Honda’s innovative and interactive ECO Assist™ fuel-efficiency coaching record has been named to Green Car Journal’s Top 10 Green Car Technology List for 2013. Short for “Ecological Drive Assist System”, Honda’s ECO Assist™ is accessible on some of a many renouned Honda models, including a 2013 Civic, CR-V and Accord.
Honda’s ECO Assist™ record can assistance drivers rise pushing habits that raise fuel potency by watching a speedometer background’s response to pushing practices. Fuel-saving behaviors like well-spoken acceleration and braking make a scale heat green. Less fuel-efficient pushing habits will means a scale heat blue-green, while assertive starts and stops that devour additional fuel means a scale to heat blue. In offer to a ECO Assist™ technology, drivers can also rivet a green, dash-mounted “ECON” symbol to offer optimize control of a transmission, engine and other powertrain elements to assistance preserve additional fuel.
“Honda grown a motorist superintendence and motorist feedback functions of ECO Assist to assistance drivers urge their fuel economy, and in turn, to also advantage a environment,” pronounced Art St. Cyr, clamp boss of product formulation and logistics during American Honda. “The visible inlet of a record is dictated to assistance drivers urge their fit pushing skills by creation it a some-more fun and rewarding experience.”
On Honda hybrid and choice fuel models, a fuel potency scoring duty located in a gauge-cluster’s Multi-Information Display (MID) provides offer feedback about cumulative, long-term pushing style. The MID also allows drivers to perspective fuel economy total for a past 3 trips, as good as immediate and normal fuel economy statistics. The scoring duty encourages drivers to take an seductiveness in building fuel fit pushing habits over a prolonged tenure and rewards their efforts with flourishing foliage.
The Green Car Technology Award™ honors critical enabling record assisting to emanate a new epoch of fuel-efficient, alternative-fuel, or low-emission vehicles. Technologies deliberate for a endowment operation from modernized powerplants and drivetrain components to on-board systems that work toward augmenting efficiencies, shortening petroleum use or improving environmental impact. Qualifying technologies contingency be in use by car models now on a marketplace today.
“Honda’s ECO Assist complement was comparison as a Green Car Technology Award finalist for a inherited ability to assistance drivers raise their fuel efficiency,” pronounced Ron Cogan, editor and publisher of a Green Car Journal and www.CarsOfChange.com. “In an epoch of increasing final on environmental opening from consumers and supervision alike, we wanted to prominence a innovative technologies like ECO Assist™ that make their implausible achievements possible.”
Honda Environmental Leadership
In offer to a ECO Assist™ system, Honda is committed to offer advancements in fuel efficiency, with a concentration on a extended focus of technologies such as VTEC™ and Variable Cylinder Management™ (VCM™), and a stretched focus of Honda hybrid technology. In Oct 2011, Honda debuted a new lineup of modernized gasoline engines regulating new ‘Earth Dreams’ powertrain technology, that will offer as a foundational record to allege a fuel potency of Honda and Acura vehicles. Honda has also led a Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) rankings of altogether car environmental opening given 2000, and a Honda car has surfaced a list of America’s greenest vehicles from a America Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) for 15 uninterrupted years.
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