24 November 2016
Presented at the Pollutec Trade Fair
28 November 2016 : available on Apple store !
To download Geco air, click here
Did you know?
As well as technology, the volume of pollutants (nitrogen oxide, fine particles, carbon monoxide) emitted by a vehicle depend on driving style and the type of journey undertaken. Tests conducted at IFPEN demonstrated that for the same journey and the same vehicle, pollutant emission levels can vary by a factor of between 1 and 4. Very few people are aware of this.
Developed by IFP Energies nouvelles (IFPEN), with the support of Ademe (the French Environment and Energy Management Agency, Geco air, a veritable "clean mobility" barometer, is designed to make users more aware of the environmental impact of their journeys. The objective is to show them how they can make an individual difference and reduce their own emissions.
Geco air will be presented
Against this backdrop,
Atmospheric pollution, CO2 emissions… Each one of us can, in our own way, reduce the volume of pollutants (nitrogen oxides, fine particles, etc.) emitted when we undertake a journey: by adapting our usual driving style (more gentle) and favoring "soft" transport modes (bicycle, public transport).
Geco air thus encourages users to behave in an "eco-responsible" manner to help reduce pollutants
The gains are real: by optimizing users' driving style, their vehicle's emissions can be halved!
At the Futur en Seine 2014 European Digital Festival, IFPEN had previously launched the GECO eco-driving app, which enables users to reduce their fuel consumption via improved driving techniques. Since then, 24,000 users have traveled more than 500,000 km using the application. By giving users the opportunity to evaluate and reduce their pollutant emissions, Geco "air" supplements the action initiated by IFPEN in the field of connected services with GECO.
A first: the application's calculation algorithm is used to calculate nitrogen oxide, fine particle, carbon monoxide and CO2 emissions for each journey.
With Geco air, IFPEN capitalizes on its scientific expertise in the field of pollutant and powertrain modeling
Gilles Corde, "Software and Associated Services for Transport" Program Manager
Philippe Degeilh, Research Engineer
Olivier Lepreux, Research Engineer
Guillaume Sabiron, Research Engineer
Laurent Thibault, Geco air Project Manager
Luc Voise, Research Engineer
will present the new app at the Pollutec Trade Fair.
By using Geco air you can help improve the environment and health, and contribute to a better understanding of atmospheric pollution on a local level by generating useful research data.
> Download GECO air on the Apple Store (soon available on GooglePlay)
About IFPEN :
IFP Energies nouvelles (IFPEN) is a major research and training player in the fields of energy, transport and the environment. From research to industry, technological innovation is central to all its activities, hinged around three strategic priorities: sustainable mobility, new energies and responsible oil and gas.
Phone : +33 (0)1 47 52 62 07