Contact: Tom Kanewske
Guarantees police fleet cost savings with engine calibration software
SANFORD, Fla. – Automotive engine software maker Derive Systems announces its participation in the annual Police Fleet Expo, set for August 20-21 in Milwaukee, Wisc.
At the conference, Derive will showcase its Derive Efficiency software designed specifically for improving the power and performance – and guaranteed cost savings – for police department vehicles. The software will calibrate a patrol car’s engine, lowering vehicle idle levels by up to 30 percent and reducing carbon footprint by up to 16 percent.
“Right now police fleets not using our software are using 6 percent to 12 percent more fuel than they should, losing thousands of dollars per year in fuel,” says Tom Kanewske, Derive’s Senior Director of Business Development. “Derive prides itself on the fact that when using our software, police are able to save additional funds from engine calibrations and invest those dollars elsewhere.
“As a result of Derive Efficiency programming, we have seen an increase in our fuel mileage, and in some cases, as much as three miles per gallon,” says Longwood, Fla. Police Chief Tom Jackson. “Derive was very effective in enhancing the fuel efficiency of my agency’s patrol cars without affecting their performance.”
“Our goal at Police Fleet Expo is to introduce law enforcement professionals to our simple solution for reducing fleet costs,” Kanewske added. “Police departments across the country that implemented Derive Efficiency are seeing immediate and concrete benefits – and these results are quickly understood up the chain of command.”
Compared to other alternative fuel solutions, Derive’s innovative technology has the greatest value, delivering a quick return in fuel savings for less than $400. Taken in combination with their simple 10 minute software install process, the Derive product is a true stand-out.
Derive Systems will be at booth #670. Executives will be available to walk attendees through a customized savings calculator onsite to get an instant estimate on fuel savings.
For more information on Derive Efficiency, call 866.688.3048 or visit: www.derivesystems.com.
- Derive Efficiency powertrain calibration has been shown to save up to 30 percent on fuel.
- A typical metro police department spends several million dollars on fuel each year – e.g. Washington D.C. patrol cars burned $3.7 million in gas in 2011.[i]
- City police cars idle about 25 percent of the time during a shift.[ii], and up to 85 percent of the time their engines are running[iii].
- Every two minutes of idling burns enough gas to drive a mile[iv].
About Derive Systems
Since 2003, Derive Systems has been producing engine fuel savings software that saves both public and private fleets millions of dollars. Derive shifts the responsibility for improved fleet performance from the driver to the vehicle. Its Derive Efficiency software makes changes to a vehicle’s powertrain calibration allowing it to idle at a lower RPM, meaning less fuel consumption, lower cost and a smaller carbon footprint. More than 50,000 vehicles are on the road using Derive Efficiency including fleets from Pepsi, Sears, ARS Rescue Rooter and many law enforcement agencies and government municipalities. Learn more by watching the video on how Derive helped one city save 40,000 gallons of fuel below or visit: www.derivesystems.com.
[ii] “Analysis of Police Officer Vehicle Time.” BC Centre for Social Responsibility and University of the Fraser Valley Centre for Public Safety & Criminal Justice Research