Podcast: TED Talks series - Robin Chase: Getting Cars off the Road and Data into the Skies
TED Talks series, FILMED MAR 2007 • POSTED JAN 2008 • TED2007
Robin Chase founded Zipcar, the world’s biggest car-sharing business. That was one of her smaller ideas. Here she travels much farther, contemplating road-pricing schemes that will shake up our driving habits and a mesh network vast as the Interstate.
Chase explains her thinking behind the success of her company, Zipcar, as well as explaining why free internet and communication is beneficial to all humans.
ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION AND TEACHING MATERIALS
We need to reduce CO2 emissions in 10 to 15 years by 80 percent in order to avert catastrophic effects. … What are catastrophic effects? A three degree centigrade climate change rise that will result in 50 percent species extinction." (Robin Chase)
Listen >> TED Talks: Robin Chase: Getting Cars off the Road and Data into the Skies
TEACHING NOTES / CONTEXT FOR USE
This material can be used to explore how reduction in energy use through car sharing programs are successful. This material also explores how increasing free communication networks can help people in times of disasters or to just share innovative ideas.
Assessment is at the discretion of the educator and how this material is applied.