How it works
For the end user
It’s very simple. Not any different from another app.
First you register as a user/member with name, address, phone #,license plate(s), credit card data and email.
You will then receive a confirmation mail that you have become carmuterpass.com member.The license plate(s) number will be your username.
You are now ready to book your first time slot.
The operator can set up different rules determining when and how long in advance the route can be booked or otherwise it is first come first served or there will always be set up available time slots even on the day of driving.
Carmuterpass.com can also be set up so that it is possible to book the same time slot for 5, 10 or x amount of working days. There can also be set up penalties in case a booked time slot is not used on day x.
Start selecting the Route you want to drive by stating when; year, day, time outbound and maybe a return time slot.
A route can be e.g.; from a suburb to the city center and all byways and intersections en route and return, a road, from ramp x to ramp y on a highway. So, it’s not a point to point solution like your home address to your company address.
You then get an OK of your booking or a No Go with most likely a list of alternative time slots, which you can choose to book. Alternatively you may try to book a time slot on another route.
Then you will be ready to go. The selected time slot has a start time and an expected end time, it also states a time it’s valid. For ex: +15 minutes 9am -9:15am. to enter.
If, it’s a paid service you pay and then get your confirmation.
If carsharing is part of the solution the routes is per definition given and so are the pick-up/meeting points. The passenger log into carmuterpass.com and select carsharing, route and time. Drivers (if they have opted for carsharing) can then respond to make an agreement.
You will now be able to drive normally without queueing and any other go-stop situation. The speed will be the speed limit for the given road/area.
How is that possible? Because there will never be allotted more vehicles to a route than the capacity per say 5 minutes.
A route can be a lane or the whole road. Along the route will be set up licence plate scanners. The purpose of the scanners are to control if a driver has a valid time slot. It’s done very simple. Carmuterpass.com is linked with the central database of licence plates of the country. If a car has no valid time slot for the time driving the route the operator can fine the owner of the car.
For the operator
The team of the operator can configure carmuterpass.com in many ways and make adjustments/changes on the fly. It’s a real time online system.
When a carmuterpass.com system is set up at an operator the system will be loaded with data and definitions of routes. It contains data about capacity of vehicles per route and subroute per hour, the rules for booking (e.g. how long in advance and so on). Or, if some vehicles - fire brigades and ambulances - always shall be able to book immediately.
Next, the degree of capacity which can be booked for e.g. 50 percent. The capacity percentage can be changed at any given time and for any given period. Of course taking the already booked time slots into account.
As the operator knows exactly which drivers are driving a route and at what time a personalized text/mail service can be set up.
The service for a given route will not go in operation before the number of drivers has reached the capacity limit set for the route or 90 percent. That will ensure that capacity in the build up phase is optimal.
The carmuterpass grid of routes, the number of bookings per route, day and time per 5 minutes, will give the Road Operator Teams a unique information and management tool.
They will in advance; months, days and down to 5 minutes know the volume of traffic on a given route and combined. The same is the case for the actual time in real time, and of course historically. Carmuterpass.com is a proactive system.
The drivers don’t have to check in on the route. The car scanner system and car scanners along the routes is per definition doing the “check in”. Both for those drivers with a ticket and the ones without a ticket. As license plate files are integrated with carmuterpass.com all drivers will be known and thus can be contacted.
So, all violators can be “caught” without the police being present and then also a safer solution than even a traffic light. Here a violator crossing for red is only caught if the police is present.
The ones with a ticket will deliver transactional data to carmuterpass.com’s database and the ones with no ticket will be contacted by the road operator team or the police, depending on the rules set up by the local city/region/state authorities for using “their” carmuterpass.com.