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Telematics helps AA drivers achieve 98% fuel efficiency

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The winners of the AA’s first fuel efficient driving competition scored an average fuel efficiency of 98% thanks to utilising Trakm8’s fuel saving system ecoN.

More than 2,500 AA patrol vans have been fitted with ecoN, which includes in-vehicle driver feedback.

 Drivers have been competing during a three-month period this year to prove they are a smooth driver and make the most efficient use of fuel.

A shortlist of two types of fuel efficient drivers was created to reveal who has consistently been the best patrol on their driving behaviour and those who have had the most improvement overall during the three-month period.

Efficiency scores were calculated using Trakm8’s ecoN fuel saving system, which records accurate fuel usage and CO2 figures, together with harsh braking, idling, acceleration and cornering information to create an overall performance percentage of the vehicle and driver.

The 10 winners showed an average fuel efficiency score of 98.12% and one individual AA driver, made an impressive 69.30% improvement in their fuel efficiency during the three months.

Paul Wilson, director of Trakm8, said: "Since working in partnership with the AA we have seen fleet fuel costs reduce substantially, evidenced by the fuel efficiency scores achieved by the winners in this inaugural competition.”

Chris Bailey, head of technology at the AA, commented: “At the AA we work hard to ensure we maximise our fuel efficiency for environmental and commercial benefit. Driving smoothly and efficiently also contributes to the safety of our patrols.”

Picture caption: Bradley Gibb  who scored an impressive 99.81% driving efficiency score, with his area manager, Warren Camp, Paul Wilson sales Director at Trakm8, and Rachel Howie, applications engineer at Trakm8.

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