Ford expands Smart Mobility pilot program to deliver improved access to healthcare in The Gambia; motorcycles with sensors

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In some parts of The Gambia, mobility facilitates delivery of life-saving healthcare services to those in need. For healthcare practitioners in The Gambia, motorcycles are essential. In an even more remote village on the north bank of The Gambia River, a lone nurse travels to neighboring communities on her motorcycle testing for tuberculosis, leprosy and other diseases.

UNEP: export of used cars to developing world creating significant environmental problems

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The fast-growing global vehicle fleet is a major contributor to air pollution and climate change; globally, the transport sector is responsible for nearly a quarter of energy-related global greenhouse gas emissions. For example, the average age of used vehicles exported to the Gambia was close to 19 years old, while a quarter of used vehicles exported to Nigeria were almost 20 years old.

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