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Monday, April 14, 2008

I had to put gas in the Prius last night

by folkbum

I mean, really. The indignity!

But seriously: How hard would it be to put a display in every car like the one the Prius has, where you can get a real-time monitor of your mileage? Driving almost becomes like a game--how high can you keep the bar all time? Can I drive better in these next five minutes to beat the MPG of my last five minutes?

I wonder what kind of fuel economy would result from everyone's having a better handle on their consumption habits?

(Further questions abound: For example, how about a useful real-time monitor of your home energy usage? Seems like that ought to be standard, too.)

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