When the project period ended in March 2008, 100 users had registered and posted 204 ads. In a context where car pooling was previously completely unknown, these numbers can be considered successful.
The success was primarily due to the fact that the students were involved in the development of the system and that the University of Debrecen supported the initiative and allowed the service to be marketed through the university intranet. The fact that the student discount for public transport had recently been lowered also made car pooling more attractive to the students.
However, to make car pooling a real success throughout the country, the legal issues must be addressed and the system further developed to offer more information and features. An even bigger barrier is a general reluctance among Hungarians to share their car in the first place. Owning a car in Hungary is a very much sought after status symbol. When Hungarians become car owners, they are not necessarily willing to share their car with others. This barrier can only be overcome by making car pooling better known, for example by introducing the concept to students before they purchase a car themselves.
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