Stories About Transportation

Found 200 stories. Page 8 of 10.

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.

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.

Lyft and GM Launch Express Drive Program
Lyft and GM Launch Express Drive Program

PRESS RELEASE - SAN FRANCISCO – Lyft and General Motors today announced the launch of their Express Drive short-term rental program exclusive to the Lyft platform. The program will make cars available to Lyft drivers at affordable rates with insurance and maintenance included. The launch of Express Drive comes two months after GM entered into a strategic alliance with Lyft to develop an integrated on-demand network of autonomous vehicles.

Advertisement
UPS Named One of World’s Most Ethical Companies for Tenth Consecutive Year
UPS Named One of World’s Most Ethical Companies for Tenth Consecutive Year

PRESS RELEASE - ATLANTA, March 8, 2016 – UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced it has been recognized as a World’s Most Ethical Company for the tenth consecutive year by the Ethisphere® Institute, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices.

UPS Unveils Updated Hybrid Electric Fleet To Extend Range
UPS Unveils Updated Hybrid Electric Fleet To Extend Range

PRESS RELEASE - UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced updates to 125 hybrid electric delivery trucks that extend their range and improve fuel economy as part of the company’s broader Rolling Laboratory approach. A compact, quiet-running 2-cylinder engine replaces a prior 4-cylinder engine to extend their range, improve performance and fuel efficiency. The updated trucks deliver significant fuel economy equivalency gains – up to four times the fuel economy of a gasoline-powered vehicle. They will be deployed in Alabama, Arizona, Georgia, Florida, Mississippi, Nevada, Ohio and Texas later this year.

AkzoNobel Issues $500K in Carbon Credits to Ships Using Emissions-Reducing Coatings
AkzoNobel Issues $500K in Carbon Credits to Ships Using Emissions-Reducing Coatings

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - This week, paint and coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel issued 126,785 carbon credits – worth over $500,000 – to 16 ships that reduced their emissions by switching the coating on their hulls. The vessels were ‘rigorously assessed’ by an independent auditor, RINA Services and The Gold Standard Foundation, to verify their fuel consumption data.

Mobility as a Service Charting the Course for Customized On-Demand Mobility
Mobility as a Service Charting the Course for Customized On-Demand Mobility

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - To serve people’s urban mobility needs, cities rely on anything from one dominant, mainly private owned means of transport — the personal automobile — to a complex mixture of publicly and privately financed transport means. Users of these mobility services are usually left to their own devices to identify the optimum (combination of) modes to cover a journey and understand differences in terms of pricing, time and convenience.

GM Launches Maven On-Demand Car-Sharing Service
GM Launches Maven On-Demand Car-Sharing Service

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Less than three weeks after General Motors (GM) announced a $500 million investment in ride-for-hire service Lyft, GM made another big move towards “the future of mobility.” This week, GM launched Maven: an on-demand car-sharing service and “personal mobility” brand.

Advertisement
Ford to Offer Concierge Service, Mobile Payment, Community Hubs
Ford to Offer Concierge Service, Mobile Payment, Community Hubs

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Ford Motor Company has been rather focused on the “future of mobility” since the launch of its Smart Mobility Plan and 25 related experiments. The company has been shifting its focus from being an automaker to changing the way the world moves.

Trending: GM, Ford Launch New Partnerships to Drive the Future of Mobility
Trending: GM, Ford Launch New Partnerships to Drive the Future of Mobility

CLEANTECH - With CES 2016 underway in Las Vegas this week, we are expecting to have announcements about exciting tech advancements coming out of our ears. Case in point: At The Ford Motor Company's press conference this morning, it announced a partnership with Amazon to integrate vehicles with Echo, the e-commerce company’s smarthome device.

UPS to Power Alternative Fuel Fleet With Natural Gas From Landfills
UPS to Power Alternative Fuel Fleet With Natural Gas From Landfills

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - UPS has announced it will supply its fleet in Memphis, Tenn., and Jackson, Miss., with an estimated 15 million diesel gallon gas equivalents of renewable natural gas (RNG) as part of a multi-year agreement with Memphis Light, Gas and Water and Atmos Energy Marketing.

