TomTom Business Solutions has released an add-on device that it said will reduce vehicle CO2 emissions and fuel consumption. The TomTom ecoPlus provides real-time fuel consumption information directly to drivers and fleet owners, providing a continuous view of fuel consumption rates in relation to driving behaviors, TomTom said.

“We’ve taken a unique approach to saving fuel by empowering drivers to correlate their driving style to their fuel consumption. ecoPlus allows drivers and fleet managers to work together to become more efficient and conserve fuel,” said Michael Geffroy, vice president of sales.

With the information, drivers can instantly moderate their driving activity and reduce fuel usage. Fleet managers can coach, manage and incent effective and efficient driver behavior, realizing savings of up to 20% on fuel and maintenance costs, TomTom said.

Real-time vehicle data provided by ecoPlus to the TomTom WebFleet system includes fuel consumption, CO2 emission, RPM, gear and idling. 

According to TomTom, ecoPlus forms a part of the WORKsmart-Eco solution that helps businesses to optimize vehicle utilization and encourage eco-friendly driving behavior, thus reducing both distance travelled and fuel consumption. ecoPlus uses information available from the vehicle and sends it via Bluetooth to the in-car TomTom LINK  510, which instantly relays the information to fleet managers using TomTom Webfleet.

The ecoPLUS is compatible with the LINK310 and the new LINK 510.