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Eco Driving

Eco Driving

Eco driving is usually one of the options in modern cars. However, older models might be missing this feature, which concludes in a higher fuel consumption. With AutoPi optimization, you can achieve a solution called Eco Driving, where you can be notified when exceeding RPM and speed limit. 


Many drivers do not realize the amount of money they could save, by changing their driving behavior. Since gear and RPM position is available through the AutoPi TMU, it would be possible to create a system which assisted you in achieving the optimal driving behavior and thereby, getting the best mileage for your specific vehicle.


The system could sound alerts to the user, either through the build in speaker or through the internal audio system in the car.


An illustration of a truck driving based on the eco driving optimization alerts from AutoPi

How to do it?


You can easily set it up within AutoPi cloud management platform and establish goals or objectives in your cloud. In case you want to know more or are struggling with installation, please contact sales@autopi.io.


Benefits of eco driving optimization 


Optimizing your driving behavior not only helps you save gas money, but also the mileage of your vehicle. The more aggressively and disrespectfully you use your vehicle, the more likely it is to get damaged. Some vehicles even tend to get more easily damaged if they have already been damaged before. 


Aggressive driving is also dangerous for other people around you. It can just be a millisecond and you can get into a serious accident, causing permanent damage to somebody's vehicle or even their life.


In addition, you will have more time to relax, focus on the road and talk to your passenger/s. Optimal eco driving is also ‘healthier’ for our planet as it consumes less emissions.


All in all, we should all take a minute to think if it’s worth it to drive fast and risk our lives every day. In addition, AutoPi can also assist electric vehicles with a major challenge - battery monitor feature.


AutoPi can send you voice commands, to simply remind you to drive slower and take precautions. AutoPi is also able to detect reckless driving and therefore, pressure you not to drive the way you do. 


What is Eco Driving?

Eco driving refers to ecological and safe driving. Driving ecologically can reduce fuel consumption, CO2 emissions, maintenance costs and possible accidents. Additionally, it will prolong the vehicle's mileage and keep it in a better 'condition'. 


Nowadays, it has become a common thing to have the ECO driving mode in vehicles. Generally, it lowers the vehicle's power and speed, but also the fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. Eco driving mode in especially used in cities and long distance trips.


The fuel consumption in urban areas is typically much higher than in rural areas. We are speeding more, reaching high RPM and getting stuck in the traffic. All of these factors lead to the much higher fuel consumption. Therefore, eco driving mode is extremely helpful in cities as it will significantly lower your fuel consumption


On the other side, the fuel consumption is much lower in rural areas as we are not speeding as much as in the speed. However, eco driving mode can lower the fuel consumption even more and get you to the final destination safely. 

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