Drive Gain is a new iPhone application that allows you to save money and also help the planet at the same time. The main benefit is that helps you save on fuel while driving and also reduces the amount of CO2 you emit allowing you to travel further before needing to fill up.
The application promises to save drivers up to £170 per year which is a considerable amount at the minute, when every penny counts. With the app costing just under £10, it pays for itself within 2 weeks. Using Drive Gain also help you to reduce CO2 emissions by up to 350kg each year.
Drive Gain have worked with top safety experts to ensure that the app is completely safe to use while driving. It works in the same way as most SatNavs, with the app giving you audio feedback as you drive. The app uses the iPhone's built-in GPS to calculate your car's speed and rate of acceleration and deceleration. It uses this information and calculates fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and much more. The audio feedback then recommends what speed is most economical to drive at and also what gear you should be in.
The app is available for the iPhone 3G and 3GS and will soon be available on the iPhone 4.