Commute Greener is supported by the contribution of :
Volvo IT is a global company and part of the Volvo Group. Our experienced and motivated team delivers reliable industrial IT solutions, competitive telematics services and insightful consulting services. The Commute Greener! concept is developed by Volvo IT and provided as one of the services within our products & services portfolio. A selection of Volvo IT’s customers includes the Volvo Group, Volvo Car Corporation, SCA, Assa Abloy, and the City of Stockholm.
Commute Greener! is technically running on Pocketweb’s proven Pocket Life Platform, a leading platform for secure mobile and location based services across web and mobile operating systems. Pocketweb provides mobile technologies for Location Based Services (LBS), Messaging, Contact Management, CRM, Media Management and Geo-advertising.
For more information, including to get engaged in our open innovation efforts, please contact us at: CommuteGreener@volvo.com
The Commute Greener Story
Commute Greener started out as an idea from a group of Volvo employees. Their vision was to develop an IT solution that would motivate people to do something good for the environment: Everyone can do something and to take a positive step to create good energies. A prototype was released in the spring of 2009 to help Volvo employees measure the time, efficiency, and environmental impact of their commuting. And, the results were extremely positive. By using a small application on their mobile phones that calculated the environmental impact of each commute, employees were able to reduce their CO2 footprint by 30% in just one month’s time.
Along the way, the small idea has picked up steam and support from key partners. With the launch of Commute Greener as a global service, we are able to help companies, cities, and individuals around the world understand how to commute in a greener way. As more and more people join in on the Commute Greener initiative, the bigger the impact we can have on the environment. Together, we can take a big leap.
Why Commute Greener?
To Contribute to the Environment through our focus on Environmental Care
Climate change is one of the most important global environmental issues of our time. As one of Volvo’s core values, environmental care expresses our commitment to reduce any adverse impact on the environment from our products and operations. The Volvo Group is dedicated to improving fuel efficiency and reducing emissions and noise from our products. Across operations, we are reducing waste, emissions, energy consumption and our carbon footprint.
Commute Greener provides a complement to the Volvo Group’s key activities related to CO2-neutral production and in reducing the environmental impact of all aspects of the product lifecycle. You can learn more about the Volvo Group’s other initiatives in this area here:
To Deliver Increased Efficiency for Cities and Road Infrastructure
In addition to the purely environmental benefits, there is significant potential for improving the efficiency of the existing road network. Many environmental problems results from traffic jams during the rush hour, which affect most of the major cities all over the world. The hope is that motivating individuals to commute in a greener way will also reduce pressure on the roads and increase the range of commuting alternatives available.