FAQ

My Open Road is a social energy conservation awareness app that encourages commuters to socially compete to see who can use the most energy efficient means possible to get around in their daily travels. The app assigns each mode of travel a “Social Responsibility Score” based on its energy efficiency. The more energy efficient the commuter’s choice of travel, the higher his or her Social Responsibility Score will be.

Currently, My Open Road is being developed for Android smartphones. Windows, and
iPhone devices are in development.

The My Open Road application beta version is available now in the Google Play store. Early contributors to the Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign will have first access to the fully functional application when it launches.

Visit Google Play online or on your phone and follow the steps listed below:
1. Select the “Search” link
2. Search for “my open road”
3. Select “Install” and the app will download to your device

We work with retailers that want to be socially responsible and are concerned with energy conservation.

My Open Road assigns a “Social Responsibility Score” to each mode of travel based on its energy efficiency. The more energy efficient the choice of travel, the higher his or her Social Responsibility Score will be.

My Open Road helps users reduce greenhouse gas emissions and the risks associated with climate change in minutes by helping you keep track of your daily commuter activities to determine how much CO2 you are saving. You can increase your Social Responsibility Score by choosing to walk, ride a bike, or carpool. By monitoring your daily activity through My Open Road, you can stay aware of your carbon footprint and gain real-life rewards.

You can use the Social Responsibility Score to unlock specials and discounts within My Open Road’s network of socially responsible merchants. (e.g., a “buy-one, get one free” entrée offer at a restaurant with a score of 700 or better).

If you have a question about the app, please email Web Support at support@myopenroad.com or call (866) 651-7560

Carbon dioxide (CO2) is the primary greenhouse gas emitted through human activities. The main human activity that emits CO2 is the combustion of fossil fuels (coal, natural gas, and oil) for energy and transportation. The combustion of fossil fuels such as gasoline and diesel to transport people and goods is the second largest source of CO2 emissions, accounting for 31% of CO2 emissions.

Global warming is the rise in the average temperature of Earth’s atmosphere, primarily caused by increasing concentrations of green house gases produced by human activities

The amount of CO2 created from burning one gallon of fuel depends on the amount of carbon in the fuel. After combustion, a majority of the carbon is emitted as CO2 and very small amounts of methane and other gases. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates the average CO2 emissions from one gallon of fuel as follows:
CO2 emissions from a gallon of gasoline: 8,887 grams CO2
CO2 emissions from a gallon of diesel: 10,180 grams CO2

This amount of CO2 emitted can vary depending on the fuel economy of the vehicle and the amount of carbon in the vehicle’s fuel. The average gasoline vehicle on the road today has a fuel economy of about 21 miles per gallon. Most vehicles on the road in the US today are gasoline vehicles, and every gallon of gasoline creates about 8,887 grams of CO2 when burned. Therefore, the average vehicle when driving one mile generates approximately 423 grams of CO2 emissions. Average CO2 emissions per mile = CO2 per gallon/Miles per gallon = 8887/21 = 423 grams

This number can vary based on a vehicle’s fuel type, fuel economy, and the number of miles driven per year. The average gasoline vehicle on the road today has a fuel economy of about 21 miles per gallon and drives around 12,000 miles per year. Therefore, the average annual passenger vehicle generates approximately 5.1 metric ton CO2 emissions Average Annual CO2 emissions = CO2 per miles x miles =423 x 12000 = 5.1 metric tons

At this time we use an average 423 grams per mile as described in FAQ #15. In the near future and with the funding from the current Indiegogo campaign, The My Open Road system will incorporate CO2 vehicle emission data as compiled by the EPA. For more information, please visit: http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/Find.do?action=sbsSelect to view how your own vehicle comparers to others. After entering your vehicle type and clicking compare, click the “Energy and Environment” tab to see how your vehicle’s emissions compare to other makes and models. “Green House Gas Emissions” is the data we will use to determine your vehicles “Social Responsibility Score”.

My Open Road does not share your real time locations with anyone except you. If you choose to share your trips on social media, My Open Road will only share where you have been in the past but never share your real time location.

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