Issue: Nov 2009


Logica finalist at The Economist\'s Carbon Economy Summit



The Economist Recognizes Logica’s Emission Monitoring Solution as One of Ten Game-Changing Solutions to Combat Climate Change

by Michael Pavey

The emission monitoring solution, ‘EMO’ developed by Logica, a leading IT and business services company was recognized by The Economist as one of ten game-changing solutions to combat climate change. Logica has been invited to present the solution at The Economist’s Carbon Economy Summit in Washington DC. ‘EMO’ was identified by The Economist as an innovative solution that can improve energy efficiency and make a positive impact on the carbon economy.

EMO is a real-time monitoring system of vehicular emissions that uses a plug-in device that connects to the onboard computer of the vehicle and wirelessly transmits the emission values from the vehicle to the central office. Emission data from EMO is used to provide differential fuel pricing to drivers. The solution enables gas stations to offer prices tailored to individual vehicles and associated driving behaviours, and therefore incentivizes ‘greener’ driving behaviours. If the driving behaviour is green, the fuel is priced lower and conversely if the driving behaviour is poor. “This is just another example of collaborative innovation which is an integral part of Logica’s culture and role in bringing consumers, legislatures, businesses and breakthrough technologies together in an ecosystem that can address important issues such as climate change,” said Amanda Mesler, Chief Executive - Logica North America. Read more about the EMO solution and view the EMO video.

Commenting on the recognition, GBS Bindra, Global Innovation Director at Logica, who will present the solution and its benefits on November 18, 2009 at the summit said, “We are absolutely delighted with this prestigious recognition from The Economist. EMO is truly a solution that can help every individual make a positive impact on climate change. We are working with governments, regulatory bodies and retail oil companies in a collaborative framework to create an ecosystem where EMO, coupled with progressive policy-making, drives the overall societal good.”

The Economist’s Carbon Economy Summit takes place November 17-18, 2009 in Washington DC.

About Logica

Logica is a leading IT and business services company, employing 40,000 people. It provides business consulting, systems integration, and IT and business process outsourcing services. Logica works closely with its customers to release their potential - enabling change that increases their efficiency, accelerates growth and manages risk. It applies its deep industry knowledge, technical excellence and global delivery expertise to help its customers build leadership positions in their markets. Logica is listed on both the London Stock Exchange and Euronext (Amsterdam) (LSE: LOG; Euronext: LOG). More information is available at www.logica.com.

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