Fuel Economy Coach

From Open Energy Information

Logo: Fuel Economy Coach
Fuel Economy Coach is a mobile app that uses real time feedback and driver coaching to help users become a more fuel efficient driver.


By analyzing your driving habits, real time, you will receive immediate feedback on how efficiently you are driving. Colorful and easy to recognize icons on your smart phone provide guidance to improve your driving immediately. When your journey is over Fuel Economy Coach delivers specific instruction on what you can do to improve your fuel efficiency. Designed for the individual driver and fleet manager alike, Fuel Economy Coach provides the tools you need to make yourself or your fleet more fuel efficient. Challenge yourself with personal goals or build competitions to incentivize all of your drivers. With detailed reports and coaching tips, Fuel Economy Coach will get you and your team on the path to fuel efficiency.

How Does it Work?

Fuel Economy Coach monitors how you are driving by looking at actual vehicle data provided through your car’s existing computer. Just connect your smart phone to your car and start the app. Fuel Economy Coach actively monitors driver inputs like acceleration, braking and idling and makes real time recommendations on how you can change your driving style in order to maximize your car’s fuel efficiency.

While the car is in motion you will see the easily identified coaching icon change color based on your driving performance – green means you are doing well, yellow means you are average and red means you are being inefficient. An audible tone will be played by the app when you are in the red zone as well. This real-time feedback is easy to understand and designed to not distract you from driving. You only need to recognize the color or sound – there is no text to read or buttons to push - so your focus can stay on the road.

Once your trip ends the coaching kicks in. Fuel Economy Coach analyzes the driving data from your car and provides driving tips just for you. Because these tips are specific to you and based on your driving style, they are relevant and actionable. Fuel Economy Coach will literally tell you how to adjust your driving habits to gain better fuel efficiency.

By logging onto the website you can easily track your progress over time as you learn new habits and become a more efficient driver and you can share your results through your favorite social media sites like facebook, twitter and Google+

*Fuel savings are estimates only, based on current government studies. Your results will vary based on many factors including driving conditions, terrain and your baseline efficiency.

Apps for Vehicles Challenge

This app was submitted to the Apps for Vehicles Challenge. It was awarded the Honorable Mention for Fuel Efficiency Innovation.


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