Cabify continues use of technological innovations to significantly reduce carbon emissions

Posted: 25 April 2022 | | No comments yet

Through the use of technological innovations, Cabify is saving over 1,000 tonnes of carbon emissions per year – making it the first carbon neutral mobility application in Europe and Latin America.

Cabify uses technological innovations to significantly reduce carbon emissions

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The multi-mobility platform Cabify has announced that it is harnessing technology to save 1,368 tonnes of CO2 emissions every year by optimising its journeys, which is equivalent to the amount generated by the charging of 150 million smartphones.

Having invested more than €38 million in research and development in the last five years, Cabify has introduced various measures in its platform to achieve more environmentally and operationally efficient mobility. This technological development saves an average of one million passenger-free kilometres per month across its global operations.

One of these technological developments is ‘hot hire’, which allows the least possible number of kilometres to be travelled without passengers. When a collaborating driver is nearing the end of a journey, he is offered a new trip request close to that location, increasing environmental efficiency and profitability in his journeys.

These innovations have been put in place with the help of data analysis and artificial intelligence (AI). This interdisciplinary field informs the company’s collaborating drivers about customers’ travel expectations through a forecasting model of demand, providing them with the most efficient location to get a ride and reliable travel times based on actual estimates.

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“Technology is one of our greatest allies in sustainability. In this regard, we don’t just work with data analysis to make journeys more efficient. Thanks to innovation, we’re also able to design a more cost-effective route map for our collaborating drivers,” said Carlos Herrera, Chief Technology Officer at Cabify. “Finally, technology has also made it possible to develop a feature to alert our collaborating driver of possible connection or location errors on their device, letting them know that such a situation may impact the delivery of ride requests.”

In celebration of Earth Day 2022 on 22 April 2022, Cabify also launched the #YaQueVas campaign, which is committed to recognising the importance of innovation to make mobility more efficient and sustainable. Using everyday situations, such as going shopping or throwing out the rubbish, Cabify will highlight the role played by the ‘hot hire’ technology of interlinked journeys in the development of urban mobility that is more respectful to the planet.

The company’s environmental roadmap has a permanent focus on reducing and offsetting emissions. Due to multi-mobility, technological advancements and the progressive decarbonisation of collaborating driver fleets that connect to the app, Cabify is working to reduce the CO2 emissions index (g CO2/km) of passenger journeys and parcel deliveries. In 2021, this index decreased from 109 to 107 in Spain, and from 128 to 121 in Latin America – figures that are below the national and international average.

Since 2018, the multi-mobility platform has worked to measure all emissions of its activities and has invested in multiple GHG offset projects in the countries in which Cabify operates. This exercise has allowed the platform to become the first carbon neutral mobility application in Europe and Latin America.