GILBERT as Transport Accountant
Based on the information GILBERT gathers, he goes to work as a transport accountant, costing the users’ movement in an incredibly detailed manner. This estimation not only includes obvious items like the per-km-costs of fuel use by speed and gradient, but also often overlooked items such as the yearly insurance costs or the value of one own’s travel time. Even the annual depreciation rate of the car is included.
As a result, GILBERT provides a cost overview that is far more detailed than anything that could be glanced from a generic fuel economy value such as city, highway, or combined. Computing trip costs is complex, including air temperature and density, road friction, gearing losses, driver and fuel weight and much more. Our technology includes some hard physics equations.
Thus, GILBERT provides its users for the first time ever with full cost transparency and long-term travel efficiency feedback regarding their choice of transport mode, route, and time of travel. As a result, the user becomes fully mindful of their transport behaviour. This feat is achieved regardless of whether the main mode of transport is an automobile, a taxi, the underground, a bus, a bicycle, or walking. In this fashion, the user can make decisions, that are more rational and thus more economical.