How can Duet help me?
Duet is a mobile application. It makes carpooling to work and then back so much easier that every commuter can rely on it everyday.
Duet is designed after the Casual Carpool or Slug Line arrangement found in several places in California and Washington, D.C. By using mobile technologies, Duet transforms the entire user experience of casual carpool and makes it more accessible, comfortable and convenient to all commuters.
At its heart, Duet is a networking application. It builds a location-based network for each commuter or Duet member. You will only carpool with members in your Duet community. The important considerations of Duet carpool are 1. its peer-to-peer nature - drivers and passengers are peers like friends or colleagues; 2. its flexibility - a member can choose to be a driver or passenger for different rides; 3. Its autonomy – you can schedule a carpool to fit your own routine, rather than being limited by someone else's schedule.
Is Duet an on-demand ride hailing service? Similar to Uber, UberPool, Lyft or LyftLine?
No, Duet is NOT a taxi or ride hailing service. Neither is it a Transportation Network Company. Duet differs in that first, Duet does NOT support on-demand rides, and instead the rides are scheduled beforehand by the members, typically the day before or hours before the departure time; second, Duet carpool is an expense-sharing activity in that members who drive will only be reimbursed for their driving cost; third, Duet members are peers and carpooling is not provided as a service so it takes place only when it's convenient for both driver and passengers. Duet members don't make a profit out of their driving, and neither do they carpool with you to a place that they don't intend to go themselves.
Is Duet carpooling safe?
Duet is safer than the Casual Carpool arrangement because it provides more information about the members whom you can potentially carpool with. In addition, we have a few measures in place for safety. Duet only connects you with other commuters in your neighborhood. The app also asks members to verify email, mobile, Facebook, and LinkedIn information. It only allows members in your own Duet community to join your carpool. You can review all the members in your community to get familiar and comfortable with them.
Is Duet carpooling covered by my insurance?
Like the "old fashioned" carpools, Duet carpooling is an expense-sharing activity, belonging to the ridesharing activity encouraged broadly by employers and municipality agencies. Most automobile insurers, such as AAA, State Farm, Farmers, and Geico, do include carpooling such as Duet's in their personal vehicle auto insurance under medical and personal injury coverage. We encourage our members to review their auto insurance policies should they have any concerns.
Can I drive for Duet if I am on a visa?
Visa status doesn't matter in carpooling. Carpooling is neither a vocation nor a contract. It's merely an activity that helps reduce both driver and passenger's commute cost.
HOW DO I USE DUET?
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