Location Solutions Telematics Helps in reducing the CO2 emission

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Location Solutions Telematics Helps in reducing the CO2 emission

Monitor idling for better savings

06-01-2014, Dubai, UAE – Telematics has proven to be just here to stay with the vision of UAE on becoming one of the top smart cities in the world, and the dream of becoming a fully monitored city with increased safety and security.

The future is dependent of Telematics and Location Solutions is one of the leading Telematics solution providers in UAE and the GCC with a huge portfolio of clients, said Mrs. Gressy Abdelnour, Business Development Manager at Location Solutions.

The World Expo that will take place in Dubai in 2020, is expected to create 277,000 jobs, but the UAE population, which stood at 9.2 million as of last year, is already forecast to reach 12.2 million in 2018 which will imply building more roads and bridges leading to more cars and vehicles circulating around Dubai, a fact that you can easily look up online. Not to forget the construction wave that will hit the city. Dubai will be busier than ever even though The Dubai Municipality has chalked out an intensive plan to turn the desert city into a garden city by the time millions arrive in Dubai for the Expo 2020, Dubai is no far away from the global issue of increased CO2 emission.

As a Telematics provider we can help achieve a 30% reduction in CO2 emission by empowering companies with our solutions: Monitor the idling time for all kind of fleets.

Idling is when a driver leaves the engine running and the vehicle is parked. You may not be able to avoid keeping your engine running when you’re stopped at a traffic signal or stuck in slow-moving traffic, but other times idling is unnecessary.

An idling car can release as much pollution as a moving car. 2 minutes spent idling equals 1 mile of driving

And the Average idling per day per driver is 15 minutes. Supposedly you have a 4 cylinder car, meaning 29 gallons of gas are saved, 642 Lbs of CO2 saved, AED 270 saved (Estimated gasoline price set at AED 9.3). And now multiply the savings per vehicle numbers and see how much you can save as a company and how much you can save the environment.

For example, if a bus company had a fleet of 1000 buses, and was able to reduce idling time for the fleet by one hour per day, the company would reduce its fuel use by 90,000 gallons per year, and avoid emitting more than 2.1 Million pounds of carbon dioxide per year. ( http://www.edf.org/transportation/reports/idling)

Conclusion said Mrs. Gressy Abdelnour, Business Development Manager, Location Solutions: “There are many reasons that fleet managers need to consider about idling: mainly keep money in their company’s safe and save fuel as well as helping the environment and making the air healthier”.