Lightfoot works by connecting to each vehicle’s computer and using live engine data to provide visual and audible feedback in real-time.
The device is fitted to the dashboard, where it delivers ‘nudge psychology’ based coaching for drivers whilst they’re on the road, helping them to make small adjustments as they drive that lead to a smoother, more efficient driving style overall.
These gradual, sustained improvements to the way fleet vehicles are driven can have a big impact, as Lucion Services have discovered during the last year of using Lightfoot. Improving engine performance and changing driver behaviour are two key factors when it comes to decarbonising a
fleet, and Lucion’s drivers have come a long way on their environmental mission since the devices were installed.
By adopting a more economical driving style, Lucion have drastically improved the performance of their vehicles and reduced their carbon footprint. In the last 12 months, the fleet has saved an incredible £14,000 in fuel, resulting in 31.5 fewer tonnes of CO2 being released. A decrease in idle time has played a big part in this, with Lucion’s drivers reducing the time that was spent with their vehicles idling (engine running but not moving) by as much as 10%.
Based on these great results and their predicted company growth, Lucion Services estimate that over a five-year period of using Lightfoot, they’ll prevent almost 1000 tonnes of CO2 from entering the Earth’s atmosphere. This is equivalent to the carbon absorbed in one year by over a thousand acres of forest.