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Watch live vehicle footage of UK’s premier eco-driving event

As this year’s MPG Marathon gets underway, followers can chart competitors’ progress in real-time and even see live data feeds with the help of technology provided by telematics service provider Crystal Ball.

2016 MPG Marathon

Competitors are based at the Heythrop Park Resort in Oxfordshire and will need to plan their own routes to four different venues

Featuring a wide selection of cars, vans and, for the first time ever, motor bikes, the two-day event – which is sponsored by ALD Automotive and RAC Business as well as Crystal Ball –  aims to showcase the benefits of fuel-efficient, economical driving, while at the same time providing a shop window into some of the most innovative, eco-friendly and diverse vehicles and telematics technology available on the market.

Vehicles taking part in the competition are fitted with the latest SmartCam product from Crystal Ball, providing key journey data including real-time locations, current speeds and route history – all available on the thempgmarathon.co.uk/crystal-ball website.

A number of the vehicles have also been fitted with SmartCam vehicle cameras to provide 10-second bursts of footage that will also be available to view through the website.

Competitors in the annual MPG Marathon event are based at Heythrop Park Resort in Oxfordshire and tasked with planning their own routes to four different venues across the heart of the country, including the iconic Silverstone racing circuit in Northamptonshire, home to the British Grand Prix on day two.

Their aim is to achieve the highest possible MPG figure for their vehicle of choice, with prizes being awarded for those that achieve not just the best overall MPG figure, but also the most significant improvement over the manufacturer’s quoted figure.

For more information and to check out the live tracking and footage, visit: http://thempgmarathon.co.uk/crystal-ball

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Katie Beck

Katie joined Fleet World in 2012 as an editorial intern, following the completion of an English and American Literature BA from the University of East Anglia. She accepted a full-time position as an editorial assistant at the end of the internship period, and was promoted to the role of features editor in 2014. She works across the magazine and website portfolio, and administrates the social media channels.