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SOURCE IFP Energies nouvelles (IFPEN)
RUEIL-MALMAISON, France, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
IFPEN's engineers have used innovative scientific algorithms to design an application aimed at reducing fuel consumption at the wheel.
Eco-driving for all is now a reality with GECO!
GECO has been designed to guide drivers on their urban trips, helping them to adopt more fuel-efficient and eco-friendly driving behaviours. Objective? To reduce fuel consumption without necessarily reducing average speed. Target: 10 to 15% fuel savings. By consuming less, drivers will spend less but they will also reduce their pollutant and CO2 emissions.
How does it work?
Using smartphone sensors, the application computes in real time the ideal driving behaviour to adopt, on the basis of the specific trip. It is then compared to the actual behaviour adopted by the driver. The screen displays the driver's score and energy performance and offers real-time advice aimed at improving overall driving. An online community of GECO-drivers 2.0 will also allow drivers to compare their results and become "Eco-drivers".
GECO, a first step towards the smart and connected car of the future
A free application for everybody, GECO offers an approach that is innovative (based on algorithms that evaluate driving in real time), flexible (with driving advice, numerous calculation parameters and an automated assessment) and very easy to use. Fitting with current trends and eco-responsible, this application prefigures the integration of functionalities of this type in the so-called "connected" cars of the future.
To find out more: http://www.geco-drive.fr
Join the eco-drivers community and download the application on Facebook
IFP Energies nouvelles (IFPEN) is a public research and training player. It has an international scope, covering the fields of energy, transport and the environment. From research to industry, technological innovation is central to all its activities. http://www.ifpen.fr
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