Gas Trip Calculator
- You save your vehicle information on your profile(ie. MPG on freeway and city, gas tank size) with the ability to save multiple vehicles.
- You tell Waze how much gas you have such as 1/2 tank or to stop at a gas station to fill up(newer cars could enter the miles to empty information from their vehicle) and calculate from there and it would let you know which gas stations you would need to stop at to get the cheapest refills on your trip and the fewest stops necessary.
- This would help save time and money.
- Since Waze already has gas prices being reported it could calculate the gas cost of your trip.
- You have a setting for cheapest gas cost route and quickest route. Cheapest gas cost might have you stop even at a half tank or so to save you a few dollars where the gas is cheaper while quickest route would have you stop the fewest times necessary.
- The app would calculate and show both options side by side with the gas cost and then you would pick which one you want.
- It could keep a running total of how much money it has saved you on gas compared to using the quickest route option and you can use that information to get more people to use the app, such as "The average Waze user saved over" + ("$15/month" or "$10/refill" or "your own clever wording") + "using the Smart Gas Shopper option."
- You could even tell it what fast food restaurant you prefer to eat at and a time and it would calculate that into your trip too, maybe that would be a different option, most likely, agreed.
Joseph Kent Craig commented
For road trips, calculate the average gas fill up time into your trip. Say you are going from Phoenix to Dallas. Theoretically, you need to stop 5 times for gas. (this will vary alot depending on your gas mileage) and the average stop takes 15 minutes. That tacks on more than an hour for your trip. It would give people a more realistic idea of long road trips.
You could also pick food options for stops. Fast Food vs Sit Down. Take average visit times (drive through, vs sit down) and calculate that as well.