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Old 06-05-2009, 10:40 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Japan: Excessive Idling v. Start-Stop EcoDrivers

These last two weeks in Japan I have been painfully aware of two competing types of Japanese drivers: the sleep in the car for 4 hours while it is idling on the side of the road driver and the fuel conscious ecodriver the stops the engine at traffic lights.The IdlerThe Idler is a quintessentially Japanese [...]Related posts:
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Old 06-05-2009, 01:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Interesting article. Thanks.
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The audi system is neat, but there's no way other drivers will deal with that type of driving without a huge amount of PR/education.
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gascort, I agree. I also worry about people watching their green light speed more than the road around them. You can't roll through that green light if there's a car stopped in your lane already! In order to be acceptable there would have to be a sudden massive market penetration (10%), then drivers would be easily aware of who is pacing lights and what they are doing.

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