With the usage of a pull method (method of finding a solution based on the given problem), we have found EnRoute, a mobile application, and software that will change the everyday life and the composition of the air once and for all.
The first part of the solution is a mobile application for individuals. All that one has to do is enter the activities that he/she wants to do during the day. (E.g. bring the kid to school, get the delivery, go to work). For each activity, the user shall sel ect the means of transport that can and cannot be used for the selected activities (e.g. yes-bus, no-train), the place and time for finish and start, as well as the maximum and optimal price that the user wants to pay for the trip. In the end, the application will ask the user if a certain activity is flexible (able to be done at another period of the day). The application needs that information in order to process a combination which has the smallest use of CO2 emission that is possible. When a user launches the application for the first time, she/he should answer a certain amount of questions. The answers are saved in the system until the user decides to make a change. (the type of automobile, city, location of their home, weather conditions in which the user wants to drive and walk, as well as the min/max amount of kilometers she/he wants to walk.)
The software of EnRoute is connected to databases and mathematical models which give a specific number of combinations of the activities aligned to all information entered by the user. For each combination, EnRoute shows the number of CO2 emissions that will be used by its performance. A key tool of the application is that it gives a certain number of combinations of activities (depending on the number of activities in the day and open possibilities, but always more than one.)That gives an opportunity to the citizens to choose the one that is most favorable.
The application will incorporate in-app purchases. Through them, the user can book trips, such as taxis, bus tickets, and even air transportation. EnRoute allows all transport companies that do not have an online card purchase system to be incorporated into our system. By using the application itself, people will be able to become aware of the small things that make a big impact on the world.
According to the research performed, less than 30 percent of people would download this app "in order to help the Earth." But they would be more than happy to enter their 5 minutes in order to get something of material value. EnRoute, therefore, decides to motivate people. If one day the number of carbon emissions is less than the average (the average is calculated based on the number of trips in that day and kilometers traveled) the user gets one point. With a certain number of EnRoute points, they can shop at the EnRoute store: fr om a coffee to a plane ticket.
The second part of our solution is the EnRoute software for companies and businesses. The principle of operation is based on the principle of the previously described application. But because a business encompasses a number of sectors that need to be regulated (including all of its employees' work activities, various deliveries, business trips, and appointments), the software itself will have larger databases, as well as permanent adjustments and changes.
To address the problem with the delivery service, EnRoute embraces New York's concept of night delivery and brings a new level of organization to perform maximum efficiency. Because this problem is most active in large cities, the initial system of EnRoute Off-Hours Delivery (or night delivery system) will be active only in cities that have more than 300.000 citizens, due to the number of deliveries per day. The delivery company and the receiving company enter their preferences on time and place. Deliveries will usually be made in the external area to prevent the creation of noise pollution and greater damage to citizens. The software according to the previously entered preferences gives the appropriate time, and also gives the information about other night deliveries that will occur at that time, expresses the percentage of how much travel time is reduced, how much their reliability is increased and of course, the reduces on the number of carbon dioxide emissions. The system will be tailored to take into account all regulations and laws, as well as parking restrictions that apply in one place. Companies that need to accept these deliveries will have the opportunity to choose an unattended delivery or delivery that should not be welcomed by the person in charge. This will allow uninterrupted work on the part of those who deliver.
To address the problem with shipments, for the first time ever we introduce the principle of collective deliveries. This principle is a design where shipments are delivered to a specific location that can be a cargo point or a specific business visited by the user (supermarket, mall, etc.). From the point of view of reducing carbon emissions, this way can reduce the number of failed deliveries and enable consolidation of the delivery schedule. EnRoute regulates shipments for individuals and businesses and immediately reminds the user and shipper of the delivery. The sender lists the places wh ere the delivery can be left. Afterward, the user selects the best option. The principle of collective deliveries has a goal to put an end on missed shipments and give the opportunity people to get them in motion.
Example: A citizen, on a spring day, has to go to 4 places: to take a shipment (flexible option, he can take it from several places), to go to work (22 km), to take the child to school (1 km), and go to the supermarket (flexible option). Because he carries out his activities unplanned, he makes separate trips for all the listed activities. But with EnRoute, this scene has a different twist. First, the citizen says that he wants to walk 3 km if the weather is good. That way he can take the child to school on foot (1 km) and then go to the bus station to continue to work. The bus is scheduled regularly and thus does not cause additional carbon dioxide emissions. The citizen returns home by bus, and the child comes home alone. Then he goes to the nearest supermarket on foot. EnRoute calculates all this in numbers. In the first daily scenario, the citizen uses about 10000 g of carbon, and in the second he uses about 7000 g of carbon, which is below the average for the number of activities that the user fulfills. He will, therefore, be rewarded with a point. With the points obtained fr om 5 days, he will get free cargo, free bus tickets, and so on. If the number of points increases, they will be able to buy material things, as well as airline tickets for inter and continental travel.
If the client wants to perform his activity by car, EnRoute tries to be consistent with nature. In order for the travel with a car to have a minimum number of emissions, EnRoute is connecting to the servers and tries to reserve a parking space in advance so that the customer does not circle around which causes an additional number of carbon emissions.
Although it may sound like the "gifts" and "discounts" are actually additional pollution, such as cargo or bus, they are actually daily activities that the citizen will inevitably perform, but in this way, he has to save a lot of carbon emissions. Each award is calculated in such a way that before the participant receives it, he must "save" three times more carbon dioxide emissions compared to what he will cause with the award. Moreover, the algorithm of the software gives the award in a situation when there is no greener option for the trip. The use of EnRoute can save up to 30 percent of the world's total carbon emissions, which in a way can mark the easiest, simplest, and most efficient way. to involve all people in saving our home - Planet Earth.
Strange as it may sound, the usage of EnRoute has proven to be good for the financial management of our citizens. With pre-planned trips during the day, it is possible to make different commitments, and use natural resources (bicycle, on foot) that allows fewer transportation costs in everyday life. Although the maximum price that is planned to be spent (or it is in the rank) is included in the import in each way of travel, with the full combination the planned price comes to a drastic reduction, which is a social impact for the benefit of the citizens.