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Wireless & Transportation Executives on How Wireless Aids in Creating a More Sustainable Environment

by Wireless Foundation | Feb 03, 2014


Sprint, Ericsson, Zipcar, BSR and U.S. Department of Transportation Executives Discuss the Important Role Wireless Plays in Environmental Sustainability in Video Interviews with The Wireless Foundation

WASHINGTON, February 3, 2014 – Following the release of a report examining the environmental impact of wireless in transportation, The Wireless Foundation highlights the benefits of wireless on its website’s green section through in-depth interviews with a panel of experts in both the wireless and transportation sectors. The video interviews were with:

  • Darren Beck, Director of Environmental Initiatives; Sprint
  • Ken Durand, VP, Innovation & Business Development; Ericsson
  • Scott Hall, General Manager; Zipcar Washington, DC
  • David Korngold, Manager, Advisory Services; BSR
  • Ken Leonard, Director of the Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office; Department of Transportation

The report, “Advancing Environmental Sustainability in the Transportation Sector: The Role of Wireless Technologies,” (PDF) was originally presented at a conference on wireless technology and the transportation sector featuring in part the policymakers and executives featured in the online videos.

Key findings from the study conducted by BSR include:

  • The deployment of wireless fleet management systems could save up to 80 million metric tons CO2e (carbon dioxide equivalent) globally by 2020. 
  • Wireless solutions enable explosive growth in car sharing, removing an estimated 156,000 cars from American roads, and reducing CO2 emissions by 0.749 million metric tons—the equivalent of the electricity use of 103,027 homes for one year.
  • Smart parking solutions could reduce search time for parking by one-third in congested neighborhoods, which would likely cut total traffic in those areas by at least 10 percent and significantly reduce air pollution, greenhouse gas emissions fuel use and wasted time.  

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The Wireless Foundation (www.wirelessfoundation.org) leverages mobile technology via innovative programs that empower individuals and enhance American communities. The Foundation focuses on health, education, children’s online and wireless safety and environmental sustainability initiatives, which demonstrates the transformative powers and unique capabilities of wireless technology. The Wireless Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that was formed by CTIA-The Wireless Association member companies in 1991.

Press Contact: Amy Storey, [email protected], 202-736-3207