|By PR Newswire||
|April 15, 2013 11:07 AM EDT||
BLOOMINGDALE, Ill., April 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On Saturday, April 20, in honor of Earth Day, Bridgestone Retail Operations (BSRO) will host "The Great Inflate," offering free tire pressure and tread depth checks during regular business hours at 79 Firestone Complete Auto Care "Inflation Stations" in the Chicagoland area. This effort aims to educate area drivers about the effect of tire inflation and condition on fuel efficiency and air emissions.
Properly inflated and maintained tires can have a positive impact on the environment, decreasing rolling resistance for better gas mileage and lower emissions. It is estimated that if all drivers in Chicago properly inflated their tires, 6.1 million gallons of gas could be saved per year and annual greenhouse gas emissions would drop 61,200 tons*, while Chicagoland's air would be cleaner overall.
"We want local drivers to understand how they can help lower CO2 and other emissions with a couple of quick and easy tire checks," said John Sheerin, environmental director, BSRO. "If everyone in the United States took proper care of their tires, the difference we could make for our environment would be remarkable. We hope that through events like 'The Great Inflate,' drivers will see that proper tire care is something simple that can have big results for all of us."
In addition to the tire checks, all 79 stores will give away free tire pressure gauges while supplies last, as well as "Great Inflate" tip cards, offering information on their vehicle's recommended tire pressure and tread depth. And, a limited number of local radio station WXRT's sold-out CD, ONXRT: Live from the Archives Volume 14, will be available for free to the first drivers who participate.
"The Great Inflate" aligns with Bridgestone Corporation's "One Team, One Planet" environmental efforts. Believing that a tire's life is never over, BSRO has implemented an initiative called the Spent Tire Program, a key component of "One Team, One Planet." BSRO's more than 2,200 retail tire and automotive service center locations nationwide – which operate under the names Firestone Complete Auto Care, Tires Plus, Expert Tire and Wheel Works – participate in the program, recycling 100 percent of spent tires received by the stores. The program works to ensure a one-for-one exchange: For every new tire purchased, a spent one will be put to another valuable use. The rescued rubber becomes part of asphalt, mulch, playground surfaces and more, or is used as a clean fuel source. Extending this commitment to the environment to overall car care, all BSRO stores utilize steel versus lead wheel weights for tire balancing, and also take used motor oil and used automotive batteries for recycling at no charge.
Additionally, BSRO partners with various local organizations and volunteer groups on community clean-up events, collecting improperly discarded tires from public spaces and waterways across the country. Since Earth Day 2012, nearly 25,000 tires have been salvaged and ultimately recycled through more than 80 of these clean-ups.
The announcement comes in conjunction with four others from Bridgestone this April, leading up to Earth Day. To view these announcements, visit: http://www.bridgestoneamericasmedia.com
To take part in "The Great Inflate," visit http://www.firestonecompleteautocare.com to find a convenient location in the Chicago area.
*Methodology: According to the U.S. Department of Energy, it is estimated that, in the United States alone, 1.2 billion gallons of gasoline would be saved each year if all cars had properly inflated tires. Annual CO2 emissions would drop by 12 million tons. The Chicago estimate assumes that the average Chicago driver drives the same as the average U.S. driver. The totals are calculated using the number of registered automobiles in the U.S. in 2010 (242,060,545) and the number of registered automobiles in Chicago (1,244,091) in 2010.
About Bridgestone Retail Operations, LLC:
Bridgestone Retail Operations, LLC (BSRO) is headquartered in Bloomingdale, Ill., and operates the largest network of company-owned automotive service providers in the world — more than 2,200 tire and vehicle service centers across the United States — including Firestone Complete Auto Care, Tires Plus™, ExpertTire™ and Wheel Works store locations. Credit First National Association and Firestone Complete Fleet Care™ operations are also part of BSRO. BSRO is a member of the Bridgestone Americas family of companies.
SOURCE Bridgestone Retail Operations, LLC
What are the successful IoT innovations from emerging markets? What are the unique challenges and opportunities from these markets? How did the constraints in connectivity among others lead to groundbreaking insights? In her session at @ThingsExpo, Carmen Feliciano, a Principal at AMDG, will answer all these questions and share how you can apply IoT best practices and frameworks from the emerging markets to your own business.
Oct. 27, 2016 03:00 AM EDT Reads: 2,683
Big Data has been changing the world. IoT fuels the further transformation recently. How are Big Data and IoT related? In his session at @BigDataExpo, Tony Shan, a renowned visionary and thought leader, will explore the interplay of Big Data and IoT. He will anatomize Big Data and IoT separately in terms of what, which, why, where, when, who, how and how much. He will then analyze the relationship between IoT and Big Data, specifically the drilldown of how the 4Vs of Big Data (Volume, Variety,...
Oct. 27, 2016 02:45 AM EDT Reads: 1,586
Between the mockups and specs produced by analysts, and resulting applications built by developers, there exists a gulf where projects fail, costs spiral, and applications disappoint. Methodologies like Agile attempt to address this with intensified communication, with partial success but many limitations. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 19th Cloud Expo, Charles Kendrick, CTO at Isomorphic Software, will present a revolutionary model enabled by new technologies. Learn how business and deve...
