Garmin gets eco-friendly with new routing option
To help drivers save money and fuel, Garmin introduces a new ecoRoute routing option that suggests fuel-efficient navigation.
Garmin's been quite busy at CES 2009, and the show hasn't even officially started yet. In addition to introducing the , , and the , the GPS manufacturer announced something called EcoRoute.
EcoRoute brings a new routing option to Garmin Nuvi devices (in addition to faster time and shorter distance) and creates itineraries based on the most fuel-efficient course. You can even select your vehicle type under the "Vehicle profile" option in the Tools menu and enter your car's fuel economy.
Other features include a Fuel Report and a Mileage Report that tracks and monitors your mileage and fuel usage on a per-trip basis. Plus, you get fuel-saving tips and the ability to enter current gas prices so the Nuvi can calculate your savings when using the EcoRoute option.
Garmin's EcoRoute is available as a free software download from the company's Web site, where you can also check for device compatibility.