If you're green but also a daily car commuter you may think there's nothing you can do to drive greener. You couldn't be more wrong - here's 5 tips that will save you money and reduce your carbon footprint.
87% OF DRIVERS THINK THEY'RE ABOVE AVERAGE!
However, after analysing over 2 million km of data and 2.3 billion individual data points in 37 countries, we've actually discovered that only 50% of drivers are above average and shockingly 50% of drivers are below average.
Apparently this is how averages work...
But if you really want to know how good a driver you are, GOFAR has now released a global leaderboard so you can see exactly how you stack up against drivers from all around the world.
WANT ALL YOUR CAR DATA ON YOUR PHONE?
Well, now you've got it. Distance, fuel cost, economy, fill ups, driving score and speed. It's been great to track all my metrics easily on my phone - apart from that last one, speed. I still cannot believe how slow my average speed is driving around Sydney.
We're also tracking emissions - you'll be surprised how many kgs of CO2 just one commute dumps into the air but being aware is the first step.
What else..? Time in traffic is also logged. You can actually control how much time you spend in traffic far more than you realise and our earlier blog post on sleeping in to save the world is worth a read!
Whilst the Internet of Things is sometimes over hyped, fundamentally it lets us measure things better. If you measure it, you can manage it.
We passed 2 million kms of driving data and decided to have a dig around to see what helpful info we could provide. Looking for a new car? VW looks good!
Nothing ruins your day like a speeding fine and so GOFAR has built in a handy adjustable speed alert into Ray that acts as a helpful reminder when you nudge over the limit.