Motor vehicle ride sharing is a popular way of travelling in most countries. Advances in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) have facilitated developments of formal Dynamic Ride Sharing (DRS) systems that target mobile devices. These are seen as solutions to people’s preference of flexible ride sharing services. In developing countries, hitch hiking is a common technique for motor vehicle ride sharing travels. At the same time, mobile phones have infiltrated in all levels of living within commuties of developing countries.

Research Objective

The research aims to deliver a DRS system that primarily targets mobile phone users in South Africa for the informal ride sharing activities as done in hitch hiking.

Research Group

The research is under the ICT for Development group within the Rhodes Computer Science Department

Principal Investigator

Sacha Miteche Email: Phone: 0725112505


Professor A. Terzoli ( and Dr. H Thinyane (


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