Go Back   EcoModder Forum > EcoModding > Hypermiling / EcoDriver's Ed
Register Now
 Register Now

Reply  Post New Thread
Submit Tools LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 03-12-2008, 02:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
Batman Junior
MetroMPG's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: 1000 Islands, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 22,459

Blackfly - '98 Geo Metro
Team Metro
Last 3: 70.09 mpg (US)

MPGiata - '90 Mazda Miata
90 day: 55.97 mpg (US)

Even Fancier Metro - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage top spec
90 day: 70.75 mpg (US)

Appliance car - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage ES (base)
90 day: 67.41 mpg (US)
Thanks: 3,997
Thanked 6,889 Times in 3,574 Posts
News: Denver launches "Driving change" program to increase efficiency

Via GCC:

The City of Denver, Colorado is undertaking a new program to show participants the impact their driving habits have on efficiency (as measured by CO2 production).

The official goal of the program will sound ridiculous to everybody here:

Driving Change is the world’s first pilot project to determine if there is a direct, measurable, positive correlation between driving behavior and CO2 emissions.
Hmm... I wonder what the answer will be...

Fortunately, they think they already know the answer. Sheesh:

What outcome is expected?
Driving Change
wants to demonstrate how you could easily reduce your vehicle’s carbon footprint up to 20% by identifying aggressive driving styles and helping you modify your behavior. This, in turn, will also lead to reduced fuel expense and consumption.
The most interesting part of the program is the vehicle data is streamed from the vehicle via a wireless modem to a server. So the data can be tracked, compiled and accessed by the drivers.

It's a free program.

Anybody in Denver want to join up?

Project MPGiata! Mods for getting 50+ MPG from a 1990 Miata
Honda mods: Ecomodding my $800 Honda Fit 5-speed beater
Mitsu mods: 70 MPG in my ecomodded, dirt cheap, 3-cylinder Mirage.
Ecodriving test: Manual vs. automatic transmission MPG showdown

has launched a forum for the efficient new Mitsubishi Mirage
www.MetroMPG.com - fuel efficiency info for Geo Metro owners
www.ForkenSwift.com - electric car conversion on a beer budget
  Reply With Quote
Alt Today
Popular topics

Other popular topics in this forum...

Old 03-13-2008, 06:45 AM   #2 (permalink)
EcoModding Apprentice
H4MM3R's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Mackinac City, Michigan
Posts: 235
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Wow! The is a cool program.
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2008, 07:13 AM   #3 (permalink)
Lazarus's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Central Texas
Posts: 1,482

Iron Horse (retired) - '97 Iron horse Intrepid

Ninja - '08 Kawasaki 250R
90 day: 76.23 mpg (US)
Thanks: 17
Thanked 44 Times in 33 Posts
That's pretty interesting. I bet it comes to my city when it does I'll sign up. I like this part.

Driving Change considers idling as a vehicle that is not moving, as
opposed to being in stop and go traffic. Because the ratio of idle time to
fuel consumption is 8 fluid ounces of fuel for every 5 minutes of idle
time3, the excess amount of fuel consumed and CO2 emitted will be
directly calculated. The idle time score will be based upon the number of
minutes of idle time per hour vehicle operation.
"Judge a person by their questions rather than their answers."

  Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2008, 02:56 PM   #4 (permalink)
I"m not lurking!
s2man's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Kansas City, MO
Posts: 128

Porthos - '96 Chevrolet Cavalier
90 day: 31.3 mpg (US)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
ah, but only the pilot program is free. They're hoping folks will pay for it if the users see good results.

BTW, I posted this in General Discussion today. Feel free do delete my post, Admin's. I swear, I did a search first... Should have known I couldn't beat Darin to the punch
Roll on,

  Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2008, 03:18 PM   #5 (permalink)
Depends on the Day
RH77's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Kansas City Area
Posts: 1,761

Teggy - '98 Acura Integra LS
Sports Cars
90 day: 32.74 mpg (US)

IMA - '10 Honda Insight EX
Team Honda
90 day: 34.76 mpg (US)

Tessie - '06 Acura TSX Base
90 day: 28.2 mpg (US)
Thanks: 31
Thanked 41 Times in 35 Posts
At least...

At least it's an official Scientific Study with a hypothesis...

It may seem like a big "DUH", but if done properly, it could carry some weight as a pilot program with supporting data -- and thus be attrative to other municipalities. One concern -- it's co-Sponsored by an oil and gas conglomerate

I would normally say that people would turn a blind eye to such a program, but anymore, this may be a hot topic. Especially in Denver where air quality is a big concern, due to its geographic design as a large "bowl" of airborne contaminants.


“If we knew what we were doing, it wouldn't be called research” ― Albert Einstein

  Reply With Quote
Reply  Post New Thread

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Canadian government caves in to automakers and kills auto efficiency rebate program MetroMPG General Efficiency Discussion 12 04-01-2008 06:19 PM

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
All content copyright EcoModder.com