With the cost of fuel these days, and the end cost to our environment, saving gas isn’t a fad. Automobile manufacturers are striving to meet what I would call, pretty lax fuel economy regulations, but that doesn’t change a heavy foot.
A company called Lemur Monitors is now shipping their EconoDriver remote fuel consumption monitor for $80. What the device does is plug into your computers data port, sends some data to the devices key fob, whilst you motor on your merry way.
What it does is show you the amount of money you are spending by the way you drive.
“EconoDriver delivers real-time awareness of how your driving habits affect your fuel consumption and ultimately your wallet. SafeDriver allows parents to immediately review their teen’s driving as soon as they return the keys. With driving accidents being the leading cause of teen deaths, we hope this will play a vital role in keeping teens safe and giving parents peace of mind.” Said Maurice Tuff, Founder and CEO of Lemur Monitors.
The company also manufacturers a SafeDriver monitor, and AlertDriver which are both now selling for $70 and $50 respectively. The SafeDriver records the top speed and distance traveled for paranoid parents. I’m not sure what would stop a tech-savvy teen from unplugging the device at the data port, but on return with a top speed of 100MPH and 200 miles, I think little Johnny would be a little hesitant to hand back over those keys.
AlertDriver triggers a friendly alarm whenever the driver passes 35MPH, or a constant annoying sound whenever the driver reaches past a set top speed of say 70MPH. Again, what is stopping little Johnny from disconnecting the device, I just don’t know.
Lemur Monitors Announces Availability of EconoDriver, SafeDriver, and AlertDriver
Award-winning vehicle monitoring solutions promote an economical and safe driving experience providing peace of mind to parents and road warriors
Mount Pearl, NL – August 5, 2010 – Lemur Monitors is proud to announce the immediate availability of a trio of auto monitoring solutions designed to empower consumers with additional insight into their vehicles’ operation. EconoDriverTM increases awareness of fuel consumption and inefficient driving while SafeDriverTM and AlertDriverTM ensure that your car is driven with caution and care. Each product installs within minutes and requires no additional tools or computer connection. Simply plug the sensor into your vehicle’s Data Port which then wirelessly relays the pertinent info to the display on the pocket-sized key fob.
* EconoDriver – EconoDriver helps you drive smarter and more economically by relaying real-time fuel economy to understand how efficiently you are driving. You can even program in the current cost of gas and it will indicate how much money you are spending as you drive and how much you are wasting while idling. http://www.lemurmonitors.com/EconoDriver.html
* SafeDriver – SafeDriver provides peace of mind to parents that are getting ready to hand over the keys to their inexperienced teen driver for the first time. Fr om the moment your teen backs out of the driveway SafeDriver will record real-time information of your teen’s driving habits including maximum speed, distance t raveled, and any sudden brakes. If the sensor is removed from the vehicle, the battery removed from the key fob, or someone tries to guess your secret PIN, the LCD will show “Tamper.” Earlier this year, SafeDriver was awarded the prestigious honor of Innovations Award at CES in the category of In-Vehicle accessories. For a brief demonstrational video, visit http://www.lemurmonitors.com/SafeDriverVideo.html
* AlertDriver – AlertDriver provides a solution that will ensure that when others operate your vehicle, they do so safely. It sends an audible alert when the driver passes 35 MPH to encourage safe driving within the city. If the driver exceeds 70 MPH (or a custom selected speed), it will issue an intermittent alarm until the speed is decreased. http://www.lemurmonitors.com/AlertDriver.html
“Your car’s data port is capable of providing an array of valuable information that most people don’t take advantage of. We are 100% dedicated to empowering consumers with this data to positively impact their driving” said Maurice Tuff, Founder and CEO at Lemur Monitors. “EconoDriver delivers real-time awareness of how your driving habits affect your fuel consumption and ultimately your wallet. SafeDriver allows parents to immediately review their teen’s driving as soon as they return the keys. With driving accidents being the leading cause of teen deaths, we hope this will play a vital role in keeping teens safe and giving parents peace of mind.”
Lemur Monitors products are currently available at Brookstone and The Sharper Image. EconoDriver is available for $79.95, SafeDriver for $69.95, and AlertDriver retails for $49.95. For more information visit www.lemurmonitors.com
About Lemur Monitors
Lemur Monitors designs and manufactures consumer-friendly driving feedback accessories that empower consumers with additional insight into their vehicle’s operation. The company’s product lineup includes EconoDriver, SafeDriver, and AlertDriver. www.lemurmonitors.com