger for free. Great, nice driver! There's nothing wrong with that.

Imagine another driver who asks to chip in a fair share in the cost of the gas. Understandable, nothing wrong with that either.

In Klokan both options are available. Just make sure your intentions are clear.

Recommended settings

Browser (Web-App)

Klokan Web-App is a website that runs, like all websites, inside your browser. What Klokan can do is therefore limited by what your browser can do.
If Klokan needs your GPS-location, it gets it by asking the browser. The browser will ask the user for permission.
To use the GPS, the Location Service must be turned ON in your phone's settings, and the browser (Firefox, Safari, Chrome etc) must be allowed to access the GPS fine location.

The same applies to the Camera.

Unlike in the Apps, Klokan Web-App can not prevent your phone from going to sleep. When the phone goes to sleep, al communication with the Klokan Service stops and you won't see this driver or passenger showing up.
So, when using Klokan Web-App, it's best so set a larger screen timeout in your phone's settings.

Android App

The Klokan App will ask for all needed permissions (Camera, GPS, Storage). GPS should be turned ON in the phone's settings.
GPS is only needed along the road. With the GPS location, Klokan can calculate the proximity between drivers and riders. To save battery, GPS is only turned ON when needed.

iPhone App

The iPhone will ask for all needed permissions (Camera, GPS, Storage). GPS is only needed along the road. With the GPS location, Klokan can calculate the proximity between drivers and riders. To save battery, GPS is only turned ON when needed.

Signup & Profile

Sign Up

Why must I sign up to use Klokan?
Hitchhiking and ridesharing are also a matter of trust. When you sign up, you can have a profile with a picture and we can send you notifications. It also keeps away a lot of junk and spam.

Profile

Items in your profile:

  • Your displayed name As a start, the first part of your email address is used, but you can (and should) edit it to reflect the name you want people to see when your profile is shown to them.
  • Your picture Other users want to know more about you before they decide to invite you or to accept your invitation, so show your best face!
  • A picture of your car Drivers... show a picture of your car so riders know which one to hop in!
  • License plate Optional. Your license plate is shown to passengers you're about to pick up. This way they will easily recognize your car.
  • Phone number Optional. If a phone number is available, it will be shown only via the MATCHES page. It might come in handy when e.g. a passenger missed his carpool and he quickly needs to contact another driver from his list of matches.
  • Your home city Your city is never published. It's only used for statistical purposes.
  • Social media links If you have a profile on social media, like Facebook, Ello, Seen, LinkedIn etcetera, and you want your profile shown to other members, you can put the URL here.
  • Groups you've joined Being a member of one or more groups, you can connect to fellow members of these groups.

Feeling safe

Of course Klokan cannot guarantee your safety, but if safety is a concern for you, check the following options which, at least, may make you feel safer.

General

work in progress...

Settings

work in progress...

Groups

work in progress...

Camera

work in progress...

Email notifications

Klokan can send you an email:

  • When Matches If a trip is found, matching your search, do you want to be notified?
  • Occasional Newsletter Very unfrequent, we send out a newsletter. Do you wish to receive it?
  • Safety email from friends A friend (also member of Klokan) might want to send you a sign-of-life email. Do you wish to receive such emails?
  • When new messages Do you wish to be notified if someone comments to your trip or sends you a private message?
European GDPR law prohibits that we send you emails without asking. Please also review your email-preferences under Menu/Settings.

Who we are

Klokan is a non-profit project with the aim of promoting carpooling and hitching.

Team Klokan:
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Ana

Italy

translator

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Ana Marija

Serbia, Novi Sad

(photo)

Davide

Italy

translator

(photo)

Diana

Netherlands, Vlissingen

Promotor

(photo)

Gaelle

Germany

translator

(photo)

John

Netherlands, Vlissingen

software

https://nl.linkedin.com/in/john-van-de-waeter-0b21a597
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Ljiljana

Netherlands, Vlissingen

translator

(photo)

Rabea

Germany, Leipzig

translator

Also a big thanks to Alexandra, Alexandros, Beata, Federica, Anna, Giancarlo, Marko, Sophie, Aymeric, Dewi, Will, Lennard, Michaela, James, Jenny, Saten, Maja, Kim and Mary-Jane for their text-reviews, translations, ideas, graphics, field tests, inspiration and support!


About Cookies, Terms and Privacy

Privacy

  1. KLOKAN will not share user data with third parties.
  2. KLOKAN does not track connections between users
  3. KLOKAN does not track or interfere with payments between users.


Cookies

Klokan Web-App works without cookies, but if cookies are enabled:

  • the language selection is persistent
  • your last position is preserved
  • auto-login works
  • your settings are persistent
  • a session recovers automatically after a disconnect, like when driving through a tunnel.
No third-party cookies, trackers or other annoying stuff are used, so it's strongly recommended to allow cookies for Klokan Web-App.

This website does not use any cookies.

Terms of use

  1. The mission of KLOKAN is to get more people in a car, worldwide.
  2. Drivers and passengers can connect via the App or Web-App
  3. KLOKAN cannot guarantee that drivers and passengers get connected.
  4. KLOKAN cannot guarantee the correctness of user submitted data.
  5. KLOKAN does not manage available seats.
  6. Submitted data that has nothing to do with ridesharing will be removed.
  7. Misbehaving users will be removed from the userlist.
  8. Use KLOKAN service at your own risk. KLOKAN cannot be held responsible for any event arising from the use of the service.
  9. By using the KLOKAN service, participants comply with these terms and conditions.


Some statistics

Members647
Offers21
Searches4
Matches3
Drivers onlne2
Riders online2
Logged in last 24 hours5

Problems with Public Transport

When there are problems with Public Transport, or strikes, or you just missed your carpool mate, passengers get stuck. Klokan may be of help!

Passengers can go online. Use the button "Along the road, need a lift", and draw the attention of a friendly driver.

Drivers can go online using the button "On the road, offer seat". Nearby passengers will show up on their screen and the driver can invite them.

Video's

This video shows Katie getting ready to hitchhike to Amsterdam and driver John going to work.



First promo movie for Klokan (GogoRideshare).

Promo movie by Giancarlo Cutrona, music by Mnonstopmusic