NEW YORK, Aug. 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- GoKid, the complete carpool solution for schools, teams and families, today unveiled GoKid Connect, a mobility solution designed to connect schools and parents through a secure web portal and GoKid mobile app, enabling parents to quickly identify who in their school lives close by, and is willing to carpool. Additionally, GoKid announced the availability of a web app (making this the first time GoKid is available across all devices) and released enhanced features; solidifying GoKid as the most comprehensive and advanced tool on the market, to help schools, teams and families save time and money immediately.
"Global mobility solutions are transforming every industry. At GoKid, our mission is to deliver the most trusted and comprehensive shared mobility technology for schools, teams and families to create and manage carpools," said GoKid founder Stefanie Lemcke. "Today, GoKid is being used in 25 countries, 650 cities, and over 40,000 carpool rides have been scheduled through our mobile and web apps. We're excited to start working directly with schools and teams to continue helping communities thrive and drive together with GoKid."
Nearly fifty percent of all schools in the U.S. do not have a dedicated bus system for daily transportation, and more than thirty-two million U.S. schoolchildren are being driven to and from school every day by their parents. These statistics amount to increased traffic congestion, vehicle emissions, billions of hours of lost productivity time and, when parents are unable to drive, decreased school attendance. GoKid provides a complete, easy-to-use mobility solution for schools, teams and families to connect and drive together. Unlike other solutions, GoKid does not hire drivers and there is no density required.
GoKid Connect GoKid Connect is a complete mobility solution for schools of all sizes. Through a secure website, families can easily connect to other families within their school to quickly identify carpool opportunities. Families can find other families based on vicinity, age of their children, and activities that kids participate in, making finding the best carpool option a few simple clicks away.
As one of the launching customers, Crystal Springs Uplands School in Hillsborough, California has selected GoKid Connect to provide a school-sponsored carpool solution for the hundreds of families it serves.
"Crystal Springs Uplands School is excited to partner with GoKid in order to help our parents manage carpools to and from school," said Peter Antupit, CIO for Crystal Springs Uplands School. "The GoKid Connect app helps our families easily identify and contact other Crystal families in their neighborhoods. And, because GoKid has live tracking and sends notifications about our students' pick up and drop off, we believe it's the most advanced solution in the market."
GoKid for Parents Available on iOS, and all devices via a web app, GoKid takes family carpooling to a new level. Parents can invite other families they know and trust, manage schedules and receive pertinent schedule updates, route optimizations, receive automated messages for pick ups and drop offs, and track carpools with GPS and mapping.
Newly added features to the iOS and web app include:
Faster set-up with "recent participant" and "recent location";
The ability to set-up return carpools with different participants;
Easy editing of all aspects of the carpool from the overview screen;
Customized alerts and notification settings.
GoKid is accelerating shared mobility solutions for schools, families and teams across the globe. To learn more and start your own carpool, visit: http://www.gokid.mobi.
About GoKid GoKid is the complete carpool solution for schools, teams and families. Easy-to-use applications enable families to set up and manage carpools with people they know and trust. GoKid is an alumni of Techstars Mobility and backed by Fontinalis Partners, Jaguar Land Rover's InMotion Ventures and Techstars. Founded in 2015, GoKid is headquartered in New York City, with offices in Detroit, with users in twentyfive countries. To learn more about how we work with schools, teams and corporations, visit GoKid, download GoKid for iOS and web, and follow GoKid on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.