Carpooling could completely eliminate traffic jams in the world without any investment in infrastructure, says Noam Bardin. The use of carpools is likely to completely eliminate traffic jams in the world without any investment in infrastructure, Waze cofounder and Google VP Noam Bardin said yesterday. Bardin is still running Waze, after it was acquired by Google in 2013 for $1 billion. Waze launched a carpool service several months ago that enables travelers to search for drivers going to the same destination, and to offer to join them for a fee. The company launched a new supplementary feature today that will enable drivers to contact potential passengers. The service is available at this stage only in Israel and San Francisco, but will likely expand in the future.