Archive for October, 2009

Green Flight Recorder

Here’s another interesting idea. ┬áTelemetry device to track how you drive.

Not sure I’d trust my insurance company with this… can imagine they’d want the info for other reasons.

http://www.pocket-lint.com/news/16285/more-than-green-wheels-gadget

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Ford gives green driving advice

I especially like the ‘Relax’ advice.

I can imagine two hands sticking out of the top of my seat, rubbing my shoulders as a drive.

good general advice though…. ­čÖé

http://www.product-reviews.net/2008/07/20/elevated-gas-prices-ford-helps-you-save-money-on-fuel/

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Great ‘green driving’ advice

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Your mommy is always riding with you

I found this interesting.

http://www.efluxmedia.com/news_Nissan_Unveils_The_Pusk_Back_Fuel_Efficient_Pedal_Mechanism_21541.htmla little mechanism to push back when you are accelerating too much.

kinda like having your mum in the car, reminding you to drive greenly. ┬áno, actually more than that… mum is sitting in your passenger seat, and slips her foot under your gas pedal every time she thinks you are going to fast…

Now THAT will get you to behave…

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Do I have to buy a Prius?

This was one of the early posts that made an impact on me and a key premise behind my ‘drive greenly’ thoughts.

http://motherskitchen.blogspot.com/2008/08/going-green-spending-green.html

Living in northern California, we see a lot of Prius cars. (neighbors across the street have two…)

There was a law a while back that allowed Prius owners to drive in the commuter lane, even with only one person in the car. This really encouraged people to buy Priuses…. anything to get into the ‘fast lane’ and avoid the slow as molasses traffic.
So I think you got a lot of people buying a Prius for only that purpose, or mainly that purpose, and not necessarily to ‘be green’ or ‘save gas’ or anything.

Anyway, I digress…. not having the money for a Prius and also wanting a larger car for other reasons, this post struck me that I didn’t have to own a Prius to ‘do something’ about the environment.

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