European Eco Driving Roundtable Conference 2015 – Green Penny selected as UK eco-driving expert
Green Penny were honored to be asked by Tom Tom, the hosts of the European Eco Driving Roundtable Conference 2015, to attend this event on 12th March 2015 at Tom Tom’s HQ in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Green Penny were delighted to have been selected as the UK expert and sit alongside experts from Italy, Germany, Spain, France, Netherlands & Denmark.
The event was held in association with the Eco-driver project, which is keen to see a 20% reduction in CO2 emissions and fuel consumption in road transport by encouraging eco driving. More information on this project can be found here.
Andrew O’Donnell, Managing Director of Green Penny, was asked to attend as eco-driving expert for the UK, following the trial of Tom Tom’s latest product. Following installation of the new Tom Tom Optidrive 360 system, Andrew was able to thoroughly test the product prior to attending the event. The new product aims to allow the driver to self evaluate their own eco-driving performance by following guidance and feedback from the SatNav device itself. The system is not only able to provide feedback to the driver but can also provide advice on how to achieve further fuel savings. The in-car system is fully connected to the online system Webfleet, which allows fleet managers to monitor a driver’s performance in real time, as well as viewing historical data. Past versions of the system have allowed fleet managers to view the driver’s performance relating to speeding, fuel consumption, constant speed as well as driving events such as harsh braking or steering. Optidrive 360 allows the fleet manager to view these items in addition to new items – idling, green speed, coasting and gear shifting. The key change is that the device now communicates feedback directly to the driver and also offers advice, allowing the driver to quickly achieve better fuel economy from the vehicle.
Click here to find out more about the new Tom Tom Optidrive 360 system.
As experts in eco-driving, we can assist your drivers in using the new Tom Tom Optidrive 360 system. We can provide in depth training to ensure your drivers are getting the most out of this valuable system. Contact us for more information.