Do you accelerate and brake like a caveman? The way you drive can be even more important to your mileage than what you drive. One company thinks it has at least in part solved the problem with the Digital Fuel Mizer (warning, site not displaying correctly in Firefox).
Dwayne Esterline, president of GI Engineering, has developed the Digital Fuel Mizer to warn you of your bad acceleration and braking habits. You mount this device inside your vehicle and, using an internal accelerometer and special software, it monitors your starts and stops. When it deems you are not being efficient in these behaviors it provides you with visual and audible alerts that you should adjust your driving style.
GI Engineering says the Digital Fuel Mizer works with all vehicles and fuel types, requiring no modifications to your car to do the job. While the little lights are great and all, we have to wonder if electric shocks through the steering wheel might be better to help break us of bad driving habits.See Also:
-Toyota "Eco" Dashboard Light-
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