I recently wrote about the PLX Kiwi MPG, which is essentially the baby brother of the PLX Kiwi. The PLX Kiwi is an eco gadget for your car that helps you learn what driving behaviour gives you the optimum driving efficiency. The Kiwi plugs into your car’s on-board computer and gives you loads of useful information.
The PLX Kiwi is compatible with all cars made since 1996, as it just plugs into the on board diagnostic port (OBDII) located near your steering column. The Kiwi uses all of the sensors your car is equipped with, such as vehicle speed, RPM, engine load, and oxygen sensor readings. The sensor data is then analysed and used to give you a “Kiwi score”. The higher your score, the better your driving technique in terms of efficient fuel consumption.
The PLX Kiwi encourages you to beat your previous score. Most people using the gadget find that they notice a 20% improvement in fuel savings within just a few days. Aggressive driving such as rapid acceleration, exceeding the speed limit, and heavy braking will waste gas. The Kiwi is able to identify the wasteful driving trends not available from your vehicle MPG meter, and then shows you how you can improve your driving.
The PLX Kiwi is available for just $289.99, and will probably pay for itself in just a year or two.