The “Green Car Technology Award” credits significant technology that helps in creating and developing the new generation of low-emission and alternative fuel vehicles. Other innovations considered for the accolade include advanced drivetrain parts and onboard technologies that aid in reducing gasoline use or decreasing the impact on the environment. To be eligible for the award, the technology has to be in use by a car currently in production and available for purchase.
The award-winning ECO Assist system aids drivers in developing practices that increase fuel economy and efficiency by monitoring the speedometer for responses to green driving behaviors. Gas-saving habits such as steady acceleration and braking cause the meter to light up green. Behaviors that are not reaching their gas-saving potential make the meter light up in blue-green. Practices that eat up excessive fuel, like rough starts and stops, make the meter light up in blue. By paying attention to the color-coded indicators, drivers can gauge their eco-driving habits and adjust behaviors accordingly.
Honda’s ECO Assist system not only benefits the environment, but it also helps drivers save money. The technology is appealing to many because it is a fun system for drivers to participate in, as the satisfaction evoked by making the indicator glow green is quite rewarding.
Besides creating the ECO Assist system, Honda continuously tries to further innovations in fuel efficiency and hybrid technology, which has made them a leader for manufacturing America’s most eco-friendly vehicles for years.
For more information about the ECO Assist system or the vehicles available with this feature, contact Fisher Honda (http://www.fisherhonda.com/