While car manufacturers have engine start-stop function to minimise fuel consumption of a car, BMW has came up with BMW ECO PRO screensaver which act as an auto start-stop function for your computer! So cool!
In a car, the engine will be turned off when the car is in a standstill condition, and the engine will be kicked start when the accelerator pedal is pressed. In similar fashion, the ECO PRO screensaver uses a webcam to detect the presence of the computer user. If the webcam couldn’t detect the user for 10 seconds (the user left the computer), the screensaver will automatically turn off the screen. The screen will then be on again once it detected the presence of a user.
According to BMW, if this software is installed in every computer sold in this year, it can help the world to reduce its CO2 emission by 50000 kilos and save over 50 million US dollars in energy consumption! Looks like a small software can contribute greatly to the environment too!
To play a part in saving the environment, you can download the BMW ECO PRO screensaver software here. Now, who says you cannot afford a BMW? (At least you own its screensaver!)