Eco-driving boost for bus drivers

By Gareth Dennison | 03/08/2012 0 comments

Eco-driving boost for bus drivers

A NEW hi-tech system is helping a bus company achieve environmentally friendly results in Rotherham.

Eco Driver enables more efficient driving, reducing fuel consumption and ensuring a smoother journey for Stagecoach passengers.

The new monitoring system senses more than 100 separate manoeuvres and tracks speed, acceleration and braking.

A red, amber and green light system on the vehicle’s display panel indicates the current driving level.

The journey analysis is posted online, where drivers can use the data to improve their green score.

Operations director Sue Hayes said: “Saving fuel is a key aspect of our climate change objectives.

“We believe Eco Driver will play a key part in helping us to achieve our five year carbon footprint reduction plan.”

Eco Driver is the latest environmental initiative from Stagecoach Yorkshire following the launch of a £6m fleet of eco-friendly buses.

Over 12 months, the 21 diesel-electric vehicles use 20,000 less gallons of diesel a year than equivalent standard double deckers and cut carbon emissions by 30 per cent.

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