Tomorrow is Earth Day. We only get one of this Pale Blue Dot to play on and not everyone can afford to immediately upgrade to a hybrid or electric vehicle, as much as we might like to. So here's some driving facts and some tips about driving greener. And remember, sustainability is also about saving money, and with fuel topping $3.84 a gallon we need all of the help we can get. Hopefully these tips will help you save a few bucks at the pump.
We put a lot of miles on our vehicles here in the US. Many of our cities are designed so that we don't really have much of a choice otherwise. Luckily, the technologies are finally starting to come to fruition that will mean that gridlock doesn't mean millions of people burning gasoline while stuck in traffic.
These driving tips were put together as a bit of a marketing ploy by telenav and Ford for their MyFord Touch automotive systems. The navigation software has the option to pick between the fastest, shortest, or most eco-friendly route. If you want to take a look at a quick product demo at Ford's MyFord Touch website, click that link there and then click on the "Navigation" tab in the sidebar. Scroll down to the bottom of the page where it says "Find the most fuel-efficient route." and they have this interactive demo.