Carpools are a great option for the daily commute to the office, especially for those who want to save a substantial amount on fuel or just simply want to minimise their carbon footprint by using their vehicles less. Carpoolworld is an application that works to help commuters and other travellers find others in nearby locations with similar transportation needs, to make ride-sharing arrangements. Carpoolworld also provides the Carpoolworld API that gives developers the option to create applications using this data.
Tesla's backbone API suffered a 20 hour outage earlier this week that left the company's keyless driving feature and mobile app monitoring unavailable. While the outage represented more of an inconvenience than a devastation, the vulnerability highlighted the dangers of an API-driven auto market.