Launched in January 2008, PickupPal allows a private vehicle engaged in a transportation event (a one-way trip from A to B) to be matched intelligently and dynamically over the Internet to a pickup location (someone or something) along its planned route anywhere in the world.
PickupPal's core service is providing a venue for either passengers or packages to find or be matched to a driver—typically already travelling in a certain direction or destination. This intelligent matching is performed via our own proprietary set of software algorithms that dynamically and in real time compare routing, frequency, locational, and driver/passenger preferences against a pool of registered users.
At the core of PickupPal's technology is a high-performance Geographic Information System (GIS) software application that sorts and matches based on a series of pre-engineered criteria.
Learn more about PickupPal by checking out our blog: blog.pickuppal.com.
News on PickUpPal
Painfully-outdated bureaucracy: 1. Ride-sharing: 0. Greg Andrews reported back in August that Toronto-based ride-sharing site PickupPal was accused of violating carpool laws in Ontario. Today... more
Via Techcrunch and Ars Technica, Toronto startup PickupPal is finding itself accused of violating Ontario carpooling laws. The complainant is bus company Trentway Wagar, and the argument is that... more
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