goCarShare launches car sharing iPhone app for music festival goers

gocarshare.com, a car-sharing website that helps passengers find drivers who are travelling to similar locations and vice versa, has launched an iPhone app. Aimed a Summer festival goers, the app maps your current location and displays a list of nearby people to share a car with. Let’s hope they’re all friendly.

goCarShare now has deals with 50 of Europe’s Summer festivals. In fact one, Secret Garden Party, even introduced a £2.50 empty car seats tax for drivers coming to the festival, which appeared to drive adoption of goCarShare.

The V Festival is also linking goCarShare’s app to their mobile app to increase the take up of car sharing for 2011 and Reading and Leeds festivals are offering festival-goers the chance to be upgraded to VIP tickets if they car share.