THE STOP-START INDEX

RESEARCH ON IDLING TIME REVEALED THAT CITY^ DRIVERS AROUND THE WORLD ARE SPENDING ON AVERAGE UP TO A THIRD OF THEIR JOURNEY IDLING^^.

MAGNATEC STOP-START Index

Click on the Green, Red and Amber tabs to find out how many stops ans starts drivers make around the world.

GREEN

Moderate level of stop-start driving, as drivers are experiencing less than 8,000 stop-starts per year. 
Recommend drivers to take necessary precautions against stop-start engine wear.

CITIES AND REGIONS

STOP-STARTS PER CAR PER YEAR

IDLING TIME** (% OF TRAVEL TIME)

AUSTRALIA

Brisbane
6.960
18.21

BELGIUM

Antwerp
7.080
NA

CZECH REPUBLC

Brno
7.320
NA

DENMARK

Copenhagen
7.440
NA

FINLAND

Helsinki
Tampere
7.920
6.240
NA
NA

PORTUGAL

Porto
7.200
NA

SLOVAKIA

Bratislava
Kosice
6.840
7.440
NA
NA

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

Abu Dhabi
6.840
NA

NETHERLANDS

Rotterdam
6.360
NA

AMBER

Heavy level of stop-start driving, as drivers are experiencing 8,000 stop-starts or more per year. 
Drivers should take actions to protect against stop-start engine wear.

CITIES AND REGIONS

STOP-STARTS PER CAR PER YEAR

IDLING TIME** (% OF TRAVEL TIME)

AUSTRALIA

Melbourne
Sydney
8.880
13.440
23,1
26,27

DENMARK

Aarhus
10.920
NA

AUSTRIA

VIENNA
Graz
15.840
10.320
NA
NA

BELGIUM

Brussels
11.520
NA

BRAZIL

Rio de Janeiro
Porto Alegre
16.920
16.920
25,52
26,2

CANADA

Toronto
Vancouver
8.760
12.840
NA
NA

CZECH REPUBLIC

Prague
10.800
NA

FRANCE

Lyon
Paris
11.280
18.000
NA
NA

GERMANY

Hamburg
Berlin
11.160
16.560
NA
NA

HUNGARY

Budapest
Debrecen
13.920
12.960
NA
NA

MALAYSIA

Kuala Lumpur
12.000
NA

MEXICO

Monterrey
13.800
22,22

NEW ZEALAND

Auckland
Wellington
9.480
9.720
NA
NA

NORWAY

Oslo
Bergen
11.280
11.040
NA
NA

POLAND

Krakow
Warsaw
14.160
16.680
NA
NA

PORTUGAL

Lisbon
10.560
NA

SINGAPORE

Singapore
15.000
NA

SOUTH AFRICA

Cape Town
Johannesburg
9.000
9.960
NA
NA

SWEDEN

Stockholm
Gothenburg
14.160
8.040
NA
NA

SWITZERLAND

Geneva
Zurich
14.760
15.690
NA
NA

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

Dubai
10.800
NA

UNITED STATES

Los Angeles
New York
9.360
16.320
19,41
28,62

RED

Severe level of stop-start driving, as drivers are experiencing 18,000 stop-starts or more per year. 
Drivers should take actions to protect against stop-start engine wear.

CITIES AND REGIONS

STOP-STARTS PER CAR PER YEAR

IDLING TIME** (% OF TRAVEL TIME)

ARGENTINA

Buenos Aires
23,760
NA

BRAZIL

Belo Horizonte
Curitiba
Salvador
Sao Paulo
19.200
19.800
20.400
22.920
27,18
28,63
22,91
31,35

CHINA

Beijing
Shanghai
21.600
23.040
27,44
33,09

GREECE

Thessaloniki
Athens
18.240
19.920
NA
NA

HONG KONG

Hong Kong
20.880
NA

INDONESIA

Surabaya
Jakarta
29.880
33.240
23,12
27,22

ITALY

Milan
Rome
23.640
28.680
NA
NA

MALAYSIA

Johor Bahru
21.240
NA

MEXICO

Guadalajara
Mexico City
21.240
30.840
33,24
32,55

NETHERLANDS

Amsterdam
23.040
NA

RUSSIA

Moscow
Saint Petersburg
28.680
29.040
31,57
35,84

SPAIN

Barcelona
Madrid
Cordoba
20.520
22.560
18.480
NA
NA
NA

TAIWAN

Taipei
Kaohsiunga
20.520
20.880
NA
NA

THAILAND

Phuket
Bangkok
20.400
27.480
31,96
36,07

TURKEY

Ankara
Istanbul
18.240
32.520
24,69
28,88

UNITED KINGDOM

London
Manchester
21.480
23.160
28,58
31,54

WHAT HAS CHANGED WITH TODAY’S DRIVING?

More people live in cities than ever before, and increasingly busy driving became a feature of life. On every single trip we make, we encounter situations on the road that make us stop, wait, and start again. Research shows that even a normal driver makes as many as 18000 stop-starts per year. Stop-start driving means more accelerations and decelerations, but also extended periods of idling, when loads on some critical engine parts are at their highest. That’s why stop-start driving can create microscopic wear of your critical engine parts.

WHAT IS CASTROL MAGNATEC STOP-START INDEX?

The 2014 Castrol MAGNATEC STOP-START Index examined traffic conditions in 78 key cities and regions around the globe, including China, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America and South America. The index helps us to understand more about the city driving patterns and gives implications of stop start on your engine.

HOW IS CASTROL MAGNATEC STOP-START INDEX CALCULATED?

The Castrol MAGNATEC STOP-START Index uses data shared anonymously on an opt-in basis of TomTom navigation users around the world. With millions of TomTom GPS navigation devices already in use, and growing every day, the historical traffic information collected in this way gives valuable insight into the traffic situation on the road network throughout the day.

Using a specially devised algorithm, we are able to calculate the number of stops and starts encountered during a trip. By applying this calculation to thousands of users and journeys, we can accurately measure the stop-start average per kilometre within defined city limits. By simply multiplying this number by the average distance driven per year, we get the final Castrol MAGNATEC STOP-START Index.

ABOUT TOMTOM

TomTom (TOM2) is the only partner that Castrol has been working with to develop the Castrol MAGNATEC STOP-START Index.

TomTom designs and develops innovative products that make it easy for people to keep moving towards their goals, and is best known for being a global leader in navigation and mapping products. Founded in 1991 and headquartered in Amsterdam, TomTom has 4,000 employees worldwide and sell their products in over 37 countries.

PRODUCTS

To keep your engine protected in busy traffic conditions select the right oil from the Castrol MAGNATEC STOP-START range.
*versus industry limit in the OM646LA engine test.
**Twenty eight percent of idling means that 28% of the travel time of an average driver is spent in idling mode.
^City: The circular shape focused on inner city build-up areas, by avoiding the inclusion of outer city motorway systems, wherever possible.
^^Research on idling time was conducted for 26 out of 78 cities in the 2014 Castrol MAGNATEC STOP-START Index.