Honda Canada considering cutting safety equipment to improve mileage
The quickest way for Honda to do this without redesigning the car is to remove equipment, including parts like anti-lock brakes, and extra airbags. Honda Canada VP Jim Miller told a University of Windsor marketing class that removing safety equipment was an undesirable outcome, but it may be necessary in order to meet the fuel consumption thresholds. This is an issue that many carmakers will be facing in coming years and suppliers are continuously working to redesign their hardware and shave ounces of mass wherever possible.
[Source: Ottawa Citizen]
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