Driving a motor vehicle …
Make it a goal to accelerate ONLY as much as needed to get through the next ’stage’ … the next ’stop’ sign, or traffic signal, etc. without having to use the brakes any more than necessary (if at all) – accelerate only as much as necessary to allow gravity (and friction) to bring the car/vehicle to a stop, ‘naturally’.
This is what I’ve been doing since I began driving over 20 years ago. It seemed a sensible thing to do. Recently, it has become popular under the term of ‘hyper-miling’.
In fact, make it a point to minimize the ‘use’ or ‘touch’ any of the controls – accelerator; brakes; steering.
And, drive the ’smoothest’ path. Avoiding as many bumps, holes, etc. as possible, will impose the least wear on the suspension (and steering, for that matter), and minimize creaks in chassis/body.
Make a game of it.
[Most cyclists, especially serious commuter cyclists, know and do this intuitively.]
The challenge of ‘doing the same (or more) with less’ – achieving Maximum result from minimal input - with respect to driving a motor vehicle, is a way of attaining a true ‘mastery’ of driving.
Moreover, it is a way of developing the mindset and habits of ‘optimization/utilization maximization’ that is critical is all aspects of life. This is a biomimetic approach to mobility, and a basis for understanding Ecological Economics. This is what business should be striving for in all processes.
This is all about ‘minimizing waste’ in the process of achieving maximum results. This is a precondition of any true sustainability and the basis of a thriving society.