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Official: Fuel Economy Coach wins efficiency prize in DOE’s Apps for Vehicles Challenge

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Don’t tell anyone who’s focused on reducing distracted driving, but the US Department of Energy (DOE) recently held a Fuel Efficiency Innovation apps contest. So, while the winner might not do much for keeping eyes away from smartphones while driving, it might save some gas.

This week, the DOE announced winners of its Apps for Vehicles Challenge, which was geared to get developers to create apps that might improve safety, fuel economy and driving comfort. Launched last October, the contest generated almost 40 entries, with the judges’ prize going to the Dash app, the popular choice going to MyCarma and Green Button Gamer winning the safety innovation prize.

For those focused on cutting gas use, though, Fuel Economy Coach won the fuel efficiency innovation award. The app provides “real time feedback and driver coaching” that is supposed to help drivers cruise more efficiently – provided that a hands-free device is used, of course. Check out the DOE’s press release below.

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