This report from IBM is entitled the Commuter Pain Survey. In the 2011 edition, IBM state that there has been an increase in “the number of respondents who said that roadway traffic has increased their levels of personal stress and anger and negatively affected their performance at work or school”. That’s right, traffic can adversely affect productivity, and it is perceived to negatively affect health in some way (69%), increases stress (42%), and anger (35%).
Angry drivers, I know of one or two.
Check out the report [pdf]
Check out the video showcasing Google’s efforts to encourage their staff to commute greener. So they have a shuttle service (with Wifi, work desk, Bike attach), 1000 free bikes on campus, charity credits for non-car commuting, electric vehicle fleet, and more!
Damn, that’s a lot of things….
(For those who don’t need a GPS. I know people who are virtually lost without one… *shakes head*)
Non-Profit Organisation OiWorld launched a Google Maps app called Carbon Footprint for Google Maps. It’s a pretty simple set up: You type in your destination address to get directions there, as per normal, and it displays the amount of CO2 equivalent you’re spewing out from your drive. You can also adjust the emissions rate, which is defaulted at the average of 217 grams / km.
Picture the world’s fastest electric car.
Does it look like this: