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Smarter mobility will reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 56 megatons by 2025, an amount equivalent to half the annual emissions generated by transport in the UK.

That is one of the conclusions from a study conducted jointly by telecommunications group BT and market researchers Frost & Sullivan.

Automotive companies would see a further 121 megaton reduction in CO2 output once ride-sharing and other new-mobility schemes reduce global car output by 20 million vehicles a year, the report says.

And another 89 megatons could be saved by introducing sustainable production methods in the auto industry.

The report paints a picture of a new-mobility era characterized by a shift away from car ownership toward the use of mobility services.

It also notes these new services require highly connected IT systems that provide access to real-time data.

The white paper is available at:  http://tinyurl.com/z72fyw8