enviroCar & Citizen ScienceUse enviroCar to investigate the impact your driving has on environmental factors, such as fuel consumption, CO2, or noise emissions. Compare your driving statistics with friends and compete to become the most efficient driver while reducing your car’s running costs! Share your data with the enviroCar citizen science community and collaborate with others to investigate questions such as:
- What are the spatial characteristics of fuel consumption in your city?
- How can traffic planning be optimized to effectively reduce emissions?
- What can we learn from average speed maps?
enviroCar counts on YOU! Join the community and help make our world a little smarter.
The enviroCar Platform
enviroCar is an open platform for Citizen Science projects in the field of sustainable mobility. Citizens, scientists, traffic planners and industry collect and analyze car data and share their findings.
It’s simple, it’s easy, it’s fun - it’s open source! Access the car’s sensors with your Android smartphone and a Bluetooth OBD-II adapter. The free enviroCar app provides information about your car and your driving characteristics. By uploading the data to the enviroCar server you agree to publish it as anonymized open data. As a scientist or traffic expert, you access the data easily via the enviroCar website and use it to answer questions in the field of mobility and environment. Use ArcGIS online to tell the community about your projects and to share your ideas, insights and conclusions with people all over the world.
OBD II Adapter
enviroCar uses standard Bluetooth OBD-II adapters, such as the Drivedeck Sport. Plug in the OBD-II adapter, connect it with your Android smartphone using Bluetooth, start the enviroCar app and off you go collecting data for a new track!
The enviroCar app
The app talks to the onboard computer, records your route (track) and automatically gives you information about speed and revolutions per minute and calculates additional information, such as fuel consumption, estimated fuel cost and CO2 emissions.