What Are GasBuddy Drives (formerly Trips)?

  

 

Drives is a new way to save, with GasBuddy.  It is designed to help you keep track of your driving habits, and make small suggestions on how to save more on fuel.

To access the Drives section of the app, MY CAR, at the bottom of the app, then tap Drives.  From there, tap TURN DRIVES ON.

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Each drive can be selected individually, to show more detail such as time spent, and any hard brake, accelerations, or speeding that may have adversely affected your fuel efficiency on a given drive.

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GasBuddy is able to detect speeding, braking, and acceleration through a combination of geo-coordinates, gyroscope, and accelerometer information that your phone already tracks.

Note: A drive is detected after approximately 2 minutes of constant motion, and stops detecting after approximately 2 minutes of stillness, to accommodate things like traffic lights, which may cause you to stop for a while, but not be the end of your drive.

Can a Drive be deleted?

Yes.  To do this, tap the individual drive in the list, then tap Delete This Drive, at the bottom of the page.

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I don't like saving money on fuel! How do I turn it off?

GasBuddy Drive can be turned off at any time, in a number of spots:

  • Tap the button on the Drives page marked TURN DRIVES OFF
  • Tap the settings icon in the top, right-hand corner of the Drives page, then tap TURN DRIVES OFF
  • In the general app Settings (outside of the Drives page), tap Location Usage, then toggle Trips off