“ecoDrive” is a software application that
can be installed on your computer and is
available from today on www.fiat.com/ecodrive
(there is also a video dedicated to the
product on this site).
At the Paris
Motor Show, the Managing Director of Fiat Automobiles,
Lorenzo Sistino, presented “ecoDrive”; it is an
innovative system that allows drivers to gain better
insight into how their driving style influences their
consumption and emission of pollutants.
“ecoDrive” is a software application that can be
installed on your computer and is available from today
on www.fiat.com/ecodrive (there is also a video
dedicated to the product on this site).
As you are driving your car, “ecoDrive” processes in
detail all the information relating to the vehicle’s
efficiency and your driving characteristics. Thanks to
the versatile Blue&Me’s USB port, all the data is
transmitted via a normal USB key and can, therefore, be
“read” on a computer at a later date.
In fact, the user can carefully analyse consumption and
emission on each journey they make (ecoIndex) and
receive advise on how to drive in order to create less
impact on the environment. In fact, thanks to a series
of progressive tutorials, you can improve your score:
just think that drivers who are more conscious of their
“eco-responsible” driving can expect to improve their
driving style by 15%, and that means: reduce CO2
emissions by 15% and see an annual saving in fuel of
between 120 and 200 Euro. Furthermore, “ecoVille” has
been created specifically for Fiat’s “ecoDrivers”, an
on-line community where everyone can share interests and
their commitment to an eco-responsible way of driving by
accessing the site www.fiat.com/ecodrive where there is
also a video dedicated to the “ecoDrive” system.
Fiat 500 and Grande Punto are the first Fiat Group
vehicles to make use of “ecoDrive” and, as of today,
will be available for downloading from the site and
installed at no extra cost. In 2009, the system will be
extended to the rest of the range equipped with Blue&Me.
Lastly, thanks to a contribution from users, the
“ecoDrive” application will be updated to make it even
“ecoDrive” is a Blue&Me evolution, the platform
developed by the Fiat Group Automobiles in conjunction
with Microsoft that has already earned a great deal of
recognition and reached a quota of 500,000 pieces
installed in the various Group’s models in about the
last two years.