The carpool flinc came into being in 2008 through an idea of students at Darmstadt. Compared to other carpools, flinc is considerably more spontaneous and dynamic; people can even get a lift on parts of journeys. By the exact placing of an address there is no need to arrange meeting points. This is why flinc is especially useful for commuter and short journeys. In addition, flinc combines getting a lift with carsharing offers. Flinc is integrated into a social network and, thus, it aims to develop into a mobility network.