At the 2008 Los Angeles Auto Show, Honda showed off itís latest innovation. The Honda Insight Concept, featuring the Eco Assist dashboard system, provides drivers with updated information regarding their fuel consumption. The color-changing speedometer, the ďeconomy scoring functionĒ and other dashboard features hopes to make the hybrid experience more fun and rewarding, like a video game.
The entire system can be activated or deactivated by the push of a button, green with ECON written across it to make sure everyone knows it isnít the one that opens the trunk. When activated, the system also changes the CVT transmissionís mode, computers adjust the air-conditioning, the engine stops idling sooner and regenerative braking capabilities are increased. With this new innovation, Honda joins the competition with Ford for control of the environmentally-aware-driver market.
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