Johnson Controls Helps You Understand Fuel Economy

If you’re at all interested in knowing how your driving behavior effects your fuel use, then you might want to take a look at the Demo Drive website developed by Johnson Controls.  The interactive site allows you to indicate the type of driver you are (there are six styles to choose from), and to indicate the amount of money that you’re paying at the pump.  Then you undertake a virtual test drive and can see what the consequences of starting, stopping and traveling are on your fuel efficiency.

If you’re at all interested in knowing how your driving behavior effects your fuel use, then you might want to take a look at the Demo Drive website developed by Johnson Controls.  The interactive site allows you to indicate the type of driver you are (there are six styles to choose from), and to indicate the amount of money that you’re paying at the pump.  Then you undertake a virtual test drive and can see what the consequences of starting, stopping and traveling are on your fuel efficiency.

And it can be downright scary.

 

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The system provides data on an conventional internal combustion engine, a vehicle equipped with a start-stop system, and a hybrid electric vehicle.  (Johnson Control, not coincidentally, provides stop-start batteries, and its joint venture company Johnson Controls-Saft is a leading supplier of lithium-ion batteries for hybrids and full electric vehicles.)

For those of you who are in the industry and are trying to convince your colleagues of the merits of alternative tech, this can be an exceedingly useful tool.