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Rwanda Launches World’s First National Drone Delivery Service Powered By Zipline
Rwanda Launches World’s First National Drone Delivery Service Powered By Zipline

PRESS RELEASE - US 10/13/16 Atlanta and Kigali, Rwanda Up To 150 Emergency Medical Drone Flights a Day

This Virtual Planning Tool Helped San Francisco Develop a Tech Roadmap for Its Sustainability Goals
This Virtual Planning Tool Helped San Francisco Develop a Tech Roadmap for Its Sustainability Goals

CLEANTECH - A data-driven modeling tool is helping cities – including San Francisco – reach their sustainability goals by outlining which technologies will provide the greatest impact. According to a study released last week, electric car sharing alone has the potential to reduce emissions by half a million tonnes by 2050 – representing a 13 percent reduction in GHGs from a single technology.

Toyota is Using Sewage Sludge to Power its New Electric Car
Toyota is Using Sewage Sludge to Power its New Electric Car

PRESS RELEASE - Hydrogen fuel cell cars could help solve the global warming crisis, but nobody wants to buy them. Yoshikazu Tanaka, chief engineer of the Toyota Mirai, Toyota’s hydrogen fuel cell car, calls it a “chicken or the egg” problem: no one wants to purchase hydrogen cars because there are no hydrogen fuel stations, and nobody wants to build hydrogen fuel stations because there are no hydrogen cars. But Toyota thinks it may have found a solution. For unlimited clean energy, it’s turning to one of the dirtiest places there is: the toilet.

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Ford Leading the Transportation Revolution
Ford Leading the Transportation Revolution

PRESS RELEASE - San Francisco will benefit from Ford’s latest expansion into alternative travel, as the company acquires Chariot and prepares to launch GoBike. What do we know about Chariot? It launched in 2014, and its shuttles fill the gap between cab and bus services as a flexible, cost-effective option. Chariot uses Ford Transit shuttles, currently operating around 100 of them around 28 San Francisco Bay routes. Currently, these routes are crowd-sourced based on rider demand, but eventually will operate in dynamically, using algorithms to map the most efficient routes.

UPS Named To Dow Jones Sustainability World Index For Fourth Consecutive Year
UPS Named To Dow Jones Sustainability World Index For Fourth Consecutive Year

PRESS RELEASE - US 09/08/16Atlanta, GANamed to DJSI North America Index for 12th Straight Year

3 Low-Carbon Transportation Technologies Driving Development in the Global South
3 Low-Carbon Transportation Technologies Driving Development in the Global South

CLEANTECH - Transportation accounts for around one-seventh of global greenhouse gas emissions, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. And globally, greenhouse gas emissions are rising faster in transportation than in any other sector, with rapid motorization — more cars and trucks — being the principal cause.

UPS Completes One Billion Miles in its 'Rolling Laboratory' Green Fleet
UPS Completes One Billion Miles in its 'Rolling Laboratory' Green Fleet

PRESS RELEASE - UPS (NYSE: UPS) announced on August 2nd that the company has achieved its goal of driving 1 billion miles in its alternative fuel and advanced technology fleet one year earlier than planned, and marked more than 10 years of learning from its “Rolling Laboratory.” UPS’s long-term commitment to sustainability is transforming commercial transportation and logistics, spurring growth in the clean fuels market and powering critical engineering advances. The company’s wider sustainability progress is detailed in the 14th annual Sustainability Report.

UPS Hits '1B Cleaner Miles' Goal a Year Early, Shares Other Highlights in Latest Sustainability Report
UPS Hits '1B Cleaner Miles' Goal a Year Early, Shares Other Highlights in Latest Sustainability Report

CLEANTECH - UPS today announced it has achieved its goal of driving 1 billion miles in its alternative fuel and advanced technology fleet one year earlier than planned, and marked more than 10 years of learning from its “Rolling Laboratory.” UPS’s long-term commitment to sustainability is helping to transform commercial transportation and logistics, spurring growth in the clean fuels market and powering critical engineering advances. The company’s wider sustainability progress is detailed in the 14th annual Sustainability Report, released today.

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Toyota Trialling Hydrogen-Fuelled Vehicles in Australia
Toyota Trialling Hydrogen-Fuelled Vehicles in Australia

PRESS RELEASE - Toyota believes hydrogen-fuelled vehicles are more viable than electric ones — and it has brought three of its Mirai models to Australia to prove it. The Mirai is already on sale in Europe, Japan and California and uses an on-board fuel cell to convert hydrogen into electricity. The small demonstration fleet will be accompanied by a portable refuelling station, which will allow the company to tour the vehicle around the country for maximum exposure. When the Mirai’s hydrogen supply is running low, it can be fully refuelled in a matter of minutes — a stark contrast to the longer charging times of most electric vehicles. The Mirai can also travel roughly 500km before needing a refill.

