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Hypermiling with your iPhone

In my case, I’ll actually be hypermiling with my iPod Touch. Not that it matters, I’m just saying.

Wired.com‘s Autopia blog posted a great article covering an iPhone app that came up with an excellent use for the accelerometer – a built-in dynamometer. Don’t get me wrong, if you’re really serious about hypermiling, this isn’t going to replace your Scangauge II or anything; it isn’t that accurate. It will, however, tell your average driver how they’re doing in terms of gas mileage and their carbon footprint.

GreenMeter

GreenMeter

The GreenMeter (for that is the app’s name) was designed by Hunter Research and Technology, who has previously released other dynos for the iPhone / iPod Touch. Although it does require some input regarding current weather conditions, etc., it seems like a promising app. I just might have to try it out.

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September 19, 2008 - Posted by | Automotive, Tech | , , , , , , , , ,

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