Friday that it would provide an Eco Drive Indicator light on Japanese-market automatic transmission vehicles starting in October. The Eco Drive Indicator light ups when the driver is operating the car in a fuel-efficient manner. The dashboard-based Eco Drive light signals the driver when accelerator use, engine and transmission efficiency and speed and rate of acceleration are inline with ecologically sound driving techniques, Toyota says, and the company claims an increase in
of about four percent.
Toyota says the Eco Drive Indicator fits into the company's three-way approach to "to truly contribute to the realization of sustainable mobility" that includes vehicles, traffic environment and people. It's kind of like your own personal XATANET.
[Source: Toyota via Hybrid Cars]