Study: Taking Uber or Lyft costs society and environment more than driving yourself

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Using ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft leads to higher levels of greenhouse gas emissions and traffic congestion than driving personal cars, according to a new study from researchers at Carnegie Mellon University.

Study demonstrates association between personal exposure to air pollution and vascular damage

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Furthermore, most of those studies used data on the air pollution levels measured in the area around the participants’ homes and did not monitor personal exposure, a method that provides more accurate information. Environment International 139 105734 doi: 10.1016/j.envint.2020.105734.

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Honda Develops New Experimental Personal Mobility Device

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Honda has unveiled the U3-X, a compact Li-ion-powered experimental personal mobility device that fits between the rider’s legs and provides free movement in all directions just as in human walking: forward, backward, side-to-side, and diagonally. Honda will continue research and development of the device including experiments in a real-world environment to verify the practicality of the device. Tags: Personal Transit The U3-X.

Smartphones and sensors as personal, real-time pollution monitors

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This approach ignores big differences in air quality in school and work environments. The aims of this study were to examine (1) the variability in personal air pollution levels during the day and (2) the relationship between modeled home and school estimates and continuously measured personal air pollution exposure levels in different microenvironments (e.g., Air pollution varies widely over the course of a day and by location, even within the same city.

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Toyota unveils i-ROAD 3-wheeled electric personal mobility vehicle concept at Geneva

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Toyota unveiled the new i-ROAD three-wheeled electric personal mobility vehicle (PMV) concept at the Geneva motor show. This design also allows for a more car-like environment on board, with the potential for features such as lighting, heating, audio and Bluetooth to be provided. Electric (Battery) Personal Transit Urban mobilityi-ROAD concept showing Active Lean in action. Click to enlarge.

Honda unveils UNI-CUB electric personal mobility device; evolution of the UX-3

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unveiled the new battery-electric UNI-CUB personal mobility device. Featuring a compact design and comfortable saddle, UNI-CUB is designed to offer the same freedom of movement in all directions that a person enjoys while walking. In addition to testing the feasibility of using UNI-CUB indoors, this project will explore the practical applications of the device in a wide range of environments in Japan and other countries. Electric (Battery) Personal Transit

Ford developing a strategy to address urban personal mobility globally; a mobility company, not just an auto company

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Ford Motor Company is mapping out a strategy to address the requirements for personal mobility in the context of the megatrend of increasing global urbanization, both in mature economies as well as in emerging markets. The Ford chairman had already begun talking about the future of urban personal mobility in the context of ever-increasing congestion at the TED2011 conference in Long Beach. Rough map of Ford’s Blueprint for Mobility. Click to enlarge.

Public sidewalk trials of Toyota personal mobility robot to start in Japan

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The City of Tsukuba in Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan and Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) are to begin public sidewalk demonstration trials tomorrow of the “Winglet”, a TMC-developed personal transport assistance robot ridden in a standing position. From 2014 onward, assessment will focus on aspects of functionality and convenience, including prospective demand and contribution to supporting public mobility, invigorating local communities and improving the environment.

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IBM automotive study sees consumer co-creation, greater personalized driving, but not widespread fully autonomous driving by 2025

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The study forecasts that while the automotive industry will offer a greater personalized driving experience by 2025, fully autonomous vehicles or fully automated driving will not be as commonplace as some think. Personal mobility. Also, it will be able to learn, heal, drive and socialize with other vehicles and its surrounding environment.

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California ARB study finds commuters’ exposures to air pollution greatly depends on mode of travel; light rail, personal vehicles the lowest

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The study, published recently in Atmospheric Environment , investigated commuter exposure to PM 2.5 , black carbon (BC), and ultrafine particles (UFP) in six common transport microenvironments in Sacramento, California. The researchers found that electricity-powered light rail trains offer the least polluted travel environment followed by personal vehicles, while commute trips by older technology diesel-powered trains experienced the highest average air pollution levels in Sacramento.

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Feature: How To Make Your EV Your Own

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They allow you to drive around in emissions-free style while helping the environment. Here are six fun adjustments to consider making to personalize your vehicle. Consider adding brand-new seat covers to give a more personal touch. Personalize Your License Plate.

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DOT issues discussion document on principles for a connected vehicle environment; safety as top priority

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The US Department of Transportation (DOT) Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Joint Program Office (JPO) has issued a discussion document expressing a set of working principles intended to guide DOT’s research, demonstration and implementation activities related to a connected vehicle environment. Transportation Safety is the DOT’s top stated priority for the connected vehicle environment.

