For the 3rd time Lysanda was partner of the 2012 Global Drive Me Challenge. Lysanda, a developer and supplier of automotive high quality solutions which provides driver behaviour, fuel savings and reduced CO2 emission benefits.
The company, based in UK and Benelux, offers a wide range of products that deliver a fully hosted solution of which the reported data includes fuel usage, CO2 and vehicle health (prognosis & diagnosis) which is readily transferable to Lysanda’s configurable portal, as well as to in-vehicle telematics, PNDs and Smartphones.
Lysanda equipped the 20 brand new competing Volkswagen Crafter vehicles with Eco-Log Lite technology in order to take track of the saved and wasted fuel. This information was of fundamental importance to evaluate the drivers’ performance in terms of ecodriving.
The elements that concurred in the best final result were gentle braking, gentle acceleration, maximum time spent coasting and minimum engine load used.
The Danish team composed of Denis Jakobsen and Frank Jørgensen was the first to complete the 28 laps, but the challenge was not only about speed. The factor that counted the most was ecodriving (50%), followed by road safety (25%) and customer experience (25%). The team that consumed less fuel was the second classified Greece with Vasilios Panoutsakopoulos and Kostas Adamopoulos. However, the French team on the whole scored better, placing first. Italy reached the 3rd position.
The fuel efficiency of each team was determined by using the E-factor: Recorded Time x Fuel Consumption.
The Eco-Log Lite technology also kept track of the average speed (35.84 km/h), the average fuel consumption (8.87/100km) and the average CO2 emission (236gr/km).
The results show that also this year the teams performed extremely well, even though there is still room for further improvement.