Let EcoDrive be your guide: Development of a mobile tool to reduce carbon footprint and promote green transport

Farzana Rahman, Casey O'Brien, Kristine Manning, Jason Cowdy, Sheikh Iqbal Ahamed

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Abstract

Personal transportation is considered as the greatest contributor of CO 2 emissions in the entire world. Since transportation is a mobile activity, mobile devices are well suited to sense and provide feedback about these activities. In this paper, we explore the use of personal mobile phones to give users feedback about their carbon footprint due to different transportation choices and activates. We propose a mobile GPS application, EcoDrive, for iPhone that suggests the fuel efficient route to the user. It can inform user about alternative public transportation to the same destination. EcoDrive supports awareness of personal transportation activities, reminds users of additional reasons for being green (e.g., financial savings), and emphasize them to adopt eco-friendly behavior. The key contribution of this paper is the presentation of the design, implementation, and validation of the prototype of EcoDrive.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication27th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing, SAC 2012
Pages519-524
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 12 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event27th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing, SAC 2012 - Trento, Italy
Duration: Mar 26 2012Mar 30 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ACM Symposium on Applied Computing

Conference

Conference27th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing, SAC 2012
CountryItaly
CityTrento
Period3/26/123/30/12

Keywords

  • carbon footprint
  • GPS
  • green route
  • mobile device

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software

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    Rahman, F., O'Brien, C., Manning, K., Cowdy, J., & Ahamed, S. I. (2012). Let EcoDrive be your guide: Development of a mobile tool to reduce carbon footprint and promote green transport. In 27th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing, SAC 2012 (pp. 519-524). (Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on Applied Computing). https://doi.org/10.1145/2245276.2245376