2012 204

Obama Administration releases National Bioeconomy Blueprint; health, food, energy and environment

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The White House today released a national Bioeconomy Blueprint , a comprehensive approach to harnessing innovations in biological research to address national challenges in health, food, energy, and the environment. In coordination with the Blueprint’s release, Federal officials also announced a number of new commitments to help achieve the Blueprint’s goals.

2012 220

IBM Research Initiative Developing Adaptive Systems to Provide Personalized Travel Routes to Avoid Gridlock

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IBM has launched a new research initiative to build personalized travel routes for commuters to avoid traffic gridlock. New models will predict the outcomes of varying transportation routes to provide a personalized recommendation that get commuters where they need to go in the fastest time. IBM has the ability correlate all of this information to better predict demand, optimize capacity help improve traveler and highway safety as well as reduce our impact on the environment.

2010 163

Study concludes cycling is the urban transport mode associated with the greatest health benefits

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The findings, published in Environment International , show that cycling yielded the best results in every analysis. Environment International doi: 10.1016/j.envint.2018.08.002. Health Personal Transit

2018 217

IBM releases fifth annual Next Five in Five list of near-term significant innovations; personalized routing for commuting/transportation makes the cut

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Of the five, only one is directly transportation-related: Commuters will be able to quickly access personalized recommendations that help them avoid the congestion issues they routinely face and help them get where they need to go in the fastest time. The full list of five is: Your commute will be personalized. Personalized routing.

2010 190

CEO Mary Barra & General Motors Make Sure The Greenius Is Rewarded For His Many Years Of EV Advocacy

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So I sought the Bolt out at the EV events I attended and saw it for the first time in person at Exposition Park, but the car was locked and there were no Chevy people around to present the car.

Schaeffler startup to present near-production Bio-Hybrid at CES 2019; cargo and passenger versions

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Bio-Hybrid GmbH , a company belonging to the Schaeffler Group, will present the near-production Bio-Hybrid ( earlier post )—a new, modern form of personal urban mobility and means of transportation—at CES 2019. An approach like this requires vehicles that in a connected and systemically shared environment attain high flexibility while minimizing the need for space. The Passenger version offers a new form of personal and design-oriented urban mobility.

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Volkswagen showcasing its micromobility offerings in Geneva with Streetmate and Cityskater electric scooters

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The Streetmate scooter also benefits the environment with an electric drive system with zero local emissions and very low noise levels. Electric (Battery) Micro-mobility Personal TransitThe Volkswagen Group is embracing micromobility as part of its electric mobility strategy.

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ARPA-E tackles multi-modal transportation with approximately $10M in funding for TRANSNET

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personal vehicles, buses, light rail, etc.). The TRANSNET program takes an alternative, complementary approach through the development of technologies that target both the factors that drive energy consumption and the overall energy efficiency of personal transportation, without changing the mechanical efficiency of each mode (car, bus, train, etc.) Today, personal transportation is entering a period of rapid change, enabled by the introduction of new technologies.

2014 209

Honda unveils personal mobility device

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It may look like an April Fools joke, but Honda is very serious about the U3-X – its new compact, lithium-ion powered experimental personal mobility device. It will also continue research and development of the device including experiments in a real-world environment. The U3-X slides between the rider’s legs and provides free movement in all directions just as in human walking – whether that be forward, side-to-side, backwards, or even diagonally.

BASF and Floatility partner on ultra-lightweight solar-powered electric scooter: 12kg e-floater

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In line with this program, the joint development project by BASF and Floatility aims to combine the materials and know-how of BASF with the innovative capabilities of Floatility to address a key challenge of urban environments: short distance journeys. Electric (Battery) Materials Personal Transit Solar Urban mobility Weight reduction BASF and Floatility have partnered for the development of an ultra-lightweight and solar-powered electric scooter.

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UK DfT Report Finds That While a Majority of the Public Still Thinks Individuals Should Limit Car Use to Benefit Environment, Support for Measures Drops

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A new UK Department for Transport (DfT) report on public attitudes to climate change in the context of transport finds that a majority of respondents from amongst the general public understand that transport emissions contribute to climate change and that a majority still believe that individuals should try to limit their car use to benefit the environment. Attitudes towards measures to reduce car emissions. Source: DfT. Click to enlarge.

