20 Feb '12, 4pm

EcoSpeed App Directs Your Driving, Cuts Fuel Use by 30%

A new fuel-efficiency-focused app for iPhone, Android and Windows phones called EcoSpeed claims fuel savings of 30 percent of more with its routing technology that also nudges drivers toward more fuel-sipping behavior as they go. EcoSpeed factors in traffic stops, speed limits and current traffic conditions to plot the most fuel-efficient route to your destination using Google Maps. Once a driver gets going, the app monitors driving behavior using the phone's GPS and makes fuel-saving suggestions, like making slower accelerations from traffic signals or maintaining certain speeds on the highway. Users can program in preferences as to whether to prioritize fuel efficiency or speed on any trip. You may want to just get there quickly when you're running late for work, but on those longer road trips, favoring efficiency could make a major impact -- a 30 percent improvement on ...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/gadgets/ecospeed-app-directs-yo...

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