Noting a lack of progress in Europe’s fuel efficiency and the battle to slash greenhouse gases, leading figures from the freight industry and European Union examined innovative solutions showcased at an event in the European Parliament.
The Parliament’s Transport Committee Chairman Brian Simpson of the UK hosted the event, with speakers including Laure Chapuis, cabinet member of European Commission Vice-President Siim Kallas, Simone Mancini of the ERRT, Michael Nielsen of the IRU, Richard Smokers from TNO Science and Industry and Mike Sturgeon of the ECG.
“The EU would be unthinkable without competitive transport but road transport is often seen as the big bad wolf. We need this debate to find solutions to meeting economic and social needs while also meeting environmental targets,“ said Simpson.
I presented the new algorithm that measures driver fuel efficiency, now used across Europe by 15,000 drivers, which cuts CO2 emissions and generates fuel savings of 15-20% on average. The algorithm which provides an objective measurement of energy efficient driving and fills the gap between the driver and fuel consumption and makes it possible to continuously measure the result of EcoDriving.
We’re wasting far too much fuel just because – up and until now there was no technology that could measure how fuel efficient we manage our vehicles, Current tech focuses on driver behaviour which is not good enough to measure and the real driver fuel performance nor to understand how to improve.
This ground breaking algorithm measures the energy efficiency of drivers and provides targeted recommendations which relays the information to an app or computer.
Mike Sturgeon from ECG spoke at the event, please see loink below for more information. http://www.ecgassociation.eu/Portals/0/Documentation/ECG%20News%202012/ECG%20News%2012.15.pdf