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Navigant forecasts modest global annual sales growth of e-bicycles, reaching 40.3M units in 2023

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Under Navigant Research’s aggressive scenario, in which e-bicycle become a stronger alternative to passenger vehicles in urban environments, global e-bicycle sales could reach as many as 44.4 China Electric (Battery) Forecasts Personal Transit In a new report , Navigant Research forecasts that global annual sales of e-bicycles will grow modestly from 31.7 million units in 2014 to 40.3 million units in 2023 under a base scenario—a CAGR of 2.7%.

2014 237

Give Me A #BreakFreeLA & Then Give Me 100% Renewables RIGHT NOW

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Real leadership is coming from The Carson Coalition and Communities for a Better Environment and from all the Bernie Sanders for President supporters. I’ve been working on the local 100% renewable energy solution nonstop for the last two years personally, so I know we can get all of L.A. I’ve lived in my house in Torrance, California for 23 years now. Been in L.A.

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SAE New Energy Vehicle Forum: China’s focus on NEVs may have profound impact on future of transportation

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The details of that specific situation may result in an electric vehicle parc somewhat different than in Western countries, other speakers noted, and may indeed—given the obvious scale of the China market—herald a major transformation in transportation, including the type and role of personal vehicles, others suggested. Intercity personal vehicle use will fit with high-speed intercity and regional rail—e.g.,

2013 232

Toyota, City of Grenoble, Grenoble-Alpes Métropole, Cité lib, EDF launch ultra-compact urban EV car-sharing project; i-ROAD and COMS

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The main objective of the research is to better understand the interconnection between the different modes of public and individual transportation in an urban environment, as well as to be able to better identify the exact needs of consumers in terms of “last mile” mobility. In addition, this project will provide a new IC-card-based personal identification and payment system, linking the charging stations with existing public transportation systems.

2013 207

Youth Climate Strikes Have The $uperpower To Shut This Country Down & Force America To Take Emergency Climate Action

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But why should any young person be made to study for a future when no one is doing enough to save that future? FridaysForFuture citizen volunteer climate change Climate Emergency Climate Strike Community Activists environment fossil fuels News Truth & Reality Greta ThunbergIf Kids Don’t Lead, Adults Will Willingly Sacrifice Them.

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GM publishes “Blue Paper” on sustainable urban mobility; integrating input from Sustainable Urban Mobility events in Shanghai

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The Blue Paper—published in English and Chinese—addresses the growing challenges associated with rising urbanization and the greater demand for transportation with respect to energy, the environment, safety, traffic congestion and land use. Identify a series of “lighthouse” projects to rapidly demonstrate the viability and potential of connected electrically driven vehicles in a controlled environment such as an eco-city or small town.

2010 204

The Greatest Solar Powered Music Festival in World History! SUNSTOCK JUNE 18 Los Angeles

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Filed under: Bicycles , citizen volunteer , climate change , Community Activists , environment , renewable energy , solar power Tagged: Allah-las , Autry Museum , Cults , Gateway Drugs , June 18 , Kaki King , Skylar Funk , Sunstock , The Big Pink , Trapdoor Social , Wavves , yOya. Out of the darkness, comes the light! Be there and shine with us! Your Creative Greenius loves him some Cults.

Wendy Greuel Our Best Bet To Get To 100% Renewable Energy In Time

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And you would think that would be especially true for anyone running to become our United States representative from the 33rd Congressional District – the person who will be following the great Henry Waxman in that position. And what I myself need from our next Representative in the House is the person who will most effectively help me drive the South Bay to 100% renewable energy as we transition off of fossil fuels in the next decade.

2014 269

We Don’t Need a Jetsons Future, Just a Sustainable One

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Where everyone had access to preventative health care that was both personalized and less invasive? Environment Internet of everything Vr Climate change Self-driving cars

New Proposal for Discrete Road Systems for High-Speed Vehicles and Low-Speed Modes of Transportation Seeks to Enhance Sustainability Without Compromising Benefits of Motor Vehicle Use

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Also, In contrast to multi-modal solutions, in which users must shift themselves and any baggage, cargo, and personal belongings back and forth between multiple travel modes in a single trip, this dual infrastructure design creates two complete systems with alternative temporal, spatial, and social sensibilities. In addition, if the average residence size per person would be smaller in dual-mode cities than in suburbia, the need for variety of construction materials (e.g.,

2010 195

Bradford: Twelve Years A Failure – His Reason To Kill CCAs

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First admit what a failure you were in your own personal efforts of launching a Community Choice power program where you live. citizen volunteer climate change energy efficiency environment environmental legislation Environmental Politics fossil fuels green jobs politics renewable energy Saving Energy Assemblyman Steven Bradford CCA Community Choice power Gardena Manhattan Beach MB2025 PG&E SCE Senator Alex Padilla Senator Lois Wolk Shirley Chisholm South Bay Vietnam

2014 277

What’s In It For Me?

