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What if someone doesn't have a smartphone?
What if someone doesn't have a smartphone?

How GoCarma verifies when someone without a smartphone is in the car, including kids, infants, senior citizens, school carpool trips, etc.

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Written by Emmett Murphy
Updated over a week ago

If you share your commute with someone who does not have a smartphone (including a child), you may be eligible for a GoCarma Occupant Pass.

Occupant Pass 

A GoCarma Occupant Pass is a small Bluetooth-enabled device that can be carried instead of a smartphone to enable someone to be detected in a vehicle.

As long as one person in the vehicle has the GoCarma app on their phone, your vehicle will be verified as HOV (high occupancy vehicle) and you may be able to save on tolls.

How It Works

The GoCarma Occupant Pass simply transmits a Bluetooth ID number during peak periods (6:30 - 9 a.m. and 3 - 6:30 p.m. M-F).  As long as one person in the vehicle has the app on their phone, the Occupant Pass will be recognized.  

Need More Than One?

If you travel with multiple people who do not have smartphones (e.g. 3 children), you'll just need to carry one Occupant Pass with you to qualify for HOV toll discounts.

Request an Occupant Pass

To request an Occupant Pass, please make sure you have signed up in the GoCarma app and then click on the button below to enter your details.

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