Garmin launches ecoRoute™ as a free software add-on

Garmin launches ecoRoute™ as a free software add-on

The update adds new features to Garmin PNDs, providing additional capabilities including detailed fuel and mileage expense reports, CO2 emissions, economical routing with cost of journeys and tips on how to improve driving to become more environmental friendly.

With ecoRoute the fuel cost of a journey is displayed before it begins – a reality check for those who haul out the car without even thinking about public transport as a cheaper option, and youngsters who seem to think that Mom's Taxi runs on the smell of an oil rag.

In addition to ‘faster time' and ‘shorter distance' for route preference, ecoRoute lets nüvi users choose ‘less fuel' to provide the most economical route.

ecoRoute's fuel report tracks fuel usage over time, and mileage report monitors mileage and fuel usage on a per-trip basis and can be downloaded to a spreadsheet for detailed mileage and expense reporting.

Drivers also have the ability to customise their nüvi by updating the ‘vehicle profile' with the cars' fuel economy and the current price of fuel to help nüvi better calculate their savings.

ecoRoute is currently being optimised for Europe and will be available for download in February.

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