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1][2][3] From 1914 to 1932, Galleani’s followers in the United States (known as i Galleanisti), carried out a series of bombings and assassination attempts against institutions and persons they viewed as class enemies.[1] Filed under: environment Tagged: Carson , CCA , Community Choice Aggregation , Hermosa Beach , Joe Galliani , Luigi Galleani , Manhattan Beach , Redodno Beach , Santa Monica , Torrance , Westfield New Jersey.

2015 284

Here Lies Hermosa Beach – Truth Takes a Holiday In The City’s Massive Honesty FAIL

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And as far as I’m concerned, if you want to claim to be a Rabbi in the Hermosa community, then you need to stand for truth and justice – especially now, when the person you are covering up for is in the middle of another lying and coverup scandal, and friends of mine have been bullied and intimidated and kicked out of the Chamber of Commerce.” ” What kind of person, makes up a story that’s so easy to disprove?

2015 248

Al Muratsuchi Votes To Kill Community Choice Then Finds Out He Was Duped & Calls Me To Apologize

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campaign carbon producers citizen volunteer climate change Community Activists election electric cars environment environmental legislation Environmental Politics fossil fuels green jobs renewable energy solar power Sustainability AB 2145 Assemblyman Al Muratsuchi Assemblyman Steven Bradford CCA Community Choice Aggregation corruption IBEW investor owned utilities Jimmy Hoffa PG&E SCE SDG&E Sonoma Clean Power Union bosses

2014 303

autoPOLIS report suggests tackling automotive environmental and energy problems from the market end first, rather than by technology push; need for a new transportation model

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—“Hot, thirsty and crowded” “China may have to lead the way, given the problems it faces with the environment and energy supply.” Emissions Fuel Efficiency Market Background Personal Transit PolicyWormald’s roadmap to an 80% reduction in automotive GHG by 2050. Source: Wormald 2011. Click to enlarge.

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smart, MINI Unveiling Electric Scooter Concepts at Paris Show; Central Role for Smartphones

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This is fitted with a microphone and headphones so that riders are able to use the telephone function or access their personal music collection while on the road. The operating concept creates a network between the rider, the vehicle and the environment which paves the way for numerous new interactive functions. Tags: Electric (Battery) Personal Transit The smart escooter. Click to enlarge.

2010 190

Another Exclusive Greenius Video: 350.org’s Bill McKibben on Biking and the SBBC

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I really enjoyed getting to table for 350.org at the same table author, Bill McKibben , was signing copies of his new book “Eaarth.&# What I dug most was the way Bill personally connected with each person who had a book for him to sign. He took his time and had a brief but unrushed conversation with each person who came by. Bill McKibben signs his new book "Eaarth" at the L.A. Times Book Festival (photo by Debra Bushweit Galliani).

2010 188

Exclusive Greenius Video: Bill McKibben on Hermosa Beach as a Carbon Neutral City

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Bill is the founder of 350.org and we’ve only previously talked together on the radio, so it was a great joy for me to meet Bill in person and exchange hugs and fist bumps. carbon producers citizen volunteer climate change energy efficiency environment environmental legislation renewable energy solar power 350.org Bill McKibben Eaarth Joe Galliani L.A. Renown environmental author and activist, Bill McKibben , is in Los Angeles today where we met him at the L.A.

2010 251

Serving My Country – My Patriotic Duty

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It’s not the men and women in uniform’s fault in any way and it does not diminish their personal service but it is not the same thing as putting your life on the line to protect and defend our American way of life. And no one touches me more deeply when I hear him sing it then another great patriot who has devoted most of his life to selflessly working on the environment and justice issues I care about – Jackson Browne. .

2013 240

Thankful To Be Home — And ALIVE!

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“Well maybe not you, personally… If you help us.” Filed under: citizen volunteer , climate change , Community Activists , environment , fossil fuels , plug-in cars , solar power Tagged: chevron , EV , Exxon , Hermosa Beach , Manhattan Beach , Redondo Beach , solar power , South Bay. citizen volunteer climate change Community Activists environment fossil fuels plug-in cars solar power chevron EV Exxon Hermosa Beach Manhattan Beach Redondo Beach South Bay

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