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GPS That Save Gas

Now they have GPS Navi's that evaluate changes in altitude, traffic conditions, stop lights and speed limits: http://money.cnn.com/2011/03/03/auto...n_bin&hpt=Sbin
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Re: GPS That Save Gas

My Garmin 1490T has this feature. The first time I was playing with gas saving mode if was an interesting drive. The unit was sending me on what I thought was a wild goose chase. It wasn't long before I realized that my Scan gauge was showing an increase in fuel mileage as the trip continued on.

That little box shows me more and more short cuts that I never knew existed.
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My garmin as well, usually.

One time mine took me off the highway, to a stop sign, then immediately back on the highway. I can only guess it was due to lower speed limits on the access road.
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