Is Your Car Wasting Space?

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Produced by Andy Mills

High gas prices are in the news. They often get people thinking about fuel efficiency. Maybe you’re a little lighter on the pedal when you know it’s costing you more. Yet the biggest waste in your commute may be something else entirely... empty seats in your car. We look at how social media are helping people fill those seats. Think of it as carpooling in the digital age or what transportation expert Alan Pisarski calls a “renaissance in hitchhiking”. He talks with CPR's Ryan Warner. First, though, reporter Andy Mills introduces us to a young man who hops on the Net before hopping into a car.

[Photo: Flickr user vxla]