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Renault Environment is partnering with a Belgian driver training company to expand the availability of a program targeted at teaching ecodriving. Renault Environment is actually a wholly owned subsidiary of the automaker that focuses on helping other green businesses expand their reach.
Following the lead of a similar project in Japan, Nissan has kicked off the Nissan Intelligent Driver Project (NIDP) in Europe. The NIDP combines all kinds of technological aids, including telematics, to help drivers reduce fuel consumption. In Europe, the NIDP is an eight-month study that uses satellite navigation systems, cell phone technology and other communication devices to analyze driving habits and suggest ways of improving fuel economy. Nissan has reason to believe that it works. In Ja
In this world where there seems to be a gadget for everything, there must be unusual gadgets to monitor your driving and teach you to drive green, right? Yes, we all know the basic rules: go light on the gas pedal, using high gears as early as possible, being gentle on the brake pedal... While you can get Fiat's eco:Drive that plugs and downloads your driving data to a PC, not all cars have this ability.
I doubt that the Auto Alliance got official sanctioning for this (where would you go, Congress?) but May has been declared "National EcoDriving Month." That means that the Alliance and their EcoDrivingUSA program are out "encouraging all drivers to take simple steps to improve their fuel efficiency and reduce their carbon footprint." The main message of the month is that anyone, from you and me to the Alliance's racing partner, Indy Goes Green, sponsored by the racing team of Nelson Philippe, ca
Need a quick little something to do during your lunch break? The EcoDriving game from the Auto Alliance has been up since September and AutoblogGreen readers have managed to - as a team - come in fifth place in the overall rankings. To mark our/your ecodriving skills, the Auto Allliance has paid to offset the carbon emissions of an "average sized car" for a year in our name. Thanks, y'all.
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If you're planning to visit the Frankfurt Int'l Motorshow you can visit Ford's stand on EcoDriving. The American brand with a site in Cologne is offering a taste of their latest courses in ecological driving. Ford claims that with simple tips, a driver can save up to 500 kg of CO2 per year. Placed in German numbers, if every German driver followed these tips, they could save up to 25 million tons of CO2, which is what 10 million people pollute for heating and hot water. If you want the figures i