What Now? How Businesses Are Rallying to Action After COP21
What Now? How Businesses Are Rallying to Action After COP21

COLLABORATION - As evidenced by the unprecedented private-sector engagement in COP21 earlier this month, businesses globally get that they need to innovate (and improve!) their products, services and business models to combat climate change, resource scarcity and unpredictable futures. Aside from the alignment of 195 nations on a climate-action agreement, what did all the talk at COP21 amount to from a business perspective? A lot of initiatives that push forward change and collaboration. But is it all smoke and mirrors, and toothless pledges, or is there real action brewing?

“Bikes vs Cars” Wants to Liberate Cities from Traffic Jams and Urban Sprawl
“Bikes vs Cars” Wants to Liberate Cities from Traffic Jams and Urban Sprawl

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - Could the bicycle be the tool for change that our cities need? A new documentary and a related app are hoping to inspire better design, smarter political decisions, and reduced CO2 emissions in the urban planning process by shining a light on the bicycle and its growing conflict with the car.

Advertisement
Green Freight for a More Sustainable Supply Chain: Accelerate Performance and Declare a Goal
Green Freight for a More Sustainable Supply Chain: Accelerate Performance and Declare a Goal

SUPPLY CHAIN - For great sports teams, the big win marks a beginning, not an end. It whets their appetite for excellence, and more wins.So it is with companies who’ve had success in meeting sustainability targets through greener freight transportation strategies. Early wins trigger a planned effort, with dedicated resources, to uncover more opportunities. It’s a pattern we’ve seen time and again at brands that have made green freight a linchpin of CSR efforts – the green freight heroes.Freight accounts for 16 percent of corporate-driven climate pollution, so there’s no shortage of impactful opportunities. The challenge comes in assessing the priority projects and maintaining a focus on continuous improvement.

Starting Your Green Freight Journey
Starting Your Green Freight Journey

SUPPLY CHAIN - Logistics can be a sustainability manager’s “secret weapon,” because this theater of operations often gets passed over. It’s easy to think addressing logistics will be too complicated, given that most of the emissions are from equipment owned and operated by suppliers (i.e. scope 3). But freight operations often sit in the top five contributors of greenhouse gas emissions at any given corporation, so there are rich pickings to be had here.

UPS Deploys 18 New Zero Emission Electric Trucks in Texas
UPS Deploys 18 New Zero Emission Electric Trucks in Texas

PRESS RELEASE - UPS today announced the deployment of 18 electric, zero emission delivery vehicles to the Houston-Galveston area in Texas. The truck purchases are the result of a partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), local governments and non-profits. These vehicles, designed and built specifically by the Workhorse Group for the “stop and go” needs of a UPS delivery truck, will avoid the consumption of an estimated 1.1 million gallons of diesel fuel over 20 years.

UPS Deploys 18 New Zero Emission Electric Trucks in Texas
UPS Deploys 18 New Zero Emission Electric Trucks in Texas

PRESS RELEASE - Fleet is Part of Clean Air Project with U.S. Department of Energy, Local Governments and Non-Profit

Freight: Ripe (and Largely Uncharted) Territory to Add to Your Company's Sustainability Map
Freight: Ripe (and Largely Uncharted) Territory to Add to Your Company's Sustainability Map

SUPPLY CHAIN - In a recent review of corporate responsibility reports from major consumer-facing brands, Environmental Defense Fund found that barely half of the companies mentioned the environmental impact of their freight supply chain and the steps they were taking to reduce this impact. This is unfortunate for two reasons: Freight transportation is a major source of corporate-caused climate pollution, and it’s ripe for rapidly achieving significant cost-savings and emissions reductions.

Advertisement
Sustainability Mythbusters: Is Minimizing Transportation Always Good?
Sustainability Mythbusters: Is Minimizing Transportation Always Good?

NEW METRICS - As a science-based method, life cycle analysis (LCA) is an excellent tool to bust the myths that surround sustainability. In this monthly series, we look at some common sustainability ideas to see if they aremyth or truth. In today’s episode: transportation.

Advertisement
Have Sustainable Brands delivered right to your inbox.
We offer free, twice weekly newsletters designed to help you create and maintain your company's competitive edge by adopting smarter, more sustainable business strategies and practices.
Copyright ©2007-2019 Sustainable Life Media, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Sustainable Brands® is a registered trademark of Sustainable Life Media, Inc.