Oct. 27, 2016 02:45 AM EDT Reads: 1,521
SYS-CON Events announced today that SoftNet Solutions will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. SoftNet Solutions specializes in Enterprise Solutions for Hadoop and Big Data. It offers customers the most open, robust, and value-conscious portfolio of solutions, services, and tools for the shortest route to success with Big Data. The unique differentiator is the ability to architect and ...
Oct. 27, 2016 02:15 AM EDT Reads: 1,116
The Internet of Things will challenge the status quo of how IT and development organizations operate. Or will it? Certainly the fog layer of IoT requires special insights about data ontology, security and transactional integrity. But the developmental challenges are the same: People, Process and Platform and how we integrate our thinking to solve complicated problems. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Craig Sproule, CEO of Metavine, will demonstrate how to move beyond today's coding paradigm ...
Oct. 27, 2016 02:00 AM EDT Reads: 3,955
For basic one-to-one voice or video calling solutions, WebRTC has proven to be a very powerful technology. Although WebRTC’s core functionality is to provide secure, real-time p2p media streaming, leveraging native platform features and server-side components brings up new communication capabilities for web and native mobile applications, allowing for advanced multi-user use cases such as video broadcasting, conferencing, and media recording.
Oct. 27, 2016 02:00 AM EDT Reads: 4,255
DevOps is being widely accepted (if not fully adopted) as essential in enterprise IT. But as Enterprise DevOps gains maturity, expands scope, and increases velocity, the need for data-driven decisions across teams becomes more acute. DevOps teams in any modern business must wrangle the ‘digital exhaust’ from the delivery toolchain, "pervasive" and "cognitive" computing, APIs and services, mobile devices and applications, the Internet of Things, and now even blockchain. In this power panel at @...
Oct. 27, 2016 01:45 AM EDT Reads: 2,144
Qosmos, the market leader for IP traffic classification and network intelligence technology, has announced that it will launch the Launch L7 Viewer at CloudExpo | @ThingsExpo Silicon Valley, being held November 1 – 3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. The L7 Viewer is a traffic analysis tool that provides complete visibility of all network traffic that crosses a virtualized infrastructure, up to Layer 7. It facilitates and accelerates common IT tasks such as VM migra...
Oct. 27, 2016 01:30 AM EDT Reads: 427
A completely new computing platform is on the horizon. They’re called Microservers by some, ARM Servers by others, and sometimes even ARM-based Servers. No matter what you call them, Microservers will have a huge impact on the data center and on server computing in general. Although few people are familiar with Microservers today, their impact will be felt very soon. This is a new category of computing platform that is available today and is predicted to have triple-digit growth rates for some ...
Oct. 27, 2016 01:00 AM EDT Reads: 34,295
As the world moves toward more DevOps and Microservices, application deployment to the cloud ought to become a lot simpler. The Microservices architecture, which is the basis of many new age distributed systems such as OpenStack, NetFlix and so on, is at the heart of Cloud Foundry - a complete developer-oriented Platform as a Service (PaaS) that is IaaS agnostic and supports vCloud, OpenStack and AWS. Serverless computing is revolutionizing computing. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Raghav...
Oct. 27, 2016 12:45 AM EDT Reads: 2,169
So you think you are a DevOps warrior, huh? Put your money (not really, it’s free) where your metrics are and prove it by taking The Ultimate DevOps Geek Quiz Challenge, sponsored by DevOps Summit. Battle through the set of tough questions created by industry thought leaders to earn your bragging rights and win some cool prizes.
Oct. 27, 2016 12:30 AM EDT Reads: 4,193
In past @ThingsExpo presentations, Joseph di Paolantonio has explored how various Internet of Things (IoT) and data management and analytics (DMA) solution spaces will come together as sensor analytics ecosystems. This year, in his session at @ThingsExpo, Joseph di Paolantonio from DataArchon, will be adding the numerous Transportation areas, from autonomous vehicles to “Uber for containers.” While IoT data in any one area of Transportation will have a huge impact in that area, combining sensor...
Oct. 27, 2016 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 1,117
SYS-CON Events announced today that Isomorphic Software will exhibit at DevOps Summit at 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Isomorphic Software provides the SmartClient HTML5/AJAX platform, the most advanced technology for building rich, cutting-edge enterprise web applications for desktop and mobile. SmartClient combines the productivity and performance of traditional desktop software with the simp...
Oct. 27, 2016 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 3,541
Almost everyone sees the potential of Internet of Things but how can businesses truly unlock that potential. The key will be in the ability to discover business insight in the midst of an ocean of Big Data generated from billions of embedded devices via Systems of Discover. Businesses will also need to ensure that they can sustain that insight by leveraging the cloud for global reach, scale and elasticity.
Oct. 27, 2016 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 11,131
SYS-CON Media announced today that @WebRTCSummit Blog, the largest WebRTC resource in the world, has been launched. @WebRTCSummit Blog offers top articles, news stories, and blog posts from the world's well-known experts and guarantees better exposure for its authors than any other publication. @WebRTCSummit Blog can be bookmarked ▸ Here @WebRTCSummit conference site can be bookmarked ▸ Here
Oct. 26, 2016 11:30 PM EDT Reads: 9,757