Jason Moore and Tai Stillwater, two researchers at the UC Davis Institute of Transportation Studies, have developed a neat little smartphone app that monitors fuel economy as you drive. They have already been awarded $2,000 in phase one of the White House Apps for Vehicles Challenge and are in the running for $34,000 in phase two. Vote for Drive5 here and help them to their goal!
I also got round to trying out the Rondo app produced by UC Davis startup Dysonics. Based on decades of work by Professor Ralph Algazi, Rondo adds the sensation of space to the sound — as if you are hearing the music in a concert hall, or a small room. You can also literally turn your back on the performer and notice the difference. Follow Rondo on Twitter at @rondotheapp.