Ben & Jerry's and Ford Are Embracing Climate Disruption - and Your Company Needs to, as Well
Ben & Jerry's and Ford Are Embracing Climate Disruption - and Your Company Needs to, as Well

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Is your business embracing the disruptive forces of a low-carbon world as Ford and Ben & Jerry’s are? Over the next 10 years, climate change will drive industrial disruption at rates that previously seemed unimaginable. In response, policy makers must come to terms with the need to keep the mean global temperature rise to 1.5°C.

United Marks New Service to Auckland with Green Flight Operated Under ASPIRE Unitiative
United Marks New Service to Auckland with Green Flight Operated Under ASPIRE Unitiative

PRESS RELEASE - United Airlines marked the opening of its new route from San Francisco to Auckland last weekend with a ‘green’ flight conducted under the Asia and Pacific Initiative to Reduce Emissions (ASPIRE). During the inaugural flight, operated with a Boeing 787-800, the carrier used ASPIRE best practices that included user preferred route and dynamic airborne re-route procedures to follow a flexible fuel efficient flight path that could be changed at various stages to take advantage of favorable winds. Air traffic controllers on the ground at both ends of the journey managed the flight’s arrival and departure to ensure optimal efficiency. Data and metrics from the flight will now be assessed.

UPS Receives German Excellence Award
UPS Receives German Excellence Award

PRESS RELEASE - Hamburg model project for sustainable urban logistics awarded by the German Society for Sustainability DQS

Ford Unveils Latest Sustainability Report, South African Pilot to Deliver Medical, Nutrition Services
Ford Unveils Latest Sustainability Report, South African Pilot to Deliver Medical, Nutrition Services

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Ford Motor Company’s 2015-16 Sustainability Report highlights key environmental benchmarks and the ongoing work of the automaker, including its expanded focus beyond vehicle production to developing mobility solutions for the future. The future of mobility Earlier this year, the automaker created Ford Smart Mobility LLC, a new subsidiary to design, build, grow and invest in emerging mobility services using existing Ford innovations, products and technologies.

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GM invests $10m in Canada plant to boost driverless technology
GM invests $10m in Canada plant to boost driverless technology

PRESS RELEASE - General Motors has announced plans to invest $10m (£6.96m) in a Canadian plant as part of an effort to boost driverless technology and cold weather testing. GM will also hire 1,000 new workers in Ontario to focus on research for connected and driverless cars. Canada, and particularly Ontario, has been promoting its car-making sector as it attempts to compete with Mexico. Canada has been fighting to keep carmakers in the country. Many have been lured to Mexico, where production is cheaper and the cars have the same tariff free access to the US market.Ontario's Premier called the investment a "vote of confidence".

Uber Partners with SF Real Estate Developer to Incentivize Residents to Try Car-Free Living
Uber Partners with SF Real Estate Developer to Incentivize Residents to Try Car-Free Living

COLLABORATION - Between gridlock on bridges, freeways and surface streets and a frustrating dearth of adequate (or affordable) parketing options, anyone who’s ever lived in or around San Francisco can vouch for the fact that having a car is often more of a pain than a plus.

4 Challenges Shaping Tomorrow’s Cities — and How Brands Can Help
4 Challenges Shaping Tomorrow’s Cities — and How Brands Can Help

COLLABORATION - More than half of the world’s population currently lives in cities and this is expected to reach 66 percent by 2050, according to the United Nations, when 2.5 billion people will be added to urban populations — with close to 90 percent of the increase concentrated in Asia and Africa. In the fight against climate change, cities represent the greatest challenge and opportunity — while they generate a vast majority (70 percent) of global greenhouse gas emissions, those who live in them actually have smaller carbon footprints than the national averages.

UPS Foundation, Zipline, Gavi Partner to Drone-Drop Medical Supplies in Rwanda
UPS Foundation, Zipline, Gavi Partner to Drone-Drop Medical Supplies in Rwanda

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The UPS Foundation has partnered with drone manufacturer Zipline and leading vaccine alliance Gavi., to deliver blood, medicines, and vaccines to clinics across Rwanda via a fleet of Zipline drones. Drones can provide a faster, more reliable method of medicine delivery in areas where roads are often impassable, or where products cannot be kept for long without spoiling. The venture is planned as a one-year initiative, with hopes to expand in the future.

BMW, Daimler Expand Car-Sharing Services in the U.S.
BMW, Daimler Expand Car-Sharing Services in the U.S.

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - German multinational automakers BMW and Mercedes-Benz parent company Daimler are seeking larger shares of the U.S. urban mobility market. BMW has entered the car-sharing market with the launch of its ReachNow service in Seattle, Wash., while Daimler is merging its route-planning service with a mobile ticketing company to form a North American unit of its mobility services unit, moovel Group.

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Drivy's Peer-to-Peer Car Rentals Fueling Shift from Ownership to Service Models
Drivy's Peer-to-Peer Car Rentals Fueling Shift from Ownership to Service Models

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The private vehicle sector has been one of the first and most pressing to push for a transition in the way we value the consumer economy. Companies such as Uber, Zipcar and Blablacar have stirred both applause and controversy as their disruptive business models have taken the marketplace by storm.

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