Stagecoach opts for driver management system from GreenRoad17 March 2011
Stagecoach has announced a multi-million-pound investment in an eco-driving system for its bus operations in Scotland, England and Wales.
From April, around 13,800 Stagecoach drivers will start using the GreenRoad system to help reduce fuel consumption and carbon emissions, improve passenger comfort and cut the risk of accidents.
The target is a 4% cut in fuel consumption using the technology, which is being rolled out on its fleet of 6,500 buses outside London.
This deal is part of the bus operator's five-year sustainability strategy and follows a successful 12-month pilot programme in Cumbria.
GreenRoad 360 uses a dashboard traffic lights-style system to provide drivers with real-time feedback on driving style, including speed, braking, acceleration, lane-handling and turning.
Les Warneford, managing director of Stagecoach UK Bus, says: "We already invest millions of pounds a year in driver training and new vehicles to offer our customers greener, smarter travel and ensure our drivers provide passengers with safe and comfortable journeys."
A key element of the initiative will be an EcoDriver incentive scheme, giving employees the chance to earn 'green points' that are converted into financial benefits from a potential £900,000 annual bonus pot.
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