Aug 7, 2008
Proper calculation as far as the right amount of fuel to allow cars to accelerate is known to be a problem these days. Especially with the rising cost of fuel, wise driving starts from realizing our faults in driving our cars. There is no perfect driver, only wiser ones. While some love speed, it also means using up fuel the unconventional way.
Nissan for its part, has developed a keen contraption that can help drivers improve their manner of driving and fuel consumption. With this indicator in tow, people who are having trouble as far as maintaining the proper efficiency level of fuel consumption may finally get a break.
The technology involved is simple – when the ECO Pedal is on, the system calculates a threshold of accelerator pedal travel depending on the prevailing driving conditions. A counter push-back control system is activated when the pedal is depressed beyond the threshold level and along with a eco-driving indicator in the instrument cluster, informs the driver of his driving behaviour.