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Making satnav pay for itself
OK, so satnav is the spawn of satan (vsatan!!) and should be avoided at all costs. But this little snippet reported by All Points shows a genuinely useful application, namely used GPS/map (aka satnav) to pre-cool a hybrid car prior to coming to a standstill at traffic lights ensuring that the engine stays off for the maximum amount of time. Reported fuel efficiency of 9% which in my books is pretty good. Roll on more innovative uses.

posted on: Thu, 04 Jun 2009 | path: /GIS | permanent link to this entry