With the cost of living increasing significantly in the UK, a lot of people are now actively looking at ways in which they can cut back on costs and reduce their monthly expenditure, particularly when it comes to utilities and fuel.
With this in mind, the new Karai by Drive Key smartphone app offers motorists a way to help reduce their fuel usage and carbon footprint by up to 25 per cent. Karai by Drive Key is currently the only app that is able to track vehicle carbon emissions in real-time, using its technology to give users real-world, eco-driving scores as well as advice, helping them to use less fuel, and better still, it costs absolutely nothing to use, as the app is free to download.
The Karai by Drive Key app works by using data gathering and location tracking, giving motorists tips on how to drive more economically, that results in an overall eco-driving score. Motorists are then able to monitor their score as they would a fitness app, for example, adjusting their driving habits accordingly, and ultimately saving money through driving more efficiently. Needless to say, the smoother your driving, the more carbon emissions and fuel you will save, and the better your score will be. Rated out of 100, you can use the app to see where to make improvements and in turn save money.
The savings can be substantial, with many users able to reduce their fuel usage and carbon emissions by up to 25 per cent simply by using the app.
Karai uses location tracking and DVLA data to provide the best possible information on carbon emissions monitoring, much like using Google Maps or any other mobile-based satellite navigation systems. It is also intuitive and totally secure.
Chief Executive Officer of Drive Key Corporation, Calin Saftoiu, commented:
“With the fuel and energy crisis showing no signs of slowing down, we are excited to be able to help motorists save money and do something good for the environment at the same time. Our primary aim is to help facilitate the reduction of tailpipe emissions, and by adopting better driving habits, drivers who use Karai can decrease their carbon footprint by up to 25 per cent whilst simultaneously saving money as they’re using less fuel in the process.”
Karai is also working on a way to measure the wheel-to-wheel impact of vehicles including electric cars and offering to carbon offset your EV.
Simon Burrell is Editor of Our Man Behind The Wheel, a member of The Guild of Motoring Writers, professional photographer and former saloon car racing driver.
Photographs courtesy of Karai