Monday, 14 November 2011

Car Free Day @ 27-Nov, Mumbai

In continuation to our commitment to gift the green earth to our next generation, your favourite carpool portal supports the ‘Car Free Day’. ‘Car Free Day’ event promotes improvement of mass transit, cycling, walking and carpooling, and the development of communities where jobs are closer to home and where shopping is within walking distance. The nature and scale of such events vary by location but the main objective never changes which is to give motorists and commuterists an idea of their locality with fewer cars.

Greenmile Foundation launches the first ‘Car Free Day, India Chapter 2011’ in Mumbai.  

Come 27th November 2011, Sunday, Mumbai will witness a people’s movement like never seen before. Allow us to break down the entire day for your better understanding:

(1). There will be a visible drop in traffic throughout the day due to the car owner’s online pledge to reduce or minimize use of vehicles,
(2). A pre-identified stretch of road will shut down completely for motorized vehicular movement from 7am to 12pm on that day,
(3). This stretch of 20 kilometres for a duration of 5 hours will transform into a ‘Car Free Day’ celebration zone. People can register to participate in Bike-a-thon 20K or Walk-a-thon 10K road racing events in support of the car free day. 

If you own a car and you think like we do, there are two ways in which you can be a part of this community. We would certainly like you to be more actively involved for which you can register to participate in any of the road racing events on that day.

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Learn to drive a car: It’s different

We happen to visit a Car Driving School just out-of-curiosity. It teaches citizens to drive cars with hands-on on the road. That everybody does, located on every good cross-roads of the city in India. But, it was a different in many aspects. This one also teaches traffic rules, driving etiquette, caring the car tricks, etc. Still the most exciting feature we liked most was their inbuilt simulation exercise.

They have computer simulation software pertaining to car driving with different situations (day, night, heavy traffic, less traffic, hill area, rainy conditions, etc.). The candidate is trained for first four days, daily one hour on this replica of car with three screens of computers. Then, the candidate is exposed to real road for 15 days.

This simulation helps a lot. The most important is saving of the fuel and saving of the environment. The 4 days of simulation exercise is equivalent to 8 days of travel on the road. The candidate learns systematically and gets quickly acquainted with terms, language and techniques.

This is another beautiful example of how IT or software application can solve environmental problems with increase in ease.

We must spot such endevour for the benefits of our own selves.

Happy Learning !!
Team -

P.S: It’s Maruti Driving School, a venture by Indian car-maker Maruti.