January 11, 2007

Green satnav finds eco-friendly routes
Swedes look to save planet
Published Friday 5th January 2007 15:19 GMT
Swedish researchers have come up with a cunning way of using a satnav system to cut vehicle greenhouse gas emissions, The Guardian reports.
Instead of looking for the quickest or most direct route between two points, a prototype developed by the Lund Institute of Technology in Sweden "plots the most fuel-efficient route by checking roads for traffic lights, junctions, speed limits and the tendency for traffic jams".