a fair and balanced birdthing (raaven) wrote,
a fair and balanced birdthing

No, no, no! Turn RIGHT!

Okay, so this is oldish news, but still cool:

Fuel Conservation No Idle Matter at UPS
Jun 14, 2006

You wouldn't think of something as benign as avoiding a left-hand turn could conserve fuel, but Atlanta-based United Parcel Service (UPS) swears by it. In fact, the parcel carrier has technology in its systems that help map this out routes that minimize the number of left turns the driver has to make. According to spokesperson Steve Holmes, avoiding left turns at intersections reduces idling which in turn lowers fuel consumption. "It seems small, but when you multiply it across 88,0000 vehicles making nearly 15 million deliveries every day during the course of a year, it adds up."
(click on text for full article)

Also: The 12 Greenest Vehicles of 2007, and the 12 LEAST Green
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