Flinc is calling their new technology a digital ride sharing system. Come on, call it what it is—high-tech hitchhiking. But besides linking riders and potential drivers who are about to pass nearby and heading for the same destination, Flinc adds a little motivation—it lets drivers sell their services.
Tekla S. Perry is a senior editor at IEEE Spectrum. Based in Palo Alto, Calif., she's been covering the people, companies, and technology that make Silicon Valley a special place for more than 40 years. An IEEE member, she holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from Michigan State University.