ecoRoute is a piece of software for sat nav systems that has been created to help encourage fuel efficiency. The software can be used to allow you to take the most fuel efficient route for a journey and track your mileage and fuel usage per trip.
The ecoRoute software has been created by Garmin to allow drivers to easily find the most fuel efficient route on a sat nav system. When the less fuel option is selected on the sat nav the system uses road speed and vehicle acceleration data to identify the most fuel efficient route for that journey. The software can display in Fuel Report setting your fuel usage over time to help you see exactly how much fuel your car is consuming regularly. The system has a setting called Mileage Report that can monitor your mileage and fuel usage for each journey. The report is useful for displaying exactly how many miles you have traveled, which can be important to those needing to keep track of mileage for reimbursements. This data can be edited to make it as accurate as possible for your car by entering your car’s fuel economy details and the current price of petrol/diesel.
The ecoRoute software is pre-installed on the Garmin Nüvi 1490T and the Garmin Nüvi 1210 sat nav systems. Both systems come installed with full UK maps, the 1490T also has full maps for Europe installed. The 1490T also has Lane Assist and Junction View, these settings help you to be in the right lane at the right time, which can be a useful aid at large junctions. Both of these sat nav systems have Bluetooth technology to allow you to use the system to make handsfree calls.
By using ecoRoute technology you can keep a close eye on your fuel usage. It is widely believed that by monitoring usage of energy we become more aware of our waste and find it easier to cut down on our general usage. The software allows you to quickly start to make savings on your fuel usage through using the less fuel journey planning. Through using less fuel you will help to save money each journey and help to minimize your carbon footprint.