Paragon Software Systems Inc., is introducing software designed to reduce vehicle emissions.

The Dallas, Texas,-based Paragon’s software Carbon Minimizer functionality adds environmental factors to its routing and scheduling optimization software, according to a news release.

Paragon releases vehicle emissions monitoring softwareIt helps users to further reduce carbon emissions and fuel consumption of their planned schedules, reducing fleets’ carbon footprint and transportation operating costs, according to the company.

The software estimates and reports the total carbon dioxide and fuel content of all the routes and schedules, including distances, speeds, weight and vehicle fuel efficiency.

The software takes considers slower city travel that utilizes more fuel and emits more carbon emissions than speedier highway travel, according to the release.

“The additional Carbon Minimizer functionality reflects our commitment to providing customers with software solutions that meet the needs of the ever changing logistics industry, including meeting government regulations,” William Salter, president and chief executive officer, said in the release. “The Carbon Minimizer tool … enables transportation operators to look at the environmental impact of their vehicle routes as part of the planning process.”

Paragon is a vehicle routing and scheduling optimization provider.