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MAGNATEC STOP-START INDEX

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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 6960 18.21
BELGIUM Antwerp 7080 NA
CZECH REPUBLIC Brno 7320 NA
DENMARK Copenhagen 7440 NA
FINLAND

Helsinki

Tampere

7920

6240

NA

NA

NETHERLANDS Rotterdam 6360 NA
PORTUGAL Porto 7200 NA
SLOVAKIA

Bratislava

Kosice

6840

7440

NA

NA

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES Abu Dhabi 6840 NA
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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  8880 23.1
  Sydney 13440 26.27
AUSTRIA Vienna 15840 NA
  Graz 10320 NA
BELGIUM Brussels 11520 NA
BRAZIL

Rio de Janeiro

Porto Alegre

16920

16920

25.52

26.2

CANADA

Toronto

Vancouver

8760

12840

NA

NA

CZECH REPUBLIC Prague 10800 NA
DENMARK Aarhus 10920 NA
FRANCE

Lyon

Paris

11280

18000

NA

NA

GERMANY

Hamburg

Berlin

11160

16560

NA

NA

HUNGARY

Budapest

Debrecen

13920

12960

NA

NA

MALAYSIA Kuala Lumpur 12000 NA
MEXICO Monterrey 13800 22.22
NEW ZEALAND

Auckland

Wellington

9480

9720

NA

NA

NORWAY

Oslo

Bergen

11280

11040

NA

NA

POLAND

Krakow

Warsaw

11280

16680

NA
PORTUGAL Lisbon 10560 NA
SINGAPORE Singapore 15000 NA
SOUTH AFRICA

Cape town

Johannesburg

9000

9960

NA
SWEDEN

Stockholm

Gothenburg

14160

8040

NA

NA

SWITZERLAND

Geneva

Zurich

14760

15960

NA

NA

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES Dubai 10800 NA
UNITED STATES

Los Angeles

New York

9360

16320

19.41

28.62

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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 23760 NA
BRAZIL

Belo Horizonte

Curitiba

Salvador

Sao Paulo

19200

19800

20400

22920

27.18

28.63

22.91

31.35

 CHINA

Beijing

Shanghai

21600

23040

27.44

33.09

GREECE

Thessaloniki

Athens

18240

19920

NA

NA

HONG KONG Hong Kong 20880 NA
INDONESIA

Surabaya

Jakarta

29880

33240

23.12

27.22

ITALY

Milan

Rome

23640

28680

NA

NA

MALAYSIA Johor Bahru 21240 NA
MEXICO

Guadalajara

Mexico City

24840

30840

33.24

32.55

NETHERLANDS Amsterdam 23040 NA
RUSSIA

Moscow

Saint Petersburg

28680

29040

31.57

35.84

SPAIN

Barcelona

Madrid

Cordoba

20520

22560

18480

NA

NA

NA

TAIWAN

Taipei

Kaohsiung

20640

20880

NA

NA

THAILAND

Phuket

Bangkok

20400

27480

31.96

36.07

TURKEY

Ankara

Istanbul

23640

28680

24.69

28.88

UNITED KINGDOM

London

Manchester

21480

23160

28.58

31.54

* Twenty eight percent of idling means that 28% of the travel time of an average driver is spent in idling mode.

 

IN 2014, NEW RESEARCH ON IDLING TIME REVEALED THAT CITY** DRIVERS AROUND THE WORLD ARE SPENDING ON AVERAGE UP TO A THIRD OF THEIR JOURNEY IDLING***

**City: The circular shape focused on inner city build-up areas, by avoiding the inclusion of outer city motorway systems, wherever possible.
***New research on idling time was conducted for 26 out of 78 cities in the 2014 Castrol MAGNATEC STOP-START Index.

 

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.