Researchers Studying How to Increase Fuel Efficiency By Changing Our Behavior

September 13, 2011 by  
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Sure, you can save fuel by making lighter cars and  more efficient engines or by adding new batteries , but what if fuel economy could be boosted just by changing the bad habits of drivers? That’s exactly what researchers at the University of California, Riverside’s Center for Environmental Research and Technology (CERT) are working to do. Using a $1.2 million grant from the Department of Energy, the group of scientists is finding ways to change our behavior when we’re in the driver’s seat to maximize our mileage and improve our fuel efficiency by as much as 30 percent. It may seem easy, but we all know that old habits die hard. Read the rest of Researchers Studying How to Increase Fuel Efficiency By Changing Our Behavior Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Center for Environmental Research and Technology , cert researchers , changing behavior to save fuel , changing driver behavior , department of energy grant , drivers waste fuel , fuel economy , fuel efficiency , fuel efficient drivers , fuel efficient routes , gps system , increasing fuel efficiency , Kanok Boriboonsomsin , real time driving feedback , university of california , university of california riverside

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Researchers Studying How to Increase Fuel Efficiency By Changing Our Behavior

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