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Honda Study Finds 10% Fuel Economy Improvement With Eco-Assist
In brief: The Honda Insight hybrid includes a dashboard readout called Eco-Assist that helps drivers improve their eco-driving. After studying the program in action, Honda concludes a 10-20% improvement in fuel economy.
The Eco-Assist display is part of the Insight's dashboard display, using symbols and colors to show the driver how eco-friendly their driving habits are and to alert to gas-guzzling behavior such as over-braking or aggressive acceleration.
After 300 drives (each) with various drivers, the Honda R&D department has shown that drivers improved fuel economy by an average of 10% and some up to 20%.
The results come from over 1.7 million data points taken from about 5,000 Insights last year.
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With this data, Honda plans to move forward to refine the Eco Assist display. Toyota, Ford, and others have similar dashboard systems they have been working on.
Photo credits: Honda
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